If you’re new to the paleo diet, you might wonder what the fuss is all about. Paleo is all about going caveman in your dietary habits. It’s a way to eat based on how our paleolithic ancestors did during the Stone Age. This means that one is only allowed to eat meat from grass fed […]
After an exhausting day of work, the last thing anyone wants is to start scrounging for something to cook and eat. Often, you find out that you need some condiment or meat, which then means having to run out to the store for some quick grocery shopping. This is how people give up on the paleo […]
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and whether you believe that or not, you’ll likely still agree that it’s best to have a good one! Paleo breakfasts can be tricky, because we’re brought up on carb, sugar, and dairy packed morning meals, like cereal, yoghurt, and toast.
But these paleo breakfast recipes prove that you don’t need grains or dairy to eat well in the morning. And you don’t need refined sugar to enjoy breakfast either! Below you’ll find plenty of sweet morning treats, as well as savoury, that will set you up well for the day ahead.
Pasta is such a staple part of the average Western diet that it’s not always easy to find replacements. Standard gluten-free pasta tends to be made from corn and rice so aren’t paleo friendly. Cheese is even harder to recreate, due to its unique taste and texture.
Combining those two elements to make a paleo lasagna might sound near impossible…and yet, it’s not! We’ve scoured our favorite paleo recipe sites for the tastiest, healthiest, and most authentic paleo lasagna recipes. That means that they’re all gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free. It also means that they’re all packed with vegetables and tasty goodness!
Are you missing mayonnaise since going paleo? We get it. It’s one of those fridge staples that you don’t even think of until you go to use it, check the ingredients, and are immediately disappointed. Because guess what…it’s full of the bad stuff. There’s often soy bean oil, sugar, sweeteners, preservatives, and more. All of these are non-paleo, and some have a good chance of being GMOs. So it’s a mayonnaise-free diet for you. Or is it? If you’re a paleo eater, you’re probably pretty used to making your own breads, fries, sauces, and whatever else. So why not mayo?
Many people believe that in order to make a salad tasty, they must load it with cheese, croutons, and heavy dressings. But that’s just not the case. If the ingredients are fresh and delicious to begin with, little or no dressings are needed. And when they are? Paleo dressings are simple to make, and free from dairy and refined sugars. A great salad consists of a variety of different textures – crunchy, crisp, and soft.
Hummus is one of the all-time greats. When you’re in need of a snack or a light lunch (or just something to eat off a spoon…), sometimes only hummus will do. But just because you’re a paleo eater, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on eating this delicious stuff! Whatever the texture or flavor, there is a paleo hummus recipe to suit every craving. And with the ideas we have for you here, you’ll be your own hummus-making machine in no time! Eat with raw chopped carrots or broccoli, or with sweet potato or vegetable chips. It also makes for a great sour cream substitute for a salad. Here are our favorites from around the web.
Cereal is such a convenient breakfast option but traditional cereals that aren’t loaded with sugar, gluten, and additives are few and far between. Store-bought granolas are no different, usually containing plenty of refined sugar, plus oats and other grains.
But really, why bother hunting high and low for a paleo granola that will cost you a small fortune, when it’s so simple to make? There are literally hundreds of recipes to choose from, many with different flavors and different types of ingredients to suit your tastes. Most are a case of a little chopping and measuring, and throwing in the oven for 20 minutes or so.
Sometimes you just need a quick mid-morning or mid-afternoon energy boost. Something to get you through the gap between meals. And being a paleo eater, you want that something to be, well, paleo. So chocolate bars and sandwiches and chips are out.
Appetizers and party food are usually full of non-paleo ingredients like cheese, gluten, and sugar. Well, not these appetizers! We’ve picked the best the web has to offer in paleo appetizer recipes so that your next big dinner can really wow your guests, without breaking your paleo diet.