More often than not and no matter what type of diet we follow, we tend to get stuck in the same type of food and types of meals. And we all know that no variety in the food you eat, probably means that you are not getting all the nutrients for your body to feel energized and healthy. Luckily, we can adjust our diets with simple and easy recipes with ingredients we have! Please, read on for our 10 easy and simple paleo diet recipes for all meals. Hope you enjoy them!
1. Oven Baked Eggs with Brussels Sprouts and Onions
This paleo diet recipe is great for reliving those leftovers stored there at the back of the fridge. Maybe there are a couple of cooked Brussels sprouts or leftover broccoli florets, cubed butternut squash, or sweet potatoes that you'd love bringing back to life with this easy and simple recipe.
1 yellow onion, sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
4 cups Brussels sprouts, halved
2 cloves of garlic, pressed or minced
1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
1 tablespoon rosemary
½ tablespoon fennel seeds
½ tablespoon smoked paprika
Black pepper, to taste
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place the sliced onions on a baking sheet and drizzle with one tablespoon of the olive oil. Toss and roast for 10-15 minutes.
Spread the Brussels sprouts into the pan with the onions. Add another tablespoon of olive oil and top with the garlic, herbs and spices. Put back into the oven for 20 more minutes, turning from time to tome or until the sprouts are soft and slightly golden.
Make four wells in the veggies with a spatula. Crack the eggs into the wells and bake for another 8 minutes, or until the eggs are set taste.
Serve hot, garnished with extra herbs and black pepper to taste, as well.
2. Crunchy Pumpkin Spice Granola
Store granola is not that bad, but if you can prepare your own granola at home is much better! This easy and simple recipe is a healthy blend of nuts, coconut flakes, and flax meal doused in a sweet pumpkin mixture and baked until crunchy!
1 cup raw unsalted almonds
1 cup raw unsalted pecans
1 cup raw unsalted cashews
1 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
2 tablespoons flax meal
3 ½ tablespoons pumpkin spice
3 tablespoons coconut oil
¼ cup raw honey
¼ cup almond butter
⅓ cup pumpkin puree
1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
Apple slices, for serving
Coconut milk, for serving
Preheat the oven to 325° and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Put all the the almonds, pecans, and cashews into a food processor and pulse until roughly chopped.
Add the chopped nuts to a medium bowl and mix in the shredded coconut, flax meal, and pumpkin spice.
Warm the coconut oil, honey, almond butter, pumpkin puree, and vanilla over low heat and whisk until well combined.
Pour the wet mixture over the nuts, then stir until evenly covered. Spread evenly in the prepared baking sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes, then flip the granola and bake for another 10 minutes.
Serve it cool with coconut milk and apple slices.
3. Crispy Pumpkin Spice Waffles
To prepare this delicious paleo diet and gluten-free recipe, we use almond flour and arrowroot flour instead of refined flour. There are many options online, but these two work very well. You could probably also opt for dairy-free coconut milk for its thick texture and naturally sweet flavor, but any plant-based milk is good, too. This works perfectly for all meals!
1 ¾ cups almond flour
½ cup arrowroot flour
½ tablespoon baking soda
1 ½ tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
¾ cup pumpkin puree
¼ cup coconut milk
3 tbsp melted coconut oil, plus more for greasing
1 ½ tablespoon pure vanilla extract
Toasted pecans and banana slices for serving (optional)
Plug in and pre heat the waffle maker.
Combine the almond flour, arrowroot flour, baking soda, baking powder, and pumpkin spice In a medium bowl.
In large bowl, whisk together the eggs, pumpkin puree, coconut milk, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture to the eggs and milk and mix until just fully incorporated.
Slightly oil the waffle maker with coconut oil. Make your waffles as regularly, you will get approximately 3 or 4 waffles out of thee quantities.
Serve your pumpkin waffles garnished with toasted pecans and banana slices if you wish.
Paleo diet recipes for lunch
4. Blueberry and Roasted Beet Salad
This amazingly delicious paleo diet recipe proves that salads are also a nutritional powerhouse! Packed with antioxidants that support your brain and digestive health, you have to try this at home! It works for all meals!
3 lb beets, peeled and quartered
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
½ onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons fennel seeds
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 ½ tsp lemon juice
1 ½ tsp whole-grain mustard
1 tsp garlic clove
½ tsp raw honey
½ cup blueberries
¼ cup pistachios, raw and unsalted
For garnish: thinly sliced chicory or radish, microgreens, and alike.
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Preheat the oven to 425°F.
Set the beet quarters in a baking pan and toss with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Cover with foil and roast for about 10 minutes.
Remove the foil, add the onions and continue to roast, uncovered, for another 20 minutes or until the beets are tender.
For the dressing: First, toast the fennel seeds in a dry skillet until fragrant, then grind them in a spice grinder. In a food processor, add the fennel seeds and the apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, honey and remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Blend until very smooth.
To serve, slice the beets into wedges, and place in a large bowl. Add the dressing and toss to combine. Once the beets are coated, spread over the blueberries, pistachios, and garnish with the radish or chicory slices and microgreens. Grind some fresh pepper on top, and enjoy!
5. Carrot Coconut Lemongrass Soup
Try this easy and simple recipe for a carrot lemongrass soup for all meals. Serve it cold if it’s not soup weather quite yet! One of the most delicious paleo diet recipes you will try for carrot soup!
3 large carrots, roughly chopped
1 onion, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, pressed
½ inch piece of ginger, finely chopped
3 stalks lemongrass, outer trim removed, finely chopped
1 ½ cups coconut milk
3 kaffir lime leaves or juice from 1/2 a lime
1 large zucchini, roughly chopped
Fresh cilantro, for serving
Place the carrots, onion, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, coconut milk, and Kaffir lime leaves in a pot. in case you're using lime juice, set aside for a while . Add enough water to cover all the ingredients, bring to boiling, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 20 minutes.
Add the zucchini, the liquid should be just covering the vegetables so if necessary add more water. Continue simmering for another 15 minutes.
When the vegetables are tender, remove from the heat and let cool. Add the lime juice and blend all the ingredients for a creamy consistency.
Serve hot or chilled, garnished with freshly chopped cilantro.
6. Roasted Cauliflower and Arugula Salad
This is an excellent anti-inflammatory salad to be used in all meals! Easy and simple recipe for you try more paleo diet recipes at home.
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 tablespoon turmeric powder
2 tablespoons cumin powder
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 large cauliflower head, cut into florets
½ cup sliced almonds
2 cups fresh arugula
4 Medjool dates, chopped (get them at organic stores)
half red onion, sliced thin
Preheat the oven to 425°F.
In a bowl, mix a tablespoon of the olive oil with the spices
In a medium bowl, toss the cauliflower florets with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Pour the spice mixture over the top and toss again to evenly coat. Spread the spiced cauliflower florets in a baking sheet and roast for 20 or 30 minutes, or until you see they get golden brown. Remove from the oven and set aside.
Set the sliced almonds in a dry skillet and toast over medium heat, stirring constantly, for about 3 or 5 minutes. Then, set aside.
Put the roasted cauliflower in a large bowl and add the arugula, dates, red onions and toasted almonds. Finish the salad with the remaining tablespoon of olive oil over the top, toss, and season to taste with more black pepper.
Do you have a busy lifestyle? Always in a rush? That shouldn't be a problem for you to keep it paleo! These smoothies, nut mixes, chocolate treats, and more make for great snacks on the run!
7. Homemade Paleo Trail Mix
You can actually save money if you buy nuts and seeds in large quantities, and portion them out into on-the-go mixes. 100% paleo approved ingredients for your own snacks!
1 cup unsalted raw almonds
1 cup unsalted raw pecans
1 cup unsalted cashews
⅓ cup unsalted raw pumpkin seeds
⅓ cup unsweetened dried cranberries or golden raisins
¼ cup cacao nibs or 99-percent cacao chocolate chips
Add all ingredients together in to a container with a lid. Shake gently to mix.
Store in the fridge for up to one month. Enjoy fresh anytime!
8. Lemon Rosemary Beet Chips
Craving something crunchy, but sick of kale chips? Try beet chips! The natural sweetness of beets plays well with savory rosemary and lemon zest, for an irresistible (and easy) snack.
2 bunches of beets
2 tbsp avocado oil
1 lemon, zested
4 rosemary springs, chopped
Preheat the oven 375°F.
Wash and scrub the beets well before slicing them as thin as possible. Add them to a bowl with the avocado oil, lemon zest, and rosemary and toss well to combine.
Spread evenly the beets in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes; then flip and cook for another 15 minutes. Watch closely because they can easily burn!
Let your beet chips cool before serving. Enjoy!
9. Sweet Potato & Kale Egg Muffins
These tasty egg cups are packed with energy and proteins to boost the start your day. They're stuffed with sweet potatoes, kale, and turkey bacon, but you can remove the bacon for a veggie option.
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 strips of low-sodium turkey bacon, uncured
2 small sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
¼ cup onions, diced
1 or 2 cups kale, coarsely chopped. Please, remove the stems.
Black pepper, to taste.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Brush with olive oil a 12-count muffin pan with silicone liners. Set aside.
In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon in 1 tablespoon of the olive oil until crispy. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate, then chop or crumble.
Use the remaining tablespoon of olive oil to stir the sweet potatoes and onions in the skillet for about 2 or 3 minutes, add the kale and stir for 2 minutes or until it starts to wilt. Remove from heat, then divide between each of the muffin tins.
In a bowl or measuring cup, beat the eggs and black pepper. Pour evenly over the sweet potato-kale mixture, filling to the top of each cup.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown and set. Enjoy them warm! They are ideal for all meals
10. Paleo Apple And Pomegranate Lemonade
There’s really nothing complicated about it and the results are a delicious and nutritious treat to satisfy your craving without sacrificing your health.
½ cup pomegranate seeds
1 chopped apple
2 cups chopped rhubarb, leaves removed
1 lemon, juice
2 cups water
Put the ingredients into a blender
Blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Hopefully, these 10 paleo diet recipes for all meals serve your needs and taste; they are fantastic for Paleo devotees of all ages, but they'll be enjoyed no matter how you choose to eat. If you are looking for new ideas for meal plans, please check Vegan Diet for Athletes: Best Products for High Performance