Delicious Paleo Recipes for Every Meal
Paleo Banana Pancakes
Oh, yes we did! Make pancakes that fit Paleo guidelines, that is. This fluffy banana pancake recipe swaps in almond flour, almond milk, and coconut oil for pancakes that are just as good as mom used to make. File this recipe away alongside other Paleo breakfast recipes that make a great addition to brunch!
Lemony Tuna Salad
When you need a quick meal that's also perfectly Paleo, we've got you covered. This tuna salad calls for only a handful of ingredients and can be prepped in 20 minutes or less. That makes it a great weeknight dinner or a totable Paleo lunch recipe!
Shrimp Salad with Lime Dressing
Grilled shrimp skewers complement fresh avocado, tomato, and onion in this flavorful salad. The dish clocks in at fewer than 300 calories but still manages to pack in 22 grams of protein. The next time you're planning a cookout, include this Paleo grill recipe on the menu!
Consider these cassava tortillas your Paleo blank canvas. They're made with cassava flour (a root vegetable popular in South America) instead of wheat flour, so they fit Paleo diet guidelines. Use them for delicious Paleo tacos, make a wrap for lunch, or bring them to the breakfast table to wrap up burritos.
It's OK to go nuts for this coconutty granola—it's totally Paleo! A mix of almonds, pecans, raw cashews, raw pumpkin seeds, and unsweetened raw chip coconut combine for a yummy breakfast or snack. Served with almond milk (or another dairy-free option), this Paleo breakfast recipe could make a tasty replacement for cereal.
Veggie Noodles with Cashew-Cilantro Pesto
Reach for this recipe the next time you're craving Paleo comfort food. Fresh veggies are peeled into long, noodle-like ribbons and tossed with a creamy cashew-cilantro pesto sauce. You just might be able to fool yourself into thinking it's pasta. Top with shrimp, pork, or chicken for a healthy Paleo lunch.
Cassava Pumpkin Muffins
Make sure you add this Paleo muffin recipe to your fall baking list. Like a Paleo bread recipe, it takes a few clever swaps to keep the ingredients within the diet guidelines—cassava flour for wheat flour and maple syrup instead of sugar are the biggest helpers. Keep these muffins on hand to grab for a quick snack or snag one on your way out the door for an on-the-go Paleo breakfast.
Turkey Meatballs with Fiery Tunisian Sauce
These meatballs, draped in a hot and spicy Tunisian sauce, are yummier than plain Jane ground turkey recipes. If you're not a fan of fiery food, you can also try these meatballs topped with pesto. For an upgraded version of spaghetti and meatballs, serve this Paleo recipe with your favorite veggie noodles.
Tropical Fruit Smoothie Bowls
Smoothie bowls are a nutrition-packed start to your day. Plus they're completely customizable, so you get to pick all of your favorite toppings to change up this Paleo breakfast recipe every time you make it.
Warm Brussels Sprouts with Chicken
This warm Brussels sprouts salad is packed with a whopping 41 grams of filling protein per serving. Chicken breast, bacon, and toasted walnuts star in this hearty meal. Now that's a Paleo dinner recipe we can get behind!
Spicy Shrimp Fried Cauliflower "Rice"
Craving carbs? This fried "rice" recipe is Paleo-approved because it uses fresh cauliflower as a healthy swap for your usual rice. Toss all your fried rice favorites into this easy dinner recipe. We're talking shrimp, napa cabbage, shredded carrots, and spicy crushed red pepper. We love making this quick 30-minute recipe for dinner and taking the leftovers to work the next day for a Paleo lunch.
Chocolate Bark and Dipped Fruit
This Paleo dessert recipe is a two-for-one recipe. Both use 100 percent cacao unsweetened chocolate as the base. If you're craving something fruity, dip dried apple slices or pieces of fresh fruit in unsweetened chocolate to snack on. Or, if you want a treat that's more like a traditional chocolate square, spread the melted chocolate into a bark and sprinkle with nuts and/or dried fruit.
Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips
Yay—a snack you can feel good about! This four-ingredient recipe has all the flavor of salt and vinegar potato chips but none of the guilt. Keep this simple recipe in mind the next time you're brainstorming new Paleo snack ideas.
Coconut-Crusted Pork Tenderloin
Delicious tropical flavor shines through in this crusted pork tenderloin recipe. A combo of coconut, mango, and red sweet pepper will send your taste buds on vacation. The trick to getting a crispy coating on this Paleo pork recipe is a mix of shredded coconut and chopped macadamia nuts.
Turkey Burgers with Grilled Pear Slaw
This is definitely one of our favorite Paleo turkey recipes. Juicy turkey burgers pair perfectly with a red cabbage and pear slaw. Wrapping your burger in lettuce leaves instead of a bun avoids grains and ensures that the rich flavors shine through.
Butternut Burrito Bowls
Take a break from riced veggies and instead use spiralized butternut squash to make up the bulk of these burrito bowls. This Paleo recipe is a little light to serve as a main dish for dinner, but sweet peppers and avocado, along with the butternut squash, make a tasty base for you to build your bowl on. To make it hearty enough for a Paleo dinner recipe, add your favorite protein like Paleo chicken or ground beef.
DIY Cashew Milk
Grocery store cashew milk often comes with a long list of ingredients—and it can be hard to figure out which ones are Paleo. Instead, DIY your own cashew milk with two simple ingredients: raw cashews and water. Then you'll know exactly what you're pouring over your Paleo cereal or drinking alongside dinner.
Banana Ice Cream
Three-ingredient Paleo ice cream? Sign us up. This sweet treat calls for frozen bananas, unsweetened coconut milk, and vanilla. Plus it takes only 10 minutes, which means you'll be scooping in next to no time. We recommend serving this Paleo dessert with a few extra banana slices on the side.
Frizzled Eggs over Garlic Steak and Mushroom Hash
Don't let the frizzled egg on top fool you—this hearty garlic steak recipe makes a delish Paleo dinner. We're not completely ruling out including this recipe at our next Paleo brunch, either. No matter what time of day you choose to serve it, there's no doubt that this tender steak, mushroom hash, and crisp-cooked eggs make a great meal.
This smoothie takes a little extra prep—you need to soak the dates in almond milk overnight—but the extra time is worth it once you take a sip. Add a tablespoon of honey if you have a sweet tooth. Once the ingredients are ready to blend, this smoothie makes a great quick Paleo breakfast.
Delicata Squash Salad with Pork Medallions
Get your veggie fix with this Paleo squash salad. Lean pork tenderloin cranks up the protein count, while delicata squash, shallots, and baby spinach keep things fresh. Plus there are crumbles of crispy, delicious bacon on top!
Coconut-Coffee Ice Cream with Cinnamon-Almond Crunch
This nondairy ice cream channels the same creamy texture as regular ice cream. A cinnamon-almond-crunch topping gives this dreamy dessert a boost of texture and flavor. This Paleo ice cream recipe is a delicious indulgence whenever you're craving something sweet.
Mini Turkey Meat Loaves with Walnut-Parsley Gremolata
This Paleo turkey meat loaf is easy and quick. Smaller portions mean less time in the oven; once the loaves are ready, everyone can enjoy their own mini serving. Make a big batch and surprise your crowd with a unique Paleo Thanksgiving meal.
Pan-Roasted Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Apples
Paleo recipes are often simple and to the point—and this pan-roasted chicken is no exception. You need only five ingredients to create this flavorful meal. It's one of our favorite Paleo chicken recipes because of its simplicity and great taste.
Roasted Cauliflower with Cranberries
Cranberries aren't just for Thanksgiving and Christmas. This stunning roasted cauliflower dish proves the tart berry can be enjoyed year-round. Serve as a salad, Paleo side dish, or a light lunch with your favorite protein.
Healthy Two-Ingredient Pancakes
Your morning routine just got easier. These two-ingredient pancakes are here to save the day—and allow you more time to wake up. Just combine a banana and two eggs to mix up the batter for this Paleo breakfast recipe.
The key to this flavorful Paleo pork roast is the marinade. For a zesty flavor infusion, let the pork rest in a mix of lime, cilantro, olive oil, garlic, chili powder, onion powder, kosher salt, and cayenne pepper. Grill 25 to 30 minutes, then enjoy with your favorite Paleo guacamole.
Salmon and Spinach Salad with Flaxseed Dressing
No more sad salads. Step up your leafy-green game with this spinach and salmon salad. A flavorful flaxseed dressing rounds out this healthy Paleo dinner recipe.
DIY Almond Milk
Going dairy-free has never been easier. Soaked almonds, plus a bit of kosher salt, honey, and vanilla, blend into smooth and creamy almond milk. Use this Paleo recipe instead of buying a carton at the store so you know exactly what ingredients go into your glass.
Fish and Veggie Packets
Cut down on the time it takes to make dinner tonight and cook your veggie side and fish fillets at the same time. Arrange fish, veggies, and seasonings on a square of parchment paper, then fold up and bake (yes, that's it!). Since this Paleo dinner recipe cooks right inside the parchment packets, all the juices stay inside, too, making a more flavorful meal—and a lot less cleanup.
Sweet Beets and Greens Smoothies
This gorgeous smoothie has a few secrets: You'd never be able to tell that it's hiding nutrient-rich beets and Swiss chard. Blueberries, strawberries, pomegranate juice, and honey make this Paleo smoothie recipe sweet.
Paleo Spicy Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce
This spicy poached egg dish is perfect for a weekend brunch. Not only is it Paleo, but it's also a safe option for gluten-free and vegetarian friends. It makes a tasty breakfast-for-dinner recipe, too, if you're looking for a simple weeknight meal.
Moroccan Chicken and Peppers
A mix of spices gives basic boneless chicken thighs Moroccan flavor. Serve with harissa paste—a mix of hot peppers, spices, and seasonings. Be sure to check the label before buying to make sure all the ingredients in your paste are Paleo-friendly.