Going Caveman: Paleo Recipes for Tastebuds That Work

Five Easy Paleo Recipes that Taste Great

It seems that, in the discussion of food, it is now impossible to avoid the Paleo diet. More than a trend, the Paleo way of eating has proven itself as one to stick around. Maybe it is a desire to achieve a healthier state. Maybe it is our desire to engage a more primal nature within ourselves. Maybe it’s just those hilarious Geico cavemen commercials. Homemade foods that are protein rich will give you energy to crush your day and all the challenges it presents you.

Such a diet is relatively easy to adhere to—below are five easy recipes to get you started. In instances where exact measurements aren’t given, season to taste!

Bacon Egg Cups

Great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, these bacon egg cups are an easy meal for one or 100—and, they can be reheated for up to a week!

Ingredients

Coconut oil for greasing pan

Bacon

Eggs

Onions

Peppers

Jalapeno

Coconut milk

Smoked paprika

Salt/pepper

 

Directions

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Lightly grease muffin pan with coconut oil
  3. Line each muffin cup with one strip of bacon
  4. Bake as is for five minutes
  5. Sautee onions, peppers, jalapenos
  6. Place about one tablespoon of veggies in each muffin cup
  7. Mix eggs, salt/pepper/smoked paprika together
  8. Fill bacon muffin cups to rim with egg mixture
  9. Bake for 15 minutes and enjoy!

 

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

A great addition to any meal, these cauliflower steaks are an innovative and tasty way to serve cauliflower to even the pickiest of eaters, while placing an emphasis on cooking light.

Ingredients

1 head of cauliflower

Olive oil

Grape tomatoes

Kalamata olives

Red onion

Basil

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Peel the leaves from the head of cauliflower and cut into slabs
  3. Drizzle with olive oil, salt, pepper
  4. Bake until cauliflower turns  golden brown—flip, and repeat
  5. Top with mixture of olive oil, olives, tomatoes, basil, onion
  6. Serve and enjoy!

BLT Lettuce Wraps

A slightly modern take on an old favorite, this Paleo-friendly (and incredibly easy) recipe is sure to make your mouth water!

Ingredients

Bacon

Tomato

Mayonnaise

Iceberg lettuce

Fresh pepper

Directions

  1. Rip large, outside lettuce leaves for the wrap
  2. Dice up additional lettuce, tomato
  3. Lightly coat with mayonnaise and fresh pepper
  4. Place in large lettuce leaves
  5. Add bacon, either whole or crumbled
  6. Nom away!

Balsamic Chicken

A nice accompaniment to something like roasted cauliflower steaks, this balsamic chicken is easy to make and makes a great Paleo meal to serve to guests both Paleo and not.

Ingredients

Chicken

Onion

Garlic

Shallot

Thyme

Sea salt

2 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar

Olive oil

Directions

  1. For about five minutes, sauté the onion, garlic, and shallot in olive oil
  2. Cut chicken, sauté in olive oil until done (about eight minutes)
  3. Turn off stove and mix together onion, garlic, shallot, chicken. Add salt, thyme, balsamic vinegar.
  4. Serve with vegetables of your choosing

Instant Strawberry Ice-cream

Going Paleo doesn’t mean you’ve got to give up all forms of ice-cream! This simple recipe will be a favorite, no doubt about it.

Ingredients

1 lb frozen strawberries

14 oz coconut milk

¼ teaspoon liquid stevia

½ tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

  1. Pour everything into a food processor until the strawberries are ground up
  2. Eat!
  3. Store leftovers in the freezer, but take out 20 minutes before you next eat it. The low sugar content makes it freeze into a solid block!