Paleo/Primal Dinner Ideas

Roasted chicken is one of the meals I make the most frequently. It is so easy and delicious. Salt the chicken front and back, then bake at 375 degrees for about 1.5 hours. Save the carcass for bone broth.

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How nice of her to pose for me!

Below are some other ideas to whet your appetite and spark your imagination in coming up with food options that are definitely tasty and not boring.

Stir Fries – Beef, chicken, or pork cut into small pieces, cooked then added to vegetables such as carrots, celery, bok choy, spinach, onion, broccoli, zucchini, which have been sautéed. Serve over cooked cauliflower rice (Trader Joes has cauliflower rice in the frozen section) or cooked *shiritake noodles.

*Shiritake noodles are made out of yam flour and have only 1 gram of carbs. They don’t have much flavor, so they need to have a sauce or topping, but they have a nice mouth feel for those who miss pasta. They are also a great pre-biotic, feeding the good intestinal bacteria.

Bowls – One dish meals like chicken curry with vegetables served on a bed of cauli-rice or shiritake noodles; or for a refreshing summer supper a scoop of tuna or chicken salad, some avocado, blueberries or strawberries, maybe some cold leftover cooked vegetables, or handful of olives served together.

Stews or Soups – Can be cooking all day in the crock pot. Many possibilities with different meats, vegetables, herbs and seasonings

Plates-A protein, at least 1-2 vegetables or side green salad (with a couple of topping such as cherry tomatoes, green onion, avocado, black olives, etc.); some good fat, herbs & spices, and occasionally sweet potatoes, quinoa, or wild rice

Think roasted chicken – whole or pieces, crock pot roast, grilled meat, grass-fed hot dogs (Applegates), baked pork chops, meatloaf made with almond meal instead of breadcrumbs; served with steamed zucchini, sautéed asparagus, roasted beets and carrots or brussel sprouts, butternut squash, eggplant, broccoli, etc.

Entrée Salad: See the recent post under lunch ideas

Mexican:

Fajitas with seasoned meat, onions, green/yellow/red bell peppers, guacamole, salsa, cheese if tolerated (skip the tortillas, beans, rice, etc.)

Taco Bar with seasoned ground, shredded, or cut up beef, turkey, chicken, or pork; and lettuce, with toppings such as tomatoes, avocado, onions, black olives, cilantro. Can serve as a salad or large lettuce leaves.

Italian:

“Spaghetti”- Meatballs or ground beef in marinara sauce served over spaghetti squash, or zucchini noodles, or kelp noodles, or shiritake noodles.

For Recipes:

Check out these websites for help with recipes:
http://nomnompaleo.com/
http://drhyman.com/blog/category/recipes/
https://www.drkellyann.com/paleo-recipes/
http://www.marksdailyapple.com/recipes-home/

It is so easy to get in a rut, yet so needless with all of the options available. I hope you branch out a bit, and even share new go-to’s.

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