Are you currently going by paleo diet principles? Well, you've come to the right place then. You better start ditching sandwiches, baguettes, and carbs and start finding some new alternatives to your paleo diet dinner recipes! Don't get me wrong, sandwiches are great and very nutritious.... just not for every meal. As with any diet, we need variety in the type of food we eat. So, here we are to serve some 7 super easy paleo diet recipes for a delicious dinner. Hope you enjoy them!
Starting and staying on track with any diet or changes in our diet is not easy when there is no variety among your food. This list below of 7 super easy paleo diet recipes for dinner is all about making your meals even better than what they are already. Load them up with new flavors, new ingredients and new ways to cook your paleo diet recipes for an extra yummy and nutritious dinner.
What are Paleo Diets?
Okay, first things first...let's recap on some very important aspects of paleo diets. The term "Paleo" comes from Paleolithic, aka Stone Age, a prehistoric period in our time in which humans were hunters and gatherers and consequently moved a lot in pursuit of food and shelter.
A diet based on paleo diet principles proposes meals prepared with the types of foods presumed to have been eaten by early humans: the hunters, the cavemen, the wanderers.And it's not only about the ingredients, it's also about how to cook them so that we can get the best out of their nutrients.
As we always say, if you are thinking about going paleo with your diet, please consult your doctor first. Now, let's check these easy and simple recipes below!
7 Super easy Paleo Diet Recipes for a Delicious Dinner
It usually happens that we get stuck in our food habits because we live busy, super crazy and fast lives and we don't "have the time" to cook ourselves a proper meal. With these very easy and simple recipes you can spice up your paleo diet recipes for dinner almost effortlessly!
1. Roasted Chicken with Carrots Recipe
This is a very simple simple paleo diet recipe for dinner with only seven ingredients and little cleanup.
Ingredients /4 servings
4 chicken thighs
1 head of garlic
1½ pounds carrots, peeled and trimmed
1 large onion, peeled and cut into eighths
4 tablespoons olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary (the secret to all this!)
Preheat the oven to 425°F.
On a greased baking sheet, arrange the carrots and onion in a single layer .
Slice the top off a head of garlic; discard it and place the full head of garlic on the tray along with the carrots and onions.
Drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil over the vegetables;this is the moment to spice the recipe up and season with the rosemary, salt and pepper.
Put the chicken thighs on top of the veggies. Rub each thigh with some olive oil, add salt and pepper.
Roast for 15 to 20 minutes in the oven or until the chicken skin is golden and the carrots are tender.
Serve the chicken thighs on one side and the veggies next to it. Enjoy!
2. Waffle Iron Sweet Potato Hash Browns Recipe
There are some days in which we just feel like having some frugal dinner go to bed... but frugal doesn't mean not nutritious, especially in paleo diets meals. These waffles are delicious for breakfast, brunch, dinner and whenever! They taste great!
Ingredients / 6 servings
2 medium peeled sweet potatoes,
1 medium peeled russet potato,
3 tablespoons butter, melted
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Preheat your waffle iron and spray the interior with nonstick spray.
Grate the potatoes and then put them in a large bowl.Add the butter and mix until you get a smooth mixture. Season generously with salt and pepper.
Divide the mixture into 6 even parts. Throw one portion onto the heated waffle iron and then spread it toward the edge to form an even layer. Close the waffle iron and cook on high heat until golden and crisp (about 5 minutes, depending on your device)
Do the same with the remaining potato mixture. Serve immediately with any keto food of your choice (with a side of eggs it makes teh perfect combination).
Alfredo sauce is a classic and it tastes delicious. So let us bring here a keto Alfredo Sauce recipe that you'll love! The sauce stars roasted garlic and nutritional yeast which is a perfect way to solve a paleo diet recipe for dinner. It goes great with pasta!
5-6 cups cauliflower florets / 1 large cauliflower head
5 roasted garlic heads
1/2 cup reserved cooking water from cooking the cauliflower
1/4 cup nutritional yeast ( this is optional but recommended)
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, too)
salt and black pepper to taste
Put the cauliflower florets in a large pot over medium-high heat and cover with water. Once it boils, low it down to medium and cook for another 6-8 minutes, or until fork tender. Drain the florets and place them in a blender.
Add roasted garlic, the smoked paprika and nutritional yeast and blend. Then add some reserved cooking liquid, and continue to blend until smooth.
You will have to add water until you reach the right sauce consistency.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds, or until fragrant. At this point you can add asparagus or any vegetables of your choice to combine with the sauce. Exquisite!
4. Portobello Mushroom "Tacos" Recipe
Portobello mushrooms and harrisa marinade are the stars of this delicious dish for you to try new paleo diet recipes for dinner! This recipe might take more ingredients but it'll be ready in no more than 20 minutes. Easy and simple recipes, that's the idea!
> For the Portobello Mushrooms
1 pound Portobello mushrooms
1/4 cup spicy harissa, or use a mild harissa if you don't want it too spicy (you can get this spice at organic stores)
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon onion powder
6 collard green leaves
> For the Guacamole
2 medium ripe avocados
2 tablespoons chopped tomatoes
2 tablespoons chopped red onion
1or 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
salt, to taste
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
> Optional Toppings
Remove the stem of the Portobello mushrooms, rinse them with the smallest amount of water and dry.
Mix the harrisa, 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, cumin, and onion powder in a bowl. Brush each mushroom with the harissa marinade, making sure to cover the edges of the mushroom as well. Let mushroom soak up in the mixture for 15 minutes.
For the guacamole: Scoop out the flesh of the avocados, then mash them and mix in chopped tomatoes, red onion, lemon (or lime) juice, salt, and cilantro. Set aside.
Rinse collard greens. Chop off the tough stems and set aside.
When the mushrooms are done marinating, put the remaining olive oil in a skillet or pan over medium-high heat. Place the Portobello mushrooms in the pan and cook for 3 minutes. Flip over and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. Each side should be browned, you'll notice.
Turn off the heat and let the mushrooms rest for 2 to 3 minutes before slicing.
Take a collard green leaf and fill it with a few slices of the Portobello shrooms. Add guacamole, chopped tomatoes, cashew cream, and cilantro to your liking. This is just delicious!
5. Vegan Sticky Sesame Chickpeas Recipe
You'll have a proper a super nutritious paleo diet recipe for dinner done in 15 minutes.
2 cans chickpeas
3 or 4 large cloves garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
1.5 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
⅓ cup low sodium tamari or soy sauce
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
½ tablespoon ground ginger or fresh grated ginger
1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
4 tablespoons low sodium vegetable broth water
½ tsp red pepper flakes (optional for extra spice)
Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Set aside.
Mince the garlic and add to a sauté pan with olive oil. Slice it as thin as possible! You're gonna love the texture
Cook for a few minutes or until the garlic is very fragrant.
In a small bowl combine the arrowroot powder and 2 tablespoons of the vegetable broth. Mix until no clumps are seen. Set aside.
Add in the low sodium soy sauce, sesame oil,maple syrup, rice vinegar, ginger, and the remaining vegetable broth to the sauté pan with the garlic and mix altogether.
Add in the arrowroot mixture and stir.
When bubbles start to form, add in the chickpeas and stir until they are well coated.
Cook on low heat about 5 minutes or until the sauce becomes thick and sticky.
Remove from the heat and let sit to allow the chickpeas to absorb all of the flavor.
A good idea is to serve this with steamed broccoli, quinoa, or just a pot rice and enjoy!
6. Paleo Enchiladas Suizas Recipe
The rotisserie chicken will be our little secret, here! Easy and delicious paleo diet recipe for dinner!
For the chicken:
3 cups shredded chicken (it could be rotisserie chicken, my fav)
1 tablespoon paprika
1/2 tablespoon black pepper
1/2 tablespoon cumin
1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
1/2 cup salsa verde (you buy it like this at any specialized food store)
For the enchiladas:
12 grain free tortillas
1 jar of Siete "Spicy Blanco" Cashew cheese ((you buy it like this at any specialized food store)
3/4 cup Salsa Verde
2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro (optional for serving)
Finely diced red onion (optional for serving, but recommended)
Preheat your oven to 375 and lightly grease a medium baking tray.
In a large bowl, mix the shredded chicken, paprika, black pepper, cumin, dried oregano and salsa verde. Toss the chicken until is gully covered with the mixture.
To soften up the tortillas and make them easier to roll, place themon a plate and heat in microwave for 15 seconds.
Add a small amount of chicken to one end of the tortilla. Gently roll the tortilla and place it seam side down into the prepared baking dish. Do the same with the remaining tortillas.
In a small bowl, combine 3/4 cup salsa verde and the cashew cheese. Pour the queso mixture over the enchiladas and using a rubber spatula, spread until the tortillas are fully coated.
Cover the baking dish with foil, being careful that it is not touching the enchiladas. Bake for 25 minutes or until the enchiladas are hot and bubbly.
Remove the foil and serve with cilantro and red onion!
7. Ketogenic Baked Eggs and Zoodles with Avocado Recipe
Ketogenic means that the meal is full of keto food rich in nutrients. Please check, one of the simplest, easiest, and most delicious keto diet recipes for dinner!
Ingredients /2 servings
3 zucchini (spiralize the slices to get "noodles")
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 large eggs
Red-pepper flakes, for garnishing
Fresh basil, for garnishing
2 avocados, halved and thinly sliced
Preheat the oven to 350 and lightly grease a baking tray with nonstick spray.
In a large bowl, toss the zucchini noodles and olive oil to mix them well. Season with salt and pepper, to taste Divide this into 4 even parts, then transfer to the baking sheet/tray and shape each part into a nest.
Gently crack an egg into the center of each nest. Bake until the eggs are set, that should be around 9 to 11 minutes. Season with salt and pepper; garnish with red-pepper flakes and basil. Serve alongside the avocado slices and enjoy!
So in case you’ve decided to give Paleo (aka “the caveman diet”) a go, that's great and hopefully these super delicious keto diet recipes for dinners will help you a lot!
If you are a beginner you'll probably find the idea of ditching grains, legumes, processed foods and most dairy very weird and scary, but there are actually a lot of delicious, equally satisfying easy and simple recipes and options available.
Remember to keep it varied, as with any diet and please don't go in to radical food changes without consulting your doctor, first. Shall we give these recipes a try?