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Paleo Recipes

Paleo Recipes Paleo Recipes

The Paleo diet made easy! More than 100 main dish recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner make eating Paleo simple. Focusing on lean animal proteins and plenty of fruits and vegetables, the recipes deliver fresh, natural flavors. A front of book guide educates the reader about how to transition to a Paleo-friendly pantry and includes a week of menus for easy meal planning.

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3 min.
what is it?

The Paleo diet is based on this simple principle: Eat the types of foods (or barely processed derivatives of them) that our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate. But there are nearly as many versions of the Paleo diet as there are Paleo dieters. Some embrace bacon with enthusiasm; others forbid it. Some ban the use of added salt; others do not. Some allow sweet treats made with non-grain flours (coconut, almond, flax, etc.) and naturally derived sweeteners such as honey and agave. Others condemn those types of treats as simple stand-ins for the foods that have gotten us in trouble in the first place! Eating Paleo doesn’t mean you have to catch your own meat and cook it over an open fire, with a side of nuts and berries. It does mean eating…

2 min.
how to go paleo

Strategy 1: PLAN AHEAD Once a week, as your schedule permits, do some meal planning. Choose 4 or 5 recipes to make, and do the shopping for those recipes specifically when you do your regular stock-up shopping. Look at your week and choose recipes that will fit your schedule. If you have a busy week, choose quick, easy recipes. For less busy days, choose recipes that are a bit more involved but that will yield leftovers. In the late afternoon, you won’t have to wonder what’s for dinner. You’ll know—and you’ll know that you have everything you need to make it. Strategy 3: COOK ONCE, EAT TWICE—OR MORE Leftovers are a welcome component of the Paleo diet. Roast a turkey, a whole chicken, pork or beef roast, or a whole salmon, and use the…

2 min.
the staples

Paleo Mayonnaise start to finish 10 minutes 1 pasteurized egg* 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 1∕2 tsp. sea salt 1∕2 tsp. dry mustard 1∕8 tsp. cayenne pepper or 1∕4 tsp. white pepper 1 cup avocado or walnut oil, or extra-light tasting olive oil 1. In a wide-mouth pint jar or 2-cup liquid measuring cup combine first five ingredients (through cayenne pepper). Slowly add oil. If necessary, let stand until oil separates from egg mixture. 2. Using an immersion blender, hold blender against bottom of jar and blend 20 to 30 seconds. When mixture is nearly combined and thickened, move blender up and down while blending to incorporate any remaining oil. (Or in a medium bowl whisk together first five ingredients [through cayenne pepper]. Slowly add oil in a thin, steady stream, whisking constantly until combined and thickened.) 3. Store in an airtight…

1 min.
paleo pantry

SPICES & DRIED HERBS • Black pepper, ground or whole peppercorns • All spices, ground or whole • All dried herbs • Spice blends with no preservatives or additives • Naturally sourced salt, such as sea salt or Himalayan salt FATS & OILS • Olive oil, extra-virgin and extra-light (for making mayonnaise) • Coconut oil • Avocado oil • Walnut oil • Toasted sesame oil VEGETABLES & HERBS • All fresh vegetables and herbs, with the following exceptions: » Corn » White potatoes » Peas (including sugar snap peas and snow peas) NUTS & SEEDS • All nuts and seeds (raw or roasted, with or without salt) • Sugar- and preservative-free nut butters • Sugar- and carrageenan-free nut milks (such as almond and cashew) • Tahini (sesame seed paste) BEVERAGES • Coffee • Tea (black and herbal) • Mineral water • Soda water NATURAL SWEETENERS (use in moderation) • Honey • Agave • Pure maple syrup CANNED & JARRED • Coconut milk • Vanilla extract • No-sugar-added…

8 min.
better breakfasts

IDEAS The New Breakfast Mindset Pouring a bowl of cereal or tossing pastries in the toaster is not on the Paleo plan—your body will thank you for that. So what are your choices? Here are some ideas: Eggs, any style. Packed with protein, eggs in any form are a go-to breakfast any day of the week. Go for sunny-side up or hard-or soft-boiled for the weekday and scrambled with meat and veggies for the weekend. Mix it up. Smoothies. We love smoothies for their portability! Use the Tropical Smoothie Bowl recipe (page 14) as a guide to make up your own combinations. Breakfast salads. Yes, it’s OK to eat salad for breakfast. Try a combo of orange and grapefruit segments and avocado drizzled with vinaigrette. Paleo granola. While traditional granola is out, Paleo granola made…

1 min.
the everyday omelet

Easy Omelet START TO FINISH 10 minutes 2 eggs 2 Tbsp. water 1⁄8 tsp. salt Dash black pepper 1 Tbsp. olive oil Filling (tip, right) 1. In a small bowl beat eggs, the water, salt, and pepper with a fork until combined but not frothy. 2. In an 8-inch skillet with flared sides heat oil over medium-high heat. Add egg mixture; reduce heat to medium. Immediately begin stirring eggs gently but continuously with a heat-resistant spatula until small pieces of cooked egg form within the liquid egg. Stop stirring. Cook 30 to 60 seconds more or until eggs are set and shiny. 3. Top with desired Filling. Using spatula, lift and fold an edge of omelet about a third of the way toward center. Fold opposite omelet edge toward center and transfer to a warm plate. If making more than…