Course: Main Dish

Cherry Salad with Grilled Chicken

RitaE / Pixabay

Summer is out and grilling is an easy go-to for lunch or dinner. Sometimes we live by simply grilling out as much as possible. This recipe adds a few fresh greens and cherries to the plate. Break out of the usual and change up the dish a bit to add more seasoning when it comes to grilling the chicken. Or add more vegetables to the salad. Simply have fun and enjoy this delicious and easy dish!

Print Recipe
Cherry Sauce with Grilled Chicken
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Prep your chicken breasts by rubbing Olive Oil or Coconut Oil on them. Add salt and pepper, lightly seasoning. Now we recommend adding other seasonings that you prefer, so get creative or spice up that chicken!
  2. Be sure to have your grill going beforehand.
  3. Cut the chicken into 1/4 inch thick slices. Put the chicken breasts on the grill. Typically 6 minutes for each side of the chicken to be done, although if you are unsure, cut open the chicken to see if it is fully cooked through.
  4. Now beging to prepare the Vinaigrette. Combine all the ingreidents listed for the Vinaigrette. Be sure to stir the ingreidents together.
  5. Tear up your green leaf lettuce, place on a plate. Add your chicken to the top of your lettuce and pour the Vinaigrette over the top of everything.
  6. Dinner or a delicious lunch is served!
Recipe Notes

 

 

Share this Recipe

Cabbage Rolls

dbaezol / Pixabay

Cabbage rolls can offer a series of boosting proteins. This would be considered a hearty meal, or a main dish. However, this will help out on those days where the slow cooker is the only thing to turn to because of a long day. While this can make up to 6 servings, this could also be a meal prep dish since the cabbage rolls can go in the freezer. By the end of the week, you can bring out the rest and enjoy!

Take the stress out of your day and bring out the slow cooker! We all could use a little helping hand every now and then.

Print Recipe
Cabbage Rolls
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 3 Hours
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 3 Hours
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Grab a large bowl and mix together Cauliflower rice, Ground Beef, Salt, Pepper, Oregano and Garlic cloves.
  2. To use the leaf from a cabbage, you do not have to boil if you do not want to. Try microwaving anywhere from 20-30 seconds to soften the leaf.
  3. Scoop up 1/4 Cup of the mixture into the prepped cabbage leaf. Roll up until secured and not overly tight.
  4. For the bottom of the slow cooker, create a thin layer with the diced tomatoes.
  5. Then add in the cabbage rolls with the seam side facing down.
  6. With your remaining diced tomatoes, pour them on top of the cabbage rolls.
  7. Cook on High for 2-3 Hours.
Share this Recipe

Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Lunchtime either means making a pit stop from work to catch something to eat, or you have a decent lunch hour. Preferably make this the day before since the cook time is around 30 minutes. A lovely chipotle chicken lettuce wrap that will rejuvenate and add a bit of spice to your lunch!

Print Recipe
Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat your preferred oil (olive or coconut) in a frying pan and quickly place the chicken pieces in. Cook the chicken strips until golden.
  2. Using the same frying pan, after the chicken is done. Add more oil and sautée the onion until soft.
  3. Then add in tomatoes, brown sugar, cumin, and chipotle peppers to simmer for 15-20 minutes. Or until the tomato sauce begins to thicken.
  4. Place the chicken back into the frying pan with everything. Cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Take your lettuce, avocado, and remaining cherry tomatoes to start arranging an open lettuce wrap. Once the lettuce is placed on the plate, place the chicken chipotle mixture on the lettuce. Then place the avocado and tomatoes on top. With a spritz of lemon.
  6. Enjoy!
Share this Recipe

Stuffed Avocado With Spicy Crab

For those avocado lovers out there! This dish is not only easy to prep (with a maximum of 5 minutes) and a total of 10 minutes to make! With the added protein and the sweet yet, smooth taste of the avocado, you’ll be making this recipe more often than not.

Print Recipe
Stuffed Avocado With Spicy Crab
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, mix together the chives, mayo, and sriracha.
  2. After the three ingredients above are mixed well. Add in the cucumber and crab meat. Be sure to gentle toss together to incorporate.
  3. Take the avocado and cut open. Remove the pit and either spoon out the avocado or peel away the skin.
  4. Take the avocado halves, and fill the hollowed spot with the spicy crab meat mixture.
  5. Fill the avocado halves to your desire.
  6. Then top the halves with soy sauce and furikake, enjoy!
Share this Recipe

Beet & Caramelized Onion Soup

Did you know including beets in your diet while pregnant can help prevent birth defects.Or that beets have a high amount of B vitamins essential to your overall health. Luckily this root vegetable targets the pancreas, nerve function, kidneys, muscle movement, liver, and bone health. So for towards sweet reward, Beet & Caramelized Onion Soup has a savory yet intense flavor ready for any seasonal illness!

Print Recipe
Beet & Caramelized Onion Soup
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 12-15 Minutes
Cook Time 40-45 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 12-15 Minutes
Cook Time 40-45 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Bring out the stockpot and place the beets inside.
  2. Add 4 of the 5 cups of Chicken Broth to the stock pot, along with pepper and salt.
  3. Be sure to cover and cook for up to 45-50 Minutes or until beets are soft.
  4. Take out a large skillet and on medium heat, melt the butter or ghee.
  5. Place the onion and carrots in the skillet so they can be sautéed. Constantly stir until the onions have caramelized and the carrots are soft.
  6. Then once the carrots and onions are done, add them to the stockpot.
  7. Allow the soup to simmer and cool down.
  8. Once the soup has cooled, transfer to a blender to incorporate everything into a smooth puree, add the remaining Chicken Broth.
  9. Place back into stockpot, add pepper and salt for a perferred taste. Bring to a simmer and enjoy!
Share this Recipe

Sweet Potato Apple Cranberry Bake

Whether you’re looking for the perfect side dish, a healthy protein enriched, post-workout food or, simply a holiday-themed meal… look no further. This Sweet potato apple cranberry dish is exactly what it should be. Not only will it smell like Fall/Winter in your home but this recipe will have everyone going back for seconds.

During the Winter seasons we only want food that smells and tastes good, however, this typically turns into a dish that is lacking in the nutrients department. Nevermind that, this combination of fruits and a healthy starch create a protein fueled dish. You may even notice a refreshing sensation spread throughout your body because of the combined nutrients.

Matter of fact this recipe would even work for someone who is feeling a bit under the weather. The number of healthy antioxidants with the cranberries, cinnamon, apples and sweet potatoes offer a great alternative. These foods working together to add fiber, good carbs and probiotics will make anyone feel better.

Print Recipe
Sweet Potato Apple Cranberry Bake
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 12 Minutes
Cook Time 60 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 12 Minutes
Cook Time 60 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Be sure to Pre-heat your oven to 375 Fahrenheit
  2. Grease down the inside of your baking dish (this recipe is specifically for a baking dish) with Ghee or Coconut Oil
  3. Peel the apples and sweet potatoes. Chop them into 1/2"
  4. Take half of the chopped apples and sweet potatoes, place them in the dish. Yes, only half to begin with.
  5. Place only 1/4 of the cranberries into the dish.
  6. Then sprinkle some cinnamon and salt onto the mixture of sweet potatoes, apples and cranberries.
  7. Then repeat with the leftover sweet potatoes and apples, following the rest of the cranberries and the remaining spices and seasonings.
  8. Drizzle either coconut oil or ghee over the top to add a crisp look to your dish.
  9. Cover the baking sheet for 60 minutes or until the potatoes are soft. Check your dish at the 30 minute mark, then proceed every 15 minutes until finished.
Share this Recipe

Coconut Curry Chicken Soup

Transforming dinner into restaurant-quality seems like a challenge and hassle, yet reading coconut curry chicken soup seems more like a task than a dish. However, a creating a restaurant-quality meal does not have to be an impending doom, this slow-cooker recipe offers all the quality without the worry.

The coconut milk makes the soup creamy with a smooth texture. This Coconut Curry Chicken Soup provides a warmth needed for the impending Fall/Winter season. Whether a cold day has you stuck indoors or a family get together is upon the horizon, soup is the automatic necessity for a blistery day.

When it comes to recipes, finding a decent homemade soup usually tends to be only chicken noodle based broths. However, adding a traditional spice with a creamy texture can add a hint of adventure to a healthy meal. This main paleo dish will upgrade the old school chicken noodle into something exciting!

Print Recipe
Coconut Curry Chicken Soup
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 28 Minutes
Cook Time 3 1/2 Hours
Servings
People
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 28 Minutes
Cook Time 3 1/2 Hours
Servings
People
Instructions
  1. Saute the chicken in the coconut oil in a medium-sized saucepan.
  2. When the outside of the chicken has all turned white, add in the coconut milk and the chicken broth and mix well.
  3. Add onions then cook for 3 minutes more.
  4. Add in the carrots, celery, and tomatoes.
  5. Add in the ginger, curry powder, and cornstarch.
  6. Add garlic, salt, pepper, lemon juice.
  7. Cook on medium for about 3 hours in your slow cooker.
Share this Recipe

Paleo Spaghetti & Meatballs

Having your old-school favorite, spaghetti and meatballs, may be quite challenging for Paleo enthusiasts. Worry no more with this Paleo Spaghetti & Meatballs recipe.

Print Recipe
Paleo Spaghetti & Meatballs
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian, Paleo
Servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian, Paleo
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. For the squash and sauce: Preheat the oven to 392 degrees F and place a rack in the oven.
  2. Rub 1/2 tablespoon of the oil on each cut-side of the squash and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the squash cut-side up on a baking sheet and roast until fork tender, about 1 hour.
  4. Cool the squash for at least 10 minutes.
  5. Scrape the tines of a fork lengthwise along the flesh of the squash to pull out the long, thin strands.
  6. While the squash cooks, make the sauce.
  7. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick saucepan set over medium heat.
  8. Add the onions and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are translucent.
  9. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, and chili.
  10. Cover the pot, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for at least 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  11. Season with salt and pepper.
  12. For the meatballs: Combine the ground beef, chopped onions, salt, pepper, garlic and egg in a large bowl.
  13. Form about the meatballs.
  14. Place the meatballs in the sauce and simmer until firm to the touch and cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  15. Top with chopped scallions.
Share this Recipe

Paleo Avocado Tuna Salad

Tuna is always an easy and healthy choice for a Paleo-on-the-go snack or meal. The problem with tuna is the fact that I love mayo with it! I try to have Paleo Mayo ready for the week, but sometimes the Paleo mayo making does not happen. This “Tuna Salad” is what I try instead. I love the creamy avocado with the tuna.

Give it a whirl and let me know how you like it!

Print Recipe
Paleo Avocado Tuna Salad
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Gluten free, Paleo
Servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Gluten free, Paleo
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Scoop out some of the avocado from the pitted area to widen the "bowl" area.
  2. Place the scooped avocado into a medium-size mixing bowl.
  3. Mash it with a fork.
  4. Add the tuna, cucumber, chives and garlic to the mixing bowl. Pour lime juice over. Stir it all together until everything is well mixed.
  5. Scoop the tuna into the avocado bowls. incorporate with some chili slices.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
Share this Recipe

Bunless Burger

The bunless burger is an easy to make for a quick dinner during. Plus with a bunless burger, you’ll be taking out the extra carbs for a healthy lunch or dinner!

Print Recipe
Bunless Burger
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Wash and peel a potato. Slice it 1 cm each slice.
  2. Mix ground beef and seasonings in a medium bowl.
  3. Form into palm size patties. Use the size of your potatoes to judge how big your burgers should be.
  4. Heat a grill pan to medium.
  5. Place potato slices on a grill pan.
  6. Add the burgers. Top them with fresh herbs.
  7. Grill burgers about 4-5 minutes per side or until they've reached your desired doneness.
  8. Layer sweet potato with some herbs, burger, avocado slices, sprinkled with some lemon juice, sliced a red onion or other favorite toppings.
Share this Recipe

Beef Taco Salad

Nothing says easy like a beef taco or regular taco salad… But taco salads at restaurants can harbor soybean oil, beans, rice, tortilla chips or my favorite – the huge tortilla bowl.

Beef taco salads can easily be made at home with super fresh ingredients, and taste amazing!

The secret to a good taco or taco salad is the taco seasoning… This taco seasoning has chipotle, salt, garlic powder, cumin and some cayenne pepper for kick!


Print Recipe
Beef Taco Salad
Beef Taco Salad
Course Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
Beef Taco Salad
Share this Recipe

Sweet Curry Roasted Chicken with Vegetables

Roasted chicken is an easy go-to for those dinners where I am stretched for time. This is a “twist” on the traditional roasted chicken recipe.

Using one of my favorite ingredients, curry, this dish is sure to please and smells delicious! The mustard and honey makes the curry a great, sweet flavor.

Traditional curries usually have white potatoes as an addition to the meat. I “paleoized” the ingredient and added one root vegetable – carrots, and of course, cauliflower. The sweet curry becomes a glaze with the carrots and are delicious with the sweet curry sauce.  I love the cauliflower instead of the traditional rice that is served with curry dishes.

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken (about 3 pounds)
  • 6 carrots, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 3 tablespoons grass-fed butter butter
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place the chicken in a roasting pan and roast 1 hour in the preheated oven (oven times vary – make sure to check the chicken).
  3. In a saucepan, heat to medium and melt the butter
  4. Mix the honey, mustard, onion, curry powder, salt, cayenne pepper, ginger, and garlic.
  5. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  6. Remove from heat, and set aside.
  7. Gently pour the curry and honey mixture over the chicken. Continue roasting about 20 minutes, or until the glaze has browned. The chicken meat should reach an internal temperature of 180 degrees F (85 degrees C).
  8. Place carrots and cauliflower in a separate roasting pan.
  9. Drizzle and roast the vegetables with the chicken for the last 20 minutes, or until the glaze has browned.
Print Recipe
Sweet Curry Roasted Chicken with Vegetables
Curry Whole Chicken and Veggies
Course Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
Curry Whole Chicken and Veggies
Recipe Notes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place the chicken in a roasting pan and roast 1 hour in the preheated oven (oven times vary – make sure to check the chicken for doneness).
  3. In a saucepan, heat to medium and melt the butter
  4. Mix the honey, mustard, onion, curry powder, salt, cayenne pepper, ginger, and garlic.
  5. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  6. Remove from heat, and set aside.
  7. Gently pour the curry and honey mixture over the chicken. Continue roasting about 20 minutes, or until the glaze has browned. The chicken meat should reach an internal temperature of 180 degrees F (85 degrees C).
  8. Place carrots and cauliflower in a separate roasting pan.
  9. Drizzle and roast the vegetables with the chicken for the last 20 minutes, or until the glaze has browned.
Share this Recipe