This time of year, many people are using their New Year’s resolutions as a way to create healthier eating habits.
One popular diet is the paleo diet, which focuses on eating the types of foods that our pre-agricultural, hunter-gatherer ancestors ate. Although their are many iterations of the diet, most versions of paleo eating plans prioritize higher protein intake, lower carbohydrate intake, high-fiber foods and whole foods instead of processed foods.
If you’re going paleo in 2018 to lose weight, get healthy or just see what all the fuss is about, you’re going to need some tasty recipes that are compliant with the diet at your disposal. And if you’re going to stick with it, the recipes need to be simple enough to execute. Read on for nine paleo recipes that are cinch to make!
1. One Pan Roasted Chicken With Vegetables
One thing that’s nice about the paleo diet is that because it’s focused on whole foods, you can eat a lot foods that you’re likely already familiar with, like chicken and veggies. You don’t need any fancy ingredients or advanced cooking skills to pull off recipes like this simple one-pan roasted chicken with veggies from Going Cavewoman.
2. Paleo Tuna Green Chile Zoodle Casserole
Traditional pasta is out if you’re going paleo, but never fear because you can still enjoy comfort food classic like tuna noodle casserole. Only in this case, your “noodles” are actually made from spiralized zucchini. Get the recipe at Cotter Crunch.
3. Cauliflower Pizza Crust
If you think pizza is off limits when going paleo, think again. Simply whip up this cauliflower pizza crust from Nutrition Stripped, and you won’t even miss flour-based crust! Load it up with all your favorite veggies and seasonings.
4. Slow-Cooker Chipotle Chicken
It doesn’t get easier than a meal you can make in the slow cooker. If you’re looking for a “set it and forget” it dinner, check out this slow cooker chipotle chicken from Get Inspired Everyday.
5. Italian Sausage and Cabbage Soup
Italian sausage adds to a protein- and flavor-packed soup that would make for a great hot meal on a cold night. Get the recipe at Everyday Maven.
6. Quick & Easy Crock-Pot Chili
Chili is a crock pot staple that is great for feeding a crowd. Perfect for getting the whole family to try out paleo eating, this hearty chili from Health Starts In The Kitchen can be made as hot or mild as you want, depending on the peppers and amount of crushed red pepper you use.
7. Chicken and Vegetable Soup
Chicken soup is good for mind, body and soul. This basic recipe can be modified with different herbs, spices and vegetables to suit your tastes. Get the recipe at Paleo Leap.
8. Asparagus Beef Stir Fry
Marinating the beef during the day will give this stir fry more delicious flavor. If asparagus isn’t your thing, almost any veggie of your choice can be substituted. Get the recipe at Primally Inspired.
9. Simple Herb-Crusted Salmon
If you’re looking for a dish to impress guests, this herb crusted salmon from PaleOMG only looks like it took a lot of effort. Serve with an arugula side salad for a beautiful, satisfying dinner.