Having trouble finding delicious paleo dinner recipes the family will approve of? Try out these paleo recipes perfect for the cold winter season!
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5 Healthy, Delicious Paleo Dinner Recipes for the Whole Family
1. Pressure Cooker-Made Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Instead of the usual white potatoes, which are high on sugar when digested, opt for sweet potatoes. They’re lower in sugar, higher in protein, and poses no threat to your blood sugar levels.
- 5 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp ghee or coconut butter
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp maple syrup
Note: Vegans can use coconut butter instead of ghee.
- Combine cinnamon, thyme, salt, and sweet potato cubes in a pressure cooker. Toss until the seasoning coat the sweet potatoes.
- Pour water into the pressure cooker, lock the lid, and then cook at high pressure for 8 minutes.
- Add the ghee/coconut butter and maple syrup to the potatoes and then mash with a spatula.
- Serve while hot.
2. Winter Brussels Sprouts and Kale Salad
Unlike other complex paleo dinner recipes, most of this meal’s ingredients are very easy to find. You might even see them lying around the kitchen.
- 10 Brussel sprouts, shredded
- 1 bunch kale, chopped
- 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 cups red cabbage, shredded
- 1/2 butternut squash, peeled and sliced thinly
- 1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts, chopped
- 1 cup pomegranate arils
- 1/2 cup toasted almonds, sliced
- 1 navel orange, peeled
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 3 Tbsp orange juice
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 Tbsp lemon juice
- Pulse all the ingredients for the dressing until they form a thick, rich consistency.
- Remove the kale’s stems and then slice thinly. Place in a salad bowl.
- Use your food processor to slice the Brussel sprouts. Afterward, mix with the kale in the salad bowl.
- Pour the dressing into the salad bowl and then let the veggies absorb the mixture for at least 4-5 hours. If you want, you can also refrigerate it overnight.
- Afterward, preheat the oven to 450°F.
- Place the butternut squash on a baking sheet and season with salt, pepper, and olive oil.
- Roast for 25 minutes.
- Remove the arils from the pomegranate, slice the red cabbage, and cut the oranges per segment.
- Once the squash is ready, toss all of the ingredients in a salad bowl and then serve.
3. Paleo-Friendly Holiday Pork Stuffing
If you want to stay healthy this holiday season, make sure you replace your unhealthy, high-calorie stuffing with this paleo-style holiday pork stuffing.
- 1 kg ground pork
- 2 cups button mushrooms
- 1 onion
- 5 cloves garlic clove
- 1 large green bell pepper
- 2 Tbsp fresh rosemary
- 1 cup celery
- 2 Tbsp ground thyme
- 2 tsp fennel seed
- 1 tsp organic coconut oil, refined
- 2 tsp anise seed
- 2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 Tbsp fresh sage
- Coat a large skillet pan with coconut oil and then place over medium heat.
- Once the oil heats up, saute the celery, mushrooms, and bell pepper.
- Then, mix the pepper, salt, cayenne, paprika, anise, fennel seeds, sage, thyme, rosemary, garlic, onions, and ground pork in a large bowl. Toss until the ingredients combine.
- Cook the mixture in the heated skillet until the pork turns golden brown.
- Drain any remaining oils and liquid and then serve.
4. Roasted Beets
Side dishes account for a lot of the calories we consume on holiday dinners. Some fatty ones have almost a thousand calories per serving.
To cut back on your holiday calories, add this delicious, paleo-friendly roast beets side dish to your menu. It’s filling, flavorful, and only has 100 calories.
Also, this dish requires only 10 minutes’ worth of preparation. So while you’re baking the beets, you can use your spare time to finish other easy paleo dinner recipes.
- 2 kg beets
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp fresh rosemary
- Preheat the oven to 450°F.
- Combine all the ingredients in a rimmed baking sheet.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes until the veggies turn soft and tender. Toss halfway through the baking process.
- Remove from heat and serve.
5. Paleo-Style Pecan Pie
No holiday dinner is complete without a sweet, decadent dessert. This delicious paleo-style pecan pie is a healthy, high-protein treat that’s tasty enough to trump other unhealthy junk in its class.
- 2 cups almond flour
- 8 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 2 Tbsp coconut flour
- 1 large egg yolk
- 2 Tbsp coconut sugar
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups pecan halves
- Pulse the coconut sugar, sea salt, gelatin, coconut flour, and almond flour in a food processor two to three times until they form a rich, smooth consistency.
- Add the cold butter and egg yolk into the processor and then pulse until the mixture turns into an elastic ball of dough.
- Take out and then press on the sides and bottom of a pie plate.
- Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Adjust the oven’s rack to lower-middle and then preheat to 400°F.
- Heat the maple syrup in a medium-sized saucepan then simmer for 10-15 minutes.
- Mix the butter and maple sugar in a small mixing bowl.
- Pour the maple sugar mixture into the saucepan. Take out from the heat.
- Mix in sea salt, eggs, and vanilla and whisk until they form a rich, grainy mixture.
- Pour mixture into the pie crust you prepared and then top off with pecan halves.
- Cover the crust with foil and then bake for 15 minutes at 450°F.
- Then, lower the heat to 350°F and bake for 15 more minutes.
- Cool before serving.
These are just some of the best paleo dinner recipes you can try. Feel free to explore other healthy, delicious meals or modify these recipes to match your family’s taste buds.
Overall, the goal is to use healthy ingredients you can source naturally. Ditch the processed products, such as grain and dairy, and replace them with all-natural and organic ingredients.
If you’re having trouble making tasty dishes with raw ingredients alone, you can resort to paleo-friendly goods.
What are your favorite paleo dinner recipes? Share them with us in the comments section below!
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