With its focus on whole, natural ingredients and unprocessed foods, the paleo diet is thought to be optimal for overall health an weight loss.
And while the verdict still isn’t in on whether or not the paleo diet is as miraculous as some make it out to be, one thing is for sure: protein and produce are good for the body, and these recipes taste good, too.
Without further ado, check out these 10 simple and delicious paleo dinner recipes.
1. Standard Egg Salad
Egg salad is great for those looking to add strength, as the dish is very high in protein and easily transportable. You can eat the egg salad as it is, wrap it up in a tortilla, or take the healthiest route and stuff it into tomatoes. Feel free to use any leftovers for breakfast, lunch and snacks. (Get the recipe).
2. Zucchini And Sweet Potato Frittata
Perhaps what’s most appealing about the frittata is it’s the lazy-person’s meal, which really makes it ideal for those days you just can’t muster up the willpower to prepare a full-on, high time-commitment meal. This dish is fluffier and thicker, too. (Get the recipe.)
3. Maple Salmon With Chives And Dill
This recipe will knock your socks off; the vinegar works in beautifully to add some pep and attitude to the recipe, while the maple syrup comes in sweet to add a nice contrast to the taste of the dish. Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which, among many other benefits, protect your heart health and reduces the risk of stroke. (Recipe from PaleoLeap.com)
4. Lemon-And-Herb Roasted Chicken
This meal is great for the whole family, or to cook on a Sunday night to have delicious leftovers throughout the week. For the ladies, the magnesium present in chicken may also help alleviate symptoms associated with PMS. (Get the recipe from PaleoNewbie.com)
5. Sweet Lemon Shrimp
This recipe’s a quick and seamless addition to your dinner preparations; you can marinate the shrimp anywhere between 30 minutes to 12 hours to add a tangy sweetness to the shrimp. Throw onto a salad or stir fried veggies for a completely delicious dinner. (Recipe from PaleoLeap.com)
6. Spicy Pork Chilli
This chili’s the spicy fiend’s best friend! You can tinker with the spiciness degree of your chili by changing the amount of red chilis you toss into the actual mix. We’ll add that the pork shoulder is not only inexpensive, but chockfull of protein. (Get the recipe from PaleoLeap.com)
7. Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Thankfully, committing to a tough and trying paleo-based diet doesn’t require you to eliminate pizza from your diet. This pizza gathers it base from cauliflower, which is praised by the paleo community for its versatility, as an easy substation for carb-heavy dough. (Get the recipe from CarrieOnLiving.com)
8. Paleo Egg Rolls
Going paleo for a lot of people means cutting out the high-sodium, generally unhealthy, deep-fried egg rolls, but at long last, savvy members of the culinary community have found a suitable replacement! Now, presenting gluten-free egg rolls, which also comply with autoimmune paleo standards. (Get the recipe from DeliciousObsessions.com).
9. Honey And Wasabi Salmon
We’re in full-fledged support of sweet and tangy salmon, and this one packs a spicy punch to boot. The wasabi adds a deep and powerfully spicy essence to this salmon dish, so we recommend enjoying this bad boy in small bites. (Recipe from PaleoMagOnline.com)
10. Paleo Chicken Alfredo
The key to this recipe is supposedly the amount of time you take to properly cook through your kelp noodles—the longer the better, since you’ll diminish the usual crunch of a kelp noodle by cooking it for a longer period of time. Just a half-cup of kelp noodles has up to 13 per cent of your recommended calcium intake, and also between 12.6% and 28.5 per cent of your recommended iron intake. (Get the recipe at PaleoPlan.com)