Paleo Challenge RecipesPosted: September 1, 2012
My gym is starting a Paleo challenge on September 3rd. Great timing right? I got a week off from my Whole30 before diving back in! I’ve had an ok week, but definitely have had some consequences after eating too many cookies one day (5? 6? I lost count), and a big Coke another day. Both indulgences weren’t worth the fatigue and stomach-ache, so next time it’ll be just one cookie and I’ll skip the Coke.
Anyway, at our nutrition night we had a few requests for more recipes, so I compiled a list of recipes/links for some breakfasts and dinners. I didn’t list lunches because my lunches are almost always left-overs, or a lettuce wrap with deli turkey or home-made chicken salad.
Egg Cupcakes (my kids don’t care for peppers so I omit them. You can add grated carrot or sweet potato if you like)
Scrambled Eggs (I like mine with kale and onion)
Frittatas (Everyday Paleo has multiple recipes for these. So easy to make and customize. Make ahead and reheat throughout the week)
I am not a huge fan of breakfast foods, so sometimes I eat leftovers from dinner. I know….weird. But I need to eat an left-overs are easy and I like them. If you’re getting tired of eggs, then give it a try.
Garden Meatballs (the peppers can take over these meatballs, so if your family doesn’t like them leave them out)
Grilled Chicken Breasts, Thighs or Drumsticks (make extra to have on-hand for lunches)
Roasted Chicken Breast, Thighs or Drumsticks (see above….same idea, just roasted in the oven)
Crockpot Ropa Vieja (Cuban-style pot roast)
Chicken Tacos (slow cooker)
Steak Tacos (slow cooker)
Easy Chili (slow cooker, skip the cheese and fritos)
Burgers (skip the bun, wrap in lettuce, add lots of toppings: tomato, onion, avocado, salsa, etc)
Roast Chicken/Crockpot Chicken (great for dinner, or make on the weekend, pull apart the meat and use for lettuce wraps or chicken salad for lunches)
Tacos (use ground beef, chicken or turkey and taco seasoning, wrap in Romaine or iceburg lettuce leaves and top with salsa and/or avocado)
Mexican Soup (make this with ground beef, or add shredded, cooked chicken.)
Do you have a tried-and-true Paleo-friendly recipes? Share them below in the comments!