Paleo diets are pretty popular, as they allow people to make quick and simple meals that are both healthy and delicious. They also don’t take very much effort to put together, as they’re mostly made up of simple, raw ingredients.
However, sometimes it can be hard to think up new ways to use the same kinds of ingredients. The paleo (or Paleolithic) diet is comprised of foods that could be easily obtained by our hunter-gatherer ancestors, like lean meats, fish, fruits, nuts and vegetables.
So how can we make these ingredients sing? While avoiding processed foods and sugar might seem like a sure way to make meals less satisfying, those who practice the Paleo diet will swear that once you commit to it, it makes you feel fantastic.
There are tons of services you can use if you’re just starting out the Paleo lifestyle and don’t know where to begin. These meal delivery kits can be a great way to learn recipes, get ideas, and just take the stress out of cooking altogether.
So without further ado, let’s dive into these three Paleo breakfast dishes…
Grain-Free Paleo Granola
This first breakfast recipe might be confusing at first glance. After all, how do you make breakfast granola without grains, and without any milk or yogurt to add? Well, breakfast is a great place to explore variations on classic dishes by removing the dairy and grain elements that we might be used to. So, how do we do granola with paleo limitations?
First off, we get nuts. Roughly two cups of nuts. Get whatever kinds you like, but we’d recommend almonds, walnuts, and pecans to start. You’ll crush these up at whatever ratio you like, and combine the crushed nuts with other natural ingredients like coconut oil, chia seeds, and coconut flakes – you want about a cup of additional additives. The great thing about this granola is you can throw whatever natural ingredients you like into it – it’s a very simple dish that you can then use in a multitude of ways.
After you’ve selected your nuts, seeds, and additives, we would recommend the addition of almond flour – or some alternative – to bind clusters of the nuts and seeds together. This will help bring crunch and texture to your grain-free granola. For sweetness, you can go with maple syrup, honey, cinnamon, vanilla – anything that’s natural will go great with this mixture. Finally, spread it all out on a baking sheet and bake it for twenty minutes at 350 degrees. When it comes out, it goes great with any kind of fruit, as well as on its own. Enjoy!
The Perfect Paleo Scrambled Eggs
Now, you might be wondering how to properly enjoy eggs without adding any scrumptious butter or decadent cheese. Well contrary to what you might think, you can cook eggs so they come out just as fluffy and light as when you cook them with butter. What’s the secret? Simple: coconut oil.
Heat a pan on high that’s rubbed down with coconut oil, and whip however many eggs you like in a bowl. Add whatever spices you like. We’d recommend cayenne pepper, black pepper, white pepper, and sea salt. Next, you’ll want to add some finely diced white onion to the heated pan, along with some very finely chopped bell peppers. Let these cook for a few minutes – you can add some sliced garlic if you want, but it isn’t necessary.
After the onion has become translucent, add the whipped eggs. You want to flip these eggs as they cook quickly, constantly lifting and never allowing the egg to fully stick to the pan. As they cook through and are continually flipped, they’ll stay light and airy inside, and taste fluffy and flavorful all the way through. The onion and pepper mixture will add additional moistness, making for a tasty, well-rounded scrambled egg. Enjoy these eggs with nuts, fruit, and toast.
A Breakdown of Bread
We just mentioned toast in the last paleo breakfast recipe, and you might be wondering how you can be paleo and eat bread – after all, our hunter-gatherer ancestors weren’t exactly cultivating grains yet. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make bread. For this recipe, you’ll need more than a few ingredients, but we promise it’s worth it.
- 1 2/3 cups almond flour
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 5 eggs
- 1/4 cup oil (whatever kind you prefer)
- 1 tablespoon honey
Combine these ingredients in a large bowl, making sure to combine them properly. Bake them in an 8 x 10 baking tray in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for about half an hour. It’s done when a toothpick comes out of the middle clean. This bread is perfect for making avocado toast, french toast, sandwiches and more, making it a great part of any Paleo diet.
The Paleo Diet is one of many fantastic diets to choose from and one of our favorites for weight loss. If you’re looking to improve your health, lose weight or both, consider going Paleo.
The versatility of the Paleo Diet is great, and as you see, there are a ton of amazing recipes that you can enjoy. And unlike some diets, the Paleo Diet rarely gets old.
Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacking, there is no shortage of great Paleo friendly food options to try out.
Have you tried the Paleo Diet yet? What was your experience? Let us know in the comments below…