Prime Paleo Picks

Some refer to “Paleo” eating as the “Caveman Diet.” The Paleo diet is relatively easy to adopt if you’re already eating gluten free or dairy free. The crux of the diet is restricting oneself to items that were only available in primitive times. This means no processed food, added sugar, wheat or other grains. Meats, vegetables and fruits are all acceptable, but items containing sugar, rice, beans, dairy or gluten are out.

For the winter season, I wanted to make a nice, hearty, family-style meal that everyone will love. Each recipe is packed with flavor, and no one will suspect they are eating like cavemen (or cavewomen).

1. Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry tomatoes are sweet and packed with flavor. This recipe helps them shine with a simple roast to help them get even sweeter. This is a great light side dish for a hearty dish. Click here for the recipe.

2. Honey Ketchup

Most common condiments (including everyone’s favorite, ketchup!) are not considered Paleo. They normally contain sugar, corn syrup, and other processed flavors and thickening ingredients. This Honey Ketchup recipe is absolutely delicious as a condiment or in your favorite recipes. Click here for the recipe. Click here for the recipe.

3. Meatloaf

Classic meatloaf is a wonderful winter weeknight treat. This Paleo version may not be the same as grandma’s, but it’s still juicy and packed with tons of flavor. Click here for the recipe.

Paleo Meatloaf

4. Masala Cauliflower 

Eating Paleo means skipping the rice, potato, pasta and other common starchy sides. Cauliflower is an ideal substitution. This recipe is packed with lots of flavor and will make you think twice before returning to your old favorites. Click here for the recipe.

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