I'm absolutely terrible in the kitchen.
Most recipes read like a foreign language to me and cookbooks seem overwhelmingly complex.
However, despite my complete lack of cooking skills, I have managed just fine without "food boredom" setting in.
That's because I have a few go-to paleo meals that I eat again and again... and again.
To me, these meals taste just as good every time and I never get tired of them.
All of them can be prepared in 10-15 minutes. For those that are heated in the oven, total cooking time is higher.
Here are 7 super healthy paleo meals that are simple, quick and totally delicious.
This is the breakfast I eat, with some minor variations, almost every single day.
It only takes about 5 minutes to prepare and keeps me comfortably full for hours.Ingredients: Coconut oil, Frozen Veggies (mine has Broccoli, Cauliflower and Carrots), Eggs and Spices.
Consider having a piece of fruit as well. I personally like to have an apple each morning.
- Put coconut oil on pan, turn on the heat.
- Put veggies on pan. If frozen, heat until thawed.
- Put the eggs on.
- Add spices. Either a spice mix or just salt and pepper.
- Stir fry until ready.
Note: Use pastured or Omega-3 enriched eggs if you can get your hands on them. They are healthier and more nutritious.
This is probably my favorite meal, I eat it as often as twice per week.
I use a pre-made chicken spice mix that I buy at the supermarket. It contains salt and some herbs.
Ingredients: Chicken Wings, Spice, Salad.
- Put chicken wings on a baking tray and turn on the oven.
- Put the spice on the wings, both sides, then place the tray in the oven.
- Broil until ready.
- Serve with a salad, or some other type of vegetable.
This is a meal I have for dinner almost every week. I usually prepare quite a bit of the mashed turnips and also eat them with my lunch the next day.
Keep in mind that most store-bought bacon isn't paleo. It is a processed meat, after all.
Try to find quality bacon, preferably from pasture-raised pigs. Just salted pork belly (the part of the animal that bacon is made of) works well too.
Ingredients: Bacon, Turnips, Olive Oil, Salt.
- Peel and slice turnip.
- Put turnip pieces into a pot of boiling water.
- Boil until soft, then mash.
- Put some olive oil on top of the turnips.
- Put bacon on pan and fry until ready.
Note: You can use sweet potatoes, potatoes or cauliflower instead of turnips. This is a versatile veggie dish and tastes good with almost anything.
It is a good idea to eat fatty fish once or twice a week to get the Omega-3s that your body needs.
It is best to cook a whole lot of the veggies, then eat the leftovers the next day.
Ingredients: Salmon, Coconut Oil, Onions and Carrots.
- Put some coconut oil in the bottom of a glass baking tray.
- Place the salmon fillet in the tray, then add salt.
- Place in oven... cook until ready, you should see a nice crust on the sides.
- Cut onion and carrots (or use baby carrots).
- Fry them in coconut oil until ready, add salt and ginger powder to taste.
Note: Wild salmon is a healthier choice than farmed salmon.
Pork chops are incredibly simple to make... just add the spices to them and place them in the oven.
I use a pork spice mix that I get from the supermarket. It contains salt and some herbs.
Ingredients: Pork Chops, Spices, Olive oil, Veggies.
- Put spice on pork chops.
- Place them in the oven, broil until ready.
- Fry veggies in olive oil and add some spices, or salt and pepper.
This is a very quick and simple meal. Consider cooking a whole bunch in order to use the leftovers for lunch the next day.
Ingredients: Ground Beef, Coconut Oil, Onions, Salt, Pepper and Red Bell Pepper.
- Slice onions.
- Put coconut oil on pan, turn up the heat, then add the onions.
- Add the ground beef to the pan.
- Add some salt and pepper to taste, then fry until ready.
- Consider serving with a sliced red bell pepper.
Note: Grass-fed beef is much healthier than beef from grain-fed cows.
It can be a good idea to have something quick to grab if you tend to get hungry between mealtimes. This is very important if you sometimes get ravenously hungry and binge.
Ingredients: Oranges, Almonds.
Note: This is easily portable and requires no preparation. If you're going out and don't know when you will be able to eat a healthy meal, consider taking some fruits and nuts with you.