Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you've most likely heard of the Paleo diet. This diet is spreading like wildfire and doesn't look like it'll be fading away anytime soon.
Just in case you don't have a handle on the concept of the Paleo diet here's the crux of it. The Paleo diet takes us back to our roots…way, way back in fact, all the way back to when we were simple cavemen. The Paleo approach emphasizes returning to a more ancestral approach to eating – think hunting and gathering. Forget our heavily processed modern food, the Paleo diet focuses on whole, nutrient dense and highly nourishing food including meat, fish, eggs, and veggies. Fruit, nuts, and seeds are also accepted when consumed in moderation.
So are you tempted to get your “caveman” on yet? Check out this amazing round up of easy weeknight Paleo dinners that everyone will enjoy!
Pan-Seared Cod in White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce
This Pan-Seared Cod is exploding with flavor thanks to fresh basil, juicy tomatoes, plenty of garlic, and a bright kick of white wine. It’s the kind of meal you can look forward to making and eating!
Via Baker By Nature
Honey Mustard Chicken, Avocado + Bacon Salad
Honey Mustard Chicken, Avocado + Bacon Salad, with a crazy good Honey Mustard dressing withOUT mayonnaise or yogurt! And only 5 ingredients!
Via Cafe Delites
Nom Nom Paleo – Food For Humans
This is a great Paleo recipe book (and nom nom is a great blog for paleo lovers). You can also get the book on Amazon here.
Honey Garlic Butter Salmon In Foil
Honey Garlic Butter Salmon In Foil in under 20 minutes, then broiled (or grilled) for that extra golden, crispy and caramelized finish! So simple and only 4 main ingredients, with minimal mess to clean up!
Via Cafe Delites
Walnut Crusted Lemon Chicken Piccata
A twist on the classic Italian dish Chicken Piccata using walnuts as a grain-free option. You’ll love this one-pan dish that comes together in less than 20 minutes!
One Skillet Tilapia Veracruz
This One-Skillet Tilapia Veracruz is a healthy Mexican dish with wonderful flavors. It takes less than 30 minutes to make and most ingredients I use are standard pantry staples.
Easy Sweet and Sour Pork Chops
This recipe is the shining example of what a few well-placed ingredients and good cooking technique can do to a plain piece of meat. Thick and succulent pork chops are seared, baked, then slathered with a sweet glaze, and roasted until perfectly caramelized.
Via The Iron You
Thai Sweet and Sour Stir-Fry with Shrimp
This Thai version of Sweet and Sour differs a bit from the sticky/sweet Chinese-American version we’re all more accustomed to. The main difference is that it’s mostly vegetables, with shrimp an optional add-in.
Via The Domestic Man
Tuna Green Chile Zoodle Casserole.
An easy paleo tuna zucchini noodle casserole that’s high protein and low carb. Hearty yet healthy, this dish can feed a family! A great way to use your spiralizer and boost your nutrition.
Via Cotter Crunch
Oven Baked Paleo Italian Meatballs with Marinara Sauce
Unbelievably easy Oven Baked Paleo Italian Meatballs! (Gluten Free and Whole 30 too) Perfect for a weeknight dinner and on the table in LESS than 30 minutes
Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce
Crisp-tender chicken in the most amazing cream sauce ever. It’s so good, you’ll want to guzzle down the sauce!
Via Damn Delicious
Paleo Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos
These paleo bang bang shrimp tacos taste just like the real thing! crunchy, spicy, and all around perfect!
Via Wicked Spatula
Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Bowls
These boats or bowls or whatever you want to call them, are so easy to put together. Bonus: You don’t have to wash a bunch of dirty dishes after you are done because your bowl is edible.
Via Sweet Remedy
One-Pan Pesto Chicken and Veggies
One-Pan Pesto Chicken and Veggies – boneless, skinless chicken thighs with sun-dried tomatoes, asparagus, cherry tomatoes in a delicious basil pesto sauce. Easy, 30-minute recipe.
Via Julia’s Album
Healthy Paleo Nachos
Sweet potato chips are piled high with fixings that can satisfy even the heartiest appetite. These nachos are loaded with spicy beef, tomatoes, and guacamole.
Via Paleo Grubs
Thai Coconut Curry Turkey Meatballs
Curry spiced ground turkey meatballs smothered in a delicious creamy red curry coconut sauce that's sure to be your new favorite meal! Grain-free, gluten-free, and Paleo too!
Grilled Garlic-Lime Skirt Steak with Veggies
Here’s a flavor-packed recipe using a skirt steak that’s usually cheaper…and no kidding, you may just love it even more than filet mignon!
Via Paleo Newbie
Tomato Basil Frittata Recipe
With juicy tomato slices, fresh basil, and a little bacon for flavor, this quick frittata delivers the mouthwatering flavors of pizza without the fuss of making your own Paleo pizza crust.
Via Paleo Leap
This is my favorite Paleo friendly pizza crust. You can order it on Amazon here.
Paleo Crab Cakes
Learn how to make delicious,restaurant-style Paleo crab cakes using lump crab and a secret ingredient. On the table in 30 minutes flat!
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