Paleo dinners are becoming all the rage and with good reason. When you think about the concept of Paleo eating it’s no wonder that people are turning to this for a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Paleo is about eating whole foods from the earth with little to no processing whatsoever.
So while you are getting rid of the some of the foods that can hurt your health, you are replacing it with truly nutritious ingredients that will balance you out every step of the way. The best Paleo dinners make you feel as though you are cheating when really you are eating the best possible options. Enjoy these dinners with the right amount of thought and preparation, and you will feel healthier with every bite.
Here are a few great Paleo dinners that will help you to feel your best and wow you with just how delicious they truly are.
Pizza Spaghetti Pie
This is how you enjoy one of the best paleo dinners that makes you feel like you’re cheating. The great thing about this is that you are eating following Paleo principles and yet it feels like a great mix of pizza and pasta, but it’s so good for you.
- 1 large spaghetti squash (about 600 grams)
- 1 pound italian sausage
- ½ yellow onion, diced
- 1 cup pizza sauce (no sugar added)
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 3 eggs, whisked
- (optional: add anything you like with pizza: veggies, basil, even cheese if you do primal)
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise. Place spaghetti squash cut side down on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the skin of the squash gives when you press on it. Then reduce oven heat to 350 degrees.
3. Once squash is done cooking, remove threads and place in an 8×8 greased baking dish.
4. Place a large pan over medium heat. Add italian sausage and onion. Cook until pink no longer remains in the sausage and it is broken up into pieces.
5. Add pizza sauce, dried basil and salt and pepper to the pan and mix well.
6. Add sausage mixture to the 8×8 dish and mix well with spaghetti squash threads.
7. Lastly, add whisked eggs to the baking dish and mix everything together until you can no longer see the eggs.
8. Place in oven and bake for 1 hour or until the top of the mixture forms a slight crust that doesn’t give when you press on it in the middle of the dish.
9. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
It’s all about chicken but in a delicious and balanced way. What makes Paleo dinners such as this so great is that they offer some of the best ingredients that are fresh, good for you, and so delicious that you won’t miss the alternatives.
- 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
- 16-18 large Kalamata olives, pitted and halved
- 3 Tbs capers, rinsed
- 2 Tbs olive oil
- 4 (4-6 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1. Pre-heat oven to 475℉.
2. Toss tomatoes, olives, capers, and 2 tsp olive oil in a bowl.
3. Season chicken breasts on both sides with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
4. Heat a large, oven-proof skillet over high heat. Once hot, add 2 tsp olive oil and sear chicken on both sides.
5. Turn heat to medium-high and add remaining oil (should be hot but not smoking) and continue to cook until deep golden brown (about 4 minutes).
6. Use tongs to flip chicken, then add tomato mixture to skillet.
7. Transfer skillet to oven and roast chicken until cooked through and tomatoes have softened, about 15-18 minutes.
8. Transfer to plates and spoon tomato mixture over top to serve.