Paleo Power Meals

3 Paleo Meal Ideas for Better Nutrition

Posted on: 10/05/2018

Preparing paleo-friendly meals can be fun and easier than you think, as long as you keep the basics in mind — like how we should use only all-natural ingredients. You can even convert your non-paleo dishes to paleo-friendly meals by using alternative ingredients. We’ve compiled a few delicious and easy-to-make paleo meal ideas to help you get started.

Chicken Shawarma Salad

This Middle Eastern-inspired dish offers a fresh flavor that is great as an appetizer, side dish, or even as a main dish.

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Ingredients

For the salad

4 pieces of chicken breasts, skinless and boneless

4-5 c romaine lettuce, chopped

1 cucumber, chopped

1 red onion, thinly sliced

1 cup grape tomatoes, halved

For the shawarma marinade

1/4 c olive oil

3 tbsp lemon juice

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp paprika

1/4 tsp turmeric

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

For the lemon garlic dressing

3/4 c extra virgin olive oil

1/4 c fresh lemon juice

2 garlic cloves, minced

Lemon zest

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the shawarma marinade. Add the chicken breasts and then refrigerate for 30 minutes or longer.
  • Once the chicken is ready, preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  • Grill chicken breast for 10 to 15 minutes per side or until done.
  • Slice the cooked chicken into thin strips and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, add the ingredients for the lemon garlic dressing and whisk until combined.
  • Assemble the vegetable salad ingredients into a large bowl. Drizzle it with the lemon-garlic dressing and toss gently.
  • Top it with the shawarma chicken and then serve.

This recipe is from Paleo Leap.

The grilled chicken and lemon garlic dressing can be conveniently prepared ahead of time so you can easily assemble the chicken shawarma salad if you need a quick meal. This delicious and nutritious dish is packed with protein, healthy fat, carbohydrates, fiber, and a bunch of vitamins and minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium phosphorus, potassium, and lycopene.

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Cajun Garlic Shrimp Noodle Bowl

This seafood dish offers a kick of spice and a delicious taste you and your family will surely love.

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Ingredients

For the pasta

2 c zucchini noodles

1 red pepper, sliced

1 onion, sliced

1 tbsp ghee or coconut oil

For the garlic shrimp

3 cloves garlic, crushed

3 tbsp ghee or coconut oil

10-20 jumbo shrimps, peeled and deveined

For the cajun seasoning

1 tsp paprika

Dash of cayenne

1/2 tsp sea salt

Dash of red pepper flakes

1 tsp garlic granules

1 tsp onion powder

Directions

  • Combine the cajun seasoning ingredients in a bowl and add in the shrimp.
  • Heat ghee or coconut oil and garlic in a pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add in the red pepper and onion and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add in the cajun shrimp and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until opaque. Set aside.
  • In a separate pan, heat ghee or coconut oil and lightly sauté the zucchini noodles for 1 to 2 minutes or until slightly soft but not soggy.
  • Strain the zucchini noodles to remove excess water
  • Place the cooked zucchini noodles in a bowl and top with the garlic cajun shrimp and serve.

The recipe is from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen.

This dish is one of the easiest paleo meal ideas you can quickly prepare within 20 minutes. It’s full of flavor and rich in essential vitamins like A, C, B12, fiber, and potassium. It is also full of protein, selenium, and iodine.

Sunny Side Up Burger With Cashew Cheese

This paleo burger recipe is juicy, savory, and perfect for any time of the day.

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Ingredients

1 c cashews, raw

1 clove garlic

1 medium lemon, juiced

3 c ground grass-fed beef

4 cage-free eggs

4 large lettuce leaves for serving

2 tbsp chives, minced for garnish

1/8 tsp sea salt to taste

1/8 black pepper to taste

Directions

  • To make the cashew cheese, put the cashews in a bowl and cover with cold water. Soak for at least 2 hours but no more than 6 hours.
  • Drain the soaked cashews and place inside the food processor. Add in the garlic, lemon juice, and salt. Blend until the mixture is smooth.
  • Season the ground beef with salt and pepper and form into evenly sized patties. Cook in a non-stick skillet. Once done, remove the burgers from the skillet and leave the fat.
  • Cook the eggs sunny side up, in the beef fat.
  • Lay a lettuce leaf on a plate and top it with a burger. Spread a generous amount of cashew cheese on it and then top it with an egg. Sprinkle with minced chives and then serve.

The recipe is from Paleo Plan.

This delicious treat is one of the many paleo meal ideas you can prepare ahead of time to make assembly easy. You can keep the cooked burgers in your refrigerator and heat them up whenever you want. This paleo favorite is rich in protein, vitamin B12, zinc, selenium, iron, and vitamin B6.

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Try out these tasty paleo meal ideas and let us know what you think. Don’t be afraid to experiment and infuse your own style to different paleo foods, and always remember to have fun.

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