Top 3 Delicious Healthy/Paleo Recipes
Eating healthy can be a real challenge. I mean seriously, when I was starting out on my health journey I would read post after post about “cleaning up your diet” but none of these posts would actually tell me what they ate. Sure, plenty of them would give tips like “eat green!” and “low carb!”, and I’m just sitting here like… cool thanks.
Over the past few years, I have put a lot of my energy and attention to finding what foods work best for me, and which ones are stressors in my diet. In doing so, I have come up with quite the list of badass recipes that are healthy for you and don’t actually suck. You guys know my mantra: Enjoy every damn bite of food you put in your mouth!
After all, “Healthy” isn’t fun nor sustainable if you are eating raw kale and carrots all day.
So, I thought it would be a great idea to share some of my top recipes that will leave you with that no-regret, happy feeling.
Shall we start with breakfast?
Now you may be thinking, oh, you must be talking about the “good for your soul” type healthy. I mean yes, but also for your body.
These pancakes are made with a mix of almond and coconut flour leaving them gluten free, low carb, and high in healthy/satisfying fats.
- 1 cup Almond Flour
- 1/4 cup Coconut Flour
- 2 tbsp Erythritol (or any sweetener of choice)(Monkfruit is also a good one)
- 1 tsp Gluten-free baking powder
- 6 large Eggs
- 6 tbsp Unsweetened almond milk (or any milk of choice)
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract (optional, but recommended)
- 1 pinch Sea salt (optional, but recommended)
Notice there is only 6 ingredients here. I’m no iron chef, so simplicity is key for me.
Top these bad boys off with some grass-fed butter and pour a little organic maple syrup on them for a match made in heaven. My Favorite Syrup
Lunch: Stuffed Turkey Burgers with Goat Cheese
-Inspired by the book The Keto Reset Diet
Plain turkey burgers are lame. The addition of goat cheese takes this recipe to a whole new level.
- 1 teaspoon salt (I use pink Himalayan or sea salt)
- 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 small log of goat cheese (I use Kroger simple truth organic)
- 1 1/2 pounds of turkey (again, simple truth brand works great)
- Mix the salt and seasonings together in a small bowl.
- Divide the turkey into 3 portions
- Then, divide each portion into two thin patties
- Sandwich 1 slice goat cheese in between each patty and press together.
- Season the tops of the burgers
- Throw some grass-fed butter in a skillet over medium heat and put those bad boys in there.
- 5 minutes on the first side, 8 minutes on the other
- I take the remainder of my goat cheese and crumble it on top for added flavor and to impress the people around me
This is recipe also makes a great dinner if you’re feeling a lighter lunch.
Dinner: Macadamia-Crusted Mahi-Mahi with Browned Butter
Ok, I’ve actually added a twist to this one. And honestly, it was by accident. The first time I was making this, my local Whole Foods was out of macadamias and all I had on hand at the time was a bag of salted cashews. The recipe turned out INCREDIBLE, so, I left it that way.
- 1 cup raw macadamias (or salted cashews)
- 3 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 cup of organic mayo or avocado mayo
- Mahi-mahi filets
- Grass-fed butter
- Preheat oven to 425 and lightly grease glass dish in coconut oil. Place fish in the dish
- Put the nuts in a food processor or blender until finely chopped. Then add the coconut flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder and blend again to mix well.
- Spread the mayo on the fish, then coat each filet with the nut mixture
- Bake for 25 min
- Brown your butter
Enjoy the fruits of your labor!
All of these recipes are best enjoyed with a side of healthy vegetables. Take your pick here. Some of my favorites include broccoli, cauliflower, okra, brussel sprouts, or sauteed squash and zucchini.
Now you know 3 of my favorite healthy, gluten-free/paleo recipes! Like I said earlier, eating healthy can be delicious too.
Try these recipes out and let me know what you think!
Also, leave a comment below if you enjoyed this type of post. I have a ton more delicious and nutritious recipes to share, but I won’t know if you want them unless you tell me!
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