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4 Paleo Meal Delivery Recipes That You'll Love
The Paleo diet, officially the Paleolithic diet, is derived from eating the way our ancestors did millions of years ago, before the emergence of processed food. The paleo diet centers on eating as naturally as possible by consuming lean grass-fed meats, fish, fruit and non starchy vegetables, nuts, seeds, olive and flaxseed oil, and other wholefoods. There are also more relaxed versions of the diet which allow “taboo” foods to be consumed, including low-fat dairy products and potatoes.
To stay healthy on this diet, it’s also recommended that you exercise regularly. This, combined with the low-fat diet — which emphasizes foods that are rich in vitamins and fiber — can improve your overall health, leave you feeling fuller, and have anti inflammatory effects. Weight loss is often a side effect of following the paleo diet, although this was not its original intention.
While sticking to a paleo diet has its benefits, it can also make it hard to enjoy a dinner out and often leaves you bored with your food choices.
1. Miso-Ponzu Salmon with Roasted Sesame Broccoli
Recipe from Home Chef
What you’ll get in your Home Chef box:
2 tsp. miso paste
2 green onions
12 oz. broccoli florets
1/2 fl. oz. toasted sesame oil
1 garlic clove
12 oz. salmon fillets
1 fl. oz. ponzu sauce
1/2 oz. honey
1 tsp. sriracha
Salt & pepper
The vibrant combinations of sweet, salty, and spicy flavors make this dish delightful! Salmon is rich in protein and omega-3, while broccoli is packed with vitamins and minerals, and this recipe is also low in fat.
Roast the broccoli in sesame oil and miso paste. Combine ponzu sauce, honey, the remaining miso paste, thinly sliced green onions, garlic, 1 tsp. olive oil, Sriracha, and a pinch of salt and pepper for the sauce, and set aside.
Heat a pan and add 2 tsp. olive oil, adding the salmon skin side up once the pan is hot. Cook for 3-4 minutes until browned, then flip and cook until the salmon is firm, then take off the heat.
All you’ve got to do then is plate everything up, pour over the sauce and a few sliced green onions as garnish, and voila!
2. Pan-Seared Steak with Roasted Butternut Squash and Green Beans Almondine
Recipe from HelloFresh
What you’ll get in your HelloFresh box:
12 oz. sirloin steak
12 oz. butternut squash
1/4 oz. parsley
1 unit vegetable stock concentrate
1/4 oz. thyme
4 oz. green beans
1 oz. sliced almonds
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. butter (optional)
Salt & pepper
Sirloin steak is a wonderfully lean cut of meat, while the roasted butternut squash is healthy and nutritious but also as filling as a side of carbs. The beans add a lovely splash of colour, while doubling up your veggie portions.
Roast the squash and green beans with thyme, olive oil, and salt and pepper until golden brown. Heat olive oil in a large pan, adding the seasoned steak and cooking for 4-7 minutes per side until it’s cooked to your preference.
For the sauce, add thyme, stock concentrate, and water, and simmer for a couple minutes until thickened. Remove from the heat and season with more salt and pepper and a pinch of parsley.
3. Slow Cooked Beef Chilli
Recipe from Freshly
What it’s made of:
The beans have been swapped out of this chili for sweet potatoes to add a Paleo twist on a classic chilli - but feel free to substitute these with squash or carrots if preferred. Cooked slowly with a hearty combination of smoky flavours, this chili is full of flavour, comfort and nutrients. Just heat and enjoy.
4. Aloe Pear Action Smoothie Recipe
Recipe from Green Blender
What you’ll get in your Green Blender box:
1 1/2 oz. baby spinach
1 pear - chopped
1 banana - peeled
1 tbsp. pea protein
1 cup aloe vera juice
1 cup ice
This green smoothie is bursting with amino acids, vitamins, antioxidants, enzymes and minerals - and will work wonders for your digestion as well as your complexion.
Your Paleo Diet, Reinvented
Why not try one of these paleo recipes today, and nourish your body with food that is delicious, satisfying, and easy to prepare? Whoever said following a diet is restrictive never tried meal delivery services.