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Five Paleo Dinners To Cook Next Week #50
You’ve probably heard the advice, “Do one thing every day that scares you.” Sure, I guess Eleanor Roosevelt had a good point with that one. But how about something a little gentler for 2017?
I say: Try a new recipe every week that delights you.
To that end, here are some easy-to-make, delicious-to-eat paleo and Whole30 recipes that I think you might like. They’re a little spicy, a lot comforting, and might be just the thing you need to shake up your kitchen routine. And because I like you, there’s a recommendation for a comforting hug-in-a-bowl at the end. Consider yourself hugged.
Dinner Ideas (Whole30 compliant)
Cookup Tips: Prepare for future food emergencies! Make a batch of Greek Beef Stew divide it into BPA-free containers, and sock it away in the freezer for when you’re So Over Cooking, but still want/need to eat something delicious and healthy.
Cookup Tips: Start the marinade process during your Cookup and cook the chicken the next day. The Mint Chutney can be made on cookup day and stored all week. Chop the raw cauliflower into rice and store in a covered container in the fridge until you’re ready to make the whole recipe.
Recommended Sides: None required! YAY!
Cookup Tips: It’s the best part of a sub without the bun, and it can be thrown together in about 10 minutes. This taste best when it’s tossed just before eating, but if you wanted to get a jump on it, you could pre-julienne the deli meats.
Recommended Sides: It’s everything you need in one delicious bowl!
Cookup Tips: This can be made over the course of a lazy weekend day, then turned into kickass meals all week long. It requires almost no hands-on work, and it’s crazy good.
Recommended Sides: I know I’ve been pushing plantains a lot lately, but pork+plantains is such a delicious equation. And it’s choose your own adventure: you can go for Crispy (green) or Sautéed (yellow). For Crispy, you can boil the plantains in advance, then crisp-up just before eating. The carnitas are also awesome with the Cucumber-Pineapple Salsa listed below and Cauliflower Rice with your favorite salsa.
Cookup Tips: This is so fast, you don’t need to do anything in advance. How awesome is that?!
Recommended Sides: This recipe from Well Fed Weeknights includes veggies and protein in one, but if you want to add another veg on the side, the Golden Cauliflower Soup below or Persian-Spiced Winter Vegetable Soup would be great.
Warming Bonus (Whole30 compliant)
Cookup Tips: This is usually the space where I recommend a condiment or paleo treat, but this week, I encourage you to make Golden Cauliflower soup instead—and eat a cup once a day. Now is an awesome time to get lots of veggies, and soup is so comforting! Make it with bone broth to give yourself a super-gut, and/or add some Vital Proteins Grass-Fed Collagen Peptides for a collagen boost. (If you’re into the soup idea, but not feelin’ the cauliflower, maybe you want Silky Gingered Zucchini or Persian-Spiced Winter Vegetable. Same guidelines re: bone broth and collagen powder apply.)