It's meal prep Monday, so I thought I'd share my super easy Crock Pot Paleo Beef Stew recipe with you. Prep it today and cook it tomorrow for a simple yet flavorful weeknight dinner. There's nothing better than coming home from a long day of work to a hot and ready meal. I don't know about you, but the crock pot is my savior during busy weeks! To save time before work, chop your vegetables the night before. This way all you will have to do is brown your meat in the morning and toss everything into the crock pot. If you happen to have the Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System, you can brown the meat right in it on the stovetop setting, and that way you won't even have to dirty another...
These tomato basil paleo raviolis may look intimidating at first glance, but trust me when I say this meal is quite simple to create. The tomato basil filling blends together in about 60 seconds, and once the pasta dough comes together it is so easy to work with. Once you taste these paleo raviolis, it will be hard to believe they are actually paleo. The first bite you take with the creamy filling paired with the tender pasta will make you completely forget you’re eating healthy. These are just as good leftover as they are fresh, so make some paleo raviolis in advance and reheat with your favorite pasta sauce for a quick weeknight meal.
I’m so glad my mom introduced me to sweet dumpling squash recently. It has a sweet and nutty flavor that reminds me of a sweet potato, and it might be my favorite winter squash now! As long as you allow enough time for roasting, it is otherwise quick and simple to prepare. I prepared mine by cutting the tops off, but you could also cut them in half so that you have four servings. It took an hour to roast these to perfection in my oven, but I would suggest starting to watch them at around 45 minutes in case your oven cooks them faster. You could stuff the sweet dumpling squash with anything, but I highly recommend trying it with my maple glazed pulled pork recipe. The sweetness from the pork paired with the starchiness of the squash was a perfect marriage of flavor and texture.
This maple glazed pulled pork only takes fifteen minutes to prep, and then set it and forget it in your slow cooker. Only the simplest ingredients are used to make this savory and sweet pulled pork. This recipe is very straightforward, but it yields a ton of finger-licking flavor! Allow a few extra minutes in the morning before work to throw this into the slow cooker, and you’ll come home to what your family might think is a complicated gourmet meal. I won’t tell them how easy this recipe is if you don’t, so go ahead and milk it! There are so many ways you could serve this maple glazed pulled pork… On a bun, atop nachos, stuffed in a sweet potato, in a taco, on top of a pizza, as a salad topping, in a quesadilla, or just naked. No matter how you serve this maple glazed pulled pork, I guarantee you will love it. Oh, and did I mention it’s Paleo-friendly!? Saweeet!
This chicken fried cauliflower rice is reminiscent of Chinese takeout but without all of the unhealthy drawbacks. This is a comforting dish using health promoting ingredients but not sacrificing on taste. This recipe should be used as a base to customize your own version of chicken fried rice. It’s a flexible recipe, so use your imagination to modify it for your taste.
Last weekend we went camping near Raystown Lake with our friends Kim and Chris. We had to reschedule two times throughout the summer, so we’ve been looking forward to this for a while! It has been several years since Jon and I have been tent camping, so it worked out that we were going with our most seasoned camping friends. Aside from our own tent, Kim and Chris had everything we needed to make a weekend of roughing it less rough. Their legendary “camping tote” sounded to me like it had everything in it but the kitchen sink. Well guess what, I was wrong. There was actually a kitchen sink in there, too! With this kind of preparedness, not even the crappy weather forecast could hold us back from having a great weekend.
Lunch is generally the most difficult meal for me to plan in terms of creative, Paleo-friendly ideas. I typically eat a salad with whatever I have on hand in my refrigerator. I normally like a salad for lunch, because it is satiating without weighing me down and gives me long lasting energy to get me through the rest of the afternoon. Although salads are simple to transform by varying the toppings and dressing, I still get the urge once in a while to have something different. This simple chicken salad made with Paleo mayo served on a Paleo tortilla is perfect for those days.
I have certainly ordered plenty of Dominos and Pizza Hut in my day, but there’s something about a homemade pizza that I just love. Homemade pizza night used to be so easy before going Paleo. I just headed to the store and picked up some pre-made dough and a bunch of cheese. Before I knew it, I was sinking my teeth into a freshly baked piece of zza. But I digress. My days of Boboli are over, but that doesn’t mean the days of homemade pizza have to be! Making pizza at home might take a little more effort than it used to, but it’s so worth it. This BBQ Chicken Paleo Pizza totally satisfies my craving for some good old comfort food. And a big bonus for no bloating or overwhelming sense of guilt afterwards!
I’m often looking for quick and easy recipes for weeknight meals, and this Paleo-friendly grilled pork chop recipe fits the bill. Quick and easy doesn’t necessarily mean lack of flavor. Not only are these grilled pork chops simple to make, but they pack a punch of flavor. The marinade is quick and easy to throw together and flexible based on however much time you have. If you have a few extra minutes before you leave for work toss the chops in the marinade, and they’ll be ready to grill when you get home. I let mine marinade for 5 hours, and they turned out perfectly. The marinade plus the hot grill makes a crispy and flavorful outer crust while keeping the interior incredibly juicy. I served these with a side of my Paleo mashed sweet potatoes, but these would go good with literally anything!