The Paleo diet, also known as the caveman diet, is focused on eating the foods that our ancestors ate. It’s a great way to eat clean without counting or restricting calories. You avoid grains, dairy, legumes, refined sugars, and processed foods, but you can eat as much as you want of meat, fish, eggs, veggies, fruit, nuts, and healthy fats (coconut, olives, avocado oil). You can also have natural sweeteners, such as honey, maple syrup, and agave. It takes time, effort, and planning, but you’ll improve your overall health and gain control over your eating habits. One way to cut down on the prep time involved in meal planning is to invest in a slow cooker. Put the ingredients in the slow cooker before you leave for work, turn it on, and come home to a delicious dinner. A slow cooker is also a great tool for cooking in bulk, so you can have leftovers for quick, healthy meals. Here are 15 Paleo slow cooker recipes for unleashing your inner caveman.
Gumbo is incredibly delicious and, when made in a slow cooker, incredibly easy. Just make sure that your turkey sausage doesn’t contain added sugar! It’s often served with rice, which isn’t Paleo-approved, but it’s just as tasty with cauliflower “rice.”
Ropa vieja is richly flavorful. It’s also a fantastic source of protein, so eat up!
You can use this slow cooker everything beef for just about anything. Add it to soups or salads, wrap it in lettuce “tacos,” or eat it plain.
Sweet potatoes are high in fiber, vitamin A, and vitamin C, which makes them healthier than white potatoes. They’re also a great way to get your carb fix when you’re eating Paleo, since you can’t have grains.
You don’t have to wait for Thanksgiving to enjoy turkey! This slow cooker turkey breast is great year-round in lettuce “wraps,” salads, or eaten with a side of your favorite veggies.