5 Must-Try Paleo Recipes for Newbies

Time and time and again, health fanatics have mentioned the Paleo Diet as the “caveman” diet, but what does that really mean? To most, it implies that you can’t really eat a lot and have to sacrifice all the good food full of carbs, sugars, and fats. However, that is not true. Here to crush those myths, we bring you 5 Paleo recipes that show you joining this diet does not have to be boring.

1. Slow Cooker Gumbo

Our SkinnyMs. Slow Cooker Gumbo harnesses all of the fantastic flavors and textures of a traditional gumbo into a skinnier version that’s thrown together in a slow cooker. We’ve used a mix of chicken, turkey sausage and all the typical gumbo veggies—onion, celery, peppers, and okra. If you don’t care for okra, no worries—just add extra celery, peppers, and onion.

2. Paleo Pound Cake 

Most diets restrict dessert because of the sugar component. With the Paleo diet, you do not have to give up sugar with this delicious Paleo Pound Cake. Satisfy you sweet tooth with a slice of this pound cake and you won’t even be able to tell the difference. In place of all-purpose flour, the recipe calls for coconut flower and coconut milk, which is the key distinction from normal cake, avoiding dairy and grains.

3. Paleo Basil Cashew Chicken Salad

Starting a new diet usually means taking extra time to prepare many meals to last you throughout the week. This Paleo Basil Cashew Chicken Salad is as easy as it gets when trying out a new recipe. It’s as simple as tossing chicken with mayo and a bit of seasoning. This chicken salad abides by all the Paleo diet rules but is so versatile that it could be paired with virtually anything, from bread to cucumbers.

4. Coconut Banana Paleo Cookies 

Let’s face it. Everyone has a guilty pleasure. These cookies may just become your new favorite snack, and you don’t have to feel guilty at all! Made from completely wholesome ingredients, these cookies taste just like your traditional cookie with all the same chewy and decadent flavor. They are fun and easy to bake and you could get the whole family in on the fun.

5. Paleo Stuffed Mushrooms 

When having friends and family over, it’s easy to make excuses to slip out of your clean eating habits, but there’s a way to have your clean meal and wow your guests with some great finger foods. These Paleo Stuffed Mushrooms are the answer to all your hosting woes. This scrumptious, low-carb snack doubles as a great appetizer and those dinner parties.

These five recipes are the perfect way to get you started on that oh-so intimidating Paleo diet. It just goes to show that loving your body and taking care of your health, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on taste!

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