24 Paleo Recipes for Every Meal

Going caveman has never been easier



Just because you eat like a caveman—lots of meat, lots of veggies, no (or low) carbs, and everything as pure and clean as possible—doesn’t mean you have to go without life’s little pleasures. Like, for example, pancakes. Or orange chicken. Or thin mints (!). Here, 24 Paleo-approved recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.


Coconut Flour Paleo Biscuits
via Paleo Spirit

These aren’t your grandmother’s biscuits—not by a long shot. These puppies are made with bacon and shallots.

Sausage, Egg and Sweet Potato Skillet
via Everyday Paleo

Holy moly this sounds delicious. Also, the recipe says the avocado is optional, but I’d totally go for it.

Two-Minute Apple Mug Muffin
via Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations

For those days when you’re running really, really late and you need a really, really quick breakfast option, there’s this.

Chocolate Smoothie
via SexyPaleoFood on YouTube

See above re: running late, quick breakfast, etc.

Coconut Flour Paleo Pancakes
via Paleo Spirit

You actually get three doses of coconut goodness here; the recipe calls for coconut flour, coconut nectar and coconut oil.

Paleo Breakfast Bars
via Elana’s Pantry

Pumpkin seeds? Check. Sunflower seeds? Check. Slivered almonds? Check. Totally filling (and gluten-free!) breakfast? Check, check, check.


Summer Squash Pancakes
via PaleOMG

Pancakes? For lunch? Yessiree—especially when they’re savory and made with zucchini, squash, carrots and onions. Even better: Top them with avocado and your meat of choice for a complete, satisfying meal.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Mini Fritatta Muffins
vía Nom Nom Paleo

Another make-ahead, pack-for-the-week option. Just pop ’em in the microwave at work.

Chicken-Avocado Soup
via Men’s Fitness

This is one of those no-brainer soups we all need in our recipe arsenal. You know, for those days when we need some no-brainer recipes—which, for me, is like twice a week.

Beanless Chili
vía Real Food Freaks

Whip up a big ol’ pot of this bean-free chili and parse it out in Tupperware containers for lunch all week.

Simple Paleo Sandwich Bread
via Paleo Gluten Free Recipes

If you just can’t seem to swear completely off bread, no worries: here’s a recipe that makes pretty convincing bookends for a sammie, without using wheat flour.

Almond Paleo Sandwich with Egg and Asparagus
via Julien Bakery

Speaking of sandwiches, this one sounds to die for.


Spaghetti Squash with Chicken, Bacon and Pesto
vía Real Food Freaks

This is your no-pasta pasta dish, to satisfy those Italian hunger pangs.

Asian-Pepper Shrimp
via Men’s Fitness

I’m betting you could skewer these and fire ’em up on the grill for extra deliciousness.

Paleo Dirty Rice
via Elana’s Pantry

Throw some cauliflower in a food processor, pulse, and—whammo!—rice-less rice. Then add it to this recipe for a yummy side dish.

Spicy Tunisian Grilled Chicken
via Eating Well

File this rub away for any and all meat.

Orange Chicken
via Health-Bent

The un-Paleo thing about most Asian food is the soy sauce, which, our celiac friends know, contains wheat. This recipe gives you another alternative.

Stuffed Grape Leaves
via Shape Magazine

More cauliflower! I’m seeing a trend here.

Guacamole-Stuffed Poblano Peppers
via Eating Well

I heart guacamole, and I heart poblano peppers. Done and done.


Paleo Strawberry-Almond Brownies
via Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations

Because chocolate and strawberries are always winner, whether Paleo-ed or not.

Chocolate Chip Cookies
via The Food Lovers Kitchen

And the secret ingredient here is: maple syrup.

Baked Honey Cocoa Meringues
via Spry Living

Four ingredients, lots of mixing, bake, eat, be happy.

Thin Mints
via Body Hack

You had me at, well, thin mints.

Brown Butter Snickerdoodles
via Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind

A clean twist on a childhood favorite.
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