Paleo

4 Ingredient Banana Almond Mini Muffins (Vegan, Grain-Free)

These muffins are a snap to put together, and are made with only four healthy ingredients! I think they taste best straight out of the oven. Enjoy!

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup (250 mL) mashed, very ripe banana (between 2 and 3 large bananas)

  • 2 tablespoons (13 g) flaxseed meal

  • 1 and 1/2 cups (168 g) blanched almond flour

  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

See the entire recipe and directions at Power Hungry.

Paleo & Keto Pumpkin Bread

This delicious pumpkin bread is fantastic for people who are watching their carbs, are on keto diets, or are gluten free!

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INGREDIENTS

  • Avocado oil spray for the pan

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 (15oz can) pure pumpkin puree

  • 1/4 cup honey, or 1/4 cup xylitol

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 cups NOW Foods blanched almond flour

  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse kosher salt (not fine salt)

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

See the entire recipe and directions at the Healthy Recipes Blog.

Vanilla Pumpkin Seed Bites (Only 4 Ingredients!)

Pumpkin seeds are a great source of healthy fats as well as iron, magnesium, and zinc. They’re delicious to eat right out of the bag, but this simple recipe is extra delicious, and makes pumpkin seeds into a wonderful, slightly sweet snack! This recipe is vegan, Paleo, and grain free!

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Ingredients:

115 g 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tsp maple syrup

2 tsp coconut sugar

Water, boiled


See the entire recipe and directions at the Wallflower Kitchen!

Lemon Glazed Donut Holes (Keto, Paleo, GF, Vegan)

If you’ve ever made regular donuts from scratch, this recipe is 1000 times easier since it’s made almost entirely in a blender. It’s also secretly healthy and makes an amazing sweet treat!

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The ingredients are simple and wholesome. Nothing crazy or unusual. Nothing artificial.

  1. almond flour

  2. neutral oil (I used avocado oil)

  3. lemon

  4. monk fruit (or coconut sugar)

See the entire recipe and directions at Pretty Pies.

Grain Free Seed Crackers

These crackers are delicious and so healthy, while being perfect for special diets, whether you’re gluten free, paleo, low carb, vegan, or just want to have a tasty snack that’s good for you!

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INGREDIENTS:

½ cup pumpkin seed (pepitas)

1 cup ground flaxseed

⅓ cup sesame seed

¼ cup chia seed

1 tsp salt

1¼ cup water

Additional Flavorings:

Add up to 2 tablespoons of your favorite herbs and spices. I added ½ tsp granulated garlic, 1 tsp thyme and 1 tsp basil.

See the entire recipe and directions at Downshiftology.

Almond Butter Baked Apples (Paleo)

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4 medium-size apples (I like to use Honeycrisp apples but any kind will work)

8 tablespoons almond butter (I like Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter)

12 pecan pieces, chopped (or walnuts)

1/3 cup raisins (or cranberries or Goji berries)

1/3 cup shredded coconut

1/4 cup pepitas (or sunflower seeds)

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

pure maple syrup for drizzling

See the full recipe and directions at Making Thyme for Health.

Flourless Peanut Butter Zucchini Brownies

These brownies look absolutely decadent, but they're actually healthy brownies in disguise! These brownies make a wonderful (secretly healthy) dessert!

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INGREDIENTS:

¾ cup natural peanut butter* (I used salted)
¼ cup pure maple syrup
1 cup shredded zucchini (don't squeeze out water)
¼ cup cocoa powder
2 tbsp ground flaxseed**
¾ tsp baking soda
¼ cup chocolate chips (I like mini), plus more for sprinkling
Optional: splash vanilla extract, pinch of salt if using unsalted peanut butter

See the entire recipe and directions at Hummusapian.

Curried Cauliflower Rice Kale Soup

The cauliflower in this soup helps to make this a nice, substantial soup while still being low in calories. Plus the recipe is both Paleo and vegan!

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INGREDIENTS:

5-6 cups of cauliflower florets (about 3-4 cups when "riced'). See notes.
2- 3 tbsp curry powder or curry seasoning (turmeric should is usually included in the curry seasoning/powder)
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp sea salt
2-3 tbsp olive oil for roasting
3/4 cup red onion chopped
1 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp olive oil or avocado oil
8 kale leaves with stems removed and chopped
2 cups (5oz) chopped carrots
4 cups broth (vegetable or chicken if not vegan)
1 cup almond milk or coconut milk (the drinking kind works best and is smoother).
1/2 tsp red pepper or chili flakes (use less if you don't want as spicy)
1/2 tsp black pepper
salt to taste after cooking

See the entire recipe and directions at Cotter Crunch.

Perfect Paleo Lemon Bars (GF & Nut Free)

These are a delicious, fresh tasting treat for gluten-free and Paleo diets! They're definitely a crowd pleaser!

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Ingredients
Crust:
1/4 cup raw honey
1/3 cup ghee room temp*
1 egg room temp
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2/3 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup tapioca flour
1/8 tsp sea salt
grated zest of 1 lemon

Filling:
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice about 4 lemons
Grated zest of one lemon
1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp raw honey
3 eggs plus 1 yolk
1 Tbsp tapioca flour
1/2 tsp coconut flour

See the entire recipe and directions at Paleo Running Mama.

Coconut Flour Chocolate Chunk Bars (GF, DF, & Paleo)

These healthy dessert bars are gluten free, dairy free, and suitable for a Paleo diet- plus they're absolutely delicious!

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INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/3 cup honey, agave nectar or maple syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 eggs, slightly beaten
¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup coconut flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
3 oz your favorite dairy-free dark chocolate bar, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup coconut flakes, optional

Cauliflower Stuffing (Low Carb, Paleo, and Grain Free)

Thanksgiving doesn't have to mean throwing dietary restrictions out the window- there are plenty of delicious options for low carb or gluten free diets!  Cauliflower is such a versatile vegetable, and this recipe will make you barely miss the bread!

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4 tbsp. butter
1 onion, chopped
2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped or thinly sliced
1 small head cauliflower, chopped
1 c. chopped mushrooms
kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley
2 tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary
1 tbsp. chopped fresh sage (or 1 tsp. ground sage)
1/2 c. vegetable or chicken broth

See the entire recipe and directions at Delish.

Grain Free Cauliflower Crust Pizza Bites

This is a fantastic pizza crust if you’re avoiding carbs or gluten- I made it for a relative on a Paleo diet and we were all surprised how nicely these turned out!  

•    1 medium cauliflower, cored and coarsely chopped
•    1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
•     1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
•     2 eggs, beaten
•     2 teaspoon chopped garlic
•     salt and ground black pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Add the cauliflower to a food processor and process until it achieves a rice like consistency.  I have a nine cup food processor and had to do the cauliflower in batches since it was too large to chop properly.

When the cauliflower is cropped finely, transfer it to a thin tea towel (you can also use a clean cotton shirt) and squeeze as much liquid out as possible.  Removing the water from the cauliflower will help it to make a crisp crust without being mushy.

When you have finished squeezing the cauliflower, transfer to a large bowl and add in the remaining ingredients, stirring until mixed completely.

Flatten balls on to a cookie sheet (this is very similar to making peanut butter cookies, just with a mushier "dough") and bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.  I have a Pampered Chef scoop that I used that worked perfectly.

At this point, you can cool the cauliflower crusts on a metal rack and freeze for a later use, or add sauce and cheese (and any other toppings) and bake an additional 5-8 minutes or until the cheese has melted.

 

MAKE AHEAD FREEZER OPTION:
If you freeze the crusts (and they do freeze very well), do so before adding the toppings.  Remove them from the freezer and top them with sauce and cheese and then bake them (still frozen) at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Mug Cake

This is a great recipe that from start to finish takes only 3 minutes.  It's healthy too, and makes a perfect single serving treat!

Ingredients:
1 Large Egg
1 Tbsp. Coconut Flour
1 Tbsp. Almond Flour
2 Tbsp. Chocolate Chips (Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips are gluten, soy, and dairy free)
2 Tbsp. Maple Syrup
1 Tbsp. Vanilla

Read the entire recipe and directions at Paleo on a Budget.

Chai Spice Almond Flour Banana Bread (Grain Free, Gluten Free, Paleo)

This might be the best gluten free and grain free bread you ever taste.  Almond flour is absolutely delicious, and this smells and tastes like fall.  

3 cups blanched almond flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large ripe bananas
3 large eggs
1/4 cup pure maple syrup or honey
1/4 cup melted butter (or coconut oil for Paleo)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Read the full recipe and directions at Delicious as it Looks.