We are so excited to have some family coming to stay with us this week. Combined with the hot weather, it is going to be a good time. They eat a Primal diet, which is pretty close to Paleo but includes dairy products. Our guests would be happy & gracious to eat whatever I set on the table, but I thought it’d be a fun challenge to go Primal this week. I don’t plan on wearing animal skins or lifting heavy rocks, but eating meat? Yeah, I can handle that.
After flipping through dozens of Primal and Paleo recipe blogs, I started to get completely overwhelmed with MEAT! So I finally went back to Melody’s menu plans and just stole her ideas. Much easier. Also, I had a tough time with side dishes to fill out the meal. Proof that carbs are my true love. Although, my husband was reading excerpts from Wheat Belly by William Davis (Amazon) last night. He was intrigued so I think change may be in the air…
Help! For those of you who eat Primal or Paleo, what are your favorite recipes? Leave a comment!
Here’s what’s for dinner at my house this week:
Monday — Chipotle Chicken Salad, Kale Salad
Tuesday — Meat Crust Quiche, green salads
Wednesday — Sweet Potato & Kale Chicken Patties and… ?
Thursday — Madagascar Chicken, Lime Cilantro Cauliflower “Rice”
Friday — Taco Salads, fresh pineapple
Saturday — Zucchini & Sweet Potato Frittata, Roasted Broccoli
Sunday — Grilled Sausages & Hamburgers and… ?
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We love this Blackened Chicken Breast with avocado sauce and pureed cauliflower. The leftover avocado sauce is excellent as a salad dressing also. Chocolate coconut milk ice cream for after
I’ve been following a couple of paleo bloggers: The Civilized Caveman and Primally Inspired.
My absolute favorite recipe hands down is the Jalapeno Dijon Grilled Chicken Breasts. I make it weekly now because it’s that good. Here’s the recipe: http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/entrees/poultry/jalapeno-dijon-grilled-chicken/
Another meat recipe I like to cook is Primally Inspired’s Carne Asada. This is awesome and one you MUST make with her sauce. Here’s her recipe: http://www.primallyinspired.com/carne-asada-mexican-paleo/
The other recipe I like to serve with either of the above recipes, is the Mexican “Rice” recipe found here: http://stiritup.me/?p=7146
A vegetable side dish I plan on making soon (when it’s not so hot), is roasted carrots with dill. This is another caveman recipe, so I know it will be good. Here’s the link to it: http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/sidessoupsdrinks/dill-roasted-carrots/
Summer Womack says
I just popped on to say that Wheat Belly is amazing!! I got it through my Audible account and it is certainly an eye opener!
I may hitch-hike your meal plan for the week. These look great. I’m headed for Paleo, as well 🙂
We just made the Cuban Burgers from Primal Cravings and they were hands down the best thing I’d had in months! They were not the easiest, but definitely worth the time.
We do lots of grilled or sauteed veggies (basically whatever is in season), lots of sauteed mushrooms and TONS of sweet potatoes. I make sweet potatoes quite a bit or slice them really thin and “fry” in a thin layer of bacon fat. Dipped in Sriracha mayo, they are out of this world. I try to keep it pretty simple with the sides, nothing fancy.
Here’s my Pinterest board with mostly Paleo side dishes, I’m interested to try the cabbage steaks! http://pinterest.com/melodymarie33/side-dishes/
What about a yummy chilled soup as a side, something you could make ahead of time? Gazpacho or cucumber soup?