Paleo diets are based on our consumption during the Paleolithic era between 2.5 million to 10,000 years ago. It is based on ingredients which could be available through hunting like lean meat, fish, and vegetables.
The diet is apt for those who want to maintain or lose weight.
Here are some easy home paleo recipes that you can try
- Broccoli Soup, a meal for 4
Ingredients: 2 tablespoon olive oil, 1 onion finely chopped, 5 to 6 pcs broccoli chopped to pieces, 1-liter water, Half spoon rock salt
Method: In a wok heat oil and add onion, fry them till it turns brown and emits a fine smell. Simmer and cook for 10 minutes, add chopped broccoli and cook further for 5 minutes. Add rock salt and mix properly, add water and cook till the broccoli becomes tender. Keep stirring the mix until it becomes nice and thick, garnish the soup with some shredded pieces of broccoli leaves and serve.
- Chicken Noodle Soup, a meal for 3
Ingredients:750 ml chicken stock, 1-piece celery finely cut, 1-piece carrot properly diced, 1 zucchini sliced into noodle strips, salt, and pepper to taste, a tablespoon of butter (or margarine)
Method: In a pot add chicken stock and a half spoon of salt. Add celery and carrots once it starts to boil. Simmer the burner and cook for 20 minutes before adding zucchini noodles and cook for 5 more minutes. Serve with a scoop of butter on top.
- Pumpkin Ginger Soup, a meal for 2
Ingredients:3 cups pumpkins roasted, 2 cups of chicken stock, 1 cup coconut milk, 20 drops of Stevia, 1 tablespoon ginger paste, 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, a tablespoon of butter (or margarine)
Method: In a mixer blend pumpkin, chicken stock and coconut milk. Add stevia, lemon juice, and ginger paste and make a fine blend. Heat a pot and add the mixture, cook till it boils and then let it simmer for 5 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and butter on top.
- Asparagus Basil Salad, a meal for 2
Ingredients:1 pound of asparagus, cut into small pieces and made into halves, 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, cut into halves, 1 avocado fully ripe, skin peeled off and cut into small cubes, 1 cup basil leaves, 4 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 teaspoon English mustard, Salt and pepper to taste, Oregano and Paprika to add flavor
Method: Take a pan, boil water and add asparagus, let it steam till tender. In a bowl put asparagus, tomatoes, avocado and basil leaves; top it up with olive oil, lemon juice, and mustard. Stir and sprinkle salt and pepper. Serve with oregano and paprika on top.
- Zucchini Carpaccio, a meal for 4
Ingredients: 3 zucchini, 4 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, Rock Salt and pepper to taste
Method: Trim the edges of the zucchini and slice them into thin strips from top to end lengthwise. Take a dish and place the slices of zucchini and top it up with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Add rock salt and pepper, let it refrigerate overnight. Serve.
- Egg Devil, a meal for4 / 8 pieces
Ingredients: 4 eggs, 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon English mustard, 4 tablespoons minced parsley, 4 tablespoons celery diced finely, 2 tablespoons chopped shallots, Rock salt to taste, Pepper or oregano, Paprika or red chili flakes to garnish
Method: Hard boil the eggs, cut it into two and take the egg yolk out, mash the egg yolks in a bowl and add mayonnaise, mustard and stir them properly. Add celery, shallots, salt, pepper, oregano and mix it properly. After the mixture is made refill them into the egg whites and refrigerate them so that they become firm. Add paprika or chili flakes on top and serve.
- Rosemary Fig Crackers, a meal for4
Ingredients: 1and a half cup almond flour, half teaspoon rock salt, 1 teaspoon of minced rosemary, 3 to 4 pieces dried figs, chopped to pieces,1 egg, 1 tablespoon of olive oil
Method: Take a large bowl and add almond flour, rosemary, and figs, mix well. In the mix add eggs and oil, stir to form a dough. Flatten the dough and make it a ½ inch thick. Place the dough in a butter paper, cut them with a knife into small squares of 2 inches. Preheat oven at 350 ° for 2 minutes and add bake for 12 minutes till it becomes golden brown. Let them cool and serve with tea.
- Paleo Bagels, a meal for3 / 6 pieces
Ingredients: 1 and a half cup of almond flour, 4 tablespoons of flax meal, 1 tablespoon coconut flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 4 to 5 eggs, 2 tablespoons apple vinegar, 1 tablespoon poppy seeds, margarine (or butter)
Method: Take a donut pan and grease the bottom with margarine and sprinkle some coconut flour on top. Mix almond flour, flax meal, baking soda, coconut flour and a pinch of salt, add eggs and apple vinegar and make a fine batter. Add batter to the donut pan and sprinkle some poppy seeds from the top. Preheat oven at 350° for 5 minutes and add the pan. Bake for 25 minutes and insert a knife to check. Let the bagels cool off for an hour and serve.
- Mexican Omelets, a meal for 2
Ingredients: 4 pieces of bacon, cut into small pieces, 1-piece avocado, 1 tablespoon onion paste,1 small tomato cut into small pieces, 1 tablespoon minced coriander leaves, 4 to 5 pieces eggs, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste, tomato puree and Tobasco sauce (optional)
Method: Take a frying pan, add half a spoon of olive oil and stir fry the bacon. Cut the avocado in two halves and peel the skin off, mash the avocado into a grainy mixture, do not mash finely. Add the avocado, onion paste, tomatoes and coriander leaves to the bacon and fry properly. Add some tomato puree and Tobasco sauce and make a hot mix.
In a bowl, beat the eggs finely, add salt and pepper. Take a frying pan and pour half a spoon of oil till it heats. Add half of the egg mixture till it becomes firm, rotate the sides and add the bacon mixture in the middle. Fold from the sides, your Mexican omelets are ready to be served!
The diet might help you to lose or maintain weight, however, there are no clinical studies to justify the benefits and potential of the diet. The same results might also transpire by exercise and maintaining a well-balanced diet filled with fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.