Sometimes you need a meal in a pinch. If you’re really looking to save some time and energy in the kitchen, try one of these easy Paleo recipes.
You can have a quick and delicious meals ready and on the table for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and even snack time. And you won’t sacrifice any flavor in the meantime!
As a plus, these easy Paleo recipes will help you get more stuff done throughout your day. You know what I’m talking about – all of those hobbies that you’ve been planning to do and never got around to. Yeah. Those things. Save those gourmet meals for when you can actually enjoy the prep time.
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Easy Baked Avocado & Egg
Eggs and avocado are an equation that equals good fats and protein in one simple breakfast. Bake an egg in this nature-made bowl, and give it a little spice with your favorite Paleo-friendly seasoning or hot sauce.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Easy Baked Avocado & Egg
Eggs in a Jar
Is there anything easier than cooking a meal in the jar you’ll also be eating it from? Not only does this make prep easier, but it also makes cleanup a breeze. Not to mention that mason jars are the perfect vessel for a grab and go meal.
Recipe: Paleo Leap | Egg in a Jar
Vanilla Blueberry Protein Smoothie Bowl
Adding all of your ingredients to a blender is the most difficult part of this recipe. If you can handle that step, you’re golden. Top it off with some dried fruit, nuts, or seeds to add some texture too.
Recipe: Wildblend | Vanilla Blueberry Protein Smoothie Bowl
Pumpkin Protein Muffins
Mix it up, spoon it in a muffin tray, put it in the oven, and done. Pretty simple stuff if you can handle the 25-minute bake time. These muffins are just great in the autumn months; eat them when you are looking for some extra protein!
Recipe: Healtheasy | Pumpkin Protein Muffins
Kale & Mushroom Sausage Patties
Breakfast sausage enhances every morning meal, and making your own is simpler than you think. Mix some kale, mushrooms, and a dash of nutmeg with ground pork, then cook in a cast iron skillet. You’ll never buy store-bought sausage again.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Kale & Mushroom Sausage Patties
Sweet Potato Toast
Sweet potato is the best thing to hit the toaster since slice bread. A ridiculously easy and delicious meal to make, you can pile any of your favorite toppings on sweet potato toast. If you don’t have a toaster, you can pop these sweet potato slices in the oven, too.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Sweet Potato Toast
No-Bake Paleo Protein Bars
Store-bought protein bars not only pack a ton of protein—they also boast a lot of sugar. Big Paleo no-no. However, if you make your own, you don’t have to worry about that! And you can still get chocolate too!
Recipe: Christina Canters | No-Bake Paleo Protein Bars
Morning Paleo Smoothie
To some, the best part of waking up is having a Paleo smoothie in your cup. This easy recipe calls for frozen berries, making this smoothie all the more sweet. Add in some nut butter if you want.
Recipe: Paleo Leap | Morning Paleo Smoothie
Chia Berry Paleo Parfait
Parfaits are not only a classic breakfast menu item, but they are also an easy one to whip up. Make sure to make this recipe the night before, so the chia seeds have time to perfectly set overnight. You won’t regret it.
Recipe: Paleo Foodies | Chia Berry Paleo Parfait
Whole30 Breakfast Bowl
How sweet this breakfast bowl is – literally. Vanilla bean powder meets banana, apples, almond butter, cinnamon, and dried coconut flakes. It’s a savory morning meal that takes only a few minutes to make, but you’ll never want to finish.
Recipe: Bravo for Paleo | Whole30 Breakfast Bowl
Healthy Tuna Stuffed Avocado
Whether you fill these bad boys with tuna, this simple recipe will fill you up quickly. It makes for a nice, quick lunch filled with healthy fats and protein.
Recipe: The Stay At Home Chef | Healthy Tuna Stuffed Avocado
Easy Fig Salad
If you’re looking for a light meal – this is it. It’s cool and easy for those long days where you definitely don’t want to spend your time in the kitchen. Plus, figs make salads seem extra classy.
Recipe: Healing and Eating | Easy Fig Salad
Beet Noodle Arugula Salad
Beets and balsamic vinegar are a winning combination. It’s a simple salad that also boasts a ton of flavor – and a lot of colors too! It’s like eating the rainbow with a prep time of 10 minutes.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Beet Noodle Arugula Salad
Paleo Papaya Boats
Take a mini vacation with this exotic dish. The papaya, banana, coconut, blueberries, and lime will make you feel like you are dining on the coast of the Hawaiian Islands.
Recipe: This Whole Kitchen | Paleo Papaya Boats
Protein-Packed Mango Shrimp Hand Rolls
Change up your lunch routine with this shrimp and homemade salsa, all rolled up in nori and ready to eat in under 25 minutes!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Protein-Packed Mango Shrimp Hand Rolls
Carrot Cake Bites
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I like a little sweetness with my snack time. These bite-sized carrot cake morsels offer the right amount of nourishment along with the perfect hit of sweetness you are desperately craving.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Carrot Cake Bites
Cranberry Orange Snack Bites
You could use that mid-afternoon kick of energy! What should you turn to? Some Paleo energy balls, of course! These fruity delights will satisfy your taste buds and keep you alert for the rest of the day! Add some chocolate to dip them in too!
Recipe: From Scratch Mostly | Cranberry Orange Snack Bites
Loaded Mashed Sweet Potato Balls
What do you do with leftover sweet potato? Transform them into savory, crispy, melt-in-your-mouth sweet potato balls! You’re welcome.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Loaded Mashed Sweet Potato Balls
3-Ingredient Energy Bars
Dried fruit and nuts make for a classic trail mix in bar form. This recipe only requires three ingredients. You might just be looking at one of the easiest recipes on this list.
Recipe: Kitchn | 3-Ingredient Energy Bars
Paleo Snack Mix
Trail mix – say no more. There is really not much prep here besides pouring all of your ingredients into a container. Eat it at home, at work, in the car, while shopping, sneak it in the movie theater – the sky’s the limit!
Recipe: Miss Information | Paleo Snack Mix
Paleo Italian Sub Roll-up
Subs are easy to make, but cutting the bread isn’t always the easiest thing to do. Unless you create an Italian Sub Roll Up, that is. Pack all of your favorite flavors together in this recipe without even missing the gluten-filled bread.
Recipe: Primal Bites | Paleo Italian Sub Roll-Up
Paleo Chicken Salad Wraps
A wrap is an easy meal no matter how you slice it. Chicken salad with Paleo mayo on a Paleo-friendly tortilla is about as simple as it gets. Pair it with some homemade veggie chips or even some fruit.
Recipe: Brave for Paleo | Paleo Chicken Salad Wraps
Big Cast Iron Skillet Chili
A comforting, stick-to-your-ribs meal doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming. You can still get a great flavor by making cast iron chili. The heat does all of the hard work for you! Make some vegan cornbread with it if you want.
Recipe: Eat Nourishing | Big Cast Iron Skillet Chili
Sweet Thai Chili Glazed Salmon
Another one-pan dish that only takes 15 minutes to make. It’s also the perfect balance of sweet and heat that’ll make your taste buds happy. Make some veggies on the side – it’s all you need.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Sweet Thai Chili Glazed Salmon
Here’s a simple veggie dish that can either accompany a hearty meal or be the main dish if you are looking for something lean and green. Also, broccoflower is a fun veggie that’ll bring a new flavor to your palate.
Recipe: Whitney Bond | Winter Vegetables
Cauliflower “Bagel” BLT
Sometimes a sandwich is an amazing, well-rounded meal. A traditional BLT is a rough one for the Paleo community, but cauliflower bread is an easy way to move around that issue. Layer on that bacon, tomato, and lettuce with pride!
Recipe: The Iron You | Cauliflower “Bagel” BLT
Paleo Ramen Noodle Bowl
Yes, ramen bowls can be both Paleo-approved and simple to make. Kelp noodles may look like actual noodles, but offer no gluten to boot. Add some mushrooms, chili powder, soft boiled eggs, and cilantro, and then prepare for a tasty meal.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Paleo Ramen Noodle Bowl
Portabella Sandwich Stack with Sweet Potato Chips
Sandwiches are very feasible for the Paleo folk. Portabella buns not only omit the gluten, but they also enhance the flavor. Add guacamole to kick this dish up a notch. If you have the time, make some sweet potato chips on the side. It’s meaty, fresh, and creamy.
Recipe: Multiply Delicious | Portabella Sandwich Stack with Sweet Potato Chips
Zucchini Noodles Drizzled with Tahini Bacon Sauce
Tahini and bacon sound like an unlikely pair, but they actually play very well together when mixed on top of zucchini noodles. Not to mention that turmeric really brings some extra flavor to the party.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Zucchini Noodles Drizzled in Tahini Bacon Sauce
Paleo Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken noodle soup is fantastic – other than those noodles. This recipe makes chicken soup for the Paleo soul possible because of its veggie noodles. It’s magic!
Recipe: Coconut Mama | Paleo Chicken Noodle Soup
Paleo Mocha Frappuccino
Who said you can’t drink your dessert? Move over Starbucks, there’s a new sheriff in town when it comes to this Paleo-friendly recipe. Just make sure that you make Paleo-friendly whipped cream using coconut cream.
Recipe: Living Healthy with Chocolate | Paleo Mocha Frappuccino
Chia Mango Banana Trifle
In order to get the best results from chia seeds, they should sit overnight in order to properly set. If you can handle that, then this recipe is a walk in the park. It’s fruity, creamy, and easy.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Chia Banana Mango Trifle
Paleo & Vegan Apple Crisp
I don’t know many apple crisp recipes that can come together in less than an hour and a half – until now. Not to mention that an hour of that time is bake time. Not too shabby, right? Too bad the oven can’t chop the apples too (but you can buy them pre-sliced).
Recipe: Detoxinista | Paleo & Vegan Apple Crisp
Dairy-Free Cookie Dough Ice Cream
Full-fat coconut milk, dark chocolate and blended cashews fuse to make this creamy dairy-free ice cream. We won’t judge you if you end up going back for seconds.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Dairy-Free Cookie Dough Ice Cream
Perfect Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies, but I believe you love them more if you can bake them in say – 30 minutes. Paleo people rejoice: you can enjoy these American favorites in only a half of an hour.
Recipe: Texanerin Baking | Perfect Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
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