Grilled Chicken Marinade

Posted: March 3rd, 2012 | Filed under: Paleo Marinades, Paleo Recipes | Comments Off

Got this from Mark’s Daily Apple

Ingredients

  1. 1 TBSP Dijon mustard
  2. 1/2 C olive oil
  3. 1/4 C balsamic vinegar (red wine vinegar works, too)
  4. 1 tsp hot chile powder
  5. Grated zest from an orange Juice from the orange
  6. Sea salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients
  2. Pour over 1 lb. skinless/boneless chicken breast halves.
  3. Marinate for 30 minutes to 2 hours.
  4. Remove chicken from marinade and grill.

 


Tangy Chicken Marinade

Posted: March 3rd, 2012 | Filed under: Paleo Marinades, Paleo Recipes | Comments Off

Tangy Chicken Marinade

Ingredients

  1. 1/2 cup lime juice
  2. 1/4 cup olive oil
  3. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 1 jalapeno pepper, cut in 1/8″ slices (do not remove seeds!)
  5. 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  6. salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients
  2. Pour over 1 lb. skinless/boneless chicken breast halves.
  3. Marinate for 30 minutes to 2 hours.
  4. Remove chicken from marinade and grill.

Notes

  1. Serves 4
  2. You can brush the chicken with remaining marinade during cooking.

 


Snacking

Posted: March 2nd, 2012 | Filed under: Paleo Recipes | 2 Comments »

I love snacking. Before Paleo, it was chips, salsa, cheeses, and dip, but I obviously had to change that. Since I wasn’t about to stop snacking, I had to find good substituions.

Here’s what I have in my pantry and refrigerator at the moment.

  1. Dates
  2. Almond butter
  3. Dried apple rings (or really any non-processed, additive free freeze dried fruit, i.e. Certain grocery stores will sell sulfur-free, sugar-free dried mangos)
  4. Cut up carrots and home made baba ganoush
  5. Nuts: Macadamia, Almonds, Cashews
  6. Sliced up fruit (pineapple, blueberries, strawberries, whatever is in season)
  7. Guacamole
  8. Carrot or banana (aka plantains or platanos) chips.

I have these foods prepared, sliced up, and ready to be eaten at a moment’s notice. Preparation makes a big difference here.

Here’s what normal people do:

  1. They buy a bunch of fruits and vegetables
  2. They put them in the fridge
  3. After a long day, they come home, open the refrigerator and see a stack of unprepared fruits. Uncut pineapples, unwashed strawberries, and unopened blueberries. Then they shut the door and think “crap, too much work just to eat, forget about it”

Here’s what you should do:

  1. Buy a bunch of fruits and vegetables
  2. Prepare them for your future lazy self. This means cleaning, slicing, and putting them in resealable bags or containers.
  3. Now, after a long day, you can open the fridge, and the hardest thing is picking your favorite fruit.

Prepare your food ahead of time, your future lazier self will thank you.


Paleo Meatloaf

Posted: March 2nd, 2012 | Filed under: Paleo Recipes | Comments Off

Meatloaf is a another easy goto meal. We make this early in the week so we can divide it up for lunches or dinners.

Ingredients

  1. 1 diced red onion
  2. 2 lbs of grass fed ground beef 1 C almond meal
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1 can tomato paste
  5. 1 TBSP crushed garlic
  6. 1/2 TBSP sea salt
  7. 2 TBSP dried basil
  8. 1 tsp marjoram
  9. cracked black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients by hand in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Place meat mixture into a large glass baking pan and form into a loaf.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until meat is no longer pink in the middle.

Notes

  1. If you’ve got leftovers by Friday, you can cut this up and use the meat in a frittata recipe.
  2. Sometimes, the meat gets dry. I add in half an avocado for additional flavor.


Banana Nut Pancakes

Posted: March 2nd, 2012 | Filed under: Paleo Recipes | Comments Off

Banana nut pancakes are one of my favorite breakfasts. They look like pancakes, taste just as good as pancakes, and keep well for a few days, which means you can prepare a batch on Monday and have enough to last till Wednesday

Ingredients

  1. 2 Ripe Bananas
  2. 2 Eggs
  3. 2 TBSP Almond Butter

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl
  2. Cook in a skillet over medium heat
Notes
  1. Each pancake is 2 TBSP
  2. For a crunchier pancake, place mixture in skillet, then heat up pan.
  3. Serves 4. I double or triple the recipe so it lasts for a few days