Recipes by Topic - diet: no sweeteners

Flourless Banana Pancakes

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The search for the perfect Paleo pancake continues! Carrot cake pancakes are one way to do it, but what if you’re not into a lot of almond flour? Well, here’s a Sunday brunch recipe that doesn’t rely on any kind of flour at all – in fact, it’s completely nut-free,…

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Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

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Enjoy all the good parts about pasta, but skip the stomachache afterward with this 100% Paleo “pasta” made from spaghetti squash. If you’ve never worked with spaghetti squash before, it’s very easy – all you have to do is remove the seeds, bake it, and then scrape out the flesh…

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Fresh Fruit Pops

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Is the ice cream truck calling your name lately? Throw together a batch of Paleo popsicles instead, with coconut water, real fresh fruit, and no monkey business going on with the flavors. They won’t quite turn your lips that charming shade of atomic purple-blue, but that’s a pretty small price…

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Tomato And Spinach Salad

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From rows of smooth, hefty beefsteaks and bumpy piles of multicolored heirlooms to punnets overflowing with bite-size cherry and grape varieties, summer means tomato season. It’s a chance to appreciate the juiciest and most flavorful fruit before refrigeration takes its toll; even better if you can get it direct from…

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Coconut Lime Chicken Soup

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Here’s a flavor-packed way to perk up any leftover chicken hanging around the fridge: give it new life with a creamy coconut milk base, a blend of spicy Thai seasonings, and plenty of lime juice for extra zing. It only takes a few minutes, so it’s perfect for busy nights…

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Chicken BLT Salad

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Want to get your BLT on but not quite feeling the deviled eggs? Try a salad instead: a lettuce wedge topped off with crispy breaded chicken, plenty of bacon, and a creamy homemade dressing. It’s a perfect example of how simple it is to take a classic flavor and make…

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Mayonnaise, Revisited

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We’ve already touched on mayonnaise, but we also realized that mayo is so versatile and delicious that it’s worth revisiting and reiterating how simple it can be to prepare at home. Add to that the fact that healthy store-bought mayonnaise is not something that exists at the moment; all of them are prepared…

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Brisket Chili

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Got some leftover brisket? Give it a whole new life as a chunky, hearty chili to gobble down right now, freeze for later, or both. If you don’thave any leftovers, you can still get in on the action: just toss some raw brisket into a slow-cooker with all the other…

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Cream of Zucchini Soup

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It’s zucchini season! In the store, it’ll be cheap, but if you have a garden, you probably already have more than you know what to do with: zucchini is one of those crops that appears in a burst of abundance and sends you scrambling around to press huge baskets of…

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Watermelon Sports Drink

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If you like to test your mettle with grueling sweat-fests in the summertime, then you know the importance of staying hydrated: sweat steals your precious water stores fast, and stopping a great workout because you’re too weak and dizzy to keep going is nobody’s idea of fun. But you also…

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Texas-style Beef Brisket

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Brisket isn’t the easiest cut of meat to approach, but done right it pays you back with a delicious, budget-friendly dinner. The trick is managing all the cartilage and connective tissue, which can easily turn tough and gristly if it’s undercooked. That’s actually a great health benefit – it provides…

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Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs

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If they’re getting herbal about their ranch, most people reach for dill or basil, but in this recipe, a touch of rosemary in the marinade adds a special flavor to the ranch dressing and makes it just a little more sophisticated. It’s an easy way to dress up a classic…

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Chili Burgers

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Can’t decide whether you want chili or a burger tonight? Have both! The chili sauce here is a nice change from ketchup and mustard; it’s technically optional but it really makes these burgers stand out from the crowd. In fact, you might actually want to make extra sauce, so you…

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Zucchini and Mushroom Pasta

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Tired of serving your Paleo noodles with the same old meatballs and tomato sauce? Here’s a colorful new idea that brings out the heartier side of vegetables like zucchini and mushrooms with just a hint of creamy coconut milk for flavor. Spaghetti squash plays the role of “pasta” in this…

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Tuscan Chicken Skillet

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Calling all tomato-lovers! This easy weeknight dinner has it all: sun-dried and fire-roasted tomatoes to double up on that full-bodied savory flavor. Add the umami from the mushrooms and the time-honored combination of garlic and herbs, and you’ve got a surefire winning recipe, all in just a few minutes of…

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Radish and Cucumber Salad

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Add some snap and a little extra color to your cucumbers with this fresh summer salad. Thin radish slices add a tasty crunch and green onions make it even sharper, but a creamy mayonnaise dressing keeps the bite from getting too out of hand. You can also vary the radish-to-cucumber…

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Salmon with Tomato Pesto

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You’ve made pesto with basil – maybe even with asparagus. But have you ever tried it with tomatoes? It’s a new and different taste, but just give it a shot; you might like it! Tomatoes have a delicious natural sweetness that fits perfectly with grilled salmon, and pesto is a…

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Grilled Pork With Basil Rub

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Does anything smell more like high summer than fresh, newly-crushed basil? Even without a ripe tomato as its partner-in-crime, basil brings an irresistible herbal flavor (not to mention a mouthwatering smell!) to these pork chops, in the form of a quick and simple wet rub. With some lemon along for…

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Baked Greek Chicken

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Baked with Greek herbs, olives, and a creamy eggplant topping, this chicken is equal parts delicious comfort food and easy one-pot dinner. And if you can’t get enough, it’s also good as leftovers the next day, on top of some more salad greens, or maybe with a big bowl of…

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Cooked Vegetable Salad

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Salad doesn’t have to be raw! If the typical lettuce-tomato-onion rotation is getting old, why not try this luxurious spread of oven-roasted vegetables? Zucchini and eggplant ribbons, fresh tomatoes, and purple onions are roasted in olive oil to bring out their sweeter flavors, and then garnished with snow pea shoots…

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Creamy Cucumber Salad

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When the afternoons turn sticky and muggy, there’s nothing more refreshing than a fridge-crisp cucumber, preferably with a sprinkle of bright, tangy dill seeds. You could make some homemade pickles, of course, but if you want your cucs right now, this quick salad is a perfect solution. Just mix it…

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