Recipes by Topic - diet: vegan

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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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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Frozen Coconut Limeade

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Throwing a party over the long weekend? Or just need a little something to jazz up your cookout? Here’s a perfect Paleo-friendly refreshment: tropical flavor and plenty of ice, with as much honey as you like to get your favorite level of sweetness. Kids will love this just as it…

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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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Melon Salsa

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Crunchy and juicy, with just a little snap from the red onions, melon salsa is a refreshing topping for chicken or steak, or even piled over a burger. It’s equally good on fish or other seafood; why not try it over some tuna steak or cod? Or maybe with shrimp?…

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Frozen Easter Eggs

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Want something cute and colorful to go with your Easter grass, but not so thrilled with cheapo drugstore candy? Try these easy frozen treats instead: they’re creamy, fruity, and delicious, perfect for celebrating the season without a pile of sugar. And with just two ingredients, they might take even less…

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Tomato Soup

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Some tomato sauce is so good that you almost want to eat it straight from the jar, and when you make that tomato sauce into a soup, this is the soup you get. It’s a study in the power of fresh, wholesome ingredients: if you’ve never tried tomato soup that…

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Oven Fried Pickles

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Are you ready to take your pickles to the next level? Sure, they’re addictively good on their own – a fresh, crispy pickle straight out of the fridge, or a crunchy slice on top of your hamburger. But for a real demonstration of what a pickle can do, try a…

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Chocolate Strawberry Hearts

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Healthy eating over Valentine’s Day does not have to mean gritting your teeth and suffering in silence while everyone else enjoys the candy. Honestly, most of the candy isn’t even that good – is it really such a deprivation to pass up on chalky, tasteless sugar hearts that have been…

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Valentine’s Day Smoothie

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Did you know that the pomegranate has been a symbol of love and fertility as far back as ancient Greece? If you’re looking for an appropriate Valentine’s Day treat, you couldn’t get much more appropriate – and pomegranates aren’t the only fruit with a story to tell. Other berry meanings…

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Baked Apple Chips

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Looking for a kid-friendly, grab-and-go snack that’s a little more nutritious than goldfish crackers? Even friends who aren’t Paleo will appreciate these sweet, cinnamon-dusted apple rounds, and they’re easy on the parents too, with a very simple recipe and no fancy ingredients. It doesn’t even take a dehydrator (although of…

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Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms

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Pesto is a Paleo-friendly condiment boasting a fresh-from-the-garden taste, a solid dose of healthy fats, and an irresistible deep green color that just begs you to dig right in. But it also has a problem attached: what can you do with it that doesn’t involve pasta? One of many solutions:…

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Chocolate Kiwi Popsicles

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Peeled kiwi slices dress up these “popsicles” with a striking geometric silhouette, and a cheerful color contrast between the darker outside and the lime-green interior. Inside the brittle chocolate shell, the sweet-tart fruit slices are juicy and naturally delicious, with no added sugar required! These mini-popsicles aren’t just a creative…

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Warm Winter Salad

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Winter food doesn’t have to be heavy or rich if you don’t like it that way: this warm salad is a little lighter and fresher, without sacrificing the coziness of winter vegetables. Everything in the root cellar gets a chance to shine here. Roasted onions, parsnips, and butternut squash make…

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Chipotle Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

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Scalloped potatoes are a classic family recipe – creamy, starchy, and irresistible under a nice roasted chicken thigh or pork chop. But what’s a dairy-sensitive, sugar-avoiding Paleo dieter to do when the dish comes around? That’s where this recipe comes in. Sweet potatoes in place of white, and a spicy…

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Apple Butter

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Apple butter, like peach butter, is an incredibly versatile and underappreciated condiment. If you always have a jar in the kitchen, you’ll find all kinds of ways to use it – in recipes, in vinaigrettes, or just plain as a topping for fresh fruit. It adds a hint of rich…

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Oven Roasted Garlic Cabbage

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Remember garlic bread? Hot from the oven, crispy on top, glistening with oil and flecked with sharp sprinkles of garlic? If your mouth is watering right now, you aren’t alone. Even if your brain tries to fire back with all the reasons why grains aren’t healthy for you, there’s just…

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Banana Raisin Cookies

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The hardest unhealthy foods to give up are always the ones with memories attached to them. Foods that mean nothing to you are easy to leave behind in favor of more nutritious options. But if you used to love baking with your family and friends, and you still remember the…

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Fresh Herbs In Olive Oil

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During the summer months, herb gardens are an explosion of fragrance and flavor: you’re lucky if you can use enough to keep them from going to seed. But with sunrise coming later and later, they start producing a lot less, and getting enough fresh herbs to cook with becomes more…

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Lemon Mint Iced Tea

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Most cafes and restaurants can serve you a glass of plain, unsweetened iced tea, but what if you want a little extra pizzaz without a bunch of high-fructose corn syrup, citric acid, and dubious “natural and artificial flavors” along for the ride? Brew up your own tea at home, and…

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Beet and Tomato Soup

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The dramatic crimson of this soup matches the deep, vibrant taste of the beets and tomatoes that fill it with flavor, not to mention nutrition. Both are excellent sources of Vitamin C, and provide substantial amounts of other nutrients as well: beets are packed with folate (especially important for pregnant…

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