Recipes by Topic - kid-friendly

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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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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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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Baked Asian Chicken Wings

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Sticky and crispy on the outside, juicy and toothsome on the inside, and packed with flavor all the way through, these wings are perfect for watching a game, throwing a party, or just enjoying the pleasures of delicious and healthy food because it’s a day that ends in ‘y’ and…

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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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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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Sweet and Sour Chicken

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Throw out that old menu from Panda Express: Paleo is here to reclaim the sweet’n’sour chicken throne. Crispy chunks of pan-fried chicken and juicy bites of pineapple are all coated in a tangy-sweet sauce – and all without a trace of flour or vegetable oil. It’s delicious on its own…

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BBQ Chicken and Bacon Bites

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Need a party-friendly finger food? Try these smoky-sweet bites of chicken and bacon smothered in barbecue sauce. They’d be great for a kids’ party, but grown-ups will love them, too: put out a plate during a basketball game or TV marathon and watch them disappear. Just bring a big stack…

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Coconut Strawberry Lemonade

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What summer afternoon would be complete without a cold glass of lemonade? There’s a classic lemonade recipe here, but if you’re looking for something a little more distinctive, why not jazz it up with some coconut and fruit? As well as being a delicious treat, this is also the ideal…

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Kansas City BBQ Wings

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Here’s an easy crowd-pleaser to add some flavor to a weekday dinner: oven-baked wings in a quick and simple barbecue sauce. You can adjust the recipe to feed however many mouths you have (just add more chicken wings if you need them), and if you have any leftovers, just stash…

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Ground Beef Tacos

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To follow up with a delicious use for some Paleo tortillas, here’s a basic taco recipe that you can adapt almost endlessly to suit your personal tastes. As long as you’ve got your taco shells and meat ready, the choice of toppings is practically unlimited. Go traditional with bell peppers,…

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Cauliflower Tortillas

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Need a wrap? Taco shell? Breakfast burrito? Calzone pocket? With this quick and versatile cauliflower “tortilla,” you’ve got an all-in-one shell to fill with whatever you like. Give your imagination free range and enjoy experimenting: you can even add some spices to the crust itself to match whatever you’re filling…

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BBQ Chicken Salad

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Crunchy and creamy combine in this grill-inspired chicken salad recipe featuring homemade BBQ ranch dressing, avocado, and pan-fried chicken over a crisp bed of greens. The red-and-white dressing adds a colorful touch, and the whole salad is ready in just a few minutes: all you really have to do is…

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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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Aussie Burger

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In the land that brought us the platypus, is it any surprise that an ordinary burger would evolve into something completely over-the-top? The Aussie burger sets off the patty itself with a sweet, crunchy slice of pineapple and the slightly sharper tang of marinated beets, and tops everything off with…

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BBQ Meatballs

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Have you been poring over the weather forecast every day, waiting for that first, miraculous Saturday above 70 degrees? Or throwing longing glances at the grill every time you walk past it waiting patiently in the garage? Those last few weeks of chilly weather are the hardest weeks of all…

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Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

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Nobody knows for sure who made the first Sloppy Joe, but over the years they’ve become a favorite picnic lunch, campfire dinner, and hollow-leg-filler for anyone with a powerful appetite. So here’s a Paleo recipe for enjoying that perfect mix of meat and tomato sauce, minus all the junk that…

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Balsamic Steak Rolls

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Quick, colorful, and all wrapped up for your convenience, these juicy steak rolls are packed with vegetables and finished off with a tangy-sweet balsamic glaze. Adding basil and oregano without a pile of tomatoes gives them a very fresh Italian flavor. Pile a few of them on your plate for…

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Coconut Macaroons With Lemon Curd

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With a more intense flavor than jam or jelly, curd is a traditional spread for cookies, tea cakes, and other delicate sweets. Here, the airy lightness of coconut macaroons is the perfect base for a generous dollop of lemon curd in the center, and the temperature contrast just makes everything…

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Guacamole Stuffed Eggs

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Here’s a fresh new twist on the “deviled egg” theme: keep the irresistibly creamy center, but go easy on the mayo and add an avocado instead. The bright, spring-green color is perfect for the early days of warmer weather, and the taste is lighter without being bland. If you always…

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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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