Paleo recipes for kid-friendly

Chipotle Sweet Potato Salad

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Roasted sweet potatoes are the perfect base for a creamy chipotle mayonnaise: add some tomatoes and onion for crunch, and you’ll have everyone going back for seconds (and thirds). It’s a great potluck dish because it’s just unusual enough to be interesting, without crossing the line into “weird” or “diet…

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Banana Ice Cream

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A Paleo ice cream recipe that’s simple, delicious and requires only one ingredient and no special equipment other than a food processor. Sounds too good to be true? Well that feat is indeed possible, thanks to the power of bananas to stay creamy when frozen instead of developing hard crystals…

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Egg Salad Dip

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This fresh, herb-flavored egg dip is creamy enough to scoop up with your favorite veggie strips, but with just enough of a bite to keep it interesting. It’s great for an afternoon snack, with plenty of healthy fat and protein to help tide you over until dinnertime – so much…

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Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Chili

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Yes, “queso” means cheese, but hold the sour cream, the cream cheese, and the shredded cheddar, because this recipe is dairy-free! Instead of being smothered in cheese, this one’s all about the spices and salsa, with avocado standing in as a creamy, dairy-free topping. To really give the chicken its…

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Chocolate Oranges

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Treat yourself to a quick bite of everyone’s favorite Paleo indulgence with these quick, chocolate-dipped orange slices. They’re perfect for anyone looking for a healthy treat without any nuts or nut flours, and the recipe couldn’t be easier: just melt the chocolate, dip the orange slices, and let them chill…

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Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Mushrooms

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Looking for a perfect use for your homemade bacon? Sure, you could just fry it up, but sometimes a special occasion calls for something a little fancier. For a special breakfast, these cute bacon-wrapped mushrooms would be the perfect complement to a plate of scrambled eggs, maybe with some fried…

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Balsamic Steak Skewers

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Take advantage of grilling season while you can with an easy recipe for a classic combo: grilled steak and tomatoes in a balsamic barbecue marinade. It’s not fancy, but it’s definitely delicious, and isn’t that just what we all need every now and then? If you’re making a batch of…

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Almond and Coconut Macaroons

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Macaroons are almost Paleo to start with: egg whites, almond paste, and coconut flakes are all perfectly healthy. The only thing to really find a substitute for is the mass quantity of sugar you’ll find in most of the commercial recipes: some store-bought macaroons are so overwhelmingly sweet you can…

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Simple Summer Chicken

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Need a fast and delicious protein to go with all the summer produce coming out of the garden this time of year? Try this recipe for ultra-quick grilled chicken breasts, marinated in a quick Italian seasoning mix before you toss them on the rack. They’ll go well with almost any…

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Beef And Onion Skewers

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Skewers are a classic grill favorite: they’re easy to cook and easy to eat, and somehow it’s just fun to pull your food off a stick in bite-sized pieces. Call it the inner cave(wo)man breaking through our 21st-century mores. Kids love them, too, and they’re easy to downsize for smaller…

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Mango Lime Gelatin Gummies

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As we hinted about in our recent fruit juice gelatin recipe, using gelatin in desserts and treats opens the door to an array of fun and tasty ways to enjoy fruits and this recipe surely delivers. With just the right amount of tanginess and tropical feel from the mango and lime juice, these are perfect…

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Skillet Cherry Jam

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Jam making is a traditional way to preserve all the wild fruits of the summer and save all that nutritional goodness for the darker months ahead. Traditional recipes for jam cover everything from strawberries and raspberries to quinces, currants, and gooseberries, but here’s one for a big pile of fresh…

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Balsamic Glazed Chicken Wings

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Looking for something with a serious flavor? These spicy-sweet chicken wings have it all: first they pick up some spice in the marinade, and after they’re cooked, they’re coated in a tangy honey-balsamic glaze (with optional sriracha if you really like it kicky). To get the best flavor, the recipe…

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Shrimp Taco Bites

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Need a standout appetizer or snack tray? Try these finger-friendly mini tacos: spicy shrimp stacked with fresh guacamole and salsa on top of crunchy cucumber slices. They’re perfect if you just need some munchies to set out for a party, but they’d work just as well as appetizers, or even…

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Fire-Roasted Salsa

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Salsa is a wonderful Paleo-friendly condiment for just about everything: it’s good on salads, burgers, or grilled meat, or just as a dipping sauce for whatever finger-friendly vegetables you like. And the perfect salsa-making season is when tomatoes are at their cheapest and most delicious: in other words, now. It’s…

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Frozen Chocolate Smoothie

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Chocolate can be a perfectly healthy food; it’s all the other stuff we typically eat along with the chocolate that makes it so questionable. Fortunately, it’s perfectly possible to tone down the bitterness of raw cacao and make it delicious without adding a huge pile of junk. In this smoothie,…

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Cinnamon and Apple Waffles

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Pancakes are great, but we can’t forget about their close cousin, waffles. If you own a waffle iron and thought you would never use it again and that it would just keep on accumulating dust, then this recipe is for you! Granted, they are another one of those indulgences and…

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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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Chicken and Pineapple Skewers

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Pineapple isn’t just for fruit salads! Slide it onto a skewer with a few chunks of chicken breast and grill everything with honey-mustard barbecue sauce for an easy and flavor-packed summer treat. It tastes a little bit like Hawaiian barbecue pizza – if Hawaiian barbecue pizza were a whole lot…

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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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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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