Paleo Perfection: 5 More Meals To Kickstart Your Caveman Lifestyle

The Paleo principles are simple: if you can grow it or kill it, eat it; if it's been processed, don't. Here are six more meals for another day of Paleo perfection!

The Paleolithic diet is inspired by what our ancestors ate before the agricultural age. Along with being low-carb, the foods included on Paleo diet lists are usually natural and organic. The point of eating Paleo is to give your body the nutrients it needs without the processed additives and extra calories of a contemporary diet.

These recipes aim to do just that. Try them for one of your meals, or use all of them for a whole day of Paleo dieting. Either way, enjoy!

1
Egg White And Vegetable Scramble

Ingredients For Scramble
Directions
  1. Place skilled over medium heat and spray coconut oil.
  2. Once skillet is hot, add zucchini and cook until edges are golden brown.
  3. Reduce heat to low and pour in egg whites.
  4. Cook slowly (about two minutes).
  5. Once eggs are scrambled, add sea salt, pepper, and top with avocado.
Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving
Calories 372.5
Total Fat19.93 g
Total Carb20.05 g
Protein28.8 g

* Calories and macros are calculated
for 1 serving.
Also included in macros: 12 ounces of drip coffee, 2 tablespoons of almond milk

Egg White And Vegetable Scramble PDF (46 KB)

2
Grilled Chicken Salad

Ingredients For Chicken
Directions
  1. Set oven to broil and arrange rack so baking pan is close to heat.
  2. Cover baking pan with aluminum foil and set aside.
  3. Season both sides of chicken breasts with a bit of sea salt and generous amounts of lemon pepper.
  4. Place chicken breasts in the middle of the baking pan and broils for 12-13 minutes on each side.
  5. Remove from oven and cut into slices or chunks.
Ingredients For Salad
Directions
  1. Place cup of greens in a salad bowl and top with the rest of the vegetables.
  2. Add slivered almonds, and 1/2 sliced chicken breast to salad.
  3. Top with olive oil, vinegar, sea salt, and pepper.
Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving
Calories 388.8
Total Fat24.5 g
Total Carb16.55 g
Protein26.95 g

* Calories and macros are calculated for 1 serving. Chicken recipe makes 6 servings.

Grilled Chicken Salad PDF (71 KB)

3
Cilantro Beef Burgers & Ecuadorian Style Patacones

Ingredients For Beef Burger
Directions
  1. Turn oven to broil. Arrange rack so baking pan is close to heat.
  2. Cover backing pan with aluminum foil and set aside.
  3. Combine all ingredients and form into patties.
  4. Place patties on the center of the baking pan and broil for 6-8 minutes. Flip and broil for another 6-8 minutes.
  5. When both sides are golden brown, remove from oven.
Ingredients For Patacones
Directions
  1. Cut plantain into thick slices (each slice about one inch long).
  2. Place oil in skillet and turn stove to medium heat. Oil should cover skillet's surface and over 1/4 inch of plantains.
  3. Place plantains in oil and fry for two minutes. Should be crisp, but not burnt at the bottom.
  4. Turn plantains over and fry another two minutes.
  5. Remove plantains from oil and use paper towel to remove excess oil.
  6. Smash plantains with bottom of a glass and then sprinkle each with a little salt.
  7. Fry both sides of plantains again for 1-2 minutes.
  8. Remove from oil, pat dry with a paper towel and serve.
Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving
Calories 541.5
Total Fat32.85 g
Total Carb30.4 g
Protein30.8 g

* Calories and macros are calculated for 1 serving beef recipe makes 5 servings, patacones recipe makes 2 servings.

Cilantro Beef Burgers & Ecuadorian Style Patacones PDF (132 KB)

4
Tuna Guacamole With Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Ingredients For Tuna Guacamole
Directions
  1. Place one avocado in mortar and pestle (or molcajete) and add walnut oil and lemon juice.
  2. Crush avocados and then add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add tuna and the rest of the ingredients to avocado paste and mix well.
  4. Enjoy with sweet potato or vegetable chips.
Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving
Calories 901.75
Total Fat63.5 g
Total Carb56 g
Protein35.2 g

* Calories and macros are calculated for 1 serving.

Tuna Guacamole With Baked Sweet Potato Chips PDF (67 KB)

5
Ginger Garlic Tilapia with Summer Squash Wedges

Ingredients For Tilapia
Directions
  1. Heat 1 tbsp of coconut oil in skillet over medium heat.
  2. Once oil has melted, add 2 or 3 tilapia fillets to skillet and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Flip tilapia and add ginger, garlic, and shredded coconut to the top of each fillet and let cook for 1 minute.
  4. Spread 1 tbsp liquid aminos on the fillets and cook for another minute.
  5. Flip fillets one more time, add green onions and cook for another minute.
Ingredients For Squash
Directions
  1. Turn oven to broil. Arrange rack so baking pan is close to heat.
  2. Cover baking pan with aluminum foil and set aside.
  3. Cut squash into thick wedges about one inch thick.
  4. Place wedges in a Ziploc bag and add the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Close bag and shake it thoroughly.
  6. Place wedges in a single row in the center of the baking dish and broil for 5 minutes or until golden.
  7. Carefully flip each wedge and broil for another two minutes.
Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving
Calories 264
Total Fat17 g
Total Carb3.75 g
Protein27.1 g

* Calories and macros are calculated for 1 serving.

Daily Totals Nutrition Facts

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Calories 2588.5
Total Fat159.3 g
Total Carb131.5 g
Protein173 g

* Daily totals include one scoop casein protein, 12 ounces of drip coffee, and 2 tablespoons of almond milk.

Ginger Garlic Tilapia With Summer Squash Wedges PDF (91 KB)

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Mariel is a fitness enthusiast from Quito, Ecuador. She is passionate about the health industry and looks forward to sharing what she has learned.

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mark9691

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I always love her recipes! I've doing the bison patties from last time every week.

Dec 28, 2012 9:27pm | report
 
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Why free range chicken eggs?

Dec 28, 2012 11:27pm | report
 
KaseyWotten

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KaseyWotten

Free range simply means the chickens are capable to go out in a field and move around rather than living in a cage or overpopulated shed. It's a bit more expensive but the chickens actually get freedom and its actually humane.

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and the chickens arent pumped with hormones. They eat a healthy diet this way when you eat them you are not getting poisons and hormones etc in your food.

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Negotron

Wonder how much of carbs and protein is coming form the Patacones by themselves?

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bryanberic

HOW ABOUT VEGGIE BURGERS?

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kenethleclair

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kenethleclair

veggie burgers are mostly junk..

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kenethleclair

egg yolks are good for you and have 5.5 g protein vs 1.5 protein in egg white

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ELew

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ELew

Although you have the protein ratio bass ackwards you are correct to say that the yolks are good for you.

Dec 30, 2012 10:17am | report
ELew

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ELew

Or maybe I am wrong I looked it up in a few reputable places and it seems there are many different answers to this.

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seanrainone

I hate it when people think the yolk is bad and only the whites are better, its all good for you to eat. The yolk is higher in cholesterol but its good cholesterol as opposed to bad cholesterol

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Viktor7

Christmas is over, I'm going with the Tilapia recipe this week :)

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MikeyTN

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MikeyTN

Wow, they all look appetizing. Can't wait to try a few.

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dennisjj

ive been living paleo style for the entire 2012 year, and in 7,5 months i lost 80lbs and down to 13% bodyfat, i have now dropped to 8% bodyfat and encreased a few lbs as well, being in my fittest and best form ever...paleo for live and the recipes are good.

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Looks good :-)

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tamzeroni

Great recipes...love new material to add to my diet.

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steelbunny

Can I sub the ground beef for ground turkey instead?

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LiveToRideFast

This is how i have been living for the last 2 years now. I only eat what can be grown or killed and i been getting all organic 2. Its changed my life. Not only my physical appearance but the most important my mental health. It saved my life. Caveman diet 4 life!

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Gregory_Wu

Why get rid of the best part of the egg? Fat is central to Paleo diet. Can we just kill the myth that the yolk is bad for you?

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I agree, other than that they all are good recipes.

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I'm definitely making the tilapia recipe this weekend. Already save to my Pocket list.

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Loving these recipes!

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solids article :) glad to see a paleo article that shows the right oils to use for the diet's full benefit

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