42 Paleo-Friendly Recipes to Help You Satisfy Every Craving

Look here when you're in the mood for pizza, pasta, grain bowls, and more.

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If you’re on paleo, you'll inevitably need some help in the kitchen. Many of everyone's favorite foods—think pizza, yogurt and cheese, grain bowls, pasta, and more—are simply “off limits” unless you have a makeover recipe on hand that nixes those ingredients for healthier swaps that are paleo-approved.

So to help fight any boredom or confusion when cooking in the kitchen, and to save time and effort, here are 44 amazing paleo-friendly recipes you can enjoy to satisfy all your cravings—from breakfast snacks to dinner and dessert.

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Paleo Almond Flour Cranberry Bread

A great loaf for family get-togethers this holiday, this paleo almond flour cranberry bread recipe from The Toasted Pine Nut has all the wintery, fruity flavors of the season without it being too overwhelming sweet. It’s nice and moist and perfectly fluffy, and you can make a big batch at once.

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Breakfast, Meal, Waffle, Ingredient, Belgian waffle, Snack, Produce,
The Toasted Pine Nut
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Paleo Sweet Potato Waffles

Wake up right with these sweet paleo waffles from The Toasted Pine Nut that are packed with fiber and antioxidants from the sweet potato. You can top with berries, dairy-free whip, and paleo granola for flavor.

Food, Frozen dessert, Chocolate, Cuisine, Ice pop, Dish, Dessert, Snack, Ingredient, Tim tam,
The Toasted Pine Nut
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Paleo Chocolate Fudgsicles

These popsicles from The Toasted Pine Nut are rich and chocolatey but approved for the paleo lifestyle. They are a great frozen treat when you have a sugar craving or for a low-calorie, low-sugar dessert.

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Ingredient, Produce, Recipe, Curry, Meat, Ribollita, Indian chinese cuisine,
40 Aprons
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Healthy Authentic Seafood Gumbo

A great soup recipe from 40 Aprons this seafood gumbo is high in protein and fats, and it’ll warm you up when you need a nourishing, grounding meal this winter. It’s a great recipe as Mardi Gras approaches, too, and it’s super low-carb.

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Ingredient, Rice noodles, Produce, Comfort food, Capellini, Linguine, Recipe,
40 Aprons
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Healthy Chicken Alfredo with Spaghetti Squash

Instead of pasta, go with spaghetti squash for a low-carb alternative that still tastes great with chicken and that rich creamy sauce. This dish from 40 Aprons has good protein and fiber, and it’s filled with the delicious flavors you’d want from traditional Alfredo.

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Ingredient, Produce, Chowder, Corn chowder, Vegetarian food, Recipe, Breakfast,
40 Aprons
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Healthy Zuppa Toscana

This dairy-free, paleo, and whole30 approved soup from 40 Aprons has a ton of delicious flavor and it’s warm and comforting. Traditional Zuppa Toscana can be high in fat and calories, but this slimmed down version has all you want—the bacon, Italian sausage, coconut milk, kale and potatoes—but with a better nutritional profile.

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Potato pancake, Ingredient, Fried food, Fritter, Vegetarian food, Potato cake, Produce,
Paleo Running Momma
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Crispy Potato Latkes

Whether you celebrate Hanukkah or just want a tasty potato latke as a holiday side, this recipe from Paleo Running Momma is nice and crispy on the outside with a delicious potato filling that’s soft and flavorful. Top with dairy-free yogurt, ranch, mayo, or applesauce, if you like.

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Ingredient, Baked goods, Dessert, Banana bread, Lekach, Parkin, Baking,
Paleo Running Mama
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Gingerbread Bundt Cake

If you’re in need of a holiday dessert, this gingerbread cake is perfect. A great recipe from Paleo Running Momma, it’s rich in spices, like cinnamon and gingerbread, and it has good fats from the pecan swirl to fill you up, too.

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Ingredient, Strata, Creamed spinach, Spinach, Produce, Staple food, Casserole,
Paleo Running Mama
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Spinach Artichoke Dip

Paleo and vegan, this dip from Paleo Running Momma is a total crowd pleaser. Use it as an appetizer this holiday season or make a big batch at once to keep in the home for dunking with crackers and veggie sticks or for using as a tasty sauce.

Food, Cuisine, Dish, Ingredient, Vegetable, Zucchini, Cruciferous vegetables, Produce, Leaf vegetable, Brussels sprout,
One Lovely Life
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Chili Roasted Zucchini

This spicy zucchini dish from One Lovely Life is flavorful and healthy, and it has a ton of fiber to fill you up longer. Use more or less chili to make it as spicy as you like. It’ll go great with some grilled chicken or steak for an easy meal any day of the week.

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Minestrone, Ingredient, Soup, Produce, Red curry, Asian soups, Curry,
One Lovely Life
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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Taco Soup

Pumpkin is right in season and this slow cooker soup from One Lovely Life has all the delicious fall and winter flavors you want and it’s easy to make, since you can just set it in the slow cooker and let it do its thing. Add in avocado for good fats and some creaminess.

Food, Dish, Cuisine, Dessert, Ingredient, Baked goods, Snickerdoodle, Muffin, Cookies and crackers, Cookie,
One Lovely Life
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Paleo Almond Butter Banana Muffins

These muffins from One Lovely Life are great for an on the go breakfast when you need something fast and easy (and you can make a big batch at once for meal prep!), and they are also rich in fiber, protein, and fats from the use of almond butter and banana.

Food, Cuisine, Pecan, Nut, Ingredient, Snack, Dish, Produce, Nuts & seeds, Almond,
Gnom-Gnom
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Keto Candied Pecans

These candied pecans from gnom-gnom are great for holiday parties, since you can throw them in a bowl for appetizers and snack on them as is, use as a topper on cake or pie, or add into a trail mix or chocolate mix for a fun goody bag people can take home.

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Buttercream, Cupcake, Icing, Dessert, Meringue, Cake, Ingredient,
Keto Vanilla Cupcakes
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Keto Vanilla Cupcakes

These cupcakes from gnom-gnom are super low in carbs, with just 2 net grams a cupcake, and are low in sugar too to prevent blood sugar spikes after dinner. They are great for birthdays and holiday gatherings this year. Feel free to play with toppings—berries, chocolate chips, shredded coconut, and more.

Food, Dish, Cuisine, Ingredient, Produce, Meatball, Recipe, Beef,
Gnom Gnom
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Roasted Keto 'Potatoes (Radishes)

Go for this low-carb potato dish from gnom-gnom that is great for paleo dieters who want that extra bit of fats over carbs. Radishes are great for the wintertime, and there’s some good spice, too. They’re also gluten-free.

Food, Dish, Cuisine, Ingredient, Pink, Scone, Dessert, Cranberry, Recipe, Produce,
Ambitious Kitchen
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Paleo Lemon Blueberry Bread

This sweet, tart, and citrusy bread from Ambitious Kitchen is just what you need to squash a sweet craving when paleo. It has some fiber and antioxidants from blueberries, and it is super soft and moist in the center.

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Ingredient, Vegan nutrition, Vegetarian food, Broccoli, Cruciferous vegetables, Produce, Vegetable,
Ambitious Kitchen
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Sheet Pan Zucchini Chicken Meatballs with Coconut Curry Sauce

These meatballs from Ambitious Kitchen are rich in Indian spices and have a lovely thick, creaminess from the curry and coconut sauce. Eat them over zoodles or cauliflower rice or pop them on a stick and enjoy as an easy appetizer as is. And pair with veggies, like peppers, for brightness and flavor.

Food, Cookies and crackers, Chocolate chip cookie, Snack, Cookie dough, Cookie, Dessert, Peanut butter cookie, Baked goods, Biscuit,
Ambitious Kitchen
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Paleo Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies from Ambitious Kitchen are soft and moist and are totally grain and dairy free. The coconut flour adds good fats, and the chocolate chips satisfy any sugar craving fast. Plus they are ready in 20 minutes.

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Ingredient, Produce, Staple food, Recipe, Zucchini, Caesar salad, Vegetable,
The Castaway Kitchen
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Creamy Garlic Chicken

Toss this rich grilled chicken over zoodles for an easy high-protein meal that is ready in no time. This recipe from The Castaway Kitchen has good fats to hold you over longer, too, and it’s keto and paleo approved. The sauce is made with cashews for that silkiness and satiety boost.

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Ingredient, Breakfast, Meal, Produce, Comfort food, Brunch, Staple food,
The Castaway Kitchen
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Keto Egg Roll Poppers

Say no to greasy takeout of egg rolls to these healthier keto and paleo poppers from The Castaway Kitchen. Make it in a skillet for a no-fuss, easy meal. Use shredded, crunchy veggies and meat, like pork or turkey, for protein and fiber.

Dish, Food, Coleslaw, Red cabbage, Cuisine, Salad, Ingredient, Produce, Cabbage, Vegetable,
Real Simple Good
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Healthy Keto Coleslaw

A great football game or tailgating food, this healthy coleslaw from Real Simple Good has good fiber, crunch and fat from peanuts, and some delicious flavors from seasoning and dressing. Serve with burgers or grilled chicken!

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Ingredient, Egg salad, Produce, Potato salad, Salad, Vegetarian food, Recipe,
Real Simple Good
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Healthy Egg Salad

Egg salad is typically drenched in mayo and can have a ton of calories and not-so-great-for-you fats, but this makeover from Real Simple Good is free of mayo and has good fats and protein to fill you up. It’s a great snack to have for tailgates or picnics, and it’s paleo and Whole30.

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Ingredient, Vegetable, Salad, Vegan nutrition, Vegetarian food, Produce, Garnish,
Real Simple Good
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Grilled Steak Salad

Steak provides rich protein while avocado gives creaminess and fats to boost fullness, and this recipe from Real Simple Good has all the nutrients you’re looking for and great flavor. It’s the perfect salad for lunch or dinner. Add in more veggies if you like.

Cuisine, Dish, Food, Shashlik, Souvlaki, Brochette, Ingredient, Meat, Skewer, Recipe,
I Breathe I'm Hungry
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5 Spice Chicken Skewers

Using erythritol over sugar, this recipe from I Breathe I'm Hungry keeps sugar low, and it provides great spice to bring the heat. Put on skewers for easy appetizers or for a protein punch on top of a bed of greens. Garnish with lime wedges for citrus, if preferred.

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Ingredient, Roasting, Pork loin, Porchetta, Produce, Meat, Recipe,
I Breathe I'm Hungry
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Easy Roasted Pork Shoulder

This pork recipe from I Breathe I’m Hungry is simple and delicious, and it’s a great way to get in ample protein without carbs or sugar. Pair with veggies, like broccoli or Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower rice or sweet potato for a clean, wholesome paleo meal.

Food, Sweet chilli sauce, Ingredient, Tomato sauce, Stewed tomatoes, Cuisine, Tomato purée, Dish, Sauces, Ketchup,
All Day I Dream About Food
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Spicy Paleo Ketchup

This paleo ketchup recipe from All Day I Dream About Food is perfect for putting on burgers, hot dogs, veggie patties, potatoes, and more! Ketchup can have a ton of salt and sugar, so this is a great healthy option that cuts back on both and still has great flavor.

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Ingredient, Stuffing, Crumble, Produce, Breakfast, Snack, Dessert,
All Day I Dream About Food
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Paleo Cacao Nib Granola

Snack on this paleo plain, toss it in a trail mix, or throw into dairy-free yogurt. A great recipe from All Day I Dream About Food, it’s rich in good fats to fill you up and provide a delicious, nutty taste and texture. And the chocolate hits the sweet spot.

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Ingredient, Produce, Baked goods, Focaccia, Side dish, Finger food, Recipe,
All Day I Dream About Food
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Paleo Caramelized Onion White Pizza

This dairy-free white pizza from All Day I Dream About Food has delicious crispy caramelized onions and a rich cream sauce while still being paleo. It’s low in carbs, and you can always add on meat or veggies for extra nutrients and flavor.

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Ingredient, Dessert, Baked goods, Cookie dough, Baking, Muffin, Fruit,
A Saucy Kitchen
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Blueberry Paleo Energy Balls

These energy balls from A Saucy Kitchen

have low sugar but great sweetness from the blueberries, and they’re bite-sized to keep portions in check. Plus you don’t even need a blender to make them and can make a large batch at once to save for snacking throughout the week.

Dish, Food, Cuisine, Ingredient, Dessert, Baked goods, Carrot cake, Produce, Cream cheese, Glaze,
A Saucy Kitchen
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Paleo Gluten Free Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin is one of our favorite orange foods—for good reason. And this cake from A Saucy Kitchen is perfect anytime of year but especially during the holiday season. Serve it at your next party with some mulled wine or spiked cider.

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