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Hearty & Delicious Paleo Recipes For The Busy Caveman

Eating paleo never has to get boring! There are so many delicious foods that you can eat and countless different ways to prepare them. All you have to do is search for paleo recipes and you’ll find thousands of options!

In this article, we’ll tell you how to make our top 3 favorite super simple paleo diet recipes! We’ve included 2 crockpot recipes that you can easily throw together in the morning and have ready and waiting when you get home from work. We also included a paleo bread recipe so that you can make sandwiches, toast, and other meals that usually are a no-go when you eat paleo.

Paleo Chili in The Slow Cooker

There are thousands of fantastic paleo slow cooker recipes. The possibilities are truly endless. And the slow cooker is super convenient for those with a busy schedule. Here is one of our favorite paleo chili recipes that you can do in the slow cooker:

Paleo Chili in Bowl

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. Ground beef
  • 1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 medium yellow or white onion (diced)
  • ¼ cup green chilies (diced)
  • 4 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1 green bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 red bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 tomato (diced)
  • 3 stalks celery (diced)
  • 1 Tbsp. oregano
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • ½ Tbsp. cumin
  • ½ Tbsp. adobo sauce
  • ½ Tbsp. basil
  • ½ tsp Cayenne pepper
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Directions

  • In a large skillet on medium heat, sauté your onion and garlic. Add ground beef. Heat until browned. Drain the fat.
  • Add meat, onion, and garlic mixture to your slow cooker.
  • Prep the remaining ingredients.
  • Add all ingredients to the slow cooker.
  • Cook on the low setting for about 6 or 7 hours.
Slow Cooker Paleo Chili in Slow Cooker

This recipe makes 6 to 8 servings so if you are making it just for yourself, you’ll have plenty of delicious leftovers to get you through the next few days. It also makes a perfect lunch to take to work. It even tastes good cold which is great news for those days when we are feeling too exhausted to do any cooking whatsoever!

Pro tip: eat it with a slice or two of the paleo bread below!

Paleo Carnitas And “Nachos”

This is another one of our favorite paleo crock pot recipes. The nachos are made from scrumptious (and paleo friendly) peppers and the meat is so juicy and tender!

Paleo Carnitas And Nachos on Table

Ingredients

  • 3 ½ lbs. pork roast
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp. dried Thyme
  • Olive oil
  • 4 Bay leaves
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Small sweet peppers (halved)

Directions

  • Rub a generous amount of salt and pepper into your pork roast so that it is well coated.
  • Heat some olive oil in a skillet.
  • When hot, add pork and brown it on all sides (about 2-3 minutes each side).
  • Add pork to crock pot along with other ingredients (except the sweet peppers).
  • Cook on low setting for about 6 hours. Alternatively: make it a day ahead and after it is done cooking, allow it to soak in the broth overnight for extra juiciness.
  • Shred the pork.
  • Fill sweet pepper halves with the shredded pork. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Paleo Nachos on Plate

One of the best things about this recipe is that it’s easy to vary it or add things. If you eat dairy, add a bit of shredded cheddar on top of the carnitas before baking them. You could also use larger bell peppers and add an egg to each one along with the meat.

Basically, stuff these with any of your favorite ingredients! Plus, the shredded crock pot pork also makes a great base for a pulled pork recipe! You’ve got no shortage of options for changing this up and making it new and different each time you make it. And it is such an effortlessly simple recipe!

Paleo Bread Recipe

One of the hardest things to give up is bread when you go paleo. It’s just so simple and convenient! This recipe makes a delicious paleo bread that is perfect for sandwiches! You will be surprised just how much this recipe tastes like bread without a single bit of grains in it!

Sliced Paleo Bread

Ingredients

  • 6 whole eggs
  • ¾ cups smooth almond butter
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. coconut flour
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Line a loaf pan (8” x 4”) with parchment paper, grease with coconut oil.
  • In a large bowl, combine almond butter, apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, honey, and eggs until thoroughly blended.
  • In another bowl, mix together coconut flour, ground flax, salt, and baking soda until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour the dry mixture into the wet mixture while stirring.
  • Blend until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour mixture into your lined loaf pan.
  • ​Bake in the oven for 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • After it’s cooled, pull on the parchment paper to remove the loaf from the pan.
  • Place the loaf on a wire rack until completely cooled.
Making Paleo Bread

This can be stored at room temperature for 3 to 4 days or kept in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. Depending on how thick you cut, one loaf will yield about 12-15 slices.

Final Word

With these recipes, you can see that eating healthy doesn’t have to mean spending a lot of time in the kitchen.

Slow Cooker in Kitchen

A slow cooker can make healthy and flavorful meals effortless. And the paleo bread recipe will make it easier to adapt to paleo since you can use this bread to make toast, sandwiches, and other common non-paleo meals.

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