In the last year or so, many people have tried and loved the Paleo diet. The two main things that people love about it, is how straight forward it is and the fact that it involves real and healthy food. Making a Paleo meal is relatively easy as long as you have some basic ingredients. If you buy a piece of lean meat and three different types of vegetables you can make a fantastic Paleo meal. The meat can be seared, stewed, poached or baked and the vegetables can be boiled, steamed or just eaten raw. Knowing the basics and a little bit of practice will allow you to turn any 4-5 ingredients into a flavoursome, filling and healthy lunch or dinner.
If you want to keep it really easy, just go for steak and eggs, as they are two very important ingredients of the Paleo diet and are both quite versatile foods. A great recipe is to get hold of a decent size piece of steak, two eggs, three tablespoons of ghee or tallow and some paprika. You heat the pan with three tablespoons of ghee or tallow on medium-high heat. Season the steak with the paprika and add it to the hot frying pan. For a medium-rare steak, cook for 4 minutes, turning once, or if you want it well done, allow about 8 minutes. After the steak has been cooked to you liking, remove it from the pan and add the two eggs to the pan and cook for about three minutes. When they are done, place the eggs on top of the steak and voila! Dinner is served!
If you are more of a seafood-lover you should try a fantastic Paleo meal called: Grilled scallops with a red pepper sauce. To create this winner you will need 14 large scallops, 1 tbs of coconut oil, 1 lemon, 1 large red pepper (roasted), 1 clove of garlic and 2 tbs of olive oil. Start off by cutting the lemon in half and squeezing the juice of half a lemon over the scallops and set aside. To make the red pepper sauce, combine the juice of the remaining half lemon, the olive oil, the garlic and the pepper (seeds and stalk removed) in a food processor and blend until you get a smooth consistency. Pour all the sauce into a saucepan and heat it up over medium heat. While the sauce is heating, brush a grill pan with the coconut oil and once it is really hot, cook the scallops for about 3-4 minutes on each side. When the scallops are done place them on a plate and cover with the delicious red pepper sauce.
Finally, a Paleo meal recipe for all you chicken fans out there called: Chicken legs with angel hair cabbage. This is a very simple dish that only requires three ingredients: chicken legs, angel hair cabbage and a green onion. Start off by cooking the legs of chicken over medium heat in the pan. After the chicken has been in the pan for one minute, add a little bit on water to the pan, which later will become your chicken broth. When the chicken legs are done, remove them from the pan, but leave the chicken broth. Add the green onion (cut finely) and the angel hair cabbage to the pan and cook until soft (not mushy). Place the onion and cabbage mix to a plate and place the chicken legs on top. Deliciousness!
These are just three out of many Paleo meals you can make. There are a multitude of dishes that can be created using only ingredients from the Paleo diet. You can choose between chicken, meat, seafood, eggs and vegetables, so the possibilities are endless. After your main meal, you can top it all off with a big serving of fresh fruit for dessert to give you a big hit of Vitamin C.