Thursday, February 18, 2016

Favorite Paleo Websites

I love to cook but never very rarely come up with my own recipes. Since going mostly paleo, I know that I can just read the ingredients for a food or recipe and discern if it is paleo, but I just don't feel like taking that extra step. My most common Google search is: "Is __________ paleo/Whole 30?" I just want someone else to tell me. So when cooking paleo, I just want a recipe that I already know is within the guidelines. These are my favorites:

1. PaleOMG by Juli Bauer

Juli is hilarious and gorgeous but what makes her site my favorite is that her recipes got me excited about cooking again. When I was about 6 months into Whole 30/Paleo I was plugging meat + veggie over and over again into my meal plan and it was alright but her recipes are SO excited, not to mention delicious.

Almost 5 Ingredient Pizza Spaghetti Pie
This recipe is amazing. It's so easy and tastes incredible. You can make a ton of variations.

Loaded Stuffed Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
These reheat really well for lunches and were great to get me away from eating salads every day.

I was in a rut of eating the same thing for breakfast every day, too and this was a welcome variation.

2. Stupid Easy Paleo by Steph Gaudreau

Steph is super knowledgeable about food and nutrition and also has a great podcast that I listen to from time to time. While PaleOMG got me excited about cooking again, Stupid Easy Paleo got me started initially. As the title states, her recipes truly are stupid easy. She also helped me realize that paleo can be so simple. I was looking at her Instagram one day and saw that her dinner was ground beef, chopped onion and zucchini, and red sauce and I practically smacked my forehead, like "duh, it's easy."

Paleo Zucchini Fritters

Smoky Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs
So easy!

3. Lexi's Clean Kitchen by Lexi

I actually found her site and made her recipes before I went paleo and her philosophy is similar to mine. While she's not technically 100% paleo, she avoids all grains, dairy, soy, corn, and refined sugar. Basically, I figure what else should I call it? She has really creative recipes that can also be super easy to make.

Avocado BLT Egg Salad
You can make this in like 5 minutes

A super flavorful take on meatballs

One of my favorite paleo treats

4. Whole 30

Of course, where it all began. There are some recipes on here that are a great starting point though that's not the main focus of the site. However, most of my "Is _______ Whole 30?" searches lead back to this site so it's a great resource.

In general, I kind of like meal planning. I also regularly use Pinterest and Instagram to find recipes to try. But if I ever get a lot busier, I've wondered if eMeals' paleo plan would be tasty and convenient. Has anyone ever tried it? Does anyone else have any great recipes/websites they love?


  1. Who knew paleo recipes could look so amazing!! I need to look into this more.. before the baby is older I want to make sure we have a really clean, healthy diet so that's what she grows up knowing.

  2. Those stuffed sweet potatoes look really tasty. I am also googling if this ingredient is Whole30, because that automatically means it's Paleo, or whether a particular item is gluten-free. There are far too many ingredients to know them all.