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Paleo Chicken Salad Bagel with Roasted Baby Bells

Sometimes you just want a toasted bagel and nothing else will do. Here is a paleo friendly, gluten free version that takes just a few minutes to make. Serve it with chicken salad for lunch or a poached egg for breakfast.
Paleo Chicken Salad Bagel with Roasted Baby Bells

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Does Paleo Restart Work?

Paleo Restart Review

I get a lot of emails asking me about how to start to eat a more healthy diet, so I decided to write this review.  I often send them to my 3 Day Detox Plan, but some people want something longer than 3 days, and easier to prepare than mine.

My diet is very healthy and I don’t eat fast foods, but those little snacks at the weekend need to be balanced out. Every few months I like to do a cleanse, so my body has a chance to rejuvenate itself and my immune system gets a gigantic boost.

In the past, when I cleansed, I ate very little and made lots of low calorie soups. I did a 21 day juice fast where I only had vegetable juices. A lemon cleanse. 30 days of Raw foods, all kinds of things to eliminate the toxins from my body.  I thought it was time to try someone else’s plan.

We are on day 3 of a 30 day Paleo menu plan and I can’t believe how much food we can have. And I always feel full. I am actually not used to eating this much food and sometimes I am too full. When you eat the right foods, you can really eat well and feel satisfied.

Today, I had a fruit smoothie for breakfast. Then left over spaghetti squash with free range turkey and stewed tomato with basil. For dinner, butternut squash soup and  bell pepper and tomato stuffed portobello mushrooms. My snack of the day is smoked salmon and avocado. So filling and so delicious.

One of the main reasons for choosing this plan, was that I wanted it all laid out for me. Something very easy to make, with shopping lists and something I could do online.

Well Here is the link to Paleo Restart. There are 3 meals a day that contain a protein and a vegetable and there is one snack. There is no dairy, alcohol, processed foods or sugar. It is a simple, easy to follow program that will help to get you out of bad habits.

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Day 3 – Paleo Restart
Author: Monica the Cavewoman
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 Onion – Chopped
  • 1 Carrot – Chopped
  • 3 Cloves Garlic – Whole
  • 1 Butternut Squash – Peeled and Cubed
  • 1 large Sweet potato – Peeled
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 Can Thick Coconut Milk
  • Ghee
  • Freshly Ground Sea Salt and Black Pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat the ghee on medium and cook the onion, garlic and carrot.
  2. Add the cubed squash, bay leaf, sweet potato and milk.
  3. Cook on low until squash is tender, take out the bay leaf and blend until smooth with a hand blender. About 25 minutes.
  4. Serve hot.
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Smoked Salmon and Avocado

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Bell Pepper and Tomato Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Paleo Restart Stuffed Mushrooms

I liked this menu plan so much, that I became an affiliate and I do earn a small amount of income.

10 Delicious Paleo Breakfast Recipes

Here are a few of my favorite Paleo breakfast recipes for you to peruse. These bloggers have wonderful pictures and similar ideas about healthy eating as myself.  If you want to see the recipe, just click on the picture and it will take you to their fabulous websites.

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1. Twice Baked Breakfast Sweet Potatoes

These look so nutritious. Try baking the potato the night before. Just leave them in the toaster oven when you go to bed and let them do their stuff while you sleep. They will be all ready for you in the morning.


 

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2. Paleo Breakfast Stir Fry Recipe

This is one of my favorite breakfasts. Tons of veggies to get your day started on the right track and natures perfect food, Eggs. You can add anything you fancy to this recipe. I prefer Zucchini to carrots at breakfast. It doesn’t require any prep and you can throw this together in a heart beat.

I don’t use a separate pan for the eggs, I just push everything to one side and cook the eggs on the empty side.


 

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3. Hearty Paleo Breakfast Skillet

I used turkey bacon and chicken sausage in this recipe. It keeps the cholesterol and calories down. I think the best meal of the day is breakfast. Studies show that people who skip breakfast, end up eating more calories by the end of the day.

This recipe is one of my favorite of all time. So filling and healthy and I just love my skillet. I have 4 different sizes. I season them every time I use them and no humans, except myself, are allowed to touch them.


 

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4. Paleo Egg Muffins

These are very similar to my Spinach and Mushroom Breakfast Egg Cups.

This recipe is super easy and you can make enough for 3 or 4 days. If you are short on time in the mornings and you want something healthy and ready for you, make these in advance. Then grab a napkin, nuke them and fly out the door.


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5. Chocolate Chia Seed Custard – Dairy Free & Paleo

Another grab and go breakfast or a deliciously healthy, chocolatey dessert. Chia seeds are also packed with those essential omega 3’s and to if you add walnuts, you get an extra omega dose.  I used stevia to sweeten this instead of maple syrup.


 

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6. Two Ingredient Banana Pancake

I never make flour pancakes and I never will.  I thought this recipe looked really interesting and I was amazed at how totally mind blowingly delicious these were.  For a chocolatey sweet treat, add raw cocoa powder or sugar free chocolate chips. I added some ripe, sweet organic blueberries and I have to say this is one of the best pancakes I have ever had.

10/10 for this delight. These will be a new dessert for this household. If you try nothing else on this post, please give this one a spin.


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7. Apple Muffins

I am a huge fan of almond meal. Pure ground cancer fighting almonds to replace joint inflaming, gluten filled flour. These are another make ahead breakfast for all those on the go in the morning. They also freeze really well.

You can add blueberries, banana, walnuts, just get creative and enjoy.  Use vegan butter if you prefer not to use cow butter.


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8. Paleo Sausage and Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole

I used vegetarian sausage for this recipe. I really like that I can make this in advance and cook it in the morning. If you want a holiday treat, but you won’t have time to cook in the morning, this is your nugget.

If you eat cheese and you want to make this extra special, finish with some cheddar and brown the top.


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9. Paleo Breakfast Wraps

I haven’t tried these yet, but they look amazing. You can pre-make them and fill them with what ever you want.


 

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10. Paleo Cauliflower and Spinach Breakfast Bread

These are my popular and versatile breakfast breads, that are just perfect with an over easy egg and a side of baked tomato.  Husband gets turkey bacon to keep him quiet. I made enough to freeze and then had then for breakfast for two weeks.


 

Paleo Carrot Cake

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This is a delightful combination of cake flavors. Sweet moist cinnamon carrot cake and nutty banana walnut bread.

We have been following a 4 week Paleo Restart Plan. An online menu guide that takes all the hard work out of getting healthy, changing bad habits and menu planning. 

Although I have given up sugar and wheat, I still had a few things that I really wanted to eliminate from my diet. This was a great way to achieve that. All I had to do was follow the plan. 

Every day is laid out for you with a shopping list, pictures and easy to follow instructions. 

Everything is there for you to follow, step by step. We loved it and decided to continue on with it after the four weeks. I am going to make my own plan with all of our favorite recipes. 

It’s my husbands birthday, so I decided to make him a paleo cake. I was very happy with how it came out and he thought it was delicious. 

If you are following a strict paleo diet, this is the perfect special occasion cake. It will delight all the paleo and non paleo humans.

I saw this recipe on a lovely, fresh site Peachy Palate.

Paleo Carrot Cake
Author: Monica the Cavewoman
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups Finely Grated Organic Carrots
  • 3 Free Range Organic Eggs
  • 3 Tbs Honey
  • 5 Dates – Pitted and soaked in hot water for 5 minutes
  • 1 Banana – Mashed
  • 1/2 Cup Ghee – Melted
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 2 1/2 Cups (250g) Almond Flour
  • 1 tsp Allspice
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Cup Walnuts – Chopped
  • [b]For the Frosting[/b]
  • 2 Cups Soaked Cashews
  • 3 tbs Ghee – Melted
  • 2-3 tbsp Honey – Melted
  • 1 tbs Vanilla Essence
  • 2 Dates – Pitted and soaked in hot water for 5 minutes
  • 1 Banana
  • A little Almond Milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Line 4x 8 inch pans with parchment paper and grease with ghee.
  3. Mix all dry ingredients together with carrots in a bowl.
  4. Blend wet ingredients in a mixer, including banana.
  5. Stir wet into the dry mixture and pour into lined baking tins.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes at 350F.
  7. When firm to the touch, take out and cool on a wire rack.
  8. When cake is cool, cover with frosting on each layer and finish with a layer on the top. I alos put a layer of chopped walnuts in the middle layer.
  9. Decorate the top with chopped walnuts.
  10. [b]To Make the Frosting[/b]
  11. Blend soaked Cashews, ghee, honey, vanilla, dates, banana until smooth. Add a little milk if required.

 

Crispy Crust Paleo Potato Pastry Quiche

Paleo Potato pastry vegetable quiche

Paleo or Not?
Although potatoes are not strictly paleo, there have been many indications that paleolithic man did eat roots and tubors. Potatoes are a whole food, and they do not require much processing. This dish has a limited amount of potato, and they take the place of highly processed, fat filled pastry. Although I rarely serve potato, here’s a burger recipe with potato, Salmon and Spinach Cauliflower Potato Burgers.

Flavors of the world
For an occasional indulgence, this is a tasty dish that can be given an Italian twist (basil, oregano, olive oil, anchovies) or a Mexican flavor (cumin, oregano, garlic, chili) or even a traditional British flare (fish and chips, spotted dick). Here is another flavor packed egg recipe, Paleo Cauliflower and Spinach Breakfast Bread.

It is perfect for taking to a BBQ or party. It is easy to transport, it is great cold and can be made to look very artistic with very little skill.

To Serve
You can substitute any vegetable for your favorite (broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, leeks, roasted eggplant, artichoke hearts). Serve with a big fresh salad or steamed broccoli and cauliflower.

The crispy crunchyness of the potato crust, makes this gluten free pie shell seem very much like pastry, without the fat.

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Crispy Crust Paleo Potato Pastry Quiche
Author: Cavewoman
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • Large Potatoes – Peeled and Sliced and browned
  • oil to brown (Coconut or canola)
  • 4 Free Range Eggs
  • 1 Red Onion – Diced
  • 1 Red Bell pepper – Optional
  • 1 Bunch Asparagus Spears or Zucchini Slices
  • 1/4 Cup Spinach – Frozen or Fresh – Optional
  • 2-4 Cloves Garlic – Crushed
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Basil Leaves or 1 Tbs Pesto
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese (optional for the non paleo)
  • 2 Tomatoes – Sliced
  • Freshly Ground Sea Salt and Black Pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a skillet or non stick pan and brown sliced potato. 5-8 minutes per side.
  2. Place them inside a round oven proof dish, instead of pastry. Bottom first then the sides.
  3. Beat eggs in a bowl and add diced onion, bell pepper, garlic and seasoning. Mix.
  4. Pour egg mix onto potato and add, sliced zucchini, Sliced tomato and cover with Parmesan.
  5. Bake at 350 for 25-25 minutes until browned.

 

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Paleo Paprika Cod & Crunchy Coleslaw

Paleo Paprika Cod & Crunchy Coleslaw

This is a light, fresh easy to make dish. Cod is very low calorie and when served with this tasty coleslaw, it is a delightful meal. Add carrots to the coleslaw if you like.

Although I don’t like to eat any red meat, I like to make paleo style meals. I am a big fan of eating lots of vegetables and having only a small amount of humanely raised animal protein and wild caught fish. No cheap, mass produced, cruelly raised chickens with no access to the outside.

Wild fish and organic vegetables are easy to make, healthy, low calorie and so delicious. This is one of those weekly animal protein meals, and I like to make it really count. I don’t like to waste the death of an animal, so this is my attempt to honor the fish that gave it’s life for us to enjoy.

Paleo Paprika Cod & Crunchy Coleslaw

There are some things that are really good to keep in the fridge at all times.

I like it to be healthy and low calorie, dairy free and paleo friendly. This is one of those things that can go with anything.  It is a cancer fighting vegetable and very easy to prepare. You can also add carrots to add some color.

Paleo Coleslaw
Author: Monica the Cavewoman
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Makes 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1/2 Cabbage – Shredded
  • 1/4 Onion – grated
  • 1/2 Tbs Chia Seeds
  • 1 tsp Mustard
  • 1 tsp Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tbs Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbs Lemon juice
  • Freshly Ground Sea Salt and Black Pepper
Instructions
  1. mix everything in a bowl and chill.
Paleo Paprika
Author: Monica the Cavewoman
Ingredients
  • 3 Large Wild Cod Filets – Chopped into small chunks
  • [b]For the Coating[/b]
  • 1/2 Cup Tapioca Flour
  • Sprinkle of Paprika
  • Freshly Ground Sea Salt and Black Pepper
  • Coconut Oil to cook
Instructions
  1. Mix coating in a bowl.
  2. Toss cod in coating.
  3. Heat skillet on a medium heat and add oil when pan is hot.
  4. Cook fish on both sides. 8 minutes in total.