nutritious and delicious recipes

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The recipes on my website are all Paleo, however, you can substitute ingredients that you are able to tolerate in these recipes as there is not a one size fits all diet. Some of these recipes also fit the Whole 30, Autoimmune Protocol, Low Histamine, Keto, and FODMAP diets. For some additional information on these diets, go to DIETS.. It is always good to do your own research and read more information to become the expert of you to discover what will be best for your nutrition needs.


I love delicious and nutritious recipes that are easy! It took me some time to find nutritious recipes that I really liked. I found many recipes online and some in cookbooks. It also took some time to increase the number of ingredients in a recipe I was comfortable with. I started with five ingredients and slowly increased over time as my confidence grew. These tasty recipes now make shopping for food, preparing the food, and cooking enjoyable because the dish turns out so delicious, others like them, and they are nutritious! 


One piece that helped me gain and build on my cooking skills was to make time each day for either planning which recipe or recipes I wanted to cook for the week, food shopping, food preparation, or cooking. I started by setting aside an hour a day. Some days when I have more time available I will cook several recipes or brave a new, longer recipe. For some weeks I do all the shopping and food preparations on Saturday and then cook enough meals on Sunday for one week, sometimes two.. Having storage containers and space in the freezer to store one or two weeks of meals helps have healthy food available when I don't have time to cook. Other weeks I cook every day or every other day depending if I have leftovers to eat.


What also helped me to build my cooking skills was to take it slow, be patient, watch You Tube cooking videos for tips and information, ask my neighbor's cooking questions, keep trying, and celebrate the little steps. 

Condiments, Egg Substitutes, Sauces, Dressings, and Frostings

Egg Free, Soy Free Mayo

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This Egg Free Mayo by Alissa with Nourishing Meals is as close to an egg mayo as I have been able to find. Just plan time for soaking the cashews for at least 3 hours before making the full recipe. 

Dairy Free Ranch Dressing

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This recipe from Alissa with Nourishing Meals is my all time favorite dressing. It is so delicious and versatile I use it on almost everything. 

How to Make an Egg Using Chia or Flax seeds

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If you are allergic or sensitive to eggs here is a recipe for an egg substitute using either chia or flax seeds. This works for either one or two egg substitutes.

Detox Guacamole

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This guacamole recipe by Meghan Telpner has a kick an you can increase or decrease the spiciness for your taste buds. 

Guacamole

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This guacamole recipe by Michele with Unbound Wellness is simple and delicious!

Roasted Cherry Tomato Puttanesca Sauce

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This delicious sauce by Feed Me Phoebe is great to use with your favorite noodle. I swap the anchovies for chicken and use spaghetti squash noodles, zucchini noodles, miracles noodles or cauliflower rice, and I leave out the sugar.

Dairy Free Sweet Potato Frosting - Refined Sugar Free and Vegan

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This frosting recipe by Alissa with Nourishing Meals has a great fresh delicious taste that gives a sweet addition to a muffin, cupcake or cake. 

Dairy Free Nacho Cheese Saunce

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This nacho cheese sauce was adapted by Alissa with Nourishing Meals from Alisa with Go Dairy Free. Put it over your favorite grain free chips and add toppings such as black olives, avocado, salsa, and more!

Paleo Sour Cream

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This non-dairy paleo sour cream recipe from Paleo Cupboard hits the spot for a sour cream substitute! 

Paleo Enchilada Sauce

Enchilada Sauce

This paleo sauce from Dr. Axe is full of flavor and nutritious ingredients. 

Breakfast

Sugar Free, Grain Free Breakfast Apple Pie

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This recipe from Anita with Fact vs Fitness is a comforting, warm treat for breakfast or anytime of day. I substitute a chia egg for egg and it is still delicious. 

Grain Free "Oatmeal" using Cauliflower Rice

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This recipe by Michelle with Unbound Wellness is great for anyone who cannot eat oats. Other ingredients include coconut milk, coconut oil, apple, collagen peptides and shredded coconut.

Grain Free "Oatmeal" using Spaghetti Squash

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I was hesitant to try this recipe because I did not think that spaghetti squash noodles would make a tasty oatmeal dish. I was wrong, this recipe was surprisingly good and spaghetti squash contains Vitamin A, C and some B's as well as minerals calcium potassium, thiamin, niacin and riboflavin. I cook the spaghetti squash the night before, and sometimes I cook two of them so I can freeze the noodles of one to make preparing this dish quicker the next time I am ready to make it. 


I also added cinnamon and walnuts to this dish. 

Plantain Crepes - Grain Free, Nut Free

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This recipe by Alissa with Nourishing Meals is amazingly delicious and nutritious and only five ingredients! 

Smoothies and Drinks

Sweet Potato Smoothie that Tastes like Pie

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This delicious sweet potato smoothie from Detoxinista has some wonderful nutritious ingredients in it, such as ginger, turmeric, cinnamon and hemp hearts. 

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

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This peanut butter banana smoothie from Detoxinista tastes like a milk shake! 

Smoothie Tutorial

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Check out this great 35 minute video from Meghan Telpner on making delicious and nutritious smoothies. She gives great tips and informative knowledge on the best foods for creating smoothies with  vitamins and minerals and more. 

Homemade Almond Milk

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This easy homemade almond milk recipe from Detoxinista has no lactose or casein, and there are no added sweeteners or fillers. In addition, you can use less almonds for your desired taste and or to save money.

1 cup almonds, soaked in water for 4-6 hours and 4 cups filtered water.

soups

Dairy Free Cream of Broccoli

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This dairy free cream of broccoli soup by Alissa with Nourishing Meals hits the spot! It is a great soup for any season. 

Spiced Pumpkin Soup

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This Pumpkin Spice Soup by Alissa with Nourishing Meals is packed with flavor. I leave out the maple syrup and use canned pumpkin puree when I don't have sugar pie pumpkin flesh handy.

Creamy Potato Leek Soup

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This Creamy Potato Leek Soup by Alissa with Nourishing Meals has a wonderful texture, taste and is filling. 

Healing Bone Broth

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This healing bone broth is by Michelle with Unbound Wellness. Homemade broths do take more time, but it is well worth all the benefits from eating it. She details these benefits and has tips and a video for creating a successful bone broth. 

Carrot Leek Spring Soup

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Here is a wonderful carrot leek spring soup by Michelle with Unbound Wellness that is easy to make, tastes delicious, and is nutritious. This recipe calls for an instant pot, but she also has directions for cooking on the stove top as well. 

Green Kale Detox Soup

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Here is a nourishing kale soup by Alissa with Nourishing Meals. This soup is a natural detoxifier. 

One Dish Meals

Chicken Vegetable Sunflower Pad Thai

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Alison's, Food by Mars, sunflower pad thai sauce is delicious! I make extra so that I can use it on other dishes I make, such as leftover vegetables and hard boiled eggs and more!

One Pot Lasagna

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This Lasagna dish from Michelle with Unbound Wellness, is very versatile. You can add or use other vegetables and herbs and the flavors really come out. You can make extra and freeze some too. 

Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala

This recipe is AIP, Paleo and Whole 30 from Michelle at Unbound Wellness. This is a flavorable dish with mushrooms which have Vitamin D! 

Paleo Spaghetti Squash Chicken Alfredo

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Michelle from Unbound Wellness has figured out a great Paleo Chicken Alfredo recipe giving it a nice texture and flavor and does not have the heaviness as dairy alfredo sauce gives me. I substitute the cauliflower for cabbage in the sauce because I like the taste better. 

Turmeric Chicken Curry

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Another great recipe from Michelle with Unbound Wellness with a savory sauce. I add carrots, spinach, peas, and sometimes I add mild curry powder and parsley to it as well. 

Low Carb Spaghetti Squash Pizza Casserole

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This recipe from Michelle with Unbound Wellness is a great way to combine nutritious, tasty food.  It is easy to swap or add more veggies too. If you have never cooked spaghetti squash before check out this You Tube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1A5C8R51f4

Bacon Ranch Sweet Potato Salad

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This recipe by Michelle with Unbound Wellness is a wonderful way to eat protein, fats and carbs. I also have added salmon and chicken to this dish and I use the dairy free ranch dressing from Alissa with Nourishing Meals, see in condiment, sauces and dressing recipe section. 

Seven Ways to Cook Salmon

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Salmon is so healthy and delicious. Here is an article sharing seven different ways to cook salmon. My favorite, easy way is to add sea salt. fresh rosemary, and other fresh herbs on a pound of fresh boneless salmon (skin side down) and then bake it at 425 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes. 

One Pan Caribbean Jerk Chicken

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This delicious dish from Ambitious Kitchen is packed with great flavors. I use full fat coconut milk instead of lite, and I use cauliflower rice instead of basmati rice. I also added 2 cups of arugula. 

Zucchini Crust Pizza, Dairy Free Cheese and Mint Basil Pesto Sauce

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This recipe by Michelle with Unbound Wellness satisfies my love of pizza! The crust is so flavorful and the mint basil pesto sauce gives it pizzaz. I also add chicken, tomato slices and herbs. 

Zucchini Ravioli

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This recipe by Michelle with Unbound Wellness is Paleo, Vegan and Keto

Low Carb Zucchini Chicken Enchilada Casserole

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This is another great recipe by Michelle with Unbound Wellness that is flavorful and low in carbs. You can use her AIP enchilada sauce or try Dr. Axe sauce, see in the condiment recipe section. 

Egg Roll in a Bowl With Ginger Cream Sauce

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This Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe by Michelle with Unbound Wellness has a delicious ginger sauce and is very versatile with the meat and vegetables. It is a great way to use leftover vegetables too. 

Classic Curry with Kale and White Beans

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This recipe is very versatile. Add leftover vegetables or your favorite vegetables and meat. You can also leave out the beans and add in cauliflower rice or squash noodles. 

One Pan Taco Skillet Dinner

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This recipe from Michelle with Unbound Wellness is very versatile and tastes great. Adding the paleo sour cream is great too, see in the condiment recipe section. 

Side dishes and snacks

Avocado Fries

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These avocado fries from Michelle at Unbound Wellness are a great snack or side dish. Avocados are a great fruit that contain 20 vitamins and minerals and have monounsaturated fat.  

Sweet Potato Mash

Sweet Potato Mash

This low histamine sweet potato mash recipe by Anita at Fact vs Fitness is so simple and has amazing flavor! 

Sweet Potato Fries

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Another tasty, simple recipe from Michelle at Unbound Wellness. You can add some other herbs of your choice to it too!

Stewed Apples

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This recipe is great for those who can tolerate granny apples. Preparing the apples can be a little time consuming but it consists of only three ingredients, granny smith apples, cinnamon and water (I don't add the raisins). There is no added sugar and it tastes like a dessert! For many this recipe helps heal their gut too.

Chunky Egg and Potato Salad with Pickles

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This is a delicious side dish from Paleo Leap. The texture and taste is just like the potato salad I remember growing up with but healthier! If you use sweet potatoes the dish does taste sweeter. 

Cauliflower Fried Rice

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This recipe from Detoxinista is versatile, you can add in the vegetables you like, and you can add more coconut aminos to drown out the cauliflower taste. 

Grain free breads, muffins and Bars

Cauliflower Breadsticks

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These cauliflower breadsticks by Michelle with Unbound Wellness are so delicious! You may want to make a double batch if you are making this for more than one person. 

Carrot Cake Muffins

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These carrot cake muffins from Michelle with Unbound Wellness satisfy the muffin craving for me. I have swapped unsweetened, organic applesauce and chopped organic apple (honeycrips or granny smith) for the carrots, raisins and maple syrup too. You can be creative with this recipe! 

Chia Pumpkin Muffins

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This Chia Pumpkin Muffin recipe from Meghan Telpher is delicious. I use Tiger Nut Flour and substitute the sugars for unsweetened applesauce. 

Hazelnut Pumpkin Spice Muffin

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These hazelnut pumpkin spice muffins by Alissa with Nourishing Meals are delicious if you can tolerate eggs and hazelnut flour. 

Banana Carob Bars

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This grain free banana carob bar by Alissa with Nourishing Meals tastes like a dessert, but is not too sweet which is nice. 

desserts

Blackberry Apricot Cobbler

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This recipe from Alissa with Nourishing Meals might look like a lot of work, but it is really not that hard and it tastes great! I use Tiger Nut Flour and you can use different fruit or just blackberries if 

Spiced Tigernut Cookies

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These cookies by Alissa with Nourishing Meals are great if you can tolerate dates. 

Grain Free Pumpkin Cupcakes

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These grain free pumpkin cupcakes by Alissa with Nourishing Meals take time to make with the dairy free frosting but are well worth the time and effort if you can tolerate dates. 

Almond Butter Freezer Fudge

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Check out this easy and nutritious recipe by Detoxinista. Just four ingredients. 

Carrot Cake Bliss Balls

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This recipe from The Healthy Gut is a nice sweete nutritious treat. 

27 Best Dariy Free Cheesecake Recipes

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Is dairy something you don't or can't eat but you love cheesecake? Thank you to Meghan Telpner who has compiled a list of 21 best dairy free cheesecake recipes!