15 Best Paleo Recipes for For Beginners

The paleolithic diet is a fad diet based on the foods that proponents believe Paleolithic humans might likely have eaten, such as meat, nuts, and berries, and excludes food which proponents think Paleolithic humans did not eat, like dairy. The Paleolithic era was a period lasting around 2.5 million years that ended about 10,000 years ago with the advent of agriculture. It was characterized by the use of flint, stone, and bone tools, hunting, fishing, and the gathering of plant foods.

Here are 15 super-easy Paleo recipe ideas to help get you off the ground.

Garlic Mashed No-tatoes

White potatoes – while nutritious and natural – aren’t allowed by all Paleo eating plans due to their potentially significant impact on blood sugar levels. Whether you avoid the starchy vegetables or simply desire a lower-calorie alternative to conventional mashed potatoes, Ginger Calem, certified CrossFit trainer and CrossFit gym owner in Georgetown, Texas, recommends adding garlicky mashed cauliflower to your holiday table. “I actually make this frequently in our home, and my family loves it,” she says.

To prepare the dish, Calem suggests breaking a head of cauliflower into florets and then boiling or steaming until tender. Drain the cooked cauliflower, then mash it with a hand-mixer or in a food processor with desired additions, such as organic butter from grass-fed cows (or a dairy-free alternative), roasted garlic, ground pepper and sea salt.