Giving thanks over Paleo recipes

Giving thanks over Paleo recipes

by Eunice Chua 15 Nov 2018

Paleo diets may sometimes be referred to as caveman or hunter-gatherer diets, but they’re nowhere as boring and unappetising as those. While a Paleo diet consists only of foods that prehistoric humans could access before farming was possible, there are just so many ways to spice up a Paleo diet, even during the holidays. The magic ingredient? Ground turkey; just in time for Thanksgiving!

 

Turkey and broccoli in cauliflower rice bowl

Ingredients:

 

For the cauliflower rice

  • 2 cups cauliflower rice
  • 1 sliced onion
  • 1 teaspoon Asian chilli paste
  • ½ teaspoon garlic, grated
  • ½ teaspoon ginger, grated
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cooking oil

 

For the toppings

  • ¼ cup coconut aminos
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic, grated
  • ½ teaspoon ginger, grated
  • Salt and pepper
  • Lean ground turkey
  • Broccoli florets

 

Instructions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients under “for toppings” with a whisk (excluding the turkey and broccoli) and set it aside for now.
  2. Add the ingredients under “for cauliflower rice” in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté for around 5 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender enough to your liking. Move the mixture to a plate.
  3. Cook the ground turkey using the leftover oil on the skillet. Crumble the meat as you cook.
  4. Add the broccoli and the sauce from step 1 into the skillet. Mix well and cook for another 3 minutes.
  5. To serve, split the cooked cauliflower rice from step 2 onto plates and add the broccoli and turkey mix on top.

 

Low-carb turkey tacos

Ingredients:

  • Large lettuce or kale leaves (to substitute tortilla as the base)
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 3 cups thinly sliced onions
  • 3 cups thinly sliced capsicums
  • Ground turkey
  • Paleo-friendly salsa

 

Instructions:

  1. Heat the ghee in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Throw in the ground turkey, taco seasoning, onions and capsicum. Cook for about 10 minutes or until the turkey is fully cooked and the vegetables are soft.
  3. Divide the cooked taco filling onto the lettuce/kale leaves and wrap them up. Serve with salsa on the side.

 

Turkey meatloaf with tomato basil

Ingredients:

  • Ground turkey
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons chopped basil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped basil
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C.
  2. Add the turkey, flour, half of the tomato paste, basil, egg, garlic powder and salt into a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  3. Roll this mixture into the shape of a loaf and place it on a baking sheet lined with foil.
  4. In another bowl, mix the other half of the tomato paste, chopped tomatoes, and apple cider vinegar. Spread this mixture over the top of the loaf.
  5. Bake the entire meatloaf for half an hour.

 

Eating like a caveman can be fun and really satisfying. While the Paleo diet restricts us from using many ingredients that our modern palates have become used to, many popular dishes can be recreated Paleo-style and are no less delicious. These recipes are so tasty, even our cave-dwelling ancestors would enjoy them!

 

References

https://greatist.com/eat/paleo-recipes-ground-turkey

https://reciperunner.com/asian-ground-turkey-and-broccoli-cauliflower-rice-bowls/

https://www.glutenfreeschool.com/recipe/low-carb-turkey-tacos/

https://littlebitsof.com/2017/03/tomato-basil-turkey-meatloaf/