The Paleo Kitchen

17 Sep

Hello everyone! I am truly excited to have the opportunity to be a part of the Girls Gone Healthy blog and share my paleo-riffic experiences with you. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Krista (see my reasons for going paleo here) and I have not eaten a grain in almost 3 months (and feel fabulous)!

It can be extremely overwhelming when first going paleo. I scoured the internet, just trying to figure out what I needed to stock my kitchen for this new lifestyle. After some trial and error, this is now our go to list each week. We’re still working out some kinks, but overall we’ve been really successful as long as we have the following items!

In the fridge

Eggs (lots of them – some hard boiled for snacks)

Bacon (and a nice little jar of bacon fat)

Chicken

Ground beef, pork, or lamb (for a quick chile or burgers)

Veggies (broccoli, green beans, peppers, beets – anything I can steam, grill or boil)

Carrots, celery, onions – always have for a quick chicken noodle soup or one pan roast

Garlic (fresh or the minced jar from Trader Joe’s)

Almond milk or coconut milk (great for smoothies)

Salad Mix

Flax Seed Meal (mix in with food or smoothies for some Omega 3’s)

Fresh Herb (Basil, Oregano and Dill are our favorites)

Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries

Grass-fed butter, clarified butter or ghee (optional)

On the kitchen counter

Sweet Potatoes

Apples

Bananas (even when they go bad – freeze them for baking or smoothies)

Lemons or limes (for marinades)

Any other seasonal fruit that looks good

By the stove

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Various dried herbs and spices

Baking Pantry

Almond flour

Coconut flour

Coconut Oil

Cocoa

Baking soda

Vanilla

Salt

Raw Honey

Maple Syrup

Various nuts and dried fruit

Enjoy life chocolate chips

Beverages

Tea (green and herbal)

Filtered water

Not so bad, right?

And now…drumroll please…my favorite recipes!

Basic Spinach Quiche: Paleo Diet Lifestyle

 

Lime and Basil Beef Kebabs: Marks’ Daily Apple

 

Slow Cooked Coconut Ginger Pork: Mark’s Daily Apple

 

Greek Style Lamb Meatballs: Balanced Bites

 

Bacon Wrapped Smoky Chicken Thighs: Balanced Bites

 

Banana Bread: Comfy Belly

 

Paleo Chewy “Granola” Bars: The Paleo Mom

 

Breakfast Cookies: Comfy Belly

What are your favorite paleo recipes? Did I forget to add any must-haves on the kitchen list?

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