Spaghetti and Meatballs
Nothing screams North American classic dish like spaghetti and meatballs. Check out this healthy version that preserves all the taste but doesn't leave you in a carb coma in the hours to follow! Ask any real food lover and they'll tell you the spaghetti squash for pasta swap is a tried and true secret weapon.
Baked Turkey Meatballs
Who doesn't love meatballs? The best thing about these little beauties, besides the amazing flavours, is that you get to bake them, which prevents the splattered mess that typically accompanies cooking meatballs on the stovetop. These pair nicely with everyone's favourite classic spaghetti and meatball dish.
Slow Cooker Meatballs
Meatballs are always a hit with the entire family. Mixed with Primal approved barbecue sauce, these make a great party appetizer. Serve them over spaghetti squash noodles and you have a healthy, low-carb replacement for a classic favourite -- "spaghetti" and meatballs.
Maple Glazed Salmon
This salmon recipe doesn't even need marinating, and you simply cannot go wrong with its easy three ingredient glaze. Get a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids while simultaneously getting two thumbs up from the crowd you're feeding.
With the cold weather officially here, what better comfort food is there than chili? This sweetly savoury chili is spicy, but not too hot. To turn up the heat, add more chili powder or tabasco sauce to suit your tastes.
Slow Cooker Bacon Wrapped Chicken
The beauty of the slow cooker means you can essentially "set it and forget it." With bacon and apples, you can't go wrong with this simple chicken entree in fall, or any time of the year.
There is nothing like barbecued burgers for a weekend meal. While traditional buns are not considered real food, using grilled portobello mushrooms as an alternative bun keeps the burgers tasty and filling.
Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin
This simple crock pot meal is tender, moist and loaded with flavour. Perfect for those busy days when you don't want to mess with complicated dinners recipes and time consuming clean up.
Most store bought fajita kits would not be recommended because of the wheat wraps, oils in the condiments, and additives in the fajita mix. Problem solved when you make your own primal fajita kit by mixing and matching a few of our recipes.
Coconut Curry Lamb Bake
A coconut curry sauce is a delicious way to add flavour to a normal meat & veg dinner. Be sure to use the thick, premium coconut milk from a can, and not the watery coconut milk from a carton. Depending on how spicy you like it, add more curry powder.
Pizza is one of the foods that can be a deal-breaker when trying to eat real food. Our society eats so much pizza, so often, that it is almost impossible to think of life without it.
The good news is you don't have to live without it! Just take control of the crust and toppings, making healthier choices than the fast-food and processed pizzas, and continue to enjoy this cultural staple!
Cauliflower Crust Pizza
This cauliflower crust pizza is so good it’s hard to believe it is gluten and grain-free! And similar to our other winning pizza recipe, it passes the "pick up test" -- it doesn't fall apart when you pick it up with your hands. After all, isn't this what we're looking for in a good pizza?
Sometimes the greatest dinners do not come from a recipe. Once you get the hang of cooking real food it is possible to take just about any real food ingredients and create a tasty meal. Here is one such non-recipe. It can be whipped up in no time by looking in the fridge to see what is lying around.
Use this casserole to fill up space on the plate normally occupied by a starch or grain.
Coconut Crusted Salmon
The omega 3's found in wild caught fish make it a desirable and tasty meal choice for so many reasons. Integral to the regulation of inflammation, pain, swelling, blood pressure, heart, kidney and GI function, and perhaps most importantly brain function, this omega 3-filled meal really does the whole body good!
Spaghetti Squash & Zucchini Lasagna
Almost any spaghetti dish can be re-invented by substituting the spaghetti noodles with spaghetti squash. Yes, that's right, ALL of your favourite pasta dishes can still be enjoyed with this guilt-free (and just as tasty) alternative!
Check-out this healthy version of Chinese take-out.
These tasty crab cakes are so easy to make. If you only have 1 cup of crab, you can improvisedby using 1 cup of tuna and they taste just as yummy. You can also get your quota of the sunshine vitamin by enjoying your meal outside on the back deck.
Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken Stuffed with Herb Ricotta
After suggesting many times to keep things simple, today's recipe may sound overly fancy and intimidating. Don't let the long title fool you though, this is really just chicken breast with vegetable sides. If you prefer, call it "bacon wrapped chicken with cheese."
Prosciutto & Arugula Pizza
Time to get creative. While this recipe takes more time than some others, it is totally worth it for pizza!
Turkey Stuffed Acorn Squash
Acorn squash is quick and easy to prepare. Simply cut it in half, scoop out the soft pulp, put it face down in water and bake or microwave until soft. Once ready it makes a natural bowl that is perfect for a chili type filling. This recipe uses lean ground turkey, but ground beef, pork or lamb would work too.
Upon switching to real food, people will typically mourn the loss of bread in their diets, particularly the familiar sandwich that so many take to work. Lettuce wraps solve this problem entirely. Whatever you used to put inside your traditional sandwiches, wrap it up in a lettuce leaf and away you go! It doesn't get much easier than this.
Shrimp Rolls with Asparagus and Avocado
Who says sushi and primal eating are not compatible? Cauliflower makes an excellent substitute for rice when it is run through the food processor.
Try your own variations. Crab meat, tuna or salmon can be used instead of shrimp. Cucumber, celery or sweet potato strips can be used instead of asparagus and avocado.
This recipe should come as exciting news to most folks who are missing bread products. These versatile flax wraps can offer so many possibilities for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Once you get the hang of it, they can be whipped up in no time, even mass produced and refrigerated for easy and portable snack or meal options.
This Thai inspired dish is a cinch to make, and sure to please a hungry crowd. It can be eaten as a stand alone meal, or served over cauliflower rice. Be sure to make lots as it's just as tasty the next day as leftovers.