Avocado SalsaThis doubles up as both the guacamole and the tomato salsa element of a Mexican meal
Butternut Squash SoupThis is one of my favorites. I make it all the time because it’s delicious, but also because it’s so easy to prepare. You probably have had butternut squash soup in the past, but this one, adapted to the Paleo lifestyle, is particularly interesting with its coconut milk base. It makes for a very rich and satisfying pureed soup. It’s so filling that it can be taken as a meal on its own. Winter squashes like butternut squash or spaghetti squash usually keep for a long time, so you can buy them in advance and use them when you don’t know what to make for dinner.
Grapefruit, Goat Cheese & Avocado SaladIt’s not the kind of salad you would eat as a full meal, but it would be a great compliment to fish. Particularly grilled shrimp or other kinds of shellfish. Other kinds of cheese would be too overpowering–the goat cheese is perfect. It’s creamy without a strong flavor or saltiness–like feta, for example.
Olive TapenadeThis olive tapenade recipe is delicious when served over chicken cutlets or as a sophisticated compliment to white fish. Not only is it simple to create, but the versatility of olive tapenade allows for you to experiment with it in a wide variety of dishes. Create it as a snack, an appetizer, a marinade, or a side dish. Olives contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids and are a delicious and decadent way to increase the healthy fat content in your diet. This olive tapenade recipe is a fantastic topping for our Grain-Free Herbed Focaccia Bread. It can keep for several weeks in an air-tight container stored in the fridge.
Real Healthy Zucchini CakesWhen I get a nice zucchini, I like to turn it into these tasty zucchini cakes. This recipe is very light, with no potato or gluten weighing it down. Top it with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of sweet paprika.
Rosemary Green BeansIncrease both the flavor and texture of your green beans by adding chopped pecans, fresh rosemary and grated lemon rind.
Sautéed Sweet Potatoes HashTry these with sausage topped with fried eggs to keep you full until lunchtime. You can adapt it as you wish by adding other ingredients, such as garlic, mushrooms, and jalapeno peppers. If you want a lighter version of this recipe, feel free to leave out the eggs. You can also replace the sausage with other meats.
Zucchini HashThere’s something about the humble zucchini that gets elevated with these fritters. If it’s late summer and you have a bumper crop of zucchini, definitely make these Zucchini hash to use them up.