WARNING: Reading this article may make you hungry!
Preparing meals that are both tasty and healthy is as easy as it gets. I definitely don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, so almost everything I make has to be ready fast. People who never cook think it takes a lot of time to prepare a meal, but that is not the case. Pretty much everything in this article takes less than 15 minutes to prepare – with the exception of e.g. oven-baked sweet potato that has to be cooked for about 45 minutes, but then again it takes only a minute to cut and season it, and then you can go watch an episode of House while waiting for it to cook.
These meals are something we normally eat for dinner. I rarely eat breakfast. For lunch I usually go to a restaurant but I try to make food choices that are compliant with the Paleo approach. The point is not to be neurotic about food, but to choose things that are nutritious and unlikely to irritate the gut.
I will not go into too much detail explaining how to cook these dishes. Let the pictures speak for themselves. If you are uncertain about how to prepare something, please leave a comment and I’ll get back to you.
1. Turkey, Sweet Potato and Salad: Turkey was cooked in butter on a frying pan, and the sweet potato was cut in half, seasoned with pepper, chili and cinnamon, and put into a 200 degree (celsius) oven for 45 minutes. This makes the skin come off easy.
2. Salmon Omelet: I always cook the veggies first for a bit before adding the eggs into the mix. Smoked salmon and spices are added last.
3. Salmon and Veggies: This is probably one of the best meals you could eat when it comes to nutrition. Take or leave the cashew nuts. We have salmon, sweet potato, plenty of veggies, and salad to boot.
4. Salmon, Egg and Potato: I do love my salmon and eggs. This dish should be pretty self-explanatory :)
5. Paleo Feast: Occasionally we do cook something a bit more special. This time it was a fresh salad mixed with some cooked vegetables, sweet potato discs, and on the forefront you have roast lamb. And I have nothing against a glass of red wine every now and then.
6. Beef and tuna: I know this dish isn’t much of a looker, but it’s rather tasty nevertheless when seasoned smartly. I fried organic minced beef, canned tuna and red onion, and made a small fresh salad on the side.
7. Goat Cheese Steaks: This time the minced beef was mixed with a raw egg and some spices on a bowl, shaped into steaks and fried on butter. Goat cheese is a great addition and tends to be less problematic than regular cheese. Vegetables were steamed.
8. The mix-and-match meal: This meal is pretty much all over the place, and is probably following a heavy workout considering the amount of food on the plate: hamburger steaks, goat cheese, sweet potato, mushroom, eggs, avocado, and some salad.
9. Coconut Curry Chicken: One of my favorite meals! Coconut is just an awesome source of good fat, and combined with curry and chili makes a heavenly spice mix for chicken and turkey. Add that mixture on top of some steamed vegetables and you’re good to go!
10. Chicken and Veggies: I think we used a sweet chili sauce with this one, which is tasty but not necessarily a good choice due to it containing vegetable oils. A better choice would be to make the sauce yourself using fresh ingredients. Chicken was baked in an oven and we added a few almonds for texture.
11. Berries and Dark Chocolate: This… is… delicious! Blueberries combined with melted dark chocolate is heavenly! We also added a layer of raspberries in the middle and some coconut flakes for color.
12. Baked fruit: You can use many different fruits with this dish, but our favorites are apples and pears, chopped to pieces and seasoned with cinnamon. Put all that on a ceramic bowl, add some almond crunch and honey, and bake for 20 minutes. Enjoy with coconut cream or vanilla sauce if you’re feeling particularly decadent :)
That’s it! I hope you enjoyed this article, and if you have any good recipes let me know about them!