Tuesday, July 7, 2015

One Pot Paleo + Exclusive Paleo Recipe

To set some things straight, a Paleo Diet is a diet based on the types of foods presumed to have been eaten by early humans, consisting chiefly of meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit, and excluding dairy or grain products and processed food.  Here is a brief Eat / Don't Eat list, as stated by ThePaleoDiet.com

EAT:

  • Grass-produced meats
  • Fish/seafood
  • Fresh fruits and veggies
  • Eggs
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Healthful oils (Olive, walnut, flaxseed, macadamia, avocado, coconut)

DON’T EAT:

  • Cereal grains
  • Legumes (including peanuts)
  • Dairy
  • Refined sugar
  • Potatoes
  • Processed foods
  • Salt
  • Refined vegetable oils

A Paleo Diet is said to be beneficial because:

  • You will eat a clean diet without additives, preservatives, or chemicals.
  • You do get the anti-inflammatory benefit from the plant nutrients in fruits, vegetables, oils, nuts, and seeds.
  • You will be eating more iron through increased red meat intake.
  • You will have improved satiety — a feeling of fullness between meals, due to the higher intake of protein and fats.
  • Most people will lose weight primarily due to the limited food choices.

source: http://www.upmc.com/services/sports-medicine/newsletter/pages/paleo-diet.aspx

But, this still leaves the problem that home cooks face every day, What Should I Make For Dinner?

Jenny, from Paleo Foodie Kitchen, set out to to solve this problem...and, we think, she did a pretty great job!

Paleo cooking has never been so easy! In One-Pot Paleo, Jenny Castaneda shares delicious recipes for enticing Paleo meals that only require one pot, pan or bowl. That means tasty, filling Paleo meals without the mess. You'll spend less time cooking and cleaning and more time enjoying your meals.

One-Pot Paleo's casseroles, stir fries, bakes, broils, soups and stews are a mix of Paleo essentials like Pan Seared Steak, Portobello Sandwiches, Chicken Pesto Zucchini and Plantain Pizza, as well as dishes Jenny has gathered from around the globe, like Loaded Spanish Tortillas, Hawaiian Meatballs and Austrian Pancake Bites. One-Pot Paleo is all about convenience, and Jenny makes it easy for readers to determine which recipes contain potential allergens and how to swap ingredients to tailor meals to individual dietary restrictions and preferences.

Here is an exclusive Hatch Chile Turkey Stir Fry Recipe, you can only find here!



Serves: 4

3 hatch chilies, roasted, peeled and chopped*
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 sweet onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
¼ lb white or baby bella mushrooms, quartered
2 yellow squash, sliced and quartered
1 lb ground turkey
6 tbsp coconut aminos
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp ground black pepper


* To roast hatch chilies, place them on the grill to cook for 5 minutes on each side over medium heat until the outside is slightly charred. As an alternative, chilies can also be roasted directly on a gas stovetop. It will take a little bit longer compared to the grill and make sure to flip the chilies every couple of minutes to cook evenly on all sides.

Heat 1 tbsp of coconut oil on a skillet over medium high heat. Add onions and garlic. Sauté until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Add mushrooms and yellow squash. Sauté for 5-7 minutes until the vegetables have softened. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Heat the remaining 1 tbsp of coconut oil on the skillet. Add ground turkey and cook until browned. Return vegetables to the pan and add the hatch chilies. Season with coconut aminos, sea salt and black pepper. Mix well and cook for another 5-7 minutes to allow the flavors to infuse together.


Let it cool for 5 minutes before serving.