10 Easy Paleo Recipes for Clean Eating

by Krista on January 6, 2014 · 36 comments

10 Easy Paleo Recipes

Today is the day! Our church, along with a couple of other churches in the area are starting off the New Year with 21 Days of Fasting & Prayer.

When people say “fast” I’m sure the first thing that comes to mind is fasting from food all together and only drinking water. Well, it can mean that. But in this case fasting is more about the heart. Taking a deeper look into where your priorities are and abstaining from something in order to build a deeper relationship with God.

That being said, Mike and I are going to be on a Paleo Fast over the next 21 days. What is Paleo you ask? Well, it is basically eating “real” or “whole” foods. No sugar. No grains {bread, rice, pasta, cake, cookies, etc.}. No dairy. No alcohol. No legumes {beans}

Yes, there are alot of no’s in the prior sentence. So what can you have? Well… Meats. Vegetables. Eggs. Healthy Fats. Fruits. Anything from its “natural” state.

I know some people do this for a living, so it may not seem like much of a “fast”. But I like my grains, dairy, and sugar too much to give it all up. Which is why for these 21 days I am. :)

I cannot wait to see what God has in store for us as we give up some of the things we love to dive further into his word during these next 21 days. I would love it if some of you would join in with us, even if its just for a dietary reason! Its a great detox diet.

Here are a couple of the yummy Paleo Recipes we have in store for us over the next couple of weeks.

Easy Paleo Shrimp Cocktail



Peri Peri Chicken Kabobs

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Pork Shank and Meatball Stew



Crock Pot Meatballs in Marinara Sauce


Celery Root & Cauliflower Puree



Paleo Gingerbread Granola Bar



Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes



Chicken Pho Zucchini Noodle Soup



Banana Walnut Date Shake 



Chicken with 40 Garlic Cloves


 For more delicious Paleo Recipes follow my Paleo Madness Board on Pinterest!

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{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

Kathy January 6, 2014 at 8:50 AM

What a great idea to do this as a church! Praying God does a great work!


Krista January 6, 2014 at 6:03 PM

I know right! Love our church, can’t wait to hear all the stories! :) Thanks for the prayers Kathy!


Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron January 6, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Those lemon poppyseed protein pancakes sound like heaven right now! I can’t wait to try them out :) Great post Krista and good luck on your Paleo Fast! :)


Krista January 6, 2014 at 5:59 PM

I know right! I went out and bought poppyseeds yesterday hehe! :) Thanks for the good luck wishes. Why is it that when you are told you can’t have things you crave them even more… sheesh! :) #gonnabealongroad


Trina January 6, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Krista, thank you so much for including our Crockpot meatball recipe in your Paleo recipes. I hope you will find there will be no sacrifice in flavor and that your family enjoys the yummy meatball and sauce. :) The rest of the recipes look awesome as well! Good luck on your 21 day challenge!


Krista January 6, 2014 at 6:06 PM

Hey Trina! Your welcome! Loved your site, the photos are great and the recipes are awesome. Can’t wait to give them a try them, especially with that sauce. Might even make some zucchini noodles with it! :) Thanks for stopping by and the well wishes with the 21 day challenge! Hope you have a great rest of the week!


Joanne/WineLady Cooks January 6, 2014 at 10:24 AM

Hi, Just stopping by from DBB. Love the recipes, I’m pinning and sharing.


Krista January 6, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Awesome! Thanks Joanne! Appreciate the pin and you stopping by! Have a great week!


Min January 6, 2014 at 3:20 PM

I hope that through this fast, you will be drawn even closer to Him and that you will hear what He desires for you! Good luck to you! This is a great round-up.


Krista January 6, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Thank you Min! That is my heart for this fast too! More depth and more of Him. :) Sometimes we just need to clear out all the “clutter” of this world so we can hear his voice. He’s always speaking, now I can just hear him better! :)

I thought you would like that roundup… hehe.. :)


Kelly January 6, 2014 at 6:56 PM

What an awesome round up, so many wonderful recipes! Great post, thanks for sharing Krista and good luck on your Paleo Fast :)


Krista January 6, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Thanks Kelly, I had fun searching. There are some awesome Paleo recipes out there!:)


Allie | Baking a Moment January 6, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Good luck with the fast, Krista! I hope it brings you many blessings…


Krista January 6, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Thanks Allie! :) Can’t wait to see what God does!


Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet January 7, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Thank you for this post. I finally have a clear understand of what paleo is. Knowing how hard it is to go through periods of fasting, I am sending a prayer your way!


Krista January 8, 2014 at 9:37 AM

Thanks Nancy! Glad I could help a sister out.. :) I know I was confused about it too, but alas clarity. THanks for the prayers, I definitely appreciate them!


Danelle January 7, 2014 at 7:37 PM

I think it’s great that your church is doing this! I can’t wait to hear more about it. We actually fast once a month in my church (on the first Sunday) and you are so right about the reasons! Since it’s only one day, we really don’t eat (or at least for two meals) and then we donate the money we would have spent on our meals (usually a little more) to people in need.

And seriously, these recipes look amazing! Makes me think I could almost go Paleo. But I’d miss the sugar, dairy and grains too much too. :)


Krista January 9, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Thanks awesome Danelle! Love that your church does that. It is actually good IN GENERAL for your body to go through that process once a month or every two weeks to “clean” the toxins out. Maybe Mike and I will start doing that with you. Love that you use the money you would have spent and donate it. So generous!

Paleo is hard from the sense of being a mom, I have to think of EVERYTHING that goes into the recipe. So right now I’m just straight up using recipes but I’m starting to understand more the things i can and cannot use. Oh.. and stocking the pantry with those items. I do miss cookies though. :( hehe


Julie @ This Gal cooks January 7, 2014 at 8:48 PM

I love all of these recipes, Krista! I tell ya, when I cut out most sugars and carbs, I feel so much better. I try to cut out all of them during the day and have minimal at night. Of course, it doesn’t always happen but I’ve been doing good most of the time! Thanks for sharing these recipes. Pinning and FB & Twitter sharing!


Krista January 9, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Thats awesome Julie! I have seen a difference in the first 4 days, but I’m sure I’ll see more of a difference mid-next week. :) Until then I will be dreaming of dancing cupcakes, warm bread, and sugar cubes. hehe.. Just kidding.

Thanks for pinning and sharing Julie, you rock!


Tara Newman January 9, 2014 at 5:43 AM

Hi Krista! Stopping over from SITS. We eat very similar and I think you have great content. I am going to follow you on bloglovin and social media :-) I look forward to connecting in the future!


Krista January 9, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Based on the name of your blog, sounds like we are Tara. I will definitely head over and check you out, and of course give some blogging love. :) Thanks for stopping over on my SITS day!


Regina January 9, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Oh Krista…some wonderful recipes here and some I do believe that my 11 yr old and I will try. (the mister is a VERY picky eater so I’m not so sure about him) I think it’s wonderful that your church is doing this together and I’m sending thoughts and prayers that you have no problems seeing this until the 21 days are up. Ya might not even want any cookies after eating so healthy. ^_^


Krista January 13, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Thanks so much Regina, you are too sweet! We definitely appreciate your prayers through these 21 days. :)

Hope you do get a chance to try a couple of these, who knows your hubbie may even like it! :)


Andrea January 9, 2014 at 9:19 AM

I hope this time of fasting is a blessing to you and your family!


Krista January 9, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Thank you so much Andrea, that means alot. God is already doing things and it is only day 4. :)


Barb January 9, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Love that both you and your husband are doing this together. You can encourage one another when the sugar craving kicks in. Visiting via SITS. Love the clean, polished look of your site btw! :)


Krista January 9, 2014 at 6:05 PM

So funny you say that… after dinner tonight we both wanted sugar, sweets, chocolate, something! It is nice to have a partner in crime with this fast otherwise it would be double hard. :) Thanks for stopping by Barb and the sweet comments! Hope you have a great rest of the day!


Lexi @ Lexi's Clean Kitchen January 9, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Thank you for sharing!!! What a great round-up!


Krista January 9, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Thanks Lexi! Excited to try a few of these. :)


Reesa Lewandowski January 9, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Great post! I am about to start a new Whole30, so I def. need some new Paleo ideas! Thanks for linking up in the Weekend Re-Treat!


Krista January 9, 2014 at 8:18 PM

Awesome Reesa! Well, you are going to get a whole slew of them this month! I’m only 4 days into our Paleo Diet, but I’m definitely thinking about continuing it afterwards. :)


Claire @ A Little Claireification January 12, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Oh Krista. You are determined to make me eat healthier, I see. LOL Thanks for so many wonderful ideas and options and for linking to our Best Of The Weekend party! Pinning now and have a great week!! xo


Krista January 13, 2014 at 12:59 PM

haha… yes… and me too! Start off 2014 on the right foot. One allowed cheat day is the Superbowl for chips, dip, and wings! YUM. :)

Thanks for the awesome party Claire, as always, you girls rock! Thanks for the pin sweet friend.


Jelli March 2, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Thanks to you and this post, I finally know what Paleo means. It’s been all around online lately, but I’ve never taken the time to learn about it. Thanks for sharing some great looking recipes, Krista. I’m checking some out right now.


Krista March 2, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Awesome Jelli! So glad to educate you, I was in the same boat you were so I figured there were more people like me who were wondering, “what in the world is paleo?” Hope you get a chance to make a few girl. :)


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