10 Easy Paleo Recipes for Clean Eating

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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

Shrimp cocktail in a martini glass


Peri Peri Chicken Kabobs

Peri Peri Chicken Kebabs on a plate
Pork Shank and Meatball Stew

Pork Shank and Meatball stew over mashed potatoes in a bowl


Crock Pot Meatballs in Marinara Sauce

Meatballs with marinara sauce in a bowl

Celery Root & Cauliflower Puree

Top view of celery root and cauliflower puree in a bowl


Paleo Gingerbread Granola Bar

Paleo Gingerbread Granola bars in a stack on a wooden board


Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes

A stack of Lemon Poppyseed Protein Pancakes on a plate


Chicken Pho Zucchini Noodle Soup

Top view of Chicken Pho Zucchini Noodle soup in a bowl


Banana Walnut Date Shake 

Top view of Banana Walnut Date Shake in a glass


Chicken with 40 Garlic Cloves

40 Garlic Clove Chicken in a baking dish

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36 Responses
  1. Julie @ This Gal cooks

    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!

    1. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

      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!

  2. Danelle

    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. 🙂

    1. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

      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

  3. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet

    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!

    1. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

      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!

  4. Kelly

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

  5. Min

    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.

    1. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

      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.. 🙂

  6. Trina

    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!

    1. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

      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!

  7. Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron

    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! 🙂

    1. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

      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

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