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45 Awesome Paleo Recipes You Need to Make for Dinner

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So you’ve decided to give Paleo (aka “the caveman diet”) a go. While the idea of ditching grains, legumes, processed foods and most dairy may seem daunting, there are actually plenty of delicious, satisfying and easy-to-make options available. Case in point: These 45 Paleo dinner recipes that you can have on the table in a jiffy.

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1. One-Pan Roasted Chicken with Carrots

Seven ingredients, minimal cleanup.

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2. Waffle Iron Sweet Potato Hash Browns

Delicious for breakfast, brunch, dinner and pretty much whenever.

Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

3. Creamy Potato Chowder with Shrimp and Bacon

Who says comfort food can’t be Paleo?

I Heart Umami

4. Paleo Asian Chicken Cabbage Salad

Finished with sesame vinaigrette.

Cotter Crunch

5. Easy Paleo Salmon Cakes

Puréed sweet potato takes these to the next level.

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6. One-Pan Eggs with Asparagus and Tomatoes

Breakfast for dinner? Don’t mind if we do.

Weeknight Society

7. Ginger Carrot Soup

Good for your waistline and your wallet.

40 Aprons

8. Whole30 Chicken Tortilla-Less Soup

Just set it and forget it in the Instant Pot.

Lexi's Clean Kitchen

9. Paleo Chinese Chicken and Broccoli

Yup, your takeout go-to is on the menu.

Food Faith Fitness

10. Instant Pot Meatballs Primavera

Complete with a side of refreshing zoodles.

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11. 20-Minute Paleo Egg Roll Bowls

All the filling minus the greasy wrapper.

The Defined Dish

12. Stir-Fried Chicken and Baby Bok Choy

In case you're eager to try coconut aminos.

13. Chipotle Chicken Tacos

The smoked paprika aioli is life-changing.

The Defined Dish

14. Whole30 Thai Basil Beef (Pad Gra Prow)

You can never have too many 30-minute meals.

The Defined Dish

15. Stir-Fried Szechuan String Beans with Shiitake Mushrooms

Bring on the umami.

Life Made Sweeter

16. Cauliflower Alfredo Zoodles

The sauce stars roasted garlic and nutritional yeast.

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17. Chicken Meatballs and Cauliflower Rice with Coconut-herb Sauce

Low-carb and protein packed.

Cotter Crunch

18. Salmon Salad Power Bowls

Hey there, omega-3s.

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19. Taco Mason Jar Salad

Lunch on the go never looked so good.

Healthy Nibbles and Bits

20. Harissa Portobello Mushroom "Tacos"

Collard greens > tortillas.

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21. Cold Lemon Zoodles

Eight ingredients, 20 minutes.

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22. Meal-Prep Turkey Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles

Bye-bye, 3-o'clock slump.

Eat with Clarity

23. Vegan Sticky Sesame Chickpeas

You'll have dinner done in 15 minutes flat.

The Defined Dish

24. Paleo Enchiladas Suizas

The rotisserie chicken will be our little secret.

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25. Ketogenic Baked Eggs and Zoodles with Avocado

Save time with pre-spiralized zucchini.

Cook Eat Paleo

26. Instant Pot Salsa Chicken

Frozen thighs are no match for the pressure cooker.

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27. Sticky Chicken Wings with Pineapple 5-Spice Sauce

You'll want to make these Crock-Pot beauties every game day.

Well Plated by Erin

28. Whole30 Chicken Salad

Perfect for a picnic.

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29. Bacon Cauliflower Fried Rice

We're topping ours with a runny egg.

Make It Dairy Free

30. Vegan Pumpkin Chili

Your Thanksgiving guests will go gaga at first sip.

31. 20-Minute Shrimp Scampi Zoodles

Skip the wine (if you insist).

Eat with Clarity

32. 20-Minute Lemon Pepper Salmon

This recipe is straight-up foolproof.

33. Paleo Pot Pies

One ramekin of warm-and-cozy, coming right up.

Eat with Clarity

34. Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

Grain-free tortillas keep these in your meal plan.

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35. Rainbow Collard Wraps with Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce

Cabbage, carrots, cucumber, oh my!

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36. Paleo Buffalo Chicken Casserole with Spaghetti Squash

The kids just might think it's pasta.

Cook Eat Paleo

37. Crock-Pot Cauliflower Chicken Chili

Add it to your winter rotation, stat.

Do What Feels Good

38. Green Bowl with Chicken, Citrus and Herbs

Meet za'atar, the spice you never knew you needed in your pantry.

The Defined Dish

39. Paleo Battered Fish Tacos

The secret? Sparkling water and cassava flour.

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40. Zoodle Stir-Fry

Give the sad-looking veggies in your fridge a second chance.

Eat with Clarity

41. Vegan Cashew Queso

Go ahead, have chips and dip for dinner.

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42. Warm Ginger-Scallion Pork and Kale

Sautéed kale is way easier to enjoy than raw.

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43. Paleo Butternut Squash Soup with Curry

Hellooooo, autumn.

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44. Keto Sheet-Pan Chicken and Rainbow Veggies

Minimal dirty dishes for the win.

Damn Delicious

45. Chicken Meatball Zoodle Soup

Substitute Parmesan for nutritional yeast and you're in business.