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5 Recipes for Meal Prep on the Paleo Diet

Meats, fruits, and veggies—oh my!

The paleo diet boils down to eating like a caveman. That means no processed, pre-packaged foods—only those you could hunt, fish, or gather, explains Kristen Smith, RD, spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. You’ll eat mostly meat, fish, poultry, eggs, veggies, and fruits; and you’ll skip grains, dairy, legumes, sugar, and salt. With so many restrictions, meal prep on the paleo diet can make it much easier to follow.

The pros of going paleo include getting ample fruits and veggies in your diet while cutting out sodium and sugar, says Smith. “A protein-rich diet has also been associated with weight-loss and maintaining a healthier weight,” she says.

On the other hand, you’re eliminating major food groups (grains and dairy). This can become difficult to maintain over a long period of time. Plus, these foods do carry their own nutritional advantages. For example, whole grains have been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, Smith says. So, if you’re going to go paleo, just make sure that you’re eating lots of the green veggies that protect your health, as well—not all meat, all the time.

Tips to Meal Prep On The Paleo Diet

If you want to go full-on paleo, it can get difficult to eat out, especially with lots of grains offered as side dishes, or sugar snuck into recipes. However, if you meal prep your dishes at home, you know exactly what you’re getting so you can make sure that you stick to it.

Now, for some inspiration on what to prep and pack for the week, while sticking to paleo, here are four recipes to get you started.

4 Paleo-Approved Recipes

Lemon Chia Seed Muffins from Slim Palate

Muffins are one of the best, easiest breakfasts to make to last for the next few days. And this recipe is super easy (and yummy!).

Pork Lettuce Wraps from Thriving on Paleo

Made with an almond butter sauce, this dish feels indulgent yet light, thanks to the lettuce (instead of tortilla) wraps.

Veggie-Loaded Broccoli “Cheese” Soup from Real Everything

Butternut squash, broccoli, and bacon—that’s all you need to create a tasty dinner (or lunch) dish. Make a big batch to last all week.

2-Serving Paleo Chocolate Mousse from I Am Gluten-Free

We all need to cure our chocolate craving somehow—so you might as well make it healthy with this decadent recipe.

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