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Celebrities Abandon Vegan Diets and Go Paleo

Cover your eyes vegans...because you’re probably not going to like this. It looks like actress Anne Hathaway and former President Bill Clinton are making headlines yet again for their dietary choices, but this time they’re chewing the fat...and I mean that literally. In a report published by the Inquisitr, both celebrities were interviewed for their recent shifts away from a vegan diet and towards low-carb Paleo diets. Anne Hathaway states that her vegan diet was sapping her energy and that she … Continue reading

Q&A: How does a vegetarian transition to Paleo?

Here's a really interesting question from a reader and my thoughts on the matter... I have been a vegetarian for almost three years and a few days ago I spoke to a friend that has been on the Paleo diet for a few months now. After speaking with her about all of the positive results she has seen so far I decided to change my whole lifestyle and transition into the Paleo diet. Previously my vegetarian diet was a lacto-ovo … Continue reading

baked sweet potatoes

Baked Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a good source of Vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), Vitamin C, Manganese, fiber, and some B vitamins. Sometimes called yams, both tubers work equally well in this basic Paleo and vegan recipe. Our Paleo Baked Sweet Potatoes recipe tastes great paired with sausage patties or another protein to make  a quick breakfast, or topped with coconut milk, nutmeg and cinnamon for a sweet yet healthy snack. If you enjoyed this Baked Sweet Potato recipe, try our Slow Cooker … Continue reading

Cauliflower Mashers

Mashed potatoes are delicious, and while potatoes are technically Paleo, they're also quite high in carbohydrates and glycemic index. Thankfully, cauliflower is a super versatile vegetable that can be cooked and then mashed into the consistency of traditional mashed potatoes, but with a much lower carb count! If you eat butter or ghee, we recommend topping this cauliflower mashers recipe with some! As is, this recipe is vegan and Paleo-friendly. If you enjoyed this Cauliflower Mashers recipe, try our Cauliflower Rice recipe … Continue reading


Berries with Coconut and Lime

Thick, full-fat coconut milk and lime make a fantastic combination and are a great complement to a bowl of fresh berries. The coconut milk has the consistency of whipped cream and the lime brightens the flavors in this mouth-watering Paleo Berries with Coconut and Lime recipe. You can also use frozen berries of your choice in this easy vegan and Paleo-friendly recipe. For a festive 4th of July dessert, I like to use blueberries and sliced red strawberries topped with … Continue reading

Can A Vegetarian or Vegan Be Paleo?

I've been getting a lot of messages lately from vegetarians and vegans wanting to know whether they can eat a Paleo diet while at the same time adhering to their animal food restrictions. As a former very sick vegetarian (no meat, no fish, but lots of dairy and some eggs) myself, it hurts my heart to think of all the good protein veg-heads are missing out on. But I soothe myself knowing that while vegetarians and vegans exist, there will … Continue reading


Olive Tapenade

Our Paleo olive tapenade recipe is delicious when served over chicken cutlets or as a sophisticated compliment to white fish. Not only is it simple to create, but the versatility of olive tapenade allows for you to experiment with it in a wide variety of Paleo dishes. Create it as a snack, an appetizer, a marinade, or a side dish. Olives contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids and are a delicious and decadent way to increase the healthy fat content in your … Continue reading

Paleo _Alfredo_ Sauce

Paleo “Alfredo” Sauce

One of the things I missed the most when I went on the Paleo diet was pasta with Alfredo sauce. While I've had to say goodbye to grain-based pastas and dairy altogether, there are some tasty Paleo substitutions for my old favorites. Paleo pasta can be easily made from spaghetti squash or by cutting zucchini squash into ribbons using a vegetable spiralizer, a julienne or a vegetable peeler. This vegan and Paleo Alfredo Sauce recipe uses cashews to achieve a creamy consistency while … Continue reading

Green Smoothie

This healthy and refreshing Paleo green smoothie recipe combines fruits like apples and pears with vibrant greens, with flax seeds added for texture and greater nutrition. It is endlessly adaptable to your own taste preferences. Try using chia seeds in place of the flax seeds, or adding berries, carrots, cubes of melon, and extra ginger or lemon juice. Cucumber used in place of the water adds freshness, and coconut milk or nut butter will make it creamier. If you enjoyed … Continue reading


Sautéed Vegetables with Lemon and Basil

Looking for a new and fresh idea for sauteed veggies? Our Sautéed Vegetables with Lemon and Basil recipe will take your taste buds (and health) to the next level. This delicious and healthy Paleo side dish can be served on the side of a steak or chicken breast for a complete meal, but the recipe itself is vegan friendly. If you enjoyed this Sautéed Vegetables with Lemon and Basil recipe, try our Cauliflower Stir-Fry Salad recipe next time.  Looking for even more delicious … Continue reading

Paleo Hummus

Traditional hummus is made from garbanzo beans (chick peas), and since legumes are not allowed on the Paleo diet, unfortunately neither is hummus. But fret not Paleo pals, because we have a delicious solution for you! For those times when you need a veggie dip or an appetizer idea that will make heads turn, try this delicious Paleo hummus recipe made from cauliflower and other veggies (instead of garbanzos). Serve it with a side of veggie sticks or Paleo crackers as … Continue reading

Kale Chips

When you're craving a delicious and good-for-you Paleo snack, kale chips offer both of these in one mouthful. Not only are they easy to bake, but these chips have also become wildly popular. Moreover, kale is extremely nutritious and a good source of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, B6, manganese, magnesium, iron, copper, potassium and calcium. This Paleo Kale Chips recipe is a great appetizer or size dish to make for your next get-together, or keep them all for yourself and … Continue reading

Roasted Acorn Squash

Our Roasted Acorn Squash recipe is a simple preparation that is Paleo as well as vegan-friendly. Being available during the colder months, acorn squash is commonly grouped with the winter squashes. However, it belongs to the Cucurbita pepo family, which technically means that acorn squash is a summer squash. Our delicious Roasted Acorn Squash recipe involves simply roasting the squash in water, and adding the other ingredients after it's done cooking, thus you can easily swap out the type of fat or … Continue reading

Butternut Squash with Garlic and Thyme

Our Butternut Squash with Garlic and Thyme recipe is a simple way to prepare this delicious squash, that results in a ton of flavor. Butternut squash is slightly sweet and when sauteed with garlic and fresh thyme in coconut oil, it's a winning combination. You can easily swap out the type of oil used to replace coconut oil (with ghee, for example), but as written, this butternut squash recipe is both Paleo and vegan-friendly. If you enjoyed our Butternut Squash with Garlic … Continue reading

Egg-Free, Grain-Free Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins

This Egg-Free, Grain-Free Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins recipe uses zucchini, flax seeds, almond flour, coconut flour and tapioca flour combined to make a moist, delicious Paleo baked good that's perfect for grabbing in the morning. If you'd like it a little less sweet, you can easily modify the recipe to use carrots instead of the dates if you prefer, along with additional spices like ginger and cloves. A BIG thanks to our awesome PaleoPlan meal plan member Cat for submitting this … Continue reading