10 Grain Free & Paleo Recipes By The Fit Cookie

10 Grain Free & Paleo Recipes By The Fit Cookie

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If you have been thinking about eating paleo or grain free, check out these paleo recipes!

I have been eating {mostly} grain free for over a year now. It’s not exactly paleo since I still eat potatoes and some sugar. I didn’t jump on a fad diet bandwagon by eating grain free and trying paleo recipes, I listened to my body and found that my body did better on a mostly grain free diet. Making that switch was a necessary decision.

I really don’t consider my diet “paleo” in the strictest terms. Because of my digestive problems, IBS, allergies, and multiple food intolerance and sensitivities, I have found relief by eating fewer grains and watching my sugar intake. Grain-free and paleo foods are usually pretty safe for my family to eat: there is generally less dairy, no grains or gluten, and no soy, peanuts, beans or other legumes. All of those foods just so happen to be problem foods in my house for at least one of us (my kids have peanut, dairy and soy allergies too), so my diet leans towards paleo due to our food intolerances.

This way of eating certainly isn’t for everyone, but I have found that it works best for my body  since even gluten-free grains can aggravate my symptoms, especially during allergy season. Eventually when my body has healed and I am able to resolve some of my digestive problems, I will be able to eat more of those foods that I can’t have now. But until then, I am okay avoiding those foods that make my body feel bad.

10 Grain Free & Paleo Recipes

Here are 10 of my favorite grain-free and/or paleo recipes from both of my blogs. Even if you aren’t eating a strict paleo diet, these recipes are still delicious and healthy – anyone will enjoy them!

Avocado Chicken Salad

This Avocado Chicken Salad is quick and easy to make, and is very simple. This chicken salad get’s it’s creaminess from avocado, so you don’t have to spend too much on vegan mayonnaise to make this recipe.

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Cherry Almond Smoothie

This Cherry Almond Smoothie is a perfect anytime post-workout drink or just a fruity treat.

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Maple Balsamic Turkey with Prosciutto

This recipe – it’s a crowd pleaser! Plus, it’s healthy, allergy-friendly, gluten free, Paleo, AND easy to make. Perfect!

10 Grain Free & Paleo Recipes By The Fit Cookie | Undiscovered Kitchen Artisan Food & Gifts

Grain-Free Mini Chip Cookies

These grain-free gems are adapted from a recipe by Chef Katelyn. I had to make some substitutions, but they turned out beautifully! Unlike my other recipe for grain-free chocolate chip cookies, these are not as crispy for those who love soft cookies (like me!).

10 Grain Free & Paleo Recipes By The Fit Cookie | Undiscovered Kitchen Artisan Food & Gifts

Chocolate Truffles with Strawberry Cream

If you are looking for healthy and safe treats to make for you loved ones (or just for yourself!), these home-made chocolates are an easy treat.

10 Grain Free & Paleo Recipes By The Fit Cookie | Undiscovered Kitchen Artisan Food & Gifts

Chocolate SunButter Cup Smoothie

This Chocolate SunButter Cup Smoothie makes a great meal replacement shake since it has plenty of calories, fats, carbs, and proteins in this smoothie! Just add some fruit and you’re set for a balanced meal on the go.

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Cranberry Hemp Bites

I am a big fan of dried cranberries for everything: cookies, homemade protein bars, oatmeal, homemade trail mix, and for just plain snacking. I decided to use dried cranberries as part of the base for these hemp protein bites to add some flavor and zing to the bites. It did the trick! These might look a little funny (hemp protein tends to do that) but these taste awesome.

10 Grain Free & Paleo Recipes By The Fit Cookie | Undiscovered Kitchen Artisan Food & Gifts

Black Forest Brownie Hearts

A variation of my Paleo brownies – I pressed the batter/dough into a heart-shaped mold to make these super cute. These have a mild berry flavor, but if you are a cherry fanatic, try my tips for making the cherry flavor stronger (without adding artificial flavors)!

10 Grain Free & Paleo Recipes By The Fit Cookie | Undiscovered Kitchen Artisan Food & Gifts

Grain-Free Pumpkin Muffins

I don’t want to stop baking, but baking grain-free without eggs is tricky (my kids and I can’t have eggs). It can be a hit and miss! But these muffins turned out awesome with no grains, dairy, sugar, nuts (besides coconut), soy, or eggs!

10 Grain Free & Paleo Recipes By The Fit Cookie | Undiscovered Kitchen Artisan Food & Gifts

Chai Spice Protein Bites

These Chai Spice Protein Bites double as a little dessert or snack with added protein – perfect! My kids love these bites, and I love that they are getting some protein and fiber with their snacks, too.

10 Grain Free & Paleo Recipes By The Fit Cookie | Undiscovered Kitchen Artisan Food & Gifts

These paleo recipes MIGHT just turn you paleo! Let us know what you think after you try them!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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