23 plus mouth-watering low-carb paleo recipes bound to transform the way you think about food! These meals are easy to make, incredibly delicious, and absolutely budget-friendly!!
If you are looking to get yourself a health boost in terms of what you eat, then these low-carb paleo meals are just what you need to get you started. The recipes in this collection are also grain-free and dairy-free!
Oh, and if at the end of this post you are still hungry for more, then feel free to check out my collection of paleo and low-carb dishes.
These fun and nutritious recipes are good to start your day as well as keep you full for longer, so you can go about your morning tasks.
Lunch and Dinner Low Carb Paleo Recipes
Looking for lunch and dinner recipes? Or perhaps healthy side dishes? Then you will probably find inspiration from these low-carb paleo meals.
The paleo diet is a diet whose intention is to mimic what our ancestors ate. It focuses on eating whole nutritious foods that existed before the farming and agricultural revolution (about 2.5 million to 10,000 years ago).
Dairy and grains such as beans are not allowed as they did not exist during this time. Michele at NomNom Paleo has an extensive article on the paleo diet.
Several aspects of the Paleo diet have not been agreed on: what foods actually existed at the time, the variation in diets depending on region (e.g., tropical vs. the Arctic), how modern-day fruits and vegetables bear little resemblance to prehistoric wild versions.
There are major disagreements among Paleo diet enthusiasts on what is included/excluded from the diet. As a result of these differences, there is no one “true” Paleo diet (source: Havard School of Public Health).
A low carb diet is a diet that restricts the intake of carbohydrates to between 20-130 grams per day. In a low carb diet, the macronutrient intake of fat and protein is increased to make up for the reduction of carbohydrates.
One hypothesis of why low-carb approaches produce quick weight loss compared to other diets is that fats and protein increase satiety and produce less concomitant hypoglycemia.
The low carb diet comes in many forms: actually, there is no clear consensus on what defines a low carb diet. It can be outlined as follows:
Very low-carbohydrate (< 10% carbohydrates) or 20-50 grams per day.
Low-carbohydrate (<26% carbohydrates) or less than < 130 grams per day.
Moderate-carbohydrate (26%-44% of daily calorie intake).
High-carbohydrate (45% or greater of daily calorie intake).
First, it is important to note that the paleo diet is not strictly a low carb diet. It does however by default, promote the intake of fewer carbohydrates by eliminating grains.
To answer the question of how many carbs are allowed on the paleo diet, the answer is any. Adjust your carb intake according to your level of activity. As an example, an athlete will focus on higher carb paleo foods such as cassava root or plantains while someone doing an office job that involves sitting all day in front of a computer will seek to eat lower carb paleo foods such as broccoli, as a source of carbs.
According to one source, a traditional paleo diet will have an approximated 35% of energy from fats, 35% of energy from carbohydrates, and 30% of energy from proteins. However, it provides a higher amount of dietary fiber (up to 45–100 g per day) than a low-carbohydrate diet.
More Paleo low carb meals
And now to more meals that will help you kick-start your sugar-free paleo diet plan or simplify your weeknight dinner preparation!
- No-bake chocolate-dipped coconut balls - Bright-Eyed Baker
- Cucumber and Tomato Salad - Rachna Cooks
- Vegan Grain-free Truffle Risotto - Emma Eats and Explores
- Keto Fried Rice with Garlic Chips - iHeart Umami
- Taco Casserole - Paleo Gluten Free Guy
- Cilantro Cauliflower Rice - The Domestic Lifestylist
- Salmon Ceasar Salad - Savor the Best
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I maintain a mostly low carb diet, and find that I often run out of ideas, especially for breakfast. Your list is going to make supplementing my breakfast menu so much easier!!! Thanks for this
Wow, what a roundup!! I am so glad you posted this, because I wanted to try some paleo recipes lately. Bookmarked for later, thanks so much for this collection 🙂
So glad I found this paleo roundup! I have a paleo personal chef client who loves trying new recipes ~ first up will be the balsamic steak with roasted tomatoes.
Marisa F Stewart
I am so glad you posted this. I'm always trying to find ideas for keto/paleo recipes and some of them just don't appeal. I found all of your recipes making me want to dig right and in and start creating the dishes. The family certainly won't feel like they are depriving themselves of delicious meals with your recipes.
What a great list of low-carb and paleo recipes. I actually started to reduce my carb intake and I already saw like 6 recipes I would love to try.
Oh my goodness, so many amazing, healthy recipes to try. Perfect for getting that beach body for summer!
What a great collection of recipes! That ground beef and cabbage dish really appeals to me with its curry flavors as well as that Jamaican cabbage salad, yum!
I just loved the collection so much. Personally trying the Strawberry muffins and chia pudding. My kids love strawberry muffins and this healthy version is so rare to find. Thanks for sharing.
What an inspiring collection of recipes! With the change of the season I am really feeling like letting go of most comfort soups I have eaten throughout the winter so I am always looking for inspiration on new dishes to include in my diet!
I'm always looking for new low carb recipes and this is an all-inclusive list! Thanks so much!
Perfect timing, we are trying to cut down on carbs at the moment, and these recipes are right up my alley. Will definitely be trying those burger bites asap.
Enriqueta E Lemoine
I'm sending this super comprehensive guide to my friend Caro who's currently transitioning to a paleo diet. Thanks for compiling this.
that is so kind of you! Have a go-to list has really been helpful in my paleo and low-carb journey.
Was so happy to find this round-up! I have a keto/paleo personal chef client that I really struggle to find great, tasty recipes for. Definitely going to try some of these for them. Those air fryer burger bites look amazing! Going to make those for myself! Thanks so much!
Thank you. I am glad you found the post helpful.