• 16 Best Paleo Recipes of 2016

    Time to find out what my 16 best paleo recipes of 2016 are!

    16 Best Paleo Recipes of 2016 | StupidEasyPaleo.com

    It’s always fun to look back and see which Stupid Easy Paleo recipes were the most popular of the year.

    While most on this list are tried and true favorites, a few brand new recipes from the year squeaked into the 16 best paleo recipes.

     
    Of course, when we revisit the list next year at this time, who knows which recipes may pop onto the most-loved list. Let’s count them back from #16…

    #16 Thai Coconut Soup

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    This cheater Thai Coconut Soup – also known as Tom Kha – comes together so quickly at home. And you can easily achieve flavorful broth with ingredients from pretty much any market. Make it with chicken or shrimp…it’s your choice!

    #15 Crock Pot Mocha-Rubbed Pot Roast

    Crock Pot Mocha-Rubbed Pot Roast | StupidEasyPaleo.com

    The coffee adds a subtle depth of flavor to this Crock Pot Mocha-Rubbed Pot Roast that the spices alone can’t achieve. The end result was very tender meat and a flavorful sauce…and this fall, I updated it to have Instant Pot directions, too.

    #14 Easy Pan-Fried Lemon Chicken

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    My Easy Pan-Fried Lemon Chicken is the antidote to dry, rubbery chicken breast. Make it on your weekly food prep day, and you’ll have plenty of succulent chicken to add to salads or just eat as an entree.

    #13 Homemade Gummy Snacks

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    Homemade Gummy Snacks are a great way for kiddos of all ages to sneak more gelatin into their daily. And let’s be honest, making these in fun shapes with different molds doesn’t hurt. You can use lots of different fruit juices to change it up.

    #12 Bone Broth 101

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    Making homemade bone broth is pretty easy, but if you want the step-by-step breakdown, be sure to check out this Bone Broth 101 tutorial. Bone broth is healthy and delicious for lots of reasons, and I make it weekly. If you’re looking for an Instant Pot update, click here.

    #11 Homemade Kombucha

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    Kombucha is a type of fermented probiotic tea. Making Homemade Kombucha is pretty simple, and when you realize you can craft your own for just pennies a jar, it’s even more of a win. The flavor combinations are endless…lemon ginger is my personal fave.

    #10 Green Chile Chicken

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    My Green Chile Chicken cooks up perfectly in the crock pot…it’s the ultimate in hands-off cooking. Serve this one with cilantro lime cauliflower rice and some avocado slices for a complete meal. This one’s a favorite in our house for meal prep day.

    #9 Cast Iron Skillet Chicken Thighs

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    Cast Iron Skillet Chicken Thighs are a new addition to the site for 2016, and they’ve quickly become a favorite. The chicken is seared, skin down, until it’s super crispy. Then, I toss it into a hot oven to finish roasting. Stupid-easy.

    #8 Three-Ingredient Banana Pudding

    3-Ingredient Banana Pudding | StupidEasyPaleo.com

    This Three-Ingredient Banana Pudding is really simple. While I love convenience, the little cups of chia pudding goodness you can buy at the grocery store can be kind of pricey, especially if you’re watching your wallet.

    #7 Paleo Cabbage Rolls

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    These satisfying little rolls of meat and cabbage take me back to my childhood. When I these Paleo Cabbage Rolls, I instantly reminisced about my grandma standing in the kitchen, cooking. Traditionally, golumbki are made with rice so I substituted cauliflower to give a similar look and texture.

    #6 Chinese Chicken Salad

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    Chinese Chicken Salad is a new lunchtime favorite in our house, and I think you’ll see why the first time you try it. The crunchy napa cabbage, carrots and snap peas play so well with the tender chicken and crunchy cashews. Plus, the simple orange ginger dressing adds a fresh pop of flavor that brings it all together.

    #5 Paleo Chick-fil-A

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    This Paleo Chick-fil-A is so tasty, and the secret’s in the pickle juice! It basically brines the chicken which makes it super moist and tender. The recipe is easily doubled, and it makes the perfect, dippable nuggets.

    #4 Dark Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding

    Dark Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding | StupidEasyPaleo.com

    Dark Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding is so easy to make for an every-once-in-a-while treat. It’s gelatin-, egg- and dairy-free! Serve it in small dessert cups for just the perfect little bite. Tiny spoons are fun, too.

    #3 Paleo Zucchini Fritters

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    If you have a food processor with a shredding blade, these Paleo Zucchini Fritters becomes even faster to make… but have no fear: I broke out my trusty box grater to do the job, and it worked like a charm. The key is extracting as much moisture as possible.

    #2 Emergency Meatballs

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    We always have a batch of Emergency Meatballs stashed away in the freezer, and they’ve saved mealtime more than once! I’m a firm believer in having emergency protein, soups, or stews on hand in the deep freeze. In those moments, being prepared with a batch or two of Emergency Meatballs is priceless.

    #1 Simple Paleo Tortillas

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    If you’re looking for a really easy paleo version of a flour tortilla (or a crepe), look no further. My Simple Paleo Tortillas are much more flexible than other grain-free versions…and they’re one of my best paleo recipes. Sure, you can buy pre-made paleo tortillas now, but these are much cheaper and a snap to make.

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    Steph Gaudreau is a certified holistic nutrition practitioner, weightlifting and mindset coach, and the author of the best-selling Performance Paleo Cookbook. Her recipes and expert advice have been featured in SELF, Outside Magazine, Elle, and Greatist. Steph loves barbells, cats, and anything Lord of the Rings. She lives in San Diego, CA.

    6 thoughts on “16 Best Paleo Recipes of 2016

    1. It’s always so cool to see these roundups! I suspect your Tortillas will always make the top 5. They’re one of my go-to’s…and I know I’m not alone in that!

      1. Hey Chelsea! haha I think you’re right. They’ve been the #1 recipe on the site since I published that recipe in 2013. Have a wonderful new year!!

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