I love paleo and I'm not a big fan of cooking. I'd like food that tastes yummy that I can prepare with minimal effort.
Any suggestions on paleo meals that I can put together quickly and easily?
For example: my breakfast every morning is to put one egg into the microwave for 1 minute. I put tumeric on it and voila, ready to go! Gives me a good, quick boost to start the day with, takes a moment to do, and is perfectly paleo.
(Note: other threads have been about snacks; I'm looking more for lunch, dinner suggestions)
invest in a slow cooker. yep, it takes a lot of time to cook, so it would seem in contrast to what you are asking for... but if you put a decent amount of meat in it in the evening, you wake up to delicious smell of cooked meal, then you stuff the rest in the fridge and use alone or combine with other things for a number meals to come. I like to do it that way, very little time to prepare, and then just warm up and ready!
Eggs explode in the microwave, so assume you put it in a ramekin? My husband and I love to cook up egg muffins on Sunday for the week. Chop up peppers, onions, and your choice of meat, stir together with a dozen eggs an pour in muffin tins. Bake for 20 min on 350 and you have breakfast for the week!
The slow cooker is my best friend for quick and easy meals. Meal+spices+onions optional cabbage, tubers, peppers, etc. Dinner is ready when you get home. Works wonders with cheap tough cuts.
I'm the only paleo eater in my house and I don't like to cook, so I usually use the following formula:
butter + some kind of meat + perhaps a sliced vegetable/mushrooms + maybe an egg or two = meal
I put it all on a pan and turn on the heat. Then I wait until it is cooked. Easy!
Maybe I am a slob but I usually eat out of the pan, too. It tastes better that way and washing greasy dishes is avoided.
An easy paleo-friendly dinner? Hmm... well you could cut a spaghetti squash in half (remove seeds), microwave it for 8 minutes. Then after the 8 minutes, take it out and pour marinara sauce directly into it (think Trader Joes - none of the added crap ingredients), and then microwave for one more minute. Take it out, and eat your spaghetti right out of the spaghetti squash.
If you have any leftover protein, you could also toss that in at the 8 minute mark to heat it up for serving.
Hope this helps!
1) Piles of cooked burgers, wrapped individually, stored in the fridge or freezer.
To re-heat, put in skillet with a bit of purified water (add fat, if needed), cover.
2) Hard-boiled eggs. I only eat the yolks. HB yolks and a cup of heavy cream are an easy, very quick meal.
3) Make a giant pot of soup. Another vote for slow cookers. Store in jars which are single-serving size. Easy to use. I buy whatever beef roast is on sale that week.
Whenever I cook anything, I make sure it is for several meals, unless it is something very special, such as steak.