7 Healthy Paleo Meals in 10 Minutes or Less

Written by Kris Gunnars, BSc on May 20, 2014

I'm absolutely terrible in the kitchen.

Most recipes read like a foreign language to me and cookbooks seem overwhelmingly complex.

However, despite my complete lack of cooking skills, I have managed just fine without "food boredom" setting in.

That's because I have a few go-to paleo meals that I eat again and again... and again.

To me, these meals taste just as good every time and I never get tired of them.

All of them can be prepared in 10-15 minutes. For those that are heated in the oven, total cooking time is higher.

Here are 7 super healthy paleo meals that are simple, quick and totally delicious.

This is the breakfast I eat, with some minor variations, almost every single day.

It only takes about 5 minutes to prepare and keeps me comfortably full for hours.

Ingredients: Coconut oil, Frozen Veggies (mine has Broccoli, Cauliflower and Carrots), Eggs and Spices.

Consider having a piece of fruit as well. I personally like to have an apple each morning.


  1. Put coconut oil on pan, turn on the heat.
  2. Put veggies on pan. If frozen, heat until thawed.
  3. Put the eggs on.
  4. Add spices. Either a spice mix or just salt and pepper.
  5. Stir fry until ready.

Note: Use pastured or Omega-3 enriched eggs if you can get your hands on them. They are healthier and more nutritious.

This is probably my favorite meal, I eat it as often as twice per week.

I use a pre-made chicken spice mix that I buy at the supermarket. It contains salt and some herbs.

Ingredients: Chicken Wings, Spice, Salad.


  1. Put chicken wings on a baking tray and turn on the oven.
  2. Put the spice on the wings, both sides, then place the tray in the oven.
  3. Broil until ready.
  4. Serve with a salad, or some other type of vegetable.

This is a meal I have for dinner almost every week. I usually prepare quite a bit of the mashed turnips and also eat them with my lunch the next day.

Keep in mind that most store-bought bacon isn't paleo. It is a processed meat, after all.

Try to find quality bacon, preferably from pasture-raised pigs. Just salted pork belly (the part of the animal that bacon is made of) works well too.

Ingredients: Bacon, Turnips, Olive Oil, Salt.


  1. Peel and slice turnip.
  2. Put turnip pieces into a pot of boiling water.
  3. Boil until soft, then mash.
  4. Put some olive oil on top of the turnips.
  5. Put bacon on pan and fry until ready.

Note: You can use sweet potatoes, potatoes or cauliflower instead of turnips. This is a versatile veggie dish and tastes good with almost anything.

It is a good idea to eat fatty fish once or twice a week to get the Omega-3s that your body needs.

It is best to cook a whole lot of the veggies, then eat the leftovers the next day.

Ingredients: Salmon, Coconut Oil, Onions and Carrots.


  1. Put some coconut oil in the bottom of a glass baking tray.
  2. Place the salmon fillet in the tray, then add salt.
  3. Place in oven... cook until ready, you should see a nice crust on the sides.
  4. Cut onion and carrots (or use baby carrots).
  5. Fry them in coconut oil until ready, add salt and ginger powder to taste.

Note: Wild salmon is a healthier choice than .

Pork chops are incredibly simple to make... just add the spices to them and place them in the oven.

I use a pork spice mix that I get from the supermarket. It contains salt and some herbs.

Ingredients: Pork Chops, Spices, Olive oil, Veggies.


  1. Put spice on pork chops.
  2. Place them in the oven, broil until ready.
  3. Fry veggies in olive oil and add some spices, or salt and pepper.

This is a very quick and simple meal. Consider cooking a whole bunch in order to use the leftovers for lunch the next day.

Ingredients: Ground Beef, Coconut Oil, Onions, Salt, Pepper and Red Bell Pepper.


  1. Slice onions.
  2. Put coconut oil on pan, turn up the heat, then add the onions.
  3. Add the ground beef to the pan.
  4. Add some salt and pepper to taste, then fry until ready.
  5. Consider serving with a sliced red bell pepper.

Note: Grass-fed beef is much healthier than beef from grain-fed cows.

It can be a good idea to have to grab if you tend to get hungry between mealtimes. This is very important if you sometimes get ravenously hungry and binge.

A handful of nuts and a piece of fruit can be a very satisfying snack. The nuts provide a bunch of healthy fats and protein, while the fruit provides fiber and bulk.

Ingredients: Oranges, Almonds.

Note: This is easily portable and requires no preparation. If you're going out and don't know when you will be able to eat a healthy meal, consider taking some fruits and nuts with you.

So... there you have it.

These meals may not be the prettiest or the most exciting, but they get the job done and keep me healthy and happy.

An evidence-based nutrition article from our experts at Authority Nutrition.

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