Dr Oz: Paleo-Friendly Snack
Dr Oz was taking a closer look at the paleo diet, busting through common misconceptions, before sharing six different ways you can enjoy your most favorite foods, paleo style. First, if you enjoy snacking on potato chips, you don’t have to completely give them up! You can make zucchini chips by slicing zucchini very thin before baking them in the oven at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. You can season them however you want and it makes for a great paleo-friendly snack!
Dr Oz: Easy On-The-Go Egg Muffins
Next, Melissa and Dallas Hartwig shared a paleo breakfast muffin, which is an easy and delicious grab and go breakfast. To make, just crack some eggs into a bowl, whisk them, and then add in whatever palo-friendly mix-ins you like such as spinach, tomato, and onion, as well as cooking fat like coconut oil and salt and pepper. You bake them inside a muffin tin and they make for great on-the-go egg muffins, both cold and warm.
Dr Oz: Paleo-Friendly Burgers
Dallas then took the cameras inside his own kitchen to share a recipe for paleo burgers. All it takes is some simple ingredients. Make a patty using ground beef, and then instead of a bun, use a portobello mushrooms that’s been toasted for a bit on a pan. You can top it with bacon, tomatoes, lettuce, or whatever else you enjoy on your burgers!
Dallas likes to serve his burgers with some fries alongside, but of course, you can’t have regular french fries, so he made turnip fries. Turnip fries can be made the same way homemade french fries are made, just replace the potato with a turnip! It’s another recipe you can season however you like.
They then looked at another fantastic paleo-friendly recipe: spaghetti and meatballs. But to make this paleo-friendly, they used zucchini noodles rather than spaghetti. Click through to get the recipe for their delicious, paleo-friendly “pasta” dish.
Dr Oz: Coconut Date Balls Recipe
Finally, Melissa, Dallas, and Dr Oz didn’t forget about dessert. This may be music to your ears, but it is possible to enjoy dessert while following the paleo diet. Melissa shared a fantastic recipe for coconut date balls that use the following ingredients:
- 2 eggs – beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 C mixed nuts – chopped
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 C dates – roughly chopped
- 1/2 C raw honey
- 1/4 C ghee
- 1 C coconut flakes
Simply bring the eggs, ghee, raw honey, and dates to a boil before removing from the heat and adding in the rest of the ingredients, except for the coconut flakes. Roll the mixture into balls and then roll around in the coconut flakes to coat. It really is that easy!
Dr Oz: Bacon Meatballs & Zoodles Recipe Ingredients
- 1 tbsp dried minced onion
- 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
- 1/2 can tomato paste
- 1 strip Whole30-Approved bacon – chopped
- salt and pepper
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1/2 tbsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 egg
- 2 zucchini
Dr Oz: Bacon Meatballs & Zoodles Recipe Directions
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- In a bowl, mix ground beef, herbs and spices, tomato paste, eggs, and bacon together
- Roll into golf ball-sized balls and put on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet
- Bake for about 20 minutes, turning halfway, until the meatballs are no longer pink in the middle
- While the meatballs are baking – turn your zucchini into noodles using a spiralizer or julienne peeler
- In a larhe pan on medium heat, saute your zoodles in a bit of oil for a few minutes, until slightly browned
- Remove from the pan and serve right away
- Top with the meatballs