In case you missed them, here are my 17 most popular paleo recipes of 2017 based on number of views! Hope you give some of these a try in the new year.
Happy 2018! What are you up to this month? Are you setting resolutions? Starting a Whole30? I’m not doing either one of those this year, but I am setting some goals, including business goals for the year and personal goals to exercise more, eat things that make me feel great, and make taking care of myself a priority. I’ve done or attempted a Whole30 every January for the past few years and learned a lot from each one, and now I feel ready to take what I’ve learned and outline my own eating intentions based on how I know I react to various foods. If you’re doing a Whole30, though, I have plenty of delicious recipes to share with you–check out the Whole30 section of my recipe index (it’s right at the top!), two of my favorite roundups, 16 Whole30 Sheet Pan Dinners and 40 Whole30 Instant Pot Recipes, and my Whole30 recipes Pinterest board. I’ve also noted which recipes below from this past year are Whole30-compliant.
Interested in checking out the hit parades from previous years? Here they are: Top 16 Paleo Recipes of 2016 | Top 15 Paleo Recipes of 2015 (all Whole30-compliant) | Top 14 Paleo Recipes of 2014 | Top 13 Paleo Recipes of 2013
17. Paleo Potato Hummus with Crudites (Whole30, Vegan)
I don’t tolerate legumes well, so this super-smooth, chickpea-free hummus has been a lifesaver. My husband, inlaws, and nieces also gobbled this up in record time when I brought it to a family dinner!
16. Eggs in Purgatory with Sausage & Kale (Whole30)
If spicy food is your love language, you need this hearty meal in your life. It’s low in carbs but packed with protein, and just as good for lunch or dinner as it is for breakfast.
This is my favorite drink during the colder months. A combo of cacao butter, honey, and vanilla makes it taste like white chocolate without all the dairy and refined sugar!
“Drinking it now! Delicious, creamy, so comforting!!” –Ali
14. Carnitas con huevo (Whole30)
My Instant Pot carnitas are my most frequent food craving. They’re great plain, with rice, or in tacos, but this version with avocado crema and a fried egg is especially luscious.
“Just today, we followed your recipe to the letter and absolutely loved the result! It was tasty and tender and everything we love in good carnitas. Thank you so much for posting the recipe…it now has place of honor in our growing Instant Pot recipe collection!” –Barbara and Art
These colorful wraps have an intriguing and addictive flavor and are now a staple in my weeknight rotation. I think they’re my favorite dinner out of all the ones I shared this year!
This is basically chili with almond flour “cornbread” baked on top, and it’s the epitome of paleo comfort food this time of year!
If you haven’t tried crispy salmon skin, block out half an hour this evening and make it happen! It’s so good. This is my go-to lunch on days when I’m working on my blog at home.
10. Whole30 Breakfast Nachos (Whole30, duh!)
If I could choose just one breakfast to eat for the rest of my life, it would be this one. The crispy potatoes with bacon, nacho toppings, and baked eggs make for an irresistible combo.
9. Sheet Pan Salmon and Delicata Squash (Whole30)
This dinner comes together in no time on one sheet pan. If you’re going for a triple whammy of easy, tasty, and nutritious, this recipe is for you!
Have you tried balsamic vinegar in a dessert yet? You’re going to love it! If the vinegar has you raising your eyebrows, I hope you’ll at least try the creamy pudding once strawberries are back in season.
7. Crispy Chicken Salad with Pineapple Pico de Gallo (Whole30)
This is everything you could ever dream of in one salad. The crispy chicken is breaded with crushed pork rinds!
I make this at least once a week–usually on Thursday mornings as I gear up for my biggest day of work (I wear my speech therapist hat and see kids from 8:30-6 or 6:30). It’s a little indulgent and soooo delicious, but it keeps me satisfied until lunch (unlike many other “treat” breakfasts).
“It came out great. I made the plain version, with orange extract and a bit of lemon zest. Thanks for the recipe and for the help.” –Donna
5. Paleo Swedish Meatballs (Whole30)
These are better and so much healthier than the IKEA version! They’re great plain, with rice or cauli rice, or with mashed potatoes (see #1 below!).
“OMG THIS IS SO GOOD. I just made it for the 27382 time and had to tell you that. Only change I made is garlic because I love it. Great recipe!” –Megan
4. Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup with Cauliflower (Whole30)
This is a classic potato leek soup made speedier in the Instant Pot and more nutritious with the addition of cauliflower. Cauli haters won’t know it’s there!
3. Shrimp & Sausage Gumbo (Whole30)
This spicy classic is easy to make stovetop or in the Instant Pot–no pesky roux required!
“Hi Becky – made this tonight for a family get-together and it was a HUGE hit! Wow – it was absolutely delicious. I doubled the recipe and it fit just fine in the 6-qt Instant Pot. I took no chances – I whipped up a half-batch of your creole seasoning and it worked perfectly. Thanks so much for this recipe – I will be making it again.” –Bob
“I made this for dinner tonight and it was SO tasty. I barely touched the meat with the fork and it fell apart! The sauce was so flavorful – even though I (go figure) forgot to add the turmeric and forgot to buy the raisins altogether. I really hate raisins, though, so I wasn’t that sad about that, though I am sure they add a great layer of sweetness. I can’t believe how much food this made! I’ll be freezing most of what’s left, since we won’t be eating at home much for the next few days.” –Mary
“So tasty! I made this in my Instant Pot yesterday and loved it. It brought back some good memories of Cuba.” –Brendan
1. Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes (Whole30)
I know why these were the most popular recipe of 2017–it’s because they’re so good and so easy! There’s no peeling or draining required. If you still need an Instant Pot, grab yourself one here.
That’s a wrap! I’d love to hear from you in the comments. Which of these would you like to try first? Do you have any other paleo favorites to share?
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