Sometimes at the morning or end of a long day, all that makes matters better is a comforting meal that nourishes more than just our body, but our spirit and mind too. Although these meals might not be the most nutritious of all time, but life is too short to skip out on the meals that make life a little brighter! Following the paleo diet includes all meals with a little modification here and there. We've created a list of some of our favorite comfort food recipes in hopes of bringing some joy into your life too!
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1. Fluffy Paleo Pancakes
The one and only, classic pancake recipe. It just doesn't get any more comforting than this. This stack is made with only 6 ingredients that you're likely to already have on hand with chocolate chips being an optional addition. Little sugar and lots of flavor, it's the move. Find the full recipe here.
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2. Potato and Pepper Breakfast Sample with Avocado
Breakfast scrambles always save the day and are the kitchen sink equivalent of breakfast foods. By kitchen sink we mean you can easily throw in whatever veggies and ingredients you have on hand in, and it will 99% of the time taste perfect. This scramble is packed with nutritious ingredients and healthy avocado fats to start your morning off right. Find the full recipe here.
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3. French Toast Sticks
Whether or not you're a French toast kinda person, everyting seems to taste better when it's in mini stick form. The sticks are the "real deal" and even better when dipped into a little maple syrup. Requiring only 7 simple ingredients, this recipe is a slam dunk and tastes like it too. Find the full recipe here.
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4. Classic Cinnamon Rolls
Something about waking up to the smell of warm cinnamon rolls gets us feeling all sorts of cozy. This healthy spin on classic cinnamon rolls will have your mind forever changed and staying clear of store-bought rolls. Not to mention the best part, a simple 3-ingredient glaze that will blow your mind. Find the full recipe here.
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5. Turkey Sausage Paleo Breakfast Casserole
Possibly one of the most simple and minimal effort comfort recipes you can whip together, a breakfast casserole. This dish has layers of flavors and is packed with nutrients and protein. Pair with a side of fresh fruit for a perfectly fulfilling and balanced breakfast. Find the full recipe here.
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6. Grain-Free Enchiladas
What's more comforting than a plate of warm and gooey enchiladas topped with a scoop of sour cream and guacamole as the cherry on top? Hmm, nothing. Enchiladas are a classic comfort meal for many and this healthy version will have you coming back for seconds and thirds. Find the full recipe here.
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7. Award-Winning Beef Chili
Though chili might seem easy enough to make, there are a lot of make-or-break decisions that go into the cooking process. This chili is guaranteed to be the perfect chunkiness, spiciness, and simple enough for any level chef to prepare. The ingredients are real and that's what we love most. Find the full recipe here.
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8. Italian Meatballs
Just like grandma used to make, but dare we say better. These little meatballs from heaven are perfect for tossing on top of some baked spaghetti squash or on the side of your favorite salad. This recipe is keto, paleo, whole30, and sure to satisfy the high expectations of anyone devouring them. Find the full recipe here.
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9. Paleo Coconut Crusted Fish Tacos with Honey Mustard Sauce
Being from Texas, tacos are a must on any comfort foods list. These tacos are a bit fancier than what we're used to, but totally knock it out of the park on flavor. Fresh and crispy cod with a splash of citrus and wholesome vegetables, these tacos are what dreams are made of. Find the full recipe here.
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10. Loaded Sweet Potato Sliders
Who needs crusty hamburger buns anyway when you have juicy sweet potato buns? These loaded sliders are packed with protein from high quality protein and complex carbs that will fill you up and fuel your body in the best way. The sweetness of the potatoes pairs perfectly with the saltiness of the beef like no other. Find the full recipe here.
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11. Burrito Bowl
Deconstructed burrito bowls are a staple comfort meal that take minimal effort and time to prepare, but leave you feeling more than satisfied. This bowl features unique ingredients like warm cauliflower rice, fresh cilantro, crispy baked plantains, and so much more. The flavors here are unreal and pair so perfectly together, you'll be dreaming about this one long after the first bite. Find the full recipe here.
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12. Shepherd's Pie
Shepherd's pie may not be in everyone's book of comfort meals, but it should be. This healthy spin on a classic recipe is too good to pass up simply because it's a little out of your comfort zone. Featuring a variety of vegetables, grass-fed beef, and a light sweet potato topping, this pie will leave you speechless. Find the full recipe here.
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13. Paleo Banana Bread Donuts
Not your typical deep fried and artificially sugary glazed doughnut, and for good reason! These banana bread donuts are moist and the perfect treat to munch on after a stressful day. It's okay to treat yo self from time to time, and sometimes that call just might look like a chocolate glazed donut. Find the full recipe here.
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14. The Best Paleo Brownies
Brownies are the go-to treat for many, so it's no surprise they're making an appearance on this list. A healthier take on the chocolatey, gooey, rich dessert we all know and love. Pro-tip, crumble your favorite Wildway granola on top for a scrumptious combination that's out of this world. Your brownie game will never be the same. Find the full recipe here.
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15. Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate chip cookies are the Beyoncé of desserts; everybody knows them, everybody loves them. This recipe doesn't create your typical cookie though, but far better than any other soft and gooey cookie you've tasted. One bite and you will be fooled, but these bad boys are refined sugar-free, paleo, grain-free, and everything you want out of a sweet treat. Find the full recipe here.
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16. Almond Joy Paleo Ice Cream
Remember those brownie and cookie recipes, well we have the perfect side to take them to the next level...a little almond joy ice cream. There's nothing more comforting than creamy chilled ice cream plopped on top of a warm and soft cookie or brownie. This recipe is dairy-free and refined sugar-free which makes it a winner in our books. Find the full recipe here.