Lately I’ve started running, when I say that I mean jogging with the occasional sprint away from a dog off it’s leash. Luckily this dog was just over excited and small, so it jumped on me and swiftly jumped off on the look out for the next thing to chase. I digress. Before I sold myself to eating Paleo, I’d shamefully often eat unhealthy food after exercise. Anything I could get my hands on would do. Since going wheat, grain and dairy free I’ve certainly found that my recovery from exercise is much better. So, here’s a healthy post-work out recipe that’s 100% Paleo friendly!
Paleo friendly ingredients
What makes this recipe so Paleo friendly are the fresh and quality ingredients I’ve chosen. Any fresh, lean meat and vegetables will always be Paleo friendly, but usually pesto wouldn’t be. Pesto in it’s essence is not dairy free, this was a major blow to me at first. I thought about making my own, which I still want to do but when I recently found a perfect jar of pesto that is 100% Paleo friendly, I couldn’t wait to try it. Le Conserve Della Nonna Green Pesto Sauce – it’s not just gluten/wheat free but also dairy and soy! There are also no artificial additives, plus it’s made in Italy itself!
- 1 Red pepper
- 2 Chicken breasts
- 2-3 tsp Le Conserve Della Nonna Green Pesto Sauce
- Juice from 1/2 a lime
- 25g pine nuts
- 2 tsp ground almonds
- 2-3 medium sweet potatoes
- Smoked paprika
- Oil for cooking
- Preheat your oven to 200°C, 400°F, or Gas Mark 6.
- Chip the sweet potatoes and place in a bowl
- Toss around in a drizzle of oil (coconut oil is very nice - you'll need to melt it before)
- Sprinkle some smoked paprika in and mix again
- Gently tip the bowl of fries out on to a foil lined baking tray.
- - These need to cook for around 20-25 minutes, depending on how crispy you like them
- Whilst the fries are cooking, place the chicken breasts in an oven proof dish
- Chop the red pepper and throw on top of the chicken
- Squeeze over the lime juice, sprinkle the ground almonds on top and scatter the pine nuts in
- Cover the chicken breasts with around 1.5 tsp of pesto each, or however much you like!
More Paleo friendly recipes
When I use the term Paleo friendly I mean food that is lean, clean, fresh and does not contain anything article or processed. Paleo eradicates Wheat (flour, bread, pasta), Grain (rice) and Dairy from the diet.
If you’re interested in exploring this lifestyle look here for more Paleo friendly recipes!