Cooking your paleo meals doesn’t have to require using a lot of different pots, pans, and utensils. When meal planning, try to think of some meals you can make in just a single pan from beginning to end. This can really simplify the cooking process. These are just some of the many ideas you have available.
Stir-fry is typically something you can make in just a single pan, though you want to make the chicken first if it is raw. However, if it isn’t, you are just heating it up, so adding it with the veggies at the same time works fine. In this case, you simply need to heat up the pan and add some oil. Since vegetable oil is not allowed, you should use coconut oil or olive oil. Once the pan is heated up, add your chicken and veggies and cook until the meat is heated and the veggies are tender.
Spicy Thai Noodles
Another great option is to make spicy Thai noodles, which is a popular Asian dish. However, instead of regular noodles, you are going to make noodles from zucchini. You first need to use a spiralizer to make the veggie noodles. You will then add ingredients like soy sauce, red pepper flakes, carrots, mushrooms, garlic, ginger, onions, and cilantro to the pan. To make it even spicier, add a little bit of sriracha as well. This can also be added after they are cooked to add a bit of spice and flavoring to the noodles.
Pork chops are a popular dinner option, but many people need multiple steps to make them because they often pan fry for a few minutes, then pop them in the oven. However, this isn’t always required. You should be able to grill them up on the pan and have no other complicated steps. Add some olive oil to the pan and season the pork chops with rosemary, garlic, lemon, sea salt, and pepper to taste. You can then fry on each side of a cast iron pan that has been heated beforehand. Serve them with apples or your own homemade applesauce.
Steak Fajita Lettuce Wraps
For this recipe, you actually want the flavoring from the steak on your veggies, soy ou can cook it raw on the same pan. Pan-fry your steak, preferably sliced into thin strips and seasoned to taste. Once the steak is done, keep it in the pan, but remove some of the greases. Add your fajita vegetables like peppers and onions and sautee them with the steak until tender. You can then add the ingredients to lettuce for wraps.