Paleo Meals for Special Occasions


Special recipes for festive feasting on a caveman diet.

Roast Duck with Cabbage Salad

This Asian-spiced roast duck is a real indulgence. Shred the rich meat at the table and serve with the citrus-soaked cabbage for a satisfying and healthy meal. Add parsnips or other root vegetables to the roasting pan with the duck and serve them as an extra side.


Each serving of roast duck contains 659 calories, 54g total fat, 18g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 160mg cholesterol, 137mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 3g sugars, 37g protein, 1Est GL.
Each serving of Cabbage Salad contains 85 calories, 4g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 59mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 8g sugars, 2g protein, 4Est GL.

roast duck and cabbage

Mowie Kay

roast salmon and beet salad

Mowie Kay

Roast Salmon & Beets with Lemon & Herb Dressing

This dish is packed full of zingy deliciousness and nutrient-rich root veggies. Keep the skin on the beets because it adds an extra dimension of flavor and goodness. Round out this meal with blanched and sautéed broccoli and a salad of dark leafy greens.


Each serving contains 235 calories, 10g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 54mg cholesterol, 511mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 8g sugars, 23g protein, 5Est GL.
Each tablespoon of dressing contains 4 calories, 0g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 3mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, 0g protein, 0Est GL.

pink peppercorn steak

Mowie Kay

Lemon Thyme & Pink Peppercorn Steak with Sweet Potato Wedges

This simple steak meal is easy to make. Buy the best quality meat you can afford; the better the steak, the more delicious and elegant the meal. Serve with a mixed green salad or your favorite sides.


Each serving of steak contains 403 calories, 22g total fat, 5g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 70mg cholesterol, 215mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate, 5g fiber, 5g sugars, 25g protein, 11Est GL.
Each serving of sweet potato wedges contains 14 calories, 0g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 9mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate, 0g fiber, 1g sugars, 0g protein, 1Est GL.

Recipes and images reprinted with permission from Perfectly Paleo: Recipes for Clean Eating on a Paleo Diet, by Rosa Rigby (published by Ryland Peters & Small). Photographs by Mowie Kay.


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