RECIPE: Paleo Beef & Veggie Bowls

Beef, it’s what for dinner. Especially when you’re on the paleo diet. These beef and veggie bowls are insanely easy to throw together and taste like heaven. So grab a bunch of veggies, a pound of grass fed beef and throw it all in a bowl! 

Paleo Beef and Veggie Bowls

This is one of those recipes that I never thought would become a blog post. Instead, I threw it together one night when I didn’t have a plan. When I used random ingredients that didn’t go with anything else. When I really wasn’t sure if it was going to taste great or ‘meh.’ And I for sure didn’t think it would make a pretty picture.

Sometimes life surprises you.

This dish definitely surprised me.

Inspired by FitFluential CEO, Kelly Olexa, during a recent visit to Austin, this dish has now become a weekly staple in my household. It all started one night when we were discussing going out for dinner or staying in. After days of back-to-back dining out (which included some not-so-healthy choices) I was in need of some fresh veggies prepared at home. So Kelly gathered a bunch of different ingredients and started chopping. I was in charge of the jalapeno – super important job.

Paleo Beef and Veggie Bowls

While the quinoa, chopped zucchini and chicken were cooking on the stove, we began prepping the bowls. The romaine lettuce went in first. This almost makes it feel like you’re eating a salad, but much, much more filling!

Next, we added the quinoa, chicken and zucchini. As I watched the steam rise up from the plate, I was ready to dive right in. But the final toppings made it worth the wait. Kelly sprinkled diced red pepper and jalapeno on top, and topped it with a generous dollop of roasted red pepper humus. #genius

From the first bite I was hooked. I couldn’t wait to get back to Chicago and make this for my husband, and quite possibly eat it everyday for the rest of my life. But when I forgot to add everything to my grocery list, I was left with the option of whipping up my own delicious version.

The main difference? Grass fed ground beef instead of chicken. I also added Brussels sprouts. Unfortunately, I was out of quinoa so I skipped that part completely. #lowcarblife

Enough chit-chat. Get the recipe below!

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RECIPE: Paleo Beef & Veggie Bowls

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
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Beef, it’s what for dinner. Especially when you’re on the paleo diet. These beef and veggie bowls are insanely easy to throw together and taste like heaven. So grab a bunch of veggies, a pound of grass fed beef and throw it all in a bowl!


Ingredients

  • 1 pound grass fed beef
  • 2 cups chopped Brussels sprouts
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1 small head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce OR coconut aminos (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons hummus of your choice

Instructions

  1. Brown grass fed ground beef in a large skillet over medium high heat, breaking it up with a slotted spoon as it cooks. Drain excess fat and set aside.
  2. Add zucchini and Brussels sprouts to the pan, adding a drizzle of olive oil if needed. Cook on medium high heat until slightly browned, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, chop romaine lettuce and divide evenly between 2 bowls. Prepare diced red pepper and jalapeno and set aside.
  4. Add cooked beef back to the pan and mix with the veggies. Add soy sauce (if using) and continue to cook on medium heat for 3-5 minutes, or until everything is heated through.
  5. Add mixture to bowls and top with hummus. Mix and enjoy!

Tried these paleo beef and veggie bowls? Let us know what you think! Post a pic of your creation on social media and tag @FitFluential using hashtags #FitFluentialFood and #FFCheckin! Or drop a comment below!

 

 

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