October Unprocessed: Recipe Inspiration

Have you heard about the October Unprocessed challenge? As it is right before the start of the holidays, October is a great time to reset your body and your taste buds to crave healthy food rather than junk.

This year I will be concentrating on a few different goals during the month of October:
– Eating whole, unprocessed, nutrient dense foods
– Dairy/gluten & mostly grain free
– The grains we do consume will be rice & corn
– No sugars in any form but fruit & honey, and limited quantities of those

I already have a few events on the calendar during October where I know I will probably not stick with eating according to these guidelines, but I plan to aim to eat this way 99% of the month, and 100% of the month while I am in my own home or cooking for myself and my family.

I know myself well enough to know that if I want to meet these goals, I have to plan ahead. I love interesting food, so I need meals using ingredients that I love so that I won’t have such awful cravings for sugar. Some of my favorite foods are avocados, bacon, sweet potatoes, eggs, apples, beef, pork, salmon, shrimp, and all sorts of veggies, so I looked for recipes that I could center around those ingredients. I also looked for recipes that include my favorite spice combinations such as curries, garlic, dill, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and cumin. If you like these ingredients, then you are sure to love the recipes I have chosen!

Here is a round up of recipes to inspire these healthy eating habits (all recipes are gluten free, grain free, dairy free & refined sugar free)…

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EGGS

Eggs in A Squash
Baked Eggs
Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole
Spaghetti Squash Breakfast Cups
Sweet Pepper Quiche
Sunday Sweet Potato Scramble
Spinach & Bacon Frittata
“Cheesy” Eggs in Ham
Tuna Stuffed Eggs
Butternut Squash Frittata
Paleo Breakfast Burrito
Scrambled Egg Bake
Basil, Avocado, Bacon Deviled Eggs
Spanish frittata with caramelized onions
Southwest Breakfast Scramble
Twice Baked Breakfast Sweet Potatoes
Bacon Deviled Eggs

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MAIN DISHES

Creamy Chicken Soup
Shredded Salsa Chicken
“Cheesy” Chicken Skillet
Paleo Cobb Salad
Tuscan Chicken
Slow Cooker Indian Beef Curry
Russian/Ukrainian Meatballs
Buffalo Chili
Swedish Meatballs
Make Ahead Freezer Meatballs
Mississippi Roast
3 Layer Shepherd’s Pie
Garlic & Ginger Beef w/ Broccoli
Beef Stew
Date Night Steak w/ Mushrooms
Bacon Cabbage Chuck Beef Stew
Avocado & Bacon Muffins
Skillet Ham Tetrazzini
Delicata Squash Boats w/ Pork & Avocado Salsa
Salmon Scallion Patties

Paleo Fish & Chips
Butternut Squash Curry Shrimp “Pasta”
Salmon Veggie Nori Rolls
Cabbage Roll Goulash
Cauli-Fried Rice
Keema
Keto Egg Fried Rice
Pumpkin Alfredo
Sundried Tomato “Pasta”
Spaghetti Squash Carbonara
Paleo Lo Mein
Spicy Italian “Pasta”
BLT Salad w/ Prawns & Avocado
Mom’s Spaghetti Sauce w/ Spaghetti Squash
Crispy Cast Iron Chicken
Spicy Beef & Root Veggie Pie
Shakshouka
Bacon Burger Meatloaf
Keto Mexican Rice
Bacon Wrapped Chicken w/ Onions & Mushrooms
Coffee Roasted Chuck Roast
Cold Fighting Chicken Soup
Beef Enchilada Bake
AIP Chicken n’ Gravy
Balsamic Meatballs
Beef Fried Plantain Rice
Acorn Squash Tacos
Coconut Crusted Cod
Easy Hamburger Soup
Paleo Alaska Jambalaya
Spicy Creole Pulled Pork
Bacon Avocado Stuffed Burgers
Italian Chicken Casserole
Buffalo Chicken Skewers
Breakfast Pizza
Beef & Broccoli “Noodle” Bowls
Paleo Chimichurri Grilled Shrimp
Lamb Meatballs w/ Cauliflower Puree
Bacon n Eggs Chopped Salad with Probiotic Avocado Dressing
Stuffed Pepper Casserole
Tomatillo Ranch Chicken
Curried Chicken & Shrimp Pineapple Salad
Sweet Coconut Shrimp Curry
Paleo Pizza Bites
Perfect Roast Chicken w/ Vegetable Gravy
Pesto Chicken Salad
Kale-Sausage Minestrone Soup
Loaded Cauliflower Mash
Spice-Full Venison Paleo Chili
Plantain Chicken Fritter Clubs
Steak & Veggie Sushi
Pesto Chicken Spaghetti Squash Bake
Simple Baked Salmon w/ Lemon & Thyme
Sloppy Joes
Fried Cabbage w/ Bacon, Onion & Garlic
No Bean Chili w/ Roasted Butternut Squash
Cajun Shrimp & Grits
50/50/50 Burgers
Chicken Florentine Meatballs w/ Spaghetti Squash
Asian Sesame Chicken Wings
Lemon Garlic Shrimp
Crockpot Taco Meat

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SIDES

Roasted Butternut Squash w/ Duck Fat, Garlic & Rosemary
Oven Roasted Green Veggies
Roasted Carrots w/ Cinnamon
Paleo Bloomin’ Onion w/ Spicy Sauce
Restaurant Style Sweet Potato Fries
Butternut Squash Porridge
Smoked Cabbage
Curried Cauliflower Dirty Rice
Melted Zucchini & Onions
Roasted Okra
Simple Spaghetti Squash
Garlic Grilled Veggies
Mushroom Duxelles
Curried Cream of Broccoli Soup
Mom’s Mushroom Soup
Garlic & Dill Veggies
Cinnamon Carrot Fries

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SNACKS

Pumpkin Granola
Dehydrator Paleo Garlic Mustard Zucchini Chips
Warm Sweet Potato Hummus
Roasted Cauliflower Hummus
Shredded Chicken Crisps
Dill Pickle Kale Chips
Cinnamon Pecans
Sweet & Salty Sugarless Snack Mix
Mixed Berry Lemon Gummies
“Banola”

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“BREADS”

Sweet Potato Flatbread
Bacon & Chive Sweet Potato Biscuits
Easy no grain, no sugar microwave muffin

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TREATS

Apple Pie Omelette
Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Bake
Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding
Meyer Lemon Chia Pudding
Pumpkin Cookies
Birthday Waffles
Baked Apples & Almonds
Latte Chia Pudding
Keto Cookies
Crunchy Cacao Cookies
Hot Cross Buns
Chocolate Hot Cross Buns
Cinnamon Muffins
Best Ever Banana Bread Pancakes
Pumpkin Ice Cream
Single Lady Applesauce Waffle
Apple Spice Sponge Cake
Cinnamon Sunbutter Snowball Truffles
Apple Upside Down Pie
Moo-less Chocolate Mousse
No Bake Chocolate Fudge
Bitter Bounty Chocolates
Pumpkin Spice Thumbprint Cookies
Lemony Carrot Apple Bombs
Butter Pecan Apples
Sweet Potato Chocolate Pudding

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MISC.

Easy Paleo Gravy
Paleo Coffee Creamer
Homemade Mayo
Homemade Ketchup
Creamy Coco-Nutty Coffee Latte
Rosemary Garlic Ghee with Smoked Sea Salt
Bulletproof Coffee
Taco Seasoning

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