Paleo and Southern

I’ve adopted a Paleo lifestyle to manage my autoimmune disease and though doing so has made me healthier and happier, I’m still a Southern girl with a taste for things fried and divine. But if my Southern roots have blessed me with anything it’s an ability to press on and make something out of nothin’. So, friends, here’s a sampling of Southern-style Paleo recipes that will make your cave feel like home again!

Photo courtesy of Paula Deen

Photo by The Paleo Kitchen

Paleo Sweet Tea
Paleo Biscuits and Gravy
Southern-Style Biscuits
Southern-Style “Fried” Chicken
Paleo Catfish
Paleo Mac n’ Cheese
Southern Collard Greens and Andouille Sausage
Sweet Potato Pie
Paleo Barbecue Sauce
Slow-Cooker Beef Brisket
“Fried” Okra
Chicken Salad
Banana Pudding


Photo by the Urban Poser

Coconut Flour Biscuits
Pumpkin Bread
Paleo Sourdough Bread
Paleo Cinnabuns
Grain-free “Corn” Bread
Apple Cinnamon Muffins
Cinnamon Rolls

Photo by the Urban Poser

Raspberry White Tea and Peach Rooibos Jams
Paleo Apple Butter
Paleo Jam
Paleo Mayo

Paula Deen’s Cucumber, Tomato and Onion Salad
Fried Green Tomatoes
Roasted Okra
Tuna Salad
My Favorite Kale and Apple Salad
Roasted Beet Spinach Salad
Citrus Mint Salad with Honey Syrup
Paleo Coleslaw

Lemon Garlic Shrimp, Spinach and Cauliflower Mash
Spaghetti Squash Goulash
Honey-Baked Ham with Spiced Apples and Peaches
Bacon-Wrapped Chicken with Caramelized Peaches and Leeks
Grilled Turkey Burgers
Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork

Paleo Lemon Bars
Strawberry Meringues
Apple Fritters
Cashew Cheesecake
Coconut Lemon Meltaways
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Orange and Almond Cake
Sweet Potato Brownies
Strawberry Pie
Pecan Pie
Blackberry Cobbler

Am I missing your favorite Southern-style food? Let me know and I’ll look for a way to make it Paleo!


4 Responses to “Paleo and Southern”

  1. Harry Jacobson-Beyer March 14, 2013 at 8:49 am #

    Hi Amanda,

    What do you mean by Paleo?

  2. Kayla Danelle June 27, 2013 at 9:52 am #

    what an awesome collection!! Thanks for gathering all these!! YUM.

  3. Randy Teston March 17, 2015 at 9:24 pm #

    Dressing! Lol Chicken and dumplings and it would be awesome if someone could find a “bread” for burgers. Just saying… Thanks and great alternatives for Southern foods. If only we could make an alternative for grits!

    • amanda March 25, 2015 at 4:09 pm #

      Thanks, Randy! Yes, I miss chicken and dumplings! Glad you liked the list.

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