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The Ultimate Guide to Dr. Gundry’s Plant Paradox Recipes

by | Mar 4, 2019

Dr. Steven Gundry, the creator of the Plant Paradox Diet, loves to cook. He is a prolific chef and has created many dozens of impressive dishes for the lectin free diet. How many? He’s written two books on the matter, and together they are a treasure trove of Plant Paradox Recipes. This is great news because for anyone who wants to go on a diet they will be able to eat like a king!

Breakfast on Dr. Gundry’s Lectin-Free Diet

When you’re on a new diet, breakfast is often the hardest meal of the day. That’s because people tend to eat the same breakfast every day, year after year. Additionally, many people tend to prefer a carbohydrate-rich breakfast. It’s rare to find an individual who prefers to eat vegetables for breakfast, but that’s exactly what Dr. Gundry recommends. He prefers that his patients consume as many green vegetables as possible, provided that they are lectin free.

The good news is that he has put gather over a dozen incredible breakfast recipes, including muffins, vegetables and eggs, pancakes, multiple green smoothies, and so much more. Something examples include Carrot Cake Muffins, Coconut Almond Flour Muffin in a Mug, the Plant Paradox Smoothie, Cinnamon Flaxseed Muffin and a Mug, Cassava Flour Waffles with a Collagen Kick and Old Fashioned Blueberry Pancakes.

Recipes for Plant Paradox Main and Side Dishes

There’s absolutely no shortage of recipes for mains and sides in Dr. Gundry’s collection. He tends to prefer meals made with vegetables that are high in prebiotic fiber because they are good for your microbiome. For example, he recommends that you eat lots of tubers, such as yucca root, parsnips, Carrots, and other green vegetables.

His recipes include copious amounts of leafy greens, such as kale, chard, collards, and lettuces. Additionally, he tends to use lots of cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage. They are great for your gut flora because they feed healthy bacteria.

Something examples of popular Plant Paradox dinner recipes include Tops and Bottoms Celery Soup, Sorghum Salad with Reggie Keio, Moroccan Spiced Chicken with Millet Tabouli, Raw Mushrooms Soup and Spinach Pizza with Cauliflower Crust. One of my personal favorites is Cauliflower Fritters. The ingredients include omega-3 eggs, cauliflower florets, green onions, chopped parsley, chopped meat, coconut flour, and cassava flour.

Snack Recipes

Another dish of interest is Baked Okra Lectin Blocking Chips. These are extra special because okra has the natural ability to block lectins. What’s more, they’re delicious and make excellent appetizers, especially if you want to impress your guests! There is no shortage of snacks on Dr. Gundry’s diet.

Plant Paradox Dessert Recipes

You might think that went on the Plant Paradox Diet you won’t be able to eat dessert, but I have good news for you: you are wrong! Gundry has been incredibly creative coming up with recipes that are compliant with the diet. A few examples include cinnamon sweet potato Blondies, skinny ginger snap cookies, olive oil rosemary cake, and mint chocolate chip avocado ice cream. My personal favorite is flourless chocolate almond butter cake.

How is he able to come up with so many delicious recipes when the Plant Paradox Diet seems to be so restrictive? He’s done an ingenious job substituting things like tapioca starch and Stevia for traditional ingredients like sugar and wheat flour. He also tends to use almond flour as a replacement for wheat.

Dr. Gundry’s Preferred Protein Sources 

Dr. Gundry‘s preferred source of protein is seafood (preferably wild caught) eggs, and occasional consumption of poultry and lean meats. You will find that his recipes include all of them, typically in smaller quantities. His favorite fish is salmon, but he also enjoys cooking trout.

Expect Lots of Olive Oil and Avocado

Dr. Gundry’s two favorite fats are definitely olive oil and avocados, and you will find them in many of his recipes. Not only are they healthy for you, but they are also delicious! They’ve got tons of healthy omega-3 fats, polyphenols, fiber, and even protein. He even uses avocado in his ice cream!

Keto on the Plant Paradox Diet

If you’re on the keto diet you’ll be happy to know that many of his recipes have can be easily adapted for keto. The diet is overall very keto friendly. You will just have to add more fat and possibly beef up the protein (pun intended!).