Paleo Diet Recipe: Sauteed Steak with Spinach, Tomatoes and Avocado
It seems our Stone Age ancestors may have been eating better and healthier than us. Although there has been a debate as to whether this type of diet is actually healthier or better for you, many people find the Paleo diet quite effective in weight loss and eating nutritiously. The Paleo diet consists of mostly meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, eggs and nuts, leaving many foods high in carbohydrates, such as bread, potatoes and refined sugar off the menu. Cavemen didn’t eat bagels!
Ever since Atkins became popular in the 90’s, carbs have been frowned upon and designated as the culprit of obesity and poor health nearly driving Krispy Kreme out of business. And although I’m not completely sold on the Paleo diet or eliminating tons of carbs (since not all carbs are bad for you), I do find this way of eating does have its benefits for those who have problems with sugar and gluten.
This week, Recess will be featuring Paleo diet recipes for those of you who do follow this diet or are thinking of doing so.
I feature a lot of gluten-free recipes on my site and this one for Sauteed Steak with Spinach, Tomatoes and Avocado happens to be Paleo diet-friendly (if you eliminate the butter and rice).
Sauteed Steak with Spinach, Tomatoes and Avocado
4 6-oz. thin- cut steaks like beef tenderloin steaks (1/2- to 3/4-inch thick)
baby spinach- 16 oz.
tomatoes, roma or vine-ripened- 2, sliced into 1-inch slices and then in half
avocado- 1, diced
salt & pepper
Season steak with salt and pepper
Heat olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat and sauté steaks in oil until brown; do not overcook
Remove cooked steaks to a serving plate
Add more olive oil to skillet over medium-high heat
Add tomatoes and sauté until they begin to brown, approximately two minutes
Add spinach and sauté until reduced, approximately 3 minutes
Add diced or sliced avocado and spoon mixture over steak