Paleo Diet Recipe: Sauteed Steak with Spinach, Tomatoes and Avocado

Published On July 1, 2014 | By Toni Spilsbury | Eating Healthy, Food, Recipes

This program of eating was not designed by diet doctors, faddists, or nutritionists, but rather by Mother Nature’s wisdom acting through evolution and natural selection. –

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

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
olive oil


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

Read more about the pros and cons of the Paleo and other diets.

Pros and Cons of Popular Diets


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About The Author

Toni Spilsbury is a blogger, brand strategist and social media producer in addition to being a philanthropist and mother…. but not in that order. From busy corporate gal to even busier mom of four, one with special needs, Toni established an online connection with today’s on-the-go moms as someone who understands the unique demands of working moms. In 2005, Toni co-founded the Nevada Blind Children Foundation and began working to build the first school for the blind in Nevada. With a passion for cooking, creating her own recipes and a desire to merge her family life and career, Toni wrote a book The Organized Cook in 2009 before embarking on a journey through branding, blogging, social media and e-commerce that gained her an insight and passion for the unique niche of content-driven e-commerce. Toni’s second book, Because of Connor, is due out in late 2013 which gives readers an insight into the unique struggle of life’s ups and downs when set against the backdrop of caring for and coming to grips with a severely medically fragile son.

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