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Paleo Pineapple Fried Rice with Grilled Pineapple Pork (Whole30)

Celebrate summer with this Whole30 and Paleo Pineapple Fried Rice, served with perfectly juicy and flavorful grilled pineapple pork tenderloin.

Paleo Pineapple Fried Rice with Grilled Pineapple Pork Tenderloin

The weather sure has been warming up and I’ve been firing up my grill more and more, and I’ve been absolutely loving it. If you couldn’t tell, I’m a huge fan of the grill because I think it makes food look and taste better with its char marks and subtle smokiness, and you can see some of my favorite grill recipes here.

I’ve recently been seeing pineapples coming out at the market, which makes me so happy. They are one of my favorite fruits because they are so dang refreshing, while tasting perfectly sweet and tart. Plus, they remind me of summer, which is always a good thing for me.

Today’s recipe is a celebration of welcoming the warmer months, using the grill to cook the pork tenderloin to a perfectly juicy finish, and incorporating pineapples into this paleo pineapple fried rice to infuse the sweet and savory flavors together. I don’t know about you, but the combo of pineapples and pork is a match made in heaven.

Paleo Pineapple Fried Rice with Grilled Pineapple Pork Tenderloin Paleo Pineapple Fried Rice with Grilled Pineapple Pork Tenderloin

The pineapple adds a delicious flavor and sweetness without overpowering the flavors in this paleo pineapple fried rice, and it goes so well with the spices like coconut aminos and tumeric. I usually don’t like dishes that are too sweet, but this tasted perfectly balanced and I ended up eating way more than I intended.

Of course, the main star of the dish is the pork tenderloin. I’ve never grilled pork tenderloin before this, but you bet that’ll be the only way I cook it from now on because it turned out fantastic! It formed a beautiful golden crust on the outside, while being super moist inside. The marinade gives it an amazing flavor and my husband kept saying I have to make it again soon.

If you own a grill, I couldn’t suggest this recipe enough! But even if you don’t, you can always use the broiler to cook up this easy and delicious dish that everyone will go crazy for.

Paleo Pineapple Fried Rice with Grilled Pineapple Pork TenderloinPaleo Pineapple Fried Rice with Grilled Pineapple Pork Tenderloin

Paleo Pineapple Fried Rice with Grilled Pineapple Pork

Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 27 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 458 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

Celebrate summer with this Whole30 and Paleo Pineapple Fried Rice, served with perfectly juicy and flavorful grilled pineapple pork tenderloin.

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Ingredients

Pineapple Grilled Pork

  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • 6 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 5 garlic cloves peeled
  • 1 inch fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 lb pork tenderloin

Pineapple Fried Rice

  • 1 large cauliflower or 5 cups of pre-riced cauliflwoer
  • 4 tsp coconut oil divided
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • 1/2 medium red onion chopped
  • 1 medium carrot diced
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 inch fresh ginger minced
  • 2 tsp sea salt divided
  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • Optional: Chopped cilantro for garnish

Instructions

Pineapple Grilled Pork

  1. Combine pineapple, coconut aminos, garlic, ginger, dijon mustard, and sea salt in a food processor, and blend until smooth and creamy. 

  2. Add the pork to a large resealable bag, then pour in the marinade. 

  3. Marinate in the refrigerator for 4 hours to overnight. 

  4. Remove the pork from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature while you prepare the grill. Discard the marinade.

  5. Preheat the grill to high.

  6. Place the pork tenderloin over direct heat and close the lid. Grill for one minute. 

  7. Repeat for the 3 remaining sides of the pork.

  8. Move the pork to indirect heat and grill for 4 minutes with the lid closed. 

  9. Flip and repeat, until the internal temperature of the pork reaches 140 degrees F.

  10. Remove from the grill and let it rest for 10 minutes. Make the Pineapple Fried Rice while the pork rests.

Pineapple Fried Rice

  1. If using a whole cauliflower, remove the leaves off the cauliflower and cut off the florets from the roots.

  2. Use a cheese grater or a food processor with a grater attachment, and grate the cauliflower into the size of rice. Set aside. 

  3. Heat 1 tsp of coconut oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. 

  4. Add the eggs and cook stirring for 1 minutes, until the eggs are set and scrambled. Transfer to a dish and set aside

  5. Heat 1 tbsp of coconut oil in the same skillet. 

  6. Add onion, carrot, red bell pepper, garlic, ginger, and 1 tsp sea salt.

  7. Cook stirring for 4-5 minutes until the onion is softened.

  8. Add cauliflower rice, pineapple, coconut aminos, turmeric, and 1 tsp sea salt.

  9. Stir together to coat, then close the lid. Lower the heat to medium low and let it cook for 5 minutes.

  10. Uncover, add scrambled eggs and green onions, and stir.

  11. Remove from heat and plate. Cut the pork into thin slices and add to the pineapple fried rice. 

  12. If using, garnish with cilantro before serving. 

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Pineapple Fried Rice with Grilled Pineapple Pork
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 458 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 155mg 52%
Sodium 2648mg 110%
Potassium 1092mg 31%
Total Carbohydrates 61g 20%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 43g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 76.6%
Vitamin C 100.3%
Calcium 9.4%
Iron 16.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Paleo Breakfast Spaghetti Squash Boats

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jones Dairy Farm. I was compensated and received a product to try. I fully stand behind this product, and the opinions are 100% my own.

These Paleo Breakfast Spaghetti Squash Boats are a comforting meal filled with all your favorite breakfast items, while being healthy and delicious!

Paleo Breakfast Spaghetti Squash Boats

I usually like my breakfast to be quick and easy because I like to get a lot done in the morning, but on weekends, I like to take some time and effort into making a brunch item that’s extra special for me and my husband. These Paleo Breakfast Spaghetti Squash Boats came together on one such occasion on a lazy Saturday and it was one of the most delicious brunch meals I’ve cooked at home filled with all the yummy ingredients.

If you’ve never heard of spaghetti squash boats, they are cooked halved spaghetti squash filled with whatever your heart desires, and you eat it straight out of the hardy squash skin. It’s so fun to eat and while being decadent and light at the same time. In this recipe, I loaded my spaghetti squash boats with a mixture of spinach, onion, Jones Dairy Farm All Natural Turkey Sausage, and a runny egg, and the combination of flavors and textures is pretty dang amazing.

Paleo Breakfast Spaghetti Squash BoatsPaleo Breakfast Spaghetti Squash Boats

If you’ve never heard of Jones Dairy Farm, they are a company that makes yummy and healthy breakfast sausage and smoked meats that are antibiotic free and certified gluten free. I was immediately attracted to their clean list of ingredients that are easily recognizable. And the taste of the various breakfast sausage I’ve tasted are all so delicious and flavorful, and really great in recipes like this Paleo Breakfast Spaghetti Squash Boats.

I was easily able to find the turkey sausage used in this recipe at a Sprouts near my house, but they are available at various stores nationwide so you can check out their website to find out if they are near you as well. And while you are there, browse through their other products as well and see what they are up to on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube! They are often sharing drool worthy recipes that include their sausage and meats, which always inspire my next breakfast.

Hope you enjoy these  Paleo Breakfast Spaghetti Squash Boats as much as we did! They were so good that I was scraping the bottom of the squash skin to get every last strand, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself doing the same. Hey, it’s no judgement zone when it comes to eating on this blog!

Paleo Breakfast Spaghetti Squash Boats Paleo Breakfast Spaghetti Squash Boats

Breakfast Spaghetti Squash Boats

Course: Breakfast
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 397 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

These Paleo Breakfast Spaghetti Squash Boats are a comforting meal filled with all your favorite breakfast items, while being healthy and delicious!

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cut the spaghetti squash in half and remove the seeds. Place cut side down on a baking sheet. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the squash is cooked through and the skin is soft when you press on it.

  2. OR, use the Instant Pot method to cook the spaghetti squash: Place the steamer rack that came with the Instant Pot in the pot, and pour in 1 cup of water. Place the whole spaghetti squash, uncut, on the rack. Screw on the lid, make sure the pressure valve is closed, then cook for 20 minutes on manual. Release the pressure immediately and open the lid. Cut the squash in half.

  3. Remove the seeds, then use a fork to loosen up the flesh of the spaghetti squash, but leave them inside the skin. Set aside.

  4. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

  5. Heat coconut oil in large skillet over medium high heat.

  6. Add onions and sauté for 4-5 minutes until translucent. 

  7. Add garlic and stir together for 1 minute until fragrant. 

  8. Add Jones Dairy Farm All Natural Turkey Sausage, spinach, coconut milk, salt, and pepper, and cook stirring until the sausage is cooked through and the spinach has wilted down, about 5 minutes

  9. Stir in tapioca starch until the mixture is slightly thickened, then remove from heat. 

  10. Top the spaghetti squash halves with the sausage and spinach mixture, dividing them evenly. 

  11. Make an indent in the middle of the squash halves and crack an egg into each indent.

  12. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, until the egg whites are cooked through and the yolks are still runny. 

  13. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes, if using, and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts
Breakfast Spaghetti Squash Boats
Amount Per Serving (1 spaghetti squash boat)
Calories 397 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 163mg 54%
Sodium 802mg 33%
Potassium 1046mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 11g
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 172.9%
Vitamin C 42.4%
Calcium 21.2%
Iron 28.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

What Great Grandma Ate / Jean Choi is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Slow Cooker Paleo Wonton Meatball Stew

Cozy up with this Slow Cooker Paleo Wonton Meatball Stew. It’s so comforting and flavorful with all the Asian flavors mixed in!

Slow Cooker Paleo Wonton Meatball Stew

Isn’t it crazy how your standards change depending on what you get used to? Winter is finally here in Southern California which means that the low is in the 40s and the high is in the 60s. And guys? I’ve been freezing. I’ve lived in NYC for 10 plus years and grew up in New Jersey before that, and I can’t handle this cold that’s not even cold to most people in the country. Help, I’m weak. I guess that’s why I moved out here.

So, needless to say, it’s been a lot of soups, stews, and comforting meals around here. This Slow Cooker Paleo Wonton Meatball Stew is one of the things that have been warming us up on these chilly nights. It’s a yummy recipe made in the slow cooker and I love how all the flavors meld together during the low and slow cooking process. Best of all, it couldn’t be easier to make with this set-it-and-forget-it method.

Slow Cooker Paleo Wonton Meatball StewSlow Cooker Paleo Wonton Meatball Stew

The wonton meatballs are made with ground pork, and packed with delicious ingredients like cabbage, mushrooms, green onions, garlic, and ginger. They are cooked with onion, carrots, potatoes, and bok choy in a stew base flavored with coconut aminos (or tamari) and fish sauce. It’s a healthy stew that’s packed with all kinds of veggies and flavors, and it’s great for leftovers as well. I think I may double up the recipe the next time I make it because we only had enough for 2 meals for the two of us and we could have definitely enjoyed it several more times!

I guest posted this Slow Cooker Paleo Wonton Meatball Stew recipe on SoFabFood, so go check it out and let me know what you think!:

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE!

Slow Cooker Paleo Wonton Meatball Stew