Since having my daughter, Luna, I have been wanting to spend less time in the kitchen meal prepping and more time watching her grown and playing with her. So I have been inspired to create quicker, easier meals that still pack an amazing amount of flavor.
This Gyro bowl is so refreshing and it can be customized to met anyones dietary needs. For instance, if you're not paleo, feel free to swap the cauli-rice for organic white rice or quinoa (the recipe is still delicious this way!). Don't like Kalamata olives? No biggy! Swap them for another olive or forgo the olives all together and use cubed avocado. Don't want chicken? No problem, this will taste amazing with pork, beef, and even sea food! Lastly, if you're not sensitive to dairy, feel free to use a plain, sugar free dairy yogurt instead of the coconut milk yogurt.
I encourage you to make it your own and have fun in the kitchen doing so!
This recipe is nutrient dense, Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) friendly, lower carb, grain free, gluten free, dairy free, nut free, egg free, nightshade free, paleo, primal, Whole30 compliant, & keto friendly!
What Makes this High-Vibing Food?
First and foremost, putting your own love, gratitude, time and energy into making foods at home will automatically raise the vibration of the foods/meal. This will also help to balance your sacral and heart chakras. Putting your love into the food you prepare will literally raise the vibrational frequency as love is the highest vibration out there!
You are what you eat and what your food eats. Using organic, GMO free, free/pasture raised, wild caught, minimally processed ingredients lead to an overall higher vibrational frequency. Basically, eating organic provides us extra energy currency!
This dish is rich in protein, which is grounding and protective. It also supports the root chakra.
This recipe is full of healthy fats and/or oils,which supports the sacral chakra.
This recipe is high in fiber, which supports all three of the lower chakras as it aides in the movement and flow of bulk during the digestive processes.
Contains yellow/tan/golden colored foods, which help raise the body’s frequency to that of the solar plexus, helping to balance it.
Contains cruciferous veggies, which are especially balancing to the heart chakra.
Contains raw veggies, which are especially balancing to the heart chakra as they contain balancing cooling properties.
Contains green colored foods, which support and balance the heart chakra.
This has a sauce recipe, linking earth and water elements, while also connecting the other chakras together with the throat chakra.
As a whole, the spices in this recipe, work through the third eye chakra.
A Short Note on Swaps or Ingredients:
*While I cannot guarantee that using these swaps will yield the same flavors I have create in this recipe, these swaps should generally work well!*
Use the caulifower rice that is listed below if you're sensitive to grains or in the strict phase of the AIP. You CAN also use an organic white/brown rice or quinoa if you're not sensitive to grains or in the strict phase of the AIP.
You can use kalamata olives as the recipe suggests, but if you're not digging these types of olives, feel free to use a green or black olive instead. Or omit the olives all together and replace with cubed avocados as a replacement source of healthy fats.
You can also swap the chicken for any other protein of your choice. You can even swap the chicken for organic tofu or temphe!
Use the brand "CoYo" for plain coconut yogurt if you're sensitive to dairy, nuts, or if you're in the strict phase of the AIP. You CAN also use regular, organic, cows milk plain yogurt or a plain nut based yogurt if you're not in the strict phase of the AIP or sensitive to any of the ingredients. As for brands, coconut yogurts can vary widley. The CoYo brand has a mild, tangy taste and a thicker more greek yogurt like consistency. Two other brands I have used with success for this recipe are Coconut Collaborative & Culina. Do not mistake the suggested CoYo brand for a similar brand called "CocoYo"by GT's. This one is very vinegar like in takes and while its good for some, its taste and consistency will not be right for this recipe.
I used Primal Palate Gyro Seasoning for this recipe. Its organic, non irradiated, nightshade free, and AIP friendly. Feel free to replace this with another brand, just be aware it may contain nightshades.
Equipment Needed to Create this Recipe:
2 medium mixing bowls
a wooden spoon
Gyro Chicken & Dilly Cauli-Rice Bowls
(gluten free & AIP/paleo)
Prep time: 15-20 minutes Cook time: 15-20 minutes Yield: 4
3 chicken breasts (~1.5 lbs.), cubed
1 tbsp. Avocado oil
2 tbsp. Primal Palate Gyro Seasoning
1 cucumber, cubed
1 cup Kalamata olives, halved
16 oz. pre-riced cauliflower
2 tbsp. fresh chopped dill
½ tbsp. avocado oil
½ tsp. sea salt
½ tsp. garlic granules
Dairy-Free Tzatziki Sauce
1 container of plain coconut yogurt
¼ cup shredded cucumber
½ a lemon, juice of
1 tbsp. chopped fresh dill (or 2 tsp. dried)
1 garlic clove, minced
¼-½ tsp. garlic granules
How to Create this Recipe:
In a large skillet over medium-high heat add the avocado oil and then the chicken. Cook the chicken, stirring occasionally to ensure all sides are cooked, until the meat has cooked through the center.
Once the chicken is almost done cooking, add in the gyro seasoning. Stir to make sure the seasoning covers all of the meat. Once the chicken has finished cooking (when there is no longer any pink in the center and it has browned a bit) set the meat aside.
Next, you’ll want to make the cauliflower rice. Cook the rice according to the package. Then, add the remaining ingredients plus the cauliflower rice to a medium-size bowl and mix until well combined. Set to the side.
Then, you’ll want to make the tzatziki sauce. To do this, add all ingredients to a medium-size bowl and stir until combined.
Finally, it’s time to put your bowl together. Taking 1/4 of each item (gyro seasoned chicken, Dilly cauli-rice, tzatziki sauce, cucumbers, & olives) build your bowl.
You may want to keep your tzatziki sauce separate until right before eating.
Serving Size: 1 (based off of 4 servings total)
Fat: 18 g
Carbs: 10 g
Protein: 39 g
*All nutritional information are estimations and will vary.