Animal-Based Food Ideas: 18 Animal-Based Recipes

With these recipes for animal-based food ideas, you will be able to eat a variety of whole, nutrient-dense foods without sacrificing taste or pleasure. Maybe you just transitioned to an animal-based diet and lifestyle, but find yourself missing your favorite comfort foods – things like pancakes, waffles, sandwiches, french fries, tacos, and loaded bowls. If this sounds like you, you’re in the right place!

In this post, you will find 18 recipes for animal-based food ideas for things like – you guessed it – pancakes, waffles, sandwiches, french fries, tacos, and loaded bowls. All of these meat-based recipes use animal-based ingredients, like beef, pork, chicken, uncured meats, organ meats, animal fats, some low toxicity fruits and vegetables, and (optional) zero carb condiments, herbs, and spices. animal based food ideas

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Looking for carnivore recipes instead? Click here to see 14 of my most popular carnivore recipes, including bread, chips, fried chicken, and pizza!

Or looking for animal-based dessert recipes? Click here to see all of my animal-based dessert recipes!

Animal-Based Diet Bowl Recipes

Bowls are my go-to meal style. I love the colors, flavors, and variety of foods and nutrients.

Cuban Pork ‘Rice’ Bowls

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With crispy kabocha squash instead of rice and bacon instead of beans, these bowls are a spin on the classic. The plantains are fried in bacon fat and the pork shoulder is pressure-cooked in orange juice. Clean and simple without sacrificing taste.

Ingredients:

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Loaded Burger Bowls

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With grass-fed beef, sugar-free bacon, crispy kabocha squash, raw cheese, pickles, iceberg lettuce, and a drizzle of Tomato-Free Thousand Island Dressing, these Loaded Burger Bowls will make you forget you ever needed a bun to eat a burger.

Ingredients:

For the Tomato-Free Thousand Island Dressing:

For the Burger Bowls:

Get the recipe here.

 


Street Gyro Bowls

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With slices of rosemary-spiced beef-lamb meatloaf, iceberg lettuce, yellow onions, Roma tomatoes, and a large dollop of Tzatziki Sauce, these Street Gyro Bowls are a cleaner spin on the classic.

Ingredients:

For the Tzatziki Sauce:

For the Street Gyro Bowls:

Get the recipe here.

 


Tropical Taco Bowls

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Inspired by my favorite ‘Special Diets’ tacos at Picnik Austin, these taco bowls have a savory chicken thigh-bacon base, and are topped with crunchy purple cabbage, onion-free + tomato-free Pineapple Pico De Gallo Salsa, and Onion-Free Guacamole.

Ingredients:

For the Onion-Free Guacamole:

For the Pineapple Pico De Gallo Salsa:

For the Tropical Taco Bowls:

Get the recipe here.

 


Venison Burger Bowls

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A wild spin on the classic burger bowl: Ground venison, crispy kabocha squash, crunchy cucumbers, iceberg lettuce, a drizzle of yellow mustard, and a garnish of chives. Tasty and light, yet satisfying. animal based food ideas

Ingredients:

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Animal-Based Diet Breakfast Recipes

Waffles and pancakes can be found here, along with a beef organ scramble. This section will help you incorporate more liver and organ meats into your diet.

Banana Chicken Waffles with Honey Drizzle

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Simple and easy banana chicken waffles drizzled with honey. Packed with protein, fat, and just a hint of sweetness for a well-rounded flavor.

Ingredients:

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Jumbo Banana Beef Liver Pancakes with Fried Bananas, Bacon, and Whipped Cream Drizzle

The most nutrient-dense pancakes you will ever eat, with a drizzle of fresh whipped cream, fried bananas, and crispy pieces of bacon.

Ingredients:

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One Pan Beef Organ Scramble

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This one-pan scramble is an easy way to make a nutrient-dense meal. The bacon does a great job at masking the organs and bringing the flavors together. The crispy kabocha squash rounds out the texture and tastes just like classic breakfast potatoes!

Ingredients:

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Beef Liver Pancakes with Strawberry Glaze

The most nutrient-dense pancakes you will ever eat – with a lightly sweet, mostly tart, somewhat tangy kick!

Ingredients:

For the Beef Liver Pancakes:

For the Strawberry Glaze:

  • Fresh strawberries
  • Fresh lemon juice

Get the recipe here.

 


Blueberry Beef Liver Waffles with Honey Butter

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The most nutrient-dense waffles you will ever eat! With a hint of sweetness from the blueberries and the Honey Butter, this is a decadent treat or snack.

Ingredients:

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Sausage Egg Hashbrown Breakfast Cups

Shredded kabocha squash patties fried to a golden brown crisp + breakfast sausage topped with an egg and garnished with chives. These breakfast cups are a hearty and satisfying grab-and-go snack. animal based food ideas

Ingredients:

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Animal-Based Diet Soup & Salad Recipes

I don’t know about you, but I miss a good salad. Sometimes I do eat iceberg lettuce. Other times I make my Cobb ‘Salad’ with Duck Fat Ranch Dressing and no greens.

Cobb ‘Salad’ with Duck Fat Ranch Dressing

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This ‘salad’ is full of good fat and has a creamy texture from the soft-boiled eggs and Duck Fat Ranch Dressing. The chicken-bacon combo gives this dish a hearty, fulfilling, and salty kick.

Ingredients:

For the Duck Fat Ranch Dressing:

For the Cobb:

  • Chicken thighs
  • Avocado
  • Cucumber
  • Bacon
  • Sea salt (ASHLEYR for 15% off)

Get the recipe here.

 


Simple Oxtail Soup

With slightly charred tops, fall-off-the-bone-meat, and extra ghee to make the broth buttery, the oxtail soup base is nearly perfect. Top with crunchy purple sweet potatoes and a dash of coarse salt and cilantro to taste for a hearty meal your gut will love.

Ingredients:

For Perfect Instant Pot Oxtails:

For Crispy Sauteed Purple Sweet Potatoes:

  • Purple sweet potatoes
  • Cilantro
  • Sea salt (ASHLEYR for 15% off)

Get the recipe here.

 


Animal-Based Diet Sandwich & Tacos Recipes

Tacos, tacos, tacos. Read my About Me, and you’ll understand why I jump for joy around tacos.

Chicken Bacon Tacos

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These tacos are light and flavorful! The Carnivore Tortillas are light, bendy, faintly crispy, and hold all the fixings together well, and the Honey Mustard – tangy and just the right amount of sweet – is a perfect complement to the fatty chicken thigh-bacon base.

Ingredients:

For the Honey Mustard:

For the Carnivore Tortillas:

For the Chicken Bacon Tacos:

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Pulled Pork Sandwich on Carnivore Bread

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This lightly sweet but mostly savory sandwich includes tender pulled pork (cooked in freshly squeezed apple juice), Honey Mustard Slaw, and red onions on Carnivore Sandwich Bread.

Ingredients:

For the Carnivore Sandwich Bread:

For the Honey Mustard:

For the Pulled Pork Sandwiches:

Get the recipe here.

 


Animal-Based Diet Snack Recipes

I don’t find myself snacking much these days, but maybe snacking is your thing.

Loaded Cheeseburger Fries

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Loaded with grass-fed beef, sugar-free bacon, and raw cheese + garnished with relish, iceberg lettuce, chives, and a drizzle of yellow mustard + served on a bed of Crispy Oven-Baked Kabocha Squash Fries, these Loaded Bacon Cheeseburger Fries are amazingly delicious, hearty, and filling. animal based food ideas

Ingredients:

For the Crispy Oven-Baked Kabocha Squash Fries:

For the Loaded Bacon Cheeseburger Fries:

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Onion-Free Guacamole

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Just like the hearty, tangy, and salty guacamole you know and love, but with cucumber instead of onion!

Ingredients:

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Bacon-Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Raw Cheese

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If you’re a sucker for the salty-sweet combo, you’ll love these bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with raw cheese. animal based food ideas

Ingredients:

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Ashley Rothstein
Ashley Rothstein

Ashley Rothstein develops tasty, whole food, animal-based, fat-filled recipes that include a moderate amount of minimally toxic plant foods. To fix her own health issues, she bounced around between the carnivore, keto, and paleo diets for a few years. After experiencing and studying each diet philosophy, she learned she feels her best by merging the three and following an animal-based diet with time-restricted feeding. As a glut at heart, she likes to channel her creativity and create meals that are healthy but also satisfy her inner gluttonous spirits.

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