Food for Squat: Paleo Beef Goulash

Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could just decide to eat healthy, and simply follow through? I’ve had the best intentions with my eating habits. I’ve planned and prepped lunches of chicken breast and broccoli and dinners of cod and asparagus only to decide to grab Q’doba on the way home instead. It just sounded better, ya know?

And I do know there are people out there that CAN stick to those plans perfectly, day after day, and to be honest, sometimes I am one of those people. Other times, however, I have to “trick” myself into staying on track. I need more to my meals than just plain chicken, plain rice, and plain cauliflower. Mentally, I NEED it. I need to not feel deprived. I need to feel complete and satisfied with my meals. I need it to feel like a real meal, not just pieces of food.

For those phases in my life, I have some tricks up my sleeve that fool me into staying on track. Everything from mashed cauliflower (instead of mashed potatoes) to spaghetti squash casseroles with a little cheese (instead of pasta or lasagna), I know comfort style of food is the only thing that will keep me sane. In these moments, I like to use my friend Google and type in, “best paleo comfort food ever.” Yes, the “ever” is important.

Here is one of my favorite comfort food recipes *ever*. It may not look like much, but this is one of those “one pot meals” that I could literally eat an entire pot of! Enjoy!!


Beef Goulash

1 lb. Ground beef

1 small head Cabbage, cored and shredded

1 jar of your favorite marinara sauce

1 tsp. Italian seasonings

½ c. parmesan cheese

½ c. shredded mozzarella

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add a splash of oil.

  2. Add the diced onion and season with salt and pepper.

  3. Cook 4-5 minutes, or until starting to turn brown.

  4. Add 1 lb. ground beef and season with 1 tsp. Italian seasonings and salt and pepper. Cook through.

  5. When cooked, add the shredded cabbage and stir. Season with salt and pepper.

  6. Cover and cook 5 minutes.

  7. Add 1 jar of your favorite marinara and simmer for 10 minutes.

  8. Top with parmesan cheese  and shredded mozzarella.