Nut butters are by far my favorite healthy fat! As I was searching for a good homemade Almond Butter recipe for the first time it was difficult to find one that did not call for inflammatory, omega 6-filled oils and that didn't end up dry! I tried my own recipe today and think it worked for me… Continue reading Homemade Almond Butter (Paleo, Gluten Free, Sugar Free)
I've been on a smoothie kick lately! Here are a few of my favorite real food smoothie recipes... Green Banana Bread Smoothie (dairy free optional) Protein: 1 scoop vanilla #grassfed whey protein powder or organic pea protein + 2 T #pastureraised collagen protein powder (20 G protein total) Fat: 1/4-1/2 an avocado (1 serving healthy fat) + 1 T… Continue reading Smoothies (Real food/Paleo recipes!)
These are the perfect fall cookie. They're chunky, warm and chocolatey. Very good and filling! They go great with a cup of coffee. Dairy and gluten free Ingredients: 3 cups almond flour 3 T erythritol* 1/2 T stevia* 1 T cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp ground cloves 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp sea… Continue reading Chocolate Chunky Spice Cookies – Paleo!
Most of the time, I love traveling. Experiencing a new place and being able to escape from your life for just a small amount of time is great. I don't know about you, but when I think about traveling, I often think about food. What will I be eating and how will I make sure… Continue reading 8 Travel Tips
People often believe the myth that they will gain weight or not be able to lose weight if they have a bedtime snack. "Don't eat after ___ or you will just store it!" Well, I'm here to tell you that a bedtime snack can help you with your weight goals. What matters more is the… Continue reading Should I Have a Bedtime Snack?
These brownies are delicious. They are chewy, fudgy and moist. The key is to not over-bake them. They will still look wet when it's time to take them out, but they will continue to cook when out of the oven. They also have a secret ingredient. It's chia seed or flax seed! Adapted from: Low Carb… Continue reading Fudgy Brownies (Keto/Low carb)
From Be Well by Kelly new book “Body Love”, check it out! Whether you're going camping, vacationing or need a quick and easy dessert to satisfy your cravings, this is it! Packed with healthy fat, this won't increase your blood sugar levels or cause sugar cravings. Ingredients 1 cup coconut oil 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa… Continue reading Freezer Fudge
My favorite thing to order at a restaurant is their buffalo chicken salad. I love the heat that the sauce brings, with the coolness from the crispy lettuce and creamy bleu cheese dressing right after. I tried replicating a Jamaican hot sauce that is served at a local restaurant (Blue Moose) here in Minnesota. This… Continue reading Jamaican Hot Sauce
These pancakes are fluffy and sweet. The secret ingredient = sparkling water! It gives it the lift and fluffiness they need. Ingredients: 1/2 cup coconut flour 1 T psyllium husk powder (optional) 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 6 eggs 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp liquid stevia extract… Continue reading Paleo Coconut Flour Pancakes (Nut free, gluten free, dairy free!)
Have any of you ever felt starving after eating what seemed like a satisfying-enough meal? I definitely have. This is a dopamine-driven appetite. This is caused by too much insulin in our bodies. What is insulin? It’s a hormone that our body releases when we eat carbohydrates. Insulin unlocks cells to use carbohydrates as… Continue reading Why am I always Hungry? (Blood Sugar Rollercoaster)
We often hear the phrase, "calories in, calories out". In this post, I dive into calories and describe my approach to a healthy lifestyle. Are you eating enough? This is a question that not many people ask. However, it is becoming very popular (especially among the paleo dieting community), to under eat. This is often… Continue reading Is it All About Calories?