Homemade Almond Butter (Paleo, Gluten Free, Sugar Free)

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…

Should I Have a Bedtime Snack?

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…

Fudgy Brownies (Keto/Low carb)

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…

Freezer Fudge

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…

Jamaican Hot Sauce

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…

Paleo Coconut Flour Pancakes (Nut free, gluten free, dairy free!)

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…

Why am I always Hungry? (Blood Sugar Rollercoaster)

  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…

Is it All About Calories?

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…

Raising Healthy Eaters (+2 kid friendly recipes!)

Tips to Involve Your Children in the Kitchen Meal planning Kids like to have options, provide them with some meal ideas and have them weigh in. Plan your weekly menu together. Grocery Shopping Your child can help you create the grocery list. This will make them more familiar with the different food items. In the…

Paleo Chocolate Berry Cookie Bars (Red, White & Blue Dessert!)

I came across this recipe while searching for an easy, paleo dessert to make for our annual 4th of July family gathering! My North Dakota family gets together every 4th of July and has an absolute blast! It is my husband’s family and they are the most hospitable people I have ever met. Oftentimes, there…

Should You Go Paleo?

What is a paleo diet? I bet you’ve heard somebody, somewhere mention the “paleo” diet. This diet is based on the types of foods presumed to have been eaten by early humans, consisting chiefly of meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit, and excluding dairy or grain products and processed food. Why would it be bad for…

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are my husbands absolute favorite. One night, in our first apartment as a married couple, I decided to make these delicious cookies. My husband and I we were also watching a show like the Biggest Loser. (I don’t know why I turned it on) I made the cookies. He started eating them –…

Inflammation: What is it and is it affecting YOU?

Inflammation. You hear about it everywhere, but do you really know what it is? Inflammation is a vital part of our body’s defense system. Without it, we could die from wounds and infections. However, inflammation can also be debilitating on our bodies and can play a role in some chronic diseases. Chronic vs. Acute Inflammation…