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Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip

It’s happened. Even though it’s 90 degrees out. September is here and everyone I know is already going nuts for fall, pumpkin,  pumpkin spice, scarves and cute sweaters. I’m over here just tryin’ to cling to the last lil’ bit of summer and plan weekend beach trips before it gets too cold. But I’m also a realist. I know you guys want pumpkin recipes. I know you’re all excited for autumn, even if I’m not. I know you guys want easy, healthy recipes that taste good. And this definitely fits the bill. It took all of five minutes to throw together. And it’s actually pretty healthy. Unlike most dessert dips you’ll come across. No refined sugar, no GMO dairy and no sketchy ingredients. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:6]

Soft, Chewy & Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

My husband is a chocolate chip cookie monster. It’s his favorite cookie. On Wednesday I made a big batch of these cookies (which I’ve been perfecting for a while) for our friend’s birthday today. The recipe below makes about 14 cookies. When I woke up this morning, there were two left. HE’S EATEN TWELVE COOKIES SINCE WEDNESDAY. IT’S FRIDAY MORNING. So while it’s a bummer I won’t be gifting these to my friend for his b-day, at least I know that they’re good. Sometimes I’m not sure if I like something I’ve made because I’m so used to eating grain and sugar free, or if they actually taste good. Scott is a chocolate chip cookie expert and said these were really good – but very soft. He’s one of those people that prefers a crunchier chocolate chip cookie. I am not. These are super soft and chewy, just don’t over-bake…

Metabolism Boosting Raspberry Coconut Oil Bites

I’m always trying new ways of incorporating coconut oil into my diet but can’t stand the taste of it when I’m just scooping it out of the jar, chewing it until it melts and swallowing it. Swallowing any oil is tough. It’s just weird and kind of gross. But it’s important to consume coconut oil daily, as it’s great for both the gut and metabolism. Coconut oil is high in  medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) that boost the metabolism. Studies have shown that when people replace fats with MCTs, they burn more calories. What’s especially interesting about the fats in coconut oil is that the body doesn’t store it as fat but uses it for energy. The MCTs in coconut oil are immediately sent to the liver where they are used for energy. Thus, boosting metabolism! Many people wrongly assume that because coconut oil contains saturated fat, it’s unhealthy. The opposite is…

High Protein + High Fiber Chocolate Pudding

I ordered raw and grass-fed cottage cheese from a local farm and it’s the best cottage cheese I’ve ever had. I used most of it to make a lasagna (I use it in place of ricotta because it has a higher protein content). But I still had a ton leftover. I thought it would be interesting to make a protein packed, high fiber pudding with it. I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but I ended up loving it. It’s a bit thinner than regular pudding (if you’d like thicker, add less liquid to the chia seeds). I don’t eat a ton of dessert, but it’s awesome to know that when I do, it’s super healthy. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:10]

Paleo Blueberry Bread Pudding

I’ve really been craving blueberries lately. I got a bunch of bags of frozen bags of organic blueberries at Trader Joe’s and they’re surprisingly delicious. If I’m craving them, I automatically assume that means my body needs some specific nutrient found in blueberries. And who am I to deny what my body needs? So I made paleo blueberry bread pudding. I settled on bread pudding because I wanted something kind of cake-y and kind of bread-y. And because I suck at baking – it’s pretty difficult to f*ck up bread pudding. I mean, it’s just a blob of sweet, gooey bread. I topped mine with raw goat milk but you can use whatever you like. Ice cream would be awesome. Ingredients 1 egg 1/2 cup almond flour 1/4 cup tapioca flour 1/2 cup coconut sugar 1/2 cup yogurt 1 tbsp vanilla 2 cups blueberries Instructions Preheat oven to 375. Combine…

Superfood + Paleo Shamrock Shake

I’ve been trying to incorporate more veggies into my diet to hit nine cups a day. Nine cups of veggies is a lot. It’s tough to get that much plant matter. My jaw would hurt from chewing it all. So lately I’ve been making smoothies. And I kind of hated smoothies before, but I now realize that’s because most of them are made with a shit ton of fruit, which is just way too much sugar, especially for me. I’ve been making low sugar smoothies and it not only ensures I’m getting a lot of veggies at once, they actually taste good. Turns out you don’t need a ton of sugar or fruit to make a tasty smoothie. This shake is upped to superfood status not because of the spinach, but because of the egg yolks and gelatin. Egg yolks are an incredibly nutrient dense food, rich in choline, omega 3s…

Paleo Frosting

Honestly, I’m not super big on sweets but I’ve always loved frosting. It’s the best part of the cake or cupcake. And also, my husband is a sugar fiend. That man LOVES sweet. He’d eat several treats a day if I let him, and if it wouldn’t give him diabetes and make him gain weight. So because I know a lot of times it’s either make him a healthier dessert or have him eat a dessert when we’re out and about (that’s full of either gluten, sugar, vegetable oils, GMOs, etc) I try to make some sweets at home, then portion out them out and freeze the rest. My latest creation was cake. I’m still working on the cake part but the frosting I threw together was awesome. It actually tastes like real buttercream frosting, minus the genetically modified dairy and sugar. I prefer to use maple syrup in this…

No Bake Paleo Blueberry “Cheese”cake

This is a recipe from my upcoming Kindle book on how and what to eat for healthy skin, beautiful hair and radiant health. It’s not about giving up desserts or your favorite foods, it’s just about making them healthier. Also, the book is only going to be $2.99 so that everyone can afford it. If you don’t buy it, our friendship is over. Sign up for my newsletter to find out when the book is released! I’ve always loved this blueberry pie from a nearby restaurant when I was growing up. It was loaded with  sugar and inorganic dairy, and a gluten-filled crust to top it off. So when I saw blueberries at the farmers market, I jumped on the chance to make a healthier version. And ya know what? It was pretty damn good. Crust Ingredients: 4 dates, soaked in water overnight (found HERE) 1.5 cup of almond flour…

Guest Post: Pina Colada Bars

To give you a mental picture as you are staring at the photo…OH, the succulent taste of ripe pineapple. OH MY, the decadent flavor of coconut. The natural sweetness of plump Madjool dates. Don’t forget the creamy finish of rich cashews…. Ok I had better stop, I am drooling all over the place, Aren’t you? The best thing about this treat is that although it is simple in the ingredient list category, it is bursting with flavor. These will not only satisfy your craving for something tropical and sweet; it will keep you on track with your healthy eating plan! Yes you heard right, these are HEALTHY! You would never know by the taste nor the look of them, but they are. So no matter if you are raw, vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, paleo or just want a healthier treat; we can ALL enjoy these PINA COLADA BARS. Just be…

Fruit Parfaits

Every single time I’m in Whole Foods I am forced to walk by the damn fruit parfaits. They’re right by the kombucha so I really can’t avoid it. Those delicious looking, soybean oil and sugar laden fruit parfaits. I’m not big on sweets, but something about fruit parfaits really does it for me. Fresh fruit on top of vanilla pudding? Amazing. I also think it’s hilarious that McDonald’s convinced people that fruit parfaits are an acceptable breakfast meal. I mean, mine is because it’s actually really healthy. But adding fruit to an otherwise unhealthy dessert does not a breakfast make. Unless you’re making my fruit parfait. Then you can get away with it. Ingredients: 1 can coconut milk (I use THIS brand) 1/4 cup raw honey (use raw, organic honey, like THIS one) 1 tsp gelatin (THIS type of gelatin only) 1/4 cup hot water 1 tsp vanilla (I like THIS…