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Paleo Buffalo Chicken Deviled Eggs

I used to hate buffalo wing sauce. I did NOT understand why people liked it. Or buffalo wings. I like wings, like garlic wings and Asian wings, but not buffalo wings. Until recently. Something changed. My husband loves buffalo sauce and add it to almost anything. And I started trying it. I ate it more and more. And now I really like it. I still haven’t had buffalo wings, but I had leftover chicken from cooking a whole chicken (I do this weekly and make broth with the carcass). These eggs were SO good. Perfect for the upcoming spring and summer cookouts!

Ten Minute Greek Salad

Originally, Scott and I wanted to go to Greece for our honeymoon. But after weighing the pros and cons (read: the million hour flight to get there and both of us needing to get back to work) we decided to stay a bit more local to the US. Don’t get me wrong, our honeymoon was ridiculously amazing, but I’m hoping we can still get to Greece someday. The food, the people, the architecture, the beautiful beaches and especially all that delicious food, really draws me to Greece. I especially love that they have such amazing food that is still healthy. Fresh seafood and veggies, delicious local cheeses, amazing wines and everything is cooked in Greek olive oil. I can’t wait to get there someday. In the meantime, I’ll have to settle for making Greek recipes. I came across some real Greek feta, from Greece, with Greek writing on it and…

Organic Ranch Mushrooms

When I was a kid, my parents would order pizza with mushrooms. Always. They didn’t care that I hated mushrooms, I had to pick them off. I guess I don’t blame them. Mushrooms are delicious. It’s one of those foods that I absolutely loathed as a kid. I thought they tasted awful and were slimy. Now I can’t get enough and I get mad if they skimp on the ‘shrooms when I order a (gluten-free) pizza. I also love ranch dressing (seriously, who doesn’t). Except, most ranch dressing ingredients look like this: Yeah, not something I’m willing to eat. So I had to come up with an alternative to ranch mushrooms, because most recipes call for adding ranch dressing to mushrooms and that wasn’t happening. So here is my recipe for organic ranch mushrooms. Ingredients 10 oz mushrooms (the usual size container they’re sold in) 1 tbsp butter or coconut oil (I use this unflavored…

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 Mexican Egg Muffins

I’m a big fan of making food in bulk on Sundays so that we have food throughout the week. I eat these for breakfast but more often than not I end up eating them post-workout or as a snack. They’re SO good. If you don’t like to set your face on fire like I do, you don’t have to use a whole jalapeño. I always urge my clients to prepare food in advance, it makes it much less likely that you’ll reach for something unhealthy when you don’t feel like cooking or are short for time. These egg muffins are a great, healthy option because they’re filled with protein, healthy fats and a bunch of veggies. Ingredients 4 eggs 1/4 onion, diced 1/4 yellow pepper, diced 1 small jalapeno, diced 4 grape tomatoes, diced 1 tbsp cilantro, chopped salt and pep Instructions Preheat the oven to 375. Toss together the…

Detox Salad

To be truthful, before I made this salad I thought there was a good chance it would taste like sh*t. Detox salad? It even sounds like it tastes bad. Detoxes aren’t fun, they don’t taste good, and more often than not they’re boring as f*ck. And let’s review the major ingredients: broccoli cabbage cauliflower It’s basically a small child’s nightmare. But, I was determined to make it taste good. Don’t get me wrong, I love cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage. But I usually cook the individually, with a lot of butter. If you’re wondering why I would even attempt to make a raw broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower salad taste good, or make a detox salad in the first place, it’s because I’m trying to eat more cruciferous veggies. They’re packed with nutrients and you guessed it – they help you detox. And promotes, you know, regularity. As a health coach I…

Paleo BLT Wraps

I looove BLTs. I also love mayo. I know some people hate mayo, and I tend to agree when it’s that gross mayo made with GMO vegetable oils. But homemade mayo is where it’s at. It’s got all that creaminess and is rich in fat soluble vitamins (A, E, D and K – plus choline which is great if you’re preggo). I can’t take credit for making the wrap, but since I bought (eight packages) of them, I’ve fallen in love. They’re made with super healthy ingredients (click the link below to see) and don’t fall apart like other paleo wraps I’ve tried. Paleo BLT Wraps Ingredients: 1 Pure wrap (found HERE) 1 tbsp homemade mayo (blend two eggs yolks in a Vitamix or food processor with 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar, drizzle in one cup of avocado oil very slowly) 1-2 pieces of pastured bacon 3 tomato slices…

20 Paleo Travel Snacks

I really love traveling. Even if it’s just to the beach three hours away. There’s something about hopping in the car with a bunch of snacks, rolling down the windows and blasting music. It’s the best thing ever and I honestly thing it’s half the fun of traveling. I even like going to the airport. I love picking up food magazines and flying and ordering a glass of wine on the plane and looking out the window. It’s the best. What’s not the best: airport and gas station food. Fast food. I literally always bring snacks when we’re traveling, even if it’s just an hour road trip. I’d rather have snacks on hand than needing to pull over for a drink or because I’m starving. Not to mention the fact that it’s way cheaper to pack your own snacks than buy them. Here are some of my faves. Smoked oysters…

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…