Mighty Fuel for Mighty Kids – Plum Organics Fruit Pouch Pound Cake Recipe

Fruit Pouch Pound Cake recipe

Let's face it, toddlers are notorious for not wanting to eat the things they should to grow up healthy and strong. Try as we might, they scrunch up their faces and simply refuse to eat the healthy things we put in front of them.I can't really blame them though, even I am not partial to some fruits and vegetables, even though I know exactly why I should be eating them.Plum Organics is a … [Read more...]

Toasted Coconut & Fig Almond Milk Smoothie

Toasted Coconut & Fig Almond Milk Smoothie

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Silk for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.When it comes a healthy breakfast, or any meal for that matter, I always try to maximize the nutritional value in what we eat. Sure, we like a treat now and again, but but when it comes to the things we already eat and drink, I love it when there is the opportunity to have some added benefits.I … [Read more...]

Sassy Sweet Potatoes

Sassy Sweet Potatoes - Paleo, Grain-Free, Gluten-free

I love sweet potatoes! With the right seasonings they can even be made to taste like dessert, which makes it an amazingly versatile vegetable. These Sassy Sweet Potatoes sound like they take one of my favorite veggies and make them even better.To see the recipe, visit: Food Your Body Will Thank You For: Sassy Sweet Potatoes … [Read more...]

Paleo Grilled Asiago Stuffed Pork Chops

Paleo Grilled Asiago Stuffed Pork Chops

Do you even care what's in that?It really tastes as amazing as it looks.Obviously the dairy is controversial with paleo, different people believe different things. We don't have a problem with it so we eat it, buying raw dairy whenever possible. [easyrecipe id="57438" n="0"]  There will not be any leftovers.Trust me.See that yummy cheese oozing out?You might … [Read more...]

Coco Java Pudding {grain-free, paleo}

Grain-Free Pudding

Ah pudding.I remember a time when enjoying pudding meant pulling a plastic lid off of a plastic container, licking the lid, then devouring the pudding inside the plastic cup.Not a care in the world, and certainly no concern about the ingredients.Only 100 calories?Fat free?Sold.I'll take two. SKIM MILK, WATER, SUGAR, MODIFIED CORNSTARCH, COCOA PROCESSED WITH ALKALI, … [Read more...]

Honey & Pecan Pork Cutlets {gluten-free, grain-free}

Honey & Pecan Pork Cutlets - Gluten-Free, Grain -Free & Paleo-Friendly

Sometimes I make something expecting it to fail.And when it doesn't fail I am then left with mediocre photos but a need to still share the recipe because I would be doing you a big disservice if I didn't.Huge disservice.Cause this, my friends, was very good.And extremely easy to make.Well, my husband did the cooking that day, so of course it was easy for me. But in general, I … [Read more...]

Grain-Free Maple Cinnamon Pancakes

Grain-Free Pancakes with maple & cinnamon

When it comes to trying to make traditional comfort food grain-free, we often are left feeling less-than-satisfied. Sure, it's better than complete deprivation, but never have I said I would choose a grain-free version over the original food it was meant to replace.Until now.Until I made these pancakes.In a word - delicious.[easyrecipe id="55534" n="0"]Eat one.Eat the … [Read more...]

Deciding on Dinner Meal Planning Grain-Free Edition Dec. 2 – 8

Grain-Free Meal Plan

Wow Thanksgiving came and went FAST. I cleaned for three days straight to prepare for our guests and for my kids birthday party on Saturday. My house has never been cleaner - and I like it!The food was amazing. We ate leftovers twice and I had totally forgotten with last weeks meal plan that we were having a caterer for dinner.We ate those leftovers on Sunday.So I recycled some of last … [Read more...]

Deciding on Dinner Meal Planning Grain-Free Edition Nov. 25 – Dec. 1

Grain-Free Meal Plan

Ok so I changed the name of my meal planning from paleo to grain-free. I don't want the limits and boundaries that paleo had provided me. Plus I do like my Bacon Wrapped Maple Chicken.Last week we had to adapt and overcome - again.So we didn't get to some of the recipes.Which makes planning for this week much easier!MondayLeftoversTuesdayWhite Chicken … [Read more...]

6 Amazing Grain-Free Christmas Cookie Ideas

Grain-Free Christmas Cookies

Leading a grain-free and gluten-free lifestyle may seem challenging but when it comes to dessert you don't have to feel deprived. There are so many amazing recipes for yummy holiday themes treats that are completely grain-free. These recipes aren't sugar-free, but I believe you deserve a treat every once in awhile.Just share with your family - don't eat it all.Not in one sitting … [Read more...]

Deciding on Dinner Meal Planning Paleo Edition Nov. 18-24


What's for dinner?The dreaded question.My husband and I both look at each other waiting for the other person to volunteer to cook. Yeah, I got lucky, I got a good one who actually cooks better than I do.But that rarely happens anymore.I have discovered something in only a couple short weeks of meal planning.It's totally worth it and I don't know why I never did this … [Read more...]

Deciding on Dinner Meal Planning Paleo Edition Nov. 11-17


I have been dutifully following The 21 Day Sugar Detox plan for 10 days now. I am almost halfway through! I have been between level 2 and level 3 of the plan, although this weekend I was out of town and did have some black beans with my dinner which would fall under level one.Last week I planned our meals for the first time ever and I found it to be a lifesaver both from a shopping and … [Read more...]

Sugar Detox Pumpkin Cookies (low carb)

Low Carb Pumpkin Cookie

During my 21 day sugar detox, I am looking for ways to satisfy my sweet cravings without something sweet and I have found that sometimes just eating something in the form of a cookie is emotional satisfaction and does the job.The other day I posted a Sugar Detox Cookie Recipe made with almond butter, today I have one made with one of my most favorite things.Pumpkin!I actually had some … [Read more...]

The 21 Day Sugar Detox – day 5


Follow along on my 21 day journey as I complete “The 21 Day Sugar Detox” along with my friend Kelly from A Girl Worth Saving.I have had a crazy couple of days with work, just being very busy.I have however, stayed on track and have not deviated from The 21 Day Sugar Detox plan (level 2-1/2...) despite a lot of stress that normally would have sent me to the pantry to grab something … [Read more...]

Sugar Detox Cookie Recipe

Paleo Cookie Recipe

I am currently following "The 21 Day Sugar Detox" book and with it comes some fun and interesting recipes.I know some critics of Paleo and some other similar style eating philosophies criticize people who try and make "desserts" and sweet treats even if they fall within the guidelines. But let's be honest, we all love a sweet treat every once in awhile and honestly I think it's more emotional … [Read more...]