15 Paleo After School Snack Ideas

15 Paleo After School Snack Ideas

I think when people hear the word "Paleo" they instantly envision someone who runs around barefoot with a turkey leg in one hand and a pile of spinach in the other. They think it sounds boring and restrictive. Hard enough for an adult to follow, let alone a child. But Paleo is … [Read more...]

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 … [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 … [Read more...]

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. Paleo Grilled … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]

Bacon Wrapped Chicken and Roasted Veggies w/ Maple Glaze

Bacon Wrapped Chicken & Roasted Veggies w/ Maple Glaze #Paleo #GlutenFree

Bacon. The single best word in the English language. You can make just about anything taste better with bacon. I've seen it in ice cream. I've seen it covered in chocolate. There appears to be no limit to what you can do with bacon. Bacon isn't just for breakfast … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Brownie Larabars


I hate the way dates look. Especially when you cut them open to take out the pit. They are just creepy. I could never eat a date whole because of this, but I do love them all blended up in a "Larabar." What's great about dates is that you can naturally sweeten up just … [Read more...]

Oven Roasted Seasoned Potatoes #glutenfree #nsng

Oven Roasted Seasoned Potatoes #glutenfree #nsng

Around here, sweet potatoes are a staple. I eat them almost every day, and my husband and my son don't mind them every once in awhile. My daughter, however, has not embraced the sweet potato in the same way. In fact, she insists she hates them. Whatever. More for … [Read more...]

Rustic Grain-Free Bread #Paleo #GlutenFree

Rustic Grain-Free, Gluten-Free Paleo bread Recipe

Every once in awhile, I kinda miss bread, and rather than wreck my gut by indulging in actual wheat filled bread, I'd rather try and come up with an alternative that helps me get through those days where I want some bread but without affecting my body in a negative way. I have … [Read more...]