Detox Bowl

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Detox Bowl
Need to clean out your body? Whip up this cleansing salad for nourishment and detox!
healthy Detox Salad
Prep Time 8 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Servings
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Prep Time 8 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
healthy Detox Salad
Instructions
  1. Wash and chop beets into 1-inch cubes. Set aside. Fill a pot large enough to hold a steamer with 1 inch of water. Place on stove, and let boil. Once water is boiling, add your chopped beats and steamer to the pot. Steam for about 12 minutes, or until beets are soft. Can enjoy warm or let cool.
  2. Meanwhile, boil 1.5 cups of water in a second, smaller pot. Rinse dry quinoa to remove excess dirt. Once water is boiling, pour quinoa into pot, stirring every once in a while to make sure quinoa doesn't stick to the bottom. Cook for about 15 minutes, or until quinoa has absorbed all water and is fluffy in texture. Can enjoy warm or let cool.
  3. Wash and chop lettuce. Toss all ingredients together in a big bowl, and enjoy!

Coconut Wrap

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Coconut Wrap
Easy. Delicious. On-The-Go. This wrap is the best for a snack!
coconut wrap recipe
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Servings
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coconut wrap recipe
Instructions
  1. Spread almond or cashew butter across the coconut wrap in a line.
  2. Slice the grapes in half and the banana into small pieces. Spread out on wrap.
  3. Tuck in the sides of the wrap, and start rolling. Voila! Enjoy the noms!

Carrot & Date Bites

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Carrot & Date Bites
Carrot and Date Bites recipe
Prep Time 12 Minutes
Servings
Bites
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Prep Time 12 Minutes
Servings
Bites
Ingredients
Carrot and Date Bites recipe
Instructions
  1. Shred the carrots (I use a food processor with a shredding blade).
  2. Place all ingredients in a food processor, and blend them together.
  3. Roll mixture into balls, and place on a cookie sheet + parchment paper.
  4. Place in fridge for a bit of time (20-60 min), or until firmer.
  5. Enjoy these healthy bite-sized treats!

Christmas Veggie Medley

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Christmas Veggie Medley
Greens and reds galore! This veggie dish is great during the cooler months. Beets are typically in season during the fall, and Brussels sprouts are coming into season a bit later. Make this medley as a nice transition between the cold months.
Veggie Medley recipe
Course Just Veggin'
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 15-20 Minutes
Servings
Large Dish (3-5 people)
Ingredients
Course Just Veggin'
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 15-20 Minutes
Servings
Large Dish (3-5 people)
Ingredients
Veggie Medley recipe
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut the ends off the beets and Brussels Sprouts. Chop/Cube them, as well as the red onion. Mix together in a baking dish.
  3. Top with butter and spices. Place baking dish in the oven.
  4. Stir together after about 7 minutes or so until all veggies are coated in butter.
  5. Continue baking until beets are soft (then everything else should be ready!).
  6. Enjoy warm as a side dish to your meal!

3 Tips for Easy Grocery Shopping Made Easy!

3 grocery shopping tips

 

Do you ever make it to the store and feel utterly overwhelmed by the plethora of options and/or people? Or do you simply avoid the shopping chore altogether for this very reason? (Although, I must say I am quite the opposite, and I thoroughly enjoy my shopping trips. It’s like therapy for me — my sister thinks I am slightly crazy, too.)

If you are someone who dreads the store’s challenges, have no more fear, my friend. Grocery shopping for food can be a breeze if you have a plan. So let’s make a shopping plan, shall we? Follow these three guidelines to ensure easier and more pleasant shopping experiences.

1. Come with a shopping list – prepare a weekly meal plan. 

grocery shopping list

Make a list of the meals and the ingredients you plan to enjoy that week. Just focus on the next 7 days. Choose 2 breakfast options, 1-2 lunch options, and 2-3 dinner options. Mix and match, make leftovers, utilize some of the same ingredients for Tuesday’s lunch as you do for Thursday’s dinner.

Plan your recipes, and write down what you’ll need. Then, head to the grocery store on a mission, pen, and paper in hand (trying desperately to bring back the art of writing things down). Walk through the doors, take a breath, and conquer your task in just about 30 minutes (if that!).

 

grocery store produce area2. Shop the perimeter of the store.

The healthiest foods are located on the walls of the grocery store. The veggies, fruits, meats, raw cheeses, fish — all of the foods that will give life to your body. The aisles, on the other hand, are packed with foods that are bagged, packaged, and canned. Many of these choices need to have longer shelf-lives, so companies add ingredients to them to extend the food’s Use-By dates. Unfortunately, many of these preservative ingredients do their jobs all too well and preserve the foods all too well — meaning that the food gets preserved all too well in our guts, which is not the healthiest for our bodies. Instead, it is best to fill our bodies with life-giving foods, so stick with the outskirts of the shops as much as possible.

 

3. Eat before you shop. eating healthy snack

This step is a must. Truly, if I walk around a store filled with food when I am hungry, things get worse because I want all the food. Also, as we walk through the store with an empty stomach, we tend to grab for the foods we crave at the moment (and when our blood sugar crashes a bit, we mostly just want the sugary things — Dang sugar). So have a snack of protein and/or healthy fat before heading to the grocery store, so you stick with your list. 🙂

Options for snacks: nuts, fruit, seeds, raw cheese, whole milk/plain grass-fed yogurt, pasture-raised meat slices. You can also make healthy snacks by following my easy and yummy recipes.

 

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Chia Seed Smoothie

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Chia Seed Smoothie
A mixture of healthy fats, sweet fruits, and nourishing greens. This smoothie will have everyone asking for bites.
Chia Seed Smoothie
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Passive Time 10-15 Minutes
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Prep Time 10 Minutes
Passive Time 10-15 Minutes
Servings
Person
Ingredients
Chia Seed Smoothie
Instructions
  1. In a mason jar, add 2 tbs of chia seeds and 1/4 cup of berries to 1/2 cup of #dairyfree milk. Let sit for about 10-15 min, until pudding-like.
  2. Blend together greens and a banana (and protein if using)
  3. Pour smoothie over chia seed mixture, and enjoy the deliciousness!

Summer Sweetness

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Summer Sweetness
Embrace the warm summer months and all the sweet produce it brings!
Sweet Salad  recipe
Prep Time 12 Minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Prep Time 12 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Sweet Salad  recipe
Instructions
  1. Chop the watermelon, and slice the peaches.
  2. Dice the thyme and purslane.
  3. Mix all together in a bowl, sit back, and enjoy the sweet summertime.

Power Salad

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Power Salad
Packing those power foods into this salad, for sure. From the ACV to the turmeric to the orange. Let's just say your body is going to be in heaven.
Power veggie Salad
Prep Time 10 Minutes
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Prep Time 10 Minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Power veggie Salad
Instructions
  1. Wash and chop lettuce greens. Place in a bowl.
  2. Slice the orange in half, squeeze the juice over the greens. Scrape out the flesh, chop, and toss within salad, as well.
  3. Grate the turmeric root. Toss it in the salad with the EVOO, AVC, salt, and pepper.

3 Spice Meatballs

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3 Spice Meatballs
Crockpots are truly the best. You just add and go. This dish is so easy with 3 simple steps. Then you can come home to a delicious, ready-to-go meal.
3 Spice Meatballs
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Servings
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Ingredients
3 Spice Meatballs
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, mix 1 lb. of 100% grass-fed ground beef, 1 cup of chopped/fresh basil leaves, 2 tbs. of tapioca flour, 1/3 cup chopped onion; salt, pepper, and chili powder. Roll into balls.
  2. Place in crockpot. Add 1-2 cups of pasture-raised lamb bone broth (should almost or totally cover the meatballs). Let cook on medium for 4-6 hours or high for a bit shorter. (Add some summer squash for extra fun!)
  3. Enjoy these incredible and healing meatballs that will literally melt in your mouth. Happy nomming, friends!

Paleo Platter

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Paleo Platter
Need an array of foods to keep your taste buds and your guests happy and content? This dish is fabulous to diversify the foods on your table.
Paleo Platter recipes
Prep Time ~20 Minutes
Cook Time ~25 Minutes
Servings
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Prep Time ~20 Minutes
Cook Time ~25 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Paleo Platter recipes
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Plan your cook times (the instructions are ordered according to longest cook time to shortest).
  2. Chop all veggies.
  3. First, combine onion, eggplant, and summer squash in a glass pan OR cookie sheet + parchment paper. Toss in fat of choice, salt, and pepper. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until soft.
  4. Meanwhile, Toss zucchini in another pan with fat, salt, and garlic powder. Bake for 18-ish minutes, or until soft.
  5. Then, place salmon on parchment paper. Top with butter, salt, and dill. Bake for 12 minutes, or until cooked through. (You can also fry this on a stovetop pan with the same process). Chop when finished cooking.
  6. Slice avocado. Put all foods into respective dishes.
  7. Enjoy over salad greens or individually. Happy nomming!