These low-carb Dark Chocolate Berry Baskets are a fancy-looking dessert for a special occasion like Valentine’s Day or any time you want to impress company with a simple dessert that looks like you spent hours in the kitchen. To me, Valentine’s Day means chocolate, red roses, and strawberries. So they’re all included here. My husband […]
A healthier version of the classic Spinach and Artichoke Dip, without the unhealthy fats, such as cream cheese and regular mayo. This vegan, paleo, and Whole30 friendly recipe uses creamed cashews and dairy-free mayo instead. I made this dip for my Super Bowl gathering today–I’d intended to get around to it last week so I […]
These Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings are Paleo and Whole30 friendly. They’re perfect for upcoming Super Bowl festivities or any time. Serve with Paleo Ranch Dressing and celery sticks. The Super Bowl is just a couple of days away and as usual I haven’t planned my recipes out very far ahead. I actually would’ve had this […]
This Chili in Butternut Squash Bowl recipe is a great hearty fall dish that’s made with ground beef, but you can substitute turkey. It’s paleo and gluten free, but you could add beans if you don’t care about it being “paleo.” The butternut squash bowl makes it look a little fancier. Acorn squash works well […]
Cultured Coconut and Blueberry Smoothie Bowl: A simple refreshing smoothie bowl packed with antioxidants, probiotics, blueberries and coconut. Vegan and Gluten Free. After all the heavy food and sweet treats I consumed over the holidays, I’m ready for something lighter like this Cultured Coconut and Blueberry Smoothie Bowl. I actually didn’t eat anything really unhealthy–just […]
Chocolatey, creamy keto Bulletproof® Hot Chocolate is a great alternative to Bulletproof® Coffee or a tasty treat on a cold winter day. It’s low carb and refined sugar free. My inspiration for making this hot chocolate recipe is that today (January 31st) is National Hot Chocolate Day. Plus, it’s freezing all over the country, including […]
This delicious Pistachio Cranberry Peppermint Bark recipe is paleo, vegan, and dairy free. If you’re looking for an easy-to-make Christmas treat or gift that doesn’t involve baking, give it a try. The main ingredients are cacao butter and coconut butter, so it has lots of healthy fats. Cacao butter is the main ingredient of chocolate. […]
This festive, refreshing Pomegranate Thyme Fizz recipe has only 5 ingredients and is a healthier option if you’re looking for something to replace cocktails made with sugary mixes. And since it’s the Holidays, I also share some tips for drinking in a healthier way this holiday season. Realistically, many of us are going to drink […]
These grain-free shortbread cookies are made with coconut flour and almond flour. Grass-fed butter and a chocolate glaze makes them melt in your mouth. I’ve been busy experimenting in the kitchen to come up with some healthier Holiday treats as I don’t feel good about giving my friends and family calorie-laden baked goods that are […]
This Crock-Pot Chicken Taco recipe is made with healthy ingredients and is gluten-free and paleo friendly. It’s a great easy weeknight dinner, and the flavorful, tender shredded chicken can be used for other Mexican dishes such as enchiladas or soup. The great thing about this recipe is the chicken is so tender, you can just […]
A festive salad with acorn squash, avocado, pecans, and crunchy red promegranate seeds for a colorful, crunchy touch. It’s a great addition to your Thanksgiving table. If you like to eat healthy like me but will be eating at a family member’s house for Thanksgiving and don’t know if there will be anything green to […]
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Potatoes and Bacon sweetened with maple syrup is a great combination and makes an ideal holiday side dish. Brussels Sprouts as a side dish at the holidays has always been a tradition for me, but I haven’t cooked at Thanksgiving for years, since we spend it with my husband’s family […]
This Paleo Cranberry Sauce is sweetened with maple syrup or honey and has fresh ingredients and is healthier and tastier than the canned version. Making your own cranberry sauce takes a bit longer than opening a can, but it only takes about 20 minutes and can be made in advance, so you’re not having to […]
No Bake Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with a pecan and date crust and a creamy pumpkin and cashew cheesecake filling. Naturally sweetened, Paleo, dairy free and gluten free. I like to eat pumpkin in all kinds of recipes all year long, not just in the fall, plus it’s healthy as it’s full of antioxidants. So […]
The weather has turned cold here in Oklahoma, so it’s time to start thinking about soup. As winter squash are abundant right now, I decided to make a batch of this Butternut Squash with Coconut Milk, which I’ve been making for years and don’t even look at a recipe any more–it’s pretty hard to mess […]
This low-carbohydrate taco salad with ground beef is adapted from The Bulletproof Diet by Dave Asprey. It’s much healthier than the version you get in restaurants that usually comes in a fried flour shell with beans and cheese and is just as tasty. Plus the ground beef isn’t flavored with packaged taco mix, which has […]
This easy Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes recipe is gluten free and dairy free. These pancakes are light and fluffy and are healthier than your usual breakfast pancakes as they’re made with coconut flour and almond flour and sweetened with a touch of maple syrup. This time of year, we start thinking about pumpkin, but unfortunately most […]
This is a healthier version of the German bratwurst with sauerkraut. I was inspired to make it because Oktoberfest is right around the corner. I designed it to be low-carb and paleo friendly, but if you don’t care about that, you could add some beer to simmer it in. What makes it healthy: red cabbage […]
Roasted beets, walnuts, orange dressing, and goat cheese make a great combination. Try it with almond cheese if you want it to be Paleo or vegetarian. Beets have tons of health benefits as they’re full of vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin C and folate, that help detox, fight inflammation, and lower blood pressure. It […]
This Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie is a healthier version of the traditional English shepherd’s pie (or “cottage pie”) made with mashed potatoes. It’s definitely comfort food, which is welcome when the weather starts getting cooler. The potatoes are swapped out here for sweet potatoes, and the filling has additional veggies like zucchini, carrots, and red […]
Energy balls are pretty popular right now, probably because they’re a healthier snack option than the energy bars you buy in stores, which aren’t much better than eating a candy bar–even the “healthy” ones are loaded with sugar and carbs. Therefore, I wanted a recipe that included healthy fats and proteins and that tasted good […]
Zucchini noodles (or “zoodles”) are a quick, healthy alternative to high-carbohydrate pasta dishes. You get a healthy dose of vegetables instead. I really like the crunchy texture of them. This dish is easy to make and it only takes a couple of minutes to cook. Prep time takes the longest as spiralizing the zucchini is […]
A frittata is a great way to use lots of summer vegetables for an easy breakfast or brunch. Or serve with a green salad for a quick evening meal. What’s great about a frittata is you can mix all kinds of vegetables, such as spinach, squash, broccoli, asparagus, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, or fresh or sundried […]
A simple, healthy and delicious homemade chocolate that is sugar-free, dairy-free and paleo friendly. The powerful antioxidants in chocolate are great for our health. Studies indicate that people who eat high quality chocolate have lower markers of inflammation than those who eat regular chocolate, and people who consume the highest amounts of dark chocolate are […]
I finally found a way to not overcook salmon and for it to look pretty when it’s done–I haven’t had good results with baking and grilling it. The only kind of salmon I buy is wild caught from Alaska. It has a deep orange color and is very oily, not like the farmed variety that […]
I’m not generally a huge fan of ice cream, but I love Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia Ice Cream. I found this Paleo version of my favorite ice cream and had to try it. I have to say it was worth the effort. As this recipe is Paleo friendly, it’s made with full-fat coconut […]
This Brain Shake recipe is adapted from Headstrong, the new book by Dave Asprey of Bulletproof™. The many healthy fats and polyphenols in this smoothie will help boost your energy and help you sleep. Plus, the collagen powder is great for your skin and joints. Try it instead of breakfast when you’re short on time […]
My husband loves scallops and when I cooked this super easy dish recently, he loved it and thought I’d been cooking for hours; he liked it better than when he’s had scallops at expensive restaurants. It’s really quick and only has a few ingredients. So why pay big bucks for seafood at fancy restaurants when […]
These easy crepes are gluten-free and Paleo. They are a tasty treat that can be stuffed with many kinds of fillings, sweet or savory, for either a breakfast/brunch, lunch or dessert. I like them stuffed with chocolate spread and berries. They’re not quite the crepe-type “pancakes” I grew up with in England that are made […]
If you’re not familiar with pho, it’s a Vietnamese soup-type noodle dish. This recipe is a basic chicken pho for beginners. It makes a great fast weeknight dinner. The quality of the broth is key to the flavor. I used homemade chicken broth that I’d made the day before and used the leftover cut-up […]
This is a healthier chocolate dessert option if you’re craving something sweet after dinner. It’s free of dairy, gluten, and sugar. Because it’s really rich, you might want to use smaller serving dishes than pictured here. For extra healthy fat, you could mash an avocado in before mixing; I’ve done it using a similar recipe […]
This is an easy recipe to make if you have a pound of ground beef and are looking for something quick to make with it for dinner. When I make chili, it’s normally on a Sunday and I usually use a crockpot recipe that has more ingredients, such as beans, but my husband actually liked […]
This is a lighter, healthier version of Alfredo pasta sauce that’s great over spaghetti squash, or zucchini spiral noodles. I was able to pass it off on my husband and he couldn’t tell it was cauliflower. It’s pictured here over gluten-free pasta as he’s not a big fan of spaghetti squash. You can add […]
Green smoothies and juices are a great way to get more green veggies into your diet. They’re a quick and nutritious breakfast or as a healthy snack any time of day. I try to make a green smoothie or juice daily and usually throw whatever veggies I have on hand into the blender or juicer […]
Smoothies like this Super Berry Protein Smoothie are full of healthy proteins and fats and are a great way to get your nutrition in after a workout or if you’re busy and short on time. I usually have my smoothie right after my workout in the morning and sometimes have another in the afternoon for […]
You’ve probably been hearing a lot about bone broth lately, and that’s because everyone’s discovering its amazing health benefits. They’re not talking about the broth or stock you buy in cans and boxes at the grocery store that isn’t very nutritious and is usually full of MSG-like flavorings and chemicals. This bone broth is cooked […]
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These low-carb Dark Chocolate Berry Baskets are a...
A healthier version of the classic Spinach and Artichoke...
These Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings are Paleo and Whole30...