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Fancy Caprese Salad (Gluten-Free)

This fancy caprese salad is gluten-free, low carb, super easy to make and such a crowd pleaser. Try it for your next cookout or dinner party! I made this fancy caprese salad for our Father’s Day dinner. We had gone to a nice brunch earlier in the day and Scott actually told me this meal was better. I made this salad, spaghetti with homemade sauce (his favorite) and grilled chicken and veggie skewers. I have to admit, it was a damn good dinner. I prefer using buffalo mozzarella because not only is it incredibly creamy, it’s easier to digest than cow’s milk. I don’t have a dairy allergy, but with being celiac, I do have a more sensitive digestive system. I actually gave up dairy for close to a year when I was pregnant and then nursing my son (he had terrible reflux). I thought it might also help my…

What To Do If You’re Bitten By a Tick

A couple weeks ago my nine month-old son woke up with a tick behind his ear. We were playing in the backyard the night before and I guessed we missed it. I went into full panic mode. I am terrified of Lyme disease and living in Maryland, though less than a mile from DC, there’s still a decent amount of Lyme infested ticks. If you live in a state with a low population of Lyme infested ticks, you may not have to take these precautions. But if you live in the Northeast/Mid Atlantic, it’s worth covering your bases. I researched thoroughly and contacted two different doctors, one who specializes in Lyme. Here is the protocol I came up with. Remove the tick very carefully. I took a good pair of tweezer and clamped down as close to my son’s skin as possible. Then I firmly and swiftly removed the tick…

Greek Chicken and Rice Bowl (Gluten-Free, Paleo, Keto Option)

This Greek chicken and rice bowl is gluten-free with a paleo and keto option, easy to throw together and incredibly delicious. It’s perfect for dinner or you can meal prep it to have lunch throughout the week! This Greek Chicken and Rice Bowl recipe is great for easy meal prep and midweek work lunches! So we live in walking distance of Cava. If you’re not familiar with Cava, it’s like a Mediterranean/Greek Chipotle. And it’s AWESOME. But ya know, it costs money and they probably use industrialized oils to cook their food. That’s the thing about eating out – you never know the ingredients. So instead of spending my hard earned money on less than stellar ingredients, I decided to make my own version of their Greek chicken and rice bowl. Why you’ll love this recipe: Paleo Greek chicken and rice bowl is an awesome recipe for your healthy meal…

The Science Behind CBD

CBD, or cannabidiol, has grown rapidly in popularity over the last year or two. And for good reason, emerging research demonstrates its efficacy for a wide range of symptoms – from seizures to anxiety to polycystic ovarian syndrome to PTSD. As it turns out, while CBD is relatively new, there’s a significant amount of science and studies to back up just how beneficial it seems to be – with more science emerging all the time. While a wonder drug doesn’t exist, CBD is incredibly beneficial for a plethora of common ailments. What is CBD? CBD is a natural compound found in the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, which is also found in the cannabis plant, CBD does not have psychoactive properties. What are the benefits of CBD? One of the best features of CBD is that it doesn’t have just one benefit. Research has shown that it works on numerous bodily…

Keto Cabbage Lasagna

Why waste calories on tasteless store-bought lasagna noodles when you can enjoy a big portion of healthy low-carb & keto cabbage lasagna instead!? This quick and easy keto lasagna recipe is insanely good. I got the idea from my brother, whose coworker made it for him. He didn’t have the lasagna recipe but described it to me and this is what I came up with. Cabbage Lasagna may be the most genius keto recipe creation ever! In this easy keto lasagna, we didn’t miss the noodles at all. Admittedly, this low carb lasagna recipe might sound a bit strange since it’s made with steamed cabbage instead of lasagna noodles but trust me, it just works. Cooked cabbage has a similar texture and consistency to pasta, without adding hardly any carbs to your homemade lasagna. The steamed cabbage marries the cheese and meat sauce together perfectly. Guys, this keto cabbage lasagna…

Pistachio Keto Pudding (Paleo, Sugar-free & Dairy-Free)

This pistachio keto pudding is insanely delicious. It also happens to be paleo, dairy-free, refined sugar-free and perfect for those late night sugar cravings. Curb your sugar cravings with this keto pudding recipe! Ever since I had Storm, I’ve had a bit more of a sweet tooth. I’ve never really cared much about sweets – gimme chips over chocolate any day – but once I started breastfeeding, I just had sugar cravings. Now, I’m no longer breastfeeding. It was a long, drawn-out saga that I felt really guilty about but after severe tongue and lip ties, lactation consultants, exclusively pumping around the clock, I just couldn’t do it. Not sure how I got off on a tangent about my breastfeeding struggles here. Anyway! So when I was breastfeeding I wanted ALL. THE. FOOD. It was amazing. I ate all day long and loved it. But I also ate my fair…

Ground Beef Stroganoff (Paleo, Whole30, Low-Carb)

This ground beef stroganoff is a quick, cheap and easy meal thanks to swapping steak for ground beef! Plus it’s paleo, whole30 and low-carb! This Ground Beef Stroganoff is a super quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe, that your whole family will love. I looove beef stroganoff. It’s one of those comforting meals that is quick and easy to make, plus it can feed your whole family with a short list of ingredients! But I don’t love it with beef cubes or steak. It takes longer to cook and it’s much chewier than ground beef. If you’re wondering why that matters, it’s because my teeth have been hurting. A filling has started to move somehow and my dentist tried to charge me $750 to fix it. So I left. And came home and made ground beef stroganoff because it’s easy to chew. Super appetizing right? I’m really selling this ground…

Easy Keto Egg Salad Recipe (Paleo, Whole30)

This easy keto egg salad recipe is probably the most straightforward salad you’ll ever encounter, not to mention incredibly healthy. It takes all of ten minutes, is paleo and Whole30 friendly. Plus it makes the perfect high protein lunch or a quick snack! Try this easy keto egg salad recipe and you’ll never go back to store-bought! l really love egg salad. I grew up eating my grandmother’s – slathered in regular ol’ store-bought mayo. You know, the kind with either soy or canola oil. Here’s the thing about soy and canola oils: they’re terrible for you. Soy and canola are oils are created similarly, the oils are extracted using hexane (a neurotoxin), they then undergo an extreme amount of heat, pressurization and deodorization. To learn more about how these oils are produced, I wrote a more in-depth article you can check out here. What you’re left with is a…

An Unbiased Review of Flat Tummy Tea

You all know I’m no fan of meal replacement shakes. Because of that, you could say that this review couldn’t be truly unbiased. And you are probably right. But I try to keep it professional and only review the ingredients. I haven’t personally tried Flat Tummy products, but I also haven’t tried crack. That just ain’t for me. Neither are something that as a health professional, I would ever put into my body. So if you’re simply looking for a review of whether or not the products work, please read on. They may work, but they may work because you’re literally taking a laxative. The main ingredient in this tea is senna, something given to many patients before an operation to empty the intestines. So will your stomach look flatter after you empty your intestines? Sure, maybe. Is this safe or something you should be doing on a regular basis?…

Watermelon Kombucha Margaritas (Paleo, Low Carb)

Margaritas are my favorite cocktail of all time. To be fair, they’re actually the only cocktail I ever drink. There’s just something so refreshing and summery about a margarita. Even better if it’s a healthy margarita like this watermelon kombucha one, which screams summer to me. Tequila is my favorite liquor option for healthy cocktails because: It contains less congeners than other alcohols; congeners are substances like acetone and tannins that worsen hangovers.Tequila is naturally gluten-free (which this celiac mama loves)It does not spike blood sugar like other alcohols.A good quality silver tequila does not contain additives that many other alcohols contain, like corn syrup and caramel color.It tastes so great when paired with soda water and a little fresh juice (try tequila, soda water and a splash of watermelon juice if you don’t have kombucha!). Overall, tequila is just one of the healthiest alcohol options if you choose to…