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Anti-Stretch Mark Smoothie – How to Prevent Stretch Marks

Want to learn how to prevent stretch marks? Start with diet and nutrition! I drank this anti-stretch mark smoothie daily for preventing stretch marks during pregnancy effectively. It works from the inside out to keep you and your skin happy, smoothie, wrinkle-free and healthy! When I was pregnant, I was terrified of getting stretch marks like my mom. While there is nothing wrong with stretch marks and most women have them to dome degree, I was afraid of getting them. You see, my mom had the worst stretch marks from pregnancy. To this day, I’ve never seen anyone with worse stretch marks. They were long, thick, discolored and covered her from her belly button all the way around to her spine. She talked about how much she hated them constantly, and worse, how much she hated what pregnancy did to her body. So when we were thinking of getting pregnant,…

Recipe for Gluten-Free Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

This recipe for gluten-free chocolate peppermint cupcakes is easy to make, perfect for holiday parties and insanely delicious! Last weekend my girlfriend was throwing a holiday party and I offered to make some Christmas-y cupcakes. I’m not really sure why I volunteered to do this because honestly, I’m a horrible baker. An appetizer, a cocktail, a cheese plate – these are much more up my alley. But for some reason, unbeknownst to even myself – I volunteered to bake. At least, I figured, my kids would have some gluten-free dessert options at the party. Because we both know a three-year-old surrounded by Christmas desserts is going to try to eat ALL of them. No? Just mine? Why you will love this recipe for gluten-free cupcakes: These gluten-free Christmas chocolate cupcakes are made with a delicious blend of almond flour and coconut flour. They turn out minty, tender, perfectly moist and…

20 Easy Paleo Christmas Cookies & Desserts (Gluten-free Recipes)

Looking for easy Gluten-free & Paleo Christmas Cookies and Desserts for the holiday season? Here are 20 of the best recipes: With the holiday season just around the corner, let’s move straight to some delicious Paleo Christmas Cookies and desserts, shall we? Really, what better time of year is there to get cozy in the kitchen and start baking sweet treats? The holidays are all about food and after a rich holiday meal, what everyone looks forward to is a sweet highlight bursting with festive flavors. Whether you’re looking for traditional sugar cookies, decadent chocolate truffles, candy or a show-stopping cake for your ideal Paleo Christmas dessert, these festive recipes will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth. All of these paleo Christmas recipes are quick and easy to make. Some of these cookies and desserts don’t even require any time in the oven! Below are just 20 of some of my favorite Paleo…

Paleo Black Forest Cake

This paleo black forest cake would be really excellent for like, a murder themed dinner party. Or a murder mystery party. Or a gory themed Valentine’s Day dinner. I mean, look at it. It’s dramatic and kind of looks like it’s dripping blood. Delicious, right? Seriously though, it’s really good. And it’s really easy to make. Trust me, I’m horrible at baking. So here’s how I did it – I bought boxed cake mix. Never heard of a paleo boxed cake mix? Now you have: Enter Simple Mills. Simple Mills is my new favorite company. This post isn’t sponsored by them, I just love them that much. While their products are sold at Whole Foods, it’s a lot cheaper to buy them at Thrive Market. Thrive Market is basically an online organic, gluten-free and paleo grocery store that sells products for WAY cheaper. By clicking on this link, you can…

Paleo Carrot Cake

I am a terrible baker. I hate following directions and much prefer to do my own thing. Which is why I’m so in love with Simple Mills, a company that makes high quality, paleo, gluten-free baking mixes. This post isn’t sponsored by them, I just honestly love their stuff. Which is how I easily and quickly made this paleo carrot cake. Simple Mills is sold at a ton of grocers these days, mainly Whole Foods. Except, Whole Foods ain’t nicknamed Whole Paycheck for nothing. It’s expensive. Which is why I prefer to order Simple Mills products from Thrive Market. Again, not sponsored. I just like Simple Mills and I like Thrive Market! You can actually get 20% off your first three orders at Thrive Market by clicking here. 20%! That’s a lot! Think of how much paleo carrot cake you can make! So I used two boxes of Simple Mills…

Gluten-Free Frosted Sugar Cookies

Try my recipe for these Frosted Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies, they’re dairy-free and sweetened with honey and taste absolutely delicious! These Gluten-free Sugar Cookies are the perfect addition to your Christmas Cookie Platter! When the holidays hit, I’m overcome with the compulsion to bake. And you guys – I’ll be honest, baking is NOT my strong suit. Although these festive gluten-free sugar cookies may change that. Because these suckers are REALLY good. As soon as that Friday after Thanksgiving hits, I’m obsessed with making frosted sugar cookies. They scream Christmas to me (although I used natural/non-toxic food coloring for these so they look a little more Easter-y). My husband said they actually kind of looked like the pies in the movie Hook, when Robin Williams and all the kids sit down to have a feast. You know, when he schools Rufio? No need for baking skills – this Gluten-free Sugar Cookies…

Paleo Cinnamon Roll Cookies

I am continually trying to create an awesome grain-free, sugar-free recipe for cinnamon rolls. I have the flavor down. I make the dough, I roll it out, I add the cinnamon and coconut sugar filling…and then I try to roll it up. This is where it always falls apart. It’s easy to roll out a gluten-filled dough for cinnamon rolls because the gluten acts as a binder. When it comes to grain-free baking, this aspect is tough because it just doesn’t hold together like gluten. So Im’ still working on a recipe for the dough, but in the meantime, I’m in love with these cookies. They taste exactly like a delicious cinnamon roll, just in cookie form. Because they’re cookies, they’re also way easier to make. This recipe makes about 16 cookies. Paleo Cinnamon Roll Cookies Paleo Cinnamon Roll Cookies are an easy to make and seriously deliciously gluten-free dessert!…

Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip

This easy healthy paleo pumpkin cheesecake dip is made with only six ingredients! A sweet dairy-free fruit dip without cream cheese that tastes like a slice of pumpkin pie. Perfect for fall! Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip – the ultimate fall treat! It’s happened. Even though it’s 90 degrees out. September is here and everyone I know is already going nuts for fall, pumpkin pie,  pumpkin spice, scarves, and cute sweaters. Pumpkin Cheesecake dip is just part of the equation. I’m over here just tryin’ to cling to the last little bit of summer and plan weekend beach trips before it gets too cold. But I’m also a realist. I know you guys want healthy pumpkin recipes. You’re all excited for autumn, even if I’m not. I know you guys want easy, healthy recipes that taste good. And this definitely fits the bill. It took all of five minutes to throw…

Soft, Chewy & Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

My husband is a chocolate chip cookie monster. It’s his favorite cookie. On Wednesday I made a big batch of these cookies (which I’ve been perfecting for a while) for our friend’s birthday today. The recipe below makes about 14 cookies. When I woke up this morning, there were two left. HE’S EATEN TWELVE COOKIES SINCE WEDNESDAY. IT’S FRIDAY MORNING. So while it’s a bummer I won’t be gifting these to my friend for his b-day, at least I know that they’re good. Sometimes I’m not sure if I like something I’ve made because I’m so used to eating grain and sugar free, or if they actually taste good. Scott is a chocolate chip cookie expert and said these were really good – but very soft. He’s one of those people that prefers a crunchier chocolate chip cookie. I am not. These are super soft and chewy, just don’t over-bake…

Metabolism Boosting Raspberry Coconut Oil Bites

I’m always trying new ways of incorporating coconut oil into my diet but can’t stand the taste of it when I’m just scooping it out of the jar, chewing it until it melts and swallowing it. Swallowing any oil is tough. It’s just weird and kind of gross. But it’s important to consume coconut oil daily, as it’s great for both the gut and metabolism. Coconut oil is high in  medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) that boost the metabolism. Studies have shown that when people replace fats with MCTs, they burn more calories. What’s especially interesting about the fats in coconut oil is that the body doesn’t store it as fat but uses it for energy. The MCTs in coconut oil are immediately sent to the liver where they are used for energy. Thus, boosting metabolism! Many people wrongly assume that because coconut oil contains saturated fat, it’s unhealthy. The opposite is…