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How to plan the perfect Paleo Christmas Dinner

Learn how to host the ultimate Paleo Christmas dinner party! It’s all about planning ahead and picking the right recipes. I’ve got you covered!  Entertaining this Christmas? Here’s how to plan and host the perfect Paleo Christmas Dinner: For most of us, the holiday period means lots of socializing over drinks and food, all that glorious food. The holiday season can be a little intimidating! Especially if you’ve offered to host the celebrations in your own home! Definitely, the best way to make sure you can stick to your paleo lifestyle and still enjoy a fabulous Christmas dinner. This recipe collection will help you eliminate the stress that accompanies trying to please guests, while offering healthier, tasty paleo Christmas recipes that will leave everyone satisfied. The foundation of a great paleo Christmas dinner menu is meat and vegetables, cooked in ways that bring out their natural flavors instead of hiding them.…

Gluten-Free Mexican Pizza

I have a confession. I used to get drunk and go to Taco Bell as a teenager. The Mexican Pizza was my JAM. My friend Ali (still one of my closest friends) and I would blast Notorious B.I.G. and giggle and stuff our faces with Taco Bell. You see? This is why I needed to eventually become a nutritionist! I definitely needed a lifestyle change. Which leads to my new favorite recipe: Gluten-Free Mexican Pizza. Taco Bell is kind of notoriously bad food. They use horrible quality meat. In fact, their beef is only 88% beef. Curious what’s in the other 12%? You should be. Because it’s gross. maltodextrin (from GMO corn) tortula yeast (a processed yeast-like fungus) modified corn starch (more GMOs) soy lecithin (from GMO soy) sodium phosphate lactic acid caramel color (a carcinogen) trehalose (a preservative) Yes, Taco Bell beef has not one ingredient, but nine. Nine…

Paleo Steak Tacos

I eat tacos at least twice a week. These paleo steak  tacos are one of my faves and it’s one I keep on repeat. At least a few times a week my husband will come home and say “What’s for dinner? Is it f*cking tacos again?!” Don’t worry – he’s just kidding. He loves tacos, even though he makes fun of the amount I consume. Do you guys remember a few years ago when the taco diet was a thing? People were losing weight just eating tacos from Taco Bell of all places? TACO BELL. GRADE D MEAT. Meat that’s mostly made up of soy. Total garbage. But I thought to myself, this is a diet I can get on board with. Tacos all day? Sign me up! I’m not sure how tacos originally got the reputation as being a less than healthy food, but they’re actually quite nutritious, especially…

Meal Prep: Taco Salads

I’m tired. You guys – I am NOT the type to complain about my son. He’s awesome. He’s so much fun. But I’m going to be honest, he’s gotten up between 4-10 times in the night the past week and I’m just kind of tired. I KNOW babies wake in the night. We’re working on fixing this issue and it’s not a huge deal. But point being: holy hell am I glad I already meal prepped these taco salads. It’s so nice to just walk to my fridge, shake up one of these salads, pour it in a bowl and devour. Because it’s rill rill tasty. Honestly, they’re SO good. I didn’t use to love salads but that’s because I was doing them all wrong. Like most people, I loaded it with spinach or romaine and only a few other veggies like random tomatoes, some carrots and maybe some chicken.…

Asian Chicken Salad

Like I always do on Sunday, I make a bunch of food. I batch cook so that I’m not stuck trying to cook while simultaneously entertaining my son. Because frankly, I’m not that entertaining. I’m out after a couple rounds of peek-a-boo, and he’s over it before I am. Sometimes I feel like he’s already a teenager, he’s a master of the side-eye. So this past Sunday I made a bunch of chicken for lettuce wraps. I love me some lettuce wraps. My love affair with them started at PF Chang’s when I was 15. I’ve been a fiend ever since. I still love PF Chang’s, even though they use super questionable ingredients and maybe hurt my stomach a lot. Anyway, because I already made the chicken, this salad came together in under ten minutes. Seriously – batch cook on the weekends! It will save you so much time and…

Butternut Squash Carbonara

I recently found pre-made butternut squash noodles at Whole Foods – which I highly recommend. It’s A LOT easier than spiralizing that sucker yourself, but it is also a bit more expensive. It was a total impulse by for me and also totally worth it because it was really effin’ good. I immediately thought making butternut squash carbonara would be amazing – and I was right.  My favorite veggies to spiralize: potato, white or Japanese (I can’t stand sweet potatoes) cucumber carrot zucchini – I actually don’t eat zucchini because it hurts my stomach but I hear they’re absolutely delicious when spiralized This is my favorite spiralizer. It’s easy and actually a bit cheaper than other popular options. Butternut squash is a wonderful substitution for pasta for several reasons. First, it’s a vegetable. Butternut squash is a great source of: potassium folate B6 fiber folate vitamin C manganese Second, most pasta…

Quick + Healthy Chicken Tacos

Sometimes I get an overwhelming desire for chicken tacos. It’s all consuming and they become all I can think about until I stuff my face with them. Case in point: last Friday I was doing my usual grocery shopping. Everett was asleep in his stroller and I was leisurely browsing in Whole Foods…because I love Whole Foods. I’m checking out a cheese melter thingy that I’ll never use and never buy because it’s thirty-seven dollars and I can melt my own cheese and…the taco craving hit. Hard. I quickly gathered the rest of the items on my grocery list and headed home. Except when I got there, the baby woke up. Which is okay, because he’s really cute and sometimes I think my heart will explode because I love him so much. So I fed him, impatiently. Silently imploring my kid to hurry the hell up so I could make…

Paleo Greek Tuna Salad

Every Sunday I make a big batch of food for my husband to take to work. I often make this tuna salad because it keeps well and is crazy easy to make. You can really add whatever you like, but I like to give it some Greek flavors. Because I’m obsessed with Greece. And Greek food. And Greek herbs and spices. Paleo Greek Tuna Salad 5 cans of wild (BPA-free tuna (drained))1 cup of grape tomatoes (sliced in half)1/4 large cucumber (diced)1/2 red onion (diced)1/2 cup of seedless kalamata olives (cut in half)1/2 cup of olive oildill to tasteoregano to tastesalt and pepper Drain the tuna and put it in a big bowl.Add the tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, olives and olive oil.Toss to combine.Now, as for the herbs. I didn’t give an exact amount because our palettes vary so much. I like a ton of dill and little bit of…

Super Easy Pork Belly

Okay so before you think this picture is an entirely accurate depiction of what this pork belly will look like when it’s finished – I had to take it out of the oven to photograph because the sun was going down! It now gets dark around 5pm, and I put this in the oven around 3pm and it wasn’t done cooking, but I wanted to have a picture to share this awesome recipe with you guys! So just know that in real life, the skin is way darker and crispier. I know that there are a ton of recipes out there for pork belly. Most involve spices, scoring, starting at one temperature, changing to another and putting the pork belly in a steam bath. I don’t enjoy any of that. I like to keep my cooking as simple as possible. Sometimes I do score the skin, other times I don’t.…

Paleo Honey Sriracha Chicken

Who loves sriracha? How about Sriracha Chicken? I saw the recipe for sriracha chicken floating around Pinterest and like most of the meals I make, I decide I can make them healthier but still taste really good. Because why not? I like to think I’m getting pretty good at that. Especially Chinese food. Because I haven’t had Chinese food in about five years, and I freaking love it. What recipe would you like to see next from me? Let me know in the comments! Paleo Honey Sriracha Chicken 2 chicken thighs or 1 large chicken breast (cut into bite sized pieces)1 cup tapioca flour4 tbsp of this unflavored coconut oil"Sauce:"1 tbsp butter3 tbsp coconut aminos3 tbsp sriracha2 tbsp honey1/2 tsp sesame oil3 garlic cloves (minced) Heat the coconut oil over medium to medium high heat.Coat each piece of chicken in tapioca flour.Fry until golden on each side.While the chicken is frying,…