Raspberry Protein Balls

                Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and for me and my family desserts are not a common trend around the house. We have various dietary needs because of allergies and food sensitivities, and I also have eliminated sugar from my diet- even the natural stuff- (only indulging … [Read more…]

Paleo Roasted Veggies

              Becoming self-aware, realizing what fuel from foods your body needs is so very empowering! Especially when taking part in high intensity workouts (HIIT, Crossfit, etc.) you need to know when your body needs food for fuel (whole/nutrient dense foods), and what kind it responds to best. Following guidelines that you … [Read more…]

Easy Baked Buffalo Chicken Thighs

            Looking for something easy but Oh So Delicious? After working all day I still don’t mind coming home and whipping up this savory dish! Or you can make it over the weekend and eat the leftovers throughout the busy work-week. I just pulled these out of the oven ? and man … [Read more…]

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Mash

            I never was a huge sweet potato fan, but over the course of my health and wellness journey I have grown to adore them! I yearn for them mostly after a WOD, or long run. Sweet potatoes and something green alongside a slab of protein is my recovery meal of choice! The … [Read more…]

From Scratch Shepherd’s Pie

  My from scratch Shepherd’s Pie is a family fave! Technically this is a “Cottage Pie” because I do not make it with lamb (which is the meat of choice for traditional shepherd’s pie), but I kept the shepherd title because we have always referred to it as that. I use a mixture of ground venison (deer … [Read more…]

Homemade Broccoli Casserole

              Holiday meals are literally right around the corner! One of my all time favorite dishes that my mom used to make was Broccoli Casserole.  I wanted it all the time (not just for a holiday spread or special event), but whenever she didn’t mind whipping it together I … [Read more…]

Quick and Easy Baked Sweet Potato Chips

                Sometimes I just want something crispy and salty without actually serving a “fried food” item. I like leaning in that direction without going all the way  (Please don’t get me wrong my Paleorized versions of ole’ southern fried faves are great, but they just aren’t frequent flyers at our house.) Baked sweet … [Read more…]

Green Smoothie Delight

                I love having a green smoothie option to power up my body after a run! It’s a quick, replenishing option to provide your body every now and again for recovery. Personally I am a really big fan of a “recovery meal” after my morning WOD, over a “recovery smoothie,” but … [Read more…]