Take the Challenge (Series Continued)

                  Take the Challenge (Series Continued)- Updated October 2015 The following is the second phase of my Take the Challenge…Go Paleo posting series.  Check out the links, jot down some ideas, and Let’s Get Started! Pre and Post Workout Meals Good nutritious whole foods are really the best … [Read more…]

Take the Challenge…Go Paleo

              (Updated: October 2015) A lot of my friends and I like to sign up for different types of Paleo/Primal/Clean Eating Challenges here and there. By following a clean eating plan a little stricter than you may choose to day-to-day, you are giving yourself the opportunity to be pushed out of your comfort … [Read more…]

Crock Pot Shredded Mexican Chicken

Grain Free/Paleo/Primal/21DSD/Dairy Free/Nut Free/Egg Free           I don’t know about your schedule, but if it’s anything like my family’s we are always in a rush during the week. Between school, work, and extracurricular activities, living a from-scratch life can seem very daunting!  I always say if you plan ahead and keep it simple, … [Read more…]

Favorite Websites and Blogs

Starting off on a new healthier path can be very overwhelming. There is so much information out there about everything:  Paleo, Primal, Grain Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Dairy Free, Real Food, Raw Foods…(take a breath)…and the list just keeps on going.  I know you are probably wondering a few things:  which way should I … [Read more…]

Blueberry Crumble Bake

          July is National Blueberry Month! So today I wanted to take a moment and share a new recipe along with some great lil tid bits about this fantastic berry! Blueberries may be small, but this little package is filled with amazing health benefits!  This tiny berry is one of the richest fruits in … [Read more…]

Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon

            Did you know that mustard can provide the body with some great health benefits?  Mustard seeds have been a medicinal (provides healing properties) and culinary prize spice for centuries.  Used to liven up dishes and amp up the body’s response to various symptoms and ailments.  The mustard plant blooms in the … [Read more…]

What is Paleo?

I stumbled onto the Paleo Diet after reading The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson. I always describe myself as a Primal girl with Paleo tendencies…for me the two lifestyles really go hand in hand when trying to better yourself, your life, and your health.  To me it’s all about getting back to basics!  Paying attention to what I … [Read more…]

Grain Free Chocolate Chip Muffins

            Sometimes I really just want some chocolate! This recipe is a great way to satisfy that sweet tooth without all of the guilt.  After baking, I place the muffins in an air tight container and freeze.  This way we always have a from-scratch yummy treat for the family to enjoy whenever we … [Read more…]

Zipper Peas

          The Southern Zipper Pea is a type of legume called the Adzuki Bean.  Zipper cream peas are also known as field peas or cowpeas (most common known cowpea is the black eye pea).  Zippers are considered a quick-cook pea and do not need to be soaked before cooking.  These legumes love the … [Read more…]