Crash course on Paleo

This particular lifestyle has begun to receive a fair amount of hype over the last couple years, while just recently exploding into major trendiness.  Both receiving lots of good as well as bad press.  Is there any meat behind the supposedly life changing claims?  What are the benefits along with the potential pitfalls?  While not personally following a Paleo diet (though I do dabble), enough of my recipes fall under the umbrella of this particular lifestyle that make it fitting to post a short and sweet descriptor of what Paleo is and why it seems loads of people are jumping on the bandwagon.

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Salmon Pesto Zoodles

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Long time, no post.  I admit, this ones a bit of a cheat but a delicious one, nonetheless.  Healthy, light in calories, while full of flavor and totally tasty.  Easy to make on a weeknight after a long day of work and hits the spot just right.

This recipe serves two people.  Its gluten/grain free, can be dairy free if you either omit the pesto or get a vegan version, and is of course sugar free.

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Paleo Sunflower Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

To all lovers of old school chocolate chip and/or peanut butter cookies (or, for the truly daring, lets take the two and combine 😉 because really, what’s better than chocolate and peanut butter fused?  Nothing, that’s what.  Besides possibly pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread, but that’s another debate for a different day).

The coolest thing about these cookies though?  They deliver all the taste of a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie but are grain free, dairy free, Paleo and free of refined sugar.  The texture is cakey and moist.  They taste lightly sweet and peanut buttery, except these guys are made with sunflower butter.  The supposedly healthier cousin to PB, as its not a legume/nut.

Get excited for these guys.  Easy to make and totally delicious.

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Paleo Chocolate Frosting

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Here’s a delicious, healthy ish frosting recipe.  Ideal for cupcakes (especially on these moist, fudgy Paleo ones), cakes, you name it.  I was stunned this is a mostly Paleo recipe.  Yet it tastes creamy, sugary, thick, like a real deal version of chocolate frosting.  Enjoy!  This might become your new go-to 😉

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Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes

Man oh man, do I love chocolate, frosting and cupcakes.  The moist, cakey texture.  The rich, sugary taste of frosting.  The charming and oh so perfect small size making it nearly impossible to eat just one.  Queue mouth watering.  However, damn what a bummer how unhealthy they are.  Loaded with sugar, dairy and grains.

On Pinterest one day, I stumbled across several Paleo cupcake recipes, which I automatically assumed were likely to taste terrible.  However I decided to experiment with making a batch last night.  WHOA.  Like the astoundingly awesome, flavorful cauliflower pizza I made a couple weeks ago, these blew my mind.

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Portbello Mushroom Burgers

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Love burgers but wish they weren’t loaded with all those heavy carbs?  This recipe delivers the taste without all the extra bread.  Get excited for this one, its the bomb.  Summer is THE time for burgers, and the season isn’t over just yet ;-).  Lets milk burger season for all its worth, eh?  Enjoy this healthier but just as mouthwatering rendition.

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Zucchini Coconut Bread

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Happy Hump Day!  Get excited!  This recipe is sweet, delicious and ultra healthy.  Its Paleo compliant, grain free, dairy free and sugar free.  Whip up a batch and you’ll have a healthy, tasty treat for tea/coffee time every day this week.  Awesome stuff, eh?

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Coconut Blueberry Pancakes

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Happy weekend!  You know what that means…pancake time!  Here’s a spin on my latest recipe but with blueberries.  Summertime means berry pickin and eatin.  Plus lighter recipes.  This one fits the bill on all accounts.  Light, fluffy, lovely.  Yet grain/gluten free, dairy free and sugar free.  Yum, yum!

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Coconut Tumeric Pancakes

My first coconut flour pancakes!!  I have to say, these are far lighter and fluffier than buckwheat ones are.  Buckwheat pancakes are delectable, filling and bready.  Tasting totally like the real deal, grain and all (yet, without any ;-)).  However the coconut pancakes offer a different texture.  I am loving the lightness to them.

Loaded with majorly healthy ingredients.  To start, coconut flour.  For a short list of health benefits on this gluten free flour alternative, check out this link.

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Second, turmeric.  What’s being touted as a new superfood and for good reason.  To name just a few of the health benefits potentially earned by consuming this spice: can help prevent breast cancer and skin cancer, a natural painkiller, may aid in boosting metabolism, is used in Chinese medicine to treat depression, etc.  Whoa.  Who knew a single spice could be chock full of such power.  For a full list of way cool benefits, check out this link.

Now, how to make these tasty treats:

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Sweet Potato, Bacon and Egg Bowl

Ready for the easiest and tastiest breakfast you’ve ever had?  Here goes.  Just five ingredients needed.  Super healthy, rich, filling, SO yum.  I eat this one several times a week.  And imagine that after sampling it, you might find yourself doing the same ;-)Delicious and keeps you full for hours afterward.

This recipe serves one person so for two people, just double everything.  This entrée is Paleo, Whole30, grain/gluten free, dairy free and sugar free.  Enjoy!!

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