Paleo Blueberry Buckle Cake

Oh my gosh, is this stuff tasty!  Initially I worried about it being a bit bland or of an odd texture, as its made with almond and coconut flours.  However, the end result was a moist, cinnamon-y, lightly sweet, blueberry laden, divine cake!  Or, blueberry buckle, if you will.

While slightly involved, its overall, an easy one to toss together.  A fun interplay of textures going on here too, with the crunch of walnuts on top, the spongy cake texture, the burst of fresh berries on biting into them.

On whipping this up, you will be gifted with having something scrumptious to accompany your wintery warm drinks with each afternoon for the week.  Enjoy!

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Apple Nachos

Dessert nachos!  I realize this is a bit of a cheat recipe, given there arent really instructions needed.  Still, I hadn’t considered this as a snack possibility until stumbling upon it online, then, like a light bulb, found myself delighted and excited by this new snack idea.  Its surprisingly very satisfying.

And the topping ideas, despite my photo only showing one variety, are endless.

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Green Get-Glowing Vegan Soup

Ready to get glowing and lean with this green, flavorful, light, satisfying and scrumptious soup?  Its an easy one to make (throw everything in a pot, let it simmer for a bit, then emulsify and you are good to go).  Its also gluten/grain free, lactose free, sugar free, paleo, and vegan.

How to whip up this wonderful dish…

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Healthy Small Bites for Snacking

Hi all,

Most of the items on offering for usual snacking, as well as know, are not great for ones health.  Chips, candy, even most granola bars which, though claim to be healthy, are loaded with sugar and carbs.

Here is a list of snacks you can feel good about reaching for, which dont hit your health with the damage that most of the others out there do:

 

The chocolate on these crunchy almonds is surprisingly delicious.  Rich, decadent, though a healthy snack for nibbling on.  So yum.

 

These bars are my favorite to date.  They are chewy, oatey, and gluten free.  The triple berry flavor is also delish.

 

This stuff is AMAZING with Greek yogurt.  I cant get enough.

 

Like Goldfish or Cheezits, but without the grain/gluten/wheat!

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Paleo Fish Tacos

Tacos are one of the best dishes on the planet.  However, in consuming a diet largely void of grains/wheat/bread, this makes continuing my love affair with said hand held treat a tough one.  However, to my relief and thrill, I found the most delicious recipe.  Granted, these are more toastados than taco, but man oh man, are they tasty.  Totally on par with and hitting the taco spot, though without the bad-for-your-body ingredients.

Grain/gluten free, lactose free, sugar free, these are a homey, scrumptious meal that is also awesome for your health!

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Most Delicious, Healthy Desserts

Hi all you fellow dessert devotees,

Get excited!  A round-up of my own personal favorite healthy(ier) dessert recipes, for your viewing and sampling pleasure.  These are the ones I personally find the most satisfying and scrumptious, the treats I typically crave.

Hoping many others will find their next, new, much adored sweet treat on here 😀

Enjoy!

And please, whomever does take the time to try a recipe, would love to hear feedback on how it came out!

Better yet, snap a photo of your creation and send it my way.  I will post the best photos received!

(Click the name of the dish to get the recipe and start eating!)

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Blackberry Poppyseed Cheesecake (sweetened with only honey, and gluten free)
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Matcha cheesecake (sweetened with only honey, and can be gluten free)
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Country Livin Sweet Potato Pie (lower in sugar)
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Greek yogurt chocolate mousse pie (gluten free and low in sugar)
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Pumpkin Pie Paleo Pancakes (gluten free, sugar free, and dairy free)
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Pumpkin cinnamon chia oatmeal (gluten free, dairy free, and sweetened with honey)

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Drink me! The best sips for superb health.

water

Water.  Seems so obvious that it isn’t worth mentioning, but, the vast majority of us do not drink nearly enough.  In fact, most people going through their days at least semi-dehydrated and not knowing it.  Drinking water is crucial to maintain all your bodies systems in functioning properly.  It energizes your muscles.  Water keeps your skin moist and supple.  It maintains normal bowel functioning, as well as keeps your kidneys working well.

 

green tea

Green tea is grand for your health in countless ways.  It can improve brain function and help make you sharper, increases fat burning and improves physical performance, may lower risks of certain types of cancer, can decrease your risk of Alzheimer and Parkinson, improves dental health, assists in strengthening immune system, can help lower risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, as well as many extend life.  This is a drink worth acquiring a taste for on a daily basis.

 

milks

Non dairy milks.  Think almond, cashew, coconut milk, and macadamia milk.  Just beware loads of added sugar.  Go with unsweetened versions.  These are loaded with good for your body fats and ingredients which help your body function at its best.

 

pomegranate

Pomegranate Juice.  This one packs an antioxidant punch.  Research shows it may help prevent inflammation, heart disease, and cancer.  Its also great for your skin.  Just beware, many pomegranate juices have loads of added sugar.  You want pure pomegranate juice, nothing else.

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Throwback: Top 5 Recipes in every category.

Hi all you fabulous fellow foodies,

In tune with the New Year and all the resolutions swirling about in peoples minds and intention towards their healthiest, best selves in 2019, here are some personal top 5 most loved recipes in each Sweet. Raw. Free. category!

Note: Click the name of any recipe to be taken to its corresponding recipe page!

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Hot Health Reads for the New Year!

In tune with the healthier, “new” you for 2019, here are some of the hottest health reads on which you can count on with leading you towards your healthiest, most glowing, feel awesome self!

 

hungry for change

There has been significant discussion of shifting knowledge and new research coming to light about what are truly healthful foods for us to be consuming, versus what are more harmful items to be eating.  We hear it all, especially certain contradictory messages, from meat as being terrible for our hearts, to then our being encouraged to consume such in abundance.  What might be the truth?  How can we decipher what is good for us or not?  This can be a tough thing to parse out, as the topic of nutrition is such a wide ranging and ever expanding one, with new research coming to light almost weekly on such.  For assistance with understanding nutrition, this can be a great introductory read: Hungry for Change: Ditch the Diets, Conquer the Cravings, and Eat your way to Lifelong Health” by James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch.

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Healthier Chocolate Mousse

Who doesnt love the whipped, light-as-air, though decadent and rich taste of chocolate mousse?  Non-chocolate lovers aside, this tends to be a universal crowd pleaser.  To me, chocolate mousse is romantic nights in.  Its sexy and sensual.  Wintery nights holed up by the fire.  An extravagant ending to your meal, simple in appearance, though one that wows in taste.  Behold, my version of chocolate mousse, though with no added refined sugar.

Super easy to make, tasting indulgent and delicious, though with something like half the usual amount of sugar in traditional chocolate mousse recipes.  A sweet treat worth getting psyched about, to be sure.

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