Kale & Carrot Crackers

I’ve been on a roll with these cracker recipes lately.  I may not always post about them on my Instagram or have recipes up on my blog (yet), but believe me when I say I’ve been making a lot of my own crackers!  And I’m not complaining.  What better food to recipe test than something nutritious and convenient for snacking?

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Organic Beef Burgers

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw this burger a couple weeks ago.  OMG!  Best. Burger. Ever.  The burger patty was made with organic ground beef and a vast array of veggies.  In combination with mashed avocado, onion, kale, spinach, pickles, a gluten free bread “bun” and a side of purple sweet potato and carrot fries, this was by far the best meal I’ve had in quite some time.  So, today I’m going to share my recipe for these burgers in hopes that you can enjoy a burger food coma of your own 😉

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Red Pepper & Kale Crackers

Afternoon snacking.  Yeah, story of my life!  I’m a huge snacker, which strikes me as funny since I never used to be.  And I also eat relatively large meals.  But none the less, I am a snacker and I am always on the lookout for healthier options to curb my cravings and keep me energized.

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One of my newest obsessions are these crackers.  Simply amazing!  Healthy, low-sugar, filled with veggies and spices and nuts.  They pair excellently with guacamole or hummus and fill that gnawing afternoon hunger.  They are slightly sweet because of the dates and you cannot even taste the kale!

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Chocolate Covered Coconut Bites

Originally, these were going to be caramel bites made with dates and a little bit of coconut.  However, the consistency wasn’t quite right and before I knew it the coconut had taken over!  But not to worry, they tasted great anyway!

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I love chocolate in all shapes and forms and a box of chocolates with various fillings (like the ones you get for Valentine’s Day) is one of my top favorites.  But I rarely eat them because of their high sugar content and long list of unrecognizable ingredients!  These Chocolate Covered Coconut Bites help fill that void.  Made with only 3 ingredients they are a much healthier version of those sinful (yet delicious) boxes of chocolates. Read More

Bell Pepper & Shallot Cauliflower Rice

Have you ever made cauliflower rice?  I’m sure you have.  It’s been pretty popular, especially among people who follow or have heard of the Paleo diet.  But for good reason, as cauliflower rice is not only delicious, but nutritious as well!  Today’s recipe features cauliflower rice made with red and orange bell peppers (hence the orange-ish color) and shallots. Read More

Paleo Poppy Seed Cookies

I have never baked with poppy seeds before.  I don’t even know what inspired me to use this ingredient, but I’m sure glad I did, as these little Paleo Poppy Seed Cookies turned out delicious.  I am not a fan of lemon flavored desserts, which are often put in combination with poppy seeds.  That is probably what has veered me away from using them in the past.  But poppy seeds remind me of spring and sunshine and with all the lovely weather we have been having lately I guess I was destined to make these cookies 🙂 Read More

All About the Salads

I have been eating a lot of salads lately.  Why?  Simply because they have sounded appealing!  A proper salad is filled with fresh, vibrantly colored ingredients, and contains a good serving of carbs, protein and fats; nothing like a wimpy store-bought or depressing restaurant salad.  I’ve had plenty of disappointing salads while eating out.  You know, wilted lettuce, skimpy portion sizes, brown avocado, dressing that is too sweet, missing ingredients, and the list goes on.  While there isn’t a whole lot I can do about a sub-par restaurant salad, I can make a delicious salad at home.

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This post is all about tips for making the perfect salad; from which greens to purchase, how to prep and store them, to a plethora of topping ideas.  Eating a salad shouldn’t leave you hungry and unsatisfied, but rather leave you comfortably full and feeling good!

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Swiss Chard Wraps

I posted these Swiss Chard Wraps on my Instagram last week.  They are basically the best “sandwich” you could ask for 😉

The best thing about a wrap like this, is that there are a million ways to make them.  You can sauté the vegetables (like I did) or simply keep them raw to save time.  You can add any type of meat/protein or none at all.  Condiments like mustard, salad dressing, or mayo can be smothered on your wrap or you can go without.  You can use any variety of large, leafy green.  Like I said, there are so many ways to customize your wrap.

But for the purpose of this post, I’m going to share the ingredients I used for this Swiss Chard Wrap. Read More