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!
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
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
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.
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!
One of my favorite things about the weekend is spending a few extra minutes cooking breakfast and then sitting down at the table with my boys and enjoying our meal. I usually make pancakes on Saturday mornings, but this past weekend I decided to mix things up a bit and made crepes instead. This recipe is grain-free and Paleo friendly, perfect for a healthy breakfast! Read More
I used to be the best sleeper. I never had issues falling asleep. I maybe woke up once or twice during the middle of the night in between sleep cycles and then effortlessly fell back asleep. I would wake each morning at the same time without an alarm, feeling refreshed and ready for a new day. Well, having a child changed ALL that!
I have struggled with sleep on and off since the birth of my son back in September 2014. Over time, I have found a few things that work for me and have gotten my sleep back on track. Unfortunately, my son still doesn’t sleep through the night (I know, right?) but following a few sleep “rules” I am able to effortlessly fall back asleep after waking with him.
So, here are my personal tips for getting better sleep:
*Note, these are tips that have helped me, personally. I am not a doctor or nutritionist or health expert. Just a mommy sharing what has helped me improve my own sleep 🙂
Do you have trouble sleeping? Are there any tips you have for a good night’s sleep?
Stir-fries are great meal options because they are quick and simple. As long as you have some sort of meat and a few different veggies in your fridge, then you are good to go! But what really makes a great stir-fry is the sauce and flavorings you use. This Chicken Stir-Fry recipe uses my go-to sauce that tastes good with any combination of meat and/or veggies.
I love baking with plantains. They are the perfect ingredient for creating a grain-free, egg-free, and nut-free recipe because they form a cohesive dough that binds together and bakes into a dense, moist treat! If you use plantains before they ripen, they have a very mild taste; making it easy to highlight whatever flavor you are looking for.
My recipe for plantain brownies is made using just 4 ingredients: plantains, pitted dates, cocoa powder and protein powder. This recipe is low in sugar, but if you have a preference for sweeter desserts you can always add more dates, or any sweetener of your choice. Read More