Posts in Paleo
Eating Healthy While Dining Out

Going to restaurants and eating out is an undeniably fun experience; tasty new foods, no cooking, socializing with friends or family, and no cleanup either! Although the fun can sometimes turn into a drag if you’re trying to eat healthy or on a “diet”. Worrying about what you’re going to eat, or feeling guilty afterwards might overshadow the fun. Restaurants aren’t notorious for their healthy options, but that doesn’t mean you have to abandon your goals or feel bad (physically or mentally) after going out to eat. With some ingenuity, fearlessness and know-how, you can manage to not feel deprived and keep enjoying going out to eat while doing it healthfully.

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Micronutrients & Why They Are So Important

We're taking a deep dive into one of the most important and essential lessons of nutrition today...micronutrients! What are micronutrients? Micronutrients are the essential vitamins and minerals the body needs to function. Energy metabolism, formation of cells and tissues, and enzymatic reactions all depend on vitamins and minerals, or micronutrients.

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Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Let’s be honest, breakfast can be a challenge. I’ll be the first to admit, finding a balanced breakfast with good fat, protein and carbohydrates is hard. But, when you learn some tricks and new ideas, it becomes much easier to get a breakfast that’s satiating, healthy and satisfying! I know I’m not the only one that struggles with breakfast; I hear from people all the time that this morning meal is their biggest stumbling block to healthier eating.

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11 Secrets To Making Healthy Eating Easier

Trust me when I say that I know making the shift to healthy eating isn’t always easy. I have most certainly been there. No matter what your motivation is for making a shift to your diet, consider these tips on how to start eating healthier!

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How to Lose Weight The Healthy Way

So, you want to lose weight…?It’s January, and chances are either you, or someone you know is trying to lose weight this year. With so much misinformation about weight loss out there it can be daunting to know where to start or how to set a realistic weight loss goal.

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My Favorite Nutrition and Paleo Websites

When I first starting eating healthier and discovered paleo/primal food, I read a ton of different blogs. That was the primary way I learned about the grain-free life, learned how to cook, and most importantly, learned that eating this way is actually really delicious! Nowadays there are A LOT of great blogs out there, but I still have my favorites that I constantly return to for inspiration and food ideas.

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Everyday Quick and Easy Meatballs

Meatballs are the perfect easy protein source to keep on hand during the week. Portable enough for lunches, but satiating enough for dinner. You can get very creative with meatballs, varying the flavor with different spices, herbs and meats, but this recipe I am sharing is my go-to for meatballs that I will use for a variety of different meals. They compliment many dishes and aren’t too spicy or complicated. I used ground beef for these meatballs and they turned out great. Tasty and satisfying!

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Grain-Free Pumpkin Bread

Yes, it's that time of year when everything pumpkin is making its return!

I made this pumpkin spiced bread from Danielle Walker's site Against All Grain, and it's very tasty! Plus, it's grain free (and therefore gluten-free), takes only a few minutes to put together and is free of many common allergens, junky ingredients and additives. I added some dark chocolate chips on the top, just because a treat is not a real treat to me unless it has chocolate involved. 

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How To Build A Healthy Smoothie

Smoothies are one of my favorite go-to quick, healthy snacks or meal options! They're fast, taste great, portable and can be a great "vehicle" for nutrients. However, there is a right and wrong way to build a smoothie when it comes to nutrients and how it affects our blood sugar. Lots of "smoothies" should actually be considered "milk shakes" with the amount of sugar and empty carbohydrates in them. You want your smoothie to be macro nutrient balanced: protein, fat and carbohydrates just like any other meal or snack you eat.Let's clear up the confusion and let me show you how to put together a smoothie that is satiating, nourishing and won't spike your blood sugar!

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Healthy Finds At Target

I was walking around the grocery section at everyone's favorite store, Target the other day and was pleasantly surprised by the amount of healthy, real-food options they now carry! I A major road block to healthy eating is availability of healthier and nutritious foods, I hear it all the time from people. However, I know it's possible! It's becoming easier and easier to find healthy options, which is great news for you and I, but for people who are maybe somewhat less nutrition savvy and are being exposed to healthier foods in a more traditional grocery store.

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Paleo Explained

If you are reading this blog, you are most likely interested or have at least heard of the term “Paleo diet”. Also known as the caveman, primal or ancestral diet. There are variances between each of these terms, but the basic premise is the same. The foods that make up these diets are those foods that our ancestors who roamed the land about 2.6 million years ago had access to in their natural environments. This means meat in all its forms, plants, fruits, fats and oils, nuts and seeds and limited natural sweeteners. 

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