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Healthy Chocolate Carob Chips [paleo, AIP, dairy-free]

Healthy Chocolate Carob Chips [paleo, AIP, dairy-free]

Mmmm... chocolate (or for me, right now: mmm... chocolate carob chips!)  Is this how you react too?  I have always been a chocolate lover.  My parents (more specifically, my mom) kinda raised me this way.  Growing up, I can guess that I had chocolate in one form or another every single day.  And I still love it!  You'd think I'd get bored of it, right?  Well... not the case.

Healthy French Fries: Fried Plantain [paleo, gluten-free, AIP]

Healthy French Fries: Fried Plantain [paleo, gluten-free, AIP]

I'm going to say right off bat that I'm completely okay with white potatoes... As long as that glucose is being used in the body and not just being packed away into fat cells.  That being said, there are times when I do not need the extra simple sugars from white potatoes and green plantains would be more beneficial for me.

Healthy Taco Salad with Plantain Chips [paleo, corn-free, gluten-free]

Healthy Taco Salad with Plantain Chips [paleo, corn-free, gluten-free]

Oooh man... a healthy taco salad??  Yes, please! So this has seriously been my go-to dinner for the past couple months.  So. Dang. Delicious!  And just as easy to put together!  I've always been a fan of tacos and nachos, but ever since I found out that my body doesn't appreciate corn (and therefore lovely tortilla chips) I'd been missing that wonderful "crunch" in my taco salads.  Then I found about plantain chips... and OMG.  Plantain chips are

Nourishing Traditions: The What, Why, and How of Healthy Eating

Nourishing Traditions: The What, Why, and How of Healthy Eating

Some of you may already know, but I am currently in the middle of a nutrition consultant course through the Nutritional Therapy Association.  If you haven't heard of them before, you should know that they are real-food advocates who follow the teaching of Dr. Weston A. Price.  So far, the course has been an amazing experience!  With all the reading and writing I have been doing, I have definitely been slacking on getting my blog posts up.  But I thought, if I find this all fascinating, then maybe, just maybe, you will too!  So here it is. 

How To Stay On Track Through The Holidays (Without Losing Your Mind)

How To Stay On Track Through The Holidays (Without Losing Your Mind)

Hey guys!  I put this little cheat-sheet together as part of a nutrition seminar I had with some of my clients, and thought maybe you could benefit from it as well.  It's just a few tips and tricks to stay on track through the holidays without 1) gaining weight, 2) going crazy with stress and/or guilt, and 3) falling off the healthy bandwagon you've worked so hard to stay on. 

15 Healthy Lifestyle Tips: How to Get and Stay Healthy

15 Healthy Lifestyle Tips: How to Get and Stay Healthy

This is a list of 15 healthy lifestyle tips that I hand out to all my clients.  Some of these may seem like common sense, but others you might be learning for the first time.  Even so, we all forget about getting back to the basics when it comes to healthy living.  We want there to be only one thing we need to change that is keeping us from our health goals, but unfortunately that's not how our bodies are designed to work.  Our bodies are very complex and need support with everything we do from food to fitness to sleep.

Crockpot Apple Bacon Pork Tenderloin [paleo]

Crockpot Apple Bacon Pork Tenderloin [paleo]

When I first saw a recipe that combined bacon and apples, I was a bit skeptical.  But I kept seeing more...  Apparently, bacon and apples go well with just about any meat!  So, I decided to try my own version of a recipe that combined bacon and apples along with some delicious pork tenderloin.  And... I'm so glad I gave it a try!  Because that's when crockpot apple bacon pork was born.  I love this recipe and I know you will, too!