lunch

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

Sweet Potato Skillet with Bacon [paleo, gluten-free]

Sweet Potato Skillet with Bacon [paleo, gluten-free]

I looked high and low for a recipe I thought my husband would enjoy that wasn't a mock Chinese dish (which is more his style…).  I also was hoping to find a recipe that would force me to use my cast iron pan that's been locked up in a cabinet for some time now.  So I found this sweet potato skillet and decided to give it a go!

Crock Pot Paleo Spaghetti with Pork Meat Sauce [paleo, gluten-free, sugar-free]

Crock Pot Paleo Spaghetti with Pork Meat Sauce [paleo, gluten-free, sugar-free]

Are you like me and just LOVE a good bowl of spaghetti?  Oh. M. Gee.  I could seriously eat it every day (as long as there's a hunk of meat in it)...!  But because I don't love consuming processed noodles (occasionally I'll use rice noddles in a jiffy), I almost always make it with a good ole nutritious spaghetti squash - the paleo spaghetti way!  No, it may not taste the same (though you seriously get used to it fast...!) or have the same texture as noodles BUT it is so much healthier for ya and you'll soon fall in love with your new guilt-free pasta (: I don't know if I've told you before, but I'm seriously no cook...  I don't love cooking, and I like cleaning the used dishes even less.  So this is another "prep it and forget it" recipe to make life easier.  One of my go-to recipes. 

Chicken Lime Healthy Taco Salad [paleo, gluten-free]

Chicken Lime Healthy Taco Salad [paleo, gluten-free]

New recipe!  Simple, delicious, and packed with protein.  A true healthy taco salad – none of those fried shells or chips in this recipe (: But it’s so good you won’t need any!  With just a hint of lime, this recipe adds a little fiesta flare to your day.

Slow Cooker Carnitas [paleo]

Slow Cooker Carnitas [paleo]

Slow Cooker Carnitas.... Mmmm.  My mouth is watering as I type!  This recipe is definitely one of my go-tos.  Absolutely a favorite!  Plus, it's simple to make, healthy, and there is always leftovers -- how can you say "no" to that?  If you're looking for a "set and forget" recipe, then this is for you!

Real Food Kitchen Staples: What to Eat to Stay Healthy and Fit

Real Food Kitchen Staples:  What to Eat to Stay Healthy and Fit

Want to know exactly what I keep stocked in my real food kitchen?  Well, here's a sneak peak just for you!  If you haven't already downloaded my Quick Guide to: Real Food, get it HERE!  There are more options in my quick guide than on this post - this post just gives you a little insight as to what I like to have on hand at (almost) all times in my kitchen.  Here you go!

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes [paleo]

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes [paleo]

Now don't get me wrong... I'm perfectly fine with some REAL mashed potatoes every now and then, but sometimes you just don't want (or need) the extra simple carbs.  That's the perfect time to substitute those mashed potatoes with cauli-potatoes (aka cauliflower mashed potatoes)!  They are still creamy, tasty, and goes great with any dish! (and yes, they taste better than they look...(:)