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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.

Reduce Inflammation Naturally - Top 15 Natural Remedies for Reducing Pain and Inflammation

Reduce Inflammation Naturally - Top 15 Natural Remedies for Reducing Pain and Inflammation

Inflammation.  Inflammation is one of those things that gets tossed around by mainstream medicine -- as if it's not that big of a deal.  I mean so many people suffer with it on a daily basis, it can't be that bad, right?  What's common is normal?  Umm no.  Cause here's the thing... it IS a big deal.  Whether this inflammation is from poor diet, injuries, less-than-optimal digestive system, allergies, etc. etc., it affects our entire well-being and how our day will look.  It's a message our bodies sends to tell us it needs support!  And it's important that we reduce inflammation naturally.

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!

Best Paleo Vanilla Ice Cream [paleo, dairy-free, gluten-free]

Best Paleo Vanilla Ice Cream [paleo, dairy-free, gluten-free]

Have you ever had a craving for one of the worst desserts you could imagine?  Yeah, I'm right there with you.  I'm a huge sucker for some creamy ice cream... I grew up eating it practically every single night!  But it's hard to find a good, easy dessert recipe that won't make you feel terrible.  Or that you're just eating junk.  Or one that satisfies your cravings.  So I'm here to share with you today a simple paleo vanilla ice cream recipe that will not only satisfy your ice cream cravings, but will also give you some added nutrients!  Can't beat that, now can you?

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.

Homemade Taco Seasoning [paleo, sugar-free, filler-free]

Homemade Taco Seasoning [paleo, sugar-free, filler-free]

Here's a simple taco seasoning recipe for ya!  I almost always have this mix in my pantry.  My favorite recipe to use it with is your average (yet delicious!) taco salad OR check out my new Chicken Lime Taco Salad for a little twist!  Super simple and cheap to make with absolutely NO fillers.  Try it out!