Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Muffins

Gingerbread muffins! Seasonal flavors make me excited to eat and I am big fan of muffins. Youfreshnaturals coco-nut butters are so delicious, I had to make their seasonal Dark Chocolate Gingerbread be a part of my recipe. Make these muffins and enjoy the holiday season even more (if that’s possible)! These muffins are not very sweet, so if you like them sweeter add some more maple syrup.   Easy- ***** Fast- **** Spicy- no   Ingredients: 1 cup Dark Chocolate…

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Paleo-Friendly Gift Ideas for the Holidays

It’s that time of year again! The holidays are here and it’s time to start getting gifts for the people in your life. Need some help coming up with a great gift idea for the paleo foodie in your life? You’ve come to the right place! I’ve compiled a list of what I think are great, non-food and food, gift ideas for the paleo foodie┬áin your life.   Non-Food Gifts: 1. Yoga Mat – Yoga is great for your health,…

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Roasted Chive & Onion Cauliflower

I truly love the flavor of the onion family. I recently bought dried chives and dried minced onions. I wanted to roast the cauliflower differently than I normally do, so I thought it would be perfect to use my new spices. This is very easy to make and a great versatile side dish. It tastes amazing and if you’re serving to non-paleo guests it would be great with some grass-fed cheese and bacon mixed in.   Easy- ***** Fast- ****…

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Eggnog Gingerbread Brownies

I love the holiday season! Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love indulging in all the seasonal flavored treats like gingerbread and eggnog. In this recipe, I’ve combined my two favorites: gingerbread and eggnog together to make brownies. I always used to go to Starbucks and get gingerbread lattes, so I’m definitely going to create a healthier version of that too. I’m almost done with my Christmas shopping as well. I can’t wait to get a tree, wrap all the…

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Shredded Chicken with Red Sauce over Spaghetti Squash

If I’m being totally honest here, I got the idea to add butter to my sauce from watching the Showtime show Episodes with Matt LeBlanc. His character makes his red sauce with butter, and I thought that probably tastes amazing and since grass-fed butter is great for your health, I gave it a try. This recipe is extremely easy to make and requires virtually no skill. Most of my recipes are easy like that because I am not a natural-born…

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Pumpkin Spice Brownies

Who doesn’t like brownies? Everyone does. Even people who claim to not like brownies will still eat them (I used to be one of those people). I wanted to get in another pumpkin recipe before it changes to gingerbread & eggnog season, so I thought to combine pumpkin and brownies. If you look around the stores during fall, you can see pumpkin flavor in just about everything, but most of those items are made artificially. This pumpkin spice brownies recipe…

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Mustard Herb Beef

So, it’s getting really cold outside now, which I hate. I can’t deal with the winter. I would really love to move to the west coast, like San Diego, California. That would be awesome. Anyway, when the weather gets colder I tend to make a lot more crockpot meals. Before I was paleo, I used to go out to Japanese hibatchi restaurants and get beef with the mustard dipping sauce. Since then, I like to eat mustard with beef. I…

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Roasted Duck Fat Potatoes

I used to always roast my potatoes with olive oil. I came across duck fat while food shopping one day & decided to try using it on my potatoes instead of olive oil. They came out fantastic and I never used olive oil again! Everyone I have made these for has become obsessed as well. This recipe is so easy and perfect for serving to non-paleo guests! Some argue that only sweet potatoes are allowed on paleo, but that is…

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Shaved Brussels Sprouts

This is a great side dish to serve for Thanksgiving dinner! This dish goes very well with turkey & potatoes. The bacon fat gives it the perfect flavor. This is a comforting dish that is super delicious & healthy! Look for packs of shaved brussels sprouts; if you cannot find this you can chop up brussels sprouts in the food processor. This dish can be made in less than 20 minutes and is strict paleo as well. I am serving…

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Pumpkin Spice Coffee

  Before I became paleo I was obsessed with Pumpkin Lattes from Dunkin Donuts & Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks. I always looked forward to fall and enjoying the specialty coffees. Now that I know those lattes are full of junk, I make my own. I personally don’t put the maple syrup in because I enjoy it fine without the sweetener. This coffee is my favorite part of the morning!   Easy- ***** Fast- ***** Spicy- no   Ingredients: 2…

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Hey you! My name is Jill and I'm a Nutritional Therapy Consultant. Since discovering paleo back in 2012, nutrition/wellness/fitness have become my passions. I used to be a cigarette smoker, fast food eater, and completely sedentary party girl. So, trust me, I've been there. I get it. I know change is hard. That's what I'm here for- to help you change your lifestyle & feel the best you possibly can!
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