10 Best Paleo Snacks

Just because you are eating a healthy Paleo diet, doesn’t mean you can’t have delicious snacks. Actually, it’s even more important to have healing snacks when you are on a healthy eating journey! Here’s my list of the 10 best paleo snacks.

 

1. Beet Hummus 

I follow a Paleo diet, but I do eat chickpeas. There’s a big debate over whether chickpeas are truly Paleo. If you stay away from beans and legumes, then this may not be for you. But, let me tell you, this will heal you and make you happy. This creamy delicious spread literally takes 5 minutes to make. Make a batch, pack it into small containers, and keep them in your fridge. Grab one when you want a little snack at home or take one to the office. The beets will give you energy and are great for your blood and  circulation, and the …

Paleo Meals To Go

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Good paleo meals to go have finally become a real thing! These have great healthy ingredients, are made by adding water, and they will keep you satisfied for a long time! Finally!

If I had a nickel for every client who has asked me if there are any good, easy, instant paleo meal options available, well, I’d have a lot of nickels!

I pride myself with being able to answer every question each one of my clients asks. If I don’t know the answer, I will research it until there is no more research to be done. Yeah… I’m a research nerd, but I just love having all of the answers, especially if there’s a question that so many of you are asking.

So, when so many of you started asking me about healthy or Paleo or Whole30 meals that you could take with you …

What You Should Eat This Fall

Fall is the best season for fruits and vegetables! And, since eating seasonally is so important for your health, read on to see what you should eat this fall.

Fall has always been my favorite season. Since I was a child, I always loved the way the energy felt as soon as September hit. Back then, I was one of those geeks who loved shopping for school supplies and was happy summer was ending. And, when I became a parent, I relived those days through my kids (even though I was much happier than they were to organize their school supplies)…

Today, I still love fall. But now, instead of it being about school supplies and new school clothes, it’s all about the food. And oh my, the abundance of great fruits and veggies never disappoints.

If you don’t usually spend time at your local farmers market, you just have …

10 Breakfasts To Boost Your Energy

If you get tired during the day, chances are you are not eating the right things for breakfast. These 10 breakfasts to boost your energy are simple, healing, and may even change your life a bit.

How awesome would it be to have enough energy during the day so that you don’t get a mid-morning slump or that mid-afternoon crankiness? I can tell you from experience that it feels amazing.

If you are one of the many people who need an energy boost, starting with the correct foods for breakfast is the intelligent way to go. Yeah, I know… you’ve been eating healthy and you have your easy breakfast go-to’s… but if you find yourself hungry (or hangry) before lunch or you feel like you want a nap in the afternoon, you’re not doing it right and it’s time for a change.

I Used To Have No Energy…

I remember …

The Least Painful Way To Do A Detox Diet

Okay. You’re ready. Today is day one. You are going to eat clean but first you need to detox. There are many ways to do this, but this is the least painful way to do a detox diet… and you may even enjoy it!

Just the word “detox” makes people uncomfortable. Years ago, detox was a word that was only used in conjunction with drug or alcohol indulgence. It makes total sense — if you think about it — that the detoxification process should be applied to foods too.

I mean, if food is medicine — which it is — that if you ingest the wrong foods/medicines, you will need to get these out of your system, just like you would have to get drugs and alcohol out of your system.

You may not want to hear this, but detoxing from foods can be as challenging as detoxing from other …

2 Things To Help You Lose Weight Without Being Hungry

Nobody likes being hungry. And when you are on a restrictive diet, your hunger pangs seem to get worse.  Keep reading to learn 2 things to help you lose weight without being hungry.

You’re all ready to start your new food plan. Today is Day One. You are pumped. You stock your fridge and your pantry with all of the right things. You’ve read up on your plan and you are following an expert’s advice. You made it through breakfast and all is right with the world.

It’s 11:00 am. And you are starving.

Part of this may be because you really are restricting your calories.

Part of this may be in your mind… I mean, let’s face it, as soon as your brain knows you are “dieting”, all you want is the food you shouldn’t be having.

And, part of it may be that you are not moving …

7 Sweeteners That Are Actually Healthy

Artificial sweeteners are terrible for you. White sugar is bad also. So, which sweeteners can you use? Keep reading for the 7 sweeteners that are actually healthy.

Most of the times when I write these articles to help you with what’s healthy and what’s not, it’s pretty cut and dried. I usually know, without a doubt, what to include on the healthy list. I’m going to tell you up front right now, that this one is not so simple. There are lots of differing opinions and so many different research studies…

If I were writing about the six sweeteners you can use, I’d be 100 percent sure of my list. It’s the 7th sweetener on the list that causes me issue.

I like to use food as fuel; food as medicine. And, with the first 6 sweeteners on this list, that’s exactly the case. They are fantastic. They taste great. …

5 Health Benefits Of Yams And Sweet Potatoes

Some vegetables are delicious and other vegetables are healing. These tubers are both! Keep reading to learn about the top 5 health benefits of yams and sweet potatoes…

There are lots of vegetables that we eat just because we know we should. Just because they are healthy. Just because the research shows that you just have to eat them.

Sweet potatoes and yams do not fall into this category. Nobody has to force or convince you to eat a yam or a sweet potato.  I think you’d be hard pressed to find too many people who are eating these root veggies just because they are healthy. In fact, I don’t think I’d be exaggerating if I said that whenever you see someone eating a sweet potato or a yam, they are eating it — relishing it with gusto —  because it’s delicious.

It’s a great perk that …

30 Quick Meals To Heal You This Month

Make one of these meals each day this month, and you will be a new person… food really is medicine! Scroll down for 30 quick meals to heal you this month. Let’s get cooking and you’ll see how much more energy you will have, how your digestion will improve, how you will sleep better, how your mood will be lifted, and how your health conditions will start to melt away…

Each one of these meals will heal different conditions in your body and each one can be on the table in 30 minutes or less. If you commit to making one meal each day for 30 days, you will be on the road to looking and feeling healthy and youthful.

Do you remember when you used to have the energy to want to do so many things? Remember when your skin was glowing and healthy? Remember what life was like …

5 Grain Free Flours You Will Love

Living a grain free life means reducing your inflammation and feeling better. Simple concept. Not so simple to do, unless you know about the 5 grain free flours you will love… they make for some awesome desserts!

I am of the belief that there is no reason for anyone to eat a lot of grains. Certainly, there is no reason to ever eat unhealthy, unsprouted flours and grains. Okay, I realize that maybe I’m going a little overboard here…

But, when you know that all grains (not just gluten) can create inflammation in your body, and that inflammation causes digestive problems, aches and pains, illness, and weight gain… the drama is appropriate!

With all of the awesome grain substitutes and grain free flours available today, why would you infuse your body — your temple — with food that’s likely to make you sick. Come on, you deserve better than that!…