BEATS – Bacon, egg, avocado & tomato salad

This is a quick and easy recipe for a side dish that I love to pair with meats and fish. It’s similar to the old-school wedge salads but doesn’t have all the fatty and high calorie badness from the Blue Cheese dressing, though it has the same creamy texture thanks to the avocado. And if you’re like us, you … Continue reading

Paleo Jambalaya

This recipe was sent to me from a friend (thanks Kristy!) who said it was delish and easy to make. We’ll be testing it this weekend, but wanted to share in anticipation so I can follow up next week with a review. Enjoy!                  Paleo-friendly Jambalaya (submitted by Kristy Chadderdon) … Continue reading

Carrot, kale, apple and ginger protein smoothie

I know many people who have a hard time eating breakfast in the morning, and though I’ve never ben one of those people, I understand why it’s hard to imagine eating a full meal first thing. So, as I changed up my daily breakfast routine today I thought it might be a good option for those of … Continue reading

Apple, carrot & ginger juice

Thanks to a recent gift from my parents, the fam and I are enjoying some delicious fresh juice on our new Jack LaLanne juicer.  Jack Lalanne was known for his incredible health and endurance and was one of the early pioneers of the benefits of exercising, eating right, and yes, juicing. He’s famous for swimming 1 1/2 miles in … Continue reading

Paleo Smoothie of the day

This is a fave smoothie of mine that helps ward off inflammation and gives a good boost of energy in the morning. For some it’s an acquired taste but I love it; if you find you prefer some almond or rice milk to help add some creaminess to it you can do so, but keep that to a minimum. … Continue reading

Fritata Aleta, easy and delish!

I ran across this recipe in the User-submitted Cookbook from Mark’s Daily Apple and loved it for its ease of making, and the fact that it’s packed with a much needed protein punch in the morning. I always make sure my 7 year old son starts his day with some protein to help fuel his day, and this is one that’s great to … Continue reading

Gluten-free chocolate chip scones

These delish dark chocolate scones are a hit with our non gluten-free friends as well, so you can feel confident serving these yummy little morsels of goodness 🙂 They’re easy to prepare and aren’t overly sweet; using agave nectar and organic dark chocolate chunks, these scones are low glycemic and still pack a yummy little … Continue reading