Pineapple Coconut Plant Based Granola

I was standing in the Whole Foods cereal/granola aisle reading the ingredients of nearly every “healthy” granola on the shelves… and then I gave up. They weren’t healthy, but they were marketed as healthy with descriptions such as  “gluten-free”, “organic”, “all natural”, and so on. Here’s the thing. Whether it’s granola or any other processed…

Samoas (Caramel deLites) GF, Vegan, Paleo

Gluten-free, vegan, healthy samoas (Caramel deLites)!

Paleo Pumpkin Bread

 Pumpkin everything. Yup. Judge me. After countless Fall seasons, a plethora of sugar laden mixes in the ‘health’ food stores, and numerous failed recipes on the internet, I’ve finally come up with the one. And this one is anything but your BASIC pumpkin bread. One because it’s paleo and two it’s actually healthy. This pumpkin bread is moist (we all hate…

Pumpkin Skinny Spice Latte (Iced and Hot)

Pumpkin Coffee Time. It’s fall and that means one thing… PUMPKIN time. Which means PUMPKIN COFFEEEEEEEEE. My favorite kind of coffee. Literally. It’s a problem. I seriously have to watch myself in the fall, because pumpkin drinks are everywhere and they are usually around 300-600 calories each. Truth.   My all time favorite place is Dunkin Donuts. The pumpkin coffee there only has…

Berry Love Trifle. Dessert BLT.

  Trifles are a staple summertime dessert. They’re sooooo good and so un-nutritious. Yep, made that word up. You love it. You’ll also love- this healthy version of layered goodness. It’s gluten/wheat free and replaces sugary messes with more beneficial messes. You’re going to need to make BAM muffins in a cake form first. But this recipe’s super easy. That’s…

Spinach Souffle

Popeye the Sailor Man. Love that guy. He made me love spinach, which is good for you. Although if I remember correctly, he also smoked a pipe which is not good for you. At all. So it’s  good thing spinach eating the most memorable. This soufflé is super easy… you basically can’t screw it up. I…

Paleo Granola!

My friend gave me this recipe from paleotable.com over the summer, because a bunch of us were trying to eat ‘paleo’ and I was getting so sick of eggs and meat for breakfast.  Most other breakfast options are wheat and dairy, but not this granola. It beats almost every other I’ve tried, and it’s perfect…

Caveman Breakfast Cups

I recently visited my friend Amanda in Seattle (yes we have the same name, taught at the same school, and lived in the same apartment complex just by chance), and while I was visiting, we made these delicious caveman-satisfying breakfast cups for her carnivorous husband. They’re simple and super easy. I usually make them the…

Sunflower Coconut Balls

Yup. Paleo protein balls of coconut and sunflower goodness. That’s all I have to say. Now, go make some: Ingredients: 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1/3 cup sunflower butter 1/2 cup shredded coconut (and some extra to roll the balls in) 1/4 cup chopped dark chocolate (I used dark choc. chips) 2 tbsp honey (maple syrup…

Paleo PANCAKES!

As my friend Jack Johnson sings about making banana pancakes and pretending like it’s the weekend, … break it down, paleo style- Ingredients: 1 mushed ripe banana 1 egg white 1/3 cup almond flour 1/2 cup blueberries 1 tbsp vanilla protein drink (or almond milk will work great as well)  What To Do: 1. Beat mashed banana with…

BAM! (Paleo Gluten Free Banana Apple Muffins)

Gluten free, sugar-free, fake sugar-free, grain free… muffins that taste GOOD. Sidebar: I was at Panera the other day and saw that my favorite the ‘pumpkin muffin’ is 590 calories. That’s A LOT of gym time. This is what happens when there is 2.5 feet of blizzard snow outside waiting to be shoveled, I put…