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 Pizza Crust!!

To say that pizza is my favorite food of all time would  be an understatement. I have ABSOLUTELY no self control when it comes to this food.  Hence, I had to create a healthier option for the day when I decide to eat my own weight in pizza. Unfortunately, I attempted to make about 35…

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…

Eating to Starve Cancer?

Did you know you can essentially starve cancer cells? True story. Watch this amazing talk from TED (below). If you don’t have time, I’ll give you the cliff note version. Our body can regulate capillary growth by growing capillaries to heal injures or pruning them back when they are not needed. Abnormal angiogenesis is at the…

Gluten Free BB Brownies

Sounds disgusting, but I promise you these brownies actually taste like chocolate. You cannot even detect the slightest hint of black bean AND the best part is that it’s practically all healthy for you. When I tell people about these brownies, they ask “what’s the point? Why not just have a brownie if you want…

Super Healthy Spinach Dip

One of the BEST appetizer dishes for a party is spinach artichoke dip, which is also one of the highest calorie party appetizers that you could eat. It’s deceivingly unhealthy, because with Spinach and Artichokes in the title, you typically think it can’t be *that* bad. To give you a little perspective, in there is 312…

SUPERBOWL Buffalo Chicken Bites w/Blue Cheese Dip

For those football parties you may or not be attending/throwing,  try making this HEALTHY Buffalo Chicken Wings and Blue Cheese Dip recipe  for Superbowl 2013. Chicken Bites: Ingredients 5 pieces of chicken breast 1.5 cups bread crumbs (use almond flour with 2tsp of italian seasoning for a gluten free/paleo version) 1 tbsp cayenne pepper 1/2…

Skinny Spaghetti (Squash)

My Italian relatives would be utterly and completely devastated if they saw this post, because we (as Italians) live, eat, and breathe pasta. Quite honestly, I can’t be eating all that pasta! It’s delicious while you’re engulfing the entire plate, and then it just sits in your stomach and is carb overload. Ignore this post…

Panzanella (A New Twist on Salad)

Salad.  It can get boring. Especially if you have it everyday of the week. Sometimes, you just need an interestingly delicious lunch to get you through the workday. Panzanella is a twist on a salad that learned from a chef in Venice. Essentially a salad without the lettuce. This recipe is full of fiber and…