Arugula Fig Salad with Pecans and Honey Cider Dressing

Arugula is my favorite type of salad. To make it even better, this salad only takes 15 minutes (not even) to make. AND it looks like it’s gourmet (illusions illusions). If you have grilled chicken or salmon, you could always add some on top. This is a great as lunch, dinner, a side dish, appetizer,…

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…

Mighty Meat Stew

It’s MARCH and the cold winter is (unfortunately) still here.  In hopes of improving my mood, I downed some Vitamin D and made this stew.  It’s simple, healthy, and hearty. Essentially you chop up some meat, veggies, pour in some broth, and cook it in the crockpot all day until you get home from work….

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…

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…