The Paleo diet was first brought into the spotlight by Loren Cordain, PhD, one of the world’s leading experts on the Paleolithic diet, and author of the best-selling book “The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Food You Were Designed to Eat.” Dr. Cordain’s extensive research focused on the evolutionary and anthropological basis for dietary health and the links between modern diets and disease.
Recently, the Paleo diet has surged in popularity. Also known as the primal diet, caveman diet, Stone Age diet, or hunter-gatherer diet, it consists of fresh vegetables, fruits, roots, nuts, wild fish, free-range poultry, and grass-fed meat. It excludes all grains, legumes, dairy products, refined sugars, and processed oils. The modern Paleo diet is a whole lifestyle of particular foods and exercise, and it has many interpretations.
I can’t live without traditional fluffy potatoes! But now we have 4 big problems: 1) White potatoes are high in carbs, low in nutrients. They spike blood sugar and invite weight gain. 2) Nightshade intolerance is more common. 3) GMO potatoes are here! 4) The Paleo diet doesn’t include white potatoes. So I decided to test 6 different veggies to find a tastier, healthier alternative
This easy seasonal favorite will warm your heart and fill your home with the scent of baked apples and cinnamon. Why bewitched? Well, it’s spiked with a tantalizing Italian liqueur of herbs and spices called Strega, which means Witch! Think golden velvet, sweet mint, anise, juniper, fennel, and many other herbs.
Crunchy on the outside, soft & chewy on the inside, these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are a MUST any time of year! They’re a genuine improvement on regular Chocolate Chip Cookies with the addition of pumpkin and spices. Like all my sweets, these cookies won’t cause a blood sugar spike or added pounds, if you use the suggested natural
There’s nothing more traditional for Rosh Hashanah than apples and honey. However this is NOT your grandmother’s apple cake. While enjoying familiar traditions, this gluten-free recipe integrates surprising methods and healthy ingredients, to yield a cake so moist and luscious, you’ll never miss the sugar or flour. I love honey, but it sends my blood sugar
In a panic running late, I needed a quick sauce for dinner. This miracle happened, and it’s a winner! Looks and tastes like Italian tomato sauce, except it’s pure fresh veggies you have on hand. Wow! Pour it on Zoodles, Coconut Chicken, or Meatloaf. It’s nightshade free and deeelicious! I love my satisfying No-Tomato Sauce, but it takes time
The easiest and most flavorful chicken I ever tasted, with just 5 ingredients. Yup, it tastes like fried chicken, except it’s oven-baked and healthy, perfect for every-body, including alternative diets. Look for non-GMO or organic chicken for the best flavor and healthier birds. This chicken tastes amazing with Instant Red Sauce!
Homemade apple butter tastes fantastic on toast or pancakes! This creamy butter is ridiculously easy to make – just blend and enjoy with toasted Flourless Blender Bread or any of my other healthy breads. The secret to it’s luscious flavor and thick texture is pure coconut butter. Sadly, commercial jams contain sugars, GMO’s and pesticides.
My body is asking for veggies today – and this crunchy mixture is my absolute favorite! Quick, colorful, and unbelievably delicious with this blended Yogurt Herb Dressing. If your digestion is delicate, you can steam the veggies lightly in a steamer for 2-3 minutes, so they’re partly cooked
This flavorful mélange will make any salad irresistible. It’s so easy, just blend fresh lemon with herbs. I love this dressing with crispy Rainbow Salad. Pumpkin seeds contain free-radical scavenging phytosterols that – yes – make you sexy! Flaxseed oil adds Omega-3 nutrition. Raw garlic gives flavor and anti-bacterial properties.
This luscious stir-fry will blow you away! It’s so easy to make, with a delicate Asian flavor, one of my most flexible recipes. And if you slice the veggies beforehand, this is a quick 10-minute nutritious meal. Try it with Nutty Cauliflower Rice. Meat is optional. Cruciferous veggies will make you strong! Their family includes Broccoli, Cauliflower, Bok choy,
A fabulicious side dish, this easy cauliflower rice is tasty and low in carbs so it won’t go to your waistline. Make it in just 5 minutes, far quicker and much healthier than rice. Its deep, satisfying flavor tastes something like Cajun dirty rice, except it is milder and nightshade-free, Hooray! Try it with Cruciferous Veggie Stir-fry!
Authentic rugelach is irresistible, crispy cream cheese dough rolled with nuts and jam. Rugelach means “rolled bites” or “little twists” in Yiddish. This Paleo version is every bit as tempting, but free of grains and dairy, with coconut and lemon instead of cream cheese. Heads up, this is a non-traditional recipe, with a surprisingly delectable flavor and texture.
Everybody loves a slushy when it’s hot outside! Blend them in just 5 minutes with whole fruit, which is WAY healthier than juice! Store-bought fruit juices are heat processed, stripped of fiber, acidifying, glycemic, tasteless, and low in nutrients. These thick slushies use whole fruit including fiber, blended all together with ice.
Everyone deserves brownies! These babies are especially for folks who don’t do dairy or eggs. They’re high in real food flavor, and ALL my taste-testers give them rave reviews. The secret to the rich taste and chewy texture of these grain-free flourless brownies is avocado, sweet potato, apple, and chia seeds, which help to bind the bars together.
Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, this super-easy favorite is satisfying and highly nutritious. The key to scrumptious flavor and off the charts nutrition is your BROTH! Most Asian restaurants use chemical broths, GMO-fed meat, and rice noodles, all low in nutrients. However this recipe is 100% real food, non-GMO, and grain-free! Zoodles are zucchini noodles,
Whenever I find good quality wild salmon, I make these delectable cakes! They’re easy to prepare and super-tasty for breakfast, lunch or dinner, loaded with protein and omega-3 nutrition. You can make them with other wild fish such as sea bass, halibut, or true cod. I sometimes bake them in the oven, however if you’re in a hurry they cook faster
Soda Bread is surprisingly easy and versatile, a simple staple that has stood the test of time as an Irish classic. A yeast-free, no fuss bread, this is my kind of recipe! Almond meal, chia seeds and eggs make a texture much like traditional bread, and it’s grain-free for those of you who miss your comfort foods. It came out moist and delicious
OK, I confess, I’ve been doing raw milkshakes every day for several months, and guess what? My aches and pains are gone, I feel more energy, my skin spots have vanished, I sleep better. If you’ve never tasted the flavor of raw milk, you’re in for a treat! Smooth, creamy, sweet, life-giving, deeply nutritious, and satisfying – subtly different from pasteurized milk.
This healthy breakfast-in-a-glass consists of bananas and nuts piled up together with an easy chocolate ganache. It’s super quick to stir together, pile up in a glass and eat! Non-glycemic sweetener won’t spike blood sugar or cause weight gain. Almonds are high in protein and fiber. Unsweetened chocolate contains anti-oxidants and theobromine,
Tzatziki is refreshing, easy to make, and deeeelicious! A traditional Greek dish, this Paleo vegan recipe is made with coconut cream instead of yogurt. Just blend the sauce and pour over cucumber. It’s also loaded with nutritious superfoods, like hemp nuts high in Omega 3’s and all 20 amino acids!
My favorite 5-minute breakfast is a refreshing lemon coconut mousse layered with berries and nuts. Your yummilicious nourishing meal can be ready in moments! Powerful antioxidants in berries such as anthocyanins, quercetin, and vitamin C help to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress caused by free radicals. Almonds are an important source of
Tired of boring pasta? Try making zoodles with a quick spiralizer. Blend No-Peanut Sauce and enjoy your meal in 15 minutes. Spicy No-Peanut Sauce is made from almonds, sunbutter, and/or cashews. Better than peanuts which often contain mold, this yummy sauce is also free of glycemic sugars and nightshades.
How can the easiest and tastiest barbecue also be the healthiest? Superfoods and adaptogens spark your body alive with flavor! Spicy, exotic adaptogenic herbs help dissolve stress. Oven baking eliminates free radicals in grilling, which hang around in the body
Refreshing and alkalinizing, try this tangle of multicolored root vegetables – turnip, radishes, golden beet and carrots, tossed with basil, lemon-dill dressing. Since the veggies are raw, they need to be sliced very thin with a sharp knife or a peeler. This makes a gorgeous colorful salad any time
This luscious summertime dessert is no-bake, dairy-free, vegan, and Paleo, without sugar or GMO’s. Even better, it won’t spike blood sugar or cause weight gain if you use the suggested non-glycemic sweetener. The perfect cream cheese flavor comes from blended coconut butter and lemon.
I was feeling worn out this afternoon – almost reached for the sugar and chocolate. Uh Oh! This invigorating, creamy milkshake saved the day! Matcha green tea powder is a potent superfood with polyphenols and anti-oxidant catechins that improve brain function, bring mental clarity, and boost your entire immune system. Well, I feel great now! Top quality Ceremonial Grade Matcha, will be the least bitter. Culinary Matcha is also excellent.
Tangy honey-mustard chicken wings are a perfect irresistible snack, hot & spicy with an exotic twist. How about a zesty superfood glaze with turmeric and goji berries? Oh yeah! This tasty sauce will rev your engines! Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory,
These classic English Muffins are so easy and authentic, you’ll want to make them – and eat them – every day! They look just like store-bought muffins – dense, fluffy, and white. Except they’re super healthy, low in carbs, gluten-free, grain-free, GMO-free, and won’t cause blood sugar spike or weight gain. Their main ingredients are coconut butter and eggs! The flavor is mild
Heavenly and sublime, Brazil nuts make a super-easy crust for any raw dessert. This crust is perfect for Coconut Mango Goji Berry Cheesecake, Matcha Maca Green Tea Superfood Bars, Black Forest Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake, Chocolate Cashew Swirl Fudge, Avocado Key Lime Bars,
These luscious bars came to me in a dream. A fantasy in warm red raspberry-rhubarb filling oozing out of a rich, crumbly cinnamon shortbread, with refreshing sweet goji berries. And they came out just like I imagined! Guilt-free superfood bars, low-carb and tantalizing. Goji berries are higher in protein than any other fruit,