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Kissing Flu Season Goodbye

Seasonal influenza can be detected at any point of the year in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but it generally lasts from October through May. Thankfully, peak flu months generally only last between December and February, which means we only have a few weeks left to worry about the insurmountable spread of germs. Soon, you’ll spend less time feeling anxious about catching a cold from a family member after being cooped up inside all winter and more time going outside to […]

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40 Must-Try Paleo Sauces (BBQ, Spaghetti Sauce and More)

Paleo GrubsPaleo Grubs – I don’t know about your house, but my house is a sauce house. We love sauces and saucy recipes, so I’ve made you a sauce-lover’s recipe list so you can share my love for BBQ sauces, cream sauces, chili sauces, chocolate sauces, fruit sauces, and more. 1. Sweet and Spicy BBQ Sauce I have several BBQ sauce recipes I use at different times to suite my tastes and ingredients, and I truly believe you can never have enough of these. This one sweet […]

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Protein-Packed 5 Seed Crackers (Flax Seeds, Chia Seeds and More)

Paleo GrubsPaleo Grubs – Crackers are one of my favorite snacks to grab whenever I’m looking for something that is both light and tasty. Ever since giving up flour and other similar ingredients though, it’s become a bit more tricky to be able to enjoy crackers that are paleo-approved. Tricky, but not impossible. This recipe uses a variety of healthy seeds to make enjoyable paleo crackers that can be used for a variety of purposes. Seeds: A Superfood in a Tiny Package Not a lot of people […]

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Let’s talk about chocolate….

  5 Great reasons to consume dark chocolate and cocoa Some Wheat Belly tips for consuming chocolate An oldie, but goodie: Chocolate For Adults Only I call this Chocolate For Adults Only because it is certain to leave young, sugar-craving palates unsatisfied. But rest assured, it is appropriate for the most serious chocolate craving! This is a way to obtain the rich flavors and textures of cocoa, the health benefits (for example, blood pressure reduction and anti-oxidation) of cocoa flavonoids, while obtaining none of the sugars/carbohydrates . […]

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Lower Carb Versions of 10 Popular Meals

Some carbs are good for you: They provide fuel for your body, nutrients to keep you healthy and fiber to help you lose weight. (Think: whole grains, beans and starchy veggies.) Other carbs, however, are not so good for you—like the kind found in white bread, pasta and rice. These refined versions can mess with your blood sugar, energy levels and appetite. But that doesn’t mean you have to stop eating spaghetti or give up your favorite rice dish. Instead, you can swap some lower carb, healthier […]

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10 Date Night Ideas That Don’t Require Cheating on Your Diet

Setting aside time to be together on a regular basis is a healthy habit for any couple, but as the days get shorter and the temperatures drop, date night plans often can lead to eating and drinking in cozy places with lots of comfort food. Before you make plans for your next night out, consider these fun date night ideas to enjoy each other’s company without loading up on excess calories.1. DANCE LESSONS Whether your tastes lean toward hip hop or Western swing, waltz or cha cha, […]

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Vegas killed the Cat Grass and I killed the Garbage Disposal

Hello! How are you? I’m good! Just been runnin’ and eatin’ and repeating the same mirror what I’m wearing pictures over and over since my New Year’s Resolution is to ‘get ready’ everyday. And while it’s NOT been 100% – I have been a lot better about looking semi-presentable most days. I’ll take it. I just wanted to get back in the groove of blog updates on all things running, eating and Monican-ing. These are some of the random pics on my phone right now… Let’s see! […]

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Blue Buckwheat Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce

This recipe for buckwheat pancakes is one to make on the weekend when you have a little more wiggle room in your morning routine. These are called blue buckwheat pancakes for the special ingredient, spirulina, which you can omit if you don’t have on hand but I recommend squeezing it in for extra minerals and amino acids. The blueberry sauce is versatile and can be used on this stack of pancakes or your favorite ice cream, yogurt, or dessert recipe! Buckwheat is the star of this recipe, […]

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28 Valentine’s Day Recipes for a Romantic Paleo Meal

Paleo GrubsPaleo Grubs – Valentine’s Day is a day that’s mainly about two things: love, and chocolate. Food is a huge part of the chocolate thing, and even if chocolate isn’t YOUR thing, you still want to feed your love something delicious. Try some of these paleo Valentine’s Day recipes, perfect for the occasion. 1. Paleo Flourless Chocolate Cake When it comes to paleo cakes, flourless chocolate cakes are usually at the top of the list because they’re so easy, fudgy, and awesome. This one is simple […]

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Magical Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Paleo GrubsPaleo Grubs – There are few things in life more delicious and decadent than a good chocolate brownie. Add the word “cookie” and it becomes almost impossible to imagine. Chocolate, brownies and cookies in one amazing package? Sign me up. The only downside is just how quickly they can pack on the pounds–especially considering how difficult it is to only eat just one. Fortunately, this recipe is lower in calories than your traditional dessert, and it comes packed with fiber and nutrients which means it won’t […]

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