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Country Beef and Vegetable Pie (Homestyle Comfort Food)

Paleo GrubsPaleo Grubs – Beef and vegetables. It doesn’t get more straightforward than that. It gives you everything your body needs in one delicious meal combination: protein, fat, and healthy carbs full of vitamins and minerals. So, how do you take this classic combo and improve it even more? That’s easy –make it into a pie. This recipe makes an unbelievably delicious country beef and vegetable pie that’s 100% gluten-free and paleo-friendly thanks to the cauliflower ‘pie crust’. The Perfect Marriage of Vegetables and Beef   This […]

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The Gut Microbiome & Why You Need to Nurture It

Let’s talk about why a happy gut microbiome helps you feel good, every day. Maybe you’ve heard about the “good” and “bad” bacteria in the gut — but do you know why they matter, and what role they play in your overall health? What role do they play in preventing disease? I’m talking all about the gut microbiome today, and why you need to nurture it in order to feel your best. What Is The Gut Microbiome? The term “gut microbiome” refers to the bacteria, archaea, viruses […]

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Preventing Age-Related Macular Degeneration

There are many things that happen to the body with age. We were not meant to live forever and aging is just another part of God’s beautiful plan. As we get older, it is common for things like vision to fade. However, there are also a number of eye-related diseases to be aware of, one of which is age-related macular degeneration. Here is what you need to know about this eye condition: Defining Age-Related Macular DegenerationAccording to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, age-related macular degeneration, also known […]

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Chocolate Ganache Fruit Dip

Paleo GrubsPaleo Grubs – Chocolate ganache is a delectable mixture of chocolate and cream that is most commonly used as an icing, filling, sauce, or glaze. It’s traditionally made by combining heated cream and chocolate and blending them together until it reaches a smooth consistency. My recipe transforms this classic chocolate delicacy into something that is 100% paleo-approved. It uses cacao powder and fresh dates to make a delicious chocolate ganache fruit dip that can be prepared in only 10 minutes. The Perfect Homemade Fruit Dip The best […]

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Curried Chicken Soup

Here is a variation on chicken soup that’s rich with the flavors of curry, shiitake mushrooms, and cilantro. It’s thickened with coconut milk to induce satiety. The best results are obtained by using homemade chicken broth, though store-bought (look for brands without wheat flour, cornstarch, or other grain derivatives) still yields a delicious end result. Makes 6 servings. ¼ cup coconut oil 1 pound chicken breasts, cubed 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, sliced 1 quart chicken broth 2 cans (14 ounces each) coconut milk ¼ cup curry powder […]

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The Picky Eater’s Guide to Eating Healthy

Not into grilled salmon? Can’t make yourself swallow kale, no matter how healthy everyone says it is? The good news is you don’t have to. On Nutrisystem, creating menus suited to your palate is simple: Pick and choose your favorite breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack options, choosing from over 150 foods; use filters on the menu page to sort out vegetarian dishes, for example, or low sodium foods; or call a Nutrisystem dietary counselor for help in building your best eating plan. (Not on Nutrisystem yet? What […]

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Homemade Paleo Garlic Knots

Paleo GrubsPaleo Grubs – Garlic knots are a variety of garlic bread that originated in New York City. They are made from pizza dough scraps that were repurposed to make appetizers and light snacks. Over the years, they have remained quite popular in pizzerias and restaurants that serve pasta. Today I wanted to share a paleo version of the famed garlic knots that mimics a pizza dough texture without the processed ingredients. The main ingredients will be almond meal and arrowroot flour, and we’ll be using garlic […]

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6 Signs You’re Not Eating Enough (Yes, It’s Possible!)

When you gained weight, the problem was that you were eating too much. But when you’re trying to lose weight, the problem can sometimes become that you’re not eating enough. Yes, really: Eating too little can slow your metabolism down. When you take in dramatically less energy than your body needs, your body can slow down how much fuel it uses, meaning you burn off far fewer calories than normal, which can sabotage your weight loss. And eating too little can have other consequences on how your […]

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Frozen Fruit + Vegetables vs. Fresh – Is There A Nutritional Difference?

Frozen fruit and vegetables vs. fresh — is there a difference nutritionally? We’re checking out what the research has to say about the vitamin and antioxidant content of frozen produce compared to fresh. Plus, a delicious Frozen Raspberry Banana Nice Cream recipe!  March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Going Further with Food.” This means not only aiming to get the most bang for your buck from your meals nutritionally but also working to combat a major problem in our society while we’re at it […]

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Loaded Quinoa Salad

Thought quinoa was so last year? Quinoa gets a salad makeover rich in plant-based protein, fiber, and antioxidant-rich toppers. You know how we’re always saying “sneak in those greens”, incorporating dark leafy greens with a grain-based salad is great to add more fiber and phytonutrients from greens. Along with greens and quinoa, there’s a full flavor profile here with sweet golden raisins, crunchy almonds, tangy sun-dried tomatoes, and bright dressing with olive oil and lemon to bring it all together. The result is proof that simple flavors […]

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