AIP Coffee – Review of Roasted Chicory Root Coffee

aip coffee substitute roasted chicory root

One of the questions I get asked the most about the autoimmune Paleo protocol (AIP) is what can I drink if I can’t have coffee?

Coffee has become so entrenched in our habits that we’ve become addicted not only to the daily dose of caffeine it offers us but also to that aromatic smell that wakes our senses every morning. So, what do you do if you’re starting AIP and have to forgo coffee for 30-60 days if not longer?

A reader emailed me about chicory root coffee a while back, but I didn’t see it for sale until a few weeks ago. So, I decided to give this naturally non-caffeinated AIP-compliant “coffee” substitute a try.

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Giveaway! Win The Paleo Diet™ Bar

win the paleo diet bar

I realized recently that I have a subconscious fear of being hungry.

Not just being hungry, but feeling bad it about because I know I haven’t planned better so as not to be. For example, I run out of time at the end of a stressful day and I can’t muster the energy to cook for tomorrow’s lunch pack. Or I get stuck in a meeting that goes a few hours longer than expected and I leave running like a madwoman to the nearest corner store.  I mindlessly grab for an unhealthy bite of whatever is within reach and later curse myself for not having done something to prevent this situation.

Enter The Paleo Diet™ Bar: a nutritious, Paleo-friendly bar that can be grabbed for an on-the-go snack or strategically placed in the car, work desk, or inside pocket of my gym bag. That way I don’t have to break any healthy habits and I can feel good about being busy while still being able to nurture my health (and hunger) without any last-minute jolts to the snack aisle.

We’ve teamed up with The Paleo Diet™ Bar company to give away a box of 12 bars each to five lucky winners! So you too can prevent unhealthy snacking…

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More About The Paleo Diet™ Bar

The Paleo Diet™ Bar was started by Shauna and Todd Sledge and is exclusively endorsed by Dr. Loren Cordain (many of your probably started Paleo after reading The Paleo Diet by Dr. Cordain). It’s packed with fruits, nuts, protein (from egg white and hemp), and coconut oil!

The bars come in 2 flavors currently – Cranberry Almond and Cinnamon Raisin – and they’re currently developing the next flavor. In fact, you can go and vote for what the next flavor will be on their website!

And if you’re in a hurry to get some of these bars, then you can purchase them directly here.

The paleo diet bar cinnamon raisin

The paleo diet bar cranberry almond

Disclaimer: Paleo Braaap LLC (The Paleo Diet™ Bar) provided the prize for this giveaway. Links on this website may be affiliate links.

Spinach and Pancetta Saute Recipe

paleo spinach pancetta saute recipe

One of the benefits of being back in the UK is the ability to pick up cheap tea, pate, and even pancetta in local small grocery stores. Apparently pancetta is an essential ingredient in the UK! But if you can’t find pancetta easily, then just use bacon instead for this recipe. [Read more...]

10 Reasons that Salmon is Healthier Than You Already Think

10 reasons that salmon is healthier than you already think

Salmon is a true nutritional catch.  (Pardon the pun.)

And this might sound a bit crazy, but I sometimes forget just how delicious it is.

Louise and I love to get some fresh salmon and wrap it in aluminum foil with olive oil and fresh rosemary, then bake it for a bit.  So good.

But you probably already know how delicious it can be.  I want to give you more reasons that it’s worth the price tag…

10 Great Reasons Why Salmon Packs a Powerful Health Punch

1. It’s an omega-3 superstar.  Salmon has an unusually high omega-3 fatty acid content and it’s one of the food’s biggest health benefits.  

A 4-ounce piece, whether baked or broiled, probably contains at least 2 grams of disease-preventing omega-3 fats.  This is more omega-3 intake than the average U.S. adult consumes from all food over several days’ time.
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