Jeremy and I picked up some Tanka Bars at Whole Foods a few days ago, and they were perfect as a snack when we were stuck in a car for an hour.
This is a recipe from Dr. Loren Cordain’s new book, The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook, which contains 250 delicious, 100% Paleo recipes, coupled with the scientific evidence suggesting why each dish is comprised of the best ingredients to attain optimal health. You can order it on Amazon here.
I was recently talking to a friend about how she stays healthy and manages to avoid junk food most nights when she comes home from work. She said, “My husband and I usually just make hearty salads topped with fish or chicken.”
Alina Muresan is a RHN holistic nutritionist who specializes in family nutrition and health. Visit her website, Orgali.ca to find great advice on your child’s nutrition and delicious recipes that are healthy and fast!
This healthy green smoothie is super easy to make and is great for breakfast or as an afternoon pick-me-up. It’s full of vitamins and minerals and tasty enough so that the kids won’t have the slightest idea that it’s packed with antioxidant-rich spinach.
Jeremy and I recently got a super cute shih tzu puppy called Karma. He was 9 months old when we adopted him from a rescue.
He’s a shy little fellow, but when he feels safe and comfortable (like inside our home), his true colors comes out, and he runs around chasing us in joy. You’ll typically find him gnawing on some raw hide, chasing us around the house, or enjoying a nap with his favorite stuffed friends.
I want Karma to live a long and healthy life, and so I’ve been researching the best diet for dogs. Is a raw dog food diet the best? What about grain-free? Does the ancestral diet matter? Is there a Paleo dog food?
I’m sure you also want the best for your dog, and as we all know diet matters a lot when it comes to health, longevity, and happiness.
So, I hope this article helps you and your best friend on the journey to better health.
Here’s what I found…
If you’ve already caught onto the kombucha craze, I applaud you! But if not, I’ll be the first to admit that just a little more than a week ago, even I had absolutely no idea what this stuff was, or why there is such a fuss over it!
Why I Used To Hate Steak
I used to hate steak. At first, it was just because I didn’t like things that had blood coming out, and then once I got over that hump, it was because I was too scared to cook steak. Steak is often expensive, and I was terrified that I would ruin it.
Finally, I decided to take a chance and try cooking steak (using the pan-frying method). It was easy!
Maybe my steaks don’t taste quite as juicy as Gordon Ramsay’s, but I still love it.
My Simple Way of Cooking Steak
My simple way of cooking steak is to salt it before hand, then heat a frying pan with lots of ghee in it. Then carefully put the steak in, cook it for 3 minutes on high heat, then flip it and cook it for another 3 minutes on high heat. Then I’ll gently feel the steak with a spatula to see how firm or soft it is. Usually, it’s about medium rare at this point, and I cook it for 1-2 minutes longer to get it to medium. After cooking, I rest the steak on a plate for 5 minutes (some of the blood and juices will flow out) and then serve it.
Note – this is for a thin steak (for a thicker steak, it’s much better to stick it into the oven for a few minutes on 450-500F after pan-frying it on high heat for 30-60 seconds on each side).
My Easy Paleo Steak Salad Recipe
There are plenty of ways of eating steak, but salads are always delicious (and I love how easy they are too). So, here’s my easy Paleo steak salad recipe with some peaches fried in coconut oil. (If you omit the ghee and cook with coconut oil, then it’s AIP compliant too.)
This Mediterranean Chicken Burger recipe was created by Bernadette Kathryn, an Integrative Health and Lifestyle Coach from New York. Her passions are good health and good food and her website Living Fit Lifestyle has great recipes and resources for health, diet and wellness! You can also connect with Bernadette via Facebook and Twitter.
Men’s Health almost got it right in proclaiming pork rinds to be “Junk Food that’s Good for You” (they recommend a low fat brand).
What Are Pork Rinds?
I was pretty confused about this at first, because they look like rice crackers or some sort of puffy snack made from wheat or another grain.
But actually, they’re just pork skin deep fried!
If you haven’t had it before, then that above description probably didn’t make it sound too appetizing. But take it from a recent convert, pork rinds are delicious!
They might also be called pork scratchings or pork crackling or Chicharrones.
Traditionally, they’ve been a by-product of rending lard, which was a favored cooking oil for many years, and the pork skin gets crispy and airy after the frying.
A couple of weeks ago we posted a list of our favorite Paleo chicken soup recipes. Of course chicken soup is a nice and warm winter staple, but some of you may have been left wondering “what about the beef?”
Lauren, of Wicked Spatula, is a blogger whose big passions are food, travel and chocolate! She loves to cook with real foods and keep it organic, healthy and delicious. Her blog is intended as relaxing place to pick up good recipes, ideas, and forget about life’s worries. You can also connect with Lauren on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instragram. Please go check out her amazing recipes!
Sadie of Goodies Against the Grain is a 12-year old baker and foodie who went gluten-free because of food allergies. She missed eating delicious treats so she started creating gluten-free versions to share with friends and family! This Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Biscotti recipe is from her blog. Check out more of her great recipes at Goodies Against the Grain and connect with Sadie via her Facebook page!
This is a guest post from Kelly Smith of The Nourishing Home. Kelly just released her fantastic baking cookbook, Everyday Grain-Free Baking, which you can purchase on Amazon by clicking here. And this delicious recipe below is from the cookbook. So if you enjoy the recipe, then please check out her cookbook! And if you want to read more about her cookbook, then check out our review here.
You and I have been lied to. I don’t know why, and I don’t even know if it’s on purpose, but it pisses me off. And here’s why I’m annoyed… As of 2014, 29 MILLION people in the US had Diabetes (type 2), and 86 MILLION people were pre-diabetic. That’s over 105 MILLION people who have problems with insulin sensitivity and blood sugar. And my dad and my mother-in-law fall into those categories – my dad’s been type 2 diabetic for over a decade, and my mother-in-law has been pre-diabetic for about the same amount of time. So this particular issue hits very close to home (literally) for me – and presumably for almost anybody in the US, since you almost certainly know a few people who are at least pre-diabetic.
The Myth About Sweet Potatoes…
Everyone (from doctors, to medical researchers, to even the American Diabetes Association) seems to unanimously state that sweet potatoes are unequivocally great for diabetics (please note that when I mention diabetes in this article, I’m referring to type 2 diabetes). If you don’t believe me, here are just a few examples:
- Why The Sweet Potato Is King by Dr Andrew Weil
- Sweet Potato Fries Recipe from the American Diabetes Association website
- Researchers reveal sweet potato as weapon against diabetes from NC State University
- Sweet potatoes a diabetic superfood from an Australian health and wellness website
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Even on websites that supposedly pay attention to blood-sugar and glycemic load issues, sweet potatoes are almost always classified as a “better” food than things like white potatoes.
Unfortunately…It’s All Completely Untrue!
Listen. I’m not bashing sweet potatoes. Entire cultures have lived very healthily on sweet potatoes. I eat sweet potatoes myself. But I also have pretty good insulin sensitivity. It’s like this. Fish is pretty darn nutritious, and almost everybody agrees. But if you’re allergic to fish, you shouldn’t be eating it. It’s pretty simple. So the question is whether sweet potatoes are a problem for people with blood sugar issues (like diabetics and pre-diabetics). Hint: I’m going to show you how you can test out the results for yourself so you don’t have to believe my word about it. [Read more…]