My mother always called it Jewish penicillin, but the truth is that chicken soup is a traditional cold and flu remedy in many cultures around the world. It’s great for making use of leftover chicken and veggies, and for warming you up on a cold winter afternoon, but lets face it. The nostalgia of being taken care of by mom on a sick day is what keeps you coming back for more!
That’s a really sexy title for a paper.
(That wasn’t actually the title, but maybe it should have been. Who am I kidding? It’s the worst title for a paper ever.)
Stress is one of those things that we all know we need to control, but very few of us make significant progress.
In many ways, it’s harder to fix than diet, exercise, or sleep.
Nature Kills Stress
In the April Issue of Landscape and Urban Planning (not a journal I usually read, but Mark Sisson linked to the study, so here I am), researchers published this paper:
If you follow many Paleo blogs at all, then it probably seems like there is an unhealthy obsession with bone broth.
Whenever someone is feeling sick…bone broth.
Want to cure digestive issues…bone broth.
Healthiest food ever…bone broth.
What’s the big fuss?
The Huge Benefits of Bone Broth
If you don’t know, bone broth is simply what it sounds like. It’s broth that’s made by slow-cooking water with bones (and often some veggies, apple-cider vinegar, etc.).
When cooled, it usually thickens into a substance that looks like Jello.
There are no “magic” Paleo foods, but here’s why bone broth is so great:
Marie is the face behind a French Paleo website called Influence Paleo. She does an amazing job of spreading Paleo movement and Paleo nutrition to the French community.
The French is well known for their excellent cuisine, so I was really excited when Marie agreed to share some of her French creations just in time for Christmas. Below is the gingerbread recipe, but there are also links to other ones (like her spicy orange clementine salad and marzipan recipe). Check them out!
For kids who are picky, there is a lot of advice in both Paleo and otherwise about getting them to eat healthy, but it mostly boils down to 3 main things:
This dish is like a dessert to me! It’s sweet, warm, soft, and buttery.
But it has zero added sugar, and the ghee and cinnamon in this recipe help to ensure your blood sugar doesn’t spike too much from eating the sweet potatoes and butternut squash (of course you might still want to avoid this dish if you have blood sugar issues).
Best of all, this recipe works even if you only have sweet potatoes or only have butternut squash!
I got asked this great question recently, and I thought I’d share the answer with everyone since it can be confusing.
This is an age-old problem.
What four-year-old really wants to eat his or her vegetables?
Apparently, a large portion of the children in this study decided that they did:
Conceptual Change and the Potential for Increased Vegetable Consumption
How To Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies
The researchers in this study got some of the kids to voluntarily double their vegetable intake during snack times.
How did they do it?
Deviled eggs are a delish, protein-filled snack as well as a perfect party hors d’oeuvre! Mayonnaise is a classic ingredient mixed in with the egg yolk filling but there are tons of ways to spice up a deviled egg or make a beautiful variety platter! We’ve compiled this list of great deviled eggs recipes that keep it interesting (and Paleo)! Check out our 24 favorite Paleo deviled eggs recipes below!!
I get questions all the time about different kinds of foods that may or may not be Paleo.
Mostly, it’s about foods that are either in a grey area or else are just sort of exotic.
On the other hand, though, certain types of dairy come up often, and cheese is one of them.
Cheese Is One of the Last Foods I Ever Gave Up
It took me many years.
I could (and will) write an entire article on all the different types of dairy and all the concerns with it, but here are the main considerations:
This recipe for Paleo Cookie Dough Brownie Bites was brought to you by Camilla Maybee, food enthusiast and lover of all things chocolate. Her blog, The Not So Desperate Housewife, shares her love of cooking and experimenting with all types of dishes, cuisines, and mash-ups. Check it out!
During the holiday season, it is absolutely mandatory to consume chocolate several times daily.
This is a fact. If you didn’t, you would clearly not be normal.
So how ‘bout a rich, fudgey brownie topped with a sweet, buttery mound of cookie dough?
Alessandra Wall is a practicing psychotherapist and holds a Level One CrossFit certificate working from CrossFit Elysium. She has been a featured speaker at PrimalCon gatherings and blogs regularly at Life In Focus.
What do adopting a new diet, culture, identity and grief have to do with one another?
The Merriam-Webster and the Oxford dictionaries define grief as deep sorrow, especially relating to the death of someone. While this definition is adequate, I feel it is incomplete. Grief is in fact the sense sadness and mourning associated with any kind of loss: loss of a loved one, loss of a cherished object, or loss of context or habit.
When we choose to adopt new and healthier dietary habits, we give up foods and practices that have shaped our identity.
When we choose to adopt new and healthier dietary habits, we give up more than health issues and unwanted fat. We give up foods and practices that have shaped our identity, our histories and our culture. Grief is a natural by-product of the losses we face when we make changes. For some, the inability to recognize the loss, process it and bridge the gap between old and new practices is the barrier that prevents them from sustaining change over time.
Back in May of 2009 I made my first foray into the world of Paleo. Stuck with some extra baby weight and unable to make it vanish with exercise alone, I decided to try it. My plan was to adopt Paleo for a month or so and then go back to my “everything in moderation, Mediterranean-based” way of eating, which had so far worked well for me.
To my great surprise and later chagrin, Paleo worked wonders; not only did I lose the baby weight, I felt better, performed better at the gym, had more sex drive, my rosacea was finally abating, and I had more overall energy and mental clarity. With such positive outcomes, why was it that I found myself fighting this choice, circumventing what I knew worked, and feeling sad at the prospect of a lifetime of Paleo?
I’ve been Paleo for a very long time. Around 9 years at the time I’m writing this.
And at first, it was very hard for me. But after 3-4 years, it just got easier and easier.
But one thing never seems to get easier.
Traveling is the Hardest Part of Staying Healthy
I love traveling.
In fact, Louise and I often live on the road, without a permanent home. So you can imagine that we travel a lot and face this problem all the time. Check out Louise’s posts of her Top 10 Paleo Snacks For Air Travel here.
It’s also the most popular question I get asked, along with how to eat out well.
How to Stay Healthy and Paleo While Traveling
The most crucial thing you can do is to pack food that you can take to keep you full and not tempted to eat junk.
This may vary from person to person, so I’m going to tell you what we do:
Jadah West is the Executive Editor of Paleo Living Magazine. She’s also the founder of Salted Paleo. When not running Paleo Living Magazine, Jadah loves to spend time at the beach, at her beloved CrossFit, and working as a model.
Rule number one of convenience paleo eating: Don’t judge a food by it’s package.
At first glance the crackers from Livin’ Spoonful are quite unassuming. I opened the box containing all seven flavors and quite frankly, at first glance, I wasn’t sure I could expect much based on the simple packaging.
Each package contains four crackers. The ingredients vary according to flavor, but most are generally the same, for example, the sourdough flavor has: sprouted sunflower seeds, sprouted almonds, flax seeds, dates, raw apple cider vinegar, Celtic sea salt, and almost all of which are organic ingredients.
Overview of Book:
Paleo on a Budget is exactly what it professes to be – a guide to Paleo eating with an awareness of budget and bottom line costs. It includes essential lists for stocking your pantry, how to prepare ingredients ahead to save time during a busy week, and outlines and illustrates a whole host of simple, easy to make meals to take you through everyday eating. Many recipes come with tips about money and time savings and preparation instructions to ensure your success along the way.