Coconut Bliss Dark Chocolate Bar Recipe [Paleo, Dairy-Free]

coconut bliss dark chocolate bar recipe

Have you ever tried Coconut Bliss Dark Chocolate Bars? If so, then you’ll know how delicious those dairy-free chocolate ice cream bars are!

Well, this recipe creates something very similar that you can make at home and enjoy tonight.

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Paleo Soda Drinks – La Croix

PALEO SODA DRINKS - review of la croix soda

I was one of those rare kids who didn’t like soda. The bubbles always made me burp, and I couldn’t ever manage to finish an entire can of coke.

That all changed when I got to law school. One of my best friends there was addicted to diet coke (even she called it an addiction).

I wasn’t drinking coffee during that period and needing caffeine to stay awake during law school, I also turned to diet coke.

I’m happy to say that I haven’t had a diet coke for years now, but on a hot summer day, it’s still the drink I crave!

Luckily, that same friend gave up diet coke as well and recently, she introduced me to a new soda, La Croix, which contains only Paleo ingredients!

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Why Are There Paleo Desserts?

Why Are There Paleo Desserts

When I first started Paleo, I was very against Paleo desserts.

Cavemen clearly didn’t eat almond flour baked with honey, so why should I be eating that?

Of course, at the same time, I would occasionally fall off the wagon and cheat with some M&Ms from the vending machine, a cookie from Starbucks down the street, or a guilty slice of cake that my secretary made. And when my birthday rolled around, I would indulge in some red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting (my fav!).

As my Paleo journey progressed and as I started hearing from more and more people about their own Paleo journeys, my views on Paleo desserts evolved.
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Will A Paleo Diet Raise My Cholesterol? PLUS 5 Reasons Why Your Cholesterol Is Getting Higher

Will A Paleo Diet Raise my cholesterol levels?

Bacon, Steak, Eggs, Coconut Oil, and more Bacon.

That sounds both delicious and like a recipe for higher cholesterol, right?

It’s natural to be worried that a Paleo diet will raise your cholesterol and make you more susceptible to heart disease. This article will walk you through everything you need to know to make your own decision about whether or not to be worried.

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Lemon Fried Avocado Recipe [Paleo, AIP]

lemon fried avocado paleo recipe

I was frying some eggs one day and pondering what to eat with my fried eggs when I saw some avocados in our fruit bowl.

I’d once come across a recipe for grilled avocados, so somehow my brain connected some dots and went:

Why not fry some avocado slices in coconut oil!

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How To Make Cashew Flour At Home

How To Make Cashew Flour At Home

Cashew flour is a great gluten-free, grain-free flour that can be used in place of other nut flours when baking or cooking.

You can purchase cashew flour from Trader Joe’s (review of it here) or you can get it on Amazon here, but it’s also super easy (and often cheaper) to make your own at home, and this post will show you just how easy it is (plus there’s a list of Paleo recipes using cashew flour at the bottom of this post)!

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Why is dairy not allowed on a Paleo diet?

Why is dairy not allowed on a Paleo diet?

Dairy is a confusing topic within the Paleo diet and there’s a lot of debate still about it, so I hope this article will clear that up for you if you’re confused, or just skip down to the section listing the types of allowed dairy if that’s all you’re after.

Why Is Dairy Not Allowed On A Paleo Diet?

Let me start by stating that dairy is a highly nutritious (and delicious) food source, and humans have consumed animal milk for millennia. That doesn’t mean it’s good for you to eat though!

So how do you determine if dairy is right for you??

Like many people, the reason why you’re going Paleo is probably to lose weight or heal a health condition like digestive issues, autoimmune, inflammation, or controlling blood sugar, and unfortunately, eating dairy typically does not help you achieve any of those goals!

In particular, dairy has been closely linked to digestive and inflammatory issues for many people (e.g., sinus problems, joint pain, acne, IBS, bloating, gas).

So while dairy (especially in the full-fat, fermented, or raw forms) may be good for a very healthy individual, it’s generally not great for most people with existing health or weight loss issues.

What’s Wrong With Dairy Products?

There are 3 main reasons for avoiding dairy if you have health issues (please share the infographics below):

Why is dairy not allowed on a Paleo diet?

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Paleo Barbacoa Recipe – Guest Post

paleo barbacoa recipe

Sydney is the cook and writer behind the blog Paleoptimistic as well as the @paleoptimistic Instagram and Twitter accounts. She strives to put an optimistic spin on life whether it be teaching Spinning® classes or concocting something yummy in the kitchen. She started Paleo with her fiancé to help him conquer his Crohn’s Disease (which is currently in remission thanks to Paleo!), as well as to help them both treat their ADHD without medication. For more inspiration and motivation on following a healthy lifestyle, check out Sydney’s blog (paleoptimistic.com) and follow her on Instagram and Twitter (@paleoptimistic)!

This Paleo barbacoa recipe is simply divine – you can make this barbacoa recipe with venison, which is what Sydney used, or you can use another meat of your choice (Chipotle serves a beef barbacoa)!

There is also a recipe below for a sweet potato rice side dish, and she recommends serving the barbacoa with the sweet potato rice, some sauteed vegetables, and some guacamole.

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Garlic Ghee Pan-Fried Cod Recipe

paleo Garlic Ghee pan-fried cod recipe

If you think garlic butter tastes good, then you’ll love garlic ghee too! This is a really simple and delicious way to cook fresh fish filets. I love it with cod, but you can use this recipe with other fish too, like haddock or tilapia.

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Easy Paleo AIP Breaded Fish Recipe (Using Cod)

Paleo AIP Breaded Baked Cod Recipe

This is the AIP (autoimmunne-friendly) version of the regular breaded fish recipe (posted here). This recipe is nut-free, dairy-free, and egg-free, but it still tastes great.  I used cod here, but you can use other types of fish instead.

Enjoy with the garlic ghee sauce – it’s tasty, really easy to make, and highly nutritious! This is a great way to get more fish into your diet.
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Easy Garlic Lemon Broccolini Sauteed Recipe

Paleo Easy Garlic Lemon Broccolini Sauteed Recipe

Jeremy and I have been eating a ton more vegetables recently, and this broccolini sauteed recipe is one of the tastiest and one of the easiest.

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Paleo and AIP Chicken Salad Recipe With Grapes, Apple, and Celery

AIP CHICKEN SALAD RECIPE

I’ve always loved chicken salad recipes – you can make a large batch and store them easily in the fridge. And they’re great as a quick snack, a side dish, or even an entire meal if you’re hungry!

But most chicken salad recipes involve mayo (recipe here), which is not only a hassle to make on a Paleo diet but also isn’t AIP-friendly if you have autoimmune issues (read more about AIP here and get the AIP Food List here).

And onto this AIP chicken salad recipe…

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Guilt-Free Paleo Chocolate Brownies Recipe (paleo, dairy-free, vegan)

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lilsipper-Bethany-Ugarte-imageBethany is the face behind the account @lilsipper on Instagram. She is dedicated to healthy eating and living a balanced life. She is also a yoga instructor and loves sharing her passion for health and fitness. Diets never work and always end…AKA fail. She was diagnosed with Crohn’s and Gastropareses, which is, according to western medicine, an incurable illness that effects the digestive system causing severe pain, bloating, nausea, vomiting, and unwanted weight loss. Through natural ways of healing using a pure, clean diet, she is currently reversing her illness! Her diet is free from gluten, peanuts, refined sugars, artificial sugar, and are of course, full of nutritional value. She never counts calories, only nutrients! You can find her on Instagram @lilsipper.

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