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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Is Bison Paleo?

is bison paleo?

Super delicious and chock full of muscle-building amino acids.

A great alternative if grass-fed beef is getting boring.

Yup, I’m talking about Bison.

See, I grew up in Georgia, home of Ted Turner. And nobody owns more bison than Ted. (Well, somebody might, but he owns a lot.)

And he even has a restaurant called Ted’s that I used to go to all the time for their bison. (I also loved their milkshakes, but that’s a story for another day.)

Because bison meat is packed with a good dose of protein and has a rich flavor, it is becoming a more popular addition to people’s plates.

So, is bison Paleo?  Definitely – it’s delicious and nutritious!

Why and How to Incorporate Bison into Your Diet

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Chronic Illness and Paleo: Eating Your Way Out of It

chronic illness and paleo

C.A. Newberry is fascinated by varied topics and believes in the power of continued learning. Her varied background includes event coordination followed closely by years of “whatever additional duties the job requires.” After retirement she had the desire to share her collected wisdom. When not at her computer, you can find her at the ballpark with her family. Connect with her on Twitter.

Chronic conditions are very high and are rising. Over nineteen million American adults are currently living with diabetes and over 580,000 deaths were attributed to cancer in 2013.

Altogether, over 130 million Americans are living with some type of a chronic condition.

Food Matters

For countless individuals, one simple answer lies with food.

Thousands of people are making the switch to Paleo every day, and chronic health conditions like autoimmune disorders, IBS, and diabetes are some of the biggest reasons.

And a significant number of people have reported experiencing an overall positive effect on their well-being and how they function every day.

The food you choose to eat affects both your health and your risk for disease, and if you’re currently dealing with some type of chronic disease, then your food choices can potentially help manage symptoms.
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Paleo Kale Chips – Review of Pacific Kale

Review of Pacific Kale Chips

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.

Being a Paleo food blogger doesn’t mean I only have Paleo friends. Indeed, I find myself hanging out with vegetarians, vegans, as well as other carnivorous eaters.
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Paleo Pressure Cooker Beef Short Ribs Recipe

Paleo Pressure Cooker Beef Short Ribs Recipe

I wasn’t too keen on getting a pressure cooker because I loved my slow cooker so much, but I have to say that I’m so glad I did get one!

We bought this Instant Pot from Amazon around 5 months ago, and it’s been put to some amazing uses – like making this super tender beef short ribs recipe.

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
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4 Paleo Cooking Essentials

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I wasn’t into cooking at all before I started a Paleo diet. In fact, my knowledge of cooking was practically non-existent.

But that all changed when I got into a Paleo diet – in fact, I started to really enjoy cooking. And I started accumulating cookware and equipment.

These 4 pieces of cooking equipment have made my life and Paleo diet so much easier, and I hope you find them helpful too.
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How To Make Ghee In Slow Cooker

how to make ghee in slow cooker

What Is Ghee?

Ghee is clarified butter (i.e., the oil that’s left after removing the milk solids from butter). Ghee is very commonly used in Indian cooking, but you’ll also find many French chefs using clarified butter.

And if you want to know more about the benefits of ghee, then check out our article here.

If making your own ghee is too much hassle, then I highly recommend this delicious brand made with grass-fed butter and cultured so that pretty much all the lactose and casein is removed.

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How To Make Ghee In Slow Cooker

It’s pretty simple and quick, and you can make ghee yourself in the slow cooker (or crockpot) in a couple of hours. If you don’t have a slow cooker or crockpot, then you can use a regular pot on a stove (I recommend one with high sides to minimize the splattering).
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Why You Need A Foam Roller (Including 4 Foam Roller Exercises)

Why You Need A Foam Roller

I picked up a foam roller several years ago after my chiropractor recommended it.

I used it initially to help get rid of my chronic knee pain (it definitely helped), but over time I’ve also found that it’s amazing for rolling out a lot of kinks in my muscles – from my back (from slouching too much) to my lats (from rock climbing).

It’s like a whole body massager!

Foam rollers have gotten popular in many gyms as a way to roll out your muscles after exercising to prevent muscle soreness the next day (my CrossFit recommended it for that reason), but it can be a super cheap and great way to stretch and massage your muscles even if you don’t exercise!

Even though there are foam rollers at my gym, I find them so helpful that I keep one in my study and roll on it when I’m taking a break.

This is the foam roller I bought from Amazon for $13.99 (the 6×18 round). And read the rest of this article for 4 exercises to start getting rid of the kinks in your body.

foam roller

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Paleo Breaded Cod Recipe With Garlic Ghee Sauce

Paleo Breaded Cod Recipe

This recipe is a modified version of one that Jana, one of our readers, sent in. As soon as I saw her recipe, I knew it was going to be a winner, and I asked her if I could try making it with some modifications and then share the recipe with everyone.

She very generously agreed, so here it is! Thanks Jana!

(Even if you don’t eat much fish, give this recipe a try. It’s really really good especially with the garlic ghee!) And an AIP version of this recipe will be posted here soon.

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