• Dinner

    Spanish Cauliflower Rice

    Let me just say this… mexican food is my kryptonite! Before starting Paleo we ate Spanish rice weekly! I have had a huge craving for some Tex-Mex style Spanish rice lately and I just had to come up with something that would work! Some people get really freaked out at the idea that cauliflower could taste like anything but cauliflower. I am here to tell you that going Paleo has opened my eyes to the many uses of cauliflower! Since cauliflower does not have a strong flavor it works really well in all kinds of recipes! We have made mashed faux-tatoes with cauliflower, cauliflower crust pizza, and now I am…

  • Dinner

    Chia Seed Jam

    Recently we started buying the chia seed drinks and squeeze packs by MammaChia and my kids love them! The only problem is they can be quite expensive when two kids (and sometimes mom) want them every day! We picked up our bountiful basket last weekend and I received 8 pounds of fresh strawberries. I dehydrated 4 pounds and the kids ate two pounds fresh. With the remaining 2 pounds we decided to try our hand at some Chia Seed Jam. Most of the recipes I was finding online added regular sugar or maple syrup… neither of which I had on hand. I recently bought some coconut palm sugar and was…

  • Dinner

    Paleo Fajitas!

    My husband and I try to cook on the grill every weekend. We cook enough to eat for the entire week and incorporate into our dinner and lunch meals. This weekend we grilled some seasoned skirt steak to slice up for Fajitas! We also use the same skirt steak in our omelets and to top our salads with! I use either Montreal Steak Seasoning (Not super Paleo) or Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute to season our beef with! This is a simple and easy to put together meal that we eat often because we loved traditional fajitas! Paleo Fajitas Ingredients:  Grilled skirt steak or other flat piece of beef. Guacamole…

  • Breakfast,  Dinner,  Snack

    Paleo Meal Plan Week 1

    Paleo Meal Plan Week 1 Breakfasts: Eggs Sausage Bacon Veggies Ham Fruit (Limit to two a day) [wp_ad_camp_2] Snacks:  Avocados Almonds Cashews Boiled Eggs Grapefruit Guacamole Nut butters (Almond or cashew) Veggies (celery, carrot, cucumber, jicama, sweet peppers, bell peppers) Lunches: Chicken Legs Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Vegetables (Canned, fresh, frozen) Canned Salmon Pepperoni (Applegate Farms) Lunchmeat (Applegate Farms) Dinners:  Monday- Wild Caught Cod (baked) with super veggie salad and homemade balsamic vinaigrette. Tuesday- Buffalo chicken lettuce wrap with tomatoes and bell peppers. Wednesday- Steak, mushrooms, and onions with mashed butternut squash. Thursday- Zucchini noodle spaghetti with red sauce marinara and chicken sausage. Friday- Chicken Legs and green beans. Saturday-…

  • Dinner

    Paleo Hack: Chipotle Chicken Bowl

    One of my favorite Pre-Paleo restaurants is Chipotle Mexican Grill. I would get a Chipotle Chicken bowl full of black beans, corn, sour cream, chicken, guacamole and my all time favorite food: cilantro lime rice! For 8 months I haven’t stepped foot in a Chipotle and the craving for a Chipotle chicken bowl hit hard this week! I was looking through my Paleo recipe books and NomNom Paleo had a stir-fry rice recipe and I had the thought that it would be simple enough to make a cilantro and lime “white rice” recipe out of cauliflower! I made it and the whole meal took MAYBE 10-15 minutes to prepare and…

  • Dinner

    Spicy Guacamole Burger on Field Greens

    [wp_ad_camp_2] We were all really craving a spicy guacamole burger, but since we don’t eat bread or additives we couldn’t just go to the local burger joint and grab one! After I made this we didn’t feel like we even wanted to! It was DELICIOUS!! We made a version for the kids that left out the jalopenos so it wasn’t spicy for them, but my husband and I love the heat!   This picture and recipe of our spicy guacamole burger does contain cheese. While cheese is not acceptable for Paleo we do still enjoy it from time to time! My husband loves pepper jack cheese on his burgers so…

  • Dinner

    Paleo Pizza Meatza!

    [wp_ad_camp_2] We had fun with this recipe! We want a pizza type dinner, but I did not want to go through the work of putting together a flour-less pizza crust so we tried the Meatza Pizza Crust! This is really simple and even the kids enjoyed decorating their pizza! Paleo Pizza Meatza Ingredients: Crust: 1 pound Ground meat (We used pork) 1 egg Italian Seasonings Sauce: We used Salsa Verde, but tomato sauce or marinara would work great too! Toppings: Whatever vegetable you choose! We used peppers and onions and I added mushrooms and black olives on mine, but it is really up to you! Get creative with it! [wp_ad_camp_3]…

  • Dinner

    Simple Ham and Green Beans

    This recipe is super simple and the kids and husband loved it! We DO buy canned goods, but we make sure that there is ONLY the vegetable and water. In this case we actually found Great Value green beans to have ONLY green beans and water! It is a very tasty meal on a budget for those trying to save money! Simple ham and green beans ingredients: Two cans French Green Beans 1 tsp Crushed Garlic 1/2 lb Ham (cubed) Recipe: Open cans and empty 3/4 of the juice out. Dump green beans into the skillet. Add Ham and Garlic Cook until warm and liquid is gone. Serve. Want to…

  • Dinner

    Sausage Stuffed Peppers!

    Sausage stuffed peppers! Ingredients:  – One Egg – Ground Pork Sausage (or season ground pork) – Large Jalopenoes or Sweet Peppers – Bacon – Coconut Oil (We use refined) Instructions:  Mix meat and egg together (Add any spices you wish to add) Slice peppers length-wise and remove veins and seed! Stuff Peppers with meat mixture Wrap with Bacon Fry in oil bacon seem side down first until crispy. Then use tongs and flip to cook backside! Serve with a vegetable!   Want to lose weight? Follow me on my weight loss journey! Check out my ABOUT ME page!  

  • Dinner

    The BOMB Paleo Chili!

      My husband (a bomb technician, hence the name) was really wanting chili so I came up with this recipe to fit with Paleo! This was by far some of the best chili (Paleo or not) that I have ever had and my husband agreed! My 7 year old ate four bowls because he loved it! You do not even taste the vegetables in it so it is a great way to get the veggies in the kids (and the husband) without a fuss!  [wp_ad_camp_2] The Bomb Paleo Chili Ingredients:  Two pounds of ground meat. We used turkey and pork. 2 cans tomato paste (JUST tomato pulp) 1 can diced tomato…