• Recipes,  Snack

    Fried Banana Dessert

    Fried Banana Dessert It is almost a nightly occurrence that my 5 year old excitedly ask “what’s for dessert?”. Most of the time we tell him we aren’t having dessert, but last night I decided to create something quickly, easy and healthy! We don’t usually keep (or make) Paleo-fied treats in the house because we want to get used to not having sweets around, even if they are better for you than tradional sweets.  When I originally “went Paleo” I did Diane Sanfilippo’s 21 Day Sugar Detox and it gave me the opportunity to re-train my tastebuds. After the 21 days I no longer craved sweets the way that I…

  • Side,  Snack

    Guacamole Stuffed Peppers

    Guacamole Stuffed Peppers Here in Montana the sun is shining, the birds are chirping and we are pulling out our grill and dusting it off (before the cold comes back)! We are Texans and if you know anything about Texans it’s that we like our spices! These jalopeno poppers will hit the spot if you are looking for something spicy and Paleo friendly for your next barbecue get together or tailgate party! The traditional stuffed jalopenos have cheese of some sort in it. Pre-paleo we stuffed it with everything from Boursin to cream cheese to cheddar. Now that we don’t have dairy in our diets we were seeking a creamy alternative…

  • Snack

    Easy Paleo Snacks

    Easy Paleo Snacks [wp_ad_camp_2] The kids and I are always looking for ways to change up our snacks at home.  We got tire of apples with almond butter, celery with nut butter, and sweet peppers and guacamole. We decided to try some of the ones that were suggested to us by friends. Some of these sounded really weird, but once we put them in our mouths they were DELICIOUS combinations! Some we ate together and some we pulled apart and ate each food separately. You’ll just have to see how you like it! We use nut butters a lot around here. Our all time favorite cashew butter is Artisana creamy…

  • Breakfast,  Dinner,  Side,  Snack

    Paleo Meal Plan Week 2

    Paleo meal plan week two! The readers of PoorPaleo.com asked for a meal plan and this is our response! Our family is big on simple, easy, inexpensive Paleo meals that our whole family will eat. You won’t find a lot of “Paleo-fied” breads, muffins, or desserts because I don’t always have time to make these and I really think these should be classified as treats when they ARE made. A lot of readers ask me if my kids eat the foods that I feature here. The short answer is yes. In our house I (Jennifer) am the one and only grocery shopper and meal preparer. Basically if I don’t want…

  • 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-…

  • Snack

    Healthy snacks for traveling!

    Paleo Healthy Snacks for traveling! As some of you know we travel a lot! If you don’t know you can check out our travel blog HERE. Before we started eating Paleo foods we would just eat whatever we found at convenience stores or gas stations. This lead to us feeling tired, sick and ran down during and after our trip. In September, after two years of eating typical road-trip foods we were sick of it! Our weight was up significantly from the years before, our bodies were sluggish and tired and the kids were cranky and their behavior was all over the place. We decided then that we would always…

  • Recipes

    Rustic Butter Biscuits

    Rustic Butter Biscuit Recipe Boy do I have a treat for you today! My family has asked me to make biscuits for years. They want real, home made biscuits fresh out of the oven for breakfast. I don’t have two hours in the morning to measure, mix, form and bake biscuits so I went on the hunt for some super simple biscuits that I could make quickly! I found Rustic Butter Biscuits and decided to try them for myself! The recipe looked easy enough, but I was worried they would not turn out well. I was so surprised to see these beauties come out of my oven today! You will…

  • Snack

    Dehydrated Watermelon

    Dehydrated Watermelon When I was a kid we always had an abundance of fruits and vegetables! My mom used to have this HUGE garden that she would tend to everyday and we would visit the farmers market and roadside fruit stands! One of our favorite ways to preserve foods was to dehydrate them! My siblings and I would always sneak into the dehydrated before the fruits were done and eat them! [wp_ad_camp_2] We dehydrated a ton of foods, but the one item that stood out most in my childhood memories was dehydrated seedless watermelon! The texture and taste of the dried watermelon is unlike any of the other fruits! We like to…

  • Recipes,  Snack

    Green Apple and Almond Butter Snack

      Green apple and almond butter snack! This is a great and healthy, Paleo snack! If you are doing the 21 day sugar detox this snack is approved!   Want to lose weight? Follow me on my weight loss journey! Check out my ABOUT ME page!