• 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…

  • Dinner

    Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

    Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders If you have been a reader here for a while you know we love SIMPLE and easy recipes that the whole family will love. These bacon wrapped chicken tenders are always in high demand with the kids. Ok, with the kids AND the parents. The bacon keeps the chicken tenders moist and delicious! These took just minutes to prepare and were devoured shortly after cooking! [wp_ad_camp_2] Ingredients:  Chicken tenders Bacon (Yes, that is IT!) Instructions:  – Season chicken with what ever seasoning you like for chicken. This time we just did salt and pepper. I like to season first so that the seasoning stays between the…

  • 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…

  • 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-…

  • 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…

  • 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

    Paleo Zucchini Noodle and Sausage Spaghetti!

      Zucchini Noodle and Sausage Spaghetti:  What’s in it:  Zucchini (Sliced using mandolin and knife) Chicken Sausage Garlic cloves sliced Coconut oil (refined) How it’s made:  Cook sausage in about a tsp of coconut oil, remove from pan, slice. Toss zucchini and garlic slices in pan and cook together, pouring off excess water from zucchini as you cook it. Toss everything back in pan. Heat sufficiently. Enjoy.   Linked on LittleHouseLiving [wp_ad_camp_3]  Want to lose weight? Follow me on my weight loss journey! Check out my ABOUT ME page!