Eat Well

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These cinnamon bun biscuits are one of our family’s favorite snacks from my book. We sometimes even enjoy them as a breakfast treat. I’m crazy about good texture in my gluten-free backed goods, and these are awesome in that department! Really. Have you tried the psyllium husk powder yet? Did I mention that psyllium husk is a great soluble fiber that increases satiety and can also aid in weight loss (some articles about that). It is so worth the purchase if you do a decent amount of gluten-free cooking using whole real (low-glycemic) foods. Be sure to get NOW brand (Amazon, Vitacost.com or Whole Foods) though, as I’ve heard some other brands can give your baked goods an odd color.

On to the good stuff… >>

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The juice trend shows no signs of slowing down. Two juice bars, Kale Me Crazy and Nectar, are about to open new Atlanta locations. Fresh off of opening its Decatur location in April, Kale Me Crazy is prepping a new space in Midtown in the SkyHouse South building (100 6th Street) and will soon be opening spots in Sandy Springs and Brookhaven as well. The original location in Inman Park is still going strong. The shops not only sell cold-pressed juices and smoothies, but also salads, wraps, and juice cleansing kits.
Nectar is heading to Piedmont Park >>

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These green sliders aren’t necessarily pretty, but man, they are good! This is a recipe from Nomnompaleo with a few adjustments. This is my favorite burger. I can hear some of you thinking, “But my kids won’t like them because they’re green.” And that may be true, but they really do taste so good that I think it’s worth a shot. Worst case, you have some fantastic leftovers for the week.

The recipe… >>

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I made this Buffalo Chicken Slaw the other day and fell in love. It was a pretty random group of things I threw together, so before posting it, I wanted to test it again, just to be sure it turned out the same and I still loved it. Good news… I do! Plus, it was so simple to make (since I had cut my chicken ahead of time and used precut cabbage) that I was able to make it before even leaving the house this morning at 9 a.m. My husband and son loved it, but my daughter thought it was too spicy. The good news is that it’s easy to adjust for your family’s tastebuds — just adjust the amount of hot sauce you use. I hope you guys enjoy it!

The recipe… >>

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Buckhead’s True Food Kitchen is known for its healthy fare — offering vegan, gluten-free, paleo, and organic dishes made with seasonal ingredients — so it comes as no surprise that they have put a healthy twist on everyone’s favorite Cinco de Mayo staple (besides margaritas): guacamole. Their guac alternative is a dip made with pink grapefruit, kale, and avocado and served with flax crackers rather than traditional tortilla chips. They shared their recipe so that you can make it at home tonight for your Cinco celebration…

Here’s how… >>

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When we were in San Francisco, I was lucky enough to get some of my Aunt Seiko’s cooking. Ever since I was a little girl, I have lived for her food. Anyway, this was the first of… let’s just say a couple of plates of food that I ate that day. I asked her to send me her recipes so I could paleo-fy them (minus the sugar). Tonight, we had this delicious Chinese chicken salad now we have a new staple.

The recipe… >>

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A few years ago I got a Vitamix. I was so excited to make smoothies, but at the same time, I was overwhelmed with options. Do I use spinach or kale? Bananas or apples? How about pineapple, celery, cucumber, or carrots? Flax, chia, or hemp seeds? Do I need coconut water or almond milk? Parsley? Lime juice? Cacao? Ugh! There are way too many options! After a few months, thanks to the paradox of choice, I stopped making smoothies all together. If it’s not quick and simple, I’m just not going to do it — sad but true. So, I had to ask myself, “What is my purpose with a smoothie?” It was pretty simple: lots of greens, little sugar, and delicious taste. Hmmmm, I can do that. Here’s what I came up with…

Green smoothie power! >>