Tagged Paleo

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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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There is nothing better than a good soup when it gets cold outside. Last winter, I had an amazing paleo tomato bisque at one of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta and have craved it ever since (especially because they don’t make it very often). I’ve never made a tomato soup or bisque and wasn’t even sure how. I assumed that if I did, it would be just kind of mediocre since I’m not a big tomato person or even a big tomato soup fan. I was sooo wrong. I made this soup and it is AWESOME! Everyone in my family loved it. And the bonus? It’s so easy to make. Really!
It’s the perfect day for hot soup >>

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To celebrate Valentine’s Day, I wanted to share with you another recipe from my book that includes the best tasting paleo cupcakes you will ever eat, bar none. No one will know these are gluten-free, paleo, and low glycemic. Oh, and they’re nut-free too, so they’re safe for any school. With the addition of the psyllium husk powder, the texture, taste, and consistency are to-die-for, and the frosting is super easy to make but not so easy to stop eating. These would make a great Valentine’s Day treat… or even a sweet Valentine’s Day breakfast (like to donuts but way better for you).  Enjoy and Happy Valentine’s Day! >>

kale sprouts
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I was at Trader Joe’s earlier today and ran across these cool things: kale sprouts, also called kalettes. Whole Foods carries them as well. I love finding new things that are both simple and delicious. They’re tasty like brussels sprouts but super nutritious like kale. All I had to do it wash them and add some oil, salt, and pepper! Perfect! I didn’t even cut them in half or cut the steams off like I do with brussels sprouts — maybe I should have, but then they wouldn’t have been as simple to make, and tonight I needed quick and simple.
You’re just three ingredients and 25 minutes from this deliciousness. >>

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I typically only make things when I can’t purchase them in stores, so it’s a good thing for me (and for my husband) that they don’t sell reasonably priced paleo muffins or other paleo treats around Atlanta. Otherwise, I’m sure I’d spend a small a fortune weekly. Yes, you can find gluten-free granola, but there are not many that are also grain-free. I recently saw that Whole Foods carried a grain-free granola, but it was $10 for a mere 7.5 ounces! Wow. Not only am I not going to pay $10 for granola, but I can assure you, there really is no better granola than the recipe in my (shameless self promotion ahead) Super Paleo Snacks book — buttery, crispy, crunchy, sweet, and a touch salty. But, don’t just take my word for it. Give it a try. I hope you enjoy it.
Here’s the recipe >>

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Alrighty, people. Our kids are about to be home all day, every day for TWO weeks. Do you know how much eating that is? My precise calculations tell me it’s A LOT. I put nearly all of my “food energy” into planning healthy (or mostly healthy) meals, so snacks are usually where it falls apart for me. It’s not as if there aren’t a ton of great paleo sites that offer suggestions for kids, but the snack options are very often things like nuts and jerky. I don’t know about your toddlers, but my gummy babies aren’t about to Vitamix those foods in their mouths, and to be honest, my older kids aren’t that excited about eating jerky. So, by this time in the year, pre-packaged snacks find their way into our house far more often than I’d prefer. Landria’s recipes to the rescue! >>

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With the Christmas tree up and the house decorated, it just felt like a day for holiday treats— and I always love a good excuse to make some yummy, fun baked goods with the kids — so we decided on gingerbread men. They are, of course, free of gluten/grain and refined sugars. They can even be vegan if you want. With the help of the kids, we had fun making some of the messiest cookies you have ever seen… but boy, were they good! Now, to eat the head first or the feet? >>

Paleo Tuscan Chicken
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Recently, I made a vow to make at least one new meal every week. Sure, I want to be able to post new recipes, but more importantly, I think it is just good for my kids to try new things. Lately, because life has been so busy, I’ve become a creature of habit, making the same go-to diners over and over. That not only gets boring for everyone but also makes my kids creatures of habit. When I have something new for them to try, they sniff at the dish skeptically and ask, “What’s in it?” My advice: Keep introducing new foods, so they stay accustomed to trying new things. I tried one new recipe this weekend and, truth be told, it wasn’t my favorite… or anyone else’s. You win some, you lose some. But then a reader (thanks Kara!) suggested I make this recipe. I made a few tweaks to adjust for dietary reasons, but goodness, this meal was AMAZING. 

Here’s how to make it. >>