Homemade Larabar

Homemade Larabar

Easy, Quick, Healthy Snack or Treat for Kids Homemade Larabar recipe for a fun, healthy snack treat for your kids! I tried a recipe experiment this morning for Noah’s afternoon snack today, and it turned out great. WIthin one minute, I had blended some pitted dates and macadamia nuts in a blender cup, formed little logs, placed them in a container, and packed them in his lunch box. So easy, quick, and healthy! Plus, this is much less expensive than…

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Chocolate Nut Butter Fudge – A Healthy Kid’s Treat

Chocolate Nut Butter Fudge – A Healthy Kid’s Treat

Kids love treats! But, as parents we want to have healthy, easy options. Ever have a kid begging for dessert or to go to the corner ice cream shop? Yeah, me too. It’s expensive, and those are loaded with tons of sugars and artificial ingredients that leave them low on nutrients and craving for more junk. There are many bloggers out there with healthy recipe options for treats, but some are time consuming and the ingredients are expensive. Plus, there…

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Feed Your Family Beans for Longevity and 1 Nutrient Dense Bean Quesadilla Recipe for Kids

Feed Your Family Beans for Longevity and 1 Nutrient Dense Bean Quesadilla Recipe for Kids

Why should I eat beans? Our bodies need carbohydrates, and beans are one of the foods that healthy, traditional cultures have eaten for thousands of years. Beans are a great source of phosphorus, iron, and fiber. In today’s world where our bodies are bombarded with toxins and environmental pollutants, we need that fiber. Honestly, when starting on a paleo, ancestral diet, I got a phobia of beans. However, I came across Dan Buettner, who wrote The Blue Zone about populations…

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Nutrient Dense Mac and Cheese

Nutrient Dense Mac and Cheese

You can have your mac and cheese, and eat it too!!! Mac and Cheese is a food I gripe about a ton! Truly sometimes I think it is my nemesis. It is this mess of refined carbohydrates, artificial ingredients, and a ton of salt. Pasta like white flour has been stripped of its nutrition and had some synthetic vitamins sprayed back onto it. Read this article to see how the leading brands of boxed mac and cheese are comparable to…

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Healthy, Easy Blueberry Pancake Recipe (Gluten Free, Paleo, WAPF)

Healthy, Easy Blueberry Pancake Recipe (Gluten Free, Paleo, WAPF)

Brynn loves blueberry pancakes! She is also a kid that needs variety with her food, or she gets fussy. I know she is not the only one, am I right?!?! So, I wanted to figure out an option where she could have the flavors she loves without the refined sugars and with ingredients that contain good nutrition. Regular pancakes contain white flour that is stripped of its nutrients and then some synthetic vitamins sprayed back on. Trust me, there are…

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Paleo, Gluten Free Hot Cocoa Pancakes

Paleo, Gluten Free Hot Cocoa Pancakes

My mother-in-law knows I love to “upgrade” unhealthy recipes to healthy versions. So, she sent me this hot chocolate pancake recipe. In the modern world, kids are exposed to sugar bombs everywhere. I think it isn’t realistic to say they will never have treats. That’s why I like to make the treats at home so I control the ingredients, but we still can have fun breakfasts or desserts that are much better (even if they are still indulgences). I would…

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Easy Weeknight Meal: Almond Flour Chicken Nuggets, Mashed Sweet Potato, and Cauliflower

Easy Weeknight Meal: Almond Flour Chicken Nuggets, Mashed Sweet Potato, and Cauliflower

Do your kids love chicken nuggets? Then, try this paleo, gluten-free recipe. They will love them! Almond Flour Chicken Strips Recipe Ingredients 1 cup almond flour 1 tsp paprika ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper 1 lb pasture-raised chicken thighs 4 TBSP grass-fed butter Directions Heat oven to 400°F. Place butter on a baking sheet and into the oven so that it melts on the baking pan. Pull the pan out of the oven once the butter melts. Cut the…

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Easy Weeknight Meal: Burrito Bowls

Easy Weeknight Meal: Burrito Bowls

Need to mix it up on Taco Tuesday? Try this recipe. Ingredients 2 lb grass-fed ground beef 2 cups cooked sprouted rice 2 red peppers 1 cup frozen corn 1 cup organic canned black beans 1- 16 oz jar of preservative free salsa ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper Directions The night before: Cook the rice according to the package directions. In a pan on medium heat, brown the ground beef. Dice the peppers into bite sized pieces. Add the…

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Easy Weeknight Meal: Asian Chicken, Sprouted Rice, and Broccoli

Easy Weeknight Meal: Asian Chicken, Sprouted Rice, and Broccoli

Love Chinese take out? Try this recipe. This Asian chicken recipe has a crunchy outside and a honey garlic flavor. It has less sodium, sugar, fats (especially harmful vegetable oils), and no artificial ingredients. It is also gluten free! It is a great fit for anyone living a Paleo or Weston A. Price lifestyle. Ingredients 2 lb pasture-raised chicken thighs 1 cup arrowroot or tapioca starch 2 pasture-raised eggs ½ cup coconut oil 4 TBSP coconut aminos 1 cup honey…

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Healthy Chocolate Nut Butter (Alternative to Nutella or the PB&J)

Healthy Chocolate Nut Butter (Alternative to Nutella or the PB&J)

How do I make a healthy school lunch? In today’s society, kids are programed to like lunches that consist of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or a Nutella sandwich. Here is the ingredient list for Nutella: sugar, palm oil, hazelnuts, cocoa, skim milk, reduced minerals whey (milk), lecithin as emulsifier (soy), vanillin: an artificial flavor. Where is the nutrition? Plus, that is a lot of refined carbohydrates and straight sugar. However, I completely empathize with the fact that it can be…

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