Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Dates | PALEO, Whole30

One of my recent goals, just in time for the New Year?  Snacking with a purpose.

I tend to stick to whole, nutrient dense foods for breakfast pretty easily.  Lunch is typically leftovers or a salad, no problem there.  Dinner is either one of the recipes you see here on the blog or a simple meat & veggie situation.  

When life happens or I'm just not in the mood to cook, we'll do takeout and I'm totally fine with that too- because that's real life and I'm all about balance (and we are lucky to have some great healthy options around us).

Seafood Chowder | PALEO, Whole30

It's the dead of winter here in CA which means weather below 70 degrees & RAIN!  Can you believe it!?  Haha- jokes aside- it does get pretty dang chilly here at night, especially for California standards.

But with a new baby on our hands, we've been keeping the house closed up tight (for the most part) and nice and cozy.  We're usually windows open year round kind of people, especially my husband, so a warm house is a change for us!

My favorite part of winter, whatever the weather?  Cozy food!  Soups especially.

This recipe is one I've been meaning to share for quite some time now, and I'm so excited to finally be getting around to it.

My Baby Registry + Favorites

Baby Hudson is HERE and despite my best intentions to get this blog post up before his arrival, it just didn't happen.

Silver lining:  now I can share what actually works for us & some mini reviews on the things we've used with him in our first month as parents!

This list is a big compilation of what we registered for & received for our baby shower, what we were gifted from our parents, and lots of items we purchased ourselves.

Building a baby registry was such a daunting task, so I hope this helps you if you're building one from scratch too!

My goal was to find a balance with baby purchases-  looking for items with great reviews (or things that were recommended by friends/family) but also looks for the least toxic options, made with organic materials when possible to reduce baby's toxic load (especially with furniture/bedding).

Paleo Crockpot Hot Cocoa

Huge thank you to Taylor of Butter Addict Gone Paleo for guest posting today & sharing this delicious recipe!  This is going to be a staple at our house this Christmas, and I know you'll love it too!  Almost as much as I love Taylor!  Be sure to check out her blog, Butter Addict Gone Paleo.  You can also find her on Instagram HERE.

Gingerbread Men Cookies | PALEO

I am so excited to have my friend Hannah here sharing on the blog today!  She's here with the most adorably delicious Paleo-friendly Gingerbread Men cookies- you are going to love them, and her!  Enjoy!

It's the most wonderful time of the year... truly!

Hannah here from Whole Hannah to share this fun holiday treat of Gingerbread Men (& Women!) cookies with all of you!

I know there is so much tradition around baking cookies and other treats for the holiday season.  It's a time where everyone comes together, that I know you certainly don't wan to miss out on.

If you are like me, though, and follow close to a Paleo diet full time, typical treats like these may not leave you feeling your best.

That's why I've made these fun Paleo Gingerbread Men cookies that are made with simple, grain-free ingredients that are still delicious enough for even the non-Paleo eaters to enjoy!