Pizza Frittata | PALEO, Whole30



One of the many things I love about blogging is the fact that I can reach you guys from just about anywhere (as long as I've got a WiFi connection!)  And today that somewhere is Disneyland!  I'm here with my mom and younger brother, since it's become sort of a tradition to take a trip "just the three of us" before back to school/work time.

Now although it's the land of churros, ice cream treats, and corn dogs... I'm still managing to eat pretty clean.  There are actually a ton of healthy options, especially at the sit-down restaurants.  But with the number of "steps" we get in trekking it back & forth between Disneyland and California Adventure... I wouldn't feel too bad if a corn dog or Dole whip snuck onto the menu!

Slow Cooker Asian BBQ Meatballs | PALEO, Whole30


I haven't shared much about my health/weight loss journey and how I found a Paleo diet.  It was a long road to where I am now, but the Paleo part started for me about 5 years ago when I met Dathan.  He showed me by example that you could be healthy, strong, and thriving on a super simple diet free of dairy and grains.  I jumped on board the Paleo train, thinking maybe it would be a "fad" for me... and here I am 5 years later, still going strong!

Over the years, I've come up with so many Paleo-fied recipes to replace the comfort food favorites I once splurged on.  But one realm I haven't quite conquered is the party food snack table... because I'll still 100% go to town on some chips & salsa if they're sitting in front of me at a gathering.

Three-Ingredient Soft Baked Cookies | PALEO, Vegan


I have come up with many fun Paleo-fied dessert recipes over the years, and love whipping them out on special occasions to impress friends & family with how delicious grain- & dairy-free baking can be.  A couple of my favorites?  My simple Lemon Bars and popular German Chocolate Cake Bars.   

Both are Paleo friendly, but do require a little time and effort.  And while I love them *so much*... I don't always feel like spending a ton of time in the kitchen... especially when I've already spent my time cooking dinner & cleaning all that up.

Tuscan Chicken Skillet | PALEO, Whole30


With summer time here and more time on my hands, you'd think I wouldn't mind putting in more work in the kitchen.  But with the summer heat and 100 other things on my to-do list that I'd rather be spending my time on, turning on the oven and spending a whole lot of time on dinner doesn't always make the cut.

So here I am, a good way through the summer:  still craving those fresh summer flavors and wanting enough food made to get us through lunches the next day, but not willing to spend more than about 30 minutes on a meal.  Sound familiar?

Vanilla Cashew Collagen Bites | PALEO, Whole30


In case you haven't noticed, collagen is slowly taking over.  It's all over Instagram and YouTube, and sneaking into tons of skincare products too.  Are you guys on board with it?  Pretty sure you already know that I love it!

Collagen is great in coffee and smoothies, and I also love how it dissolves pretty effortlessly into most recipes.  A sneaky way to get in extra protein to snacks and meals that need a boost.