Oven Roasted Broccoli

I've been posting lots of protein recipes lately, so I figured I would switch things up a little... because every meat calls for a tasty veggie to go with it!

Broccoli has always been one of my favorites, but this oven roasted version takes broccoli to a whole new level! It gives it an amazing flavor, sure to impress even non-broccoli-lovers.

Shredded Salsa Chicken | Paleo, Whole30

This oldie-but-goodie recipe has become an easy favorite for many, and has remained a go-to in our house as well!  Make this as a "meal prep" for dishes throughout the week, or get a simple weeknight dinner started before you leave for work.  Updated as of May 2017.

 Life has been crazy lately... but isn't it always?  I have been studying intensely for the comprehensive exam my graduate program requires students to pass in order to officially get their Master's degree (not fun).

Mini Meatballs

Whether you're looking for an appetizer dish for entertaining, or an easy source of weekday protein: these meatballs are it. Besides tasting amazingly addictive, these little guys are packed with nutrient-dense, high-quality beef.

Try these as a bite-size snack on game-day, or serve them with dinner over Tomato Basil Meat Sauce.  If you're prepping to eat healthy during a busy week, try freezing a batch after they're cooked. Then, just pop a few in the microwave to thaw before eating.

I made these last weekend for my family to snack on while we watched football playoffs on Sunday (go 49ers!). The recipe makes about 50 small meatballs, & there were no survivors... I'd say they were a hit ;)

Raspberry Vinaigrette

Salads are one of the best ways to cover all your bases at once in terms of consuming a nutrient-dense, well-rounded meal. I think we all know by now just how much good a salad can do for us, but we also know that they can get boring. It's also a pretty well-known fact that there's lots of dressings out there just waiting to destroy your healthy salad.

My Paleo Pyramid

With every new "diet" or eating style, it seems there's a giant list of what not to do. You're told exactly what you should not be eating, & then you're wondering "What's left?" My favorite thing about the Paleo eating style is the giant list of amazing foods that you should eat. Once you get a feel for what those foods are, & in what quantity you should be eating them, putting together meals becomes so amazingly simple. And when you get comfortable with the lifestyle is when you can get creative. Cooking (and eating) should be fun! 

So here's my little guide of what foods to focus on, and in what quantities. I hope you find this helpful; and once you get to know it, come back for recipe ideas using these simple, flavorful, & nutrient-dense foods.

High-quality lean meats should make up the largest part of your diet, and should be present in each meal.
Grass-fed beef, wild-caught fish & seafood, free-range poultry & eggs.

Fresh Guacamole

 It's that time of year when we're all trying to get back on track~ new year, fresh start to our healthy eating habits. However... it's also almost time for football playoffs, which means greasy game-day snacks to throw you off.

Whether you're headed out to a Super Bowl party, or entertaining at home~this guacamole is the perfect dip to keep you feeling satisfied, without breaking your diet goals. It's super fresh & flavorful, and an easy crowd-pleaser!