Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles | PALEO, Keto, Vegan

What do Easter, Halloween, and my favorite Dairy Queen Blizzard have in common?  Chocolate peanut butter candies:  aka Reese's.

It's been a long while since I've had a Dairy Queen Blizzard, but I've definitely gone for an Easter chocolate peanut butter egg just about every year when they hit the shelves!  They're always worth it to me, but a healthy version that tastes even better?  With good quality ingredients?  SIGN ME UP.

Teriyaki Chicken & Vegetable Rice Bowls | PALEO, Keto, Whole30

You guys know I'm all about the flavor over here, and I love me some good healthy takeout-style meals, but I'm also all about dishes that don't take 7 days & 7 nights to make and clean up.

Teriyaki Chicken Bowls sound simple until you think about it for a second... scratch-made sauce, rice, veggies, chicken.. it's a lot of components.

But, I promise you, I have made the process SO SIMPLE.  With zero flavor lacking!

Chocolate Chip Coconut Baked Oatmeal | Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Oatmeal... who's on board?  

I've been eating "Paleo" (no gluten, grains, refined sugar, legumes, dairy, soy) for several years now - since I met my now husband who introduced me to it!

Of course I go off course here and there.  Sometimes that's when we eat out, visit my parents (you can't not eat candy when you visit home right?), just feel like a donut, or when the holidays are here.  I'm not a robot and can't eat the same things every day...

But when I'm back to "my usual" it typically consists of nutrient dense foods - meat, eggs, veggies, nuts, other healthy fats, some fruit.  It's what makes me feel my best.

Over the years though, as I've played around with rounds of Whole30 and going on & off track here and there, I've realized which things I can add back into my diet with not much difference in the way I feel.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Spaghetti Squash Casserole | PALEO, Keto, Whole30

Chicken.  Bacon.  Ranch.  What is it about that flavor combo!?  There's just something about it - like peanut butter & jelly, a burger & fries, pizza & beer (okay so I don't drink beer, haha).

I do love sweet treats every now & then but when give the choice, savory always wins my heart.  And this dish is all about the savory comfort food.  It's my chicken bacon ranch dream come true.

Spaghetti squash is one of my favorite things in life - you've heard me talk about how I hunt it down in stores when I know it's coming back in season (Trader Joe's usually wins for having it in stock first).

Sausage Minestrone Soup | PALEO, Keto, Whole30

Soup season is one of my favorite seasons- and to be honest I make it a year-round thing around here!

I love how easy soups are to throw together, and how they fill me up without making me feel overly stuffed- you know what I mean?  

They also store SO well, so I can easily save a serving or two in the freezer and defrost when I'm in a pinch for lunch or dinner.  Sometimes I'll even double the whole batch and make several servings at once!