Although I’m not a big drinker (and living a Paleo lifestyle doesn’t really call for any alcohol), I don’t mind having a glass of something once in a while if I’m out with my girlfriends or my husband. However, there are limitations, given that Paleo doesn’t only call for no alcohol, it also calls for little to no sugar. So what’s a girl to do? For those of you who are also living the Paleo dream, here’s an awesome Drink Cheat Sheet from Paleo Girl’s Kitchen. I’m loving the blended options with fruits and veggies (even though I know those are non-alcoholic). What’s your favorite?
Spring time is a great time to switch up your lunch and dinner recipes, now that seasonal ingredients such as asparagus, avocados, carrots, and zucchini are in. For the freshest ingredients, I like to stroll through the farmers markets nearby. You can usually tell what’s in season by the prices. Items that are out of season will be more expensive, while in-season fruits and veggies will be in surplus and on the cheaper end. So if you’re not near a farmers market, that’s usually how you can tell when shopping at your local grocery store. With that said, here are my favorite easy paleo recipes that are deliciously healthy and perfect for the spring!
When it comes to cooking, I’m all about healthy meals for myself and for my family. If I’m not out with my kids or husband, working or hitting the gym, then you can find me in the kitchen cooking. I love to use my crockpot to make a variety of recipes such as Chicken Salsa and Barbecue Chicken (I included both recipes at the end of this post). If you’re looking for a healthier way to cook besides a stove top or oven, I recommend a crockpot. I bought Food Network 6 Quart at Kohls, but they sell them everywhere, including Amazon. I use it at least once a week. Sure, slow cooking can take a few hours, but it has so many benefits! Plus, it gives you more time to focus on other things in the house like cleaning or a quick seven minute workout, catching up with a friend, or chatting on the phone with a client.
The grocery store can be a challenge for moms and dads across America who are trying to lead their families down a healthier road. Requests for foods like Mac and Cheese, boxed pastas, and sports drinks can curl your hair when you take a step back and ask yourself if this food is good for you- and for your growing children. A quick stop at the “freshly cooked” rotisserie chicken section can add a side of arsenic to your dinner table. It is scary when we think about what we don’t know. Sometimes convenience and supposedly “healthy” can really mean toxic. There are foods that we consume quite frequently, made with ingredients that are not only toxic to our bodies, but also have been banned by other countries. If you’re not reading the labels closely, you may be ingesting food additives that can cause allergies, hormone disruption, organ disorders and so much more. Read on for some of our family favorites that had to be replaced or removed from our table altogether!
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