Meatza!

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Remember Dairy Queen Treatza Pizzas? I wish I didn’t. Dang those things were good.

I’d like to say I’ve found its taste rival – the simple and easy to prepare Meatza.

All you need is meat, some spices, an oven, and toppings.

Paleo Meatza
Serves: 2

Ingredients:

Crust:
1lb ground beef
1 Tbs. dried oregano
1 Tbs. dried dill
1 Tbs. thyme
Salt & pepper to taste

Toppings:
1 Tbs. coconut oil
1 red onion, chopped
3 medium green poblano peppers
8 oz Muir Glen Organic tomato sauce
1 ripe avocado, diced
2 eggs, fried

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. In large bowl, combine all crust ingredients and mix together well.
3. Separate meat into two equal portions, and spread each half into its own 8” round pie pan.
4. Place in oven for 10-15 minutes.
5. In low-medium heat skillet, sauté the red onion in coconut…

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Lemon Essential Oil – With Paleo Lemonade

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Young Living’s essential oils are amazing. Here’s just one of their oils with several awesome ideas for its use!

Essential Oils and Paleo Recipes From a Crossfit Gal

10 Uses for Lemon Essential Oil plus Homemade Paleo Lemonade!

There is something so wonderful about the smell of lemon. It’s refreshing, invigorating, and just plain yummy.  Plus it’s another great oil in the Premium Starter Kit!  Lemon is great for all sorts of things my two favorites is cooking and lemon water. But there are even more things you can do with Lemon Essential Oil! Take a look at this list to name a few.

10 Uses for Lemon E

1. Clean Up Stick Messes – As a mother my life is full of sticky messes. Using 1-2 drops of lemon to remove reside from crayons, oil, grease, etc is like magic.

2. Natural Air Freshener – Seriously you guys, that smell is wonderful. I love to put some lemon and purification together in a spray bottle willed with water to use as an all natural air freshener.

3.  Varicose Veins – Rubbing several drops of lemon essential…

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Paleo In A Package

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Eating raw can be a lot of work. Hard work. In an attempt to get away from packaged foods which are full of preservatives, sugars, and ingredients it would take a stack of dictionaries to pronounce their names, the paleo way is a hands on make it yourself lifestyle. This can be tiring and disappointing, especially for those who have little time available to be slaving away in their kitchen. So, for those of you who understand how difficult it can be and to those of you just getting started with this way of eating, I have some great news for you! As I was out running errands today I happened to be in TJ Maxx. Browsing their food isle, I was delighted to find several paleo packaged food options! Now, this might sound like an oxymoron, but I assure you, I am telling the truth.

One of the products I bought to try was made by Laughing Giraffe Organics, and my one complaint is that instead of using maple syrup or honey as a sweetener, they chose agave. Now, I’m my humble opinion, agave isn’t the worst choice, but it’s also not the best and it’s definitely not categorized as “paleo”. With that aside, their Pineapple Snakaroons were phenomenal and made with raw ingredients (other than agave).

Another find was salted plantain chips…no sugar added. To.Die.For! The brand, Turbana, uses simple ingredients to make a delicious product. I bought their lightly salted Plantain Chips, but TJ Maxx had at least two other flavors – Chile Lime and Sweet (not paleo sweetner). I opted for the lightly salted as the other options had small amounts of non-paleo sugar added.

Other items I saw there were chia seeds, products from Two Mom’s in the Raw, fine ground flax seeds, organic cocoa powder, coconut oil supplements and nut and seed clusters. This might not be an exhaustive list as I’m going off of memory, needless to say, I was over the top excited!

So, if you lead a busy life whether it be with a career, running kids around, school, athletics or church and need some easy energy food, take a look at your local TJ Maxx. I know I was pleasantly surprised with what I found.

The Paleo Bandwagon

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We all have them…lapses in our drive to eat healthy and be proactive in finding new delicious recipes. I’m going to be totally honest and tell you, my readers, I’ve been slacking. One to many times of giving myself the okay to eat a delicious looking non-paleo friendly food item has led to a consistent pattern change. I can totally tell. My body feels it. My brain feels it. I’m here to ask two things…

1. I’m getting back on the bandwagon of eating the way I know makes my body feel best – paleo and I hope to use my daily meals as inspiration for you as well as an accountability for me.

2. If your having trouble getting back into the rhythm of clean eating or your starting to give in the unhealthy urges… Join me and start saying yes to health!

Pesto Queen

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Love pesto chicken, pesto on eggs with tomatoes, pesto on cauliflower pizza!!

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Firstly, before you go any further, this is the dairy free version of pesto. Even though I munch on chocolate most days, I don’t eat too much dairy. Having said that, I love pesto but have never made it before. I recently bought a mini blender/processor which is so cute and I finally had the opportunity to make my own dairy free pesto. There isn’t really an exact science to making pesto, just throw in the ingredients and whizz together. Super easy and super delicious. This version I used almonds, but i have also used the more traditional pine nuts, which is equally as delicious. I added the pesto to some freshly cooked pasta as well as with fish. It stores very well if you keep it in a fridge in an airtight container.

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Ingredients: Olive oil (light), a handful of almonds, a bunch of basil (washed) and a pinch…

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Cherry Walnut Almond Flour Cookies

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   The cookies I am going to share with you today are a unique cross between a cookie and a biscuit in texture. I over baked mine just a tad, but they still came out delicious. Also, I made quite a few substitutions as well as decreased the amount of sweetener I used in them.  As far as substitutions go, because I didn’t have any dried cherries on hand, I rehydrated some dehydrated coconut instead and used that. Also,  I used almond extract instead of vanilla extract (made them soooo yummy and nutty flavored). I would definitely make them again….just hopefully next time I have some kind of dried fruit (cherry, apricot, raisin) to put in them.
Recipe
1 1/2 cups almond flour
1/4 cup butter softened
1/4 cup sugar (for a less sweet cookie, only fill the quarter cup measurer 3/4 of the way full. Also, a good sugar substitute would be coconut sugar)
1 egg
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup shredded coconut(rehydrated) or dried fruit of choice
1/3 cup chopped walnuts 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients together in a medium bowl. Spoon onto greased cookie sheet making medium sized balls. Bake for 8-10 minutes.