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Best Paleo Popsicle Recipes

Best Paleo Popsicle Recipes

Sometimes you just need a cold treat to cool you down and treat your inner child. With Summer just around the corner and an unbelievable number of additives, sugar, and who knows what in store bought Popsicle; now seems like the perfect time to share 

Paleo Sweet Potato Chocolate Chunk Bread

Paleo Sweet Potato Chocolate Chunk Bread

This recipe is for a Paleo Sweet Potato Bread that could fit into anytime of year.  However, this time of year, I love pumpkin lattes, pumpkin bread, and everything that has to do with “Pumpkin Spice”.   Many of my favorite fall recipes can be 

Paleo Diet For Your Pets

Paleo Diet For Your Pets

Paleo Diet For Your Pets Yes, the headline is correct, more and more animal owners are turning to the paleo diet for their pets. The modern dog and cat faces many unique challenges and the most important of these challenges is definitely diet. With the 

The Best 7 Warm and Delicious Paleo Bread Recipes

The Best 7 Warm and Delicious Paleo Bread Recipes

Just because you live a strict paleo lifestyle doesn’t mean you don’t get the occasion cravings for some carb filled goodness. Bread is easily on of the most common foods in our lives from early on and aside from putting in a little elbow grease, 

Best Paleo Donuts

Best Paleo Donuts

Sometimes, you just need that delicious sweet treat, no matter how guilty a pleasure it may be. But rest assured, just because you are paleo doesn’t mean donuts are suddenly impossible. Take a look at these amazing paleo donuts recipes that will have you singing 

Paleo Snacks While On The Go

Paleo Snacks While On The Go

  What Paleo snacks are available at the ready when you have to make a pit stop somewhere? Where can you go to just pick them up once you’ve already set out and forgotten the one bag holding all the healthy snacks? Yep, that happens 

Health Benefits of Brazil Nuts

Health Benefits of Brazil Nuts

It might surprise you to know, but Brazil nuts don’t just come from Brazil.Around 40% of the world’s Brazil nuts come from Brazil. The rest are harvested mainly in Bolivia and the countries surrounding some of the largest South American rivers, including the Amazon. Even 

Prepping Meals For A Week

Prepping Meals For A Week

  The toughest aspect of eating more healthy or switching to a Paleo-based meal plan is prepping for meals throughout the week. This can cover a huge milestone for getting the right nutritional value through those long-drawn-out work weeks. What can be done to make 

Is hemp milk good for you?

Is hemp milk good for you?

  Lactose intolerance is becoming one of the most common food-related allergies doctors diagnose. For someone whose stomach can’t process milk, either because of its lactose or casein, as well as those who choose not to drink milk due to ethical concerns or because it doesn’t 

What is the benefit of eating seaweed?

What is the benefit of eating seaweed?

  Three reasons why this seafood is your new best friend: Nori, Dulse, and Gim. Whatever you call it, here is your nutritional powerhouse. Although seaweed is eaten around the world, Japan is the country most commonly associated with it. According to research, the average Japanese 

Can you eat hummus on Paleo?

Can you eat hummus on Paleo?

  Is Hummus Paleo? Firstly what is hummus ? That old party bowl standby – is a popular Middle Eastern dip made from cooked, mashed garbanzo beans, tahini (a paste made from ground sesame seeds), lemon juice, salt, and garlic. So, is it Paleo? Its 

Is eating pistachios everyday good for you?

Is eating pistachios everyday good for you?

  Pistachios originated in the Middle East and are mentioned in a variety of ancient texts. They’ve been a part of the human diet for thousands of years. With health benefits widely known and celebrated in some populations. Let’s take a look at just what 

Can you use ghee on paleo diet?

Can you use ghee on paleo diet?

I didn’t grow up exposed to a lot of foods that you might consider to be traditionally non-American. (Whatever that means, but you get the idea.) Ghee is certainly such a food. In fact, when I first read about it, I didn’t even know how 

Is drinking raw milk safe?

Is drinking raw milk safe?

  You may have never given milk much thought. After all we are told from a young age that milk is good for you. But have you heard the many recent controversies of raw milk? It is as pure and natural as it can get. 

Is Coffee allowed on Paleo?

Is Coffee allowed on Paleo?

  For many people, the morning isn’t fueled by the excitement of a great day—it’s fueled by coffee, so a question lingers is coffee Paleo? And when the 3 p.m. blues comes around, guess who’s up for coffee round 2 (or round 5 or 6)? 

Is juice Paleo?

Is juice Paleo?

  Juice was a staple of my childhood. Now, with bills and loans and life in general, I long for the time when my toughest choice during the day was whether to take a purple juice box or an orange one. As I grew older, I 

How much garlic should I eat a day?

How much garlic should I eat a day?

We all know that the foods we like can change throughout our lives, but one thing I can say for sure is that I grew up loving garlic and just never stopped! As a seasoning and ingredient in soups and on meats, my family always made 

Are eggs allowed in paleo diet?

Are eggs allowed in paleo diet?

  Strangely enough, I grew up in a farming community without eating eggs very much. They were always around, but I saw them as a “grown-up food.” My dad would make beautiful-looking over-medium eggs, and I’d think wow, I can’t wait to graduate to the one, 

Is monk fruit paleo friendly ?

Is monk fruit paleo friendly ?

  If you’re anything like most people, you’ll read the title and think, “Oh, monk fruit. That’s great! …What’s a monk fruit?” And is monk fruit paleo? Monk fruit has been a hot topic in the Paleo community recently, as it may have potential as 

Why is oatmeal not allowed on Paleo?

Why is oatmeal not allowed on Paleo?

Most of us have sampled some sort of oatmeal creation in our lifetime, whether it’s cookies, oatmeal in the morning, or a family recipe for baked oatmeal squares. In fact, many people tout oats as one of the best breakfast foods for you. Should we 

What are dulse flakes good for?

What are dulse flakes good for?

  If you’re anything like me, you’ll read the title of this article and say, “Great, but what on earth are dulse flakes?”Don’t worry—you’re not the only one. Dulse is a red seaweed that grows on rocks and shells around Canada, Norway, and Ireland. The whole 

What is shiitake mushroom good for?

What is shiitake mushroom good for?

For thousands of years, shiitake mushrooms have been gracing the shelves of traditional Chinese medicine practitioners’ homes. For good reason—these fungi have been renowned throughout history for their potent health benefits. So nutritious they are considered a medicine in some parts of the world. Shiitake 

What is aloe vera good for?

What is aloe vera good for?

  Called the “plant of immortality” by the Ancient Egyptians, aloe vera has been used medicinally for centuries to heal the body, rejuvenate the spirit, and—according to the Egyptians, at least—add years to one’s life. Now, science is beginning to prove what ancient cultures have 

Can I drink beer on paleo diet?

Can I drink beer on paleo diet?

Almost anywhere you go in the world, one thing you’re likely to be able to find is beer, but is beer paleo? In fact, that’s one of the beer’s largest draws—it can be fun to try to sample as many exotic varieties and microbrews as 

What are the benefits of eating avocado?

What are the benefits of eating avocado?

  Fun fact: The avocado was, at one time, called an “alligator pear” for its dark, rough skin.Another fun fact: Later, sailors began using the creamy insides of the avocado as a kind of topping on biscuits, called “midshipman’s butter.”Regardless of what you choose to 

What are the benefits of eating crab?

What are the benefits of eating crab?

Two hundred million years is an extraordinarily long time and that’s right around how long crab has been around. Upright ancestors of humans evolved from monkeys just 4-6 million years ago. And we weren’t REALLY human until about 130,000 years ago (at least by some metrics 

Should I eat sardines?

Should I eat sardines?

  I visited Japan for the first time in 2014. One of the things I was blown away by was the food. The sushi was way better than I ever expected. I generally ate tons of great food for less than I had expected.But one 

Benefits of Sardines

Benefits of Sardines

  I learned early on in elementary school that bringing sardines in for lunch was…not the most popular choice. The fish have a very distinct smell, but they certainly are tasty! Before you give up on these little guys because of their pungent aroma, take 

Why is pumpkin a Superfood?

Why is pumpkin a Superfood?

  It’s that time of year again—carve a goofy face on a big orange pumpkin to delight visitors and add an autumnal air to the front porch. But did you know that pumpkins are good for more than just your next craft project? They’re a delicious seasonal 

Are cherries a Superfood?

Are cherries a Superfood?

  Unlike the majority of super foods that are growing in popularity, cherries are common. They also don’t require any googling to figure out what they are or where to find them. Cherries are beneficial in comparison to most things found in our refrigerators. Cherries 

Which sprouts are Paleo?

Which sprouts are Paleo?

Sprouts can come from a variety of foods, including legumes, veggies, grains or nuts. This can be confusing when questioning if sprouts are paleo since a “sprout” can basically come from anything that has a seed. So, is it Paleo? Before you sprinkle those tasty 

Why can’t I eat peanuts on Paleo?

Why can’t I eat peanuts on Paleo?

Peanut butter, peanut brittle, and just regular old peanuts—these are some snack-time staples. But what exactly is the big hype about these little nuts all about? Many tout the protein and fiber content of peanuts (and legumes in general), but let’s be honest—peanuts are tasty. Since 

What does peanut butter do to your body?

What does peanut butter do to your body?

Peanut butter is more than likely the most popular nut butter, whether you are buying it prepackaged, fresh ground or grinding it yourself; it’s a hit with just about everyone who doesn’t have a peanut allergy. It isn’t any secret that it is a good 

Starbucks is adding almond milk

Starbucks is adding almond milk

  I’m from Seattle, so it goes hand-in-hand that I love coffee, and most notably Starbucks. It’s no surprise that I have a sweet tooth, and occasionally indulge in one of those sugary treats. However, recently Starbucks has made some changes to their menu. Most 

Is kefir paleo?

Is kefir paleo?

  What is kefir? Kefir is a type of carbonated dairy product that has been around for a very long time. Evidence shows that people have been fermenting drinks for thousands of years (around 5000 BC for the Babylonians), and kefir is one such drink. 

Benefits of coconut oil

Benefits of coconut oil

  If you’re like most people, when you hear the word “coconut,” you think “tropical.” It may surprise you, then, to learn that coconut oil has been a popular commodity all around the world. From Europe to Africa to Asia, for thousands of years.In fact, coconuts 

Sweet Potatoes and the paleo diet

Sweet Potatoes and the paleo diet

Ah, the humble sweet potatoes—tasty, packed with carbs and a safe way to refuel after a workout, these starchy tubers provide flavor and variety to a Paleo plate while offering nutrients and fiber to boot.  Here are the goods on these sweet spuds and how 

Is sweet potato flour paleo?

Is sweet potato flour paleo?

Almond flour, coconut flour, sweet potato flour; in the world of Paleo, substituting for standard grain-based flour can be a real task. What do you choose? Where do you find it? And when you do find it, how do you know that you’re not just substituting 

Is Bison healthy to eat?

Is Bison healthy to eat?

If Paleo is all about going back to our roots and chowing down on the things our ancestors ate; then for many of us there’s probably no better animal than the bison. Sometimes called “America’s original red meat.” How on earth do you get your hands 

What are the health benefits of turkey?

What are the health benefits of turkey?

  It’s Turkey time again—time when you sit down with family, watch a football game if you’re so inclined, and pass the food with all the fixings but what are the health benefits of turkey? Front and center in the biggest food celebration of the 

Is it healthy to eat sardines every day?

Is it healthy to eat sardines every day?

  One question some people have asked is if sardines have health benefits, especially linked towards the paleo diet. One of my most vivid memories of elementary school is of sitting in one of our incredibly cramped, 20-person classrooms and eating lunch with friends. They’d 

Why is bacon so tasty?

Why is bacon so tasty?

  Meat candy or as we all know it bacon. You can stuff bacon into practically any food and end up with a more delicious version of that food.  From chocolate to skewered chicken, bacon makes almost everything better (bacon jam, anyone?). And yet, you’ve 

Why is kefir good for me?

Why is kefir good for me?

  Kefir. Is it Kuh-FEER? Or maybe KEE-fur? Turns out you can say it either way, but no matter how you choose to say it, it’s an awesome Paleo food, and you should be including more of this carbonated dairy product in your Paleo regimen! This 

What does Paleo do for your body?

What does Paleo do for your body?

  How the Paleo diet makes you look and feel younger? When it comes to the long list of fad diets; The Paleo diet, seems to be increasingly high on the list. According to, Wikipedia, The Paleo diet, also known as the Paleolithic diet, dates back 

Winter vegetables to try before the season ends

Winter vegetables to try before the season ends

  Guest post was written by Helen Sanders (Author Bio after the article) With the end of winter soon approaching, it’s the perfect time to make the best of the amazing seasonal winter vegetables still available. Our Paleo ancestors ate the food that was in season 

Healthy stocking stuffers

Healthy stocking stuffers

  During the holidays it can be difficult to find the right kind of gifts when it comes to stocking stuffers. What about for your health-conscious friends? What can you possibly give them? We’ve compiled a list of healthy stocking stuffers just in case someone 

Why are whole grains not Paleo?

Why are whole grains not Paleo?

If there’s one characteristic that most modern diets share, it’s the push for whole grains. Major organizations like the Mayo Clinic and the American Diabetes Association insist that opting for whole grains is a more nutritious, heart-healthy option for managing weight and insulin resistance. However, 

Can you eat beans on paleo diet?

Can you eat beans on paleo diet?

Pinto, lima, garbanzo, pea, kidney, lentil…no doubt you recognize at least some of these popular names for people’s favorite legumes. But exactly what is it about them that manage to capture everyone’s attention? Many tout the protein and fiber content of legumes as a major 

Is eating sauerkraut good for you?

Is eating sauerkraut good for you?

Gobbled fridge side straight from the jar or as a tasty topping for pork; sauerkraut is delicious but also beloved as a wonder food by Paleo followers everywhere. Made from cabbage and salt fermented at room temperature for about a week or two; Sauerkraut literally means “sour 

What wine can you drink on Paleo?

What wine can you drink on Paleo?

You can drink all the wine that you want… But if you’re going to drink it (and I occasionally do), then lets at least be clear about why we’re doing it. This is a drink about which there has been a lot of debate in 

Honey on the paleo diet

Honey on the paleo diet

Most of us probably grew up with at least some exposure to honey. Maybe you watched a certain bear in a red shirt take a scoop out of his “hunny pot”. Or perhaps parents and grandparents gave you a spoonful of the liquid gold when 

Is Salt allowed on the Paleo diet?

Is Salt allowed on the Paleo diet?

  There are very few foods that have been as demonized as salt has been over the past 40 years. It’s claimed that salt increases blood pressure, raises your risk of heart disease, and makes a stroke more likely. And those claims are made by the 

Are mushrooms paleo?

Are mushrooms paleo?

  Did you know that mushrooms aren’t plants? In fact, mushrooms and humans are kind of related—we belong to the same genetic kingdom, albeit distantly. I’ve always wondered why people were so eager to eat them? Undoubtedly quite a number of people met their ends after 

What berries are good for you?

What berries are good for you?

Whether they’re red, blue, filled with seeds, or crushed into a smoothie; berries have been hailed as a superfood by scientists and consumers alike. And what’s not to love? The whole berry family is packed with antioxidants. They are rich in nutrients that help to 

What dairy is paleo friendly

What dairy is paleo friendly

For thousands of years, humans have been collecting milk. Maybe because we knew that drinking our mother’s milk was such a great idea; We figured we’d start gathering it from animals, too. Then we turn it into cheese and butter and we’ve got a whole array 

Are pastured eggs worth it?

Are pastured eggs worth it?

  There’s no doubt that eggs are a popular part of the Paleo diet. They’re packed with a host of vitamins and minerals that do a body good. It’s been that way for as long as humans have been around and hungry. Which is, of 

Can I drink almond milk on paleo diet?

Can I drink almond milk on paleo diet?

Almond milk has been around since medieval times. Used as an alternative to cow’s milk, almond milk has been used for cooking, baking, and a straight-up drink. Unlike animal milk, this milk-like drink made from ground almonds contains no lactose or cholesterol. It is helpful 

Are carrots paleo friendly?

Are carrots paleo friendly?

For many, it’s hard to resist the sweet, crisp crunch of a delicious orange carrot. From carrot sticks to delectable carrot cake. We’ve managed to find quite a few spots to stuff this bright veggie into our lives. Because it’s a vegetable, we can expect it 

Are brussels sprouts a super food?

Are brussels sprouts a super food?

“A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine, something Brussels sprouts never do.” ~ J. O’Rourke (1947 – ) Brussels Sprouts generally drive folks into one of two camps–they love them or detest them.  First grown in 

Is olive oil paleo friendly?

Is olive oil paleo friendly?

  If you’ve been keeping an eye on food trends over the last few years, you may have noticed that the world of oils has been going through quite the roller coaster in the press. We’ve seen the rise of canola oil as “the world’s healthiest