Hi friends! I recently wrote a guest post for Bare Bones Broth. The company owners, Katherine and Ryan, pour their passion for sustainability and nutrition into their broth, and I love partnering with them in any way I can. Enjoy this quick excerpt, but read the rest of the post on their blog!
If you’re like me, you probably didn’t grow up eating things like organ meat (heart?? Ew!) or bones. Though some people already have a taste for foods like liver pate, beef tongue, and heart, most of us feel squeamish when we think about those “other bits.”
Enter the ancestral way of eating. This promotes the idea that our diets should look much more like what our ancestors ate (a large variety of plants and animals) and less like Lunchables. A core piece of this lifestyle is the need to consume the whole animal – nose to tail.
It’s absolutely true that this way of eating is perfect for those who want to be both economical and environmentally-friendly, but in this article, let’s explore the health benefits behind eating the whole animal.
So why care about those other bits at all? In short, they’re nutrient powerhouses! Parts like liver and bones are concentrated sources of important vitamins and minerals. Let’s take a closer look… Read more
Though it’s true that most people don’t “go Paleo” to save money, that shouldn’t mean you have to throw out your grocery budget! Serving for serving, each of these 25 budget friendly paleo meals is cheaper than a fast food meal. In fact, they average around $3-$4 a serving.
The best part? They’re delicious! I cook some of these meals every week or so. Read more
This is a preview of a guest post that I wrote for All The Healthy Things! Scroll down to read the full post.
Tired? Can’t lose weight? Maybe you’re not eating enough!
In the Standard American Diet of calorie-dense, over-stimulating, processed foods, it is really easy to over-eat.
But when we enter the “healthy eating” world, things get trickier. If you aren’t careful, you may find yourself struggling with the opposite problem! Why does this happen?
Well, under-eating is sometimes done with purpose: a restrictive attitude around food (even healthy food) may be at play. But often, it’s accidental: maybe you’re eating a lot of fiber-rich plant foods that fill your stomach without delivering very many calories (like salads and smoothies). Or maybe you’re just SO BUSY that an afternoon flies by and you forget to eat lunch.
Yes, many people find it incredibly easy to under-eat. I’m one of them. Before I started paying attention to nutrient density and calorie consumption, this is what a typical day would look like: Read more
I’ve never had an eating disorder, but it’s a subject that was constantly inserted into my study of nutrition and health. I’ve known people who have had slightly disordered relationships with food and exercise, and people who have had full-blown, heart-breaking disorders.
No, I’ve never had an eating disorder, but I have been underweight. A few years ago, I had a body fat percentage that was MUCH too low for me (partially because I have “skinny genetics”, but also because of a tendency to accidentally under-eat). I realize now that it played a role in some of my health issues over the years, specifically with hormonal imbalance (for more on my story, read my feature on Primal Palate’s blog). Read more
This post is somewhat my labor of love for you, and somewhat self-indulgent because I LOVE BREAKFAST!
Seriously, breakfast is the best. And if you’re eating a Paleo/whole food diet, you know that cereal or low-fat yogurt for breakfast just won’t cut it.
That being said, here are some GREAT Paleo breakfast recipes from around the web! Some of them are definitely in the treat category, but I think it’s important to have Paleo treat options for special occasions.
For those with an egg or FODMAP sensitivity, I’ve noted which recipes are egg-free or low-FODMAP. I’ve also specified which recipes are AIP-friendly.
I hope you enjoy this list – let me know what you try! Read more
Ahhh…coffee. Our beloved warm drink of choice is such a gray area! It seems like every week I see some flashy news article stating that drinking 2+ cups a day will either make you live forever or make you die sooner. Is it any wonder that this topic makes people throw their hands up in frustration?
Because seeing those unscientific, click-bait articles drives me crazy, I decided to list both sides to the coffee debate for you here! Read more