Category Archives: The Blog

Taking “You’re So Skinny!” Out of Your Vocabulary

It’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

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).
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Stop Using Band-aids: Finding the Root Behind Your Symptoms

Finding the Root Behind Your Symptoms

Fatigue, cravings, constipation, weight gain, skin issues, hormonal dysfunction…all of these symptoms have one thing in common: they all have a root.

That may seem obvious, especially if you’re used to a more holistic and functional view of health. But personally, I find that people still have trouble getting out of “symptom focus”.
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40 Healthy (& Paleo-Friendly) Stocking Stuffer Ideas

40 Healthy & Paleo-Friendly Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Need ideas for healthy and paleo-friendly stocking stuffers? You’ve come to the right place! 

I’ve always loved opening stockings on Christmas morning. There’s just something fun about opening a bunch of random, useful, and delicious little gifts. 🙂

Now that I’m older, I love finding those fun little gifts for others. However, I still like to keep quality and usefulness in mind, which led me to create this list for you!

But don’t limit yourself to stocking stuffers! Many of these products would make great gifts for friends, teachers, hosts, and family members. 🙂

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“How Do I Cook Brussels Sprouts?” – The Farmers Market Series

DELICIOUS ways to cook brussels sprouts!

If you’re new to the blog, I’ve created these quick Farmers Market Series posts to highlight a different in-season veggie each month! This month we’ll look at how to cook brussels sprouts.

I was never really interested in trying brussels sprouts. It seems like they have a pretty bad reputation after being prepared in boring or over-boiled ways for so long, and I can understand why someone would not enjoy eating cabbagey mush.

But now…NOW I am a brussels sprouts fanatic. If they had a spot in every one of my meals, I don’t think I would mind.
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Brown Butter & Herb Roasted Carrots

Delicious roasted carrots made with brown butter ghee and herbs! Makes a great healthy side dish!

I don’t like boring veggies. I need my salads to have all sorts of flavors and textures, and I like most of my veggies roasted or sautéed with fat, garlic, sea salt, and other seasonings (like my favorite-ever-I-could-eat-them-like-popcorn-brussels-sprouts recipe).
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Paleo Banana Chocolate Walnut Muffins

Paleo Banana Chocolate Walnut Muffins

I do not consider myself to be much of a recipe creator – especially when it comes to paleo baking. I dabble, but I mostly follow recipes from other authors. So when I actually create something, and it’s awesome, I’m REALLY excited.

And I’m REALLY EXCITED about these muffins!!
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Simple Paleo Chicken Salad (and a blog update!)

Absolutely delicious and EASY paleo chicken salad!

Hi friends! I hope you’re enjoying this gorgeous October! And if you’re not, you need to visit Rhode Island. I’m now convinced that Rhode Island has the most magical Octobers. Maybe it’s because I just moved here from a land-locked, Midwest state with less foliage (AKA Kansas). Maybe it’s because I now live close to water lined with orange and red and yellow trees. Either way, I’m in awe of the Rhode Island scenery, even while driving.
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Blueberry Cinnamon Antioxidant Smoothie

Blueberry Cinnamon Antioxidant Smoothie

The winter season is all about warm, comforting foods and favorite treats. Unfortunately, the extra sugar intake from pumpkin pie and Christmas cookies can catch up with you (yes, even if they are PALEO treats 😉 ). Combine that with the stress you may encounter during the holidays, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for a depressed immune system and a sore throat on Christmas day (I may know this from experience)!
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“How Do I Cook Pumpkin?” – The Farmers Market Series

How Do I Cook Pumpkin?

Okay, so pumpkin is not the most creative feature for this series, but I’d say it’s pretty relevant for the season! Who doesn’t love eating all the pumpkin things in October?
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