Nose to Tail: The Nutritional Value of Eating the Whole Animal

Nose to Tail: The Nutritional Value of Eating the Whole AnimalHi 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…
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25 Budget Friendly Paleo Meals

25 Budget Friendly Paleo MealsThough 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.
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Taking “You’re So Skinny!” Out of Your Vocabulary

Taking You're So Skinny Out of Your Vocabulary Body PositiveIt’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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150 Delicious Paleo Breakfast Recipes

150 Delicious Paleo Breakfast Recipes

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!
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10 Tips for Saving Money on Healthy Food

10 Tips for Saving Money on Healthy Food

For those of us who are trying to keep to a budget, buying healthy food without overspending can seem like a daunting task. 

Realistically, paleo meals are usually more expensive than meals that rely on noodles, bread, and other cheap ingredients, but there are still many ways to cut costs and stretch your dollars.

Here are 10 tips I use every month to save money on healthy food! 

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Coffee: The Pros, The Cons

The pros and cons of coffee - good info!

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!
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The Bare Bones Broth Cookbook Review!

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Meet your new favorite cooking companion: The Bare Bones Broth Cookbook! Bone broth pioneers and entrepreneurs, Ryan and Katherine Harvey, have brought you their favorite recipes from the kitchen of the Bare Bones Broth Company. Ryan and Katherine were kind enough to let me peek at the not-yet-released book (and give you a sneak peak at a recipe!) – it really is one of a kind.
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My Top 10 Favorite Natural Home & Beauty Products

Great list of some awesome natural products!

When switching to a more natural, un-processed way of eating, many people also start striving to clean up their makeup, cleaning products, bathroom products, etc.

The thing is, many of the more “natural” products are REALLY expensive, or may not actually be so natural after all. I love learning about new products and DIY recipes that offer quality, convenience, and a chance to save some money!
I decided to list my TOP 10 favorite (and most often used) products and DIY recipes here!

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