Traditional meatloaf includes breadcrumbs, eggs and some sort of sauce, like ketchup. I am not a big fan of meatloaf with ketchup, and when I adopted a more Paleo way of eating, I cut out the breadcrumbs, but still used to include eggs. One night, I didn't have any eggs, and it was still great, so this is the recipe I stick with and hope you enjoy it too!Read More
These are great make-ahead options for breakfast or a quick snack during the busy day!Read More
These patties are super easy and super good! We eat them for breakfast, lunch or dinner and just change the sides.Read More
This recipe is another super easy, one dish meal that is also nutrient dense, really versatile and tasty! You are only limited by your imagination 😊 In the picture above, I used ground lamb, but you can use any ground meat. You can also change out or add vegetables, and/or add spices and herbs based on your taste and preferences.Read More
I am a big fan of ease in the kitchen, as long as the dish tastes good and is full of nutrients! This recipe is a super easy, one dish (pan) meal that is also very versatile, nutrient dense and tasty. Feel free to apply this same approach to a variety of combinations based on your prefernces.Read More
DIY nut milks are, of course, more time consuming than their store bought versions, but they are also super easy to make, much more clean (without any commercial additives), are more versatile, and are really delicious. If you are tired of almond or coconut milk, for example, why not try pistachio? Here you go:Read More
This recipe is really easy, nutrient dense, and can be a nice option for breakfast during the busy work week.Read More
June is Avocado month in California, and the peak season for this fruit. Avocados are great sources of nutrients like fiber and healthy fats, as well as many vitamins (Bs, C and E), minerals (magnesium, copper, potassium) and antioxidants (carotenoids and flavonoids). According to World's Healthiest (WH) Foods website: the fat in avocados helps with the absorption of some of the other nutrients, like the carotenoids and even helps with the conversion to the active form of vitamin A. The darker green portion near the skin has a higher concentration of the carotenoids, so be sure to get all of the avocado out of the skin. Also, if you are looking for more reasons to include avocados in your routine, according to WH website, avocados have the following health promoting benefits:Read More
This recipe can be really quick and easy if you have some left over cooked rice (optional) and if you have some frozen cauliflower rice. I usually get frozen and organic Cauliflower Rice from Trader Joe's.Read More
This recipe is full of nutrients, and is really quite easy and versatile. I make it with whatever veggies I have around or sound good. My favorite fish to use is Black Cod, also called Sablefish, which is a nice source of Omega 3 fatty acids, but you could use any fish, really. I have used: Halibut, Petrale Sole, and Salmon. Feel free to get creative!Read More
My daughter is super picky, but she LOVES pesto, so I am happy to make it regularly to add a boost of phytonutrients from the basil, and the fresh lemon juice, and it is a great source of healthy fats from the olive oil. It goes nicely with grilled salmon, mixed in with scrambled eggs, over roasted veggies, mixed in with salad dressing, added to marinara sauce, and of course, over lentil pasta, spaghetti squash and regular pasta.
This recipe is really basic, super simple and nutrient dense:Read More
1 Shallot, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp Olive Oil, Avocado Oil, or Coconut Oil
1 lb Wild Shrimp, peeled, cleaned, and deveined
8 oz Mung bean sprouts
1 - 2 Zucchinis, spiralized (zucchini noodles)
1 Tbsp Fish Sauce (Red Boat Brand)
After shrimp have been cleaned and prepped, place in a bowl and add the fish sauce.
In a saute pan, heat oil over medium heat.
Add shallot and cook until starting to brown, so about 1 minute.
Add shrimp to the pan and cook for about 5 minutes.
Add bean sprouts and zucchini and cook for about 5 more minutes, until veggies are softened and shrimp are done.
Sprinkle with fresh cilantro.
Looking for a quick, easy and nutrient dense recipe for taco night? Here you go!Read More
Making coconut milk at home is a nice way to make it just how you want it, as far as consistency/thickness, and also gives you the piece of mind knowing that there aren't any added preservatives or emulsifiers. Here is a recipe I like a lot:Read More
Looking for an easy and warming bolognese sauce for those cool and wet winter days? You have come to the right place! Here you go:Read More
Smoothies can be a great way to get a variety of nutrients. They are especially nice in the summer months when fresh fruits and veggies are in abundance, and in our house, they provide nice nutrient dense breakfast options even in the winter months for a picky 10 year old who would opt for cereal, pancakes, toast or any other bread-y type food, if offered... I am always looking for ways to provide health promoting information to our cells, so I follow these guidelines for building a nutrient dense smoothie:Read More