Health and Wellness Blog

Sweet & Savory Cinnamon Crusted Pork with Apple Compote

If you guys know me, then you know I have a huge sweet tooth, so sweet and savory dishes are totally my jam! And this recipe totally knocks it out of the park. Ignore the fact that it looks like a lot of instructions because I promise you, this recipe is super easy to...

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Last-Minute Gift Ideas For Everyone on Your List

It happens to all of us, we think we’re going to super on top of the game and by all our gifts early! Last-minutes shopping last year was awful, that’s not going to happen again... and then it’s the week before Christmas and we’ve only got half of our shopping done....

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Perfect Paleo Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Seriously, the holiday season just isn’t complete without with a cookie jar filled with festive cut-out sugar cookies. Cookie Santas, candy canes, reindeer—you’ve got to have them! But the traditional sugar cookie recipe isn’t quite “paleo friendly,” so I had to have...

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Supplements 101: Does the Brand Make a Difference?

Many people take supplements and they don’t even know why they’re taking them! Typically, when I ask people why they started taking a certain supplement, I get 1 of 3 reasons: They read about it in a magazine article Their friend is taking it They heard about it on TV...

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5 Reasons You Can’t Lose Weight (Even on a Paleo Diet)

I literally had 3 conversations with 3 individual people and they all said the same thing… they came to paleo thinking that they’d change their diet and all of a sudden they’d just lose a bunch of weight! People have this impression that when they start a paleo diet...

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The Easiest Paleo Pumpkin Pie Recipe (Vegan-Friendly!)

It’s that time of year again—pumpkin season! Who else loves this time of year?! Fall foods (especially the desserts) are all so delicious, but typically not very paleo-friendly. (BOO!) So of course, I had to make my own paleo twist on this Thanksgiving staple: pumpkin...

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Paleo-Friendly Fettuccine Alfredo Sauce with Coconut Milk

When you’re beginning a paleo diet, one of the harder things to give up is pasta… uhm, no more mac & cheese?! Seriously, who doesn’t love mac & cheese? But there are so many paleo-friendly pasta alternatives. You’ve got the infamous zoodles (zucchini noodles) that...

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Perfect Paleo Pie Crust

This recipe comes from page 97 in my desserts cookbook Paleo Sweets. I recently modified the recipe so that it's paleo AND vegan-friendly, so everyone can enjoy their slice 🙂 This recipe makes 1 single pie crust, but you can easily double the recipe and either make a...

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2 Substitutes for Almond Flour That You Can Make at Home

In my Paleo Sweets Cookbook, a lot of the recipes use a combination of different flours including almond flour, arrowroot starch, and coconut flour. And one of the biggest questions that I get from people about those recipes is “what is a good substitute for almond...

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Are Natural Sweeteners Really Any Better For You?

All foods in nature exist as a “complex,” meaning they come packaged together with many pieces, like vitamins and minerals. Your body uses these vitamins and minerals along with enzymes to digest the sugar. So, when you eat a natural sweetener, the need for enzymes...

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HI! I’m Kelsey

Sassy Gal in SoCal. Certified Nutritional Therapist, Wellness Coach, Recipe Developer,
Author of ‘Paleo Sweets’ cookbook, Spa Lover, Fitness Fan, Nature Seeker.

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