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Paleo-Friendly Fettuccine Alfredo Sauce with Coconut Milk

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 you’ve probably heard about. But you can also use other things like cucumber, beets, sweet potato, butternut squash, carrots—you can spiralize so many different foods. And then, of course, there’s spaghetti squash!

I’ll admit, sometimes these paleo “noodles” can take a bit of getting used to, but I promise you’ll get there! And you know what helps? Topping it off with a DELICIOUS sauce! Like this paleo-friendly alfredo sauce. Seriously, this masterpiece can make any pasta dish crave-worthy!

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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 flour?”

This is a consideration for myself as well because, after I wrote the cookbook I discovered that I was sensitive to almonds!

As I was creating the cookbook and testing out the recipes (aka eating lots of cake, cookies, and brownies) I was wondering why I was feeling so terrible all the time. Surprisingly, no, it wasn’t because I was eating too many sweets—it was simply because I was eating too much almond flour! Who knew?! I was thankful that I discovered the cause, but then I had to start finding substitutes for almond flour in all my recipes!

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Are Natural Sweeteners Better For You

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 and nutrients is filled by what’s in the sweetener, so your own stores stay intact. Your digestion of sugars is supported by what’s in these unprocessed sweet treats!

But when we refine these foods, the way we do with many sweeteners, we strip away all of the beneficial nutrients until we’re left with just the sugar. Without those vitamins and minerals, you are left depleted when you eat it since your body is forced to it’s own stores to aid digestion.

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Oven Roasted Whole Cauliflower Head (aka “Roasted Brains!”)

Oven Roasted Whole Cauliflower Head (aka “Roasted Brains!”)

Cauliflower has so many health benefits: it can help fight cancer, improve heart health, it’s rich in vitamins and minerals, improves digestion… the list goes on and on! But, it can get kind of boring when you’re just steaming it. Bland and boring veggies are never exciting to see on the dinner table!

Being inspired by Halloween, I decided to try a new take on cauliflower with my “roasted brains” recipe!

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3 No-Bake Paleo Chocolate Treats Your Friends Will Love

3 No-Bake Paleo Chocolate Treats Your Friends Will Love

You’ll love them, your friends will love them, your kids will love them, your parents will love them. Seriously, everyone will love these 3 no-bake chocolate treats! They are SO simple. And get this, you don’t even have to turn on your stove!

For me, these have become the perfect midday snack when I’m craving something sweet. Easy, quick, and delicious! What more could a girl ask for?!

Try them out, experiment with taking your own twist on each of them, and let me know what you think!

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What You Need to Know About S.A.D.

Do you ever notice that you start to feel blue around the same time each year? Right around the time when the days start getting shorter and the sun starts setting earlier. That’s due to a condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD, (how aptly named, right?). Over 3 million people experience S.A.D each year—it’s become so common that it’s now recognized by the DSM and is defined as “recurrent depressive disorder with a seasonal pattern.”

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