Coconut Protein Cookies

Coconut Protein Cookies Oh.m.wow. These cookies. You guys, seriously. I found the original recipe for this at theheartysoul.com and fell in love. Start by mixing the following ingredients: 2 cups of shredded coconut flakes 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 honey 2-3 tbsp Water 1/2 cup protein powder 1 tsp vanilla It…

Avocado Egg Cups

Avocado Egg Cups I read a study recently that said a diet that includes healthy fats is more successful for women wanting to lose weight.  My friend Kelli made these at work a few weeks ago and I fell in love. So when I started planning my 21 day fix meal plan, I knew these…

Paleo Chicken Parm

Mock Chicken Parm You guys, this is divine. That’s the only word to describe this food. Ingredients: 1 spaghetti squash 1 cup Spaghetti sauce (canned or homemade) 2-3 Chicken Breasts, cooked and chopped. Spices (see below) Parmesean cheese Cut spaghetti squash in half, spoon out seeds. Drizzle with olive oil, and then sprinkle with salt,…

Mock Chicken Parm

Mock Chicken Parm You guys, this is divine. That’s the only word to describe this food. Ingredients: 1 spaghetti squash 1 cup Spaghetti sauce (canned or homemade) 2-3 Chicken Breasts, cooked and chopped. Spices (see below) Parmesean cheese Cut spaghetti squash in half, spoon out seeds. Drizzle with olive oil, and then sprinkle with salt,…

A Smooth Criminal

I love fruit smoothies! I’m not a big fan of things not in their right form… Example: pumpkin spice drinks. Pumpkin pie is a solid, not a liquid. However, this rule goes out the window with fruit smoothies!! I have decided to try to make fruit smoothies my morning routine in the new year, so…

A New Day, A New Me

Back in January, I made some goals for myself for the new year. I hate resolutions, so I make goals. Anyway, I made some goals for myself and it included working on myself – healthy body and healthy mind. I have been working on the healthy mind part over the last few months. I have…

Paleo Update

Paleo is going well. I am still taking it slow and trying to learn what my body can and cannot tolerate. I have figured out that Wheat really does cause issues for me. I also found out that alcohol is no longer something I can partake in – it gives me super-duper tummy aches. I…

Easy, protein packed breakfast

Breakfast Ideas Here are some great ideas for a healthy protein filled breakfast. I usually add in a bowl of strawberries and blueberries to whatever I am eating. These are my favorites, and they are all Paleo friendly (gluten free). Berry Smoothie This is easy, mix 1/4 cup each strawberries, blueberries, and pineapple. Add 1…

Paleo Update

So, I’ve had a few friends asking me how the “Paleo Thing” is going, and I decided to give another update. It’s going well. That’s about all I can say. Have I been perfect? Nope. I have had moments where I just really want a cheeseburger. They are few and far between, because I can…

Paleo Week 1 Wrap-Up

Well, week one has gone very well… in my opinion. I have lost 4 pounds already this week, and I feel like I am seeing some other positive benefits. Less bloating, less gassiness (don’t laugh, everyone does it), and my skin on my face is already starting to clear up. I am finding this incredibly…

Here I go… #paleolife

Well, I’ve decided to give this paleo thing a try. I have been looking at it for a while now (about 5 months) trying to decide if I want to do it or not. I have been talking with a friend over the last few days about her journey with paleo, and I have decided…