Turkey Italian Meatballs | Paleo & Whole 30

Turkey Italian Meatballs | Paleo & Whole 30

Weekday dinners are the bane of most diets. It's always a few days into the week (I'm looking at you, Thursday night) when you realize you are just too tired to cook dinner. You have done great on salads and chicken breast up until now, but seriously, you just want some good, tasty, soul fulfilling comfort food. And you don't want to take time making it. Sound familiar? We've all been there.

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Paleo Plantain Pancakes

Paleo Plantain Pancakes

This recipe is probably my most exciting discovery of 2018 so far. I had no idea up until this point, that plantains could substitute as flour in just about any recipe that calls for flour. How cool is that?! Subbing flour with a nutrient dense fruit filled with good fats, vitamins, low in sugar, AND tastes amazing is basically like stumbling upon a pot of gold.

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Chai Latte Chia Seed Pudding | Whole 30

Chai Latte Chia Seed Pudding | Whole 30

It's Day 15 of Whole 30 (halfway, whoop!). I am feeling great but, I must admit, I'm getting pretty tired of my usual breakfast. Since we have been attempting to go egg-free this month, my breakfast usually consists of kale, turkey meat, and some fruit. Not bad, but also not exciting 15 days in a row. So, I decided to switch things up and make a batch of chia seed pudding for the week.

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Homemade Chicken Stock ("Bone Broth")

 Homemade Chicken Stock ("Bone Broth")

I have to admit that I have been an avid Paleo dieter for around three years now, and never had the courage to make my own bone broth. I always found the process so daunting. I also had serious concerns about burning down my house with a slow-cooker left on for 24 hours. Well, friends, I finally worked up the courage and made my first batch of bone broth. And guess what? It was as easy as it was delicious. And my house is still standing. Win!

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5 Minute Chicken Salad | Paleo & Whole 30

 5 Minute Chicken Salad | Paleo & Whole 30

I'm all about quick and easy when it comes to cooking. Two full-time working parents, a two year old, and a dog that wants to be a two year old, means time is always limited. When we started considering doing a Whole 30 challenge, I was immediately hesitant. I know how much time prepping meals can take, and I also know how quickly a diet can be ruined when you don't have a compliant meal ready to go.

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Whole 30 Chicken "Tortilla" Soup

Whole 30 Chicken "Tortilla" Soup

Ok, don't hate me. There are no actual tortillas in this soup. Unfortunately, I do not think Whole 30 compliant tortillas will ever exist. The good news, however, is that you can always substitute tortilla chips with plantain chips which are 100% compliant (barring no added oils or sugar). Kind of the same?... Ok, it's just 30 days, you can do this.

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Roasted Pear and Goat Cheese Salad

Roasted Pear and Goat Cheese Salad

I mentioned in my previous post that my lovely sister is hosting this year's Thanksgiving dinner for our entire family. I was asked to contribute two sides to the feast. Accompanying my Honey Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts, will be my Roasted Pear and Goat Cheese Salad. I made this salad last year and it was definitely a winner. The best thing about making this as a side is that it is SO easy. I mean, seriously easy! Easy AND delicious? Count me in!

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