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Keto Sweet Bacon Granola Recipe

Keto Sweet Bacon Granola Recipe

I'm so excited!  I found the answer for those of us on a ketogenic - high fat, moderate protein, low carb - diet to have desserts without taking the chance of spiking our blood sugar (remember, we talked about that issue last week?).   The secret lies...

Paleo Nacho ‘Cheese’ from Get Sauced

Paleo Nacho ‘Cheese’ from Get Sauced

If you have been following along with my ramblings either on my blog or podcast, you know that I have a crazy obsession with fake cheese.  I mean, I like good, expensive cheese too, don't get me wrong.  But there's something about the gooey-ness, salty-ness,...

Guest Post:  AIP Twix Bars by Ashley Castle

Guest Post: AIP Twix Bars by Ashley Castle

Hey friends! I’m so excited to be here on WellBelly sharing a tasty AIP treat with you today!  So who am I? Well here’s a little bit about me…my name is Ashley Castle, I’m an NTP like Shawn (we were in the same class!) with a passion for helping people heal and...

Chocolate Mint Balls

Chocolate Mint Balls

Guess what I ate today?...Lamb tongue! Can you believe it?!  I am SO not normally that adventurous.  But, I was with my fellow NTP (Nutritional Therapy Practitioner) friends, and as soon as one person ordered it, I was intrigued and decided to give it a try!...

Plantain English Muffins from ‘Paleo In A Pinch’

Plantain English Muffins from ‘Paleo In A Pinch’

I just realized that I have not used an actual toaster to toast something in a REALLY long time!  I guess that's what happens when you stop eating bread and bread-like items.  Before my switch to a grain-free diet, I ate A LOT of bagels, toast, and english...

Breakfast Mug Cake

Breakfast Mug Cake

Eggs and bacon.  Eggs and bacon.  Eggs and bacon.  Do you ever get sick of starting your mornings this way?  To be honest, I don't.  I could eat bacon everyday.  But, it is the most common question I get from others who are making the...

Gingerbread Balls

Gingerbread Balls

I love Southwest.  I love that you don’t have to pay for checking a bag.  I love that the flight attendants are always funny and entertaining.  I love that flights are guaranteed to be pretty dang cheap.  Yep, you guessed it...I’m on a plane!...

Cinnamon Roll Cookies from “Every Last Crumb”

Cinnamon Roll Cookies from “Every Last Crumb”

I have to admit, I'm not much of a baker.  There are two main reasons: 1) baking from scratch scares me.  The only baked goods I ever made growing up came out of a box and just required adding a few eggs and some vegetable oil (yuck!) and 2) because I have...

Cauli-Hummus

Cauli-Hummus

I'm dreaming of laying poolside with a blazing sun right now for two reasons.   Reason #1:  It has been way below zero here in Boulder, CO for 5 days straight now.  I really don't terribly mind cold weather.  It's a chance to find your thickest...

My 21 Day Sugar Detox – Who’s With Me?

My 21 Day Sugar Detox – Who’s With Me?

Sugar is a sneaky little devil.  It seems to find its way into all of our favorite foods.  It tastes delicious, makes us happy, and leaves us wanting more.   I was able to cut out artificial sweetener, refined sugar, and sugar substitutes without much...

Pumpkin Pie Balls

Pumpkin Pie Balls

 I love apple pie.  And I make a pretty darn good one.  But, I'm always so conflicted when it comes to dessert at Thanksgiving.  I have to have apple pie, but then I really want pumpkin pie too.  I end up filling my plate with both desserts,...

Movie Theater Kale ‘Popcorn’

Movie Theater Kale ‘Popcorn’

I forgot about the blog last week!  It was my first full week of my Nutritional Therapy Program and I was a bit overwhelmed with having school work to do along with maintaining my current fitness business.  To be honest, I loved every minute of it.  I...

Caramel Apple Crumble

Caramel Apple Crumble

Today has been an awesome day for 2 reasons:  1) I reached 1000 Instagram followers and 2) I perfected my BEST RECIPE YET! I haven't been an 'Instagrammer' all that long, but I just absolutely love the community I have built with it.  There are so many...

Avocado Peach Salad Dressing

Avocado Peach Salad Dressing

I'm having avocado frustration over here!  I can't keep up with how quickly they go from being not ripe yet to brown and mushy.  It's literally a one day window.  Because of this, I've been eating a ton of avocado...which is the most delicious thing I...

Nut-Free ‘Nola!

Nut-Free ‘Nola!

Am I the only one that could easily eat an entire box of cereal in one day?  I was a cereal junkie up until a year ago.  Every.Single.Day.  Sometimes 3-4 bowls a day.  And there were definitely a handful of times I ate an entire box in one day....

Citrus Avocado Slaw

Citrus Avocado Slaw

I guess it's pretty obvious that I cook a lot.  And eat a lot.  I really do believe that most of the food I prepare is truly delicious.  I actually think that when I transitioned from just Paleo guidelines to the more restrictive Paleo Autoimmune...

Fast Food Throwdown: Wendy’s vs. Real Food

Fast Food Throwdown: Wendy’s vs. Real Food

I'm getting fancy on you.  Last week, my dad let me borrow his fancy (not his MOST fancy, nobody touches that) camera to practice taking higher quality food photos to display here.  I learned a few things about myself while experimenting: There's a reason...

Basic Sweet Potato Fries

Basic Sweet Potato Fries Serves 4 2 pounds sweet potato, cut into about 1/2 inch strips and peeled if desired 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted Salt and pepper to taste Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Place sweet potato strips on large bowl.  Pour melted...

Real Food Frosty

Paleo Frosty Makes 2 adult treats OR 3 kiddie-sized treats: 1/2 cup coconut milk, full-fat 1/2 cup water 4-5 ice cubes 1 very ripe banana 1/4 cup avocado 1-2 tablespoon honey, depending on desired sweetness 1-2 tablespoon cocoa powder, depending on desired...

Figuring Out Low-FODMAP

Figuring Out Low-FODMAP

Last week went by sooooo fast.  I was busy.  When I wasn't training clients, I was sitting in front of my computer pretending I was a web designer, trying to get this new website to be fancy.  I'm not...not even close.  Ugh, anything computer...

Honey Lime Crockpot Short Ribs

Honey Lime Crockpot Short Ribs

Making the list of the top 10 scariest moments of my life...being one step away from crushing a mouse with my foot at 5:15 this morning!  What is about a tiny mouse that scares the crap out of me??  I've never had to deal with the nuisance of getting...

Devils Food Cake Cookie

Devils Food Cake Cookie

It was hard, coming off the sugar buzz that I had been riding for the past 20-something years. Up until about a year ago, I was backed into a dark corner of sugar dependency without even realizing it.  I thought it was normal to have waves of exhaustion...

5-ingredient, 5-minute Crockpot Shredded Beef

Crockpots are so awesome.  If I could take one cooking gadget with me to a deserted island, it would be a crockpot.  I think that's just proof as to what a lazy cook I am.  I prefer to throw a bunch of random things in a pot and forget that it exists,...

Paleo Salads: 5 Ways From Boring

Would you believe me when I told you that not even a year ago, I HATED vegetables.  Like, really hated them.  I would choke down some raw spinach or steamed asparagus because I knew I had to, but it was a chore.  Once I committed to eating Paleo, I knew...

5-ingredient: Paleo Sardine Salad

Round #2 of eating gross things.  Some people won't think eating sardines is nearly as bad as trying liver, but for me, it was way worse.  I HATE seafood.  I've never been able to stomach it.  I'm not sure why, other than I hate that it usually is...

Paleo Sticky Ribs

A giant amount of meat arrived on my doorstep yesterday and I acted like it was Christmas morning back in 1985 (I was 4, you do the math.)  There is a local company here in Boulder, CO that picks up local, properly raised meat and delivers it to your doorstep....

Sweet Potato Cookies

I eat a lot.  And I don't feel one bit bad about it.  Sometimes I think it's my body making up for all the food I didn't eat when I was a calorie-counter.  For so many years, I was in a constant state of hunger waiting for weight loss that never...

Parsnip Fries

This post was supposed to be about how awesome grass-fed beef liver is and how you all HAVE to try it.  I was supposed to tell you how I'm now going to incorporate it into my weekly meal prep because it's such a delicious way to get all of the much needed...

Two Bite Lemon ‘Cheese’cakes

No matter how little sugar I have in my diet, I still have a pretty solid sweet tooth. I love desserts, especially baked goods. Luckily, there are millions of great Paleo recipes for cookies, cakes, and muffins out there. But so many of them use eggs and almond...

Homemade Coconut Butter

How much do you love eating giant scoops of almond butter?!  Me too!  But, my stomach does NOT like it when I eat mass quantities of nuts so I had to find an alternative.  Enter coconut...my go-to for everything snack related.  I first bought a jar...

Cinnamon Toast Coconut Crunch

I CANNOT got to bed without my 8:00pm yummy snack...totally impossible.  I used to rely on a few spoonfuls of nut butter to satisfy my snacking, but haven't had that easy go-to since beginning the Autoimmune Protocol.  My next favorite paleo snack is...

Sweet ‘n’ Tangy Kale Chips

In my 'Top 10 Foods I Hate' list…kale.  It's bitter and hard to chew.  When kale was first named as a superfood, I vowed to add it to my diet.  So, I put it in my eggs for breakfast every single day for 2 weeks.  Come day 15 of eggs and kale, you...

Bacon Sweet Potato Cakes

Who needs eggs anyway?!  When I started the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol a week ago, I was SO nervous to give up eggs.  I've had 2 eggs for breakfast EVERYDAY for the past 8 months.  If you can't tell, I'm a creature of habit.  I find something I like...

Pan-fried Garlic Beef Zoodles

9 times out of 10, I have no idea what I'm going to make when I enter the kitchen.  Half of those times, I throw stuff together that just shouldn't go together and it does NOT taste good!  But I eat it anyways, of course. And every once in awhile, there are...

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