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Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Lunchtime either means making a pit stop from work to catch something to eat, or you have a decent lunch hour. Preferably make this the day before since the cook time is around 30 minutes. A lovely chipotle chicken lettuce wrap that will rejuvenate and add a bit of spice to your lunch!

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Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
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Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat your preferred oil (olive or coconut) in a frying pan and quickly place the chicken pieces in. Cook the chicken strips until golden.
  2. Using the same frying pan, after the chicken is done. Add more oil and sautée the onion until soft.
  3. Then add in tomatoes, brown sugar, cumin, and chipotle peppers to simmer for 15-20 minutes. Or until the tomato sauce begins to thicken.
  4. Place the chicken back into the frying pan with everything. Cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Take your lettuce, avocado, and remaining cherry tomatoes to start arranging an open lettuce wrap. Once the lettuce is placed on the plate, place the chicken chipotle mixture on the lettuce. Then place the avocado and tomatoes on top. With a spritz of lemon.
  6. Enjoy!
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Brownies Made With Espresso Beans and Blueberries

Brownies may be the one dessert everyone loves to a point. Now with an added kick of espresso and a sweet fruity touch with the added blueberries. What’s not to love? These brownies bring out a whole new meaning to energized, chocolate goodness and fresh.

Gather a few friends and family members that will want to make this recipe with you. Enjoy your time together and enjoy this healthy dessert!

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Brownies Made With Espresso Beans and Blueberries
Course Dessert
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Course Dessert
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Bring out your mixing bowl and put your sea salt, honey, cocoa powder, espresso, vanilla, baking soda, eggs, cinnamon, and coconut cream (coconut butter).
  3. It is preferred to use a hand mixer or stand mixer to incorporate all these ingredients together.
  4. Afterward, grab your blueberries and gently fold them in (by hand) into your batter so your blueberries do not burst.
  5. Take a brownie sheet (typically 9x16) be sure to grease the sheet. Or use a cupcake tray! Pour the batter on the sheet, tray or pan.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes. 5 minutes before the 30 minutes is up, take a tooth pick and test the middle batch of brownies, making sure they are cooked all the way through.
  7. When the brownies are finished, allow them to cool.
  8. Once the brownies has chilled for a few minutes, drizzle the remaining Coconut Cream. Begin to serve!
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Bacon, Egg and Tomato Muffins

Needing a protein boost in the morning, or looking to have well-rounded muffins that have everything in them? This little recipe will help fuel your body, mind, and soul for those days we really don’t want to get out of bed.

This recipe also allows for over ingredients to be placed within, like bell peppers or another kind of meat.

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Bacon, Egg and Tomato Muffins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 9 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 9 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Bring out the cooking spray and preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cover the muffin or cupcake tray with the cooking spray.
  3. Cook the bacon in a large skillet, keep it on medium heat and continously turn the bacon over. When the bacon is halfway cooked (5 minutes tops). Cut the bacon into small bits.
  4. Take the bacon bits and egg, green onions, 1 cup of cherry (halved or chopped) tomatoes and black pepper. Mix them together in a bowl.
  5. Pour this mixture into the muffin or cupcake tray.
  6. Bake for about 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!
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Stuffed Avocado With Spicy Crab

For those avocado lovers out there! This dish is not only easy to prep (with a maximum of 5 minutes) and a total of 10 minutes to make! With the added protein and the sweet yet, smooth taste of the avocado, you’ll be making this recipe more often than not.

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Stuffed Avocado With Spicy Crab
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Cook Time 10 Minutes
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Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, mix together the chives, mayo, and sriracha.
  2. After the three ingredients above are mixed well. Add in the cucumber and crab meat. Be sure to gentle toss together to incorporate.
  3. Take the avocado and cut open. Remove the pit and either spoon out the avocado or peel away the skin.
  4. Take the avocado halves, and fill the hollowed spot with the spicy crab meat mixture.
  5. Fill the avocado halves to your desire.
  6. Then top the halves with soy sauce and furikake, enjoy!
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Stuffed Butternut Squash, Cinnamon Peppers

These stuffed bell peppers will either have you coming back for seconds or even more!

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Stuffed Butternut Squash, Cinnamon Peppers
Bell peppers stuffed with butternut squash and a dash of cinnamon to add a well-rounded taste. This can be used as an entree or for a snack on the go.
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Servings
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Take your two bell peppers and cut off the top, then scrap out all the seeds.
  3. Place hollowed out bell peppers on a baking sheet. Allow them to cook for 35-40 minutes or until soft.
  4. Meanwhile, with the bell peppers in the oven. Sautée your butternut squash on medium heat with coconut oil.
  5. Once you are sautéing the butternut squash for roughly 5 minutes, add in the diced onion.
  6. Have a separate pan ready to cook the ground beef. Cook until brown with coconut oil.
  7. While cooking the ground beef, crack open the large egg into the pan. Mix together.
  8. If the onions has become clear or translucent, add the onion and butternut squash sautée to your meat/egg mixture.
  9. Then add the remaining cinnamon, walnuts, salt and cardamom.
  10. Be sure to cook everything together, cook until the butternut squash becomes soft and tender.
  11. Then stuff the mixture evenly into your bell peppers!
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Cinnamon Maca Bites

Even though these Cinnamon Maca Bites are in the dessert section of Paleo Living, these bites pack a punch. Since Keto has become interlaced with Paleo, these two various healthy avenues seem to compliment each other. By cutting out the sugar, you’ll receive a healthy dose of protein.

The Cinnamon Maca Bites are filled with nutrient-rich fats and protein. Meaning one bite could fill you up. Consider these little bundles of joy to help boost your day. Every now and then, especially during the holidays, we need a pick me up snack. Instead of reaching for chips, reach for a bite!

Imagine these Cinnamon Maca Bites would be great with a cup of green tea! Another added note, this is a Ketogenic, sugar-free recipe!

By the way, this mini recipe can jumpstart the Ketosis diet!

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Cinnamon Maca Bites
Course Dessert
Cuisine Paleo
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Course Dessert
Cuisine Paleo
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Bring out the food processor. Place every ingredient in the processor and blend for 1 minute.
  2. Make sure to use a silicone ice tray. Or if you can find a mold that can withstand freezing temperatures. Spoon the mixture into the cube spaces.
  3. Allow to freeze for an hour or two until solid.
  4. Then when it's time to serve this mini bites. However, allow the bites to thaw from the mold before taking them out one by one.
  5. These Cinnamon Maca Bites will stay fresh for up to two weeks as long as they are in a sealed container in the freezer.
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Paleo Apple Cider

What’re the Christmas holidays without some Apple Cider? This age-old hot beverage has been used throughout time to warm the mind, body, and soul. This quick Paleo recipe allows anyone that’s looking to keep it a little healthy around the holidays. Or if someone just wants to add a little spice to their table.

 

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Paleo Apple Cider
Course Beverage
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 8 Minutes
Cook Time 5 Minutes
Servings
Course Beverage
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 8 Minutes
Cook Time 5 Minutes
Servings
Instructions
  1. Get out a saucepan or you can use a teapot, place over medium heat. Pour in the unsweetened apple juice.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Stir constantly and let the apple cider come to a gentle boil.
  4. Once the cider begins to boil, let the beverage simmer for 3 minutes.
  5. Remove the saucepan or teapot from the stove. Pour the cider through a strain into the cup of your choosing. Enjoy!
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Making A Peppermint Mocha

A Peppermint Mocha on a chilly Winter day sounds completely divine! Now after all the cooking and baking for the holidays is coming to an end. Being able to make one of your favorite hot beverages is ideal and refreshing. Give this recipe a try and even add some spices to dress up this Peppermint Mocha. Try and relax a little with this heavenly creation.

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Making A Peppermint Mocha
Course Dessert
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 4 Minutes
Cook Time 1 Minute
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Ingredients
Course Dessert
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 4 Minutes
Cook Time 1 Minute
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Get out your blender.
  2. Be sure to already have two cups of freshly brewed coffee ready.
  3. Take all the ingredients and place them in the blender.
  4. Blend on high, until each ingredient is mixed throughly.
  5. Get out your coffee mug and pour the mixture into your cup.
  6. Then the toppings become optional afterwards!
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Pumpkin Seed Vanilla Clusters

While this group of Pumpkin Seed Vanilla Clusters may not look like much, they do serve a vital purpose. While searching out various seeds that were high in Zinc (the one vitamin that is required throughout this flu season) to ensure a healthy and happy home, pumpkin seeds were at the top of that list. Pumpkin Seeds can not only provide a high zinc count but also pumpkin is on the Paleo-approved list!

These clusters can be enjoyed on cereal or as a healthy snack for anyone on the go! This is a great alternative to simply grabbing a pre-packaged food, these clusters will help revitalize you!

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Pumpkin Seed Vanilla Clusters
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 15-20 Minutes
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Course Breakfast
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 15-20 Minutes
Servings
Instructions
  1. Bring your oven to a preheated temp. of 150 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a bowl combine the vanilla extract, maple syrup and coconut sugar. Stir until the three create a thick paste. Afterwards add a small amount of boiling water to thin out the paste, until it looks like a runny syrup.
  3. Dump in the pumpkin seeds and stir until each one is covered.
  4. Get out a backing sheet and place down parchment paper. Then like you would with cookie dough, take about a teaspoon full of coated pumpkin seeds and dallop them onto a baking sheet. Repeat until all the pumpkin seeds are grouped together in little sections.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Do not let the seeds burn, so check on them constently after the 10 minute mark. Allow the seeds to turn a golden brown hue.
  6. Take out the baking sheet, allow the clusters to cool down. You can press together the clusters so they form a ball. However, the clusters will cool off quickly.
  7. Once they've cool the clusters are ready to eat!
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Beet & Caramelized Onion Soup

Did you know including beets in your diet while pregnant can help prevent birth defects.Or that beets have a high amount of B vitamins essential to your overall health. Luckily this root vegetable targets the pancreas, nerve function, kidneys, muscle movement, liver, and bone health. So for towards sweet reward, Beet & Caramelized Onion Soup has a savory yet intense flavor ready for any seasonal illness!

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Beet & Caramelized Onion Soup
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 12-15 Minutes
Cook Time 40-45 Minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 12-15 Minutes
Cook Time 40-45 Minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Bring out the stockpot and place the beets inside.
  2. Add 4 of the 5 cups of Chicken Broth to the stock pot, along with pepper and salt.
  3. Be sure to cover and cook for up to 45-50 Minutes or until beets are soft.
  4. Take out a large skillet and on medium heat, melt the butter or ghee.
  5. Place the onion and carrots in the skillet so they can be sautéed. Constantly stir until the onions have caramelized and the carrots are soft.
  6. Then once the carrots and onions are done, add them to the stockpot.
  7. Allow the soup to simmer and cool down.
  8. Once the soup has cooled, transfer to a blender to incorporate everything into a smooth puree, add the remaining Chicken Broth.
  9. Place back into stockpot, add pepper and salt for a perferred taste. Bring to a simmer and enjoy!
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Garlic Mashed (Yet Creamy) Cauliflower

As Christmas Eve approached, typically the dining tables are lined with food ready to be sampled. However, what about the after effect, overly stuffed and feeling sluggish. We have yet another side dish to utilize this holiday season!

Instead of the traditional mashed potatoes, try your hand at garlic mashed cauliflower! This is an excellent substitute for mashed potatoes without the added bloat! Adding this decadent side dish will offer a better alternative, this recipe can also be changed over time to include your favorite seasonings.

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Garlic Mashed (Yet Creamy) Cauliflower
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 5-6 Minutes
Cook Time 12-15 Minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 5-6 Minutes
Cook Time 12-15 Minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Boil a medium size pot filled with water, add a pinch of salt.
  2. Once boiling add the cauliflower florets. Turn the heat from high to medium.
  3. Cook until florets are soft, about 15 minutes.
  4. Take out a frying pan and on medium heat melt the butter or ghee. Once heated, saute the garlic for 2-3 minutes or until tender and soft.
  5. Once the cauliflower florets are cooked. Remove from the stove and drain out the water.
  6. With a food processor add the florets, the garlic that has been sautéed, and the butter the garlic was cooked in. Also add in the milk (or coconut milk), parmesan cheese, black pepper and salt.
  7. Pulse and puree until smooth and creamy.
  8. Serve with a dash of chives or rosemary.
  9. Bon Appétit
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Sweet Potato Apple Cranberry Bake

Whether you’re looking for the perfect side dish, a healthy protein enriched, post-workout food or, simply a holiday-themed meal… look no further. This Sweet potato apple cranberry dish is exactly what it should be. Not only will it smell like Fall/Winter in your home but this recipe will have everyone going back for seconds.

During the Winter seasons we only want food that smells and tastes good, however, this typically turns into a dish that is lacking in the nutrients department. Nevermind that, this combination of fruits and a healthy starch create a protein fueled dish. You may even notice a refreshing sensation spread throughout your body because of the combined nutrients.

Matter of fact this recipe would even work for someone who is feeling a bit under the weather. The number of healthy antioxidants with the cranberries, cinnamon, apples and sweet potatoes offer a great alternative. These foods working together to add fiber, good carbs and probiotics will make anyone feel better.

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Sweet Potato Apple Cranberry Bake
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 12 Minutes
Cook Time 60 Minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 12 Minutes
Cook Time 60 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Be sure to Pre-heat your oven to 375 Fahrenheit
  2. Grease down the inside of your baking dish (this recipe is specifically for a baking dish) with Ghee or Coconut Oil
  3. Peel the apples and sweet potatoes. Chop them into 1/2"
  4. Take half of the chopped apples and sweet potatoes, place them in the dish. Yes, only half to begin with.
  5. Place only 1/4 of the cranberries into the dish.
  6. Then sprinkle some cinnamon and salt onto the mixture of sweet potatoes, apples and cranberries.
  7. Then repeat with the leftover sweet potatoes and apples, following the rest of the cranberries and the remaining spices and seasonings.
  8. Drizzle either coconut oil or ghee over the top to add a crisp look to your dish.
  9. Cover the baking sheet for 60 minutes or until the potatoes are soft. Check your dish at the 30 minute mark, then proceed every 15 minutes until finished.
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Diary-Free Eggnog

Looking for Paleo-friendly holiday recipes? They seem to be hard to come by because the holidays usually call for anything dairy, gluten and well overly sweet.  However, we intend to change that perception at least one recipe at a time. This Christmas season we will be giving more recipe ideas for this foodie holiday season!

Since eggnog is a staple and generally a traditional drink for these impending Winter nights, here’s an eggnog recipe with a twist! Funny when you search for dairy-free Eggnog you tend to run into recipes that still call for 4-6 egg yolks… even though most people are looking to make this dessert drink without the need for eggs! Well in this recipe we have thrown in an egg-free, vegan, Paleo-friendly recipe for those of you that are struggling. Or for those of you that want to try something new.

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Diary-Free Eggnog
Course Dessert
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 9-10 Minutes
Cook Time 3 Minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Course Dessert
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 9-10 Minutes
Cook Time 3 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Start off with placing the cashews in a glass bowl. Then cover with hot water.
  2. Soak cashews for 10 minutes.
  3. After 10 minutes has passed, strain the cashews and dump the water.
  4. Bring out the High Speed Blender and place every ingredient inside. Blend or pulse until all the ingredients look incorporated and mixture appears smooth.
  5. Serve warm or at room temperature with a dash of nutmeg on top. This can also be served chilled.
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