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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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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
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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
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Course Beverage
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 8 Minutes
Cook Time 5 Minutes
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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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10 Health Benefits of Cinnamon

 

When you think of cinnamon, the first thing that comes to mind may be fall and all of the delightful, cinnamon filled treats. But, cinnamon has long been used around the world for its health benefits. Cinnamon has many benefits beyond being a loved spice and flavorful additive to both sweet and savory dishes.

1 Antioxidants

The majority of cinnamons health benefits can be attributed to the fact that it is rich in antioxidants. As a matter of fact, one teaspoon of cinnamon has just as many antioxidants as a full cup of pomegranate juice does. According to, Cinnamon Vogue, cinnamon is one of the top 7 antioxidants in the world.

2 Healing Properties

According to the, NCBI, Cinnamon has healing properties and can successfully be used to treat open wounds. The study showed significant improvement of pain, swelling, and redness in comparison to those not treated with cinnamon. 

3 Weight Loss

Cinnamon can help you lose weight by creating a chemical reaction when it is consumed. Your body reacts to the heat from the cinnamon and works to chemically digest it. This in turn speeds up your metabolism.

4 Sore Throat

It is believed that if you take cinnamon as soon as the symptoms of a sore throat and cough begin, the bacteria fighting agents in cinnamon will stop it in its tracks.

5 Food Preservative

Cinnamon may also be used to ward off bacteria and keep food fresh longer, even without refrigeration. According to, Cinnamon Extract, studies have shown that breads packed with cinnamon oil in the packaging combated 96% of mold growth compared to the bread packaged without it. It is believed that cinnamons antibacterial benefits are responsible for this outcome.

6 Massage Therapy

Cinnamon is extremely popular in massage oils for its natural heating effect. When combined with another oil, applying cinnamon oil directly to the skin is not recommended, it can be extremely useful for relieving muscle and joint pain.

7 Menstrual cramps

It is believed that the antioxidants and antimicrobial benefits of cinnamon can be used to relieve painful menstrual cramps. It is also able to fight microorganisms with its anti-inflammatory properties. More research is still needed to prove these effects one menstruation.

8 Cancer

Studies on animals have shown cinnamon to be beneficial in protecting against cancer. While far more research and clinical trials are still needed, cinnamon could give us a link to fighting of cancer in the future. It is believed that the cinnamon can reduce the growth of cancer cells and prevent blood vessels from forming in tumors.

9 Ant Repellant

Ants absolutely detest cinnamon. Sprinkle cinnamon at any entry point for ants in your home or areas where you have had a frequent ant problem. Sprinkling cinnamon directly on an ant bed will also cause them to move elsewhere. 

10 Cognitive Awareness

It is believed that just the smell of cinnamon is enough to keep your brain alert. Cinnamon oil is becoming extremely popular in perfumes and essential oil mixes. Cinnamon oil is mixed with a base oil and occasionally some others and then applied to the temples, forehead, neck, and even in oil burners to increase alertness and overall cognitive response.

Breakfast Paleo Granola

Breakfast is a meal characterized by many sugary and tasty treats. Eggs are great, but the occasional sweet tooth meal is a must!

This recipe is great for snacks, breakfasts, camping – any time you need to eat on-the go! We make this for camping trips and usually one of our prep meals at the beginning of the week… although it doesn’t last time long!

Granola has one of the highest content of sugar of any food for breakfast! This one has some sugar in the dried fruit and honey. If you have to stay away from sugar for a medical reason or natural sugars are difficult to digest, then limit or omit the honey and make sure to use a low-glycemic fruit like blueberries (without the added sugar).

We love the granola with dried cranberries – and they are easier on the wallet than some of the other dried fruits.

Ingredients

1. ¾ cup sliced almonds

2. ½ cup of walnuts

3. ½’cup of pumpkin seeds

¾ cup of unsweetened coconut

4. 3 tablespoon honey ( can omit if trying to lose weight)

5. 1 cup of dried fruit

6. 1 tablespoon cinnamon

7. 1 teaspoon of sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Combine the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Make sure to mix the sunflower seed nut butter and honey into all of the nuts to bind them together.
  3. Place the mixture into an oven safe pan, and bake for about 20-25 minutes.
  4. Refrigerate for two hours and keep refrigerated until right before eating (or it will fall apart).
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Breakfast Granola
Perfect breakfast or snack food to make on-the-go. Paleo granola has a chorus of nuts and a some natural sweeteners to make this tasty treat.
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Combine the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Make sure to mix the sunflower seed nut butter and honey into all of the nuts to bind them together.
  3. Place the mixture into an oven safe pan, and bake for about 20-25 minutes.
  4. Refrigerate for two hours and keep refrigerated until right before eating (or it will fall apart).
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