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Paleo Slowcooker Teriyaki Chicken

This recipe for paleo slowcooker teriyaki chicken was born out of a need to replace a void, the void left in my heart when I decided to let go of the rice bowl places I love so much during my Whole 30.¬†Fortunately enough for me, the places near me (Waba Grill is my jam) still offer kale salads with the meat, minus the teriyaki sauce. That’s all fine and dandy, but seriously where’s the fun in that? At the end...

Stress, What is it Good For?

stress

Stress is something I’d like to consider myself an expert on, considering I’ve partaken in it almost daily for the span of my adult life. Stress is a tricky subject because there really is two ends of the sword – stress can be of value when it teaches you something, or helps prepare you for a big life event (or running away from a saber-toothed tiger). On the other end, chronic stress can be detrimental to our health when it’s...

Paleo Stuffed Peppers

paleo stuffed peppers

I can’t believe we’re already halfway through August! I mean I’m glad that summer is almost over because in California summertime is like walking on the sun, but it’s crazy how quick this year is flying by. All the kiddos are starting to head back to school, and that means that time crunches for meals are gonna get a little tighter. These paleo stuffed peppers are the perfect meal for busy families because well, it practically cooks itself. When I...

My Organic Skincare Routine to Keep Acne at Bay

organic skincare routine

I’ve spent most of my teen years and young adult life battling acne. As a kid, it started getting pretty bad around middle school, and I mean we are talking CRATERS that were super red and extremely painful to not only my skin, but of course my ego. When your a teenage girl and your skin goes sideways like that, it’s hard to have any shed of confidence. Of course as I got into high school I started caking on...

Paleo Yogurt Tarts

paleo yogurt tarts

Anything that can double as dessert for breakfast is a thumbs up from me (well I mean as long as its healthy). These paleo yogurt tarts not only hit the mark on yumminess, they feature minimal ingredients that are clean as a whistle! When I was younger, cereal was my jam. I would buy a box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch in the morning, and those little babies would be gone by the end of the day, it was ridiculous. Most...

Meditation Practice for Beginners

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When I was at my worst with my battle with anxiety and panic attacks, I had no idea what an impact meditation would have on my life. In hindsight, starting a meditation practice was the best thing I ever did, but it sure wasn’t the easiest. Your mind is already racing at the speed of light, now your asking me to sit in a quiet, dark room for thirty minutes a day and calm my mind? yeah okay. When my...

Paleo Cheesecake

paleo cheesecake

Happy Fourth of July! I can’t believe we’ve already reached the midpoint of 2017. We are smack dab in the middle of summertime, and that means fireworks, bad sunburns and food! This paleo cheesecake is the perfect dessert for any celebration, and its so easy to make. Cheesecake has always been a go to cheat meal of mine. I mean those Cheesecake Factory cheesecakes were a must for any celebration. Many years later I found out how much sugar and...

Stuffed BBQ Chicken Sweet Potatoes

stuffed bbq chicken sweet potatoes

Happy July everyone! July is smack dab in the middle of those summertime festivities, and nothing says summer more than barbecue. These stuffed bbq chicken sweet potatoes are the perfect mix of everything that I love in this world, but are also sure to be a hit at any Fourth of July bash. I remember when I was younger I used to love conventional baked potatoes loaded with butter, sour cream and any other goodies I could find. It’s funny...

Coconut Water Pineapple Mint Lime Mojito

coconut water pineapple mint lime mojito

Ah summertime; a time full of picnics, vacations, long days and of course sweltering California heat. I mean it can get ridiculously hot. I was looking for a drink that is not only perfect to serve at any summertime event, but also for something you can make any day the temperature decides to get stupid. This coconut water mint lime mojito combines all my favorite flavors of a tropical getaway without, you know, the price tag. I use Harvest Bay...

Meal Prep Madness

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I’m sure every Sunday you see all those #mealprepsunday Instagram posts with elaborate meals that seem to take hours and costs hundreds to make. Well meal prep doesn’t have to be that way. I’ll walk you through how I navigate the store ads and save money on the products I need, and how to put together a variety of foods to make different meals that will keep your family going all week long! What Shall I Prep? I find it...