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Spring Clean Your Skincare Routine Starting with Safer Deodorant

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What you put in your body is super important for health and balancing hormones, but did you know what you put on your skin is equally as important? I found safer deodorant a good place to start making the switch. Safer deodorant is one of the first switches I made from conventional skincare products. Your armpits isn’t one of the first places you think of when you think of skin care, but it actually does a lot of work! With...

Paleo Spaghetti Squash Baked Oats

paleo spaghetti squash baked oats

If you’re looking for a paleo-friendly and delicious meal prep idea for breakfasts, look no further than this paleo spaghetti squash baked oats! If there’s one meal I struggle with, its breakfast. Most mornings when I’m off to work I’m running late, so I have to grab the quickest thing I can. That’s usually some BirchBenders frozen paleo waffles, which I’m not complaining about, but I need to switch it up before I become allergic to those waffles, that would...

Paleo Creamy Cauliflower Gnocchi Soup

paleo creamy cauliflower gnocchi soup

This paleo creamy cauliflower gnocchi soup is the perfect gluten-free take on an Olive Garden favorite, featuring Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi, and a dairy-free base that everyone can enjoy! I’ll be honest, I don’t do well in cold conditions. I’m from California, cold to us is 60 degrees. But it has been seriously cold lately. Early morning temps have been in the 30s, with highs in the 50s. My California blood wasn’t built for this type of weather. Reminds me...

My Experience with Birth Control (and Why I Stopped)

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First and foremost I want to start out this post by saying I am not a doctor (nor do I play one on tv). I’m a blogger, sharing my experience in hopes of inspiring other females to make informed decisions in regards to their body. I am all for the right to choose when it comes to birth control methods. The hormonal pill is just one of many, and I wanted to write this post to not only share my...

Paleo Bagels

paleo bagels

These gluten free paleo bagels are the best way to start your day without the carb crash, topped with smoked salmon, avocado or even a dairy free cashew cheese spread. Show of hands, who just got done doing the Whole 30 for the month of January? How’d it go? I’ll be honest, I didn’t follow it to the letter, I may have had a few Birchbenders paleo waffles along the way. For the most part I really stayed true to...

Paleo Creamy Kale Soup (Whole 30 Approved)

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This Whole 30 friendly Paleo Creamy Kale Soup packs a rustic flavor with gut healthy bone broth and bacon. It’s a loaded soup full of vegetables and protein that’s perfect for lunch or dinner (or even breakfast!) Raise of hands, who frequently visited Olive Garden as a kid? Yeah me neither. But on those rare occasions that we did visit, I know one of the most popular items on the menu besides those salty breadsticks are the soups. I am...

Paleo Donuts

paleo donuts

These simple paleo donuts are a surefire hit for the entire family, and are also gluten-free, paleo-friendly and come together using minimal ingredients. Growing up, donuts were like a food group to me. I’ll always remember my parents dropping down to the donut store on the corner to pick up a dozen donuts to feed my brother, sister and I. My favorites were the rainbow sprinkles and maple bars, sometimes eating both. Looking fondly on that time, I also see...

Paleo Salmon Pasta with Creamy Dill Sauce

Paleo Salmon Pasta with Creamy Dill Sauce

This paleo salmon pasta with creamy dill sauce is a flavorful,  easy to make gluten-free pasta that’s also dairy free and comes together in no time.  To be honest, before I switched over to eating paleo I would have probably never eaten anything like this. I guarantee you I wouldn’t have even eaten the salmon. It’s funny how something like the paleo diet that can be seen as being restrictive, has actually opened up a whole new world of foods...

Paleo Lemon Kale Soup

paleo lemon kale soup

This paleo lemon kale soup is the perfect cold weather combo! It features gut-healthy bone broth, and lemon to help ward off all the winter bugs – all while featuring plenty of spices and veggies for the ideal bowl of soup. I can’t say that soup has ever been a big deal for me. Growing up it was obviously my go-to when I was sick (anyone remember those little stars?). Soup to me was always an afterthought, after the grilled...

Cinnamon Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes

cinnamon roasted brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes

These cinnamon roasted brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes are the perfect paleo-friendly Thanksgiving side that you can also make sugar-free. Tis the season my friends. I blinked and it’s already Thanksgiving time. That special time of the year where we load ourselves to the brim with food, family and football. For the most part I was doing lot’s of those last two things and not the first. Thanksgiving can be difficult for anyone who has a food allergy, especially if...