Needing a healthy appetizer or spread for a quick dinner or lunch? My Greek Cauliflower Dip is the perfect addition to any dinner party, light lunch with friends, or a backyard BBQ. This recipe is gluten free.
I created my Cauliflower Dip recipe awhile back when I wanted a low carb alternative to traditional hummus. I was experiencing some inflammation, so I was unable to consume legumes, enter anything cauliflower. Not only did the dip taste great, but no one had any idea that it was not actual hummus. Mom for the win!
You can use frozen or fresh cauliflower, and the ingredients you likely already have on hand. Recently, I decided to dress it up a bit, so I made a mini Greek Salad on top for some flare. My husband and I will eat this for dinner sometimes with a burger or just dig in with loads of vegetables and SimpleMills crackers or plantain chips. For the Greek dressing I used Primal Kitchen brand, but any dressing that is Gluten Free and you enjoy is good. Enjoy!
Dig into this delicious and nutritious Roasted Kale Caesar Salad. This salad is beautifully balanced with protein, greens, fiber, and healthy fats to keep you satisfied and fueled up for the day. This recipe is Paleo, Keto, dairy free and gluten free friendly. Enjoy!
Caesar salad is by far my favorite. I love recreating this classic any chance I get. Now that Costco sells Primal Kitchen’s Caesar Salad Dressing this will be a frequent flyer in my home. Seriously, if you have not tried Primal Kitchen’s salad dressings and marinades you need to go ASAP to your nearest Whole Foods, Target, or Costco. Everything they make is out of this world.
My favorite part about this recipe is that it is so straight forward. No hemming and hawing about if you have enough time to make it, and the ingredients are convenient to find at a local store. Nothing is worse than finding a recipe you love, and then you have to buy a laundry list of ingredients you will likely never use again. This serves about 2-3 people, and makes a great addition to your week night routine or to serve at your next dinner party. This is a great light lunch as well!
Needing an easy and healthy dinner option? This recipe takes less than 20 minutes, and tastes out of this world. Eating healthy does not need to complicated. Dig into this Paleo and Keto friendly dish any night of the week!
I love a fast and easy dinner option to keep in my back pocket for those busy weeknights that seem to creep up on us all too easy. I frequently make this dish when I am short on time. This has a healthy blend of healthy fats, fiber, greens, and protein to keep you fueled and well balanced.
The roasted tomatoes and asparagus add a little something special to the dish with loads of nutrients. A quick roast in the oven with some avocado oil and sea salt is all you need. For the shrimp I use Whole Food’s frozen wild shrimp for a convienent option, but fresh is always glorious as well. I try to purchase wild caught seafood versus farm raised. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do. Let me know what you think below.
Needing a simple yet vibrant salad for dinner, lunch or get together? This Caesar Salad with Seared Romaine will turn heads, and have people grabbing for second and thirds. This recipe is gluten, dairy, Keto and Paleo friendly! Dig in!
Caesar salad is by far my favorite salad. I have to be honest I use Primal Kitchen’s Caesar dressing in almost every salad I make. I love that the dressing is Keto and Paleo friendly, but most of all that it is dairy free. When I completed the Inflammation Spectrum by Dr. Will Cole, I definitely realized I do not tolerate dairy well. So, I always enjoy finding delicious dairy free options that often times taste better than the real thing. Love it.
You can find Primal Kitchen items at a lot of retailers these days such as Target and Whole Foods. You can also stock up on some really amazing bundle packages on their website. For the chicken and bacon I use Butcher Box, which has amazing meats that are delivered right to your door step. I have never looked back once I started using their service. Their animals are raised humanely, and they use ethical practices across the board.
I love making this salad for an easy dinner during the week. I also make this for fun lunches on the weekend. I will also increase the ingredients and make a large platter to serve at get togethers. I think the seared Romaine really gives it a nice edge, and the nutty pine nuts add some depth to the flavors. All-in-all this is a delicious and healthy addition into your line up of meals. I hope you enjoy!
Primal Kitchen Caesar Salad Dressing*Or your dressing of choice
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper
On one baking sheet place the chicken breasts down and season with 1 tbsp of avocado oil and the Adobo seasoning. Bake for 25-30 minutes until cooked through.
During the last 15 minutes of the chicken's cooking time, scatter the grape tomatoes throughout the pan. Return the pan into the oven until the chicken is fully cooked.
Place the 4 slices of bacon onto the second baking sheet, and add it into the oven to crisp during the last 10 minutes of the chicken's cooking time. Cook until the bacon is crisp to your liking.
Toss the pine nuts into a small frying pan and toast them over medium heat. Stir the nuts frequently to avoid burning. Remove from the heat once golden brown and fragrant.
While the chicken and bacon are cooling, heat a skillet over medium heat and add the remaining avocado oil in.
Cut the Romaine hearts in half (length wise). Place the Romaine hearts (2 at a time) flat side down onto the skillet and sear 1 minute each side while sprinkling sea salt on top. Repeat this step for the last 2 Romaine hearts.
Layer the seared lettuce on the plate, and top with the chopped chicken, tomatoes, bacon, and toasted pine nuts. Evenly drizzle the Caesar dressing ontop and garnish with lemon wedges. Enjoy!
Need a vegetable based appetizer, or a side dish for a dinner party or a nice night in? My Roasted Cauliflower & Cashew Chimichurri is out of this world. This recipe is Keto, Paleo, and gluten free. Dig into this simple dish that will please everyone around the table.
Cauliflower is an amazing vegetable that is so versatile either as florets or rice. Cauliflower is a great low carb but fibrous option to add into many Keto and Paleo approved meals. Cauliflower is a great anti-inflammatory vegetable that is rich in antioxidants, Vitamins K and C.
I have to admit that years back I was not a fan of roasted vegetables. Fast forward about 10 years and I have roasted vegetables multiple times a week. I frequently make sheet pan dinners, or I roast a ton of vegetables to meal prep for quick meals for the upcoming week. The process is just too easy, and the roasted flavors is delicious. I also enjoy the texture that comes along with crispness.
This is great as a side dish to grilled chicken or steak, or you can serve it as an appetizer. It is best to serve while the cauliflower is still warm, but I have had it cold as well and it still tastes amazing. You will most likely have some leftover sauce, but you can save it and use it as a topping for your next taco night. I hope you enjoy this light dish as much as I do!
I love easy recipes, especially for nights when we are on the go. I also love one pan meals for an easy clean up. From beginning to end this meal takes no longer than 10 minutes. I use frozen broccoli and shrimp, which simmers in the pan with some chicken bone broth, herbs, lemon juice, and butter. Lately, I have been looking for any reason to use the fresh herbs in our garden. I used fresh basil and oregano on top, and it was amazing. I never realized how fresh herbs can really brighten up any meal. I recently started putting fresh rosemary and oregano in my bone broth when I drink it for a snack. Try it, it is amazing.
The brand of shrimp I use is Whole Foods’ Whole Catch Pink Shrimp. I will keep these on hand for quick and easy dinners or lunch. When buying seafood you want to opt for wild caught, and from regions of the world that are less polluted. I have to admit the seafood landscape seems pretty grim these days, but do your part and educate yourself as much as you can without driving yourself insane. I hope you enjoy this easy and delicious meal. Let me know your thoughts! Enjoy!
Looking for a side dish, or a delicious salad to serve up for lunch or dinner? Then this salad is for you! This salad has a nice blend of flavors and textures that is well rounded and packed with nutrients. This recipe is gluten free and Paleo friendly.
I love making salads, because there are so many flavor combinations and ways to keep them new and interesting. I will typically purchase Brussel sprouts when I am at the store. You can roast them in the oven with some avocado oil and salt, or shred them for a nutrient dense base to any salad. Brussel sprouts are a cruciferous vegetable that are full of antioxidants, vitamin C and K, and dietary fiber. I will admit that it took me awhile to get on the Brussel sprout train, but now I am always on the hunt for these gems.
For the bacon I always go for a sugar free brand such as Nature’s Rancher, Butcher Box, and Applegate. Sometimes you will find some sneaky ingredients in bacon, so just be mindful of the brand you purchase and whether or not it is truly Paleo friendly. For the pecans be sure to get an unsalted package to avoid excessive salt.
The dressing is pretty great here, and you can even use this on other salads as well. Homemade salad dressings are always the way to go. A brand of store bought salad dressing that I trust is Primal Kitchen. I hope you enjoy this salad as much as we do. This has become a regular staple in my house. Serve this alongside burgers or grilled chicken for a well balanced meal complete with healthy fats, protein, fiber, and greens!
I am a lover of all things honey mustard, and grilled chicken salads. Naturally, I had to blend the two together for an amazing lunch or dinner option. The blend of protein, fiber, and fat makes this a well balanced meal that will satisfy everyone at the table. This recipe is gluten free and paleo friendly.
My love for honey mustard stems back to my fast food days. Literally, any time I was offered a condiment I immediately responded with “honey mustard”, followed by “please” of course. Honey mustard is such a delightful flavor, and I paired it with sweet potatoes, bacon, and toasted cashews for an amazing salad that can be served as a lunch or dinner.
When I made my Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Wedges I seriously put them on top of everything. I made them with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The recipe is linked here and down below. If you are not a bacon fan, then you can easily use 1 medium sized sweet potato and chop and roast alongside the Brussel sprouts. The dressing is super simple to make as well. Salad dressings can contain a lot of unnecessary ingredients such as highly processed oils and sugars that cause inflammation. I always opt for homemade dressings or Primal Kitchen brand for simple and healthy options. I hope you enjoy this salad as much as I do. I am craving one as I type this.
1tbspstone ground mustardPrimal Kitchen's Brown Mustard is a good option
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
1 1/2cupswashed, and halved Brussel sprouts
1/4cuptoasted, unsalted cashewstoasted in a small pan over medium heat for about 5 minutes
3Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato WedgesRecipe is linked below*
1tbspapple cider vinegar
1tspstone ground mustard
1tspfresh lemon juice
Poke the raw chicken with a fork and mix in the marinade ingredients. Allow the chicken to set with the marinade for 30 minutes to an hour prior to grilling.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and prepare the sweet potatoes and Brussel sprouts while the chicken marinates
Prepare & bake the bacon wrapped sweet potatoes (recipe is linked below), or you can chop up a sweet potato and roast with the sprouts. Just cut the sweet potatoes into smaller chunks so they roast evenly.
Toss the Brussel sprouts onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and coat with the avocado oil and sea salt. Roast for about 10-15 minutes until crisp
Cook the chicken until no longer pink. I grilled mine, but you can bake it if that is more your thing as well.
Combine and whisk together all of the dressing ingredients
Arrange all of the salad ingredients in a bowl with the sprouts, sweet potatoes, toasted cashews, sliced chicken, and sliced avocado. Drizzle on the dressing, and enjoy!
Hey there, fellow bacon lovers! If you love sweet potatoes and bacon then this is a no brainer. This is a great recipe to serve up as an appetizer or a side dish to lunch or dinner. This could even be a great addition to a brunch! Whatever the occasion, I hope you enjoy these gluten free and Paleo friendly Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Wedges!
I have to admit that I love bacon. A good quality piece of bacon can brighten up any dish. I use sugar free bacon, and the brands I trust are Butcher Box, Apple Gate, and Nature’s Rancher. I routinely get all of my meats delivered from Butcher Box, and every so often I add in a package or two.
I created my Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Wedges recipe shortly after I shared my Bacon Wrapped Dates recipe. Do you see a trend here? Both of these dishes can be served as an appetizer or a side dish for a delicious lunch, dinner, or brunch! I will even make these and put them on top of my salads.
The key to making this dish is to cut the sweet potato into wedges that are uniform is size, so that the cut pieces of bacon will wrap around them perfectly. Once they are wrapped then place them seam side down onto the baking sheet. I roasted mine in the 25-30 minute range, but keep an eye on yours as all ovens are different. As long as you get a nice crisp on the bacon you will be good to go! Enjoy!
I love Buffalo flavored foods and roasted vegetables. The combination of the roasted cauliflower and Buffalo sauce makes for a fabulous combination for a delicious appetizer or salad topping. This recipe is gluten free, Paleo, and Keto friendly.
When I discovered Primal Kitchen’s Buffalo Sauce I was so excited. I immediately started putting it on everything I made. I was in heaven. Buffalo chicken is such a comfort food for me, especially during Football season in my house. Another substitution is Frank’s Red Hot, or your hot sauce of preference.
I’ll typically make this dish as a side to grilled chicken, as an appetizer, or as a topping to put on my salads in place of meat. If I make a larger batch then I will simply place the leftovers in the oven at 400 degrees on a parchment lined baking dish for about 6-8 minutes until crisp again. I love making this not only because it tastes great, but because it is such an easy recipe with ingredients I always have on hand. I will serve this alongside raw veggies, or on top of my salads with some additional hot sauce and ranch dressing drizzled on top. If you have fresh dill around then I would suggest using that as a garnish. I hope you enjoy!