Paleo Blog

“Better Than Fried” Cashew-Crusted Chicken Recipe

This post first appeared at PaleoHacks. You can see the original post here. Jazz up dinner with this savory, crispy cashew-crusted chicken made from just six ingredients. If you’re tired of ho-hum chicken recipes and looking for an easy, healthy way to change things up, this quick dish is just the thing. Cashews are the secret ingredient to creating the crunchy outer layer without the grains. To start, pulse raw cashews in a blender or food processor until they take … Continue reading

The Healing Benefits of Turmeric (Plus 21 Recipes)

Popular for it’s anti-inflammatory benefits, turmeric is nature’s medicine for a number of conditions. But how effective is it, really, and does research support these claims? What is Turmeric? Turmeric is a vibrant orange-yellow spice that originated in India and has a rich history of use in Ayurvedic medicine—a whole body healing system developed in India thousands of years ago. Turmeric was so important to Indian life that it’s referred to by at least 53 different names in ancient Indian … Continue reading

Coconut Dairy-Free Buttercream Frosting

This post originally appeared at PaleoHacks. You can see the original recipe here. This dairy-free coconut buttercream frosting is low in sugar and big on flavor. Ideal for icing your favorite Paleo treats! No dessert is complete without a rich frosting to smear on top. Unfortunately, many commercial frostings are known for their high sugar content and harmful ingredients, making them unusable in Paleo desserts. Good news, however: making your own at home is easy and you just need four … Continue reading

6 Ways to Balance Your Thyroid Problems

Thyroid problems are seemingly everywhere. While women suffer from them in a ratio of seven out of eight times, it can affect men, too. So while thyroid health gets written off as a women's health issue, it's actually a significant human health problem. How Common Are Thyroid Problems? Twenty million people have thyroid disease according to the American Thyroid Association, and not all of them know it. Thyroid problems can masquerade as other issues, from depression to digestive problems to chronic fatigue … Continue reading

24 Avocado Recipes That Are Better Than Guacamole

This post originally appeared at PaleoHacks. You can see the original post here. Avocados are a popular Paleo food, and with good reason. They’re full of heart-healthy fats, which make them extra creamy and rich. Most often used in guacamole, these green beauties have way more to offer than just a party dip. The next time you’re looking for a way to add avocado to your dinner rotation, try one of these recipes on for size. Keto Breakfast Burger with … Continue reading

23 Paleo Summer Recipes

Some people view Paleo as a heavy diet, chock full of meats, fats, and the stuff that comfort food is made of. But Paleo is for all seasons, and this collection of summery goodness will prove that being Paleo is delicious at any time of the year. 1. Coconut Yogurt-Less Parfait Healthier than ice cream, nothing says fresh summer morning than a berry parfait. Recipe by PaleoHacks  2. Watermelon Mojito Salad Truly nothing says summer more than watermelon, but why … Continue reading

8 Reasons Why Soy Isn’t A Health Food

Soy products are popular in many different diets, but Paleo excludes it entirely. Why is soy considered healthy from numerous viewpoints but not Paleo? What Is Soy, Exactly? Soy is a bean that belongs to the leguminous family of plants that produce one or several edible seeds in a pod. In addition to soybeans, other popular legumes include common beans, peanuts, peas, and lentils. So, soy is a legume. Legumes are not Paleo. Why? Because they contain anti-nutrients such as … Continue reading

The Food Lover’s Guide to Paleo Snacks

When folks are first starting down the Paleo path, one of the top questions they have is, “Are there Paleo snacks? Can I have snacks on a Paleo diet?” The short answer is, yes—snacks are allowed on a Paleo plan! This is a complete guide to all of your Paleo snack options, including homemade and store-bought. Whether or not you should be snacking on your diet is up to you and your hunger levels. When people are transitioning to the … Continue reading

How Important Is Stretching? (Plus 7 Stretches to Change Your Life)

Movement is an essential part of life, but so is flexibility. Unless you're a practicing yogi or a ballet dancer, chances are that flexibility is something that tends to take a back seat in your life. Unlike working out, however, much of the stretching you have access to doesn't even need a change of clothes. Why Is Stretching Important? Many of us stretch on an almost instinctual basis. Long car ride? Pulling over to get gas is almost always accompanied … Continue reading

The Complete Guide to Shopping Paleo

When you go shopping for the first time on the Paleo diet, the grocery store can seem like a completely foreign place! When you’re not used to operating within certain food restrictions, it can be overwhelming knowing what to buy. Take a deep breath. We’re going to walk you through this! Until you get the swing of things, I recommend printing a copy of this guide (or pull it up on your smartphone) to have with you at the store. … Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About Detoxing

**Special Offer Only Until June 24, 2017**Enroll in our Summer D21 Program Now Detoxing is a concept that seems to hold permanent space in the wellness and nutrition worlds. What is often misconstrued, however, is the fact that many different things are meant by this one word, “detox.” So what is detox really? Where should it fit into your healthy lifestyle? And how do you do it the right way? Your Body Is Always Detoxing Detoxing is something that is … Continue reading

The Ultimate Paleo Kitchen Cookware Guide

Whether you’re new to Paleo or a seasoned pro, having the right cookware can make or break your food preparation efforts. To simplify your journey, the team here at PaleoPlan has compiled this ultimate Paleo kitchen guide. While everything on this list may not be required, it’s what we’ve determined to be the basic list of cookware and utensils that makes prepping and cooking Paleo an easy task. Having said that, it’s totally possible to eat Paleo in cramped living … Continue reading

All About Collagen (Plus 8 Ways to Support A Healthy Gut)

Collagen is getting a lot of buzz lately because of its gut-healing properties. But just why is collagen so amazing? And should you be adding it to your diet? How Does Collagen Work? Collagen is a family of proteins that forms the matrix of our connective tissue: the framework that supports our body tissues and organs. Collagen is often referred to as the biological “glue” that holds our bodies together and in fact the word collagen derives from the Greek … Continue reading

The Ultimate Guide to Paleo Drinks

A question people often ask when they’re first starting a Paleo diet is what can they drink? Paleo drinks aren't just limited to water, and in fact, can be just as exciting as beverages that aren't good for you. What Drinks Are Paleo? Obviously, water is Paleo. First and foremost, I recommend drinking pure, filtered water to maintain hydration on the Paleo diet. A general rule of thumb for how much water to drink each day is to drink half of your … Continue reading

The Benefits of Movement Over Working Out

The one thing that is pretty much constant over all life forms is movement. Everything moves. From little bacteria, to plants leaning towards the sun, to a cheetah giving chase to gazelle, movement is quite literally wired into our Earthly DNA. Bigger critters usually involve more constant movement, with the biggest animals on the planet, like whales, being in continuous movement from birth. Almost without exception, if movement stops, so does life. And I think that you'll be in agreement … Continue reading

Paleo & High Blood Pressure

A billion people worldwide including 79 million Americans (that’s one out of three adults over the age of 20) has high blood pressure (HBP or hypertension). Hypertension represents a real threat to public health since it is now the greatest mortality risk factor in both men and women and its prevalence is increasing. At the current rate, close to half of all adult Americans will have hypertension by 2030. This year alone, over 65,000 Americans will die of HBP complications. (1,2) Why … Continue reading

The Best Workouts for New Moms

One of the most intense, hardcore, and majestic athletic events that half of us humans can ever participate in is pregnancy and childbirth. My wife Alice has been the builder of our three kids, and regardless of the preparation that you've done in the nine months leading up to the big event, you can never plan exactly for how game day is going to go. Once that little bundle has entered your home and has turned your life upside down, … Continue reading

The Ultimate Guide to Clean Skincare

The way that we take care of our skin can have a lasting impact on one of our most important features—our face. And I’m here to tell you that it’s not vanity to want to take good care of your skin. Just like eating healthy or exercising to take care of our internal organs, it’s also important to make sure that our skin, our largest “organ,” gets nourished and cared for in the best possible way. Unfortunately, many cosmetics and … Continue reading

The Complete Guide to Saturated Fat

I began my career as a Registered Dietitian at a time when fat was bad stuff and saturated fat was particularly feared and reviled. As a student of nutrition I had been indoctrinated to this way of thinking which had taken hold decades earlier in the 1950s with Ancel Keys's Six Country Analysis of Japan, Italy, England, Australia, Canada, and the United States. Keys presented his findings with a graph that revealed a positive association between animal fat intake from … Continue reading

17 Push-Ups to Make You Paleo Fit

This post will focus on one of the most basic of bodyweight movements, the push-up. There are many, many variations available to us with the push-up, from varying our hand position to the foot position to adding things in the middle of the push-up. In this list, we've covered the basics and some common variations, as well as a few quite challenging ones. Feel free to substitute any of these variations into the PaleoFit workouts where push-ups are programmed—You ARE … Continue reading

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