Category Archives: Family and Children

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Paleo Nutrition for Teens

As the Paleo diet grows in popularity, it’s reaching a younger audience, and for good reasons! Many of the health conditions that teenagers struggle with such as acne, obesity, diabetes, and autoimmune disease can benefit greatly from eating Paleo. But is the Paleo diet safe for growing adolescents? The short answer is, yes—it sure can be! The longer answer is that it depends on the foods that are being consumed on the individuals’ Paleo diet. Importance of Diet in the … View Recipe

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Is the Paleo Diet Safe for Babies?

It’s a big deal when a baby goes from only drinking formula or breastmilk to making the leap into the world of solid foods. It’s exciting, and also terrifying, for most parents — especially new parents. As a new parent myself, I thought that introducing solid foods would feel exciting, but when the time came to try some foods with my son, I felt more scared than anything else. Even as a nutritionist, I worried that I would do the … View Recipe

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How to Choose the Right Probiotic

If you went Paleo because of digestive health issues or other severe conditions of the intestines like Crohn’s disease, IBD, or ulcerative colitis, you’ve probably been taking probiotics. In fact, many who switched to a Paleo diet for autoimmune reasons, chronic health reasons, thyroid problems, hormone issues, or other conditions involving the stomach eventually start focusing on leaky gut and overall gut health, and for good reason. If your gut isn’t protecting your body from an onslaught of toxins and … View Recipe

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How to Start Eating Vegetables (When You Don’t Like Them)

One of the biggest concerns that I get from people who are considering switching over to a Paleo diet is that they don’t like this, that, or the other kind of vegetable. Do you have to LOVE vegetables to be able to eat a Paleo diet? The answer may surprise you! No — you do not have to love vegetables to follow a Paleo diet. You only have to be willing to try them. I’m not saying you have to … View Recipe

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The Best Paleo Halloween Recipes

Halloween is a festive time of year known for sweets and spooks, and we are here to tell you that you can be 100% Paleo and all-in for a delicious, allergy-friendly Halloween. The recipes in this roundup will help you throw the tastiest Paleo Halloween party on the block, or just spice up your kiddo’s lunchbox with meals that his or her friends will wish their moms had packed. Not convinced why a Paleo Halloween is necessary? After all, how … View Recipe

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4 Tips for an Allergy Friendly Halloween

Halloween can be a tough time for kiddos with food allergies. It can feel isolating and seem totally unfair when everyone around you is happily swimming in piles of colorful Halloween candy, and you can’t eat a single bite of it! While there’s not much you can do about that, there are ways to help your child feel less excluded during the trick-or-treat season. Even if it doesn’t affect your immediate family, you should be aware of the growing epidemic … View Recipe

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Fall Flavors Round-Up: 101 Paleo Fall Recipes

Autumn is a favorite time of year for many, and the warm, earthy flavor profiles in fall recipes can still be well enjoyed on a Paleo diet. I’ve rounded up the best of the best Paleo fall recipes so that you can kick off the season with a pumpkin-spiced, apple-cinnamon bang. But don’t be fooled — there are dozens of flavor combinations here that will suit everyone’s palate, including some kid-friendly snacks that even the pickiest eaters will enjoy. Let’s … View Recipe

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Book Review: The Paleo Kids Cookbook

One of my favorite parts of being a Paleo writer and nutritionist is the chance to try out and review new release Paleo cookbooks on a regular basis. The Paleo Kids Cookbook by Jennifer Robins of Predominantly Paleo has been on my radar for awhile, and I was thrilled to receive an advance copy to review. I've had my eyes on a number of stellar Paleo cookbooks, but I can honestly say that The Paleo Kids Cookbook is hands down one of … View Recipe

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