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Coconut Pecan Chia Pudding

Coconut Pecan Chia Pudding

Chia seeds are packed with health-promoting proteins and antioxidants, which is in part why they're so popular these days! But chia seeds also have the unique ability to transform your favorite non-dairy milk into a thick and rich tasting Paleo pudding. This chia seed pudding uses a bit of honey and vanilla and then is topped with crunchy pecans and coconut, transforming it into a healthy snack that’s both filling and delicious. Our Paleo chia pudding recipe is easy to prepare the night before in a mason jar, … Continue reading

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

You’ll never miss your favorite coffee shop muffins again with these grain-free apple cinnamon muffins. A quick homemade applesauce is paired with other healthy ingredients for a super easy breakfast that is perfect for busy mornings. Using a sweet apple such as Red Delicious means you don’t have to add any sugar to this Paleo muffin recipe; and you can leave the skin on for even more nutrients.

Makes 8 muffins
Serving Size is 2 muffins … Continue reading

Pumpkin bread-Vanessa Barajas2

Pumpkin Bread

This Paleo version of pumpkin bread uses coconut sugar and coconut and almond flours to make a great substitute for the traditional recipe. Full-fat coconut milk adds richness to the bread and cinnamon, cloves, and pumpkin pie spice enhance the flavor.

This is a special recipe from Vanessa Barajas' Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind cookbook. … Continue reading


Pumpkin Custard

If you want to embrace the pumpkiny nature of Thanksgiving, but making a pie seems too daunting, then this pumpkin custard recipe is the perfect easy dessert that will delight your diners with both presentation and flavor! It can be prepared in individual serving glasses, or in one large glass dish, with the same, festive results! … Continue reading

Cappuccino Paleo Style

Cappuccino Paleo-style

Are you a coffee lover? Enjoy cappuccino Paleo style! Not only does this drink combine all the ingredients coffee-lovers look for, but also those on the Paleo diet are seeking as well. Serve this special treat at your next event, or enjoy it on a cold day. Either way, it’s delicious! It may be Paleo, but you still have to remember it is a special treat as there is a lot of sweetness. If you enjoyed this Paleo cappuccino recipe, try … Continue reading

Garden Fresh Zucchini Bread

Garden Fresh Zucchini Bread

Got a bunch of zucchini from your garden you can’t use up? This Paleo zucchini bread is the easiest way to use them up while also satisfying your sweet tooth. Moist and tender, it’s a delicious afternoon snack or breakfast option. While this is great just from the oven, it’s even better the next day, so don’t be afraid to make it in advance.

This recipe was updated 10/15/15. … Continue reading


Bananalicious Nut-Free Banana Bread

This recipe is “bananalicous” and easy to make. Co-staring with bananas is sunflower seed butter, which adds a pleasing nutty flavor to Paleo quick breads without the use of actual nuts. Of course, if you have some almond butter or some other nut butter on hand, go ahead and use it. All nut and seed butters are interchangeable in this recipe. … Continue reading


Nutella Inspired Cookies

If you like Nutella, you’ll love these cookies!  They contain all the flavor of the beloved Italian hazelnut-chocolate spread without the refined sugar, dairy, soy or artificial flavors.  My local supermarket carries hazelnut flour but if yours doesn’t you can purchase it on-line, or substitute almond flour for a delicious chocolate chip cookie.

1 serving = 2 cookies

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Chocolate Coconut Banana Muffins

In this recipe chocolate combines with coconut flour and bananas to make a decadent treat perfect for breakfast or snack time. The optional chocolate chip topping makes for a mouth-watering presentation that is sure to tempt any chocoholic. This recipe can also be turned into a Paleo version of chocolate coconut and banana “bread” by placing the batter in a loaf tin and doubling the baking time. … Continue reading


Strawberry Coconut Candy

These treats can be made with any type of freeze-dried fruit throughout the year but they’re particularly nice for Valentine’s Day as an alternative to all the chocolate out there. If you don’t have a heart shaped candy mold, you can use any other shape or a mini muffin pan.

1 serving is 4 candies. … Continue reading


Double Dark Chocolate Muffins

A perfect treat for your celebrations: Valentine's Day, Single's Awareness Day, birthdays, or just a desperate need for chocolate. They're decadent, oh-so-moist, and taste like a luxurious version of the most expensive piece of chocolate cake you've ever had.

Serving size is 1 muffin. … Continue reading