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Shrimp, Watermelon, and Tomato Salad

Shrimp, Watermelon and Tomato Salad

This easy to put together salad combines tender shrimp with sweet watermelon and cherry tomatoes. It’s best made in the height of summer when the sweet fruits are in season. Tossed with a little lime juice, olive oil and fresh herbs, this amazing salad will be a big hit at your next barbecue. This version makes a light meal, but for a side, you can leave the shrimp out for a nice side dish that goes great with your favorite … Continue reading


Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie

Smoothies are the perfect breakfast or snack for meals on the run. The chia seeds in this deliciously fruity version add a unique texture. Drink the smoothie right away for a satisfying crunch, or wait for the seeds to “gel” and enjoy a texture similar to tapioca pearls. This shake is lower in protein than most Paleo breakfasts, so be sure to pair it with a hard-boiled egg, some cooked chicken or sausage, or a handful of almonds for a … Continue reading


Prosciutto Melon Wrap-Ups

When you need an elegant and simple appetizer idea to serve at your next event, these prosciutto and melon wrap-ups will not disappoint. They use simple Paleo ingredients, plus they’re quick and easy to make the day of your event. When finished, they plate-up beautifully for a delicious presentation. … Continue reading

Paleo Granola Musesli

Paleo Granola / Muesli

Think you can’t have granola on a Paleo diet? Think again! Instead of oats, this recipe uses ingredients like almonds, walnuts and chia seeds and toasts them in the oven to bring out their full flavor. You can enjoy this recipe warm or at room temperature. It is delicious with coconut or almond milk poured on top. … Continue reading


Raspberry Almond Muffins

With almond butter, almond extract, and slivered almonds in the batter, these muffins have plenty of almond flavor. Frozen berries can be used instead of fresh, and you can also substitute any other berries you have on hand for the raspberries in this recipe. … Continue reading

Paleo Muffins

If You’re Craving Carbs, You Might Just Need Some Carbs

Is this you? Low-Carb Endurance Exerciser "I run or do CrossFit 5 days a week. I'm on a Paleo diet - no grains, no high glycemic fruits, no starchy veggies because that's what I heard I should be doing. But I have these intense cravings for sugar and I end up bingeing on cookies because I just can't control myself. What am I doing wrong?? Maybe I just need more self control..." Or this... Low-Carb Moderate Excerciser "I lift 2-3 times a … Continue reading


How Much Fruit Should I Eat When First Starting Paleo?

The simple truth is that I don't know. Lemme explain. Whether or not you're trying to lose weight, the amount of fruit you should eat really depends on two things: how active you are and how your particular body responds to carbs.       Activity Level If you're an athletic person, you're probably going to need more carbs. More on this in a couple days, but that's all you need to know for now. You're A Unique Snowflake Our bodies really … Continue reading


Berries with Coconut and Lime

Thick, full-fat coconut milk and lime make a fantastic combination and are a great complement to a bowl of fresh berries. The coconut milk has the consistency of whipped cream and the lime brightens the flavor. You can also use frozen berries of your choice. … Continue reading


Let’s All Stop Freaking Out About Carbs

When I was at the PaleoFX conference, we were given mostly meat to eat. I was grateful for the food, but I really like vegetables and fruit. So I went to a co-op and got some celery. I was chomping on the celery stalk as I walked through the conference hall and someone actually said to me, "Whoa, vegetables!" as if I'd committed some Paleo crime. There was such a vibe of carbs-are-the-devil at the conference that Dr. Emily Deans … Continue reading


Bacon Wrapped Dates

Bacon and dates together make a surprisingly delicious pairing. Baking the dates softens them and brings out their wonderful sweetness and makes a scrumptious contrast to crispy bacon. Feel free to use pecans instead of the almonds. These are perfect as mid-day snacks or appetizers for a party. … Continue reading