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Sweet Potato Pizza Bites Paleo & Whole30

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I mean. Can you even? They are SO freaking cute AND... super freaking yummy. 
Let's address the cheese... yes cheese in any form is not Whole30 -omit if you're in a round. As far as goat cheese & paleo there is a lot of debate on the internet and no clear answer -for me I can have goat cheese and not have the digestive upset that I get with cow dairy. The ingredients in this daiya cheese are pretty paleo so I am okay with this for a fun pizza treat. That works for me, do what works for you!
Now with that out of the way, lets talk about these tiny delicious little cuties!!!! I topped with my favorite pizza toppings, using turkey  CHOMPS as tiny pepperonis, mushrooms, onions, olives & basil. Feel free to get creative with yours!
Ingredients:
2-3 Fat sweet potatoes Any Dairy Free Cheese (I used Daiya and Goat Cheese - omit for whole30)MarinaraSliced Black olivesCanned sliced mushroomsRed onionFresh BasilChomps (Sliced into tiny turkey pepperoni)





Steps:
Preheat the oven to 400f …

Lemon Blueberry Cardamom Chia Seed Puddings whole30 & paleo

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Oooo cardamom, that's fun to say! Can you tell we are obsessed with the Great British Baking Show??? Haha this flavor combination has come up a a time or two in that show, and the boyfriend was already obsessed with a lemon blueberry granola - so the idea of a lemon blueberry cardamom combo was a no brainer!

Cardamom add such an amazing burst of flavor, and while it can be a little pricey (although not super pricey on thrive market) I have 2 more recipes coming soon that are also lemon blueberry cardamom!

My chia puddings can be made 2 different ways, both ways are paleo and only the whole30 versions are whole30.
Ingredients:
1/3 cup chia seeds1/3 cup nut milk of your choicea few table spoons of fresh blueberries1/2 small lemon (or 1 tbsp)Stevia (Omit for Whole30)  Steps:
Smash up or blend desired amount of blueberries with almond milk.Add juice of 1/2 small lemon and just a dash of cardamom (a little goes a long way), and chia seeds. Mix and adjust to taste. Add stevia if you are n…

ACV Marinated Chicken and Purple Cabbage Whole30 & Paleo

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This is one of those meals that makes you feel like you really have it together. Dare I say, it makes you feel like a grown up. A grown up who can cook a delicious well balanced and beautiful meal!

Not only does it have all the major macronutrients, just look at the colors... and holy crap the flavors are out of this world.

I want to throw a dinner party just so I can serve this up and and prove to any healthy eating nay sayers that lean proteins, healthy fats and veggies can be THIS good.

The best part? IT IS SO EASY!!! It could easily be prepared ahead of time for meal prep too!


Apple Cider Vinaigrette/Marinade ingredients (enough for 3-4 chicken breasts):
2tbsp coconut aminos1tbsp braggs apple cider vinegar1tsp ginger powder1tsp dried basil1tsp black pepper1tsp garlic powder1/2 tsp salt1/4 cup avocado oil Ingredients for the rest of the meal: 3-4 Chicken breasts1 whole cabbage 1 sweet potato per 2 people1 pint cherry tomatoes per 2 peopleAvocado oil spraygarlicbasilsaltpepper

Spring ACV Chicken Caesar Bowl Whole30 & Paleo

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With the weather warming up I have really been into big salads and bowls for lunch! They are fresh, colorful, and filling but don't leave you feeling heavy so you can go on to that afternoon surf session or bike ride and feel 100%.

This is a great meal prep option! I marinated extra chicken and cooked it up for other meals (hint - you will see another recipe using this soon).

The celery and carrots give this bowl a nice crunch, while the tomatoes and marinated chicken bring a lovely tenderness.

The caesar dressing really ties it all together! Let me know what your favorite salad or bowl combos are in the comments!

As per usual find a picture of our new rescue kitty at the bottom of this post too :) are you a cat or a dog person?

Apple Cider Vinaigrette/Marinade (enough for 3-4 chicken breasts) ingredients:
2tbsp coconut aminos 1tbsp braggs apple cider vinegar 1tsp ginger powder 1tsp dried basil 1tsp black pepper 1tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 cup avocado oil Bowl ingredients:
C…

Sweet Potato Hash Onion Breakfast Bowl Whole30 and Paleo

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If you havent tried No Crumbs Left marinated red onions, you really havent lived yet. They add a wonderful flavor to any and every dish they are added to. They compliment the tomatoes and sweet potato has so well in this bowl. They're also featured in my eggs in a nest recipe!

This is another form of a macro bowl - the idea behind a macro bowl is that you can adjust ingredients to fit the macros you are either tracking or intuitively know you may need more or less of that day! For example, I had a hard workout the day before and a hard workout coming up, so I added sweet potatoes to restore muscle glycogen and protein to help with muscle recovery!

Below is also a picture of our precious new rescue kitty. Her name is Cotton :) she brings us so much joy.  Do you have a rescue animal?! Leave a comment below!

Ingredients:
No Crumbs Left marinated red onions (make at least 3 hours ahead)1 small sweet potato (diced)1/4 red onion (diced)8-10 constellation tomatoes (halved)Spring mixEveryt…

Palmini with a Roasted Garlic & Mushroom Turkey Bolognese Whole30 & Paleo

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Something about spaghetti night brings me back to childhood. I feel like spaghetti night was always a fun night, and now I get it... it's a quick dish to whip up and yields a good amount of left overs. No wonder the grown ups liked it so much ahaha (am I a grown up?).

The base of this bolognese is very similar to my Fast Zoodles & Turkey Meat Sauce recipe. With just a few tweaks you can change this recipe to have different flavors, textures or macros to fit your preferences!

This sauce is great over Palmini, any spiralzied veggie, or even broccoli slaw!

Below is another picture of the new kitty we adopted because she's basically the cutest kitty ever :)

Ingredients:

1lb ground turkey1/2 large onion (rough dice for larger chunks)2 small cans of sliced mushrooms1 tsp minced garlic1 Tbsp dried basil1 can palmini1 can Thrive Market Roasted Garlic Saucesalt & pepper to taste
Steps:

Dice onion into rustic chunks, add to pan over medium heat until they start to caramelize Add ga…

California Ranch Bowl Whole30 & Paleo

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Spring is in the air and these macro type bowls are my go to! They pack a punch with both flavor and nutrients.

Like most of the recipes featured on here the ingredients are pretty no fuss. The cali veggie blend is cooked from frozen, the sausage is pre cooked so you just heat and eat. The salad, tomatoes and avo are clearly not cooked.

THIS RANCH THOUGH. Oh. My. Gosh. Primal kitchen is one of my favorite paleo, keto, whole30 brands for many reasons but this ranch is probably one of the top reasons! It is so rich and creamy! You will never know you're not eating the real thing.

Staying on trend, I have included another picture of the fur baby at the bottom of the post :)

Ingredients in my bowl:
California veggie mix (heated from frozen) Spring mixCompliant Paleo Sausage from CostcoRed Onion (diced)Constellation tomatoes halvedAvocadoEverything but the bagel seasoningPrimal Kitchen Avocado Oil Ranch Dressing Steps: Heat cali veggies in pan (or microwave)Heat sausage in pan (or micro…