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January 15th, 2016 | Healthcare, Moving

 

We are super excited to introduce to you our dear friend, Mateo Daniel. He is truly the epitome of “The Playful Warrior”. He brings so much love and energy to everyone he meets and has reminded us of the importance of PLAY in our lives and for our health! I used to think playing was for kiddos and those lucky people that had the luxury of extra time on their hands…now I realize how important it is for us all to PLAY! Life is so much more fun this way!

We love Mateo’s perspective on life, play and movement. Check out the article below!

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Paleo Product of the Month: JANUARY

January 8th, 2016 | Paleo Product of the Month

Looking for a healthy, quick & easy pancake or waffle mix?

We got ya covered!

The Paleo Product of the Month for January is: Simple Mills Pancake/Waffle Mix

We found out about Simple Mills at one of the PaleoFX conferences we attended in the past. My favorite product of theirs in the pancake/waffle mix.

Every time we head out to our in-laws lake house we bring this mix, because it’s easy to make and everyone loves the pancakes (Paleo and non-Paleo eaters alike). Score!

I also love the simple ingredient list and the low sugar content.  All you have to do is add coconut or almond milk, coconut oil and eggs!

Here are the ingredients of the mix: Almonds, Arrowroot Powder, Organic Coconut Sugar, Organic Coconut Flour, Cream of Tartar, Baking Soda, Sea Salt

 

My two favorite ways to make them:

  1. Add fresh blueberries to the mix and eat with butter or ghee (and a little maple syrup for a treat!)
  2. Make the mix as is and then make an apple compote to put on top. All you have to do is chop up some apples and add to a small sauce pan with coconut oil. Oh and add a little cinnamon too! Cook on low until the apples are tender and the juice thickens a bit. Throw on top of the pancakes.

 

You can find these bad boys at stores like Natural Grocer and possibly Whole Foods OR online at the Simple Mills website or Amazon. Thrive Market online carries some Simple Mills products, but I’m not sure if they carry the pancake mix yet.

 

In addition to the Pancake/Waffle mix, you can also find other simple to make, Paleo-friendly mixes from Simple Mills:

  • Banana bread/muffins
  • Pumpkin bread/muffins
  • Chocolate muffins
  • Artisan Bread 
  • Pizza Dough 
  • Vanilla Cake
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Have a fabulous 2016!!

Brenda & Chad

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5 Hidden Causes That Could Be Making You Fat: STRESS (Part 5)

December 31st, 2015 | Healthcare, Living

 

This is Part 5 of 5 in the series: 5 Hidden Causes That Could Be Making You Fat

STRESS – The Muffin Top Monster

 

If you missed the previous posts in this series you can check them out at the links below:

Part 1: Low Vitamin D Levels

Part 2: Poor Gut Health

Part 3: Obesogens…Obes-o-what?

Part 4: GMO…OMG!!

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Avocado Breakfast Bake

December 8th, 2015 | Breakfast, Eating,

Photo by Julianne Shapery

We are always getting asked for Paleo friendly breakfast ideas. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut of always eating the same thing for breakfast. Mix it up!

Here is a quick, easy  and unique breakfast idea full of great protein and fat! Enjoy!

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Thanksgiving Paleo Style

November 23rd, 2015 | Eating, Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is right around the corner!!

I can’t wait! It’s my all-time favorite holiday…I love the fall, being with family and of course…the FOOD!!

For many folks the holidays are a time when they throw healthy eating out the window and binge on sweets and unhealthy food. And…typically feel like crap after it’s all said and done.

Well..I am here to tell you can still eat healthy during the holidays AND experience delicious food, WITHOUT feeling awful and realizing you’ve gained an extra 10 pounds going into the New Year.

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Chicken with Cherries

November 16th, 2015 | Chicken, Eating,

 

This is a great dish that gives chicken a little pizazz! And it’s simple with minimal ingredients. Enjoy!

 

Prep time: 2 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1-1.5 lb chicken breast (4 small breasts)
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 cups cherries, pitted and halved (option to buy frozen
  • 1 large bunch of asparagus
  • arugula

 

Instructions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Pound chicken so they are thin (option to buy thin breast). Clean and break ends of asparagus. Place the chicken on a baking dish drizzled lightly with oil. On a separate baking dish, place the asparagus and drizzle lightly with oil. Bake for about 15 minutes, until chicken is cooked.
Chop shallot. In a small bowl add shallots, red wine vinegar, oil and cherries. Place chicken on top of a large handful of arugula and add the cherry mixture. Serve with asparagus.

Recipe by Tami Monaghan

 

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5 Hidden Causes That Could Be Making Your Fat – Part 4: GMO…OMG!!

November 9th, 2015 | Eating, Healthcare, Living

 

This is Part 4 of 5 in the series: 5 Hidden Causes That Could Be Making You Fat

GMO….OMG!!

If you missed the previous posts in this series you can check them out at the links below:

Part 1: Low Vitamin D Levels

Part 2: Poor Gut Health

Part 3: Obesogens…Obes-o-what?

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Obesogens… Obese-o-what?

October 19th, 2015 | Eating, Living

 

Obesogens …Obese-o-what?

Endocrine disruptors, also known as “OBESOGENS”, are lurking all around us and may be a key factor in making America FAT and SICK.  As you may realize, obesity is an epidemic and chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes continue to escalate.

So…what role do obesogens play?

Obesogens are environmental toxins found in food, water, insecticides, plastics, cleaning products, cosmetics, etc. that negatively affect metabolism and may predispose some to weight gain. They mimic our own hormones and confuse or disrupt natural hormone production.

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5 Hidden Causes That Could Be Making You Fat: Part 2

October 12th, 2015 | Healthcare, Living

 

Poor Gut Health

This is Part 2 of 5 in the series:  5 Hidden Causes That Could Be Making You Fat.

If you missed Part 1: Low Vitamin D Levels, you can check it out HERE.

We will be discussing Part 3-5 in the upcoming weeks. Don’t miss it!

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5 Hidden Causes That Could Be Making You Fat: Part 1

September 28th, 2015 | Healthcare, Living, Practical Living

 

If you are having trouble shedding those extra pounds and the scale just won’t budge….I recommend turning your focus towards these 5 often overlooked factors that could be secretly sabotaging your weight loss goals.

Yes…diet and exercise are key components in losing weight, having a rockin’ body and feeling awesome. But…there is much more to the equation that people don’t realize.  Many people dial in their nutrition using a Paleo, whole-food approach and lose tons of weight, and others lose some weight…but not as much as they hoped for. And for those people…there are likely other factors holding you back.

This may be just the information you need to squeeze into that stunning, black dress you’ve been avoiding because it’s a little too snug and exposes your lumps, bumps and rolls OR give you the confidence to strut your stuff in that sexy bikini you bought as an incentive to lose weight (and is currently buried in the bottom of your underwear drawer).

Wouldn’t that be awesome!

What’s even more awesome is that all these factors…if addressed and improved upon…not only help with weight loss, but also help with improved overall health, well-being and disease prevention!!

5 Hidden Causes That Could Be Making You Fat:

1) Low Vitamin D Levels

2) Poor Gut Health

3) Obesogens…Obese-o-what?

4) GMO…OMG!

5) Stress: The Muffin Top Monster

We are going to start this week looking at how Low Vitamin D Levels may be associated with weight gain and will cover the rest of the 4 in upcoming posts.

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Are You Making THIS Common Workout Mistake?

January 15th, 2016 | Healthcare, Moving

 

We are super excited to introduce to you our dear friend, Mateo Daniel. He is truly the epitome of “The Playful Warrior”. He brings so much love and energy to everyone he meets and has reminded us of the importance of PLAY in our lives and for our health! I used to think playing was for kiddos and those lucky people that had the luxury of extra time on their hands…now I realize how important it is for us all to PLAY! Life is so much more fun this way!

We love Mateo’s perspective on life, play and movement. Check out the article below!

Keep Reading…

Paleo Product January

Paleo Product of the Month: JANUARY

January 8th, 2016 | Paleo Product of the Month

Looking for a healthy, quick & easy pancake or waffle mix?

We got ya covered!

The Paleo Product of the Month for January is: Simple Mills Pancake/Waffle Mix

We found out about Simple Mills at one of the PaleoFX conferences we attended in the past. My favorite product of theirs in the pancake/waffle mix.

Every time we head out to our in-laws lake house we bring this mix, because it’s easy to make and everyone loves the pancakes (Paleo and non-Paleo eaters alike). Score!

I also love the simple ingredient list and the low sugar content.  All you have to do is add coconut or almond milk, coconut oil and eggs!

Here are the ingredients of the mix: Almonds, Arrowroot Powder, Organic Coconut Sugar, Organic Coconut Flour, Cream of Tartar, Baking Soda, Sea Salt

 

My two favorite ways to make them:

  1. Add fresh blueberries to the mix and eat with butter or ghee (and a little maple syrup for a treat!)
  2. Make the mix as is and then make an apple compote to put on top. All you have to do is chop up some apples and add to a small sauce pan with coconut oil. Oh and add a little cinnamon too! Cook on low until the apples are tender and the juice thickens a bit. Throw on top of the pancakes.

 

You can find these bad boys at stores like Natural Grocer and possibly Whole Foods OR online at the Simple Mills website or Amazon. Thrive Market online carries some Simple Mills products, but I’m not sure if they carry the pancake mix yet.

 

In addition to the Pancake/Waffle mix, you can also find other simple to make, Paleo-friendly mixes from Simple Mills:

  • Banana bread/muffins
  • Pumpkin bread/muffins
  • Chocolate muffins
  • Artisan Bread 
  • Pizza Dough 
  • Vanilla Cake
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Have a fabulous 2016!!

Brenda & Chad

Muffin Top

5 Hidden Causes That Could Be Making You Fat: STRESS (Part 5)

December 31st, 2015 | Healthcare, Living

 

This is Part 5 of 5 in the series: 5 Hidden Causes That Could Be Making You Fat

STRESS – The Muffin Top Monster

 

If you missed the previous posts in this series you can check them out at the links below:

Part 1: Low Vitamin D Levels

Part 2: Poor Gut Health

Part 3: Obesogens…Obes-o-what?

Part 4: GMO…OMG!!

Keep Reading…

avocadobake

Avocado Breakfast Bake

December 8th, 2015 | Breakfast, Eating,
Photo by Julianne Shapery

We are always getting asked for Paleo friendly breakfast ideas. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut of always eating the same thing for breakfast. Mix it up!

Here is a quick, easy  and unique breakfast idea full of great protein and fat! Enjoy!

Keep Reading…

JILZcrackerz

Best Paleo Crackers Ever & Holiday Party Appetizer Ideas

December 1st, 2015 | Appetizers, Paleo Product of the Month

 

First we will talk about the December Paleo Product of the month – Jilz Crackerz, but keep reading because I’ve compiled some of our favorite Paleo Holiday Party Appetizer ideas and recipes!! 

Sometimes you just feel like having a crispy, crunchy cracker! You know what I mean? I’ve tried to make my own “Paleo” crackers, but the texture and the crunch just haven’t been what I was hoping for.

Thank goodness I found JILZ CRACKERZ!

They are Paleo-friendly, taste amazing and are crispy and crunchy like a cracker should be! The ingredient list is simple and doesn’t contain any toxic oils or weird preservatives.

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Thanksgiving Paleo Style

November 23rd, 2015 | Eating, Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is right around the corner!!

I can’t wait! It’s my all-time favorite holiday…I love the fall, being with family and of course…the FOOD!!

For many folks the holidays are a time when they throw healthy eating out the window and binge on sweets and unhealthy food. And…typically feel like crap after it’s all said and done.

Well..I am here to tell you can still eat healthy during the holidays AND experience delicious food, WITHOUT feeling awful and realizing you’ve gained an extra 10 pounds going into the New Year. Keep Reading…

ChickenwithCherries

Chicken with Cherries

November 16th, 2015 | Chicken, Eating,

 

This is a great dish that gives chicken a little pizazz! And it’s simple with minimal ingredients. Enjoy!

 

Prep time: 2 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1-1.5 lb chicken breast (4 small breasts)
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 cups cherries, pitted and halved (option to buy frozen
  • 1 large bunch of asparagus
  • arugula

 

Instructions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Pound chicken so they are thin (option to buy thin breast). Clean and break ends of asparagus. Place the chicken on a baking dish drizzled lightly with oil. On a separate baking dish, place the asparagus and drizzle lightly with oil. Bake for about 15 minutes, until chicken is cooked.
Chop shallot. In a small bowl add shallots, red wine vinegar, oil and cherries. Place chicken on top of a large handful of arugula and add the cherry mixture. Serve with asparagus.

Recipe by Tami Monaghan

 

GMO..OMG

5 Hidden Causes That Could Be Making Your Fat – Part 4: GMO…OMG!!

November 9th, 2015 | Eating, Healthcare, Living

 

This is Part 4 of 5 in the series: 5 Hidden Causes That Could Be Making You Fat

GMO….OMG!!

If you missed the previous posts in this series you can check them out at the links below:

Part 1: Low Vitamin D Levels

Part 2: Poor Gut Health

Part 3: Obesogens…Obes-o-what?

Keep Reading…

Cocotropic-3

CocoTropic

 

Hey guys! Check out this delicious drink, CocoTropic, packed full of ancient immune and brain-boosting nutrients! We like mixing it with some coconut milk and occasionally adding a little Vital Proteins collagen peptides. Yum!

Here is a little info and history about the ingredients found in Cocotropic from the creator Mansal Denton…

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Obesogens

Obesogens… Obese-o-what?

October 19th, 2015 | Eating, Living

 

Obesogens …Obese-o-what?

Endocrine disruptors, also known as “OBESOGENS”, are lurking all around us and may be a key factor in making America FAT and SICK.  As you may realize, obesity is an epidemic and chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes continue to escalate.

So…what role do obesogens play?

Obesogens are environmental toxins found in food, water, insecticides, plastics, cleaning products, cosmetics, etc. that negatively affect metabolism and may predispose some to weight gain. They mimic our own hormones and confuse or disrupt natural hormone production.

Keep Reading…

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