Whole30

Za’atar Spiced Mushrooms

Za’atar spiced mushrooms

Za’atar spiced mushrooms – this delicious Arabic appetiser is ideal for your meal prep routine. It can last in your fridge for up to 5 days and is a perfect companion and side dish to any kind of meat. I especially love combining these mushrooms with rice and curry chicken – a mix of Indian and Arabic cuisine.

 

Ingredients

 

  • 2 tbsp Tbsp Za’atar spice mix recipe on my website
  • 1 tsp cayenne Peppee
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 400 g mushroom
  • 10-12 Olives optional

 

Za’atar spiced mushrooms

Instructions

 

  1. Heat up oil in a pan and toss sliced mushrooms in rosemary flavoured extra virgin olive oil.
  2. Sprinkle Za’atar in generous quantity and finished with sprinkle of cayenne pepper and good squeeze of lime.
  3. Serve piping hot may be with side of fresh pita bread
  4. If you like you can add olives too.

Nutritional Info

Za’atar spiced mushrooms nutri info

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KETO CREAMY BROCCOLI SOUP

Keto Creamy Broccoli Soup contains the keto favorite ingredients, and furthermore, the recipe is also Paleo and Whole30 that makes the soup super healthy and tasty as well. Indeed, no wonder this is one of the favorites of dieters, and even nondieters as well.

Here is a recipe that is sure you will love because it is so easy to prepare as you will cook everything in one pot. What makes this healthy and special are, first, there is no flour to thicken it, and second, to thicken it, just use more vegetables and cauliflower puree. However, because we use cream, it is especially advised that you do not freeze the soup. It is best to consume in just a few days to enjoy the great taste.

To easily get back for the recipe, don’t forget to Pin this in your Pinterest board to include in your favorite soup. Enjoy your soup!

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Ingredients

  • 5 cup broccoli chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cup cauliflower chopped
  • 1 cup almond milk or coconut milk
  • 2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • parsley

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients into a pan, then cover and cook for 20 minutes
  2. Blend the mixture until smooth using a stick blender or kitchen blender. Finally, drizzle with parsley. It´s ready to serve!

    6 Servings.

Source: Mom Secrets

Food Photos by  Freepic


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Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) Diet

The Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) Diet is one of the most restrictive compared to other diets. It is aimed not only at losing weight and improving health, but also at the serious support in the course of the autoimmune diseases treatment. This diet involves the development of new, healthy eating habits that help your body defeat inflammation.

With the AIP diet principles you:

  • reset the immune system
  • can cure the so-called leaky gut
  • acquire better-living food habits
  • get a lot of nutrients

This diet has the main purpose to reduce the symptoms of autoimmune diseases, including celiac disease, lupus, ulcerative colitis (UC) or Hashimoto’s disease. 

The scientists concluded that it is bacteria in the intestine that can provoke autoimmune inflammation (the intestinal wall inside is protected by a strong network of proteins, and these bacteria destroy it and make the intestinal wall more porous). So, our immune system has to react to expel these bacterias.

Pros and Cons

AIP diet has an important advantage, and it is the abundance of the most useful and nourishing products. You can eat every day healthy and feel a rise in your mood. The inflammation being reduced.

A lot of patients are afraid of a big number of restrictions and prohibitions, so they even don’t start a diet. So, if you are not ready for all the conditions of AIP, you may try its adapted version and eliminate fewer types of foods from your ration, and gradually moving to a full diet. 

You should not eat

You need to strictly avoid these products:

  • Grains. All types of cereals including oatmeal, buckwheat, and rice (they contain gluten that can provoke inflammation)
  • Dairy products. Milk of any fat content, yogurts, cottage cheese, and even raw dairy products are under restrictions
  • Legumes. You will also have to eliminate peas, beans, soybeans, peanuts (as well as any products made of them like hummus)
  • Any kind of processed products, including canned food
  • Refined sugar. Forget not only about sugar in its pure form but also about any dishes that contain it including pastries, cakes, and confectionery
  • Industrial seed oils such as canola or vegetable oil
  • Butter and ghee
  • Alcohol (strong and weak too)

Some kinds of food that the Paleo diet allows and the autoimmune protocol diet restricts:

  • Eggs
  • Nightshade vegetables including potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, and so on
  • Seeds and nuts including some spices like cumin and coriander
  • Alternative sweeteners 
  • Any food additives including food thickeners and emulsifiers
  • Gum

Green-blue algae should also be excluded because they can cause an immune response. Also, the AIP diet imposes restrictions on some drugs – it is nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) which include ibuprofen (Advil), sodium naproxen (Aleve), and aspirin (Bufferin)

You can eat

The list of allowed products includes:

  • Beef, pork, chicken, turkey and any other kind of meat or poultry (give preference to the meat of animals in free-range and grass-fed)
  • The nightshades are the only exception
  • Almon or cod (contains a lot of omega-3 fatty acids)
  • Fermented non-dairy foods (fermented vegetables, kimchi, and kombucha)
  • Natural oils (coconut, olive, or avocado oil)
  • Non-seed herbs (oregano, mint, celery leaves and basil)
  • Some kinds of vinegar (sugar-free apple cider and balsamic vinegar)
  • Herbal tea as well as black or green (make sure that it does not contain any seeds)
  • Bone broth and natural gelatine

You can also add a little honey or maple syrup but not very often and in very small quantities. In some versions of the AIP diet, it is allowed to pamper yourself with fruit. But don’t forget you can eat a maximum of 25 grams of fructose or two pieces of fruit a day.

A good idea for the AIP diet is to keep a journal of foods, so you can follow everything you eat and symptoms as well as sensations that you experience.

If you want to try the AIP diet, for beginners we have a list of 5 recipes here, try them and improve your health.

1. Paleo Baked Veggie Nuggets (Gluten Free, Dairy Free & AIP)

Paleo baked veggie nuggets are gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free. They’re with zucchini, carrots, cauliflower, green onion.

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2. Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts (Paleo, AIP)

This recipe is a great way to get more healthy cruciferous veggies into your diet.

3. Chicken Fajita Bowls (AIP, Paleo, Whole 30)

Zucchini, squash, and onion make a perfect fajita bowl swap. Add some avocado or AIP guac, green onion, cilantro, and some fresh lettuce, and you’ve got one an AIP dish.

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4. Turkey Apple Breakfast Hash (AIP)

This Turkey Apple Breakfast is a healthy alternative to traditional breakfast foods.

5. Autoimmune Protocol Beef Fajitas with Mango Salsa

These Beef Fajitas with Mango Salsa are easy to make and very delicious.

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6 BEST PALEO DINNER RECIPES

6 BEST PALEO DINNER RECIPES

If you are looking for more best Paleo Diet Dinner Recipes, you landed on the right page. A Paleo Diet is indeed a dietary plan based on foods similar to what might have been eaten during the Paleolithic era, hence, the reason it is also called the Caveman Diet or Stone Age Diet. It is basically a high protein high fiber eating plan.

Here are 6 Best Paleo Dinner recipe that you will surely like. Check them below.

1. Crockpot Carnitas with Pork Tender Loin or Loin

This recipe is indeed super easy Paleo or Whole30 dinner. Moreover, it is also cooked in the slow cooker, thus, makes it so tasty and a budget-friendly, healthy recipe.

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 2. Baked Healthy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites Wings Recipe

Buffalo-style cauliflower indeed makes a delicious side dish or just a yummy appetizer. Surely, everybody will love this Paleo recipe


3. Chicken Taco Lettuce Wraps

You will definitely love these lettuce wraps filled with chicken and all your favorite taco fillings. Without all the added carbs this is certainly going to be great if you are in Low Carb, Paleo, or Keto diet.

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4. Greek Healthy Meal Prep.

Definitely, this is a healthy meal prep Paleo dinner recipe. Cauliflower rice tabbouleh, tender seasoned chicken breast, kalamata olives, and rich garlicky tzatziki indeed, made this recipe so epic. And above all, it is so good with Paleo and Whole30.


5. 20 Minute Paleo Cashew Chicken Recipe

This recipe landed among the best Paleo Dinner Recipes not only for being super-easy and done in only 20 minutes, but it also tastes really good. Everyone will definitely enjoy the dinner for its sweet and tangy with a crunch from cashew nuts.

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6. Spicy Spaghetti Squash Noodles

This Paleo recipe does not only have this creamy flavor but also packed with coconut cream sauce on spaghetti squash noodles. Moreover, it is only made in just a few minutes. Indeed it is truly perfect for Paleo or Whole30.

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Light Christmas Breakfast Recipes

Everyone is talking about this holiday season and what to bring to the table, especially on Christmas!

But, since you’ll probably be getting up early, bright and happy, you’d want a good meal to start the day, right?

How about some light Christmas recipes you can make for breakfast, but prepare them the night before!

Amazing, yes?

Well, dive in and take a look at these 5 light breakfast ideas:

Paleo Coffee Cake

The perfect comfort food and a great way to start the day. This cake is grain free, gluten and dairy-free, and the perfect addition to your morning cup of coffee.

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Croissant Sandwiches

Next, we have some delicious croissant sandwiches you can make the night before. All that’s left is to microwave them and enjoy!

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Classic Falafel

Is there anything more to say? The classic Falafel can be the perfect choice, especially for vegetarians.

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Whole30 Chicken Salad

You can use grapes or dried cranberries and nuts, but you are not allowed to use diary in Whole30 recipes, so instead of using Greek yogurt!

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Vegetarian Power Bowls

It’s delicious and a real energy booster. It really is an amazing vegetarian dish.

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Christmas couldn’t get any better, right? With these 5 recipes, you’ll surely make no mistake.

Happy holidays everyone!

Whole30 Friendly Christmas Brunch

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Whole30 friendly food for all diet enthusiasts. Check out these 3 delicious recipes that you can include in your program.

They taste good and are an impeccable energy booster. Besides, you will also have a lot to talk about with your friends over brunch, including these recipes for your program.

Whole30 Chicken Salad

Use Greek yogurt, since you are not allowed to use other dairy products and enjoy this amazing dish.

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Whole30 Vegetarian Power Bowls

A real energy booster! This dish is perfect for a brunch as it will keep you satiated for longer periods and give you a real energy for the rest of the day.

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Whole30 Salmon

The classic salmon recipe, only this time it is whole30 friendly.

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Try them and see for yourself. The results are impeccable, to say the least, and you will also enjoy eating these delicious dishes.

Delicious, Nutritious And Healthy Christmas Desserts

3 fast and easy paleo desserts

Winter season requires winter recipes, and after the lunch or dinner is over, you need to serve some delicious desserts. This is where paleo recipes come in handy.

Here are 3 delicious paleo desserts you can make easily.

Moist Coconut Flour Cake

Naturally abundant with fiber and protein, this cake is not only delicious but is packed with healthy nutrients as well!

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Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Need we say more? Easily prepared and the healthiest dessert of all.

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Monster M&M Cookies

Paleo-friendly gluten and dairy-free delicious cookies for this winter season. We know your kids will love it! So get to it and cook them.

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Enjoy our selection of delicious and healthy desserts for this Christmas. Also, feel free to share these recipes as you wish.

Paleo Side Dishes You Can Make This Christmas

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Today we decided to present you some delicious side dishes you can make for your loved ones this holiday season. We’ll start off with a nice addition to our favorite morning drink, the coffee, and then we’ll continue with some spicy food, a whole30 one and a much healthier alternative filled with vegetables.

You’re going to love these recipes, and we can’t wait to make them on our own!

So dive in, take a look at each recipe and be on your way to pick up the necessary ingredients and than cook it!

Paleo Coffee Cake

The perfect comfort food for our morning rituals! It’s easy to make, gluten and dairy free and you’ll enjoy your coffee a lot more afterwards!

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Healthy Ginger Sesame Chicken Wings

Mmm chicken wings! But not just any kind of chicken wings – spicy and gluten-free!

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Whole30 Chicken Salad

Whole30/paleo chicken salad as your healthy alternative!

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Instant Pot Beef Stew

You will adore this side dish as it’s healthy and loaded with vegetables! What’s more is that it is so easy to make and it’s gluten-free and paleo friendly!

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We hope you like them! For more delicious recipes like this, especially for the holiday season, don’t forget to visit us often or follow us on our Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest pages as we update our social media on a daily basis!

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Thanksgiving Side Dish: Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Oven roasted brussels sprouts with bacon

Brussels Sprouts are not something people usually love to eat. However, combined with bacon, these veggies are simply irresistible. Plus, inc contrast with boiled or steam mushy Brussels sprouts, baked ones will surprise you with its fantastic taste. Plus you can always use the leftovers for a salad.

Ingredients

  • 1½ pounds Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 bacon slices, cut into 1 inch pieces

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Clean and trim Brussels sprouts and cutting any very large heads in half through the core. (It’s fine if some of the outer leaves fall off – just bake those along with the rest of the sprouts. They get extra crispy and are delicious!)
  3. Place the Brussels sprouts in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil, tossing to evenly coat.
  4. Pour the Brussels sprouts onto a large sheet pan (you want them to be in a single layer). Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Then evenly sprinkle the bacon pieces over the Brussels sprouts.
  5. Roast in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes, turning halfway through the cooking time, until golden and lightly caramelized.
  6. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Info

Oven roasted brussels sprouts with bacon nutri info

 

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Green Smoothie with Matcha and Chia

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We all know about the health benefits of including more spinach to your weekly menus. The problem is that kids usually don’t like it. So, the other day I was thinking about creative ways to include some extra spinach, at least once a week. This smoothie is pure gold, looks attractive and healthy, but still has that distinctive banana & vanilla flavor. Your kids are going to love to, so give it a try!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup baby spinach
  • 2 Tablespoon unsweetened coconut water
  • 1/2 large frozen banana
  • 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • one  cup unsweetened milk of choice (soy, almond, or oat)

    Green smoothie with matcha and chia 2

Instructions

  • Add spinach and coconut water to blender and blend until spinach is pureed.
  • Blend in remaining ingredients until smooth.
  • You can add additional milk and/or ice if desired.

Nutritional Info

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