Friday, June 17, 2011

Paleo Pizza!!!

Tonight I'm making MEATZA!

I got the recipe from the CrossFit Kitchen, and I'm sharing it with you here. I can't wait for this meal... I have literally been looking forward to it all week! And I cannot wait to come back and share the results with you... I hope it's not an epic failure!!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Frozen Nanners!

Summer heat getting to you? I know it has me sweating... what better way to cool down (and get rid of those ripe bananas sitting on your counter) than making Frozen Nanners on a Stick?

That's right, there is no better way! Hooray!

Take some time out today to whip these up and I promise you won't be disappointed. They are delicious and hit the spot.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Acai the Amazonian Superfruit

The palm-like Acai (Ahh-si-eee) is one of the Amazon forest's most celebrated trees- all thanks to its luscious blueberry-chocolate flavored berries and their long heralded nutritional support for well-being. Acai is loaded with antioxidants that help protect against free radicals that can damage cells, including those of the joints, heart, skin, immune system and eyes! A staple of the Amazonian diet for centuries, Acai features a dense nutritional profile that is perfect for promoting overall health.

A study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry confirmed Acai's antioxidant qualities. Study participants who received Acai pulp and juice, compared to placebo, were found to have elevated antioxidant capacity in their blood within four hours of consuming Acai. Another study that analyzed Acai's nutritional content found the berry to naturally contain multiple flavonoids and anthocyanins, antioxidant compounds that help support overall health and wellness.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

and I was like, where'd who go?

I know, I know! I have been MIA for the last couple of weeks. 

A lot has been going on at our paleo household. Getting ready for summer, holidays, trips, high school graduations, and birthdays! Somewhere along the way, I fell off the paleo wagon... for two whole days to be exact!!! 

Memorial Day weekend catapulted me off the wagon and into the land of pancakes, strawberry frosted lemon cake, tortilla chips, more cake, pasta , more cake, and French Fries!!!! Oh my!

I am back on track now and feeling very guilty about those two days... but something just snapped, and I gorged! I must have put of at least 5 lbs and inches in my bloated belly!

So here I am, back and at it… eggs and an apple for breakfast, Mexican chicken salad for lunch, some nuts and banana for a snack and chicken with sautéed vegetables for dinner, followed by some fresh organic berries for dessert!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Are Carbs the New Cocaine?

Now I'm not a fan of Dr. Oz, actually I've never even watched his show... but commercials for yesterday's show caught my attention... and I had to tune in.

"Today I'm talking about one of the most addictive substances out there... you constantly crave it, you just can't get enough... all you think about is your next fix... It starts with the letter C"

"I'm not talking about Cocaine, I'm talking about CARBOHYDRATES! It turns out unhealthy carbs, especially things made with white flour, like white bread and pasta maybe be just as addictive as cocaine and heroine. ARE CARBS THE NEW COCAINE"

Hello Dr Oz, welcome to the Paleo Bandwagon!!! Maybe people will start to listen now. (Probably not, they're addicted!)

Carbs and cocaine can provide the same high. Learn the 3 signs you’re addicted. You can break the habit in just 28 days. Click here to take the 28 Day Challenge

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Are you Achin’ for some Bacon??

I don't know why... but I'm in the mood for Bacon...

No!  not THAT Bacon... although I do love him... *SWOON*


So today I'm sharing three of my favorite Bacon Recipes with you... enjoy!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Are these well-disguised fast foods sabotaging your weight loss?

Today I am sharing an article written by an old schoolmate of mine... she is brilliant, and embodies everything we should try to be.  This article was so beautifully written I had to print it here for all of you... let her help you fit into your skinny jeans this summer by avoiding seemingly "healthy" fast food!

A few years ago the trend was organic. Everything from dog bones to shampoo to cookies sold at Costco was certified organic. The term organic became so widespread, in fact, that it started to mean nothing. So what’s the trend in the food industry now? Slow. Slow food – the notion of understanding (and caring about) where your food comes from and the process by which it is made – has unfortunately become another concept taken over and used by the food industry to increase sales. The most recent Starbucks commercial, for example, traces the lifespan of a coffee bean. We watch as it passes through the farmers’ hands, making its inevitable journey to becoming a frappucino. In a similar vein, the smart guys at Tropicana recently decided to change their bottle from its usual bright orange plastic to a more transparent one, “so you can see that it’s real.” Meanwhile Olive Garden swears up and down that they send their chefs to Italy to learn from the artisan, authentic chefs in the small, rural villages. The allegedly persuasive idea here is transparency, knowing the real from the fake, seeing the source. It’s why we go to the farmers market. It’s why the Ferry Building in San Francisco is such a special place. And it’s being used as a marketing ploy – and this is where grocery shopping starts to get tricky.

So here you go – a list of a few “fast foods” parading as “slow foods”…Could one (or more) be to blame for your tight pants?