An Organic Tea for Calm, Clean Energy

I’m currently obsessed with the new mint sencha green tea from @piquetea. 🍵 💚 These teas are #organic, have no added sugars or preservatives, and best of all don’t require seeping a tea bag! The crystals dissolve instantly in cold or hot water which makes it so convenient. I’m sensitive to caffeine and the green tea doesn’t give me the shakes like coffee or other teas often do... just a sort of clean boost of energy like the matcha I love so much. They have caffeine free options too. Oh and yes they are compliant with the #21DSD.   CLICK HERE TO ORDER AND GET UP TO 3 PACKS FOR FREE! 

Slow Cooked Salsa Verde Chicken from Practical Paleo

Slow Cooked Salsa Verde Chicken from Practical Paleo

I'm somewhat obsessed with my crock pot. I have a fancier 6-in-one type of pot too, but somehow I always make my way back to my tried and true, 5.5 -quart ceramic Crock Pot.  I use it for bone broth, chili, and a variety of chicken and meat dishes, but far and away the recipe that gets made the most often in my house is this slow cooked salsa verde chicken from Diane Sanfilippo's Practical Paleo 2nd edition. 

Gluten-Free Energy Balls and Bars

Gluten-Free Energy Balls and Bars

I often get asked about my favorite take-along snacks, and while there are many healthy packaged options out there these days, nothing beats a homemade treat. This is a collection of some of the gluten-free, protein packed snacks that are easy to make ahead for any time you need a quick pick me up! Not all are paleo, as a few include oats or beans, but all are gluten-free, healthy and delicious. 

You CAN Drink Red Wine Without a Headache

You CAN Drink Red Wine Without a Headache

Back in 2010, I spent a long weekend with my family in California, mostly enjoying the outdoors with picnics of fruit and cheese with loads of crackers and cookies (this was in my pre-paleo days) and wine tasting at vineyards in Napa Valley.  As you can imagine, with all that gluten, sugar, and alcohol in my system, I felt like crap. I was so bloated that my clothes hardly fit, and when I finished my migraine medication (usually enough for a month) by the third day, I knew something had to change. 

7 THINGS YOU'LL NEVER SEE IN MY SHOPPING CART

7 THINGS YOU'LL NEVER SEE IN MY SHOPPING CART

Honestly, we have enough things to stress us out these days.  From finding the perfect glasses to watch the solar eclipse without getting blind, to everything that is going on in our country right now, the LAST thing you may want to be worrying about is what you're eating. I get it. Food is comforting and in times like these sometimes it's easier to just grab whatever is there without even thinking about added ingredients that may be harmful to your health. As my wise Grandmother often says, "You can have millions of dollars to do whatever you want, but none of it matters one bit if you don't have your health".  And it's true.  Being healthy and feeling strong is THE most important thing you can do when faced with stressful times. You need to feel your best to be ready to make sound decisions, provide emotional and physical support for those who need it, and be able to handle all the stress happening around you - all while being able to fall asleep at night. 

Curb Your Cravings and Lose Weight with a Good Night's Sleep

Curb Your Cravings and Lose Weight with a Good Night's Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep might be the #1 most important thing you can do for your own health.  When you don’t get enough sleep, even if you’re not feeling tired, your body is feeling the effects of sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation can impact everything from energy levels, memory, immunity, and physical and mental health. It can even be an important factor in curbing cravings and achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.  Here are five ways to get a better night's sleep tonight!

3 REASONS YOU NEED A SUGAR DETOX RIGHT NOW

3 REASONS YOU NEED A SUGAR DETOX RIGHT NOW

I'm guessing that by now you've heard plenty of hype about how sugar is "poison" and all the reasons that it's harmful to your health. The truth is, that whether or not you consider yourself addicted to the sweet stuff, there are several reasons that you will benefit by going without it for a while.  The most obvious reason of course, is to reduce cravings! Yes, by avoiding all sugars for a period of time (such as during the 21-Day Sugar Detox), you will dramatically reduce your sweet tooth, making it much easier to maintain a healthier lifestyle for the long run.  Need a few more reasons? Read on...