Paleo-ish Peanut Butter Brownies

Remember how I said I follow a modified paleo diet? Well, peanut butter is just one of those things I am not willing to give up. Are you following a strict paleo diet, go ahead and swap almond butter for the peanut butter! These are DANGEROUSLY good. While good for you, it’s taking things a bit extreme to finish off the pan in one sitting. Make sure you have an ice cold glass of almond milk to complete the experience!
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Paleo Banana Nut Blondies

One of the hardest parts about eating Paleo is watching the hubby eat treats without worrying about what they will do to his body. The only way to combat this jealousy is to make my own creations that I can completely enjoy knowing they are guilt free. Guilt free can also mean delicious! Just the other night when there was a double chocolate cake being passed around, I gave my mom a bite of my paleo apple cake. Not only did she think it was delicious, but she then asked to take some home with her. Yea, it’s that good. Anywho, this recipe will relieve your sweet tooth craving and use up some of those over ripe bananas. Win win!

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Paleo Apple Cake

It’s snowing here and well below freezing, brrr! I didn’t want to venture out on the roads so I decided to bake a cake since I was stuck at home with my little one! The house now smells fantastic and I got some quality time in with my baby girl. She is refusing naps lately and therefore she is very cranky. I may have found a solution to entertaining her – singing very loudly and dancing while she watches me bake! At a little over five months old, she is still EBF. She is starting to show some major signs that she is ready to try solids. I took the opportunity today to see what she would do with a peeled hunk of apple, and boy was the result adorable!

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Paleo Pumpkin Pie

I was at Trader Joe’s doing a paleo stock up shopping trip when I saw cans of coconut cream. I was intrigued and tried to figure out what I could do with it. I got it home and opened it and found a super thick and rich coconut product. Yum! It reminded me of evaporated milk, so I figured it would make a great pumpkin pie. Boy am I glad that I was right! I was a bit nervous as this was my first attempt at a paleo pie, but it turned put awesome!
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Paleo-ish Banana Walnut Lactation Cookies

I am on a mission to find as many ways to disguise brewers yeast in recipes as I can! With the brewers yeast, flaxseed meal, and oatmeal, these cookies will most likely give you the supply boost you are looking for! This recipe is “paleo-ish” because oatmeal doesn’t fit I to the paleo diet, but as a breastfeeding mommy, I am not willing to give it up. The rest of the ingredients are guilt-free, so go ahead and eat up these cookies! It’s for the baby, right?!
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O.M.G. Paleo Lactation Brownies

I am afraid that the word “lactation” is going to scare people away from trying these incredible brownies. Just skip the brewers yeast and replace the flaxseed meal with extra almond flour, and you will be left with an incredibly moist and decadent dessert . I am usually quite happy with my recipes, but I was downright shocked at how delicious these turned out!
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Paleo-ish Lactation Cookies

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I realize that this recipe applies to a very small population, but I think that for those who are interested, this will be greatly appreciated. When I was three months postpartum I decided it was time to get back on the paleo train. Baby weight plus postpartum binging had me feeling super gross. I feel fabulous now that I am eating clean again. I am almost completely paleo again with a couple of exceptions – oatmeal being one of them. I am exclusively breastfeeding my sweet angel, and like most mothers, I am worried about supply. Oats are known to boost supply, so I am not willing to give them up for as long as I continue to nurse.

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Paleo Pumpkin Craisin Cookies

It’s amazing how much the weather dictates my cooking! Today it is rainy and chilly out, so Lyra and I don’t plan on leaving the house (or jammies for that matter) all day!

My hubby roasted some pumpkins this weekend while they are in season. It freezes great, so we keep it in portioned baggies in the freezer for whenever we need a pumpkin fix! It’s great in muffins, smoothies, and these cookies! Don’t have the time to prepare your own pumpkin? No problem! Canned pumpkin works just fine, but make sure you don’t use the seasoned variety.
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Baked Candied Walnut Apples

The road back to paleo has left me craving sweets. I went from my nightly dessert during pregnancy to trying to stifle my urges with a cup of tea in the evening. Yes, not nearly as much fun.

Not only will you get protein from the walnuts and fiber from the apple, but you will also get that dessert fix you are looking for! Mmmmm! Not here for the paleo thing? Too with a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream!
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Teacher. Foodie. Athlete. Does Thanksgiving

There comes a time in life when it is time to stop mooching off your family and pull some of the entertaining weight. Last year was my first formal thanksgiving feast, and it went off without a hitch! I’m hoping for the same results this year! My mentality is that the traditional dishes are what everyone dreams of from their Thanksgiving dinner, so that’s what I do…with my own twist of course! I hope this turns into a complete guide for how you can do the same!

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