• Pumpkin Protein Smoothie photo by Julie Wilcoxson at www.juliewilcoxson.com
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    Pumpkin Protein Smoothie

    If you are in the mood for all things Fall and Pumpkin then this pumpkin protein smoothie is just want you need. This recipe was inspired by Erin Opera and I just made some changes to fit my needs. You can make this several different ways to fit your dietary needs. If you are dairy free then omit the yogurt and whipped cream and if you want less sugar leave out the whipped cream on top. This is perfect for a mid day snack when you need some protein and want something delicious and it is much better for you then sugar filled pumpkin lattes. Ingredients: • 6 ice cubes…

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    Chicken Sausage & Veggies Easy Meal

    Who has time to cook a lavish meal these days? Not me, that’s for sure at least not during the week; but I still want to eat healthy and well balanced meals. I love my recipes to be under 30 minutes and it has to be a well balanced with protein, vegetables and of course delicious.. This easy meal fits all the above criteria and it can be done in about 20 minutes TOPS. This is also the perfect type of meal to cook in bulk for a well planned meal prep. This way you have it readily available for a couple of meals. I suggest doubling the recipe if…

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    Protein Pancake Greatness

    One of my favorite well balanced meals to have for breakfast is my Protein Pancakes. These are not only delicious they are quick and easy. You can mix it up any way you like with the different fruits or even add some raw walnuts or pecans on top. Sometimes the simplest ingredients can create the best meals. Ingredients: 1 whole egg 2 egg whites 1/4 cup of Milk or Almond Milk 1/4 cup Oats (I used Gluten Free Oats from Sprouts) 1/2 tsp of cinnamon 5 Organic Strawberries Butter Coconut Oil Directions: Melt a 1 teaspoon of coconut oil in a pan. In the meantime mix eggs, oats, and milk…

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    Gluten Free Skillet Lasagna

    In the Burpees and Bacon Kitchen we have been cooking of a mess of favorite dishes during our meal prepping. Sink your taste buds into this quick delightful dish of flavorful goodness. I have always loved lasagna but it never loved me back, I was so excited to learn of a skillet recipe that I could modify to fit my schedule and my health needs. I love to add veggies in just about everything that I cook but if you don’t share in the love, it is easy to omit.   Ingredients: 3- 14.5 oz cans of whole peeled tomatoes 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 chopped onion…

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    Gluten Free Skillet Pancake

    One of my absolute favorite foods is pancakes. Oh my I could eat them every single day. I like to play around with pancake recipes creating and re-creating different variations that won’t bother my digestive system or cause a flare up in my joints. Here is a different kind of take on the traditional pancake. The best part is its not messy at all, there is really no clean up…   Ingredients: 3 large eggs 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 cup plain almond milk 1/2 cup Cup 4 Cup (gluten free flour) * you can use regular flour if you must 🙂 2 Tbsp sugar or coconut sugar 1/2 tsp…

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    Gluten Free Banana Eggnog Chocolate Chip Muffins with Eggnog Glaze

    There is nothing like a yummy mini muffin to fulfill that sweet craving. These little guys are so delicious it will be hard to stop at just one. Recently, my husband and I took a gluten free baking class and this Gluten Free Banana Eggnog Chocolate Chip Muffin with Eggnog Glaze was on the menu. I finally decided to try it out on my own and I think it was even better the second time around. If you think going Gluten Free has to mean a sacrifice in taste or appearance, allow me to prove you wrong. There are no special ingredients needed except for Cup 4 Cup Flour (this…

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    Is Following Paleo Healthy or Just Another Gimmick?

    Those who know me know that I don’t follow fads of any kind. I believe in following the research and the scientific proof that backs it up. I have followed the typical “clean eating” diet for over a decade and have done well on it until the last 4 years it is then that I started looking for a better way of eating. I was tired of being tired all the time even though I was refueling my body every 3 hours with a source of lean protein, complex carb (starch), and a fruit or vegetable. I had mood swings as it got close to that 3rd hour, and I…

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    The Paleo Diet and it's Impact on My Health

    If you are a frequent reader of my blog you know that I have been eating a Paleo based diet for nearly four months now. I have to say the benefits have been numerous. I basically removed all traces of grains, vegetable oils, and processed foods out of my diet. Now that me say that I have been eating a “clean diet” for over ten years. The last four years since being diagnosed with PCOS- (after gaining 30 lbs in a few months without changing my diet), I was annoyed that I couldn’t get my body to change. After seeing doctors, specialists, endocrinologists that just wanted to put me on…

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    Paleo Peanut Butter Pie

    Meal prep is done for the week. Even made a little dessert. Peanut butter pie, the crust is almonds and cashews and the pie doesn’t have any peanut butter in it. It’s sunflower seed butter and coconut milk for the whip cream. It’s very scrumptious. Sunflower seeds have many great health benefits such as high in magnesium and selenium, which are great for your muscles including the heart. You can find this recipe in Juli Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook. Avaibke on Amazon and I highly recommend it.