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Baked Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Onion and…BACON!

Because really…everything is better with bacon haha.  At least when you have teenage boys and want them to eat vegetables 😉

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What you need…

  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1 strand or bag of Brussels Sprouts
  • One Medium sized onion (really any kind would be good!)
  • 2 pieces of uncooked bacon
  • 1/2 cup of Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic (or more if you like!)
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • Sea Salt and Pepper to tasteBlog Baked Brussels Sprouts Cauliflower Broccoli Bacon Paleo Whole30-2

What to do…

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Cut both broccoli and cauliflower into bit sized pieces.
  • Cut ends of the Brussels Sprouts and peel off the outter layer.  Then cut in half.
  • Dice onion into 1/2 inch wedges.
  • Scatter all the veggies on a baking sheet.
  • Dice bacon into 1/2 by 1/4 inch slices and scatter over the veggies.
  • Mix Olive Oil, Garlic, and Lemon in a bowl.
  • Pour the mixture over the veggies and toss until they are all coated.  You may need a little extra olive oil to drizzle over.  Salt and pepper to liking.
  • Bake for 25-35 minutes.  I like mine a little more charred, but others don’t, so I do a happy medium 🙂Blog Baked Brussels Sprouts Cauliflower Broccoli Bacon Paleo Whole30-3Thanks to my mom for the inspiration!

ENJOY!dit-elle-Lauren

Tricolor Autumn Salad

This is made with purple cabbage, romaine lettuce and carrots.. full of nutrients, all raw ingredients, crunchy and delicious! Toss with Tahini Dressing and enjoy.

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Ingredients

  • 1 small head purple cabbage (grated)
  • 1 small head romaine lettuce (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 batch Tahini dressing

Tahini Dressing (makes 1.5 cups or so)

  • 1/2 cup roasted tahini
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Directions

  • In a large bowl, toss veggies
  • For dressing, puree ingredients until smooth
  • Toss salad with 1/2 cup or up to all dressing and serve

Source: Thanks Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry

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Paleo Spiralized Peppers with Tomatos, Mango, and Avocado Salad over Grilled Chicken

My parents bought me a spiralizer for my birthday, and I’m in LOVE!  I can’t wait to make “pasta” out of various veggies, but first, I tried it on some peppers.  It literally took me less than a few minutes to spiralize 3 peppers!  At first, I was just doing it to get them all pre-cut for the week, but then they looked so pretty, I decided to make a little salad out of them for dinner!  Eat as is or add chicken or fish for a delicious meal!Blog Paleo Spiralized Peppers with Tomatos, Mango, and Avocado Salad over Grilled Chicken-1 Blog Paleo Spiralized Peppers with Tomatos, Mango, and Avocado Salad over Grilled Chicken-2 Blog Paleo Spiralized Peppers with Tomatos, Mango, and Avocado Salad over Grilled Chicken-3 Blog Paleo Spiralized Peppers with Tomatos, Mango, and Avocado Salad over Grilled Chicken-4 Blog Paleo Spiralized Peppers with Tomatos, Mango, and Avocado Salad over Grilled Chicken-5 Blog Paleo Spiralized Peppers with Tomatos, Mango, and Avocado Salad over Grilled Chicken-6 Blog Paleo Spiralized Peppers with Tomatos, Mango, and Avocado Salad over Grilled Chicken-7

Ingredients

  • 1 Each of a red, yellow, and Orange Pepper Spiralized (or diced if you don’t have one)
  • 1 Mango cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 medium avocado cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • A handful Cherry tomatoes diced
  • 1 shallot diced
  • 4 chicken breasts marinated in the same ingredients used for the dressing. (omit for a delicious vegetarian salad!)

Dressing

  • Juice from 1/2 a lime
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon Rice Wine Vinegar
  • Sea Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

  • After you spiralize the peppers they will be in one continuous cut.  I loaded them all onto a cutting board and just cut the pile into 4ths.
  • Cut everything else up and toss in a bowl!
  • Put all ingredients for the dressing in a bowl and whisk til blended.  Pour over salad and toss to coat.
  • Serve over grilled chicken (or fish would be yummy too!)  Grilling on medium heat 8-10 minutes per size depending on the size of the breast.

ENJOY!

dit-elle-Lauren

Red, White, and Blue Salad | Happy 4th of July!

So, I’m not recreating the wheel by any means with this salad, but for those of you that need inspiration for a 4th of July dinner/picnic…done 🙂  All of these items are from Trader Joe’s 🙂Blog Red White Blue 4th of July Salad-1 Ingredients

  • Mixed Greens
  • Kale Broccoli Mix
  • Blueberries
  • Beets
  • Raspberries
  • Goat Cheese
  • Cranberry Walnut VinagretteBlog Red White Blue 4th of July Salad-2 Blog Red White Blue 4th of July Salad-3What to do
  • Dice up the beets, and toss it all together-DONE!Blog Red White Blue 4th of July Salad-4 Blog Red White Blue 4th of July Salad-5 Blog Red White Blue 4th of July Salad-6Enjoy and Happy 4th of July!dit-elle-Lauren

Mango Avocado Chicken Salad

Ok, ok.  Just when you think I’ve posted enough mango avocado salad recipes…here’s another one haha.  I just can’t help myself.  The combination is just so good!!  Maya chowed it down, and asked for 2nds!

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it right? 😉 Blog Paleo Mango Avocado Chicken Salad-2Blog Paleo Mango Avocado Chicken Salad-4 Blog Paleo Mango Avocado Chicken Salad-3Ingredients

  • 2 Cups diced chicken (I used left over rotisserie chicken, but you could grill up a few breasts seasoned with olive oil, salt and pepper)
  • 1 ripe mango diced
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatos
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1 1/2 cups diced peppers (I used red, orange, and yellow)
  • 1/4 Cup diced red onion (I omitted this, because Maya is weird about onions, but I think it would be a great addition!)
  • Dressing of choice.  I cheated and used a pre-made poppyseed dressing, but you could use either of these paleo friendly recipes Esther has posted.  Mango dressing here or Creamy Lemon Garlic Dressing here.  Or the Avocado Dressing I posted here.
  • Serve over a bed of butter lettuce.  Arugula or spinach would be great too!

Enjoy!dit-elle-Lauren

Easy Herb and Parmesan Baked Salmon

This is a super easy way to prepare salmon! Brush with a little olive oil, fresh herbs, some cheese and bake! Even my kids loved it (to my surprise, because they have not been fans of fish lately) – win win! 🙂

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Ingredients

  • 1lb slab of salmon
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Some sprigs of fresh herbs (I used thyme and oregano), torn
  • Handful of parmesan cheese (omit if strict paleo)

Directions

  • Oil baking dish
  • Add salmon and brush lightly with oil
  • Sprinkle fresh herbs on salmon
  • Top with cheese
  • Bake @ 350 for 25-28 minutes

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Protein Berry Smoothie

When the Huz travels, and we don’t have the boys, Maya and I keep it pretty simple for dinners.  One of our favorite things to make is smoothies-DUH! 🙂  We’ve posted various smoothie recipes, and really it’s hard to go wrong.  Just dump a bunch of ingredients in a blender and it comes out tasting delicious (usually!)  Since it was going to be our dinner I added some protein powder and other “healthy” powder that made me feel a little better about it as a meal 😉Blog Protein Vegetarian Paleo Fruit Smoothie-1Ingredients

Blog Protein Vegetarian Paleo Fruit Smoothie-2Blog Protein Vegetarian Paleo Fruit Smoothie-2-She’s pretty excited to help hahaha. Blog Protein Vegetarian Paleo Fruit Smoothie-3 Blog Protein Vegetarian Paleo Fruit Smoothie-4 Blog Protein Vegetarian Paleo Fruit Smoothie-5Even more excited to lick the spoon 🙂 Blog Protein Vegetarian Paleo Fruit Smoothie-7 Blog Protein Vegetarian Paleo Fruit Smoothie-8Cheers! 🙂 Blog Protein Vegetarian Paleo Fruit Smoothie-9 Blog Protein Vegetarian Paleo Fruit Smoothie-10I can’t even handle it…  SO CUTE! Blog Protein Vegetarian Paleo Fruit Smoothie-11Enjoy!dit-elle-Lauren