Paleo Strawberry Spinach Salad with Primal Kitchen®

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Spinach salads are a summertime must, but they’ll hold their own through all the seasons. This paleo one in particular, put together by the founder of Primal Kitchen®, Mark Sisson, boasts the sweet taste of fresh strawberries, crunchiness of pecans and tang from feta cheese. To add more protein to this salad, you can mix in shredded chicken, sliced steak or chunks of salmon. Yum!

 

Ingredients:Salad

Instructions:

  • Layer fresh spinach in a mixing bowl.
  • Sprinkle feta and pecans on spinach.
  • Add strawberries, avocados and protein choice.
  • Top with a generous drizzle of Primal Kitchen® Balsamic Avocado Oil Dressing and enjoy!

How to Choose the Best Jerky

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When eating paleo, protein is a priority. Jerky makes a great protein snack for post-workout fuel, to satisfy hunger between meals or for healthy, on-the-go snacking just about any time! As jerky’s popularity has grown, so have the flavors and types of meat. Besides beef, look for chicken, pork, bison, elk, venison, turkey, salmon and more.

Jerky gives you more nutritional bang for your buck. It’s made with lean cuts of meat so it will dry out properly. This makes it a healthy protein choice because it’s low in saturated fat. Paleo jerky has many nutritional benefits over conventional jerky—without sacrificing taste. For example, the sugar content of paleo jerky is usually 2 grams or less, whereas conventional jerky ranges from 5–9 grams of sugar per ounce.

Benefits of choosing paleo jerky over conventional jerky

  • Lower in sugar
  • Lower in sodium
  • All-natural ingredients
  • No artificial colors or flavors
  • Higher meat quality standards (grass-fed, organic, hormone-free)

How do you know which jerky to choose?

Here’s what to look for on the nutrition facts label:

  • Serving size: 1 oz. (about 28 grams)
  • Less than 400 mg. of sodium
  • Less than 5 g. of sugar
  • 9 g. of protein or more
  • Nitrate- and MSG-free; no artificial flavors or colors (i.e. caramel color)
  • Paleo or Paleo Friendly certification logos

This article was brought to you by our friend, Jill West, RDN, at Caveman Foods.

Coconut Aminos

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Coconuts are one of our favorite island-fresh, nutty fruits because they’re packed full of flavor and brimming with good-for-you nutrients.

But what are coconut aminos? And why would you want to add them to your shopping basket, let alone food? Are they paleo-friendly? Let’s find out!

Mystery Sauce

Packaged in a bottle, coconut aminos contain just two ingredients, coconut sap and sea salt. Yep, that’s it! Not only is it paleo-friendly, it’s also gluten- and soy-free making it a great addition to your pantry.

Coconut sap is extracted from cut stems and the resulting material is full of potassium, vitamin C, B vitamins and 17 amino acids. Add that to the fact that coconut aminos have a similar and slightly sweeter taste than soy sauce with about one-third less sodium—and that’s tasty news indeed.

Say what?

Oh! And by the way, coconut aminos don’t taste like coconuts! But what can you use this savory-sweet sauce for? It’s a terrific substitute for soy sauce—a non-paleo-friendly condiment since it’s made from a legume. So feel free to use it in any recipe you’re converting to your paleo lifestyle. Or, try these easy recipes below for an amino boost that can’t be beat!

Paleo Salmon Cakes

Salmon cakes over green lettuce with lemon slices on a white plate

 

Thai Beef and Broccoli Soup

green curry soup with broccoli and vegetables in a textured green bowl

 

Slow-Cooker Tangy Pineapple Shredded Beef

glazed shredded beef in a dark-colored bowl

Top Five Paleo Substitutions

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Eating a paleo diet doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your favorite foods. Feeling restricted is never fun … have no fear, there are plenty of great substitutions so you can still enjoy your favorite recipes!

Healthy Fats

Paleo Healthy Fats - Avocado OilVegetable and canola oils are out! Good-for-you traditional fats are in! It’s really easy to substitute fats with paleo cooking. Make sure to use quality, sustainably sourced fats so you get all of the health benefits.

  • Animal Fats – sustainably sourced and organic preferably
  • Avocado Oil – great for higher-temp cooking, baking, salads, mayonnaise
  • Coconut Oil – when heated, mixes well into soups, warm drinks, smoothies
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – great for salads, best when not heated
  • Ghee / Clarified Butter – lactose free, great for higher-temp cooking
  • Grass-fed Butter – great for cooking and baking
  • Palm Oil – sustainably sourced, great for higher-temp cooking
  • Palm Oil Shortening – sustainably sourced, great for baking and frostings

 

Paleo Baking

Paleo - Baking FlourBaked goods are usually one thing that people wonder about when it comes to the paleo lifestyle. While paleo baking does take a little bit of experimenting to find out what you like best, it’s absolutely doable! Everything from muffins, to cakes and tortillas can easily be converted using some grain-free substitutions.

  • Blanched Almond Flour – can usually be substituted 1:1 for refined white flour
  • Cassava Flour – can usually be substituted 1:1 for refined white flour, however, it often needs a bit less flour or needs more liquid (like coconut milk) or more moisture (like pureed fruit or vegetables—applesauce, bananas, dates, pumpkin, squash)
  • Coconut Flour – this flour absorbs a lot of liquid and usually requires a lot less flour and often more eggs
  • Tapioca Flour or Starch – can be used in combination with other grain-free flours
  • Baking Soda – use instead of baking powder
  • Apple Cider Vinegar – a liquid leavening substitution
  • Chia Seeds or Freshly Ground Chia Seed Meal – can be used in baking as an egg-free substitute

 

Non-Dairy Milks

Paleo - Non Dairy MiksSmoothies, soups, curries, casseroles, homemade ice cream and so much more would not be the same without a creamy addition. You can still enjoy all of your favorites without dairy! Coconut milk and cream is usually best used in recipes that need a higher fat content and a creamier texture. Nut and seed milks are usually best used in recipes that need liquid like smoothies or hot chocolate.

  • Almond Milk
  • Cashew Milk
  • Coconut Cream – great in curries and homemade ice cream
  • Coconut Milk – great for creamier recipes that need the fat content
  • Hemp Milk
  • Macadamia Milk

 

Natural Sweeteners

Paleo - Natural SweetenersSkip the agave and refined white and brown sugar and reach for the natural sweeteners!

  • Coconut Sugar – great lower-glycemic granulated sugar, darker in flavor
  • Date Sugar – great granulated sugar, mild in flavor
  • Maple Sugar – great granulated sugar, mild in flavor
  • Maple Syrup – great liquid sweetener with more moisture content, quality is important
  • Medjool Dates – pitted and soaked, a great addition for natural sweetening, add to smoothies, ice cream or baked goods
  • Raw Honey or Quality Honey – great sweetener with more moisture content

 

Skip the Rice

Paleo - Riced BroccoliGrains are out when you’re eating Paleo, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on a side of “rice!” Vegetables like cauliflower are most commonly used for a great substitution, but broccoli and carrots can be used too.

  • Frozen Riced Broccoli
  • Frozen Riced Cauliflower
  • Riced Broccoli
  • Riced Carrots
  • Riced Cauliflower

 

The only question left now is which Paleo substitution will you try first?

 

Emily Sunwell-Vidarri is the blogger behind RecipesToNourish.com

On-the-Go Paleo

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Let’s face it, life moves quickly! And for newcomers to eating paleo it can be a bit challenging at first to prep on-the-go meals and snacks with seemingly simplified options, but it’s also super important if you want to stay on track! Here are some make-ahead recipes to make your paleo path a bit easier.

Snackables

Weekends are a great time to prep snacks for the week. Make these super-simple, two-ingredient (Yes—just two!) Apple Chips to pair with the raw nuts and seeds you’ve gathered at our bulk aisle. Voilà! You’ve got custom-made trail mix for the week.

Apple Chips

baked, crispy apple slices in a white bowl.

Spicy Sweet Potato Hummus

Dippable veggie snack options are practically endless on a paleo diet. While you’re baking the Apple Chips, cut up your favorite veggies for snacking. Then make this paleo-friendly Spicy Sweet Potato Hummus. Portioned into small, resealable containers and paired with your fresh-cut veggies, you’ve got snacks at the ready!

sweet potato hummus in blue bowl with sweet potato in background

Well in Hand

Heading to the gym and need a bite? Picking up the little ones from school and they’re famished? This tasty make-ahead breakfast might just become your new favorite grab-n-go snack as well! You can make it at the top of the week and store them refrigerated in an air-tight container for a delicious, nutritious protein-packed paleo pick-me-up anytime during the week. Breakfast: It’s not just for well, breakfast anymore.

Ham-n-Egg Cups

ham and egg cups in a muffin tin with two eggs on the side

Carrot Cake Balls

Paleo cake to go? Yes please! These little bite-sized nuggets of yumminess are packed with pecans and carrots. Loaded with 19 vitamins and minerals, not to mention fiber and antioxidants, pecans are the powerhouse behind these Carrot Cake Balls. Let’s not forget the carrots that hold their own in the vitamin-rich arena. A hint of sweet and spice make them irresistible!

 carrot cake balls on a wooden plate

You can find more paleo recipes on our website.

Top Paleo Products at Sprouts

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fresh meats, cheese and paleo productsWhen it comes down to it, eating a paleo diet is simple—embrace your inner cave-dweller self! Seriously though, paleo is about eating real, nutrient-dense foods that would have been hunted or gathered before the agricultural revolution. That means veggies, fruits, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, nuts, seeds, and healthy fats like olive oil, coconut oil, and ghee. You don’t need any exciting products to eat this way, just a great produce section and a quality meat department. But these paleo products make eating primally way more fun and easy. From Sunday morning pancakes to bacon on all things, take this list of the top paleo products at Sprouts next time you head to the store and stock up!

Vital Proteins® Collagen Peptides

A favorite supplement in the paleo world, collagen peptides are high-quality, high-protein amino acids derived from grass-fed gelatin. Loved as a protein supplement, collagen peptides are amazing for your hair, skin, nails, as well as muscle support when exercising. They’re tasteless, too, and won’t affect texture in most recipes, so load up!

Sprouts Coconut Date Rolls

Two ingredients, one big impact! These coconut date rolls are naturally sweet and so dangerous. After a couple bites, you’ll abandon all thoughts of conventional candy bars.

Rxbars®

So perfect for keeping in your purse, desk or gym bag, Rxbars® are high in protein without any undesirable fillers or weird ingredients.

SO Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert

For that occasional sweet indulgence, this coconut milk “ice cream” is sweetened with monk fruit extract and is totally dairy-free. It has more additives than you’ll want to include in your diet on a regular basis, but it’s great for an occasional dairy-free, sugar-free treat.

Sprouts Organic Bone Broth

Loaded with protein, collagen and other nourishing amino acids, bone broth is a staple in paleo diets for its nutrient-rich properties. Another plus? Bone broth helps to maintain a healthy gut and is great sipped like tea or used in place of chicken stock or broth in recipes.

Sprouts Coconut Cream

A staple in probably every paleo diet, coconut cream—the solid white part in a can of coconut milk—gives recipes a dairy-free richness and creaminess. Sprouts Coconut Cream is affordable and loaded with the solid cream, making it a must for any primal pantry.

4th & Heart Ghee Butter

The richness of butter without the lactose? Yes, please! Bonus points: this ghee is grass-fed and seasoned with mineral-rich Himalayan pink salt.

Farmhouse Culture Gut Health Products

Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut,” and this guy would be a big fan of Farmhouse Culture gut health products. From Garlic Dill Pickle Gut Shots (that you drink like a shooter) to Smoked Jalapeño Kraut and Taqueria Mix Fermented Vegetables, support your gut with these delicious fermented products, loaded with healthy bacteria.

Hail Merry Products

You’ll be shocked at how seriously indulgent these paleo treats taste. From Caramel Sea Salt Bites to Dark Chocolate Tarts, Meyer Lemon Cups and Chocolate Almond Butter Cups—luckily, there’s no guilt to these paleo desserts.

Sprouts Frozen Organic Riced Cauliflower

Cauliflower rice at your fingertips. Sprouts Frozen Organic Riced Cauliflower makes paleo “rice” beyond quick and easy.

Birch Benders Paleo Pancake & Waffle Mix

Pancakes can still be part of your paleo menu! Having a bag of this paleo pancake mix in the pantry is great when you want to make pancakes in a pinch. They’re light, fluffy and totally paleo.

Pederson’s Natural Farms Bacon and Sausage

Destined to go down in history—bacon and the paleo diet are a classic couple! Pederson’s Natural Farms makes a sugar-free paleo version you’ll want need in your fridge at all times. Check out their smoked sausages, breakfast sausages and chorizo too.

Sprouts Grass-Fed Beef

Leaner, more nutrient-rich, and more ethically-minded, Sprouts Grass-Fed Ground Beef is fresh, never frozen, hormone-free, raised in open pastures, and never administered antibiotics. Richer in omega-3s than grain-fed, Sprouts grass-fed beef is a must for any paleo diet.

Sprouts Market Corner Deli Carnitas

Dinner is served … in about a minute or two! Fully cooked and totally paleo, simply reheat these carnitas and serve over cauliflower rice and a quick guacamole. Or try these carnitas in lettuce tacos or over a bed of romaine topped with salsa! However you like it, this dish is great to keep on hand for super-quick, flavor-packed weeknight dinners.

Cheryl Malik is the blogger behind 40aprons.com

Stocking a Paleo Pantry

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paleo foods on various bowls and platesHaving a stocked paleo pantry is critical when taking on a primal diet. Being prepared with paleo ingredients means you’re more likely to stay on track with a commitment to your new diet and you’ll be ready to whip up a batch of homemade coconut-date bars or paleo chocolate chip cookies at any moment! And really, the paleo pantry looks an awful lot like the pantry you grew up with: flours, sugars, nuts, oils, and other dry goods like unsweetened, shredded coconut or cocoa powder. The only difference is that a paleo pantry avoids refined sugars and flours, legumes, dairy and vegetable oils. It may seem a bit overwhelming if you’re new to the diet, but we’re here to help with our guide to stocking a paleo pantry at Sprouts Farmers Market.

Fats

One of the biggest benefits of a paleo diet is the focus on healthy fats, so making sure you’re loaded with plenty of great options is key in stocking a paleo pantry.

  • Coconut oil. Unrefined coconut oil will have a light coconutty taste; refined coconut oil is tasteless. Both are solid at room temperature and are fantastic for cooking and baking.
  • Liquid coconut oil. This tasteless oil is fantastic for salad dressings and homemade mayonnaise.
  • Avocado oil. With a smoke point of 520ºF, avocado oil is another mild oil great for salad dressings, homemade mayo and high-temperature cooking.
  • Ghee. Ghee is essentially clarified butter, free of lactose and fantastic for adding a bit of a buttery taste to paleo dishes. It’s especially wonderful in Indian cooking and in traditional butter-based sauces like hollandaise.
  • Olive oil. A pantry staple, olive oil is totally paleo and so versatile. Best for no-cook dishes or low-temperature cooking.
  • Palm shortening. Best in moderation, palm shortening can be a great replacement for butter in paleo baked goods.

Sweeteners

Although refined sugars, even brown sugar and brown rice syrup, are out, there’s a delicious variety of paleo sweeteners you’ll want to keep on hand.

  • Coconut sugar. Best for replacing white or brown sugar, coconut sugar is very versatile, has a rich taste, and comes powdered.
  • Maple syrup. Not just for drizzling on paleo pancakes, maple syrup is a fantastic sweetener and popular in many paleo recipes.
  • Raw honey. One of the favorite paleo sweeteners, raw honey has a relatively low glycemic load and is loved for its medicinal properties. It comes in liquid and solid form, making it great for baking and other treats.
  • Dates. Popular in no-bake recipes and crusts, dates are great to keep on hand for paleo sweets and baking, as well as homemade snack bars.

Flours

Intimidated by removing white flour from your staples? No need to be! Thanks to the variety of paleo flours at Sprouts Farmers Markets and the wealth of recipes available at Sprouts.com, you’ll be a paleo baking pro in a snap. In almost every recipe, you’ll want to blend multiple paleo flours to best mimic white flour, so make sure you stock up on a few products.

  • Almond flour. Very often the bulk of paleo baking recipes, you’ll want to keep plenty of almond flour on hand at all times.
  • Arrowroot. The most popular paleo thickener, you can liken arrowroot to cornstarch. It’s used frequently in recipes to add a softness to an almond flour blend.
  • Tapioca starch. Another thickener, tapioca starch often becomes gummy when heated with liquid, making it helpful in savory cheese-like recipes and other baking recipes. Tapioca starch also adds a softness to almond flour recipes.
  • Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Baking Flour. Bob’s Red Mill makes it easy as pie to make, well, paleo pie! Their paleo baking flour is a 1:1 flour replacement and is totally paleo.

Condiments

Having a tasty variety of paleo condiments on hand can make dinner a breeze: keep the main course simple and let the condiments pique your taste buds! These condiments also serve as a versatile base for other sauces and dips.

  • Coconut oil or avocado oil mayonnaise. While making your own mayo is easy, having a jar of coconut oil or avocado oil mayonnaise on hand can be a lifesaver. You can make Caesar dressing, chipotle aioli, ranch dressing, and so many more with this mayo.
  • Dijon mustard. Perfect for adding a bit of kick, brightness, and richness to recipes, Annie’s Dijon Mustard is alcohol—and sugar-free, making it a great paleo pantry addition.
  • Coconut aminos. Naturally sweet and salty, coconut aminos are a must for adding a healthy sweetness to savory recipes, like Asian lettuce wraps, BBQ sauce, and sesame chicken.
  • Hot sauce. Who doesn’t love a spicy kick? Sprouts Farmers Market has a variety of sugar-free paleo hot sauces—you’ll definitely want to keep a bottle in the pantry!
  • Salsa. A quick way to add flavor and veggies to any meal, a jar of sugar-free salsa should always be in your pantry. Sprouts Fire Roasted Salsa is our favorite!
  • Marinara. Another easy way to get dinner on the table fast, try Sprouts Italian Herb Pasta Sauce for a sugar-free marinara that’s full of flavor.

 

Cheryl Malik is the blogger behind 40aprons.com

How to Go Paleo

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meats and veggiesUnless you’ve been living in a cave like, well, a true caveman, you’ve undoubtedly heard the buzz about the paleo diet. This way of eating is becoming more and more popular, thanks to its healthy nutrient-rich foods and the elimination of commonly allergenic foods. High in protein, healthy fats, fiber and complex carbs, the paleo diet is definitely worth a shot if you’re looking to eat clean and feel great. It might feel intimidating to dive in! Follow these steps to easily start a paleo lifestyle without feeling overwhelmed.

Learn the Guidelines

The paleo diet is quite simple: you eat the foods we ate as hunter-gatherers, before the agricultural revolution. That means plenty of vegetables and fruits, nuts and seeds, and poultry, meat and seafood. There’s no need to count your calories, but instead, focus on getting plenty of produce, healthy fats and protein in your meals. Avoid dairy (though some people eat grass-fed butter or even cultured yogurt, and ghee—clarified butter—is an exception), legumes (including peanuts), grains, and processed sugar. A lot of people who follow a paleo diet avoid white potatoes, but there’s no strict rule about them either way. Our article, Stocking a Paleo Pantry, goes into detail about many of the items you can and can’t have on a paleo diet, and it’s a great reference when you’re unsure of a sweetener, fat or flour.

Create a Recipe Bank

Once you’ve learned the paleo guidelines, you might feel like you can’t eat anything you ate from your past! Luckily, the next step to going paleo will totally dispel that myth (and will have you craving paleo cupcakes!). Head to Pinterest and create a Paleo Recipes board. Start searching for paleo recipes and pin anything and everything that looks good. Pinterest will adapt to your new searches and show you more and more paleo recipes. You’ll find paleo breakfasts and dinners and treats and drinks—almost anything you could possibly think of! It’s nearly impossible not to get excited about these new dishes on your horizon, and you’ll think less about the beans you’ll miss and more about the coconut waffles you can’t wait to make. And, having tons of delicious recipes at your fingertips makes meal planning and getting dinner on the table easy—simply reach for your smartphone!

Stock Your Pantry

Trying to stick to a paleo diet without plenty of paleo ingredients in the house is a recipe for disaster. When you decide it’s time to go primal, fill your pantry with the paleo foods you need to make the dishes you want. Our article, Stocking a Paleo Pantry, outlines these must-haves, from condiments and those healthy fats, to flours and sweeteners. With a well-stocked pantry, you’ll be able to whip up whatever you’re craving, making it easy to switch-over to a paleo diet. While you’re at it, check out the Top Paleo Products at Sprouts, and get ready to load up that cart with delicious, caveman-inspired foods that’ll make your life easier!

Get Support

Let’s be honest, as fantastic as a paleo diet can make you feel, it can be hard to do it alone! Try to find a buddy to make the switch with you—bonus points if you can get your spouse and family on board! If not, no need to throw in the towel, there are plenty of resources on the internet to help you find the support you need when going paleo. Facebook groups make it easy to find like-minded people who are either converting to a primal diet with you or who have been paleo for a while. Either way, they’ll be fantastic resources when you have questions, want to know if your “carb flu” is really real or need a great recipe for paleo carrot cake. Click here to search for the paleo Facebook group that’s right for you and get to know a new community of culinary cavemen!

 

Cheryl Malik is the blogger behind 40aprons.com

What Is Paleo?

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The Paleo Diet, a fast-trending health and weight-loss diet, is based on the central theory that for optimal nutrition, we should consume foods that mimic the diet of our hunter-gatherer ancestors: higher lean protein and fiber intake, lower carbohydrate and sodium intake. Simply put, the Paleo Diet stresses the benefits of eating natural plants and animals for optimum health.

Lean Protein:

Followers of the Paleo Diet should look to consume roughly 20–35 percent of their daily calorie values in lean proteins. Common sources of lean protein include:

  • Grass-fed, free-range chicken, turkey, lamb or bison (and)
  • Fish, which is also an excellent source of omega 3s—a healthy fatty acid that may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Fruits & Veggies:

Followers of the Paleo Diet should look to consume roughly 35–45 percent of their daily calorie values in non-starchy fresh produce. Besides being an excellent source of antioxidants, many fruits and veggies are also an excellent source of fiber—a key component of the Paleo Diet. Produce high-in-fiber include:

  • Artichoke, 1 medium (cooked) = 10.3 g. fiber
  • Green Peas, 1 cup = 8.8 g. fiber
  • Raspberries, 1 cup = 8 g. fiber
  • Broccoli, 1 cup (cooked) = 5.1 g. fiber
  • Pear, 1 medium (with skin) = 5.5 g. fiber
  • Apple, 1 medium (with skin) = 4.4 g. fiber
  • Brussels sprouts, 1 cup = 4.1 g. fiber
  • Banana, 1 medium = 3.1 g. fiber
  • Orange, 1 medium = 3.1 g. fiber
  • Strawberries, 1 cup = 3 g. fiber

Snack Time:

Nuts, seeds and omega-3 eggs are also common foods consumed on the Paleo Diet. They contain the nutrients and healthy fats that maintain healthy blood flow and brain function. Paleo Diet snack foods that should be enjoyed in moderation include:

  • Sunflower seeds, 1/4 cup = 7 g. protein and 3.9 g. fiber
  • Almonds, 23 nuts = 6 g. protein and 3.5 g. fiber
  • Pistachios, 49 nuts = 6 g. protein and 2.9 g. fiber
  • Omega-3 eggs, 1 large = 6 g. protein

Give it a Shot:

If you think you may want to give Paleo a try, here’s a tasty dinner recipe to get you started.

Grilled Lamb Chops:

Ingredients:

  • 4 Lamb chops
  • 3 Tbsp. Lemon juice
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 2 Tbsp. Honey
  • 2 tsp. Paprika
  • 2 tsp. Ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
  • Sprigs of fresh thyme

Directions:

  1. Rinse lamb chops and pat dry.
  2. In a large baking dish, whisk together spices, honey, garlic and lemon juice.
  3. Place lamb chops in marinade and refrigerate 12–24 hours.
  4. Remove lamb chops from refrigerator and let stand for 20–30 minutes. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  5. Brush grill with olive oil and grill chops 4–5 minutes per side for medium-rare.

 

Fresh and sweet, this simple Spinach Pea Salad will pair well with your tender lamb chops.

 

Eggnog: Your Yule Fuel

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Eggnog is the ideal novelty drink to cozy up with during the holidays. For many, it is part of yuletide family tradition and is a symbol of the season. You can drink it out of the carton, make it from scratch, spike it—the possibilities are endless! Serving eggnog plain may not appeal to everyone, so here are some egg-cellent healthy twists on classic eggnog that all can enjoy:

EGGNOG CHIA PUDDING

Eggnod Chia Pudding

Paleo, Gluten-Free

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Eggnog
  • 1/8 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of Nutmeg
  • 3 Tbsp. Chia seeds

Instructions:

  1. Mix ingredients until combined. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Garnish with any topping of your choice. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 


SPICED TURMERIC EGGNOG

Spiced Turmeric Eggnog

Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free

Serves 6–8

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. Honey
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground cinnamon
  • 3-5 tsp. Ground turmeric
  • 6 cups Coconut milk
  • 6 Egg yolks

Instructions:

  1. Heat coconut milk and honey until evenly warmed through, stirring occasionally.
  2. Whisk egg yolks, cinnamon and turmeric in a mixing bowl.
  3. Remove coconut milk from the stove and slowly add in half of the coconut milk to the egg yolks to warm. Whisk gently to combine.
  4. Combine the coconut and egg mixture back into the pot and bring to a low-medium heat.
  5. Whisk until it thickens slightly and forms a smooth, frothy layer.
  6. Enjoy hot or place in the fridge to enjoy chilled.

Eggnog Protein Shake

“Egg”Nog Protein Shake

Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Egg-Free

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop Garden of Life Raw Organic Protein Vanilla
  • 1 Frozen banana
  • 1 tsp. Honey
  • 1 pinch Ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. Pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup Cashew milk

Instructions:

  1. Combine cashew milk, egg white powder, banana, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, honey, and nutmeg into a high-power blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Garnish with grated nutmeg and enjoy!