7 Best Paleo Breakfast Ideas to Stick with a Paleo Diet

7 Best Paleo Breakfasts

Change can be difficult, frustrating and even downright maddening.  It goes against our human nature, the core of our being, which functions on familiarity, schedule and routine.  Change only disrupts this comfort zone and introduces an uncomfortable adjustment period.

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”  George Bernard Shaw

The Change: Following a Paleo Lifestyle

Let me introduce a short series of blog posts on initiating this change and how to better cope with the three main meals of the day, starting with breakfast and ending with a few fun snacks.

With so many breakfast items off the menu when following a Paleo Lifestyle, it makes it difficult to stick with it.  No cereal and milk, no bagels and cream cheese, no yogurt and fruit, no, no, no.  It can get downright irritating, not to mention boring.  I understand what you’re going through.  Coming from someone who loves breakfast and all breakfast foods, it was difficult to switch to a Paleo Lifestyle and find ways to enjoy breakfast again.

I’ve outlined seven tips below that will help you through this change.  I’ve also linked some great recipes along the way.  Using these tips and recipes, you won’t think twice about going back to eating cereal or yogurt again and certainly never get bored with all the great Paleo breakfast options you now have at your disposal.  Continue reading

7 Delicious Paleo St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

St. Patrick’s Day is upon us, and with a little luck of the Irish, you can have a perfect Paleo Menu all day long.

St. Patrick’s Day is a special day for feasting on traditional Irish meals and celebrating Irish culture and heritage.  Incorporating different cultures into our daily lives is the key to keeping an open mind, expanding your taste palate and experiencing new traditions.  Among the traditional Irish meals, these recipes add some green to your table and celebrate traditional Irish ingredients in a healthy new way.

Time to show off your green clothes, green recipes and your green happy-healthy heart and celebrate the Ides of March, Paleo – Style.

What is your favorite part of St. Patrick’s Day?  Maybe it’s the food, the tradition and culture, or maybe you just like pinching people – let me know in the comments below.

 

St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast

green eggs and ham

Green Eggs and Ham

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Conquer Cravings and Avoid Gaining Extra Holiday Weight

The holidays are here and the countdown to 2016 has officially begun.  Parties, family gatherings, great food, laughter, celebrations and the spirit of giving is what makes this time of year so special.  This is also the toughest time to follow a Paleo or Whole30 lifestyle, but with some good advice and a conscious mind, you can make it successful.

Work these tips into your day, your week or your month and stick to your healthy lifestyle without missing out on any of the fun.  Continue reading

Parents and Children can Change the World

Role Model

We are role models for our children and our children are role models for us.  Once we open the dialog between parents and children to not only teach, but also to listen and learn, we can create a whole new conversation that can change the world.

Wyatt and I were playing together in his room, and he was cooking our dinner with his toy stove.  I asked, “What are you making for dinner?”  He was busy putting a large pan in the oven and had a small pot on the stove, and he replied, “Chicken, asparagus and broccoli.”

Astonished at the caliber of his play-date food choice, I started thinking about how our influence as parents has influenced his understanding of proper food – not mention, actually cooking food.  Continue reading