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Crockpot BBQ Pork Ribs (Keto, Paleo, GFDF, Whole30)
July 18, 2019
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Pork ribs are so good, especially crockpot bbq pork ribs. They’re so easy to make in the crockpot it’s ridiculous. Here in Phoenix, where it’s routinely 100 plus degrees in the summer, we don’t want to be outside messing with grills and smokers. Forget that, we’re gonna stay inside where it’s nice and cool in the airconditioning!

Have you ever made crockpot BBQ pork ribs? You basically just throw all the ingredients int the crockpot and forget about it for several hours. It really couldn’t get any easier. The most labor-intensive part of the process is pulling the membrane off of the ribs.

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Dairy-Free Summer Keto Party Food
July 15, 2019
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Dairy-Free Summer Keto Party Food

When the weather is hot and sunny you sort of naturally fall into a celebratory kind of mood. This usually leads to backyard BBQs and parties by the beach. Now, if you’re like me, and you probably are or else you wouldn’t be reading a keto blog post, you want some keto dairy-free options! Here are some great dairy-free summer keto party food options.

How many times have you gone to a picnic and the food choices are so laden with carbs that you can feel your insulin levels rising just standing near them? *Raises Hand*

I get it, most summer parties are going to have a host of potato salad, mac salad, and hot dog buns on the menu. It’s tradition, right? Wrong! Well, it doesn’t have to be, anyway. You can bring your own low-carb creations to the party. Plus, as we all know, keto food is so satiating nobody can ever tell that it’s “healthy”.

This roundup gives you some ideas on what you can serve this summer at park picnics, backyard BBQs, and beach parties.

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Rib Rub (Keto, GFDF, Paleo, Whole30)
July 11, 2019
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Rib Rub Recipe - Ribs on a grill

We eat a ton of ribs around here! Blake is a fanatic about his ribs and he’s constantly asking me to make them so we have to have a good rib rub on-hand at all times! This time we were out of the spice blend we usually use and had to come up with a rib rub recipe on the fly. Luckily, I had just ordered some Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener and this was the perfect opportunity to try it out.

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Lifestyle
Using Phototoxic Essential Oils Safely
July 8, 2019
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There’s a huge misconception that essential oils are 100% safe to be used any way you wish. In fact, just the opposite is true. Essential oils are extremely potent and powerful substances that can do a great deal of harm to your skin if not used properly. There are a handful of phototoxic essential oils that can cause painful sunburn. It’s imperative that you understand what Phototoxic means and which oils can cause it before hitting the beach or that tanning bed.

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Egg Salad (Keto, Whole30, Paleo, GFDF)
July 4, 2019
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It’s egg salad season! Summer is here and we are in the 100’s in Phoenix. This time of year, I’m on a constant mission to find good food that’s cold. I avoid turning on the oven at all costs to keep the house cool and those electricity bills low.

Not to mention, it’s just too hot for hot food. Egg salad is a long-standing staple and it’s already a real food as long as you swap out the conventional mayo for a mayo that is made with a friendly oil.

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Sixteen Keto 4th of July Recipes
July 1, 2019
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Happy 4th of July! Here are 16 of my favorite keto 4th of July recipes.

The 4th of July weekend is always a great time filled with food, family, and friends. Everyone gets outside to enjoy the sun, the pool, and of course the fireworks! These festivities can be a trying time when you’re trying to stay away from poisonous things like sugar, starches, and grains. Here’s a collection of healthy recipes perfect for your Fourth of July shindig.

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Low-Carb Berry Cheesecake (GF, Keto)
June 27, 2019
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Happy 4th of July! This low-carb berry cheesecake is perfect for your 4th of July festivities. Fresh, patriotic, and delicious. This cheesecake won’t bust your carb budget and everyone will think it’s a real cheesecake. It tastes just like the real thing!

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The Best Keto Low-Carb Brownie Recipes
June 24, 2019
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Chocolate cravings can get surious…especially when those hormones get kickin’! That’s where a keto low-carb brownie recipes come in handy.

Brownies are probably one of the easiest desserts to make keto or low-carb. It’s super easy to swap out the flours and sweeteners for keto or low-carb ingredients. They’re also very easy to make gluten-free and dairy-free. So if you’re looking for a chocolate fix that’s compliant with your keto or low-carb plan, brownies are the way to go! Here are a few of my all-time favorite low-carb keto brownie recipes.

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Sauteed Balsamic Mushrooms (GFDF, Keto, Paleo, AIP, Whole30)
June 20, 2019
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sauteed balsamic mushrooms in a pan

Mushrooms are, quite possibly, one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. This sauteed balsamic mushrooms side-dish recipe is a fantastic and delicious way to get more mushrooms into your diet. Even if you’re not a huge fan of the mushroom, you might enjoy this dish.

From where I sit, you can never have enough side dish recipes in your pocket. Side dishes definitely help to spice up a meal, change things up and provide variety. Meal planning can become pretty monotonous and boring and I find that new side dishes can really help to liven things up!

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Autoimmune Disease
The Role of Vitamin D in Autoimmune Disease
June 17, 2019
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Did you know the role of vitamin D in autoimmune disease is incredibly important?

You are probably used to seeing food packaging that boldly proclaims to be fortified with vitamin D. But you may be less aware that vitamin D is naturally present in very few foods, and without some minimal exposure to the sun and vitamin D fortified foods, most of us would present as having a deficiency of vitamin D. And, according to the most recent data available, nearly 42% of the U.S. population is deficient in vitamin D. (1)

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Mains Recipes
Leftover Chicken Four Ways
June 13, 2019
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Once you start buying chicken in bulk and doing bulk cooking, you’ll eventually wind up with some serious leftover chicken. In an ideal world, you’ll even plan to! Leftovers are your friends: they save you time and effort, and they help keep the grocery bill down. Here’s how to get creative with leftover chicken, so that you can get the most out of your grocery bill.

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Lifestyle
Top 5 Non-Toxic Sunscreens
June 10, 2019
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Commercial sunscreens are full of toxic endocrine disrupting chemical compounds, make sure you’re choosing non-toxic sunscreens. With summer right around the corner you’ll surely see every big box store, pharmacy, and even grocery market sporting displays of sunscreen. Everything from SPF formulas created especially for children to concoctions that contain shimmer to give your skin a glow will be in front of your eyes. This is all fine and dandy. I mean, you really should be protecting your skin from the sun’s powerful UV rays, right?

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Homemade Chicken Soup (GFDF, Keto, Paleo, AIP, Whole30)
June 6, 2019
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Nothing beats homemade chicken soup and who says you need to have noodles!?

Lunches are a struggle at our house. We never seem to have enough options for something quick during the workday lunch hour. So, to solve this issue we make a meal ahead of time and munch on easy re-heatable leftovers for the week.

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Chronic Illness Nutritional Therapies
Managing Inflammation Through Diet
June 3, 2019
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Systemic inflammation is the root of all chronic illness, but managing inflammation through diet can easily be done. Let’s talk more about what inflammation is, how it can get away from us, and how managing inflammation through diet can reduce the burden in a major way.

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Low-Carb Fried Chicken (GFDF)
May 30, 2019
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Today Blake asked me for some old fashioned fried chicken, I guess he had a hankering for some comfort food. So, I set out to figure out a low-carb, gluten-free, dairy-free fried chicken recipe.

I starting digging through my flour subs to see what I could come up with and I think I hit the jackpot with this recipe. It came out crispy and flaky, but not too heavy.

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Hormone Balance Sexual Health
How Hormonal Birth Control Works
May 27, 2019
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Over the last several decades, many new and different options have emerged for women who are searching for methods of birth control. This has been a game changer for so many, especially as it becomes more accessible and affordable. Being able to choose when to get pregnant, and plan pregnancies in advance affords women freedoms and pursuits they did not have before. Let’s review some of the most common choices for hormonal birth control, prescribed for and used by women of all ages, known as hormonal contraceptives.

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Roasted Veggie Medley (Keto, Paleo, Whole30, GFDF)
May 23, 2019
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More veggies! We’re on a roll with new veggie side dishes and this Roasted Veggie Medley is a great way to switch it up! I don’t know about you, but every now and then I need a break from my standard crispy bacon brussels sprouts. I mean I luuuuurve my roasted Brussels, but for the sake of variety, I need to switch it up sometimes.

This time I decided to just mix up a bunch of random veggies and roast them. Some of these are veggies I usually have on-hand and some of these we don’t eat on the regular so it made for a nice change of pace. This random experiment turned out pretty good. Resulting in a different side dish to complement a nicely grilled ribeye steak. Oh yeah, baby. I think this would go well with any kind of fatty meat actually. I’ll probably serve it alongside a lamb chop too, I think that would make for a great paring!

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Intentional Living
#GIRLBOSS | Book Review
May 20, 2019
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#GIRLBOSS Book Review

Sophia Amoruso’s personal account of her journey to create her clothing company, Nasty Girl in #GIRLBOSS is such a great read. #GIRLBOSS is real and raw, sarcastic and identifiable. I highly recommend this read to any woman who is working toward her dreams and needs a little bit of inspiration.

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Gluten-Free (GF) Keto Mains
Chicken Enchilada Bake (GF, Keto, Paleo)
May 6, 2019
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So, Blake was in the mood for enchiladas tonight and I happened to have some chicken on hand. The last of the chicken stockpiled in my freezer. So I whipped up a pan of chicken enchilada bake that seemed to do the trick with his craving.

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Wellbeing
Daily Stress Management Tips
May 2, 2019
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There are many wonderful things about our society: TV, smartphones, tablets, GPS. While those things most certainly make life easier, they can also make life a tad bit more stressful. Staring at screens all day leaves us with fatigue, eye strain, and poor posture while indulging in media at our fingertips hours every day leave our cortisol levels sky-rocketing from all the negative images and advertising we see on a daily basis.

Some of us start our day with these anxiety-riddled habits by checking our email, news, and social media before we are even out of bed. The good news is we can balance out these energy- and joy-sucking habits we have created through mindfulness. Here are five stress management tips to help you deal.

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