Recipe: Fat Balls (To Beat Sugar Cravings!)

My husband John and I developed this recipe while we were having sugar cravings on the first few days of our RESTART® Program sugar detox! These are called Fat Balls, and they really help with the cravings. Some people like to just take a spoonful of coconut oil, but we found a way to do this that is much more tasty!

Recipe: Paleo Goddess Dressing

This is my version of the creamy tahini and lemon “Goddess” dressing that Annie’s made famous. Hat tip to my friend, Kat, who made her own version that was so delicious that I just had to replicate it!

Recipe: Cheesy Kale Chips

CHEESY KALE CHIPS! So easy, and much cheaper than what you buy from the store. You’ll need a dehydrator, but you can also do them in the oven on the lowest heat setting. Here’s the ‪#‎nutfree‬, ‪#‎dairyfree‬ recipe I used.

Sources for Sugar Detox Friendly Recipes

So, you’re doing a sugar detox, like the Radiant Reboot, the RESTART® Program, or the 21-Day Sugar Detox and you need some low-sugar, clean-eating recipes to try. Look no further! Here is a list of some of the best resources to get you started, so you can spend less of your time searching and more of your time enjoying preparing delicious, satisfying foods!

Processed Meat and Factory Farming is Bad: But Is Going Vegetarian the Answer?

Recently, a friend posted something online about the grossness of processed meat and how it made her “want to go vegetarian.”

It got me thinking about how many of us think that there are only two options:

Eat meat and support horrible, unethical factory-farming processes and grain-feeding (not the animal’s natural diet), OR
Abstain from meat altogether and be vegetarian.
What makes this more of a compelling argument is the common misconceptions that fat is bad for us, that cholesterol is bad for us, and red meat is bad for us. Doesn’t it seem like going vegetarian is a better answer?

Healthy Alternatives to Store-Bought Salad Dressing

Most store-bought salad dressings have things like high fructose corn syrup (or even just sugar), thickeners, gums, preservatives, highly refined vegetable oils, and all kinds of other yucky, inflammatory ingredients. Luckily, there are options for making your own, and it doesn’t have to be difficult.

Recipe: Homemade Epic Bars (Low Sugar & Low Carb Meat Protein Bars)

John and I love Epic bars, but at anywhere from $2-3 a pop―not to mention the plastic packaging that comes with each individually wrapped bar―I wanted a cheaper and more environmentally friendly alternative.

If you’re not familiar with Epic bars, they taste like jerky. They’re basically a bar made of ground meat mixed with spices and fruit, and they’re a super convenient protein-and-fat snack when you’re on the go. 

In the spirit of creating my own convenience, I decided to create these homemade low sugar protein bars that taste (in my humble opinion) even better than Epic bars. These are made with beef, but you could also probably do venison or bison. They are both keto and paleo friendly, and they’re excellent for anyone who eats low carb.

Myth: Red Meat Causes Cancer

For nearly two decades, we’ve been bombarded with sensationalist headlines claiming that “red meat causes cancer.” Terrified by the news, many people have significantly limited or completely given up their consumption of beef and other red meats, opting instead for chicken or fish. Some have decided to give up meat altogether, adopting vegetarian or vegan lifestyles they believe are better for their bodies and the planet. As you will see below, however, not only does red meat not cause cancer, it is in fact an extremely healthful, nutrient dense food that can help you avoid the very degenerative diseases it’s been claimed to cause.