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I made this for my family last Easter. They all loved it, which is kind of a big deal because they are so picky when it comes to healthy alternatives.

wholesomeyum_no-bake-key-lime-pie Key Lime Pie

I will admit, there is a slight beet aftertaste, but it doesn’t change the fact that these are a great way to add beets into your diet! I used the pulp after juicing so I didn’t waste all that good fiber!

beet-brownies Beet Brownies

More brownies! I know the recipe says “cake”, but it’s so dense. Which I love. A couple of my friends also approved of this recipe!

Healthy-Extra-Moist-Chocolate-Cake_0488-715x1024 Flourless Chocolate Cake

This recipe makes smooth, delicious, and healthy chocolate dessert. You can never go wrong with chocolate. Ever.

healthy_4_ingredient_chocolate_mousse_hero Chocolate Avocado Mousse

I definitely ate waaay too many of these in one day. So good!

lemon-bars-photo Paleo Lemon Bars

As I’ve mentioned before, my father is a bit picky with healthy alternatives. He LOVED these bars! They don’t have a cake texture, but the flavor more than makes up for it!

IMG_0323-1024x682-1 Raw/Paleo Carrot Cake Bites

These are also quite nice!

img_1949.jpg Keto Carrot Cake

While this recipe may still contain plenty of sugar, it’s better for you than the regular version!

How-to-Make-Paleo-Lemon-Curd-Collage-title Paleo Lemon Curd

This ice cream is amazing! SO creamy and flavorful!

Mexican-Chocolate-Avocado-Ice-Cream-2 Mexican Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream

This is another nice ice cream recipe that hits the spot! I’m crazy for Halo Top ice cream, but these recipes are a bit creamier. Either way, ice cream will always be my downfall. I’m just happy that there are healthier alternatives to the traditional treat that don’t make me want to cry (well, I might cry because they taste so good)!

rich-creamy-vegan-coffee-icecream Vegan Coffee Ice Cream

These are beautifully moist! I went on a big pumpkin kick this Fall. Between China, Australia, and my family’s move, I haven’t had a proper Halloween season since 2013!

IMG_3481aa1 Paleo Pumpkin Bars

Paleo cheesecakes are melt-in-your-mouth delicious! They have a different texture than the dairy-filled original, but are just as enjoyable! Here are a few recipes I’ve tried so far!

tumblr_oobiggF4z51sn5m44o1_500 Raw Vegan Mint Chocolate Cheesecake

I made this cheesecake for a little margarita night with my classmates. I was tickled pink that I didn’t have any to bring home!

paleo-raspberry-cream-pies-3-650x1005 Paleo Raspberry Cream Pies

I made these with a paleo flour mix from Walmart. They were nice and soft, and because they don’t really rise, they were perfect for my Halloween cookie cutters!

Gluten-Free-Pumpkin-Cookies-51-of-3 Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

I also made these cookies, but I added a dash of extra ginger because ginger is amazingly delicious!

IMG_6225-683x1024 Paleo Gingersnaps

Guess what…more pumpkin! And these are fantastic even without the chocolate! I only regret that they run out so quickly!

Chocolate-Dipped-Pumpkin-Macaroons-Photograph Chocolate Dipped Pumpkin Macaroons

All of these photos were taken from the pages of the people who created these lovely recipes.

 

 

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Main Dishes

I made this dish for my weekly lunches. However, my father and I ate much of it that day, and I had to make something else. It’s just that good!

Creamy-Garlic-Butter-Tuscan-Shrimp-101 Creamy Garlic Butter Tuscan Shrimp

The cheese wrapper was a bit difficult to work with, but still tasty! I adore the flavor!

vp-3 Low Carb Indian Vegetable Samosas

I brought these to a couple friends, and they liked the patties as much as I did! They also go beautifully with the chipotle aoli I listed in the “Staples” post!

spicy-chickpea-veggie-burgers-running-on-real-food Chickpea Veggie Burgers

This recipe was phenomenal!

Gluten-Free-Coconut-Lime-Chicken-Reicpe Coconut Lime Chicken

Spaghetti Squash is a great way to get some extra fiber and cut down on carbs!

Skinny-Beef-Stroganoff-Stuffed-Spaghetti-Squash-recipe-5213-title Skinny Beef Stroganoff

This dish sparked my love for Thai curries! I usually replace the rice with cauliflower.

DSC3432-min Easy Thai Curry

This recipe is kind of weird. I was falling in love with spaghetti squash and making every recipe I could find. I love hot wings, so I wasn’t really bothered by the amount of hot sauce the recipe called for, but my family pointed out how weird it is to eat something that’s like eating straight sauce. At least it’s healthy! Thus, I list it here. If you are so inclined, enjoy this recipe!

buffalo_casserole Paleo Buffalo Chicken Casserole

Mmmm…more spaghetti Squash!

Chicken-Alfredo-Spaghetti-Squash-1 Chicken Alfredo Spaghetti Squash

Curries are so flavorful! Replacing the rice with riced cauliflower will give you some extra veg, and you don’t have to worry about the rice getting stale in the fridge!

chicken-tikka-masala-closeup-square Tikka Masala

Another nice curry! I didn’t really get much of the lemongrass flavor, so I’m going to add more when make it again.

lemongrass-cocnnut-curry-summer-vegetables-646 Lemongrass Coconut Curry

This soup is AMAZING! The marinated mushrooms (I also marinated some chicken) were so delectable that I could have eaten just them! I used “zoodles” (zucchini noodles made with my cheap splicer tool) instead of noodles, and this soup was gone too soon. 10/10 will remake ASAP.

Coconut-Curry-Ramen-with-Marinated-Mushrooms-1-640x960 Coconut Curry with Marinated Mushrooms and Noodles

I’m sure this pesto recipe is lovely, but I was also looking to use some of my avocados. I made the second pesto recipe, but other than that, followed the first. It turned out great! I’ll try the walnut pesto next time.

spaghetti-squash-pesto-chicken-9 Paleo Pesto Chicken Spaghetti SquashIMG_8013-Copy Creamy Avocado Basil Pesto

Mango is my favorite fruit, so I was VERY excited to try this recipe! However, I found it lacking something. I added some sriracha sauce, and it was AMAZING! Even just a little brought out the flavor without making it too spicy. I, on the other hand, enjoy spicy, so I added a bunch!

Mango-Thai-Red-Curry-with-Chicken_1 Thai Red Curry with Mango

Phoenix doesn’t really get that cold, but I’ve been pinning comfort food like crazy! This paleo clam chowder recipe really is like the real thing! I replaced the potatoes with carrots to increase my veg intake, which my New England native parents deemed insane, but I still adored the flavor (they agreed…other than the carrot thing…)!

Chowder_1_WEB Paleo Clam Chowder

All of these photos were taken from the pages of the people who created these lovely recipes.

Staples

I love Asian foods! However, I am not crazy about eating that much rice. It’s not that I don’t like it, but with the amount of curries I make, the carb to veg ratio needs to be pushed in another direction.

While this recipe directs you through a “proper” method of preparation, I usually just blend and microwave for five minutes. And don’t worry, the amazing flavors of the curry sauces overpower the off putting taste of plain cauliflower!

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Cauliflower Rice

Paleo bread can be pretty expensive. I don’t usually find myself wanting bread at all, but I occasionally get a huge craving for vegemite! This recipe was quick and easy and satisfied my craving.

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Paleo Sandwhich Rolls

Snacks

Here is one of the first things I ever tried, and it was amazing!

IMG_60871-966x1024 Quinoa Crust Cheesy Garlic Break

If you want to add some extra veg to your diet, cauliflower (in spite of the fact it tastes like old socks by itself) is shockingly easy to incorporate!

wholesomeyum_garlic-butter-cauliflower-hemp-seed-breadsticks Cauliflower and Hemp Garlic Bread

These are beautiful! The spices accented the pumpkin well, making them a perfect snack for October!

Paleo-Pumpkin-Scones-perchancetocook-10-e1474571709341 Paleo Pumpkin Scones

Baked kale chips are SO delicious! Here are the two flavors I usually make. I’ve had mixed results storing these, but I usually eat a whole bunch in one afternoon, so it’s not much of a problem for me!

Parmesan-Kale-Chips-Recipe Parmesan Kale Chips

Barbecue Kale Chips

I swear, these taste like real chicken nuggets! Not chemically McDonald’s chicken nuggets, but just as addictive!

tofuchickn Tofu Chicken Nuggets

I think that there has been deviled eggs at every single picnic I’ve been to. They are delicious, but substituting mayo with avocado is a simple way to add some extra nutrients into your food!

guacamole-deviled-eggs-550x399 Guacamole Deviled Eggs

These sweet bars make great snacks to get you through the afternoon!

IMG_1162 Key Lime Pie Energy Bars

These are another great way to use juice pulp or just up your fiber intake!

Carrot+Pulp+Cumin+Crackers Carrot Pulp Crackers

This dip is full of nutrients and so easy and quick to make. They also pair well with the crackers!

spinach-dip-chipsSpinach Avocado Dip

Carrot fries are, of course, best served fresh, but I also find that they’re still good to munch on the next day! Cumin is a good seasoning as well!

Garlic-Parmesan-Carrot-Fries2 Garlic Parmesan Carrot Fries

These are surprisingly tasty, pleasantly crunchy, and oh so easy to make!

vegan_cheesy_roasted_cauliflower Cheesy Vegan Roasted Cauliflower

I love onions in nearly every form, and these have my father’s stamp of approval, so I’m sure they’ll have yours too!

wholesomeyum_cajun-onion-rings-1 Cajun Low Carb Onion Rings

I made these for a school snack. They didn’t last the afternoon.

Cauliflower-Zucchini-Fritters-8 Vegan/Paleo Zucchini Cauliflower Fritters

These are another way to enjoy zucchini, and with some good seasoning (I haven’t tried one that didn’t work), they’re even better than the frozen bagged stuff you might be used to!

zucchini-tots-15 Parmesan Zucchini Tots

Looking at the recipe, I was a bit skeptical that it would turn out as well as it did! Is there such a thing as a bad Thai dish?

thai-shrimp-cake1 Thai Shrimp Cake

These are nice and quick to make. They are a bit on the sweet side (pumpkin, hello!), but still lovely if you’re looking for something to smear with jam or butter!

microwave-pumpkin-English-muffin_-3 3 Minute English Muffin

I love sweet potato, and this recipe is great, but I could give or take the onion powder. I think it’s the tapioca flour and oil that give the fries the crispiness, I will just use salt in the future!

Crispy-Oven-Baked-Sweet-Potato-Fries-11 Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

All of these photos were taken from the pages of the people who created these lovely recipes.