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New blog post up about how I feel about perfection and guilt and healthier treats. Berries are one of my favorite treats. What’s yours?? #berries #healthblogger #foodblogger #foodblog #eatlikeyouloveyourself #treatyoself #healthytreat #paleotreat #healthylifestyle #balance #healthybalance #paleodiet #paleolifestyle #loveyourself #bekindtoyourself #eatgoodfeelgood #paleostories #realfood

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I had the most beautiful, bright red tomatoes on my Greek salad today at @philsfishmarket in Moss Landing.🍅 Prior to Paleo I only ate tomatoes if they were in spaghetti sauce or salsa. Now I can eat them fresh with a sprinkle of salt. It’s amazing how your taste buds change after changing your diet! What food did you dislike before eating healthy that you enjoy now?? #food #tomatoes #changingtastebuds #yum #trysomethingnew #trysomethingdifferent #eatyourselfskinny #vegetables #salad #healthylifestyle #healthyfood #feedfeed #foodfeed #foodie #paleoish #notsureaboutthedressing #grilledchicken #subchicken #nofishforme #yummy #healthy #nutrition #paleofoodie #eats #healthychoices #eatlikeyouloveyourself #paleostories

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Talk about multitasking! I made some Carrot Banana muffins in the oven while cooking Kalua Pork ( @nomnompaleo ) in the instant pot and cauliflower rice on the stove! Mama on a mission! We’ve been pretty bad about making our kiddo eat healthy lately so this week we are switching cereal and yogurt for these naturally sweetened muffins for breakfast. The recipe is from @elanaspantry and honestly I’m not 100% sure what it’s called because I took a screen shot of it in 2015!🤭 They are basically bananas, carrots, dates, almond flour cinnamon and a few other ingredients. I also added raisins and a tsp of vanilla extract. They are so delicious! The shredded carrots looked so pretty in the bowl i had to snap a pic.🧡🥕 I hope he likes them..... The pork recipe is so good too! #paleojr had seconds, and then thirds!! 😳 He must have been hungry! #eatclean #healthylifestyle #eatrealfood #kaluapork #nomnompaleo #yum #porkandcabbage #cauliflowerrice #carrotbananamuffins #elanaspantry #paleo #healthy #nutrition #paleofood #foodie #paleofoodie #healthyfoodie #feedfeed #foodfeed #food #foodismedicine #eatlikeyouloveyourself #eatlikeyourlifedependsonit #eatgoodfeelgood #paleodiet #realfood #jerf #justeatrealfood #paleostories

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Last night we spent some time at the California State Fair. It was hotter than hot!🔥🔥 We explored the garden, played some games and ate some Fair food. It is really, really hard to eat healthy there so we decided meat was probably the way to go. We avoided the deep fried EVERYTHING and ended up at the Bacon Habit. We had bacon wrapped brussel sprouts and bacon wrapped grilled chicken. It was no @pedersonsfarms but it filled us up🥓 We also stopped in at the Old Time Photo Booth to recreate this fun photo of my mom and dad. I did a close up side by side, but swipe to the second photo to see how grown up my sweet boy is!😭Breaks my heart that he’s getting so old! 💔 Hug your little ones extra today and have a great day!! #statefair #castatefair #recreatedphoto #fun #fairfood #baconeverything #bacon #baconwrappedchicken #baconwrappedbrusselsprouts #baconwrappedeverything #paleoish #failio #paleostories

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We are having a light and early dinner tonight because we are headed out to watch Won’t You Be My Neighbor? The story of Mr. Rogers. I’m really looking forward to it. This recipe is Thai Beef and Basil Lettuce Cups by @everydaymaven I used to make this all the time when I first started paleo and I kind of forgot about it. I’m not sure how that’s possible because they are really really good! #paleojr had 4 lettuce cups! #thaibeeflettucewraps #lettucewraps #grainfree #glutenfree #paleo #health #healthy #healthylifestyle #nutrition #eatclean #eatrealfood #easydinner #healthydinner #paleodiet #paleostories

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Starting off this beautiful Sunday on a much healthier note than yesterday! 2 fried eggs on greens with air fried potatoes and one piece of @pedersonsfarms bacon. 🍳🍳🥗🥔🥓 Have a great day friends!! #bae #baconandeggs #paleobreakfast #whole30 #whole30breakfast #eatrealfood #realfood #jerf #justeatrealfood #wholefood #eatright #feedfeed #foodfeed #nutrition #healthy #healthyfood #foodie #paleofoodie #healthyfoodie #healthylifestyle #paleodiet #paleofood #paleolife #paleolifestyle #paleostories

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I know you are all here for food inspiration, but today I had tacos. For lunch. And dinner. Like taco truck tacos. And you know, sometimes that’s just the way it goes. Not ideal, but reality. Tomorrow will be better. Tonight was my 20 year high school reunion, and while I was a little hesitant to go I ended up having a great time with these 2 girls. Friendships are special. And often we are really busy with our families and jobs and life in general and we don’t get to see eachother or talk often enough, but it’s pretty great to have friends that can pick up right where you left off. Even it’s been months or even years since you last saw eachother. Those people are pretty special.♥️ #Friends #friendslikefamily #reunion #fun #toomanytacos #failio #trybetternexttime #paleostories #beyerhighschool #bhsalumni #classof98 #classof98reunion #1998

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Okay...I’m still testing all of the @thunderbirdbar flavors and today’s flavor is a winner! Pecan Goji Pistacio is date based with big chunks of almonds. It is sweet and yummy! It almost has a maple hint to it. This one is gluten free, non gmo, vegan, grain free, and paleo certified. 👍🏼 Texas Maple Pecan is still my number 1 favorite but this is a close second! #paleo #paleocertified #thunderbirdbar #fruitandnut #realfood #realfoodbar #paleosnack #eatclean #nutrition #healthierchoices #healthylifestyle #eatrealfood #paleodiet #paleostories

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Another super delicious and super easy dinner! Paleo Whole30 Instant Pot Chicken Curry by @jays_bakingmecrazy ♥️♥️♥️ I like making this when I have a long day because the cooking time is 8 minutes. Pretty unbelievable. Everyone in my house will devour it too. We eat it with cauliflower rice and green salads. I highly recommend you check out @jays_bakingmecrazy and all of her awesome recipes. What’s your favorite quick, healthy recipe?? #paleo #whole30 #chickencurry #paleochickencurry #whole30chickencurry #curry #yum #instantpot #instantpotdinner #instapot #instagood #instayummy #health #nutrition #eat #eatclean #eathealthy #eatrealfood #healthylifestyle #justeatrealfood #jerf #feedfeed #paleodiet #paleodinner #paleostories

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Looking for a super simple dinner idea?? I’ve got an idea! 🍝 Grab these Carrot Spirals in the freezer section at @traderjoes your favorite ground meat, spices, and some clean (no sugar added) sauce. You can cook the carrots frozen (directions on the box) *super easy Brown your ground meat with salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, and any other spices you like. Warm your sauce, and then pile it all on a plate. I even sprinkled on a little nutritional yeast and paired it with a green salad (for extra veggies) yum! On a side note: I wasn’t able to go to @sprouts this week since we were out of town so I grabbed a few things at my local grocery store. I was pleased to find a sauce with no added sugar and no artificial ingredients. It’s made by Classico. I’m sure you’ve seen their regular sauces. And that brings me to my point. Why do we need to have “regular” AND “healthy”??? Why can’t companies just commit to making all of their products with real ingredients?? It’s just sad for people that are unaware of the yucky ingredients and for people who will automatically pick the lower priced items and suffer the consequences of processed, fake, sugar filled foods. So frustrating! Personally, I will continue to vote with my dollar whenever I can so that maybe more companies will catch on. Eat (and buy) real food!! 👍🏼 #buyrealfood #eatrealfood #realfood #healthyfood #eatclean #eathealthy #jerf #justeatrealfood #foodrevolution #growyourownfood #paleo #whole30 #health #healthyeating #healthylifestyle #nutrition #eatlikeyouloveyourself #eatgoodfeelgood #paleodiet #paleolife #paleospaghetti #freshfoodisthebestfood #foodie #feedfeed #foodfeed #healthyfoodie #paleofoodie #paleostories

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This Pineapple Mango Papaya @thunderbirdbar was my road trip snack this weekend! I liked this one too! The prune base was different, but good. The buckwheat groats gave the bar a little crunch, which I liked, and the raisins were a great addition. I didn’t taste a ton of pineapple or mango or papaya, but I did still like it. Another two 👍🏼👍🏼 up! #grainfree #noaddedsugar #vegan #thunderbirdbar #realfood #realfoodbar #fruitandnut #healthysnack #nongmo #glutenfree #healthierchoices #foodie #yum #snack #realfoodsnack #healthyfoodie #trysomethingnew #paleostories

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*Every meal is an opportunity to feel better.* Isn’t that the truth. I saw this on a restaurant window while exploring Mendocino this weekend. Those words really struck me, and I decided to take a photo of them. I think I should always ask myself “Is this (insert food choice here) going to make me feel better?” If the answer is no, it should really have to be something special to eat it anyway. I bet most people would change the way they ate if they asked themselves this before eating anything..... We were on “vacation” so my choices were up and down this weekend. I still chose to eat burgers and sandwiches without buns and tried to pick salads over other items, but I also splurged with some wine and some ice cream....🍷🍦ugh, I should not have ate that ice cream!😩 On our way home we had the opportunity to visit @rombauervineyards and it was such a treat! They were so kind and down to earth and the garden and grounds were gorgeous! It’s back to reality tomorrow! I got some food prepped for the week so I’m ready to go! The last two images are videos that my kiddo took of our weekend. A beautiful sunset and our trip to @bbryanpreserve 🦒 #feelbetter #healthierchoices #eatgoodfeelgood #eatclean #healthylifestyle #balance #eats #eathealthy #paleolifestyle #paleodiet #paleo #nutrition #fitness #mendocino #california #rombauervineyards #exploremore #bbryanpreserve #paleostories

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Today was a pretty great day! We discovered an awesome restaurant/hotel with the most incredible view! It was called Harbor House Inn at Elk, CA. The menu said “please allow extra time for your salad to be harvested” How awesome!?!They had a beautiful garden full of greens and herbs. We also tried the puffed pig skins and the pork charcuterie which turned out to be pork patee and head cheese 😳 Surprisingly, I did try both! They also allowed us to roam the property which included 234 steps down to the beach. It was absolutely beautiful!! We also visited @bbryanpreserve which was so cool. We got to see zebras, antelope, and giraffes. We got giraffe kisses and a group photo💋🦒 I’ll share those photos later. #freshestsaladever #freshfood #garden #freshfromthegarden #pigskins #greens #paleo #paleoish #yum #trysomethingnew #healthylifestyle #view #harborhouseinn #elkcalifornia #mendocino #beautiful #salad #animalpreserve #bbryanpreserve #ocean #beach #paleostories

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The plan was to have paleo turkey tacos for dinner tonight, but nachos were just way easier! @sietefoods cassava flour chips with @applegate pasture raised Mexican blend cheese, ground turkey and chopped onion cooked in avocado oil and some clean taco seasoning. Then I topped it all with cilantro, green onions, fresh guacamole and some leftover chopped @pedersonsfarms BACON! 🥓 So stinkin good!!!🤤 Not many vegetables, but got some protein and healthy fats in there. I had a salad with lunch and an butt kicker workout, so I won’t worry too much! #paleonachos #sietefoods #sietefoodstortillachips #almondflourchips #guacamole #nachos #yum #bacon #bacononeverything #healthierchoices #glutenfree #grainfree #freshfood #cook #eat #eats #feedfeed #foodfeed #foodie #paleofoodie #healthyfoodie #workout #fitness #nutrition #eatrealfood #healthylifestyle #paleodinner #paleodiet #eatlikeyouloveyourself #paleostories

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Oh my goodness....Trader Joe’s now carries Turkey @chomps 🎉🎉🎉 My household is totally chomps beef sticks addicts so having a new flavor is so exciting! They are $1.69 each, which is, by far the cheapest I’ve seen anywhere, they are delicious AND they are #whole30approved 👍🏼 My TJ’s has them in the “new” section and at all of the registers. If you haven’t tried them yet, you need to! I was able to meet some of the Chomps team at @paleofx this year, and they actually offer 5 different flavors. Turkey was my favorite from the samples, and my husband liked the venison, maybe eventually Trader Joe’s will have all of them!🤞🏻 #beefstick #turkeystick #protien #cleanprotein #chomps #chompssnacksticks #yum #yay #traderjoes #healthysnack #paleo #whole30 #health #nutrition #eatclean #healthylifestyle #healthy #healthyeating #eats #snacks #paleosnack #whole30snack #paleostories

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Happy Independence Day! We celebrated with burgers and dogs paleo style! (grass fed, bunless and topped with @farmhouseculture kraut) with fruit and salad and an apricot cobbler sweetened with pure maple syrup for dessert. #paleojr learned what it’s like to burn 2 fireworks at the same time and we were introduced to candles (that you hold while they burn😳) Fun night with family....and now off to bed for an early morning tomorrow! 🇺🇸 #happyfourthofjuly #independenceday #usa #landofthefree #fireworks #bbq #freedom #freedomisntfree #paleodiet #paleodinner #paleofood #familytime #grassfedburger #bunlessburger #salad #berries #healthy #feedfeed #foodismedicine #eatlikeyouloveyourself #nutrition #paleostories

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My love and I had a great little getaway to Murphys yesterday. I had this delicious frittata and fresh yummy salad at @kolafarmsgeneralstore for dinner and then we enjoyed Live and The Counting Crows @ironstonevineyards We stayed at this cute little house next to @theluckypennypub They call it the Lucky Room, and it was the perfect little spot! If you are ever in Nor Cal, Murphys is definetly a town worth visiting! Now we are headed home to celebrate the 4th with our kiddo!♥️🇺🇸Hoping to make some paleo friendly treats this afternoon! I hope you all have a fun and safe day celebrating America’s freedom! #paleo #frittata #salad #eats #heathierchoices #eggs #greens #wine #fun #murphys #myfavoritetown #smalltown #getaway #love #paleostories

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In the spirit of Independence Day I am having red, white and blue chia pudding for breakfast this week! 🇺🇸 The chia pudding recipe is based off of the one in Julie Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook, but I doubled the recipe and added in almond extract. I used 3/4 cup coconut milk (from a can) and 1 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk, I used one scoop of almond butter and one scoop of cashew butter and about 1/2 the amount of honey that her recipe calls for. Then I topped this deliciousness with raspberries and blueberries😍 Awesome cold breakfast for hot summer days! I’ve blogged a recipe for chia pudding and the link is in my profile. Have a great day friends! #chiapudding #paleo #paleobreakfast #berries #raspberries #blueberries #antioxidants #eatclean #nutrition #coldbreakfast #healthybreakfast #trysomethingnew #yum #eats #feedfeed #foodfeed #foodie #healthy #healthyfoodie #healthylifestyle #paleofood #paleodiet #paleostories #eatlikeyouloveyourself

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