Anti-Inflammatory Paleo Recipes

Lettuce WrapsServes 2
4 butter lettuce leaves
12 oz baked chicken, shredded
1/3 C red bell pepper, diced
1/3 C shredded carrots
1/3 C diced cucumbers
1 small avocado, sliced
Dijon mustard to coat

Directions
Mix all ingredients except lettuce and avocado
Divide mixture into lettuce leaves
Top mixture with avocado slices and wrap

*Serve with baby veggies and hummus with almonds.
*Don’t be afraid to try new veggies and sauces in your wraps- coconut aminos, creamy almond butter, guacamole, regular mustard and more.

source

Super SmoothieServes 1
1 C coconut water
1 C of cucumber
1/2 C pineapple
1/4 C strawberries
1 celery stalk

Directions
Blend all ingredients together and enjoy!

source


Continue Reading

APPLE CIDER DONUT HOLES

So , I have a great big Sweet tooth, and I thought I would try these baby’s out and all I can say is OMG!
Theses  have  apple Cider Vinegar in it which is a staple in my diet , some benefits are it serves as a digestive aid, so it serves as a probiotic, lowers Cholesterol , lowers Blood sugars, energy booster, and it has a detoxing effect.
APPLE CIDER DONUT HOLES

Prep: 25 minutes Bake: 10-12 minutes Oven: 350
Makes: 10 servings
One serving equals: 164 calories, 11g fat, 57mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, and 4g protein
Dry ingredients:
– 1 1/4 cup blanched almond flour
– 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
– 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Wet ingredients:
– 3 Tablespoons pure maple syrup, grade B
– 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 2 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted
– 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
– 2 eggs, at room temperature, whites and yolks separated
Apple ingredients:
– 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
– 1 small, organic apple, finely chopped
– 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– dash of sea salt
Apple ingredients:
– 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
– 1 small, organic apple, finely chopped
– 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– dash of sea salt
1. For the Apple Ingredients: In a small skillet, heat the coconut oil over medium. Add the finely chopped apple and cook, stirring often until very soft, about 5 minutes. Add the syrup, cinnamon, and salt. Continue to cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease your 20 donut hole pan with coconut oil.
3. Combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. In another medium bowl combine all of the wet ingredients except egg whites.
4. Mix the wet with dry and set aside.
5. Beat the egg whites until firm peaks form. Gently fold the egg whites into the batter. Mix in the cooled apple ingredients.
6. Equally distribute the batter between the 20 donut hole molds. Bake for 8-12 minutes until lightly golden.
7. Allow the donuts to cool, remove from pan and then chill in the fridge for half an hour. Sprinkle with cinnamon and coconut sugar.
Continue Reading

The Paleo Diet and Inflammation

The paleo diet has grown in popularity over the last few years. It eliminates processed foods but provides added nutrients by focusing on humanely raised animal products, fresh produce and healthy fats. It also helps reduce inflammation. Let’s take a look at how.

Grains
The paleo diet eliminates consumption of all grains, both refined and whole, gluten free or not. This is important because grains have been linked to inflammatory protein concentration in human plasma. Inflammation is increasingly linked to heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Dairy
As people age, they often lose the ability to digest dairy products. This can lead to inflammation. The sugar and the proteins found in dairy are what typically cause problems, and many people may notice bloating, constipation or acne as a result.

Unhealthy fats
The paleo diet eliminates unhealthy oils like cottonseed, canola, safflower and soybean. These fats are high in omega-6’s, which are pro-inflammatory. Additionally, trans fats also increase inflammation. By avoiding fast food and may processed foods where these unhealthy fats are found, the paleo diet helps to reduce inflammation.

In addition to eliminating these items, the paleo diet requires that you incorporate more fresh produce, which is rich in vitamins and minerals, and antioxidants. By crowding out the bad and increasing the good, you are slowing the aging process and reducing inflammation.

source

Continue Reading