All posts by Shannon Gilson

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Shrimp and Mint Pesto Zoodles

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This meal has me thinking spring. The lemony shrimp and the mint pesto taste so clean and fresh together, and using zoodles (or zucchini noodles) keeps it light and satisfying.

To make zoodles, I recommend you get a spiralizer. They are inexpensive and completely worth it, because once you start incorporating zoodles into your dishes, you won’t want to stop. I make zoodles a lot, especially in the summer when I have a ton of zucchini in my garden and need creative ways to eat it (there’s only so much zucchini bread a girl can and should eat).…

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Instant Pot Carnitas (for Healthy and Busy People)

Instant Pot Carnitas (for Healthy and Busy People)

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My family loves Mexican food. We make it at least once a week for dinner, but I could eat it every day. When I found this Instant Pot carnitas recipe from Nom Nom Paleo, I thought it would be such a treat from my normal ground beef tacos, and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the results.

I’ve never made carnitas before and they are surprisingly simple.…

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Avocado Vegetable Dip

Avocado Vegetable Dip

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This light and creamy avocado vegetable dip is super simple to make and takes only fifteen minutes from start to finish. Just throw all the ingredients in a food processor and let it do all the work. Then, slice up some fresh cucumbers, carrots, cherry tomatoes, and asparagus tips — and you have a delicious snack or healthy appetizer for your next get-together.…

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Apple Cinnamon Paleo Muffins

Apple Cinnamon Paleo Muffins

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When you’re looking for a sweet treat or a quick breakfast that doesn’t take time to cook, these apple cinnamon paleo muffins do the trick. I heat one of these delicious muffins and eat it with a little melted butter with my morning coffee. They are quick, healthy, and very satisfying.

These paleo muffins don’t take a lot of time to make and you don’t even need a mixer.…

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Essential Green Juice

Essential Green Juice

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If you haven’t incorporated juicing into your diet yet, you should start immediately. Green juice is extremely hydrating; cleanses the digestive tract; and allows concentrated minerals and vitamins to rapidly enter your bloodstream.

It’s also an amazing way to reach your daily vegetable and fruit serving recommendation.

This recipe is a great base (and my go-to green juice), but you should feel free to play around with different ingredients.…

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Instant Pot Vegetable and Chicken Soup

Instant Pot Vegetable and Chicken Soup

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Using my new Instant Pot was intimidating at first. You can do so many different things with it and there are so many buttons that I didn’t know where to start. I decided to start with this simple vegetable and chicken soup recipe — and once I got the hang of it, I felt like a pro. 

Not only does the Instant Pot cook my meals in half the time, but it also simplifies things without all the pots and pans to worry about and fewer dishes to wash.…

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Paleo Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Paleo Cauliflower Pizza Crust

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I’ve made cauliflower pizza crust in the past with not much luck. It tended to be tasteless, filled with cheese, and fell apart in my hands. I was never a believer that cauliflower could replace “real” pizza crust — until I found this recipe.

This cauliflower pizza crust is also a paleo friendly, which means it contains no cheese, no flour, and no grains.…

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Weeknight Paleo Paprika Garlic Shrimp

Weeknight Paleo Paprika Garlic Shrimp

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When five o’clock rolls around and I realize I forgot to take meat out of the freezer for dinner, this garlic shrimp is what I make.

This paleo paprika garlic shrimp recipe is so quick and easy, and it uses simple ingredients that I typically already have on hand. It’s full of flavor and makes a deliciously creamy sauce so it looks like you spent some serious time on this dish, when it just takes a simple fifteen minutes.…

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Avocado Deviled Eggs

Avocado Deviled Eggs

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Deviled eggs are an old-fashioned party favorite. This tasty finger-food appetizer is always a crowd-pleaser because it’s creamy, salty, and delicious. There are tons of different ways to stuff these little eggs and each way produces a unique taste.

For a different twist on the classic deviled egg, I added avocado as a main ingredient. The avocado is rich and creamy, and is an excellent replacement to all that mayonnaise that is usually in most deviled egg recipes.…

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Easy Egg and Veggie Breakfast Muffins

Easy Egg and Veggie Breakfast Muffins

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Mornings just got a lot saner with these easy and nutritious egg and veggie breakfast muffins. Eating healthy can be tough on busy mornings when you lack the time to make a wholesome breakfast. Grabbing something quick to eat in the car is sometimes the only option. So, why not be prepared for those days with a pre-made breakfast that’s healthy and great on the go?…

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Paleo Chicken Curry with Vegetables

Paleo Chicken Curry with Vegetables

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Chicken curry might be one of my favorite dishes when I’m out to eat at an Indian or Thai restaurant. It’s flavorful, warm, and comforting, especially during chilly winter nights. However, as good as it tastes, it can be very filling and heavy, leaving you feeling bloated and tired.

Traditionally, most curries are made using ingredients like cream, coconut milk, ghee, and sugar, which give the sauce body and richness.…

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Easy Cauliflower Rice

Easy Cauliflower Rice

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When you give up grains in your diet, finding a comparable replacement can be difficult — that is, until you make this easy cauliflower rice.

I was skeptical at first, because I thought nothing could replace authentic starchy carbs, but this easy cauliflower rice is amazing and does satisfy those carb cravings. It’s light and fluffy, simple to make, and can absolutely replace any rice or couscous as a side dish, hot or cold.…

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