Grain Free Shamrock Shake Healthy Bites and Giveaway!

Grain free Lucky Shamrock Protein Bites with Matcha! Snack healthy this St. Patrick's day with these gluten free Lucky Shamrock Protein Bites (aka Healthy Bites). They are packed with antioxidants, good fats, and protein. Not to mention tasty! www.cottercrunch.com

Snack healthy this St. Patrick's day with these grain free Lucky Shamrock Protein Bites (aka Healthy Bites). They are packed with antioxidants, good fats, and protein. Not to mention tasty! Well hello March! You sure did sneak up on me and so did St. Patrick's day. Luckily (no pun intended), I was prepared. You see, before I left for New Zealand, I made these bites. I … [Read more...]

Spicy Surf and Turf Caesar Salad Recipe Plus Health Benefits of Cooking with Curry During Winter

This curry spiced surf and turf caesar salad is a healthy dish great for spicin' up your salads while keeping your immune system strong! Easy to make and my version is gluten free of course!

This curry spiced surf and turf caesar salad is a healthy dish great for spicing up your salads while keeping your immune system strong! Easy to make and my version is gluten free of course!  I will confess. The kiwi and I are not romantic. In fact, we're quite boring. But hey, that's us, right? We spend a lot of date nights in because A- I like to cook, it's my therapy … [Read more...]

One Dish Fish and Veggie Bake {Paleo Friendly}

One dish fish and veggie bake - @Cottercrunch

One dish meals. Oh goodness, we love them! I mean, throw everything in a pot or pan, cook, serve, bam! You're done.  And if you're like us, maybe you make a couple of dishes and save some for the next day? Leftovers for lunch is like GOLD! Really though, one dish meals can save you a ton of time in the kitchen and make week night dinners delicious and healthy. When I … [Read more...]

Gut Loving Cranberry Pineapple Elixir with Turmeric

Cranberry Pineapple Elixir

Here we go! Second week of 2015. How's it been treating you? Are you one to start the detoxing and cleansing? I'll be the first to admit, I don't believe in detoxing. But that's just my personal preference. To each their own. I think the liver is the only one that needs to focus on detoxing for us, but sometimes we just need to give it a little TLC or support. I know my liver … [Read more...]

Dairy Free SUPER Fruitcake Smoothie {Paleo}

super fruitcake smoothie (paleo)

When I was a kid, I used to get giddy when we hit the last 5 days till Christmas. It meant school was out and I hadn't a worry in the world. Plus I knew I was on the nice list. I was a goody two shoes, so Santa loved me! ;-) Well, today that giddy feeling is kinda still there, but along with it is a feeling of being rushed. Like an "oh crap I haven't bought any gifts yet" … [Read more...]

Soothing Coconut Cranberry Smoothie {For Gut Health}

coconut cranberry cleansing smoothie 2 (4 of 1)

I love the Holidays! I do, really! But I will be the first to admit, no matter how hard I try, I still have my moments of exhaustion and stress. It's my own doing. And I'm learning to say NO more and slow down. My body is the first to tell me to do so. If you're like me, you carry stress in your gut. If you're like me, your gut lining may take a beating and need some TLC. … [Read more...]

Why White Rice Makes a Nice Recovery Food

white rice dishes for recovery

Questions I get asked a lot ---> Is white rice Paleo? Shouldn't I eat brown rice instead? Shouldn't I avoid carbs at night? Isn't white rice high on the Glycemic Index? And truth is.... IT DEPENDS. It depends on the person, their gut health, their activity levels, and the way they prepare grains. Yep, it depends. In all honesty, I prefer to eat my carbs in the form … [Read more...]

Stay Healthy Gift Guide for Athletes and Fitness Enthusiasts

get healthy, stay healthy guift guide

It's here. The weekend of sales galore! Except now stores are opening on Thanksgiving, so I guess Black Friday is really Blackish Friday? Haha. Either way, people will be (if not already) starting to Holiday Shop. For me, I'l be doing my shopping in my PJ's, at home. Yes, online shopping for today, small business saturday, and cyber monday! WOO! And if you're like me, you … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Eat (or Drink) MCT Oil

Ways to use MCT oil

MCT Oil. It's the new craze, isn't it? Well, at least that's what I've been hearing and what I've been asked about over and over again. What is it? Why is it so good for us? How should I use it? Etc. Etc. Etc. I will be quite honest, it can be confusing. All this good fat vs saturated fat talk. I am pretty sure our society is confused as well; Fat has been used in such a … [Read more...]

Paleo Ginger Spiced Pear Muffins and Grain Free Perks

paleo ginger spiced pear muffins

A couple weeks ago we had a few fellow triathletes stay with us for the Austin 70.3 ironman. It was good fun and of course lots of time was spent in the kitchen. Eating, prepping, talking, etc. One of my husband's triathlete friends has gone through a whole scew of health problems and started asking me questions about eating grain free. Should he try grain free? What type of … [Read more...]