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Snow Crab and Plantains

Snow Crab and Plantains

Such a simple and quick dinner to make, but the taste is just divine! Makes for a special occasion!


1. 2 lbs Snow Crabs

2. 4 ripen Plantains, peeled and sliced

3. Ground Cinnamon

4. Olive Oil


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Start boiling a stew pot of water.

2. Lay sliced plantains on a cookie sheet; drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake in oven for about 20 minutes.

3. Boil snow crab for 10 minutes.


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Berry Banana Smoothie

Berry Banana Smoothie


1. 1 Scoop Chocolate Whey

2. 1/2 cup frozen raspberries

3. 1/2 cup blueberries

4. 2 Tbls. Shredded Coconut

5. 1 Banana

6. 1 cup Coconut Milk


Mix all ingredients in a blender. This makes about 2- 8 oz servings.

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Tropical Whey Smoothie

Tropical Whey Smoothie

This smoothie is excellent at anytime of the day! The added whey helps control your hunger throughout the day, plus adds extra protein!


1. Banana

2. Scoop of Chocolate Whey

3. 2 Tbls. Almond Butter

4. 1/2 cup Blueberries

5. 1/2 cup Pineapple

6. 1 cup or so Almond Milk


Blend all ingredients in a blender and serve!

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Double C. B. P. B-fast Shake

Double C. B. P. B-fast Shake

This morning I had a craving for chocolate. It must have been all the Halloween candy around the house. I could have easily grabbed some M&Ms, but knew I’d be kicking myself later. I got the blender out and starting throwing together a healthy and chocolate shake!  My craving was satisfied!


1 scoop Raw Cocoa Powder

1 Tbls. Shredded Coconut

1 Banana

1/2 Pumpkin Puree

1 cup Almond Milk


Blend all ingredients in a blender. That’s it! Simple, fast, and Easy Breakfast! Not to mention Nutritional! 🙂

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An Apple a Day

An Apple a Day

We all know apples are a great snack at anytime of the day, right? Well, sometimes having just an apple gets very monotonous. Why not pair the apple with some healthy  add-ons, like coconut and dark chocolate? As a fun little activity on Halloween, my husband and I made caramel apples and dark chocolate apples. We felt like little kids again! Yes yes I know some of the fixin’s we used were not the healthiest, but once in awhile you can have a little cheat day. We all have to, otherwise depression sets in. It was Halloween, anyways, plus it was healthier than eating a whole bag of candy!






















Granny Smith Apples

Caramel squares

60% Dark Chocolate

Shredded Coconut

Choice of other fixin’s (Reese’s Pieces, Pretzel M&Ms, Chocolate Chips, Marshmallows, etc…)

Wooden Sticks, one for each apple


1. Spear apples with the wooden sticks.

2. Melt carmel and chocolate in separate microwaveable bowls. Each took about 2 minutes.

3. Dip an apple in either chocolate or caramel and create your masterpiece with the other fixin’s.

4. Repeat step 3 with all the apples.

5. Place apples on a tray with wax paper in the fridge for at least an hour before enjoying!

6. If you do not eat all of your apples in one day and you save some for the next few days, make sure to take the apples out of the fridge for at least 15 minutes before consuming.

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The low temperature tonight is only 54 degrees!!! EEEEEKKK! Here in Florida that’s a very chilly night. So what tastes the best on a chili night….Chili, of course! There is nothing better than a comforting bowl of healthy chili, snuggled up in warm pajamas, with the windows opened!



2 lbs of ground meat ( I used a combination of veal and buffalo)

3 large carrots, chopped

1 bunch of celery, chopped

1 yellow pepper, chopped

1 medium onion, chopped

Chili powder, how every much you want to use

1 can tomato paste

1 can crushed tomatoes and jalapenos

Directions: It gets a little complicated here 😉

Combine all ingredients in a crock pot and set it on low for 8-9 hours. Add a small amount of water, just enough to cover the meat. Enjoy your chili on a chilly night! 🙂

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Paleo Golabkis

Paleo Golabkis

These are so good and healthy! This Polish tradition takes awhile to assemble, but can be made up the night before. Many different variations can be made to switch up the taste! I think these make a great Halloween themed dish, since the final product looks like a bloody brain!


Head of Cabbage

1 lb Ground Turkey

Green Pepper, chopped

Onion, chopped

Garlic, minced

Tomato Sauce


1. Boil a large pot of salted water and place head of cabbage in the boiling water for about 20 minutes. After 20 minutes drain cabbage in colander and let cool.

2. Combine the rest of the ingredients (except tomato sauce) in a large bowl. Mix well. It’s best to use your hands. Pre-heat oven to 350*

3. Time to assemble the golabki! In a 11x 17 dish start the process. Peel a cabbage leaf off the head and lay it on a flat surface. Place  some of the meat mixture onto the leaf toward the stem end. Begin rolling the leaf and fold up the ends and finish rolling. Basically you are rolling a burrito. Repeat the process.

4. After all of the golabkis are finished and placed in the dish, top with tomato sauce.

5. Bake covered dish for 1 hour

6. Enjoy this lovely Polish tradition!

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Blood Shot Eyeballs


Blood Shot Eyeballs

Okay so how awesome do these look!? These are perfect for Halloween! Looks gruesome, but tastes great.


Eggs (as many as you would like to hard boil) I suggest a lot since the process takes several hours.

Red food Coloring


1. Place eggs in a large pot and completely cover the eggs with water.

2. Turn burner on high heat and bring eggs/water to a boil.

3. Once the water is boiling remove from heat and let eggs sit in the water for 15 minutes.

4. Drain the water…be careful it will still be hot.

5. Crack the shells of each egg in several places, but do not remove the shell.

6. Place eggs in cool water and add in red food coloring.

7. Let the eggs sit in the red water for as long as possible. I let mine sit for 5 hours. The longer the egg sits the more intense the color.

8. Peel the shell of the egg and eat your blood shot eyeball!!

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I tasted these I was in heaven! I absolutely love cookies….who doesn’t? These are completely Paleo and so healthy! How perfect is that?


1/2 cup raw almond butter
1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
1/4 cup pure maple syrup or raw honey
1 or 2 eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1.5-2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp. salt
2-3 cups 60% Dark Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 350. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Drop by tbs. onto a greased or Silpat-lined baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.


Crockpot Buffalo Pulled Chicken

Crockpot Buffalo Pulled Chicken

  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

  • 1 (17.5 fluid ounce) bottle buffalo wing sauce, divided

  • 1 package dry ranch salad dressing mix


    1. Place the chicken breasts into a slow cooker, and pour in 3/4 of the wing sauce. Cover, and cook on Low for 6 to 7 hours.
    2. Once the chicken has cooked, add the ranch packet, and shred the meat finely with two forks. Serve in a bowl (Paleo) or on hoagie rolls (Not Paleo). Add more sauce if desired.
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