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Paleo Shrimp and Avocado Salad

As the weather warms into Spring, so do my tastebuds! This light paleo shrimp and avocado salad mixes the two ingredients of its namesake, and tops it off with a zesty salad dressing that you can make yourself! You’ll love the kick that the lime juice adds to the salad dressing and how truly easy it is to whisk up. Be sure to think ahead before you prepare this dish and let the shrimp thaw in the fridge overnight. If you do forget to plan ahead, you may simply let the shrimp thaw in a bag of cold water in the sink. Either way, you’ll love the way the flavors in this recipe complement each other and work to make a truly unique Paleo dinner!


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Paleo Shrimp and Avocado Salad

Ingredients: (4-6 Servings)

  • 1 lb. cooked frozen shrimp, thawed (I used 50-70 per pound size shrimp)
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 3 T fresh-squeezed lime juice (I used myfresh-frozen lime juice)
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin (or less if you’re not a big cumin fan)
  • 1/2 tsp. finely ground sea salt
  • 3 T extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 green onions, thickly sliced
 For detailed instructions to prepare this yummy salad, head on over to Kaylyn’s Kitchen.
 Original recipe published on Kaylyn’s Kitchen.
Kaylyn, of the blog Kaylyn’s Kitchen, posts recipes that fit with her special emphasis on low-carb cooking. Though her recipes may be low-carb they do not lack in flavor or variety. Kaylyn has been blogging for over ten years and has plenty of wisdom to share when it comes to eating healthy! For more from Kaylyn, check out amazing blog: Kaylyn’s Kitchen and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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Sea Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips

Snacking can easily get out of hand, especially when those in-between meal cravings become unbearable. Instead of reaching for a bag of unhealthy potato chips, try making these fun and easy Sea Salt and Vinegar Kale chips to satisfy those salty cravings. What I love about this recipe is it’s simplicity– it is truly as easy as washing and cutting the kale, placing it on the tray and brushing your choice of vinegar and salting to taste. After a short bake in the oven, you’ll have a light-as-air snack that will soon become an afternoon snack staple. Because kale is a well known superfood, you’ll also get the benefits of eating more green without realizing it.


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 Sea Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips

Ingredients: (4 Servings)

  • 1 bunch kale
  • 2 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. coarse sea salt, more/less to taste
Original recipe published on Gimme Some Oven.
Ali, of the blog Gimme Some Oven strives to make recipes that are quick, enjoyable by all and fun to prepare. All of the blog’s recipes are simple and delicious–the perfect solution for busy families that want to make healthy meals a priority. For more from Ali and Gimme Some Oven, connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.



Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bake

Having a healthy and delicious breakfast makes for a fantastic start to the day. We’ve all heard about the endless benefits of beginning your day with a solid breakfast, but this option meets the mark to be vegan and gluten free. Even if you’re not a morning person, you’ll be delighted by the aroma that fills your house after you pop this dish into the oven. After you prepare the Quinoa Bake, you may choose what fashion you wish to bake the mixture in. If you like, you may choose to spread the mixture into a pan or a muffin tin. Depending on what you choose, you may need to adjust the baking time accordingly.


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Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bake

Ingredients: (5 Servings)

For detailed directions that explains how to prepare this Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bake, visit the blog My Whole Food Life.

This recipe was originally penned by Melissa, a healthy eats expert that calls Dallas home. She is a self-proclaimed vegetarian of 16 years and considers cooking her true passion and loves developing recipes for her popular blog My Whole Food Life. You can connect with the food-maven on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.




Vegan and Gluten Free Coconut Cookies

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Vegan and Gluten Free Coconut Cookies

I recently had the pleasure of spending time with Chef Raju at the Art of Living Retreat Center and personally enjoyed these fabulous gluten free cookies.  Make a batch and let us know what you think :)  Debra


1 C Brown Rice Flour

1 C Buckwheat Flour

1/8 tsp Salt

½ tsp Baking Powder

1 Tbsp Honey

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 tsp Flaxseed (ground) Soak in 1 Tbsp warm water

1 C Vegetarian Butter (softened)

3 C Sweetened Coconut Flakes


Preheat oven to 375 F

Whisk together both flours, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.  In a separate bowl add the butter and sugar and blend with a beater until fluffy.  Add in the soaked flax seed, honey and vanilla and mix.  Add in the flour mixture and combine gently.  Add in the coconut and mix well.

Chill the dough until it is firm.  At least 2 hours.  When ready to bake, roll in equal sized balls.  The batter should make around 25 balls.  Arrange them on a baking sheet that is either lightly greased or has parchment paper.

Bake cookies at total of 12-15 minutes.  Half way through, rotate the sheets.  Cool on the sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to a serving platter.

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Cajun Zucchini Noodle Pasta

Spice up your dinner menu with this colorful and zesty Cajun Zucchini Noodle Pasta and your tastebuds won’t be disappointed. Venturing to try new flavors is always exciting and is a perfect opportunity to shake up a hum-drum weekly dinner menu. I’m especially fond of this recipe because it is both Vegan and Paleo approved! At first glance, it appears that this recipe includes noodles, but in fact the zucchini is spiraled to create a substitute that consists of a similar texture to the noodles. With a clever and creative approach to healthy substitutes, this dish stands out as a favorite!


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Cajun Zucchini Noodle Pasta

Ingredients: (2 Servings)

  • 2 zucchini squash, peeled (about 1 lb.)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz. sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For detailed directions that explains how to prepare this Cajun Zucchini Noodle Pasta, visit the blog Detoxinista.

Original recipe published on Detoxinista.
This recipe was originally penned by Megan, a detox expert that sees every day as an opportunity to make healthy choices. As an added bonus, Megan’s recipes are often sensitive to the Paleo and Vegan diet. You can connect with the food-maven on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.



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Irresistible Apple-Feta Salad

Combining sweet and savory ingredients makes for an irresistible dish, especially in the case of this Apple-Feta salad. Perhaps what I truly love about this recipe is that it reminds me of summer and sunny days! With the weather warming up, this Apple-Feta salad may be just what you need to tide you over till Spring’s arrival. For a lower calorie option, you may leave out or lessen the bacon that the recipe calls for. If you’re feeling rather ambitious, this recipe includes instructions for making your own balsamic vinaigrette. Give it a try, and comment below to share how it turned out!


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Chicken Apple Bacon Walnut Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Ingredients: (4 Servings)


  • 1 3/4 lbs cooked chicken breasts, diced into strips* (about 3 chicken breasts)
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and diced
  • 3 medium apples, sliced
  • 3/4 cup chopped, toasted or candied walnuts
  • 7 – 9 oz spring mix & spinach lettuce blend
  • 6 oz crumbled feta
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped shallot
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

To get detailed instructions on how to prepare this irresistible Apple Feta Salad visit the blog Cooking Classy.

Jaclyn, of the blog Cooking Classy collects recipes that are reflective of her healthy lifestyle. All of her recipes are simple and delicious–the perfect solution for busy families that want to make healthy meals a priority. To stay updated with all things Cooking Classy, connect on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.


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Gluten Free & Vegan: Chickpea Gumbo

Clean eating does not mean sacrificing flavor or an appealing look to your plate. This recipe for Chickpea Gumbo calls for a wide variety of nutritious ingredients that balance out a colorful plate with endless dietary benefits. For a heartier meal, try serving the gumbo over brown rice or quinoa. As a gluten-free and vegan recipe, you can rest assured that you’ll be serving your family a meal that is both healthy and delicious!


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Gluten Free & Vegan Chickpea Gumbo

Ingredients: (8 Servings)

  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup gluten-free all purpose flour
  • 1 medium white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large organic bell pepper, diced
  • 1 stalk organic celery, diced
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 2 large organic carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 large white potatoes, diced
  • 1½ cups okra (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can organic chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (28 ounce) can organic diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups organic vegetable broth
  • 1 Tbsp. Simply Organic Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp. Frontier Organic Seafood Seasoning
  • ½ tsp. Simply Organic Paprika
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup quinoa

For detailed directions that explain how to prepare this Gluten-Free & Vegan Friendly dish visit The Healthy Apple.

This recipe was originally penned by Amie, a clean eating expert that is a self-proclaimed veggie lover. Amie enjoys developing recipes to share on her blog The Healthy Apple. You can connect with the food-maven on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

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