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AIP Snacks giveaway!

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Not too long ago, I wrote a post with over 50 different AIP snack ideas. Many of these were recipes you could make at home, but I also included some really tasty, AIP-compliant (free of grains, dairy, eggs, nuts, seeds, and nightshades) snacks that you could buy and enjoy while travelling or when pressed for time.

Well, if you’re AIP, Paleo, or just want your chance to get your hands on some delicious, allergen-free, snacks, you’ll want to enter this giveaway for Barefoot Provision’s AIP Survival pack, valued at $50! (Make sure to check out all of Barefoot Provision’s AIP-compliant foods).

This giveaway is open to residents of US and Canada. To enter, just fill out the widget below!

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March 7 |

Is Snacking Good For You?

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is-snacking-good-for-youEditor’s note: Please welcome my friend and fellow holistic nutritionist Maranda Carvell of Propel Wellness. One question we’re often asked is if snacking is good or bad for you. After all, growing up, many of us were told that we’d ‘spoil our dinner’ if we snacked and yet in more recent history, we’re told to eat small snacks throughout the day. So which is it? Are snacks good, or bad, or what? 

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Is snacking bad for you? Or is eating more often actually good for you? Which strategy is best? The articles in mainstream media are really confusing on this topic.  Like a lot of issues when it comes to nutrition, the answer is “It depends”.

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February 20 |

80+ Paleo Slow Cooker recipes to get you out of your winter rut

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80+ paleo slower cooker recipes (with over 40 AIP recipes)It’s winter, there aren’t any fresh, local vegetables to be seen around these parts (unless they’re greenhouse grown or stored root vegetables), and now that we’re at the peak of winter, and the holidays are over, it’s easy to slip into a ‘What’s for Dinner?’ rut. Same old, same old. It’s hard enough to get a good, warming meal on the dinner table that is both delicious and nutritious, but it’s even harder when you’re pressed for time.

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January 28 |

Asian Crepes with Coconut Sauce and Grilled Bananas

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Editor’s Note: Please welcome Dora Siah of Provincial Paleo! I found Dora when I landed on one of her delicious-looking Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) recipes – grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free and nightshade-free! Sometimes it feels like eating AIP means you’ll never have anything decadent to eat, but Dora has obviously proved this wrong with her blog, and just look at those crepes. They make me want to pull them off the screen and eat them right up. Looking for more AIP recipes? You’ll find some of Dora’s recipes in The Paleo Mom’s new eBook, The Paleo Approach Dinner Club.

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In South East Asia, many sweet treats and desserts are made with fresh local ingredients such as coconuts or bananas, and known across various cultures with different names.  Growing up in Singapore, these sticky and chewy Kuih or Kueh could be found easily at shops or stalls selling nothing but such traditional treats.  Many Kuihs can be easily made AIP or Paleo-friendly with a simple substitution of ingredients and make great tea time snacks.

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December 2 |

Want to Supercharge Your Immune System? Start With Your Gut!

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Supercharge your Immune System by Healing Your Gut

Editor’s note: Please welcome back Sara Best, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, and an award-winning writer and creator of the popular blog If Your Body Could Talk. Sara’s got plenty to say about how gut health has to do with your overall health in this upcoming cold & flu season!

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Cold and flu season is upon us and it seems like everyone has their own strategy when it comes to the best way to avoid coming down with something. Whether it’s frequent hand washing, extra vitamin C or oil of oregano every day, everyone is looking for a magic bullet to avoid being stuck in bed with a box of Kleenex and heating pad.

The fact is that 70 percent of your immune system is located in your gut. For this reason, it’s basically impossible to have a strong and healthy immune system when your digestion and gut health are struggling.

And if you have a sweet tooth, are regularly under stress, use birth control pills or prescription medication, or have ever taken a course of antibiotics then chances are your digestion and gut health are not as strong as they could be.

Here are three things you can do to start to rebuild your gut health to supercharge your immune system:
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November 26 |

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