Big Sexy Paleo

Paleo food, recipes, and yum yums for living a big sexy life

I’m a big fan of super-power salads. This one is a total win - a spinach and avocado salad topped with sardines, salami, and a runny egg. This is not a salad for the faint of heart. Nope.  This is a salad for someone who is not afraid of a good sardine’s flavor.  For someone who craves  the nutrition POWERHOUSE of free-range, organic eggs. And, ok - who doesn’t love pork? So basically, I am all about taking salads to next level status with a few animal super foods. Omega 3’s, good fats, protein, low carb, no sugar. Ditch those over-priced goji berries and give your body some epic love with this for dinner.

I love pumpkin EVERYTHING.

Pumpkin pie smoothies have been a huge part of my life since fall finally arrived. I like to mix pumpkin puree, bananas, avocado, coconut milk, and a little pumpkin spice all together.  It makes a creamy smoothie that is so thick and yummy you have to eat it with a spoon. That is, unless you just stick your face in it ;) A tasty way to get your vitamin A and beta-carotene for breakfast. 

Pumpkin Chai Breakfast muffin….
…totally grain-free, of course! I had some leftover Tazo Pumpkin Chai mix and added it to this muffin instead of coconut milk (see my Pork Slider post for the muffin recipe) and that was totally smart.  Made a slightly sweet but protein packed, low carb breakfast muffin! I slathered it in nut butter and poured a little coconut milk on top. I am not a morning person so being able to make something like this for breakfast helps me actually not hate the world upon waking ;)

Pumpkin Chai Breakfast muffin….

…totally grain-free, of course! I had some leftover Tazo Pumpkin Chai mix and added it to this muffin instead of coconut milk (see my Pork Slider post for the muffin recipe) and that was totally smart.  Made a slightly sweet but protein packed, low carb breakfast muffin! I slathered it in nut butter and poured a little coconut milk on top. I am not a morning person so being able to make something like this for breakfast helps me actually not hate the world upon waking ;)

These are coconut-chia almond butter treats that I made a while back but didn’t really measure out the ingredients. Oops. Anyway, here is some healthy paleo Halloween candy. One of these days I will make a decent recipe for them! For now, gaze into their delicious little sprinkled faces. 

Two words - Bacon. Candy.
I’m slightly out of control with my bacon obsession. It’s literally been since childhood, since I grew up in a fat phobic, margarine-obsessed kind of 80’s/early 90’s kind of home. As you can guess, not much bacon happened. Well, thankfully I’m a big girl now and if I want bacon candy for dinner… Nobody can stop me.
Lay your bacon strips out on a baking sheet with about a half inch lip to collect the grease. Smear with maple syrup. Add sprinkles. Bake at around 400 for about 20 minutes until crispy. Try not to burn your mouth when you inhale them straight out of the oven. Done.

Two words - Bacon. Candy.

I’m slightly out of control with my bacon obsession. It’s literally been since childhood, since I grew up in a fat phobic, margarine-obsessed kind of 80’s/early 90’s kind of home. As you can guess, not much bacon happened. Well, thankfully I’m a big girl now and if I want bacon candy for dinner… Nobody can stop me.

Lay your bacon strips out on a baking sheet with about a half inch lip to collect the grease. Smear with maple syrup. Add sprinkles. Bake at around 400 for about 20 minutes until crispy. Try not to burn your mouth when you inhale them straight out of the oven. Done.

Meatza!!!

This is a great way for us paleo folks to enjoy a pizza AND get some extra protein. The “crust” is actually grass-fed beef with a little garlic powder and an egg. You get CLA and omega 3’s in that crust, without the carbs and inflammation! I pan fried it until mostly done, then added the tomato sauce, veggies, and Parmesan cheese. I actually tolerate hard cheeses very well thankfully. I’m sure there are plenty of cheesy alternatives for those who can’t though. Anyway, after putting on the toppings, I baked it for about 5 minutes on 350 degrees. Boom. Papa Johns, eat your heart out!

Cake for dinner :)

My paleo pancakes bring all the boys to the yard. Not a damn grain in them.

My paleo pancakes bring all the boys to the yard. Not a damn grain in them.

Paleo grain-free BBQ pork sliders were the bomb!! I could eat these every day. Wow.
The BBQ is a pork butt that I slow cooked in the crock pot for about 9 hours.  I shredded it and added some Stubbs Sweet Heat BBQ sauce - not strictly paleo, but the ingredients list contains actual food and it’s sweetened with molasses. I’m not that religious about it. BUT - it is gluten free. You have to check those sauces for hidden gluten!!! And I must give a shout out to Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Fairview, NC…they make the BEST pastured pork around. I don’t know, but a happy, healthy piggy is a tasty one.
Anyway, the slider bun is a magical little creation that takes less than five minutes to create.  You need :
- 1 egg, 1 tbsp of coconut flour, 1 pinch of salt, and 1 tbsp of coconut milk. Whip up together in a mug, microwave for about 2 minutes, and turn the mug over. What falls out is a perfect, grain-free biscuit. The first time I made one I swear I heard the angels singing.
I added a little caramelized onion and some avocado to my slider and it was just perfect. Smell ya later, bar food! 

Paleo grain-free BBQ pork sliders were the bomb!! I could eat these every day. Wow.

The BBQ is a pork butt that I slow cooked in the crock pot for about 9 hours.  I shredded it and added some Stubbs Sweet Heat BBQ sauce - not strictly paleo, but the ingredients list contains actual food and it’s sweetened with molasses. I’m not that religious about it. BUT - it is gluten free. You have to check those sauces for hidden gluten!!! And I must give a shout out to Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Fairview, NC…they make the BEST pastured pork around. I don’t know, but a happy, healthy piggy is a tasty one.

Anyway, the slider bun is a magical little creation that takes less than five minutes to create.  You need :

- 1 egg, 1 tbsp of coconut flour, 1 pinch of salt, and 1 tbsp of coconut milk. Whip up together in a mug, microwave for about 2 minutes, and turn the mug over. What falls out is a perfect, grain-free biscuit. The first time I made one I swear I heard the angels singing.

I added a little caramelized onion and some avocado to my slider and it was just perfect. Smell ya later, bar food! 

Bean-less paleo chili is smart.

Because chili is totally amazing, especially without the beans. You know what I’m talking about! Recipe is in the screen shot off my Instagram :)