Beef, Zucchini and Oregano Burgers

This recipe for beef burgers with oregano and added zucchini is quick and easy to make. The burgers are full of flavour and are budget-friendly. They can be cooked on a barbecue, under a grill or pan-fried. Adding zucchini to the burger mixture is a great way of getting an extra serve of vegetables into your diet. They are especially good if you’re trying to hide veggies from fussy little vegetable-avoiders! The burgers don’t taste of zucchini, it keeps them
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Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

This easy slow cooker pulled pork recipe is a healthier version of the classic barbecue pulled pork. It is made without any highly processsed ingredients and uses just a few simple seasonings to create a smoky, BBQ flavour. Many pulled pork recipes contain sugar as an actual ingredient or have bottled sauces which are loaded with sugar, or both! This healthy version has all the flavour without the white stuff. Begin the recipe the night before by making a dry rub and
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No-Bake Protein Balls

Whether you call them protein bites, energy balls or bliss balls, these no-bake protein balls are so simple to make.  They are little spheres of chocolate bliss which are full of healthy fats and protein, and are gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free and egg-free.     With only 5 ingredients, these no-bake protein balls are quick and easy to make in your food processor.  And they are Paleo, Whole30 and vegan-friendly. They’re perfect for a pre- or post-workout protein-rich snack, or as a
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Paleo on a Budget

One common misconception about eating a healthy diet is that is not affordable.  I’m here to show you that it is possible to eat Paleo on a budget.  In fact, it’s not difficult to keep your food bills down and still follow a healthy eating plan.  You need to be involved in buying, preparing and cooking your food.   When you think about starting a new healthy lifestyle, one of the considerations is the cost.  It can be difficult to balance
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Paleo Breakfast Ideas

When I started on the Paleo diet, I often struggled for breakfast ideas to add variety to my morning meal.  When the traditional breakfasts of packaged cereal or toast and jam are not an option just what do you eat?  Starting the day right with a quick and easy, but healthy breakfast can be a challenge for many Paleo followers.   Like all Paleo meals, breakfast should contain protein, vegetables and some healthy fat.  This combination will give you the
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Benefits of the Paleo Diet

What are the benefits of the Paleo diet?  Is it a miracle diet or just a lot of hype?  Because the Paleo focus is on eating whole, natural and unprocessed foods with a particular emphasis on vegetables, fish, meat, eggs, nuts, seeds and fruit, it’s easy to see that it must have at least some positive effects on our health.  Here’s a list of reported health benefits of Paleo gathered from books, studies, various articles and from my own experience.
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What Is The Paleo Diet?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve most likely heard about the Paleo diet.  It’s one of the most Googled diets of the past few years. But what is the Paleo diet all about? This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclaimer. The Paleo diet is also referred to as Primal Diet, Caveman Diet, Stone Age Diet, Hunter-Gatherer Diet amongst others.  It’s not about replicating the stone age way of life but instead choosing to
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Can the Paleo Diet Help IBS Sufferers?

Many diets claim that they are good for promoting gut health and therefore improving IBS symptoms.  Is the Paleo diet helpful in controlling IBS? This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclaimer. What Is IBS? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a medical disorder characterised by a wide range of digestive symptoms including bloating, diarrhea, constipation, gas and general abdominal discomfort.  It is estimated that around 15 – 20% of the western population suffer from IBS and
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Paleo Berry Smoothie Recipes

Who doesn’t love a delicious thick and creamy berry smoothie?  The problem with many smoothies and shakes is that they contain dairy, sugar and juice and so are not really healthy. Instead, these quick and easy Paleo berry smoothie recipes are dairy-free, sugar-free and made with whole fruit and vegetables for maximum nutrition.  This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclaimer. If you’re in a hurry, mix up a berry smoothie for breakfast.  Pour into a
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Savoury Paleo Snacks

When you’re following the Paleo diet it can be challenging to find snacks which fit into the guidelines.  As most of the packaged snacking choices available in stores contain grains, toxic oils and other non-nutritious ingredients they are best left right there on the shelf.  Instead, healthy and delicious Paleo friendly snacks can easily be made using a few nutrient-dense ingredients. Some options to have on hand for quick and easy Paleo snacks are pieces of fruit or vegetable, hard-boiled
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