Month: May 2019

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Brussels Sprouts, Bacon & Sweet Potato Hash with Eggs

Hearty breakfasts don’t have to be heavy carb fests, and this recipe proves it. Eggs and bacon meet the veggie powerhouses of sweet potato and Brussels sprouts in this dish. It’s a hash that’s so much more than the traditional white potato mush many of […]

Weekly Link Love — Edition 27

Weekly Link Love — Edition 27

Research of the Week Third party research confirms that a pasture-based cattle operation in Georgia is securing more carbon in the soil than it releases. The influence personality has on longevity might be modulated by its influence on sleep habits. Higher inflammation, more impulsivity. Exercise […]

Recipe Roundup: 7 Low-Carb Spring Salads

Recipe Roundup: 7 Low-Carb Spring Salads

With warmer temps come lighter fare…and the spring produce to inspire it.

Whether you’re a Big-Ass Salad fan or more of a side salad connoisseur, we’ve got seven great tastes for you to enjoy this spring. Recreate them as pictured, or customize with your favorite ingredients, right down to DIY dressings.

Enjoy, everyone!

Strawberry Spinach and Basil Salad

We couldn’t think of a better salad to celebrate spring than this. Simple, fresh, and sweet, it’s a perfect accompaniment to an omelet breakfast or a grilled chicken dinner, but it’s also a satisfying light meal in its own right. With just 6 ingredients (including the dressing) and 10 minutes of prep time, you have a delicious salad (and nutrient powerhouse) on the table.

Wedge Salad With Blue Cheese Dressing

Salads can be as Big-Ass or as simple as mood and time dictate, but they always should be flavorful. We love this classic (and keto-friendly) recipe for a quick side or (topped with some bacon crumbles) a light lunch or dinner. The best part…it’s made with staple ingredients that are easy to keep on hand.

Bright, colorful, crisp and rich, it’s a great choice for a midweek family supper or even an impromptu dinner party.

Grilled Italian Chicken Salad

Are you (like us) rejoicing yet that it’s almost summer—a season of warm days and light meals? Throw together this beautiful salad with baby spinach leaves, avocado slices, cherry tomatoes, shredded carrots, grilled chicken and Dreamy Italian Dressing & Vinaigrette for a fragrant and delicious Mediterranean flavor.

Julienned Carrot and Kale Salad

Here’s proof that you don’t need a lot of ingredients for big nutrition, taste and presentation. Kale and carrot strips (use mixed color carrots for an even brighter look), your favorite crunchy seeds, along with a Honey Mustard Vinaigrette, and you’ve got the perfect accompaniment for pork, chicken and more.

Keto Chicken Citrus Salad

There’s something about spring and the fresh taste of citrus…. We love the blend of avocado and grapefruit in this hearty, simple salad. Just add leftover chicken and a healthy dose of Mark’s (current) favorite dressing, Lemon Turmeric.

Smoked Salmon and Caesar Salad

This upgraded classic can be plated at home like a regular salad, or cleverly brought to work in a glass jar. Layering the dressing and ingredients in a jar stores everything neatly (no salad dressing leaks!) and keeps the salad crisp and fresh. When it’s lunchtime, just shake the salad into a bowl. Sub grilled chicken for salmon if you prefer!

Thousand Island Kale and Radish Salad

As a light accompaniment to fish or poultry or a omelet, you can’t go wrong with spring greens and radishes—especially when topped with one of the most classic (and tangy) dressing tastes around.

What’s your favorite way to the lighter, fresher fare of spring? Or do you have a recipe you’d like us to whip up (or remake Primal or Primal-keto style)? Let us know down below, and thanks for stopping in today.

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10 Natural Anxiety Remedies

10 Natural Anxiety Remedies

Anxiety is normal. It’s something we all have experience with—to one degree or another. Most people are anxious about something that hangs over them and follows them around like a personal rain cloud. Then there’s the deeper but still familiar anxiety many of us carry. […]

Does Red Meat Give You Colon Cancer?

Does Red Meat Give You Colon Cancer?

Have you heard? There’s a new “red meat will kill you” study. This time, it’s colorectal cancer. Here’s the press release. Here’s the full study. I covered this a couple Sundays ago in “Sunday with Sisson.” If you haven’t signed up for that, I’d recommend […]

Real Food Margarita Recipe (With Delicious Low-Sugar Variations)

Real Food Margarita Recipe (With Delicious Low-Sugar Variations)

Just holding a glass of margarita instantly transports me to long summer days by the beach. We can of course debate whether alcohol is a healthy choice at all, but my bigger concern is that mixed drinks often hide a mountain of added sugar! This reinvention of the classic margarita recipe skips the sugary pre-made mixes…

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What Parents Need to Know About Early Allergen Introduction (From an Allergist-Mom)

What Parents Need to Know About Early Allergen Introduction (From an Allergist-Mom)

Note from Katie: One in thirteen children in the U.S. suffers from a food allergy. That’s about 2 in every classroom, and rates are rising. I don’t have a lot of firsthand experience with food allergies, so I asked Dr. Katie Marks-Cogan, a board-certified allergist […]

254: Business, Lifestyle, and Routines With The Skinny Confidential

254: Business, Lifestyle, and Routines With The Skinny Confidential

Today’s episode is a little different than normal as I’m here with Lauryn and Michael of The Skinny Confidential to talk business, entrepreneurship and navigating the dynamic of working together as a couple. Lauryn Evarts is a well-known lifestyle and beauty blogger at The Skinny […]

253: A (Semi) Serious Ultra-Spiritual Conversation With JP Sears

253: A (Semi) Serious Ultra-Spiritual Conversation With JP Sears

I’m here today with someone you have probably heard of and possibly enjoy as much as I do. JP Sears is a YouTuber, a comedian, an emotional healing coach, and fun fact which you may not know, a serious world traveler and curious student of health. You’ve probably seen his funny and entertaining videos where…

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Gift Ideas for Mom (That She Will Use and Love!)

Gift Ideas for Mom (That She Will Use and Love!)

As Mother’s Day approaches, I’ve gotten several requests from husbands of a few readers for gift ideas for Mom when regular chocolate won’t cut it anymore. I’ve compiled a list of some of the things I’d want to get (hint-hint honey) and feel free to […]