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Inside Out Peppermint Patties

Inside Out Peppermint Patties

Are you sick of seeing homemade chocolate cup recipes? Hope not! I literally just posted a chocolate espresso cup recipe, but I suppose one can never have enough cup-shaped chocolate around the holidayz. This treat is v seasonal, so if you're feeling festive AF, go ahead and place these on your Christmas table - err'one will thank you.

Espresso Coconut Collagen Cups [Featuring Vital Proteins]

Espresso Coconut Collagen Cups [Featuring Vital Proteins]

I am a ginormous supporter of incorporating collagen into our daily diets. Collagen is the basic building block of our skin, nails, tendons, bones, and joints. It's basically everywhere in the human body. Collagen peptides are a fabulous dietary supplement, as they provide our bodies with the amino acids necessary to produce new collagen...which, at the risk of nerding out too hard on the subject, is basically important for most (if not all) day-to-day human functions.

Coconut Whipped Cream Bowl

Coconut Whipped Cream Bowl

I try to minimize my intake of desserts by way of "paleo baking", as I believe the benefits and nutritious values of eating paleo derive from the real food in main meals (not dessert). That's not to say I don't indulge in my own creations and baked goods, it's just that I don't make them so often that I'm eating them every day.

Cream of Mushroom & Broccoli Chicken Casserole

Cream of Mushroom & Broccoli Chicken Casserole

Sounds good, right? Well, if you don't like mushroom, broccoli or chicken, then maybe not...but don't make me laugh...why wouldn't you like those things? Just kidding, I won't judge you for your weird palate. If you're not a fan of mushroom (which I presume would be the case for most of this recipe's haters), just sub it out for a diced up yellow onion. If you don't like onion, then you're shi* out of luck and this meal simply won't occupy your plate :)

Coconut Butter

Coconut Butter

SO EASY. And cheap. Since I'm both a sucker for the easy and the cheap (lol), this is a favorite "recipe" of mine for a quick and healthy fat source. I say "recipe" because it's far too simple for me to claim legitimacy over it. Really, this is more of an educational post to let you know...yes you can. YES you can eat delicious coconut butter. YES you can make delicious coconut butter. And YES you can do all of the above without spending a ridiculous $12.99 per jar. 

Mocha Chia Pudding

Mocha Chia Pudding

I love chia pudding. Aside from the fantastic nutritional profile of chia seeds, I actually really love the pearly texture of chia pudding...it's similar to that of tapioca...which freaks a lot of people out. So if you don't like that kind of texture, this may not be your recipe. If you dig it, please try this out. Chia pudding is a great item to keep in the fridge when you want dessert. It's like a faux dessert in that it feels and tastes like your indulging, but really you're consuming something super nutritious. Chia seeds + coconut milk + raw cacao is a recipe for nutritional success. As far as I'm concerned, it's a super food dessert. Shwing!

Thai Coconut Chicken Soup (Tom Kha)

Thai Coconut Chicken Soup (Tom Kha)

My girlfriend Kristin inspired this delightful soup recipe. I like to think of Kristin as my female soul mate. My girl crush, if you will. We like to workout together, eat together, drink together, shop together (or rather...go shopping by ourselves, send photos to each other, and then console each other when we have buyer's remorse, telling one another that our unnecessary Lulu Lemon purchases were 100% vital)...and pretty much do anything the other does.

Coconut Butter Cups (100% Sugar Free)

Coconut Butter Cups (100% Sugar Free)

You heard it here, dudes. These bad boys are 100% sugar free (that includes the natural sugars we all know and love too)...making them Whole 30 and 21 DSD approved! Coconut, I understand isn't everyone's favorite. So if that's you...mosey on over to a different treat on my site. But personally, I love the stuff. And pure coconut butter is just the most delicious, creamy treat. Not to mention, coconut is a fat burning fat...so kudos for that. 

Raw Coconut Chocolate Bliss Bars

Raw Coconut Chocolate Bliss Bars

Because these are truly bliss. Nothing like being able to satisfy your sweet tooth with a freezer-friendly raw treat. Don't get me wrong, I love love love baking...but sometimes I'm just feeling lazy and not in the mood to check on and ensure the perfect consistency of every baked good I create. Can lead to a lot of trial and error when really I just want to spend the day with chocolate smeared on my face and sweetness in muh belly without the wait. Although I suppose you have to wait for it all to harden in the freezer...but at least you can't fu** up any oven time or temps.