Veggies

Roasted Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes & Apples

As a food lover, I can happily find beauty in all seasons and flavors. But let's be real... there's just something special about fall flavors. Hearty root veggies and squash, warming spices, fresh crispy apples, and tart cranberries are the flavors that most of us...

Paleo Thanksgiving Coleslaw (Whole 30, AIP)

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, hands down. I love all of the classic recipes like mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and sweet potato casserole. So, basically, I love carbs. My plate at Thanksgiving is always so heavy that I can barely get through more the...

Paleo Thanksgiving Cauliflower Stuffing (AIP, Whole 30 & Low Carb)

Stuffing is one of those iconic Thanksgiving dishes that always has to be on the table. I don't think I've been to a Thanksgiving dinner that didn't have a traditional stuffing. It's easy, straight forward, and classic... unless you're paleo or AIP... then things get...

Crispy Baked Butternut Squash Fries (Paleo, Whole 30, AIP)

I've said it before, and I'll say it again... I'm a recovered french fry addict. I used to eat french fries by the handful, and would often go to fast food joints for dinner and just get french fries. It wasn't just about the starchy, crispy fries... it was about the...

Carrot Apple & Bacon Breakfast Hash (Whole 30, Paleo, AIP)

  Back in the day, if I wasn’t eating bagels or cereal for breakfast, I was eating some sort of hash brown. Shredded, diced, patties, whatever form it was in, it was all basically breakfast french fries to me. I would load up half my plate with these crispy...

Easy Oven Roasted Baby Bok Choy (Paleo, Whole 30, AIP)

Most Americans get the majority of their vegetables from things like tomato is ketchup and iceberg lettuce from salad bars... or at least I sure did growing up! I was either confused or disgusted for 95% of vegetables. I would pursue the produce section wanting to eat...

Turmeric Cauliflower Risotto (AIP, Paleo, Whole30)

Before I started eating a healing diet, I was pretty boring with spices. You'd be lucky if you found me using anything more than just a scant amount of salt. My palette was so off from eating so much artificially flavored food and refined carbohydrates my whole life,...

Asian Veggie Noodle Bowl (Whole 30, Paleo, AIP)

Recently, I was looking back in my TimeHop app (which shows you throwbacks in your social media trail online) and I came across one of my earlier real food recipes... a veggie Asian noodle bowl. This was back in the day when I was still gluten-full, pretty much...

Bacon Broccoli Veggie Nuggets (Paleo, AIP)

If I've learned anything in my last two years of blogging at Unbound Wellness, it's this... everyone loves nuggets. They're fun to eat, easy to make, and they're perfect for kids and the kids in each and everyone one of us. I've been blown away over how much everyone...

Avocado Bacon Broccoli Salad (Paleo, AIP, Whole 30)

Summer is coming! School is out, it's already in the 90's here in Dallas, and my husband and I are absolutely worshiping the grill right now. We have a cheap little charcoal grill that we got when we moved into our house last summer, but man, we are loving the...

Paleo Baked Veggie Nuggets (Gluten Free, Dairy Free & AIP)

  This post contains affiliate links. I don't have kids yet. However, I very much want them soon, and on some days I very much want to be one of them again. I loved kid food when I was a kid. Chicken nuggets, fruit snacks, and mac and cheese were most of my diet,...

Pomegranate Beet Fall Salad (AIP, Paleo & Vegan)

Can I be real for a second? Desserts, treats and starches tend to get the most likes on my blog. And for good reason... they're delicious! We tend to load up on treat recipes and then completely overwhelm ourselves with making creative meals for dinner. I'm guilty of...

Easy Roasted Fall Vegetables (AIP, Paleo)

Fall is finally here! Take that season shamers. I can officially talk about fall without you verbally abusing me. Fall is my favorite season, and October is my favorite month! Really, it's more than just my favorite month... it's my favorite everything. I love...

Oven Roasted Red Cabbage (AIP, Paleo)

On my ever evolving journey to try to eat more vegetables, cabbage was one of the last things that I tried. Something about the entire head just intimidated me. I have to cut up and eat all of that? Eventually, I realized that if I could do it with a spaghetti squash,...

Duck Fat Parsnip Fries (AIP, Nightshade Free, Paleo)

I have a thing for parsnips. I didn't always, though. I was a hardcore white potato lover through and through for quite sometime until I realized that nightshades were anything but my friend. With nightshade intolerance being common among those with Hashimoto's...

AIP Main Dishes 

Cranberry Sweet Potato Turkey Poppers (Paleo, AIP, Whole 30)

When I first shard the sweet potato chicken popper during the Super Bowl last year, I had no idea how much everyone would love them! My mother in law immediately brought them as a Super Bowl appetizer and told me how popular they were, and their popularity soon...

Paleo Zuppa Toscana In The Instant Pot (Whole 30 & AIP)

Growing up in an Italian family in New York, I was always a bit of an Italian food snob. My maiden name is very Italian, and my dad, who’s name happens to be Vinny, always joked the spaghetti sauce runs through his veins. My love for legitimate Italian food only grew...

Asian Chicken Poppers (Paleo, Whole 30, AIP)

  Back in the day when I had a terrible meat aversion (I wasn't a vegetarian, I was a french fry-itarian) the only way I would eat meat is if it was in chicken nugget or hibachi chicken form. Seriously, I can count the number of times in my life that I had beef...

Easy AIP Lunch Ideas On The Go

Starting the autoimmune protocol can daunting in a lot of different respects. “What do I do when I eat out?”, “What do I have for breakfast?”, “What do I have for lunch?”, “What do I bring to work/school?”. Though I’m always learning and evolving, I...

Breakfast Sausage Chicken Poppers (Paleo, Whole 30, AIP)

  Who doesn't love breakfast sausage? It's the perfect way to round out any breakfast and actually make it satiating! When I stopped eating carb bombs like big bowls of sugary cereal, bagel smothered in cream cheese, and syrup covered waffles, I turned to eggs...

Paleo Sweet Potato Bacon Breakfast Bars (Egg Free & AIP)

This post contains affiliate links. Learn what that means here.  Egg free and grain free breakfasts are hard! Even before I was an avid egg lover (before I realized my egg white intolerance) I was a cereal and bagel junkie. Oatmeal, cold cereal, or a crispy bagel...

Easy Poké Bowl (Paleo, Whole 30, AIP)

I don't know what happened and when, but Poké is super hot all of sudden. Remember when frozen yogurt was widely popular? Poke is basically following in it's footsteps right now in the US. Tons of chains are popping up with custom bowls, options to...

Bacon Ranch Zucchini Noodle Pasta Salad (Paleo, AIP, Whole 30)

When I ask myself the question, "What flavors do I add to make this taste really, really good?", the answer is often "bacon and ranch". It's savory, creamy, and a total crowd pleaser all around, which is important for this time of year that's filled with...

Basil Zucchini Summer Soup in The Instant Pot (Paleo, AIP, Whole 30)

Something that's surprised me, and made me incredibly happy at the same time is how many people try and love my soup recipes. I always had the misconception that food blogs and social were really just for sharing sugar-y treats and fried comfort foods, and even...

Plantain Carnitas Nachos (Paleo, AIP, Whole 30)

When it comes to comfort food, I've always been much more of a pizza person rather than nachos and tacos. I always thought nachos were salty, greasy, and not "bread-y" enough (because your girl loved some bread). I never really ate them or had them around too much....

Bacon Ranch Chicken Poppers (Paleo, Whole 30, AIP)

    You guys. They're back. When I first made my sweet potato chicken popper recipe, I fell in love fast. I was so excited to share them with the world and knew that they an amazing game day or party food that all guests would love. I shared them as a...

Slow Cooker Carnitas (AIP, Paleo & Whole 30)

I was never really a big Mexican or Tex Mex food fan growing up. I grew up in an Italian family with Jewish roots in New York, so bagels and lox were my tacos, and marinara sauce (or if you're really legit, gravy) ran through my veins. Little did I know I'd eventually...

Carrot Leek Spring Soup (Paleo, AIP, Whole 30)

Happy almost Mother's Day! Soup in general always reminds me of my mom... she loves soup. My mom grew up in Budapest, Hungary where she apparently ate a lot of it, and I always felt pressured to like it. I never really wanted soup as a kid or a teen,...

Chicken Fajita Bowls (AIP, Paleo, Whole 30)

It's not always easy to be confident about making your old favorites AIP friendly. I've often asked myself, "Can I really make a pizza without cheese?", "How can I make oatmeal without oats?" My most recent question was, "How can I make fajitas without peppers and...

Sweet Potato Chicken Poppers (Paleo, AIP & Whole 30)

    Are you a snack food fan? SAME. I'm not a football fan, but I am definitely a snack day fan. Super bowl Sunday is pretty synonymous with both, so it's always a perfect time to pull out the game day snacks. All too often that can mean processed junk,...

Paleo Spaghetti Squash Chicken Alfredo (AIP & Dairy Free)

Spaghetti squash has been a staple vegetable ever since going gluten free in college. It's inexpensive, easy to prepare, versatile, and of course... it's basically vegetable pasta. I used to eat my spaghetti squash with a generous helping of tomato sauce from a...

AIP Salmon Patties (Paleo & Egg Free)

The initial push to make healthier choices is usually an easy transition in the beginning. Making a healthier breakfast, taking the stairs more often... it doesn't usually become a burden until it gets hard to keep up with, and you run out of ideas to make it creative...

AIP Instant Pot Chili & The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook Launch

The past few months, I couldn't think I could keep a secret... but I did! And man was it a good one, and it's finally here! The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook which I so proudly got the opportunity to contribute my own recipe to including my speedy AIP Instant Pot...

Sides

Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows (Paleo & AIP)

This post contains affiliate links. Mashed potatoes were hands down always my favorite holiday side dish. I loved having a creamy, starchy, butter-y to pair with turkey! That is, until I was introduced to sweet potato casserole with marshmallows just from perusing...

Oregano Garlic Cream Sauce (Whole 30, Paleo, AIP)

Though I firmly believe that a real for lifestyle is filled with nourishing, and enjoyable flavors, there's no denying that you do miss out on some classic, comfort food favorites. It's easy to miss the rich, heavy creamy sauces if you're dairy free, or complex...

Grain Free Blueberry Coconut Granola (Paleo & AIP)

Back in the day, granola was one of my favorite snacks. I love yogurt, and granola and fresh berries are the perfect topping. Right before I went AIP, I used to bring in greek yogurt with chocolate granola and blueberries every single day to work. It was my absolute...

Avocado Cauliflower Hummus (Whole 30, Paleo, AIP)

If you read any women's health magazines, you would think that hummus is one of the most essential foods for health. It's paired with chips as a side with veggies, as a snack, or on a pita wrap at lunch. Seriously, what is it with "diet" food and hummus? But being a...

Avocado Cilantro Lime Sauce (Paleo, AIP, Whole 30)

I was never a big sauce person... unless it was tomato sauce, of course. That is, until I got on the autoimmune protocol and married my husband. My husband loves sauces, and dipping, and I love adding extra flavor to spice up meals! The thing about sauces are they can...

Paleo Baked Veggie Nuggets (Gluten Free, Dairy Free & AIP)

  This post contains affiliate links. I don't have kids yet. However, I very much want them soon, and on some days I very much want to be one of them again. I loved kid food when I was a kid. Chicken nuggets, fruit snacks, and mac and cheese were most of my diet,...

Loaded Holiday Parsnip Mash (Paleo/AIP “Mashed Potatoes”)

Mashed potatoes were always my favorite Thanksgiving side. Actually, potatoes were just my favorite everything. I remember people joking at the table that all I ate were the mashed potatoes and bread, and I was perfectly content with that. Who needs turkey when you...

AIP Avocado “Potato” Salad

Few things say summer like a backyard BBQ, and one is never complete without a cool, rich potato salad. Back in my potato days, I was more of a potato chip gal, than potato salad. But seriously, if something is both creamy, and starchy, sign me up. After figuring out...

Oven Roasted Red Cabbage (AIP, Paleo)

On my ever evolving journey to try to eat more vegetables, cabbage was one of the last things that I tried. Something about the entire head just intimidated me. I have to cut up and eat all of that? Eventually, I realized that if I could do it with a spaghetti squash,...

Treats

Pumpkin Pie Donut Holes (Paleo & AIP)

Who doesn't love pumpkin pie at the holidays? It's one of those things that you just can't get any other time of year, and absolutely screams holidays! I've never gone a single Thanksgiving without some sort of pumpkin themed dessert. But I have to be honest... I'm...

Paleo Apple Crisp (AIP & Nut Free)

Would you believe me if I said that I've never made my own apple pie from scratch? It's true! I don't know what held me back back when I ate gluten, but it's certainly not for lack of loving apple desserts during the holidays. But let's be honest... it can be lot of...

Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet (AIP, Gluten Free)

I'll never forget when I first learned about the existence of cookie skillets. One of my friends had a birthday dinner planned at BJ's Brewhouse where they're known for their pizookies (essentially just cookie skillets) and I lost it with excitement. I remember going...

Paleo Pumpkin Energy Bars (Whole 30 & AIP)

This season always feels like one of the busiest times of year! School is back, work is busy, there’s always just one too many events, and if you’re lucky enough to have nice fall weather, you want to get outside! Though on the go seasons of life can be fun, it can...

Paleo Pumpkin Donuts with Chocolate Frosting (AIP, Gluten free)

This post contains affiliate links. I haven't had donuts in years. It used to be one of my favorite college study snacks. I had actually discovered the perfect time of night to pick up a study fuel donut in the Dunkin' Donuts drive through where they would give me an...

Paleo Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread (AIP, Gluten Free)

Fall is finally here! I was never that enthusiastic about fall growing up... I was more into winter and the promise of Santa. That is, until I moved to Texas. Here in Dallas where it's into the 100's and above all summer, I'm clinging to every last piece of hope for...

Avocado Chocolate Fudge Cookies (Paleo & AIP)

If you ask me on any given day what my favorite treat is, it's always going to be cookies! I've always loved warm gooey chocolate chips cookies, soft snickerdoodles, and colorful m&m sugar cookies. Gosh, did I love those stupid m&m cookies! Whenever I went...

Grain Free Coconut Granola Bars (Paleo & AIP)

Does anything say back to school quite like granola bars? Not to me at least! I always had granola bars something in my lunch box, or as a snack when I got home all throughout public school, and through college. Needless to say, I haven't had many granola bars these...

Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread (AIP, Egg Free, Nut Free)

This post contains affiliate links. Learn what that means here. I don't get to bake as much as I'd like these days, but when I do, I love a good dessert bread. Banana bread is one of my all time favorite treats (see my plantain banana bread recipe!) and I thought I...

Mint Chip Banana Ice Cream Cups (Paleo, AIP, Vegan)

Early June is Dallas, TX means it's already in the 90's and pretty unbearable to go outside between the hours of 10 AM - 10 PM. The sun is killer here, and even just a short time outside can leave you completely heat exhausted. I grew up on Long Island, NY, and...

Collagen Veggie Fat Balls (Paleo & AIP)

We all know by now that veggies are important, right? Our mom always told us to eat our vegetables, and if there's one thing that nutrition can agree on, it's that veggies are still a good idea regardless of what diet you follow. Vegetables are packed with fiber,...

Chocolate Matcha Energy Balls (Paleo, Autoimmune Paleo, Vegan)

I'm not sure quite when it happened or why, but at some point, we all got obsessed with matcha. Though matcha is anything but "new", it's super trendy right now. We all love the color, the flavor, the health benefits, and the energy boost that matcha brings. I...

Easy Plantain Banana Bread (AIP, Paleo, Vegan)

Banana bread... I'm obsessed. Always have been, always will be. Honestly, I don't really remember having banana bread as a kid. I was more a chocolate chip cookie type kiddo... still am. But, I digress. I got hooked in the banana sweet stuff in high school. One day...

No-Bake Cookie Dough Bites (AIP, Paleo, Nut Free)

I'm going to tell you a story that you may or may not judge me for. When I was about 20 years old, I was a hardcore crossfit junkie. I loved the rush, the movement, and feeling strong. My diet was extremely meh at the time, so when they had a Paleo Diet and Zone...

AIP Coconut Flour Brownies (Perfect For Valentines Day)

Growing up, my mom was the brownie lady. It all started when I was in middle school or so, when she randomly found the one brownie recipe that changed the course of her entire baking and gifting career. Guys, these brownies were so fudgy, rich, and delicious, that she...

Collagen Protein Cookies (Paleo & AIP)

Real talk, I used to love store-bought protein bars and powders. I always had some on hand, and regularly used them as meal replacements. Rather than full, nourishing meals of quality proteins and roasted veggies, I was reaching for a protein shake and calling it a...

Paleo Egg-free Pancakes with Almond Flour

This recipe contains affiliate links. Learn what that means, here. Pancakes have always been a favorite in my family for special breakfasts. Whether it be birthdays, Christmas morning, or just a special Sunday, pancakes are the go-to. They're quick, easy to make, and...

Paleo Peppermint Bark (AIP & Dairy Free)

The holidays are officially here! Like, for real here. Here to the point that I'm no longer getting shamed for having my tree up and listening to Christmas music. I'm one of those people, yes. Warm soups, twinkly lights, and tons of holiday treats! I just love it all....

Healing Halloween Pumpkin Turmeric Gummies (AIP, Paleo)

The words "Healing" and "Halloween" typically don't go anywhere near each other. Halloween is literally all about sugar (or alcohol if you're a drunken college student dressed as a mouse... duh) which is anything but healing. However, not everyone has the option to...

Drinks

Kombucha Jello Shots

When it comes to treating myself and indulging, I've always been way more inclined to chocolate-y treats and comfort food rather than alcohol. It's never interested me, and it's never made me feel good. But one thing I can't deny is that they sure make alcoholic...

Bone Broth Green “Smoothie” Drink

It's no secret that greens are good for you. They're packed with vitamins and phytonutrients that are essential for you to thrive. That's why green drinks and green smoothies are so popular. I fell in love with the documentary Fat Sick and Nearly Dead years ago, and...

AIP Hot Chocolate

This post contains affiliate links. Learn what that means, here.  I love the holidays and am quick to break out my sweaters, string up various shiny decorations, all while warming up a mug of something warm to sip. We all love our bone broth, but...

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte Butter Coffee

The time has come... pumpkin spice everything season is upon us. It gets more and more commercialized every year... pumpkin spice drinks, pumpkin spice baked goods, pumpkin spice candy, pumpkin spice beer. And let's face it... I eat up every second of it. I mean, I...

Probiotic Ginger Beet Kvass Drink Recipe

When it comes to fermented foods, fermented drinks like kombucha are the little darling of the ferment world right now. Easily one of the most mainstreamed health foods, there are tons of brands making kombucha and even more people taking on making fermented drinks...

Coconut Kale Green Smoothie Bowl | AIP and Gut Healing

 This post contains affiliate links. Learn what that means here.Have you ever seen those big beautiful smoothies on Instagram? The ones that are just overflowing from a mason jar or have a mosaic of toppings in a bowl? They look so beautiful, so fresh, and most...

Paleo Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte

Though I follow the autoimmune protocol for the most part and have an autoimmune disease, I do enjoy a few reintros. Coffee, goat dairy, and certain spices are just a few and I've been incredibly thankful during the season of pumpkin spice latte's! However, these...

AIP Pumpkin Spice Latte (Dairy free, paleo)

The time has indefinitely come. The leaves are changing, the air is getting more brisk.. well those things are happening somewhere other than Dallas, but hey, a little coffee told me that it's time for pumpkin spice everything. So therefore, I can only deduce that it...