Veggies

Low Carb Cauliflower Veggie Nuggets (Paleo, Keto, Whole30, AIP)

I believe in the healing power of vegetables! But, I also believe in fun, unique recipes to keep things interesting. As much as I love big plates of vegetables, stir fries, and veggie dense soups, I also want something fun every once and while. Like these delicious...

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...

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 

Instant Pot BBQ Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (Paleo, Whole30, AIP)

Here in Texas, Barbecue is a way of life. There are tons of BBQ joints in Dallas, and everyone goes crazy for them! Being intolerant to nightshades, I miss out on a lot of fun of BBQ. However, once I started making nightshade free BBQ dishes, I am a changed woman and...

Instant Pot Beef Pho (Paleo, Whole30, AIP)

Pho started getting cool here in Dallas, TX when I was about 20 years old. I went from never really hearing about it to seeing tons of restaurants popping up, and dozens of friends posting their pho photos on social media. I first decided to join in on the fun several...

Super Bowl Paleo Nacho Bar (Whole30 & AIP)

I have a confession to make... when Super Bowl rolls around, I have to Google the date and what the heck team are playing every year. I am not a big football or sports person, but I am a big party food person 😉 The Super Bowl is about so much more than just football,...

Buffalo Chicken Dip (AIP, Paleo, Whole30)

January isn't even over, and Super Bowl season is already here! Is it just me, or did that go really fast? I feel like I had no time to make the mental transition from reset time back into party food yet. But once I started thinking about all of the yummy super bowl...

Egg Roll In a Bowl with Ginger Cream Sauce (Whole30, AIP, Paleo)

When it comes to any Asian takeout, I feel like everyone is always down for adding egg rolls to their order. Or at least that's how I got acquainted with a love of egg rolls growing up. My little brother was always asking for them, and who could blame him? Who doesn't...

Easy Chicken & Vegetable Stir Fry (Paleo, Whole30, AIP)

I love fun, involved meals and recipes as much as the next person! However, sometimes all you want is an easy meal to throw together that's delicious, healthy, and easy to make. That's where I found myself this week. After all of the craziness of the New Year, I was...

Jicama Breakfast Hash (Paleo, AIP, Whole 30)

I'm a serious potato girl at heart. I loved french fries, mashed potatoes, and hash browns growing up. Oh, hash browns! I've eaten so many potatoes in my life... that is up until I was about 20. That's when I started embarking on the journey to take control of my...

Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Chicken Soup (Paleo, AIP, Whole 30)

Happy New Year!! 2018 is here, and most of us are likely starting to feel the sugar crash of the holidays coming on. Regardless of whether or not you're doing a full on sugar detox or Whole30 for the new year, getting in more nutrient dense and healing foods is always...

Orange Chicken Poppers (Paleo, AIP, Whole 30)

We are knee deep in holiday party season with New Years Eve approaching fast, and before you know it, Super Bowl Sunday will be here! Truthfully, I'm down for delicious shareable food every day of the year, but there's no better time for tasty party food than right...

AIP Butternut Squash Soup (Paleo & Whole 30)

The weather is cooling off here in Texas, and I finally have an excuse to eat one of my all-time favorite soups... butternut squash! It's creamy, easy to make, and so nourishing. I find myself eating this soup at least once a week during the fall and winter, and have...

Paleo Minestrone Soup (AIP & Whole 30)

Italian food has always been one of my favorite cuisines. Growing up on Long Island and being of Italian descent, it's a natural favorite for me! The rich hearty flavors, the comforting smells, and the cheese and carbs... oh baby! When I was a kid and we went out to...

Paleo Cocktail Meatballs with Grape Jelly (AIP option)

The holiday season is here, and so are holiday parties! Nothing quite says holiday parties to me like tasty little cocktail meatballs. A yummy and satiating little appetizer that's easy to make, and one that everyone loves. It's exactly what I was trying to tap into...

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...

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...

Sides

Sweet Potato Latkes (Paleo, Whole 30, AIP)

Happy Hanukkah, friends!! This holiday hold a lot of happy memories for me. I grew up celebrating both Christmas and Hanukkah... my dad was Catholic, and my mom was Jewish. As I grew up, I chose to become a Christian myself and don't really celebrate Hanukkah anymore,...

Hasselback White Sweet Potato (Paleo, AIP, Whole 30)

I've been seeing hasselback potatoes around a lot more recently... and I was intrigued. I'm a big fan of getting creative with sweet potato (enter sweet potato chicken poppers) and this seemed like a great opportunity to have a little fun! So I broke out a sharp...

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...

Treats

Paleo Chocolate Raspberry Scones (AIP, Valentine’s Day)

There's something so beautiful and thoughtful about homemade baked goods. It shows thought, time, attention, and care, and the creativity only multiplies when you make something like scones. Not that there's anything wrong with chocolate chip cookies or cupcakes, but...

Paleo Brownie Skillet (AIP & Gluten Free)

I've expressed my deep love for skillet desserts here on the blog when I shared my pumpkin chocolate chip cookie skillet. How could you not love them? They're warm, gooey, delicious, and perfect for sharing. There's no better time than Valentines to have a chocolatey...

Paleo Pizza Dough Snack Bites (AIP)

I've never been much for sports, or super bowl parties for anything other than the food. Especially the pizza! Delivery pizza was probably my favorite part of any party. It didn't matter how crappy that pizza delivery was, or what we were celebrating at the party......

Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Chewables (AIP, Paleo, Whole30)

This post contains affiliate links. Learn what that means here. I've put out my fair share of turmeric recipes here on Unbound Wellness. From my turmeric bites, to my turmeric chicken soup, and more, we all to get in more turmeric! Even with more and more turmeric...

Paleo Chocolate Peppermint Truffles (AIP)

Peppermint is one of those flavors that just screams holidays! It's a good flavor in it's own right, don't get me wrong, but it's always guaranteed to get me in the holiday spirit. Peppermint tea, peppermint candies and peppermint treats are all welcome in my house...

Paleo Grinch Cookies (AIP)

Can you believe that Christmas is a week away? Where the heck does the time actually go, you guys? With Christmas here, I'm in full on 5 year old mode and ready to bust out some seriously Christmas-y treats for you guys. There's just something about Christmas that...

Paleo Gingerbread Donut Holes (AIP)

Few things say "holidays" like the flavor of gingerbread. The kick of the ginger, the warming, familiar flavor of the cinnamon, and that sweet, sweet sweetness, that just gets you feeling all of the holiday feels! Gingerbread men, and gingerbread houses are an amazing...

Orange Cranberry Scones (Paleo & AIP)

  Orange and cranberry is one of my favorite flavor combinations. It's tart, sweet, and just says "winter" so perfectly! So when I started planning out what recipes to make during the winter, I knew I had to make orange and cranberry something. But, what? My list...

Paleo Christmas Crack (AIP)

Nothing says "the holidays are here" quite like a yummy treat covered in red and green touches. Not only is it fun to eat decorated holiday treats, but it's just as much fun to make them. Decorating Christmas cookies or making gingerbread houses has always been one of...

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,...

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...