Pork Dumpling Meatballs with Quick Pickled Bahn Mi Slaw

Pork Dumpling Meatballs with Quick Pickled Bahn Mi Slaw


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Pork Dumpling Meatballs with Quick Pickled Bahn Mi Slaw
These flavor-packed meatballs and slaw are SO DANG GOOD!!!! They make a great starter/appetizer OR are satiating enough to be a meal on it's own! After you make these, you're gunna immediately file them under "recipe favorites" - we sure have!
Cuisine Paleo
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Cuisine Paleo
Servings
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Instructions
  1. FOR QUICK PICKLED BAHN MI SLAW:
  2. In a small pot over medium heat, mix together vinegar and honey. Just heat enough for the honey to dissolve completely into vinegar, mixing as you go, and once it's fully dissolved, remove from heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together next 7 ingredients (carrot through pickled ginger brine). Once mixed, transfer slaw to a medium sized jar (12 to 16 ounces). Pour vinegar mixture over the top until it's fully saturated all the veggies. Seal jar and place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours before eating.
  4. FOR PORK DUMPLING MEATBALLS:
  5. In a large bowl, using clean hands, combine all remaining ingredients EXCEPT cilantro and sesame seeds (pork through salt).
  6. Cover with plastic wrap, and place in refrigerator for at least an hour before cooking or overnight.
  7. At time of cooking, remove meat mixture from refrigerator. Preheat grill to medium high heat.
  8. Shape meat into 1 to 2 inches in diameter balls. Grill for about 15 minutes constantly rotating, or until cooked through.
  9. Serve with a side of Quick Pickled Bahn Mi Slaw and garnish with cilantro and toasted black sesame seeds.
Recipe Notes

Another cooking option: after shaping meatballs, gently flatten them so they become small patties, and you could serve them as sliders with the slaw on top - and maybe on top of a parboiled cabbage leaf cut to the proper size for the slider.

Summer Watermelon Salad

Summer Watermelon Salad


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Summer Watermelon Salad
This is the perfect dish for summer. Anything with watermelon is as summery as it gets! This delicious salad is super easy to make, really lovely to serve, and a guaranteed crowd pleaser!
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Servings
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Instructions
  1. Layer all veggies and feta on 4 plates, drizzle with oil and vinegar, and season with salt and pepper - that's it! Super easy!
  2. To make Paleo: omit feta cheese
Recipe Notes

If you need to prepare in a large bowl so it can be self-served, simply cube or ball the melon instead of cutting it into wedges, dice the heirloom tomato, and then just toss everything in a large bowl!

Better Than Mounds Fat Bombs

Better Than Mounds Fat Bombs


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Better Than Mounds Fat Bombs
These delicious little morsels aren't just indulgent, but GOOD FOR YOU! And chalk full of keto-friendly good fats that will you keep you satiated and full.
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fat bombs
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Cuisine Paleo
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fat bombs
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Instructions
  1. First off, you’ll need a mini-muffin pan and some mini muffin pan parchment paper liners. Line the pan and set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients together except the chocolate and heat over medium heat, turning it down if it’s too hot. You want everything melted and mixed well.
  3. Now spoon the mixture into each muffin liner, then freeze for at least 20 to 30 minutes.
  4. To melt the chocolate, use a double boiler or a stainless bowl over a boiling pot of water.
  5. Once chocolate is melted, bring the frozen coconut mixture muffin pan out of the freezer and divide the chocolate up on top of each one.
  6. Let sit for at least 30 minutes to harden. You CAN put it in the fridge, but the chocolate will sweat.
  7. Can be stored in a sealed container in your pantry for a week.
  8. Serving size is 2 FatBombers and the net carbs are 1 (for both).
Seasonal Veggie Spring Rolls with Thai Almond Butter Dipping Sauce

Seasonal Veggie Spring Rolls with Thai Almond Butter Dipping Sauce


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Seasonal Veggie Spring Rolls with Thai Almond Butter Dipping Sauce
These fresh little spring rolls are super delicious and refreshing - a great warm weather treat that full of nutrients and flavor!
Cuisine Paleo
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Cuisine Paleo
Servings
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Lay softened rice paper flat. Then layer veggies (radish through bean sprouts) in whichever order you desire.
  2. Gently wrap like a burrito - don't worry, it usually takes a few tries till you can get one that looks somewhat decent!
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients (almond butter through sesame oil).
  4. Serve spring rolls with sauce and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Feel free to add more veggies or swap out some we listed for others you prefer! You can add zucchini, avocado, beets, spinach - whatever your heart desires!!

Leanne’s Favorite Food Swaps

Leanne’s Favorite Food Swaps

In life, it’s the little things that count. Not the great big momentous occasions, but the daily moments that all strung together, make up your own personal circle of life. We cannot measure the quality of our lives by the big events like birthday celebrations, weddings, baptisms and graduations. It’s the day-to-day stuff that makes up your life.

This is also true with eating. It’s not just the big meal occasions—dinner out, Thanksgiving, birthday cake and such. Becoming a healthy eater has everything to do with daily decision making over what will go in your mouth, rather than worrying about a special occasion (I say, splurge and enjoy it! The next day, do penance and throw in a little extra exercise and pare a few calories off your daily intake for the next few days.)

But it’s those daily decisions that count; to choose not to drive thru and wait an extra 15 minutes to get home to real food. It’s choosing fruit over donuts; water over soda and not to have that bowl of ice cream watching TV. Those are the little decisions that matter much more so than eating an extra piece of pie at Thanksgiving. Yeah, overindulging is hard on your body and we talk about being “Thanksgiving full” as the ultimate test of fullness, but the daily awareness of what you put in your body is what the definitive cause and effect of how your body looks, feels and operates.

Sometimes it’s easy (like the above example of fruit over donuts). Other times, it’s harder to know what to do. Here are some easy swaps to help you to save calories, your health and your sanity, too, so you know that what you’re doing will make a difference!

Instead of a blueberry muffin (which, let’s be honest, is really a cupcake with blueberries in it!) have a cup of Greek yogurt with 1/2 a cup of blueberries stirred in. Save yourself 249 calories (and some considerable carbs!).

Instead of a 2 slices of whole wheat bread, have 1 Orowheat Sandwich Round (whole wheat also), saving yourself 140 calories!

Instead of 1 cup of white rice, have 1/2 cup of brown rice mixed with chopped steamed broccoli. You’ve just saved yourself nearly 100 calories (and ratcheted up the fiber count, too!).

Instead of a pork chop, go for an equal serving of pork tenderloin and save yourself 50 calories (plus a lot of fat grams!).

It’s not that difficult to make a big difference a little bit at a time. Awareness counts as much as calories do. Keep that in mind as you hit the grocery store this week!

Our Dinner Answers menu planner allows you to completely personalize your grocery list and do your grocery shopping from your PHONE! Check it out!

Anti-Inflammatory Magical Midas Milk Recipe

Anti-Inflammatory Magical Midas Milk Recipe


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Anti-Inflammatory Magical Midas Milk Recipe
Our take on the infamous elixir "golden milk" - warm, hearty, spiced, delicious, and great for you!
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
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Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat almond milk in a heavy bottom medium pot over medium heat. Add next 6 ingredients (turmeric through stevia). Whisk together well and keep over heat until hot, be careful NOT to boil.
  2. In a blender, add coconut oil, coconut butter, a little pepper, and pour milk mixture over the top. Blend until smooth and frothy. Serve and enjoy!