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Chocolate Almond Butter Collagen Fat Bombs

Whether you are keto or on a low-carb diet, these Chocolate Almond Butter Collagen Fat Bombs make a great craving-killing snack or dessert!

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Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Collagen Fat Bombs

I’m not much of a snacker. I like to eat 3 solid meals each day, and make them big enough so I don’t get hungry in between them. I don’t eat a ketogenic diet, but I do like to keep it lower in carbs and higher in fat and protein because that’s what makes me feel great. I used to have a blood sugar imbalance back in the days when I used to eat a super high sugar diet, so healing myself through quality fats and protein has made such a huge difference in my health.

While I try to avoid desserts and I don’t even crave them anymore ever since overhauling my diet, I do like a piece chocolate once in a while after a meal. My favorite go-to has been these Chocolate Almond Butter Collagen Fat Bombs that are sugar free but chock full of healthy fats and protein!

Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Collagen Fat BombsPaleo Chocolate Almond Butter Collagen Fat Bombs

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One of my favorite products I’ve tried so far is their Hydrolyzed Collagen from grass-fed pasture-raised cows. I’ve been putting it in my coffee every morning, hot or iced, and it dissolves easily into liquids so you can add them easily to recipes like these fat bombs. You can’t tast them and I love that I’m getting high-quality protein (literally, the only ingredient in it is Hydrolyzed Collagen!). My hair and nails have been growing like crazy ever since I started taking collagen.

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  • Improve Skin Health
  • Promote Younger, Firmer Skin
  • Support Joint Health
  • Improve Gut Function and Digestion
  • Keep Excess Inflammation in Check
  • Build and Restore Muscle
  • Support a Healthy Metabolism
  • Keep Appetite In Check
  • Promote Healthy Brain Function
  • Promote Deeper Sleep

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Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Collagen Fat Bombs

I love that I was able to amp up the nutrients in these fat bombs with the addition of collagen, and they turned out so rich, chocolate-y, and delicious. Because of their high fat and protein content, just one of these Chocolate Almond Butter Collagen Fat Bombs will kill your sugar cravings and keep you satiated until the next meal. I didn’t feel the need to add any sweeteners but you can add a bit of honey or maple syrup if you want!
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Chocolate Almond Butter Collagen Fat Bombs
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  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup coconut butter
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • 3 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅛ tsp sea salt
  • Optional: sweetener of your choice
  • ¼ cup grass-fed collagen
  1. In a small saucepan, heat coconut oil, coconut butter, and almond butter, over low heat until melted.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir together.
  3. Pour the mixture in a silicon mold of your choice. Freeze for 20 minutes until the fat bombs harden. Store in the freezer or the refrigerator.
  4. If you don't have a silicon mold, you can pour the mixture in a small pan, freeze, then cut into bite sized squares.

Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Collagen Fat Bombs (Keto, Whole30)

Paleo Asian Chicken “Noodle” Salad [Video]

Refreshing and filling Paleo Asian Chicken “Noodle” Salad is delicious and low carb, made with carrot and parsnip noodles!

Paleo Asian Chicken Noodle Salad

I eat some kind of salad every single day as a meal, usually lunch. I love getting in some quality nutrients with a big ol’ bowl of veggies, in addition to healthy fats and proteins. Since my meals have to fill me up for several hours since I try to avoid snacking between them, my salads are usually chock full of filling and satiating ingredients that are low in sugar.

I made this Paleo Asian Chicken “Noodle” Salad with exactly that in mind. Plus, I just love Asian flavors that are packed with umami and textures. The tender, juicy chicken in this recipe melds together with the freshness of the parsnip and carrot noodles and the crunchiness of the toasted cashews beautifully.

Paleo Asian Chicken Noodle SaladPaleo Asian Chicken Noodle Salad

This salad reminds me of the papaya salads I had in Thailand. I had it everyday for the week that I was there because it was so delicious and spicy. While this Paleo Asian Chicken “Noodle” Salad isn’t spicy, you can add a bit of spice to it if you’d like with sriracha sauce or spicy pepper flakes. Although I’m a huge fan of spicy, I actually enjoyed this salad as it was and didn’t feel like I needed to add anything to it.

The best thing about this dish is that it gets better and better as it sits and the flavors meld together. I would make a big batch in the beginning of the week and enjoy the leftovers. It’s the perfect recipe for batch-cooking!

Paleo Asian Chicken Noodle SaladPaleo Asian Chicken Noodle Salad

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Paleo Asian Chicken "Noodle" Salad
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Serves: 3-4 servings
  • 1 lb chicken thighs or breasts
  • 1 parsnip
  • 3 carrots
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • Cilantro or basil, for garnish
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Combine all ingredients for the dressing and stir together to mix.
  2. Add 2 tbsp of the dressing to the chicken and massage with your hands to coat evenly. Set the chicken aside to marinate in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  3. Use a spiralizer or vegetable slicer to slice the parsnip and carrots into thin noodle-like strips.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add cashews and cook stirring for 3-4 minutes, until the cashews are browned and toasted. Add to the parsnip and carrot mixture.
  5. Heat coconut oil in the skillet over medium high heat.
  6. Add the chicken in a single layer and cook for 6 minutes on each side until cooked through.
  7. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and slice in bite-sized pieces. Add to the salad.
  8. Add green onions and the rest of the dressing. Stir to mix well.
  9. Add salt and pepper, if needed, and sprinkle sesame seeds and cilantro or basil leaves. Serve immediately or chill before ready to serve.

Asian Chicken (Noodle- Salad (Paleo, Gluten Free, Whole30)

5 Minute Broiled Salmon

This healthy broiled salmon recipe takes only 5 minutes to cook, and there’s barely any prep work. Such an easy peasy weeknight meal!

5 Minute Broiled Salmon

There was a time in my life when I avoided cooking any kind of fish (unless it came in a can). Fish just seemed intimidating and complicated to me, so I only ate them at restaurants or when my mom would cook for me. It seems so silly now because I finally realize that fish is one of the easiest and the quickest meals to prepare, and they are absolutely delicious with some simple spices and a bit of acid like vinegar or lemon juice.

Salmon is my favorite and I try to cook it once a week at home. Now that it’s summer, and the temperature has been hitting the 90s consistently, I want to spend the least amount of time in the kitchen next to a heat source. This is why I love this broiled salmon because it takes 5 minutes to cook, with minimal prep work. I just put together a big raw salad as a side and we are good to go for dinner. My kind of meal.

5 Minute Broiled Salmon5 Minute Broiled Salmon

You can make this 5 minute broiled salmon in any kind of pan, but it’ll work THE BEST on a cast iron skillet. Cast iron skillets retain and distribute heat beautifully, and make the crispiest salmon skin. Some people don’t like to eat the skin, but it’s my favorite part. The husband actually thinks it’s gross, which I don’t mind at all, because I’ll happily eat his portion. More for me.

If you are looking for the easiest recipe on a weeknight, this broiled salmon recipe is a delicious choice. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that you are getting a good dose of healthy omega-3 fatty acids which reduce inflammation and keep your brain happy!

5 Minute Broiled Salmon5 Minute Broiled Salmon

5 Minute Broiled Salmon
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  • 2 tsp coconut or avocado oil
  • 1-1½ lb wild salmon filets, skin on
  • ½ tsp sea salt, divided
  • ¼ tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder (omit for low-FODMAP)
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  1. Turn oven on to broil and set the oven rack about 5-6 inches from the heat source.
  2. Heat coconut or avocado oil in a cast iron skillet (or an oven-safe non-stick pan) over high heat for 3 minutes or until the cooking surface very hot. This step is necessary if you want crispy salmon skin.
  3. In the meantime, pat dry the salmon filets.
  4. Season the skin side with ¼ tsp sea salt. Then turn over the filets so they are skin side down and season the top with the rest of the sea salt, black pepper, oregano, and garlic powder.
  5. Once ready, place the salmon filets in the skillet, skin side down. They should sizzle as they touch the skillet.
  6. Immediately move the skillet into the oven and broil for 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and squeeze lemon juice over the filets before serving.

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5 Minute Broiled Salmon (Paleo, Gluten Free, Whole30)