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Sweet Potato Pizza Bites (Paleo, Whole30) – Make Spider Toppings for Halloween!

These Paleo and Whole30 Sweet Potato Pizza Bites are so fun and easy to make, and you can even make spooky shapes with the toppings for Halloween!

Sweet Potato Pizza Bites

You ready for the cutest and the most delicious snack for a party? From my experience, the most popular appetizers at get-togethers are finger foods that you can enjoy a bite at time. That way, you aren’t overcommitting to one dish and you can taste a little bit of everything.

Sweet Potato Pizza Bites Recipe

These mini Sweet Potato Pizza Bites are the perfect snack for those get-togethers and they are packed with all the good-for-you ingredients without any dairy or gluten. Not only that, they are fun and easy to make, and you can even get your kids involved because the steps are pretty simple. If you are a sweet potato lover, I know you’ll love this recipe!

Make Spider Toppings for Halloween!

Not only are these Sweet Potato Pizza Bites great any time of the year, you can get festive over Halloween by making fun shapes with black olives. Making little spiders with them is actually quite easy to do, and they actually end up look super creepy and realistic.

I mean… what kid wouldn’t go crazy for these? If these are TOO creepy, you can even make jack-o’-lantern faces like I did with these Halloween deviled eggs! Aren’t they so much fun?

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Choose Your Own Toppings!

I’m a huge fan of the pepperoni and olives combo, but if aren’t, you can, of course, choose your own toppings and put anything you want on these Sweet Potato Pizza Bites. Some of my other favorites are: bacon, mushrooms, arugula, prosciutto, and real cheese if your digestion has no problem with it.

The sweet potato crust is quite sturdy, but make sure the toppings aren’t too heavy, because you’ll want to be able pick these up in one hand without the crust falling apart!

Sweet Potato Pizza Bites

Sweet Potato Pizza Bites (Paleo, Whole30)

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 pizza bites
Calories: 81 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

These Paleo and Whole30 Sweet Potato Pizza Bites are so fun and easy to make, and you can even make spooky shapes with the toppings for Halloween!

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Ingredients

Sweet Potato Crust

Cashew Cheese

Pizza Toppings

  • 1/4 cup marinara sauce sugar free
  • 12 pepperoni slices sugar free
  • black olives
  • Optional garnish: red pepper flakes, basil leaves, garlic powder, or your favorite topping

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and grease it lightly.

  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  3. Place sweet potato chunks and coconut flour in the food processor and blend until the mixture becomes a fine texture.

  4. Add egg, olive oil, sea salt, and garlic powder, and pulse until the dough becomes pasty.

  5. Scoop out 2 tablespoons of the dough on the parchment paper and use your hands to shape into a circular crust that's about 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick. Repeat with the rest of the dough.

  6. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.

  7. While the crust is baking, make the cashew cheese by blending all ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy. Add more water if the consistency is too thick.

  8. Once the crust is done baking, top with 1 tsp marinara sauce.

  9. Add the cashew cheese (you might not use all of it), then top with a slice of pepperoni.

  10. Add black olive slices, or for Halloween, cut the olives into shapes for spiders before adding them. 

  11. Place back in the oven and bake for another 5 minutes. 

  12. Sprinkle with your favorite toppings, then enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Pizza Bites (Paleo, Whole30)
Amount Per Serving (1 pizza bite)
Calories 81 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 207mg 9%
Potassium 106mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 31.6%
Vitamin C 1.3%
Calcium 0.7%
Iron 3.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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White Chicken AIP Chili (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

This hearty and comforting White Chicken AIP Chili comes together in 30 minutes, and it’s perfect for a delicious weeknight meal!

As Fall approaches (seriously, why does summer go by SO fast??), it’s starting to become soup season. While I love using the slow cooker or the Instant Pot to make my soups and stews, some recipes are just so quick and easy that you don’t need to pull out the gadgets. You just need the stovetop to pull together a delicious meal, and this White Chicken AIP Chili is one of those recipes.

White Chicken AIP Chili Recipe

I actually made this AIP Chili a while back when my mom was visiting me over last winter. I wanted to make some kind of soup for her, but my mom has rheumatoid arthritis (an autoimmune disease) so I like to cook her AIP recipes when she’s visiting. This is why AIP cooking is so near and dear to my heart.

This White Chicken AIP Chili came together super quickly and was so delicious, even without any kind of chili actually in the ingredients! The toppings really make this dish so definitely add some extra texture and flavors to the soup with some of your favorite garnish. My mom couldn’t stop raving about how much she loved it!

30 Minute Meals for the Paleo AIP Cookbook

I’m sharing this White Chicken AIP Chili recipe as a mini teaser for a community cookbook I contributed to: 30 Minute Meals for the Paleo AIP. I’m so excited to share this ebook, which contains 120 complete meal recipes that are:

  • 100% AIP compliant.
  • ready from start to finish in 30 minutes or less!
  • family friendly. All recipes serve 4 people.
  • made with “basic” ingredients that are budget friendly. There are no expensive pre-made store bought ingredients!

This community cookbook was put together by 40 bloggers, including myself, and is the brainchild of Jaime Hartman of Gutsy by Nature. We couldn’t be more proud of how amazing the book tuned out, filled with simple and easy recipes that anyone can follow!

The AIP diet, or the autoimmune protocol, means that every recipe is:

  • Gluten free
  • Grain free
  • Dairy free
  • Egg free
  • Nightshade free
  • Nut and seed free
  • Refined sugar free
  • Made from whole, nutrient-dense, unprocessed foods.

So, even if you aren’t following the AIP diet, the book may help you if you are looking to nourish yourself with anti-inflammatory foods on a budget and/or time-constraint!

Check out 30 Minute Meals for the Paleo AIP Cookbook

White Chicken AIP Chili (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 526 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This hearty and comforting White Chicken AIP Chili comes together in 30 minutes, and it's perfect for a delicious weeknight meal!

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Ingredients

  • 1 onion
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1.5 lbs boneless chicken thighs or breasts
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cups bone broth
  • 2 limes
  • 1 14-oz can of full-fat coconut milk
  • Optional: cilantro, green onion, plantain chips, avocado for garnish

Instructions

  1. Dice onion, chop celery, and mince garlic cloves.
  2. Heat coconut oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, and garlic and cook stirring for 5 minutes.
  3. Push the veggies to the side then add the chicken. 

  4. Season with dried oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt.

  5. Cook for 5 minutes, until chicken is browned on all sides.
  6. Add the bone broth to the pot and squeeze in juice from limes, and bring to boil.
  7. Lower heat to medium-low, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  8. Remove chicken and transfer to a bowl, then use 2 forks to shred it completely.
  9. Add the chicken back to soup, then add coconut milk.
  10. Increase heat to medium-high, then boil for 10 minutes until the soup is slightly reduced and thickened. 

  11. Garnish as desired.

Nutrition Facts
White Chicken AIP Chili (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 526 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 52%
Saturated Fat 25g 125%
Cholesterol 161mg 54%
Sodium 856mg 36%
Potassium 825mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 5g
Protein 44g 88%
Vitamin A 2.9%
Vitamin C 19.5%
Calcium 6.6%
Iron 18.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Salsa Verde Paleo Pulled Pork Casserole (Whole30, Low Carb)

This Salsa Verde Paleo Pulled Pork Casserole is a great way to use up leftover pulled pork, and you’ll love how flavorful and delicious it is! It’s also low carb and Whole30 friendly.

Salsa Verde Paleo Pulled Pork Casserole

Ever since I made an endless amount of Instant Pot Pulled Pork with Dry Rub, I’ve been using the leftovers in all ways possible. It’s super yummy, but I can only eat so many pulled pork salads and tacos in a week, and I honestly don’t want to freeze any because we’ll be moving soon.

So to change up the flavors and make the leftovers a bit more exciting, I made this Salsa Verde Paleo Pulled Pork Casserole and I couldn’t be happier with the result.

Salsa Verde Paleo Pulled Pork Casserole Recipe

In this yummy recipe, pulled pork is combined with cooked cauliflower rice, then baked in a delicious and creamy salsa verde sauce to create a comforting and spicy casserole. If you don’t really like spicy flavors, you can use mild salsa verde instead and omit the optional jalapeño slices.

The eggs used in the sauce binds everything together so you don’t need to worry about having a watery casserole, which I get annoyed with when that happens. I like my casseroles thick and not falling apart when I’m serving it, thank you very much.

Salsa Verde Paleo Pulled Pork Casserole

Salsa Verde Paleo Pulled Pork Casserole

Other Add-in Options for This Recipe

This Salsa Verde Paleo Pulled Pork can be easily customized if you want to add other ingredients or make substitutions. You can always use shredded chicken for the protein instead of pork.

I think red bell peppers and chopped tomatoes are great too add in if you are looking to up your vegetable intake. If you love spicy food, you can even stir in chopped jalapeño peppers or additional hot sauce to the sauce mixture. If you can handle dairy (lucky you!), some high-quality cheese will also make it seriously delicious.

There are so many ways to switch up this dish to fit your liking, but if you don’t want to experiment, you’ll love the original recipe because it has a ton of flavors and textures that you won’t mind eating it all week!

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Salsa Verde Paleo Pulled Pork Casserole (Whole30, Low Carb)

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 347 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This Salsa Verde Paleo Pulled Pork Casserole is a great way to use up leftover pulled pork, and you'll love how flavorful and delicious it is! It's also low carb and Whole30 friendly.

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Ingredients

  • 1 medium head of cauliflower or 4 cups of pre-riced cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 cups leftover pulled pork preferably minimally seasoned
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa verde
  • 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp tapioca starch
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • Optional: Sliced jalapeño peppers, sliced avocado, and/or cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease an 8x8 baking dish.

  2. If your cauliflower isn't riced, quarter the head of cauliflower and remove the stems. Grate the florets with a box grater, or place the florets in a food processor and process into small crumbles that resemble rice.

  3. Heat coconut oil or ghee in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes.

  4. Add cauliflower rice and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes.

  5. Turn off heat and add in pulled pork. Stir together.

  6. Transfer the cauliflower and pulled pork mixture into the prepared baking dish.

  7. In a separate bowl, whisk together salsa verde, coconut milk, nutritional yeast, tapioca starch, eggs, cumin, salt, and pepper.

  8. Pour over the cauliflower rice and mix well.

  9. Bake for 1 hour.

  10. Remove from oven and let it cool with 10 minutes.

  11. If using, top with jalapeño peppers, avocado slices, and/or cilantro before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Salsa Verde Paleo Pulled Pork Casserole (Whole30, Low Carb)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 347 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 161mg 54%
Sodium 1014mg 42%
Potassium 906mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 7g
Protein 34g 68%
Vitamin A 13%
Vitamin C 22.8%
Calcium 4.7%
Iron 13.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
What Great Grandma Ate / Jean Choi is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
 
Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.