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Chocolate Drizzled Paleo Coconut Macaroons

These Chocolate Drizzled Paleo Coconut Macaroons are gluten and refined sugar free, and they’ll be your new favorite healthy dessert that’s super easy to make!

chocolate drizzled paleo coconut macaroons

Hey hey, do you know what’s better than regular macaroons?? Chocolate drizzled paleo coconut macaroons! I really love coconut desserts because the flaky texture is so amazing combined with a sweet flavor. I also love that I don’t have to add too much sugar to them because coconuts are plenty sweet naturally!

Chocolate Drizzled Paleo Coconut Macaroons Recipe

If you are a coconut lover like me, you definitely need to try this recipe. These macaroons are like light and flaky cookies that taste amazing, and the drizzled chocolate on top adds even more of a yummy sweetness to them to make them super addicting.

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The Key to Sturdy Paleo Coconut Macaroons

Macaroons by nature are quite delicate, but in order to help them hold together, make sure to follow these steps when making them:

  1. When forming the balls for the macaroons, make sure they are tightly packed before laying them on the parchment paper. I made the mistake of loosely packing them the first time I made these, and they fell apart when I tried to pick them up at the end.
  2. DO NOT TOUCH the macaroons once they are out of the oven until they are completely cooled. This can take anywhere from 45 to 60 minutes.
  3. Be gentle with handling them afterwards. If you followed the previous 2 steps, they should hold together pretty firmly, but it doesn’t hurt to take extra care when transferring these macaroons to another container.

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Why Just Date Syrup?

I used Just Date Syrup to sweeten these paleo coconut macaroons and they are my new favorite sweetener for desserts or even salad dressing. It’s literally made with only one ingredient, organic medjool dates, and I love the idea of sweetening my food with just fruit. Here are a few other reasons why I love it:

  • It has lower glycemic index than other sweeteners like maple syrup, honey, agave, and refined sugars, which means it won’t dramatically spike your blood sugar.
  • It’s packed with potassium, magnesium, and antioxidants, and you know I’m always looking to up my nutrient intake!
  • It tastes REALLY good! I’m thinking about using this syrup over some paleo pancakes instead of maple syrup, because I love the way it tastes.

Don’t have Just Date Syrup in your pantry just yet? You can just sub with maple syrup for this recipe, and it’ll still turn out delicious. I hope you love this healthy and easy dessert to help you get through the week!

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Chocolate Drizzled Paleo Coconut Macaroons

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Cooling time: 1 hour
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 22 macaroons
Calories: 106 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

These Chocolate Drizzled Paleo Coconut Macaroons are gluten and refined sugar free, and they'll be your new favorite healthy dessert that's super easy to make!

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Combine Just Date Syrup, vanilla extract, egg whites, and sea salt a large bowl, and whisk together until frothy.

  3. Add in shredded coconut, and stir together. 

  4. Using rounded tablespoons or 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoops, scoop the mixture then space them out evenly on the parchment paper. Make sure to pack the scoops firmly.

  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown.

  6. Remove from the oven and let the macaroons cool completely on the parchment paper, about 1 hour.

  7. While the cookies are cooling, use a double boiler or a heat-safe bowl nestled on top of a pot of simmering water to let the chocolate chips heat up and melt.

  8. Stir until it becomes a smooth consistency. You can also use the microwave to melt the chocolate.

  9. Once the cookies are cooled, use a fork to drizzle the melted chocolate over the macaroons.

  10. Let the chocolate cool and firm up, then enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Drizzled Paleo Coconut Macaroons
Amount Per Serving (1 macaroon)
Calories 106 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Sodium 25mg 1%
Potassium 115mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 0.5%
Iron 3.4%
* 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.
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.

Spinach and Chicken Paleo Stuffed Peppers (Whole30, Keto)

Not only are these Spinach and Chicken Paleo Stuffed Peppers Whole30 and keto-friendly, they are deliciously creamy and so fun to eat, even kids will love it!

Spinach Chicken Paleo Stuffed Peppers

Ever since you guys expressed how much you love my Pizza Stuffed Peppers, I’ve been looking to create another paleo stuffed peppers recipe that’s different but still full of flavor. Not only are stuffed peppers fun and easy to make, they are REALLY fun to eat, especially for little hands!

Spinach and Chicken Paleo Stuffed Peppers Recipe

This Spinach and Chicken Paleo Stuffed Peppers recipe came together by accident because I was thinking of ways to use up whatever meat and veggies we had left in the fridge. I honestly just threw everything together to come up with it, and it’s crazy but that’s how some of my reader favorite dishes are created!

Chicken and spinach are cooked in creamy coconut milk, combined with delicious spices that add a slightly cheesy and decadent flavor to the filling without dairy. It’s then thickened with tapioca starch and stuffed into bell peppers, and everything is baked together until the peppers are perfectly cooked!

Spinach Chicken Paleo Stuffed Peppers

Spinach Chicken Paleo Stuffed Peppers

Reheating Leftovers

If you end up having leftovers of this Spinach and Chicken Paleo Stuffed Peppers, you can just bake it up in the oven at 375 degrees until it’s heated thoroughly, about 15-20 minutes.

However, I’ve been so busy recently that I’ve just been using the microwave to nuke for 2 minutes. I’m honestly 100% okay with using the microwave, if it means I can still eat a healthy home cooked meal much easily when my plate is full (no pun intended!) on weekdays. As always, don’t let perfect be the enemy of good, especially when it comes to your health!

Spinach Chicken Paleo Stuffed Peppers

I guest posted this Spinach and Chicken Paleo Stuffed Peppers recipe on Lauren Geertsen’s blog, Empowered Sustenance, so go check it out there. I hope you love it as much as I do!:

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE!

Spinach Chicken Paleo Stuffed Peppers