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Creamy Paleo Carrot Soup with Bacon (Whole30, AIP Option)

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This creamy paleo carrot soup is slightly sweet and so comforting, and you’ll love the flavorful crispy bites from the bacon. It’s also Whole30 and AIP friendly!

Creamy Paleo Carrot Soup with Bacon

Now that it’s officially soup weather, I’m sharing my first soup of the season with this Paleo Carrot Aoup with Bacon. There’s something so comforting and cozy about a creamy soup and it’s extra delicious when combined with crispy, salty bacon.

Creamy Paleo Carrot Soup with Bacon Recipe

Not only is this recipe super flavorful, it’s actually really easy and quick and it takes a total of 30 minutes to make! The hardest part is the chopping of the bacon and vegetables and the rest is all done in the pot and the blender. And I recently got a brand new blender that I’m LOVING (it was looooong overdue) so the blending part was super fast as well!

Creamy Paleo Carrot Soup with Bacon
To get your hands on the Calphalon Precision Control™ blender, make sure to go check it out here, or click on the image below!:

Calphalon Precision Control™ Blender

My previous blender was totally beat up and about 6 years old, so I was super excited to check out Calphalon Precision Control™ Blender that’s newly released. I have several Calphalon products at home so I knew how high quality they are and I’m a big fan of this brand.

My favorite part of this blender is that it has self-adjusting, speed-controlled power blades sense the mixture’s thickness and adjust the speed accordingly to thoroughly blend. How cool is that? Not only that, the 1.5 liter jar is BPA-free and dishwasher safe, and it has a powerful 900-watt motor–so necessary for someone who uses kitchen gadgets all the time like me!

Plus, I really love the slick, matte black design, and it looks so good on my countertop.

Creamy Paleo Carrot Soup with Bacon

Where to Purchase a Calphalon Precision Control™ Blender

If you also want to get your hands on my new favorite blender, you can only find them at Target. Calphalon actually has a whole new line of products out, which includes this blender, and you can find all of them here. I’m actually thinking of getting their waffle maker because I’ve been wanting one for so long.

Whole30 & AIP Friendly

Not only is this Creamy Paleo Carrot Soup full of healthy and good-for-you ingredients like vegetables, bone broth, and coconut milk, it’s actually Whole30 compliant and you can make AIP friendly by omitting the ground black pepper and paprika. It’ll still be deliciously flavorful, and you’ll definitely want to serve it as part of your Thanksgiving dinner!

Creamy Paleo Carrot Soup with Bacon

Creamy Paleo Carrot Soup with Bacon (Whole30, AIP Option)

Course: Side Dish, Soup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 255 kcal
Author: Jean Choi
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Ingredients

  • 6 oz sugar-free bacon chopped (about 4 slices)
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 lb carrots chopped
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper Omit for AIP
  • 4 cups bone broth or chicken broth
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • Optional: Chopped fresh parlsey for garnish
  • Optional: Smoked paprika for garnish - Omit for AIP

Instructions

  1. Heat a dutch oven or a large pot over medium heat. 

  2. Add chopped bacon and cook until crispy, about 5 minutes.

  3. Remove the bacon bits with a slotted spoon and set aside. Leave about 2 tbsp of bacon grease in the pot, and save the rest for cooking.

  4. Turn the heat up to medium high and add onion, garlic, carrots, salt, and pepper.

  5. Cook stirring for 5 minutes until fragrant and the onions are translucent.

  6. Add the broth, close the lid, and bring to a boil.

  7. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium low and let it simmer for 10 minutes until the carrots are cooked through.

  8. Pour everything into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy, working in batches if needed. 

  9. Return the soup back to the pot and stir in coconut milk. 

  10. Heat over medium low heat for 5 minutes until everything is heated through. 

  11. Divide the soup into bowls, then garnish with bacon, parsley, and smoked paprika, if using. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Paleo Carrot Soup with Bacon (Whole30, AIP Option)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 499mg 21%
Potassium 415mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 252.8%
Vitamin C 8.3%
Calcium 4%
Iron 9.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Paleo Shrimp Pad Thai

This post was sponsored by Green Giant as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

This gluten free and Paleo Shrimp Pad Thai gives the Thai classic dish a low carb makeover using spiralized carrots for the noodles! 

Gluten Free Paleo Shrimp Pad Thai

Pad Thai is one of those dishes that I really love at Thai restaurants. There’s something about that salty and sweet combo that is just so addicting. However, being gluten free, I sometimes get nervous about ordering Pad Thai when I’m dining out since I’m never sure about the ingredients they use in the sauce and the noodles. This is why I haven’t had it in a long time at a restaurant, and it’s just not worth the stomach bloat and pains that I experience if I’m exposed to gluten.

Well, I’m not too sad about it because I’ve been making variations of it at home that’s healthier and cleaner, and I’ve been having so much fun recreating and experimenting with the flavors that I love so much. One of my favorite grain free and low carb versions is this Paleo Shrimp Pad Thai that’s packed with so much umami and yumminess and I’m so excited to share the recipe with you.

The noodles are made with spiralized carrots, and it couldn’t be easier to prepare with the Green Giant® Veggie Spirals that you can find at the freezer section of Walmart. They are the perfect, gluten free swap-in for traditional pasta, and most importantly, they are made with 100% vegetables and no other preservatives or weird ingredients.

Gluten Free Paleo Shrimp Pad ThaiGluten Free Paleo Shrimp Pad Thai

I especially appreciated the simple cooking instructions: You can either microwave the noodles or sauté them, and then they are ready to eat in soups, salads, or as an entree, easily substituted into any dish that use noodles. I used and followed the sauté method for this recipe and it was perfectly cooked by the end of it.

There are 4 different vegetables that are currently sold under Green Giant® Veggie Spirals: zucchini, carrots, butternut squash, and beets. While I will definitely be trying out all of them, I thought the spiralized carrots would fit best with the flavor profile of this Paleo Shrimp Pad Thai and I wasn’t wrong. This dish came out fabulous and my husband asked for seconds, so it’s definitely a winner!

If you are want to check out Green Giant® Veggie Spirals, you can learn more about where you can find them, along with other fun recipes ideas, here. Because if you are like me, you love cooking with spiralized veggies, but they can be a pain in the butt to prepare and they add to more dishes you have to do. I always appreciate finding out about these new products that make healthy cooking at home so easy and convenient!

Gluten Free Paleo Shrimp Pad Thai

Paleo Shrimp Pad Thai

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 341 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This gluten free and Paleo Shrimp Pad Thai gives the Thai classic dish a low carb makeover using spiralized carrots for the noodles! 

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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup almonds
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil divided
  • 1 lb raw peeled and deveined shrimp preferably wild-caught
  • 1 package of Green Giant® Veggie Spirals Carrot or about 4 cups of spiralized carrots
  • 1/2 onion sliced
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • 2 green onions cut into 1 inch pieces
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • 1 cup mung bean sprouts

Pad Thai Sauce

  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp coconut aminos
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1-2 bird's eye chili pepper, chopped finely omit if you don't like spicy

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the ingredients for the Pad Thai Sauce and set aside. 

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium low heat. 

  3. Add the almonds to the skillet and toast them while stirring frequently until they are golden brown and smell fragrant, about 4-5 minutes.

  4. Remove the almonds from the skillet and chop them roughly. Set aside.

  5. Heat 1 tbsp of coconut oil in the skillet over medium high heat.

  6. When the pan is hot, add the shrimp and onions to the pan. Stir fry for 3 minutes until the shrimp are opaque and the onions are somewhat translucent.

  7. Remove the shrimp and onions from the pan and set aside.

  8. Add 1 tbsp of coconut oil in the same skillet. 

  9. Add Green Giant® Veggie Spirals Carrot. Cover the skillet and let it cook for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure even cooking.*

  10. Push the carrot spirals aside and add the eggs and green onions and let them cook while stirring occasionally until the eggs are almost cooked through, about 1 minute.

  11. Add the the shrimp and onions back in to the pan, with mung bean sprouts and Pad Thai Sauce. Stir together for about 30 seconds.

  12. Remove from heat and toss chopped toasted almonds and cilantro. 

  13. Serve immediately. 

Recipe Notes

*If using fresh spiralized carrots, stir fry uncovered for 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Shrimp Pad Thai
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 341 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 367mg 122%
Sodium 1701mg 71%
Potassium 356mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 7g
Protein 31g 62%
Vitamin A 11.1%
Vitamin C 17.9%
Calcium 23.1%
Iron 20.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Paleo Carrot Mug Cake

When you have a sweet tooth, treat yourself with this yummy dessert for one: Paleo Carrot Mug Cake, made in the microwave in under 5 minutes!

Paleo Carrot Mug Cake

You know on those late nights when you are in the mood for a sweet and delicious snack, and you honestly can’t find anything in the fridge or pantry to eat? I think we’ve all been there at one point. Well, the next time you have those moments, this Paleo Carrot Mug Cake is the perfect treat that you can make in under 5 minutes and you’ll most likely have all ingredients already if you have a paleo or gluten free kitchen.

Paleo Carrot Mug Cake Recipe

If you’ve never heard of a mug cake before, it’s a cake made in a mug cooked in the microwave. You just pour the batter in a coffee mug then nuke it for a minute or 2, and out comes a single serving cake you can finish in one sitting. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

It’s a great way to indulge in something sweet without having to worry that you are overdoing it, because you only make a single serving portion.

Paleo Carrot Mug CakePaleo Carrot Mug Cake

#25carrotgoals Instagram Celebration

This Paleo Carrot Mug Cake recipe is coming to you as part of the #24carrotgoals celebration held by myself and my Instagram friends, to give you inspiration on using carrots in your kitchen in a variety of ways. There are over 60 of us participating, each sharing a carrot recipe that’s delicious, unique, and fun.

Here are some of the other bloggers’ creations who are taking part in this celebration:

Square Meal Round Table’s Rainbow Carrot and Ricotta Tart
The Cooking of Joy’s Candied Carrot Rose Tart
Better with Biscuits’ Carrot Souffle
This Healthy Table’s Beet and Carrot Galette
Always Eat Dessert’s Carrot Cake Squares with Orange Glaze
Figs & Flour’s Thai Peanut Pizza
Fufu’s Kitchen’s Oven Baked Carrot Fries Drizzled with a Tahini Sauce
Flours in Your Hair’s Carrot Pecan Cookies
Hola Jalapeño’s Roasted Carrots with Chipotle-Honey Butter
Worthy Pause’s Paleo Thai Curry Carrot Soup
Something New for Dinner’s Minted Sous Vide Carrots with Balsamic Vinegar and Goat Cheese
More Icing Than Cake’s Spiced Quinoa & Roasted Carrot Salad
Hot Dishing It Out’s Vegan Carrot Whoopie Pies
Katie Bird Bakes’ Carrot Cake Scones
Confetti Kitchen’s Harissa-Roasted Carrots with Lentils and Yogurt
Easy and Delish’s Carrot Spaghetti
Pie Girl Bakes’ Five Spice Carrot Bundt Cakes with Bourbon Cream Cheese Glaze
Smoothies and Sundaes’ Carrot Cake Sourdough
Zestful Kitchen’s Moroccan-Stuffed Portobell
Cosette’s Kitchen’s Sumac Carrot and Feta Salad
Measuring Cups Optionals’ Carrot Curry Soup
Rezel Kealoha’s Turkish Yogurt Carrot Dip
Pies and Prejudice’s Carrot Pie with Maple & Cardamom
Amanda Skrip’s Rainbow Roasted Carrots with Citrus Fennel + Arugula
Baking The Goods’ Roasted Carrot & Herby Feta Galette
Marianne Cooks’ Carrot and Zucchini Mini Muffins with a Cinnamon Frosting
Rumbly in My Tumbly’s Chai Carrot Pie
Cook Til Delicious’ Mini Carrot Cake
What Annie’s Eating’s Roasted Carrots with Herby Carrot Top Salsa Verde
It’s a Veg World After All’s Zesty Sunflower Carrot Spirals
Butter Loves Company’s Iced Carrot Cake Cookies
Le Petit Eats’ Carrot Cake Breakfast Bars w/ Maple Coconut Icing
Smart in the Kitchen’s Curried Carrot Ginger Soup (Whole30)
Cocoa and Salt’s Classic Carrot Cake
Dirty Whisk’s Carrot and Herbed Ricotta Tart
A Modest Feast’s Pomegranate-Molasses-Glazed Carrots With Crispy Chickpeas and Feta
Lemon Thyme and Ginger’s Sweet n’ Spicy Herbed Carrots
Jessie Sheehan Bakes’ Chocolate Carrot Loaf Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Whipped Cream
Prickly Fresh’s Carrot Cake Blondies with Cream Cheese Frosting
Sweet Pillar Food’s Carrot and Date Salad with Tahini Vinaigrette
Mom’s Kitchen Handbook’s Salad with Miso Ginger Carrot Dressing
What’s Karen Cooking’s Spiced Cornbread w/ Carrots, Pecans & Chili Butter
Blossom to Stem’s Caramelized Carrots with Fennel, Ricotta, and Walnuts

Wanna join in on the fun? Just use the hashtag #24carrotgoals on Instagram to share your carrot creations. I’m excited to see what you come up with!

Paleo Carrot Mug Cake

Paleo Carrot Mug Cake

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 362 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

When you have a sweet tooth, treat yourself with this yummy dessert for one: Paleo Carrot Mug Cake, made in the microwave in under 5 minutes!

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients, except the toppings, in a bowl and stir with a fork until there are no clumps.  

  2. Pour into a mug.

  3. Microwave for 1-2 minutes, until cooked through.

  4. Let it cool for 5 minutes, then add your favorite toppings before digging in.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Carrot Mug Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 mug cake)
Calories 362 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 186mg 62%
Sodium 164mg 7%
Potassium 417mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 12g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 105.6%
Vitamin C 2.1%
Calcium 19.3%
Iron 13.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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