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Homemade Paleo Pigs in a Blanket

A favorite for both adults and kids alike, learn how to make paleo pigs in a blanket that’s healthier than the original but still super tasty and addicting!

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Pigs in a blanket is a type of dish that I get excited about growing up and even now. There’s something so yummy and comforting about these pillowy bites dipped in a delicious sauce that’s just so addicting. While I can’t enjoy them like I used to because of my gluten intolerance, I can definitely make a paleo version at home using much healthier and cleaner ingredients!

Paleo Pigs in a Blanket Recipe

While you do have to make the dough yourself and can’t use store-bought crescent rolls, this is a fun and easy pigs in a blanket recipe that doesn’t take too long to prep AND only needs 15 minutes in the oven. I was so pleased with the flaky and soft dough that wrapped the mini hot dogs and even my husband (who is a hot dog snob) said these were incredible!

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How to Make Pigs in a Blanket That’s Healthy and Paleo

To make these homemade pigs in a blanket, you first have to make the dough with a combination of grain free flours for best results. I’ve never tried this by substituting with other flours so I can’t guarantee the same results if you make any modifications.

Unlike regular gluten dough, this paleo pigs in a blanket dough will be a little sticky and not as easy to work with. Make sure to let it sit in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to help it firm up, and then roll it out in between 2 parchment papers so it doesn’t stick to any surface. And when you are rolling the hot dogs into the dough, just be a bit more gentle when handling the dough, and it should be fairly easy to do.

Paleo Mini Hot Dogs

Conventional mini hot dogs or lil smokies can contain a lot of weird ingredients and preservatives, so I like to buy this grass fed version. It’s also Whole30-friendly, delicious, and just filled with super clean spices!

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My Favorite Dips For Homemade Pigs in a Blanket

I’m pretty basic when it comes to my dips for any kind of hot dogs. I’m a ketchup girl through and through. If you want to also make ketchup at home and maybe get creative with all the different ketchup varieties you can make, make sure to check out this post for the recipes.

I also think these will be fantastic with some honey mustard sauce (Whole30 version here) or even just plain mustard! What would you dip these homemade pigs in a blanket in or what did you love dipping them in growing up?

I hope you and your entire family enjoy this yummy and easy pigs in a blanket recipe, and let me know how you like them in the comments if you try them out!

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Homemade Paleo Pigs in a Blanket

A favorite for both adults and kids alike, learn how to make paleo pigs in a blanket that's healthier than the original but still super tasty and addicting!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword game day appetizer, gluten free appetizer, kid friendly recipe, paleo appetizer
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Dough resting time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 386kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine all ingredients, except mini hot dogs, in a large bowl and knead into a sticky dough.
  • Place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes until the dough firms up.
  • Place the dough in between 2 sheets of parchment paper, and roll it out to a thin layer that's 1/8 inch thick.
  • Use a butter knife and score the dough into long triangles that are about 1.5 inch wide x 4 inch tall (see photo in the blog post).
  • Roll each hot dog into the triangle dough starting from the widest part. Repeat with the rest of the dough and hot dogs.
  • Place on the lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Serve with your favorite dippings sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving (makes 4) | Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 694mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 0.8% | Vitamin C: 0.2% | Calcium: 2.9% | Iron: 8.6%
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30+ Paleo Halloween Treats

This roundup of over 30 Paleo Halloween treats will help you and your kids celebrate healthily without all the processed junk!

30+ Paleo Halloween Treats

Halloween is one of the most festive times of the year, and if you or your kids love to celebrate with food and treats, you know it’s definitely not easy to stick to a paleo diet during this time. With the rate of diabetes and obesity rising every year in both adults and children, it’s important for us to be mindful of what’s in our food, even during the holidays. So I gathered up some of my favorite paleo Halloween treats recipes from myself and my blogger friends, so you can still enjoy this holiday with fun and yummy eats! Hope you enjoy these healthy paleo Halloween treats.

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Paleo Ghost Truffles by Living Healthy with Chocolate

Paleo Vegan Chocolate Fudge by Texanerin Baking

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Poppers by Rubies & Radishes

Paleo Blueberry Sour Gummies

AIP & Paleo Blueberry Sour Gummies by What Great Grandma Ate

Dark Chocolate Bark Bites by Tasty Yummies

Paleo Coconut Butter Cups by Real Simple Good

Paleo Caramel Apples by The Primal Desire

Paleo Candy Corn Panna Cotta by Rubies & Radishes

Whoopie Pies With Pumpkin Filling by Living Healthy with Chocolate

Chewy Pumpkin Spice Candy by Delicious Obsessions

Dark Chocolate Nut Butter Cups by Tasty Yummies

Sea Salted Cookie Dough Bark by Recipes to Nourish

Paleo Chocolate Marshmallows by Texanerin Baking

Paleo Halloween Tombstone Cookies by Thriving on Paleo

Paleo Twix Candy Bar by Living Healthy with Chocolate

Mini Pumpkin Tarts by What Great Grandma Ate

Paleo Pumpkin Snickerdoodles by Real Simple Good

No Bake Healthy Almond Joy Bars by Whole New Mom

Paleo Mounds Candy by Oh Snap! Let’s Eat!

Pumpkin Pie Bites by Clean Eating Kitchen

Almond Butter Pumpkins by Living Healthy with Chocolate

Chocolate Orange Truffles by Delicious Obsessions

Chocolate Sunflower Freezer Fudge by Recipes to Nourish

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Clusters by Paleo in PDX

Paleo Almond Joy Cookies by Real Food with Dana
Jack O'Lantern Halloween Deviled Eggs

Jack O’Lantern Halloween Deviled Eggs by What Great Grandma Ate

Paleo Chocolate Covered Apples by Thriving on Paleo

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies by Strength and Sunshine

Clean Eating Pumpkin Spice Ghost Snacks by The Gracious Pantry

Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Butter Cups by Tasty Yummies

Apple Cinnamon Cookies by Real Simple Good

30+ Allergen-Free Healthy Back-to-School Snacks

Check out over 30 healthy back-to-school recipes to make packing lunch a breeze. They are all free of common allergens, but still super delicious and kid-friendly!

30+ Allergen-Free Healthy Back-to-School Snacks

Happy August! That means it’s almost back-to-school time for anyone with kids. I don’t have kids myself, but I have received several requests for healthy kid-friendly snacks that can be easily portable in the lunch box.

So I asked for help from my fellow talented bloggers so I can put together this roundup of allergen-free and delicious recipes that even adults will love. Hope you enjoy these adorable treats and I hope it makes back-to-school time a bit easier and more fun for you and your little ones!

Allergen Free Back to School Snacks

Pumpkin Custard in a Jar by Eat Beautiful

Grain-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins by The Real Food Dietitians

Grain-Free Banana Nut Muffins by And Here We Are

Spiced Bacon Cashews by What Great Grandma Ate

Allergen Free Back to School Snacks

‘Cheese’ Pizza Kale Chips by The Real Food Dietitians

Paleo Apple Bacon Muffins by What Great Grandma Ate

Winter Squash “Fruit” Leather by Eat Beautiful

Low-Carb Cauliflower Hash Browns by Eat Drink Paleo

Allergen Free Back to School Snacks

Strawberry Men by I Heart Umami

Maple Apple-Cinnamon No-Bake Treats by Today in Dietzville

Honey Orange Fruit Snacks by Delicious Obsessions

Sweet Lime Plantain Chips by Plaid and Paleo

Paleo Pickle Deviled Eggs

Pickle Deviled Eggs by What Great Grandma Ate

Blueberry Pudding Cake by On Diet and Health

Dill Chicken Salad by Peace, Love and Low Carb

Paleo Banana Pecan Muffins by Pure and Simple Nourishment

Allergen Free Back to School Snacks

Coconut Honey Joys by Eat Drink Paleo

Tahini Molasses Cookies by And Here We Are

Paleo Pumpkin Hummus by What Great Grandma Ate

Tiger Nut Trail Mix by Today in Dietzville

Allergen Free Back to School Snacks

Mocha Almond Kind Bars by Plaid and Paleo

Caramelized Onion Bacon Dip by What Great Grandma Ate

Babaganoush by And Here We Are

Basic Gummies by Whole Daily Life
Allergen Free Back to School Snacks

Homemade Baked Veggie Chips by Delicious Obsessions

Apple Pie Spiced Apple Chips by Plaid and Paleo

Sweet Potato Croquettes With Ham Hock by Eat Drink Paleo

Roasted Honey Dijon Pecans by Pure and Simple Nourishment

Allergen Free Back to School Snacks

No-Bake Apricot Almond Coconut Energy Bars by The Real Food Dietitians

No-Jello Chocolate Pudding Cups by Today in Dietzville

Spiced Maple Rosemary Mixed Nuts by What Great Grandma Ate

Plantain Chips by Delicious Obsessions

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