Paleo (Grain Free) Hot Breakfast Cereal


So I am integrating grains out of my nutrition plan for the time being to see how I respond and I combined literally four different recipes I found on Pinterest to what I had on hand. I made this on Monday and reheated the second portion today and it was just as good! It has Paleo and Whole 30 compliant ingredients!


  • 1/2 cup whole raw almonds
  • 3/4 cup whole raw cashews
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp clarified butter or olive oil
  • 1 medium apple, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 3/4 c. – 2 cups unsweetened almond milk ( you could use coconut milk)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  1. In a quart mason jar, add the nuts and coconut flakes. Add enough filtered water to the jar to cover nuts and coconut by one inch. Add a pinch of salt and cover. Allow the nuts to soak at least 7-8 hours or overnight. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP.
  2. Once soaking time is completed, drain the nuts and coconut flakes in a colander; making sure to rinse them well until water runs clear.
  3. Add the nuts and coconut flakes to the bowl of a food processor. Then, add the banana (break the banana in pieces and add to the top of the nuts).
  4. Pulse the nuts and banana mixture until it forms a fine nut meal, making sure to stop and scrape down the bowl as needed for an even texture. Then, remove bowl from food processor and set aside. (Please note: The more you pulse the less texture your oatmeal will have.)
  5. Add oil or butter to a saucepan over medium heat. Add the chopped apple and nutmeg to the pan and sauté the apples until they begin to soften.
  6. Next, add the almond milk, cinnamon and raisins. Then add the banana-nut meal mixture. Stir well to thoroughly combine.
  7. Bring the “cereal” to a gentle simmer and cook for about 5-6 minutes until it’s thick and creamy. Cook a little longer for softer texture. Makes four servings.


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Chipotle’s Online Meal Planning Tool


So its the new year and you are trying to eat __________ fill in the blank (vegan, paleo, dairy free, etc.) But you LOVE Chipotle. It’s YOUR LIFE 😉


Well you are in luck because today Chipotle launched a special online tool so whether you are lower calorie, lower fat, lower sodium, lower carb, high protein, vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free, Paleo, or no added sugar you can see at a glance what is a “GO FOR IT” or  “NO GO”





There is even a nutrition calculator that you can use to build your item so you know exactly the nutrition info for your unique Chipotle fix.  So what’s your favorite? And yes, I know the guac is extra! 🙂



Instant Pot Paleo Chili

I have been waiting since Prime Day to pick up and Instant Pot! I snagged one on Black Friday and I think I have used it almost every day! Below is the recipe but first a little cooking demo for you!

2 lb ground beef
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic gloves, minced
1 small onion, chopped
2 15 oz cans of fire roasted tomotoes
2 cups organic beef stock
3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 T. chili powder
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp thyme
2 tsp sea salt
 1 1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp of chipotle powder (optional gives it a kick)
Set instant pot to saute and wait tell it says “hot” THIS IS SUPER IMPORTANT
Add  1 tsp of oil then ground beef and brown.
Once beef has browned add onion, garlic and let simmer for a few minutes.
Add the rest of the ingredients in.
Stir well.
Seal the lid and set the mode to manual and set for 35 minutes.
NOTE: If you like firmer potatoes do 30 minutes. I did 35 and the next day my sweet potatoes were a little on the soft side
Make sure the valve is set to sealed.
Once done let it “natural release” in warm mode for 10 minutes.
Stir well and serve.

I portioned out a few for lunches and at the rest that night! For more recipes and fit tips join our community HERE

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Summer Slim Down Fitness & Nutrition Challenge with the New Tracker App!

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Summer is here and I have a spectacular new Fitness and Nutrition Boot Camp coming up, but here is the catch…. I want you to practice the 80/20 rule!!! I don’t want you to go all crazy and give up every sweet treat or glass of wine!!! SAY WHAT?!?!?!?

YES… That is what I said! I want to teach you BALANCE!!! The KEY to long term weight loss and great nutrition is to find the balance between what you want and what YOU REALLY WANT!

It’s about making at least 30 minutes a day of exercise a priority and not feeling guilty for it! It’s about dialing in your nutrition, having amazing support, and a community that won’t let you fail!

No matter what you have going on in the next month, I am going to work with you! Vacations, weddings, weekend trips and more! I’ll teach you the tools to survive them all without undoing all your hard work!

I’m launching the Summer Slim Down Accountability & Support Group on the 27th of June!  For 28 days we are going to work together & I am going to share sample meal plans, give you recipes, meal ideas, snack ideas, daily accountability, motivation, a workout program that will fit your needs and ability level and well balanced nutrition!  You are going to have a community of support to answer your questions 24/7 and the most important thing is that this is MEANT TO BE A LIFESTYLE CHANGE AND NOT A CRASH DIET!  

This group will be run 100% via the FREE Beachbody Challenge Tracker App 

Why will this be awesome???
No need to log onto Facebook or even use a computer/tablet
The App allows you to track your workout, Shakeology, weight, goals, and so much more!
The App keeps you connected to me, you personal coach, and all of the other members of the group to help you stay motivated throughout the challenge
The App even reminds you to workout and drink your Shakeology everyday! I LOVE that part!!!

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As your coach, I’ll suggest the best program to help you reach your goals, share tons of resources, teach you how to meal prep, give you delicious recipes that your whole family will love and support you every step of the way!!!

So, if you are committed and ready to MAKE A CHANGE and you want support along the way then lets do this!

Email me at to join or to see more details and the information to register click HERE