Food this week


I've got a few post planned in draft status but am still trying to figure out life and schedule now that I'm back at work. Priorities after work are seeing Miles, eating good food, working out and sleep. So blogging doesn't quite fit yet! Here's a quick post on what I've been eating this week. If you'd like to see more like this let me know! Also look me up in FB Laura Pappas Health Coaching it's easy to post photos and thoughts there so that is a bit more up to date. Ok breakfasts this week. … [Read more...]

Homemade Almond Milk


Do you buy almond milk from the store?  My husband loves to make smoothies with almond milk but we don't really use it for much else. I decided that rather than spend the $4 on it and get a product that I'm not thrilled about because of the additional additives and emulsifiers that they add to keep the product fresh. I have read that it's easy to make your own, but just have never done it.  So I was inspired to try it.  It is SUPER easy and now something that I do weekly.  My recipe makes … [Read more...]

3 minute Paleo Chia Seed “Pudding”

Chia Pudding 1

Now that I have an infant, I'm looking for fast, easy, no-cook foods to eat.  I had been eating some dairy while I was pregnant, and kept eating it for couple of weeks after baby Miles arrived because it was easy.  I was having full fat greek yogurt with berries and nuts for breakfast, it was quick to eat, had decent protein, and kept me full until lunch.  Then I started having a really fussy baby, and the most common food issue is dairy, so I pulled dairy out of my diet - something I was … [Read more...]

Paleo Plantain Pancakes – Grain and Nut Free

Paleo Pancakes 1

Last weekend I wanted pancakes, the problem with Paleo pancakes is that they take FOREVER to cook and they tend to be a pain to make.  I mean seriously, you think you can make them and eat in less than an hour but that never happens.  Most recipes that have flavor are made with almond flour, which is fine except after the holidays I've been trying to lay off the Paleo Sweets - and a baked good made of almond flour that you top with (real) maple syrup...maybe I should just eat a Paleo cookie … [Read more...]

Sun-butter Drops Recipe – A fun Paleo Treat, Snack, or Breakfast

Sunbutter Drops Ingredients

When I first "went Paleo" one of my favorite Paleo compliant and easy to make treats were what we called Fudge Babies.  I tried another version of these that is nut free, using sunflower seeds and sunflower butter based on a snack made by Greener Partners.  These are grain, legume, and dairy free and two of the variations are also nut free!  If you're making for someone that has a nut allergy, just make sure to make theirs first and keep them separate! These could be an alternative to … [Read more...]