Grilled Chili Lime Chicken & Pineapple Tacos (Paleo, Whole 30)

Grilling season is here, folks! And these grilled chili lime chicken tacos are the perfect way to kick it off.

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Modified Monday: Bacon Apple and Cranberry Salad

I kept the title of this salad pretty generic, but for those of you from Wisconsin, you might recognize this as the Wisco Salad at Ian’s Pizza. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and savory! I go through spurts with this salad where I’ll keep my fridge stocked with cooked chicken and bacon to throw this salad together for lunch. The recipe, as written, will make about three salads.

Paleo Bacon Apple Cranberry Salad // Whole Life Handbook // www.WholeLifeHandbook.com

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No-Recipe Meal Ideas

Maybe you just flat out have too much going on (or are even just too lazy, which is fine) to put a lot of effort in to a meal. Or maybe you are just starting to dabble in to a Paleo or whole food diet and don’t want to get too crazy yet. Or maybe you are a bad cook. This post is for you: No recipes to follow, no measuring, no running to the store last-minute for the ingredient you forgot – just creating flavorful food (that isn’t boring!) to properly fuel your body.

No-Recipe Meal ideas // Whole Life Handbook // www.WholeLifeHandbook.com

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Modified Monday: Noodles & Co “Penne” Rosa

Since there is no penne pasta in this recipe, I probably cannot call it “Penne Rosa.” But I don’t know what else to call it. So here we go. 

As you may know, on Mondays I like to share standard recipes I’ve modified to be Paleo and/or Whole 30 approved. This week is a pretty simple one, but I wanted to share it anyways to show you how easy it is to make small tweaks to your favorite recipes to make them healthier.

This recipe from Wholefully is a recreation of Noodles and Co’s Penne Rosa. It’s actually a really great start–I only made a few modifications. The most obvious one is swapping out the pasta since grains are a no-no on Paleo. The swaps I’ve made make this recipe both Paleo and Whole 30 compliant.

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Modified Monday: Paleo/Whole 30 Chick-Fil-A Grilled Nuggets + Dipping Sauce

On Mondays, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite non-Paleo recipes that I’ve made a few tweaks to make them Paleo. This one, in particular, also happens to be Whole 30 approved.

On the surface, Chick-fil-A grilled nuggets seem like a safe choice, but one quick look at the ingredients list will prove you wrong: soybean oil, modified corn starch, sugar, cane molasses (sugar) and dextrose (more sugar)—all things you should avoid in general, but are definitely not allowed on Whole 30. Luckily, a quick Google search brought me to this homemade version from Girls Can Grill.

Paleo + Whole 30 Chick Fil A Nuggets and Dipping Sauce // Modified Monday // Whole Life Handbook // www.WholeLifeHandbook.com

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Maple Mustard Brussels Sprout Salad

I went the first roughly 25 years of my life not eating what are now three of my favorite foods: Bacon, Brussels sprouts and potatoes. What?! My mom would try everything to try to get me to eat potatoes, but it was a no-go. I was never a huge fan of bacon and I don’t think I even saw a Brussels sprout until college. I can’t imagine my life without them, now!

This salad recipe uses two of these foods: bacon and Brussels sprouts. And kale. If we’re being fair, I don’t think I had Kale until my late twenties, either.photo_feb_12_17-06-50-14-pm

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