Simple Meals & Cooking Shortcuts!

In this week’s newsletter we’re sharing our favorite simple recipes plus the shortcuts we use to get a HEALTHY and DELICIOUS dinner on the table every night, even when we’re strapped for time and energy!

Our Real Life

We had such a great time camping last weekend that we’re doing it again this weekend! One last hurrah of s’mores, swimming, and campfires before school starts for the boys. We’re also be celebrating Cole’s birthday this weekend… can’t believe we have a 12-year-old!

This camping trip is a yearly tradition for us, and we cherish all the good times and memories we make together. If you’re looking for Paleo camping resources, we have a bunch on the blog, find them —> here!

Schools supplies are gathered, lunch box foods are in the pantry, school open house days were attended… and the last order of business was fresh haircuts! I LOVE that my hairdresser is using Beautycounter’s safer hair care products– she even has the kids’ shampoo and conditioner (which is what the boys use at home too)!

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We got to spend Monday together as a family watching the eclipse- which we thought was amazingly cool! And not only for the science lessons in it, but because there was so much excitement in the air, and everyone around was united around an awesome and historical event!

Our Favorite Shortcut Products

The queen of all time-savers in the kitchen: the Instant Pot! We especially love it for cooking cuts of meat that would normally take hours on the stove or in the oven. It also makes the quickest soups and broth. We wrote a Instant Pot tutorial and FAQ here if you’ve been considering one, but don’t know where to start.

Pizza nights are a favorite in our house, and we often use Simple Mills Pizza Dough Mix for whipping up super quick homemade pizzas. No rolling dough! Just add a few wet ingredients, mix together, smoosh into the pan and add toppings.

We love Tessemae’s Honey Mustard for EVERYTHING! We use it as a chicken marinade and topping, dipping sauce for just about any meat, and a delicious easy salad dressing. It’s made with clean ingredients and has the perfect balance of flavor!

Primal Palate Spice Blends are a cooking game-changer. Not only are they some of the freshest spices you’ll ever taste, but the spice blends make cooking flavorful meals simple and easy. There are so many to choose from- but a few of our favorites are the Garlic and Herb, Super Gyro, and Breakfast Blend!

Paleo Pro-Tip: Quick & Easy Cookbooks

While we love searching for new recipes on the internet, what helps us through the extra-busy times when we just need to get a healthy dinner on the table quickly, is having an arsenal of cookbooks that focus on simple and easy meals. These are our all-time favorites for quick meals!

Real Life Paleo
Paleo Cooking in your Instant Pot
Ready of Not!
Meals Made Simple
Well Fed Weeknights

Each book has a “preview” on Amazon that you can look at for free- a great way to get a sneak peak before you buy, and clicking above on a cover will take you there! Then click on the book image again once you’re in Amazon. We LOVE this feature!

Our Favorite Easy & Simple Recipes

Garlic & Herb Perfect Pork Chops

Halupki Stir Fry

Crispy Oven Wings

Fluffy White Waffles

Orange Coconut Date Truffles


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