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Peach Rosemary Drinking Vinegar Recipe

I tried my hand at making drinking vinegar last week and it was ahhhhmazing! Drinking vinegar (or shrubs) have been around for ages but are having a bit of a resurgence now. They're a combo of fruit, acid (vinegar) and a sweetener (honey). They are a great way to boost stomach acid production naturally, aid in digestion and make the best mocktails ever!

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Cassava Flour "Breaded" Fish Recipe [AIP, GF]

Have you tried cassava flour yet? Cassava flour is made from cassava or yucca, a root veggie used widely in South America and parts of Asia and Africa. The flour is made by peeling, drying and grinding the root. It's gaining popularity as a gluten-free flour alternative and I've been having fun experimenting with it. I made this "breaded" fish recipe and it's now a household favorite. Honestly I think the cassava flour is a better addition than standard breadcrumbs. I hope you enjoy it! 

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How to Build a Delicious Lunch Bowl (AIP)

The way to get out of a boring, healthy eating rut is to get inspired and think outside the box. Next up in the list of inspired lunches is my all time favorite: The Lunch Bowl. Bowls are the best way to get variety and create satisfying, filling, nourishing lunches that you can take on the go. This week's guide is in line with the Autoimmune Paleo Diet.  Depending on your needs and preferences you can add or subtract different proteins, nuts, seeds, gluten-free grains etc. It's up to you! This AIP lunch bowl serves as a great base balanced with protein, good fats, fiber and carbohydrates from veggies for you to customize to your liking. 

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Lizzie's Tasty Chicken Salad Wrap

Who has a "boring salad" for lunch when they want to be healthy? You pull it out of the work fridge and it looks all sad and wilty and your friends are heating up mac and cheese and and bringing back delicious looking pulled-pork sandwiches from the food truck seemingly without a care in the world and you start to seriously resent this stupid, healthy boring salad looking back at you.  Wanna know what I think about that? DEATH TO THE BORING SALAD. I'M DONE WITH IT. Eating healthy does not have to be sad and boring. You do not need to angrily chew carrot sticks and choke down iceberg lettuce. You do not need to sacrifice flavor and fun. You do not need to feel deprived. We need to flip the script on this one and what "healthy" food  looks like. 

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