A Paleo Cranberry Sauce Does Exist

If you’re already planning to have a major post-Thanksgiving detox, this Paleo cranberry sauce recipe from our friends at PaleoHacks will make your detox so much easier!

Cranberry sauce in a can has a special cult following, but the Jello-like substance that maintains the impression of the ridged can doesn’t hold a candle up to the real stuff. Sorry, we know it’s a touchy debate, but the homemade stuff boasts far more depth of flavor and nixes the obscene amount of corn syrup, both high-fructose and not. Just stuff this recipe into a can if you’ve got can die-hards at your table this Thanksgiving.

Debates aside, cranberry sauce is mercifully very simple to make Paleo. In fact, it’s simple to make, period. It requires you to throw a few ingredients into a sauce pan, boil until the cranberries pop into a sauce, and then leave it alone to set for an hour or so. It also tastes like autumn incarnate, with notes of tart cranberries, maple, orange zest and spice milling about in a sauce suited to top your turkey or eat all on its own.

The trick to getting an adequately thick cranberry sauce is resisting the urge to throw it into the fridge promptly after cooking. When left at room temperature, the pectin released by bursting cranberries will set into a jelly, with sugar helping the firming process along. Of course, if you’re in a time crunch or want to serve the sauce warm, you can make a quick slurry of water and tapioca starch or arrowroot powder and whisk it into the sauce as it cooks. This will thicken it immediately.

Cranberry purists can feel free to omit the oranges (but not the zest, it’s amazing, trust us). If you’re of the opinion that more is always better, add nuts like walnuts, pecans or other festive varieties. Dried fruits like apricots or dates add sweetness and texture, while fresh grapes, pineapple and apple add crunch to your sauce. Have fun and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Paleo Cranberry Sauce

From PaleoHacks

Paleo Cranberry Sauce

Paleo Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

1 12 ounce package cranberries4 small oranges (mandarin, clementine or any variety you prefer)1/2 cup maple syrup1/2 cup coconut sugar1 cup water1 teaspoon cinnamonOptional: tapioca starch or arrowroot powder and water, made into a slurry

A Paleo Cranberry Sauce Does Exist

If you’re already planning to have a major post-Thanksgiving detox| this Paleo cranberry sauce recipe from our friends at PaleoHacks will make your detox so much easier!

Cranberry sauce in a can has a special cult following| but the Jello-like substance that maintains the impression of the ridged can doesn’t hold a candle up to the real stuff. Sorry| we know it’s a touchy debate| but the homemade stuff boasts far more depth of flavor and nixes the obscene amount of corn syrup| both high-fructose and not. Just stuff this recipe into a can if you’ve got can die-hards at your table this Thanksgiving.

Debates aside| cranberry sauce is mercifully very simple to make Paleo. In fact| it’s simple to make| period. It requires you to throw a few ingredients into a sauce pan| boil until the cranberries pop into a sauce| and then leave it alone to set for an hour or so. It also tastes like autumn incarnate| with notes of tart cranberries| maple| orange zest and spice milling about in a sauce suited to top your turkey or eat all on its own.

The trick to getting an adequately thick cranberry sauce is resisting the urge to throw it into the fridge promptly after cooking. When left at room temperature| the pectin released by bursting cranberries will set into a jelly| with sugar helping the firming process along. Of course| if you’re in a time crunch or want to serve the sauce warm| you can make a quick slurry of water and tapioca starch or arrowroot powder and whisk it into the sauce as it cooks. This will thicken it immediately.

Cranberry purists can feel free to omit the oranges (but not the zest| it’s amazing| trust us). If you’re of the opinion that more is always better| add nuts like walnuts| pecans or other festive varieties. Dried fruits like apricots or dates add sweetness and texture| while fresh grapes| pineapple and apple add crunch to your sauce. Have fun and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Paleo Cranberry Sauce

From PaleoHacks

Paleo Cranberry Sauce

Paleo Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

1 12 ounce package cranberries4 small oranges (mandarin| clementine or any variety you prefer)1/2 cup maple syrup1/2 cup coconut sugar1 cup water1 teaspoon cinnamonOptional: tapioca starch or arrowroot powder and water| made into a slurry

Start Your Day With This Fall-Flavored Apple and Ginger Smoothie

The following post was originally featured on Delish Knowledge and written by Alex Caspero, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.

Green smoothie, you’ve come at just the right time.

What is it about traveling? Despite my absolute best intentions, it’s almost impossible to keep up my healthy patterns whenever I set foot outside of my zip code. I spent the weekend in Nashville for the annual dietetics conference, and while you’d think it would’ve been easy to get in my five-a-day around a bunch of RDs, that proved to not be the case.

With multiple cocktail parties and celebratory dinners each night, it’s a fair assessment that my diet for the past 36 hours has been a mix of mostly wine, cheese, and samples from the hundreds of expo vendors. In other words, I need a green smoothie stat.

I woke up this morning with a hankering for another satisfying meal and turned to this smoothie. Apple, spinach, hemp seeds, ginger, and grapes. A smattering of the produce that was still left in the drawer from before I left happened to create the most Fall-worthy green smoothie. Gentle heat from the freshly ground ginger with a crispness thanks to the apple and tart green grapes.

Getting back on track is what’s most important by finding balance between the nutritious and overindulgent. With my Autumn green smoothie in hand, I’m ready to conquer the week.

To learn more about this recipe, check out Delish Knowledge.

Apple Green Ginger Smoothie

From Delish Knowledge

Apple Green Ginger Smoothie

Apple Green Ginger Fall Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

2 cups chopped apples1/2 cup white grapes2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger2 tablespoons hemp seeds1 1/2 cups almond milk1 cup spinach1 cup ice

Start Your Day With This Fall-Flavored Apple and Ginger Smoothie

The following post was originally featured on Delish Knowledge and written by Alex Caspero| who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.

Green smoothie| you’ve come at just the right time.

What is it about traveling? Despite my absolute best intentions| it’s almost impossible to keep up my healthy patterns whenever I set foot outside of my zip code. I spent the weekend in Nashville for the annual dietetics conference| and while you’d think it would’ve been easy to get in my five-a-day around a bunch of RDs| that proved to not be the case.

With multiple cocktail parties and celebratory dinners each night| it’s a fair assessment that my diet for the past 36 hours has been a mix of mostly wine| cheese| and samples from the hundreds of expo vendors. In other words| I need a green smoothie stat.

I woke up this morning with a hankering for another satisfying meal and turned to this smoothie. Apple| spinach| hemp seeds| ginger| and grapes. A smattering of the produce that was still left in the drawer from before I left happened to create the most Fall-worthy green smoothie. Gentle heat from the freshly ground ginger with a crispness thanks to the apple and tart green grapes.

Getting back on track is what’s most important by finding balance between the nutritious and overindulgent. With my Autumn green smoothie in hand| I’m ready to conquer the week.

To learn more about this recipe| check out Delish Knowledge.

Apple Green Ginger Smoothie

From Delish Knowledge

Apple Green Ginger Smoothie

Apple Green Ginger Fall Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

2 cups chopped apples1/2 cup white grapes2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger2 tablespoons hemp seeds1 1/2 cups almond milk1 cup spinach1 cup ice

26 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes ¡ª?All Paleo Approved

26 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes u2014u00a0All Paleo Approved

By now| we’re all well aware that there are an infinite number of pumpkin recipes you can whip up for Fall| so why not add a couple more to your list? Thanks to our friends at PaleoHacks| here are 26 more pumpkin recipes| these being all Paleo| to drool over.

Fresh pumpkin is creamy perfection and made all the more fun when you get to prepare it from scratch. Canned and pureed pumpkin are great alternatives for those times when you crave creamy squash.

Pumpkin is rich in antioxidants and vitamins such as vitamin A and C| which play a key role in skin health| immunity| and inflammation| which will help to build a healthy strong body. All the more reason to eat this bright orange fruit!

Check out these 26 pumpkin recipes that will have you drooling over every bite.

| Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins

When making nutrition lifestyle changes| the occasional baked good can be just the thing to ease the transition or to win over reluctant kiddos. These Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins will do the trick!

| Pumpkin Pie

The classic pie takes a healthy twist with a nutritious recipe that will certainly hit the spot for a holiday treat. Your family will love every bite!

| No-Bake Pumpkin Tarts

Featuring a sweet pumpkin filling and a grain-free crust| these mini pumpkin pies are a quick and easy seasonal dessert that are lighter on your waistline. Naturally sweetened with fiber-rich dates| this simple pumpkin filling can be whipped up in a blender in minutes!

| Pumpkin Cheesecake

Oh WOW! Just take a look at the pictures and you will be salivating over every bite. This recipe is gluten-free| egg-free| dairy-free| and refined sugar-free| making it an ideal choice for a decadent dessert on a special occasion.

| Ooey Gooey Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

Get your dose of decadence with these chewy chocolate and pumpkin bars.

| Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Fries

Weu2019ve tried traditional fries| sweet potato fries| and parsnip fries| so why not try pumpkin fries for a sweet and spicy kick to meals?

| Paleo Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

A cute twist on the original pie. These Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes have no flour| and are refined sugar-free| dairy-free| and egg-free. You can whip them up pretty fast!

| Pumpkin Tartlets

With the silky texture of pumpkin pie in an all-natural| health-conscious| no-bake| easy-to-make| individually portioned format| these amazing tartlets are definitely something to make over the weekend.

| How to Make the Best Pumpkin Soup Ever

Learn handy tips to make delicious soups that will satisfy every time. PaleoHacks has you covered!

| Starbucks Copycat Pumpkin Scones

Never feel that you are “”missing out”” on those sweet baked goodies at Starbucks when you can make your own which taste amazing and are much kinder to the body.

| Pumpkin Creme Bars

For some sugar and spice and all things nice| give these Pumpkin Creme Bars a whirl. These are dairy-free| gluten-free| and topped with chocolate u2014 are you convinced yet? Mouth-watering snacks that the kiddies will love!

| Pumpkin Pie Milkshake With Cinnamon Maple Coconut Whipped Cream

For all the pie haters and baking haters . . . for all the pumpkin lovers . . . for the milkshake fanatics . . . this recipeis for you.

| Pumpkin Chai Tea Latte

Chai adds sweet and spicy flavors to a creamy pumpkin “”latte””| making this drink a decadent treat| all whilst being dairy-free. Top with whipped cream| and you wonu2019t miss drinking a fancy coffee shop drink at all.

| No-Bean Paleo Pumpkin Hummus

Zucchini is absolute magic for a no-bean hummus. In this recipe it pairs perfectly with pumpkin to create a creamy dip that will have you diving in with those celery sticks!

| Raw Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Toss this pumpkin seed pesto with zucchini noodles| veggies| or big fresh salads for an alternative to the traditional pesto.

| Pumpkin Enchilada Sauce

Use this enchilada sauce mixed with vegetables in a saucepan| roasted with veggies in a bake| or in a homemade soup.

| Spicy Honey Roasted Pumpkin

Forget the puree and go straight for sliced-up fresh pumpkin| especially when you try this roasted and spiced pumpkin recipe.

| Steamed Pumpkin and Bok Choy With Ginger Sesame Sauce

Red kuri squash (Hokkaido pumpkin) and baby bok choy are lightly steamed and served with a ginger sesame sauce in this easy side dish. Each slice comes out of the steamer completely fork-tender in less than 15 minutes| ready to soak up the spicy ginger and sesame-infused sauce.

| Oven Baked Pumpkin Chipotle Fries

The key to these is tossing them with a good spice blend. The chipotle chili powder will give a fiery kick for a great healthy side dish at dinner.

| Quick Pumpkin Curry

A quick curry full of flavor! Youu2019re in total control of the flavor and ingredients with this one. Grab any veggies you have on hand| even frozen veggies if you want to skip the chopping process!

| Paleo Pumpkin Ice Cream

This ice cream recipe is a sweet reminder of pumpkin cheesecake and the dates give it an amazing warm| sweet finish.

| Easy Pumpkin Custard

If youu2019re a serious pumpkin lover who enjoys creating desserts| then you will love this custard recipe. Packed with healthy fats from coconut and vitamins from the pumpkin| this will be a healthy treat once in a while.

| 5-Ingredient Pumpkin Pie Fudge

This fudge has a pie-like smooth| dense| and oh-so-creamy consistency. The flavor is identical to pumpkin pie| with subtle sweetness and an abundance of warming spices that lure you in for piece after piece. (Just be careful not to eat it all in one sitting!)

| Spicy Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Dip

A quick and easy Paleo-friendly dip that requires no food processor! A combination of spices| sweet potato| and pumpkin for a delicious sweet| salty| and spicy side.

| Pumpkin Seed Energy Bars

These Paleo energy bars are naturally sweetened and pack hearty nuts and pumpkin seeds to keep you satisfied throughout the day.

| Paleo Pumpkin Coconut Smoothie

This Paleo pumpkin coconut smoothie recipe is creamy| sweet| and delicious without any dairy or added sugar. Itu2019s a quick and healthy breakfast shake!