At Barefoot, you could say we're bonafide broth obsessed. Bone broth has become a staple in paleo kitchens and has been touted for its' health benefits. Bone broth has been know to help heal the gut, keep joints, nails, skin, and hair healthy (thanks to gelatin and collagen), and best of all, it tastes delicious!
You can easily make bone broth at home with one of the varieties of recipes found online, like this one from Primal Palate, but when you don't have time to source the best ingredients or spend time stewing, buying ready to sip bone broth is easy.
Thanks to companies like EPIC, and Kettle & Fire, ready to drink bone broth is available with just a few clicks. EPIC makes their delicious bone broth in Jalapeño Beef, Homestyle Chicken, Turkey Cranberry Sage, and Kettle & Fire have both Beef and Chicken.
Both of these companies make broth like you'd make at home. No added colors, no weird sugars.
We've rounded up some of the most delicious ways to enjoy broth and combined them below as your guide for how to enjoy bone broth when you don't just want to sip it. Enjoy!
Bone Broth Borsch - Classic Russian Beet Soup by Prepare and Nourish -Add some minerals and vitamin C to your day with a classic Russian Borsch made in just 30 minutes.
Paleo Beef Brisket Pho by I Heart Umami - go Pho crazy with this Whole30 version of a comfort food favorite.
Loaded Taco Soup by Living Loving Paleo - because we like tacos in all forms, right?
Rich French Onion Soup by Delicious Obsessions - a classic, plus this recipe even has options for AIP!
Thai Pumpkin Soup by Zenbelly - a pumpkin recipe I can get down with alllll year long.
Puchero, Spanish Bone Broth & Egg Drop Soup by Azahar - simple, filling, nourishing. What more do you need?
Caramelized Butternut Squash with Avocado Cream by the Castaway Kitchen - this sounds like a bunch of things I love all in one.
AIP Nomato Sauce by Grass Fed Salsa - No nightshades? No worries. This nomato sauce is perfect for your pizzas and zoodles alike.
Mini Chicken Pot Pies by Downshiftology - These crispy little pot pies are infused with delicious gut healing broth.
Moroccan Beef Stew with Lemons and Butternut Squash by And Here We Are - exotic flavors have never been so simple and easy, this one is a fall favorite.
Egg Roll in a Bowl by Whole New Mom - because this just sounds fun, right?! AIP friendly too!
Dove & Veggies in Bone Broth Sauce by Flabs to Fitness - because chickens need a break sometimes...
GAPS Intro Stage One Super Gut Healing Gummies by The Family That Heals Together - bone broth in a nourishing treat that's fun to eat (for all ages!)
Posted on November 04, 2017 by Barefoot Provisions
The holidays are my FAVORITE time of the year. Growing up in West Virginia, we had a beautiful four season year with a distinct Fall and Winter. Those times, while sometimes uncomfortably cold, were always my favorite because of the holidays, good food, family, and friends. Now I'm in Texas, and while we don't have four seasons (we have "Winter" which is like fall, hot, and scorching) I can bring back all those nostalgia-inducing seasonal feels with my favorite holiday foods, Paleo Holiday Recipes style.
Below I've rounded up some of my favorite paleo holiday recipes that we've created for the blog over the last few years. I hope these paleo holiday recipes become as beloved in your home as they have in ours!
Holiday Spice Latte - this spiced coffee drink is cozy and warm and perfect for snuggling up to on a cold day.
Mulled Apple Cider Smoothie - if you're like us, it's sometimes a little too warm to cozy up with a hot drink, so this is the perfect sip on those warm winter days.
Cheddar Dates - These primal appetizers will become a staple at your holiday gatherings. Sweet, savory, umami little bites of deliciousness.
Ultimate Green Bean Casserole - This is a Thanksgiving/Christmas dinner favorite that I could eat for breakfast, lunch, or dinner any time of the year. It's creamy, savory, and has all the yummy fried onion flavor you love.
Real Deal Thanksgiving Stuffing - Stuffing/dressing has always been my favorite Thanksgiving food. I would gladly skip the turkey in lieu of a larger serving of the mushy, crunchy, moist, herby, deliciousness.
Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole - Sweet potato casserole was always served at big family dinners in the fall and winter in my family, topped with candied nuts, toasted marshmallows, and all- except ours was filled with sugar. No more!
Crock Pot Apple Pumpkin Butter - This paleo treat is comforting, sweet, and combines your favorite flavors of fall, all in one jar. It's great for topping grass-fed yogurt, paleo bread, and even homemade cookies and pastries. I've been using it as a "dip" for some filled shortbread cookies I whipped up. This easy recipe will become a favorite!
Chocolate Covered Paleo Chow - Did anyone else grow up looking forward to holidays parties for the "Puppy Chow?" My mom didn't make it in our house, but I wasn't a stranger to this AMAZING (yet overly sweet, insanely overindulgent) treat. I've got your cleaned up alternative.
4 Ingredient Chocolate Cereal Bark - I've seen a million and twelve recipes for chocolate barks this past holiday season, paleo and non paleo alike, and figured it was time to create my own chocolatey goodness. This the perfect contribution to a holiday party, family gathering, or just for vegging out and getting cozy in front of a warm fire.
Paleo Gingerbread Raisin Cookies - Move over pumpkin spice, it's GINGERBREAD time. I made these little chewy, cakey, gingerbread treats while waiting to prepare our Thanksgiving feast so I could enjoy them allllll through December. These are a soft and chewy
Paleo Creamsicle Macaroons - a delicious treat from Predominantly Paleo and Zenbelly's Yiddish Kitchen Cookbook!
and last but not least, these Crustless Pumpkin Pie Bites - When you want all the melt in your mouth goodness of pumpkin pie, without the hassle of baking a crust, these bites will do the trick. Made with just a handful of simple ingredients, these will fulfill all your pumpkin pie cravings without the gluten, or time spent at the oven.
We hope you enjoy these paleo holiday recipes, straight from our kitchen to yours.
Posted on November 02, 2017 by Barefoot Provisions
Love cheese? Same here. Don't do the best with dairy? I think you'll find many can agree with you on that. Which is why dairy free cheese is so popular, especially among the paleo crowd.
I grew up loving broccoli cheddar soup but haven't had it in years, especially in such a healthy way as I've created here. Using our Beyond Better Non-Dairy Cashew Sauce Mix, you can create your beloved broccoli cheddar soup once again.
1 crown of broccoli, steamed to soft
1/2 Cup milk of choice (coconut milk, almond milk)
1/2 Cup water or broth
Optional: salt, pepper, nutritional yeast
1. Add 1/2 Cup of the cashew sauce and 1 Cup water in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring.
2. When sauce has thickened, add to a blender with broccoli, milk, and water or broth.
3. Blend until thoroughly combined, taste, then salt and pepper as needed. To enhance the cheese flavor, add additional nutritional yeast.
Posted on October 13, 2017 by Barefoot Provisions
In our quest of all natural beauty, collagen has been the leader in products emerging to help with skin, hair, and nails and thanks to Vital Proteins products, there are a variety of ways we can get this healthy protein.
Straight from the source, "Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and is a key constituent of all connective tissues. Collagen provides the infrastructure of the musculoskeletal system, essential for mobility."
Supplementing our diet (we can't live on bone broth alone!) with collagen in the form of peptides, gelatin, or the variety of products Vital Proteins makes, a helpful for a number of reasons, best outlined here by Vital Proteins:
THE BODY BENEFITS:
Collagen peptides are very popular for their ability to be stirred into both hot and cold liquids. Their more solidified counterpart, collagen gelatin, gels up when added to liquid, giving you the ability to use it in fun recipes including custards, jello, etc.
Another fun product that Vital Proteins has created to make collagen more ready to use are their Beauty Waters which combine collagen, hyaluronic acid, probiotics in three flavors, available in single serving packets for sipping and making happy tissue!
I have always loved making homemade gummy bears/fruit snacks using Vital's gelatin so I figured it was only natural to create some more "grown up" flavored bears using their delicious new Beauty Waters.
1 Cup water
2 Tbsp collagen gelatin
2 tsp honey
1. Bring 1 Cup of water to a boil and add 2 teaspoons of honey, mixing well.
2. Set aside and allow to cool completely (so as not to kill any of the probiotics in the Beauty Water.)
3. When cooled, add 1 packet of Beauty Water and 2 Tbsp gelatin, mixing well.
4. Spoon or use an eyedropper/baster to put the liquid into silicon candy molds of your choice.
5. Refrigerate for a few hours, remove from mold and enjoy.
Posted on October 11, 2017 by Barefoot Provisions
While browsing Pinterest for inspiration one day, I happened upon this billiant 2 ingredient cereal bars. They looked a bit like a rice krispie treat, or a big Fruit Loop bar, all held in place with frozen yogurt along the bottom.
Thanks to innovation from brands in the natural food world, both cereal and yogurt can be found to fit whatever diet type you follow, cause we've hopefully all graduated from those mallow filled bowls of charm. One of my favorite snacks is coconut milk or almond milk yogurt. There are tons of options for both available in many places now, and range in amount of ingredients (I always try to go with the most simple list.) However, if you can handle dairy, I think a full fat greek (thick!) yogurt would work great for this recipe.
And when it comes to cereal, you know we've got you covered here at Barefoot. Our grain free cereal selection is ever growing, yet remains consciously curated — we only pick the best (the stuff we can't get enough of!) For example, the Lark Ellen Farms granola bites I used to create this recipe is crunchy beyond crunchy. Big nuggets of granola made with not just one, or two, but SIX different kinds of sprouted nuts and seeds fill this bag. Why sprouted? Nutrition, in a nutshell. (Ha!) Sprouting and then drying a nut or seed allows some of the nutrients to develop without the breakdown or damage that can occur when a nut is made crispy by baking at high temperatures. It's the difference between letting your clothes flap in the gentle breeze on a laundry line versus tumbling them at temperatures so hot you can't touch them in a sealed machine.
So rework an old idea. That's the easy way to create delicious new things without the junk your body doesn't like to eat. And that's just what I've done here!
1 Cup of yogurt
1/2-3/4 bag grain free granola, like Lark Ellen Farms' Granola Bites
1. On a sheet of parchment paper on a small cookie sheet or a silicon baking mat, spread 1 Cup of yogurt into a square or rectangle, about 1 cm thick.
2. Sprinkle granola bites on top of the yogurt to cover evenly.
3. Push down slightly so no granola is loose.
4. Freeze for 2-3 hours, remove and carefully slice into bar shape, cutting edges to even them up if desired. Careful not to cut your mat here.
5. Remove and enjoy frozen. These will melt quickly so pop them back in the freezer between snacks.
Posted on October 02, 2017 by Barefoot Provisions
The minute we got our new Collagen Creamers from Vital Proteins in the mail, I could already taste these Paleo Gingerbread Cookie Dough Bites. I had recently created a Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Bite recipe to share in December, and knew they were the perfect way to make these as well.
At the most simple, it's a delicious, Whole30 Approved coffee creamer that's full of collagen which is touted for it's hair, skin, nails, bones and joints benefits! Add a scoop of this stuff to your coffee, orrrrrr some cookie dough bites, and get creamy, dreamy collagen in three delicious flavors with no sugar added.
Made with just FOUR ingredients, these little fat bombs contain collagen, as well as good fats from ghee, and coconut milk, so they'll fend off your sugar dragon during the holiday season while still letting you enjoy all the delicious flavors.
If you'd like another version of this recipe, try our Snickerdoodle Dough Bites here.
Posted on October 01, 2017 by Barefoot Provisions
Hitting up the grocery, you'll find close to an entire aisle of nut and seed butter these days, but after just a moment's looks, you'll quickly realize this seemingly simple food ain't always so innocent. Many are full of hidden sugars, less than healthy oils, and other skeptical ingredients that are a no-no on your Whole 30. What's a Whole30'er to do? Hit up our Whole30 Collection for Whole30 nut butter that you can keep in your kitchen for all kinds of uses.
Our pantry, as you might imagine, is overflowing with jars of who knows what, as you might imagine (someone's got to do all the taste testing for our products, right?) but there are a few that we like to ALWAYS have on hand for use in recipes and snacks alike. Here are our top 3 picks for your Whole30:
This chunky, yet creamy, almond and sea salt studded confection is a Whole 30 nut butter dream come true. We love it because the crunchy almond texture, with big specks of sea salt is all enveloped in a sea of creamy coconutty goodness. Coconut butter lends a naturally slightly sweet flavor without the use of any added sugar, making this one perfect to use in sweet or savory dishes.
Coconut has been used by many cultures worldwide for thousands of years, and is well known for its many amazing properties. Coconut is so nutritious, its list of benefits reads like a patent medicine bottle. It’s full of health-boosting lauric acid and medium-chain triglycerides has antimicrobial and anti-viral qualities and has been shown to help with weight loss, Alzheimer’s, cognitive function and athletic performance.
Our favorite way to use it: for many nut butters, we like to use them in recipes, but we enjoy this one straight up, on its own for a filling boost of protein + good fats, a tablespoon to keep away the mid day hangries. We also love pairing this with fruit at mealtime, and even in these paleo snack Protein Bliss Balls in life after Whole30. Grab a jar here.
Sesame seeds have been used for thousands of years for culinary and health-enhancing purposes. Their nutritional profile is a powerful one. They’re a great source of dietary protein, healthy fats, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Churn them into a creamy silky seed butter with stone grinding and you have Whole30 friendly magic.
We love the peppery, not at all sweet flavor this has compared to nut butters. Since it's used in many hummus and babaganoush recipes, that's a great way to use this stuff, as there are tons of Whole30 recipes for dips like them. You can add some coconut aminos, or oil and vinegar to this to make a creamy dressing, or dip your raw veggies in it, sprinkled with some of your favorite spice, like Teeny Tiny Spice's Berbere.
A few of our favorites include:
Another stone ground, creamy dreamy Whole30 nut butter in our collection is this organic stone ground almond butter by Dastony. It's perfect for dipping your fruit and veggies, but also goes miles when used in sauce and salads.
Almonds are naturally delicious and extremely nourishing. Healthy fats, fiber, antioxidants, calcium, zinc, selenium, copper, magnesium, manganese, tryptophan and vitamin E are just a handful of the key nutrients that make almonds so nutritious.
Made with ONLY stone ground almonds, this stuff is the silkiest texture you could ever imagine.
A few of our favorites include:
Of course, there are plenty more where those came from: Coconut butter, Cashew Butter, Sprouted Pumpkin Seed Butter, Sprouted Almond Butter, to name a few, but these three Whole30 nut butters will keep you on the path to 30 days of deliciousness. Find them all, plus a few more for life after Whole30, here.
Posted on September 18, 2017 by Barefoot Provisions
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