Sprouts Farmers Market, Gut Health… and a Paleo Chinese Spicy Pickled Cucumbers Recipe!

A while back, Sprouts Farmers Market hosted a blogger tour at the Morningside location in Atlanta, with the theme “Eat Your Way to a Healthier Gut”, led by Atlanta-based registered dietitian nutritionist, Marisa Moore.  I had the pleasure of being one of the bloggers invited to join and learn all about probiotic rich foods that promote a healthy tummy!  This inspired me to post a family recipe – Paleo Chinese Spicy Pickled Cucumbers!

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Canadian Bacon

Not everyone is a fan of Brussels Sprouts… I’ve had Brussels Sprouts done right, and I’ve had Brussels Sprouts done wrong. This Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Canadian Bacon is done just right. So you can reap the health benefits (ex: Vitamin C, Fiber, Antioxidants…) while enjoying eating it!

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Sautéed Cabbage with Bacon, Onion, Garlic

If you’re looking for a delicious and easy side dish recipe, this Sautéed Cabbage with Bacon, Onion, Garlic recipe is it!  , cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin C and vitamin B6 and has other health benefits!  The bacon, onion, and garlic really adds to the flavor of this dish.

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Paleo Roasted Bacon Sliced Brussels Sprouts

Growing up I always thought Brussels sprouts were the worst! Brussels sprouts were really the only vegetable that I didn’t eat. I even ate my beets, turnips and spinach! But as I’ve grown up (I’m not sure I really have yet!) and my tastes have evolved, I’ve learned to appreciate these mini cabbages. If you are like me and have never been a big fan of Brussels, I have a few key things that will make them not only palatable but even delicious!

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Soba Noodles with Glazed Tofu and Stir Fried Veggies (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

I got my inspiration for this recipe from a few different places. First and foremost, DreamyLeaf’s Teriyaki Glazed Tofu Steaks recipe — she posted a picture on Instagram and though I’ve never been a big tofu person, I almost started drooling just looking at it. I also had some inspiration from a meal I had at Canteen in Toronto, where I had my first taste of soba noodles. And, as usual, I just kind of threw my own random tastes and ideas in there, as well.

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Easy Paleo Pickled Jalapeños

If you haven’t figured this one out, I LOVE SPICY.  Like many spicy food lovers, I’m a fan of delicious pickled jalapenos.  It goes so well with everything!  So, of course I had to make some myself.  These easy paleo pickled jalapeños are incredibly easy to make and they are even more delicious than pickled jalapenos I’ve had elsewhere!

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Paleo Grilled Steak Nicoise Salad

When it’s sunny and hot out, all I want to do is play yard games and swim in the lake. The last thing I want to do when I get home from work is to be indoors in a hot kitchen. This Paleo Grilled Steak Nicoise Salad is almost completely cooked on the grill, making prep and clean up a breeze. Which means I can spend more time outside beating my boyfriend at badminton and bocce ball!

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