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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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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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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