In years past I used to eat a lot of low-fat foods, I was fat-phobic. My grocery cart was filled with low-fat yogurt, spray butter, artificial sweeteners and low-calorie microwave meals. I ate boring egg-white omelets and always passed on the butter. I was always hungry, if not HANGRY, had serious cravings and my digestion was … Continue reading Good Fat // Bad Fat
I am not usually much of a baker, mostly because I hate washing all of the measuring cups and bowls after I am done mixing the ingredients... but also because I usually lack the willpower to restrain myself from eating the entire batch of whatever treat I am baking. I can be a bit of … Continue reading Chocolate Coconut Cookies (grain, gluten and dairy free)
I think everyone has that one thing, that song, smell or place that brings you back to your childhood. For me, that something is a meal. Specifically my Mom's pasta salad. My friends from childhood can attest that this stuff is legit delicious. For me it's about more than the taste though. It also brings back … Continue reading The taste of sweet nostalgia – Mom’s Pasta Salad all grown up
I was chatting with a friend the other day who was expressing their enjoyment following my instagram (@brookelibbypaleo) feed. Thanks! They explained they are loving all of the healthy meals I was sharing, but my friend was confused by one thing. He asked me "what the heck is Paleo?" It occurred to me that perhaps this should have … Continue reading What is Paleo?
Hey Everyone! I posted a photo of some crispy skin chicken legs and thighs I cooked the other day and, holy moly, lots of you wanted the details so I thought I should formally write-up the recipe here! This recipe is for the Crispy Skin Chicken and the Oven Baked Taters we had for dinner the other … Continue reading Crispy Skin Chicken with Oven Baked Taters
The warmer weather is finally here in Maine! We have been loving all the outside time we've been able to enjoy lately, soaking up all that warm sunshine and vitamin D. As we head into the summer months we will need to start thinking about sun protection because while some sun exposure is actually really good for … Continue reading Is your sunscreen doing more harm than good?
This week's warmer weather got me thinking about deodorant. Every day, many people are unknowingly putting toxic chemicals on their skin as they get ready each morning. These chemicals are absorbed into our bloodstream where they can cause a whole host of problems. These chemicals are in our shampoos, soaps, makeup, sunscreens and even in our deodorants. … Continue reading Are your armpits toxic?
With Easter right around the corner, kids and adults alike are going to be bombarded with sweets and treats like chocolate bunnies, jelly beans and let's not forget about the PEEPs! Why not opt for a homemade treat made with clean ingredients that is sure to taste just as yummy! Here are a few of my favorite … Continue reading Easter Treats Recipe Round-Up!
Recently, my mother-in-law gave us some ground venison and I wasn't sure how to cook it since I'd only ever eaten it once before. So, I turned to this recipe, which is a staple in our house. It is really easy and you can make substitutions last minute based on what you have in your fridge and can … Continue reading Spaghetti Squash Bolognese
This week I had the pleasure of being a guest in a fitness challenge group to provide help with meals and nutrition questions. One of the topics of discussion was snacking! I shared some of my thoughts with the group, along with some healthy snack ideas; and I thought I should share it here too! … Continue reading Snack Attack!