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67 Low-Carb Dinner Recipes that are easy to prepare, perfect for meal prep and are great for those looking to make changes to their diet or maintain a carb-conscious lifestyle.

For those of you who are looking to clean up your diet after the holidays, I’ve gotchu. Before we dive into this recipe roundup, it’s important to mention I don’t recommend any one style of eating as a blanketed template, as our body’s needs are constantly shifting.  

I do find eating a diet that is lower in carbohydrate tends to be how I personally function best. It is also sustainable for my body type, where eating low-carb for some people can be the kiss of death. 

Regardless of your diet protocol, be mindful of what you are changing and observe your body’s reaction. Avoid “sticking it out” or “suffering through it” when something feels drastically wrong.

Why Eat Low-Carb?:

Again, I will never tell you how to eat. I will, however, tell you why one would choose to eat a diet low in carbohydrate. 

Depending on your body chemistry, carbohydrate raises your blood sugar and can cause inflammation when eaten in excess. Higher blood sugar can result in insulin resistance or diabetes when left unchecked, leading to a slew of ancillary health issues. If you find you are constantly hungry, become angry or anxious if you go more than a few hours without eating, crave sugar or fatty processed foods, or if you experience mood and energy shifts, you could be insulin resistant. While this may not be life-threatening in the short term, it can lead to diabetes in the long-term. 

Chronic inflammation in your body can also lead to numerous health complications and diseases as well as hormonal imbalance, gut dysbiosis and more. Chronic inflammation reduces your body’s natural immune system, making it more difficult to clear toxins, fight and prevent disease. All disease is the result of inflammation, so monitoring your inflammation is the best insurance policy you could possibly buy into. 

When to Eat Low-Carb:

Uncovering how your body functions best is your journey. I shift my diet to low-carb when I notice something is off with my digestive system (i.e. I’m constipated, gassy, my poop is just weird, etc), when I’m noticing big shifts in energy or mood, wake up feeling puffy for no reason, and/or when I’ve put on some extra pounds that I’d rather not have. 

When I shift my diet to include less sugar or carbohydrate, I notice an immediate difference in my energy level and mood. Within a few days, I feel trimmer and my digestive system usually resets itself. That said, the process of feeling better can require more time for those whose bodies are not accustomed to eating low carb and need time to detoxify. Your starting point matters here.

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My latest cookbook, Paleo Power Bowls is published!! Learn all about my latest cookbook right here, right now!

Paleo Power Bowls - 100 nutrient-dense anti-inflammatory meals in bowls By Julia Mueller

Hey hey heeeeey!

My latest cookbook, Paleo Power Bowls, is published! Signed, sealed, delivered, folks! I’m so happy to inform you that the book about which I’ve been chatting your eyeballs off for the last year and a half is finally out! If you pre-ordered it, you probably already received it!

If you’re unfamiliar with Paleo Power Bowls, no sweat – Lettuce discuss!

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My Inspiration for Paleo Power Bowls

Paleo Power Bowls is focused on low-inflammatory complete meals in bowls. Big picture: protein, quality carbohydrate, and healthy fat for a well-balanced meal that can be tailored to your specific macronutrient needs.

Because meal time can and should also be pleasurable, my personal approach to meals is lots of color, variety, and flavor. Think: meat and vegetables swaddled in delicious sauce or dressing.

Steak Strawberry Salad from Paleo Power Bowls, by Julia Mueller

I am asked frequently if I get to choose the topics of my cookbooks. I feel lucky in the sense that my publisher is very open to my ideas, so the answer is yes. The topic of paleo bowl food came straight from yours truly!

Why bowl food? Simply put, there is nothing more satisfying to me than holding a big, bulbous bowl of whole, clean food that is perfectly curated for my taste buds.

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A review of Butcher Box, an online high-quality grass-fed, organic meat supplier. In this post I provide a review of Butcher Box and also discuss the reasons why I eat meat.

My fellow carnivores! Do I have a treat for you?!

Butcher Box Review

I eat a lot of animal protein…every single day. I want to give you a little background as to why I choose to consume meat, but first I want to tell you all about Butcher Box.  Have you tried it yet?

What is Butcher Box?

Butcher Box is an online-based company that sources the highest quality 100% grass-fed, grass-finished beef, heritage breed pork, and organic free-range chicken. Their meat is always antibiotic-free and humanely raised without hormones. Learn more about how Butcher Box sources its meat HERE.

You can place orders any time you’d like or have a monthly subscription (which comes with perks!). This is a no-obligation or commitment service, so you can order as frequently or infrequently as you’d like. The product is absolutely amazing, the service is so convenient, and the best part about all of it? It’s AFFORDABLE!

The product is packaged well in dry ice and arrives at your doorstep frozen, so you never need to worry about it thawing in transit. Once you receive your order, you can freeze your meat or thaw it for use. has plenty of recipes for your convenience, or you can always fire up the google machine to get recipe ideas.

Butcher Box Review

How it Works:

Step 1: Select your Box: Butcher box has some pre-curated boxes you can choose from (for instance, all beef, beef + chicken, beef + chicken + pork, beef + pork, etc.), or you can customize your own.

Step 2: Your Order Ships: Your beautiful box of meat arrives at your doorstep, ready for you to use or freeze.

Step 3: FEAST! Enjoy your favorite meals using Butcher Box’s amazing meat, and explore new dishes.

For my first order, I chose a mixed box, which included beef, chicken, and pork. Because I don’t discriminate when it comes to animal protein, I’ll likely continue ordering a mix.

Discounts & Promotions:

If you place an order through THIS LINKyou will get $15 off you first order, a free package of bacon, and free shipping.

Butcher Box is also running a promotion now through September 30 where new customers receive 2 pounds of Grass-Fed Ground Beef for free in EVERY order for the lifetime of your subscription. IMO, this is just too good to pass up!  If you’re interested, sign up for the Ground Beef For Life Promo throughTHIS LINK .

Head over to Butcher Box  to get free shipping, $15 off your first order, AND free bacon!

Okay, now we can get a little personal.

Why I Eat Meat

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How to make Bulletproof Coffee! Three ways of boosting your morning beverage to make the ultimate delicious bulletproof coffee. Everything you need to know about fats, adaptogens, and flavors for your coffee or matcha right here! If you don’t do dairy, you can absolutely make bulletproof coffee without butter. Learn it all here! Everything you …

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Speedy quick and easy vegetarian curry that requires only six ingredients, and 30 minutes of time. Okay, okay, 8 ingredients if you count oil and salt. True story: over the weekend, I and a band of curry-loving hooligans went to (what I consider to be) the best Thai food joint in Reno, A Taste of Thai. …

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Over 63 Whole30 Dinner Recipes with options for salads, chicken, pork, fish, and more! These paleo-friendly meals are low-carb, nutrient-dense, high in protein, and are healthful. Recipe roundup updated: 2/11/2017 Happy New Year! First things first… Are you cleansing? It goes without saying that many of us make health and fitness-related goals at the beginning …

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