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Stuffed Delicata Squash with Ground Beef

Stuffed Delicata Squash with Ground Beef, cranberries, pecans and green onion is a healthy, filling clean dinner recipe perfect for those looking for a nutritious meal! This easy recipe comes together quickly and is a great option for those following a paleo or whole30 diet.

Stuffed vegetables. Forever the rage!

I recently had a revelation that I could likely eat stuffed squash for dinner every single night during the fall and winter months and never get tired of it.

Just think of all the combinations and permutations one can come up with to create so many different meals out of stuffed squash! 

For starters, there are many varieties of winter squash, in addition to all sorts of proteins, grains, legumes, fruit, vegetables, herbs, leafy greens, cheese, nuts, seeds and more! 

Ground Beef Stuffed Delicata Squash with cranberries and pecans - paleo, whole30, healthy clean dinner recipe

Take, for instance, my Stuffed Acorn Squash with Ground Beef, Brussel Sprouts, and Kale, Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls, Turkey Stuffed Butternut Squash, Ground Turkey Stuffed Delicata Squash and my Stuffed Acorn Squash with Quinoa, Pears, and Pecans

So many possibilities!

There’s just so much pleasure to be had with stuffing winter squash with a variety of goofies if you ask me!

The Inspiration For This Recipe:

I’ve had delicata squash recipes on the brain since I posted my Maple Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash a few weeks ago. To me, it tastes like pure sugar mixed with adrenaline. 

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Vegan Paleo Cranberry Bliss Bars (With Keto Option)

Paleo Cranberry Bliss Bars are a fun and festive dessert! Bake a batch to share with friends and family during the holiday season, or give as gifts. This easy-to-prepare shortbread recipe is egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free, and can easily be made keto. Are you a fan of Cranberry Bliss Bars? Truthfully, before making this …

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Coconut Flour Cranberry Orange Muffins

Coconut flour cranberry orange muffins with a coconut butter drizzle are an amazing breakfast or snack on-the-go! These healthy muffins are great for sharing with the whole family.

Sometimes in life, we just need to stop and smell the muffins. Slow down and enjoy bites of something tantalizing, zesty, tangy, moist, and perfectly sweet. I often forget how delightful a muffin a day can be until I bake a batch and am reminded how lovely it is to simply savor something cozy.

Made with coconut flour and sweetened with pure maple syrup, these grain-free muffins are full of fiber and make for a health-conscious treat. Drizzle them with coconut butter or frost them with Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting to level them up even further!

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Cranberry Orange Protein Balls (Paleo)

Tangy, nutty, zesty cranberry orange protein balls made with all whole food ingredients. A healthier grab-and-go snack option. For me, there’s something very gratifying about enjoying a small sweet treat after each meal. Even breakfast! I don’t consume very much sugar (especially not refined sugar), so I find my classic Paleo Fat Balls, Chocolate Fat …

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Cranberry Pistachio Vegan Shortbread Cookies (Paleo)

Grain-free cranberry pistachio vegan shortbread cookies made with just 6 basic ingredients. These light and buttery cookies are packed with flavor without being too sweet.

This post is sponsored by Raley’s.

Cranberry Pistachio Vegan Shortbread Cookies - paleo, grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free and absolutely delicious! These are the perfect Christmas cookie and are amazing when dipped in chocolate

If you watch my Instagram stories, you may have seen me talk to you about Raley’s. Raley’s is the grocery store I shop at daily. My family shopped there the whole time I was growing up, and given how much I love shopping there, I have continued to do so. It has a huge variety of organic produce, quality meats, awesome baking ingredients for those who stick to gluten-free or grain-free baking, and all the usual grocery staples.

During my Instagram story, I showed you my Top 5 Holiday Baking Essentials: almond flour, coconut oil, coconut sugar, juice-sweetened dried cranberries, and vegan chocolate chips. I use all of these ingredients quite a bit on a regular basis, and especially during baking season when I’m whipping up holiday-inspired treats.

Ingredients for vegan shortbread

WELL. I took these five ingredients and turned them into – you guessed it! – paleo/vegan shortbread!

In addition to the 5, I also included pistachios for even more flavor, texture, and added deliciousness. The flavor of this vegan shortbread  is nice and buttery (even though there’s no butter!) with that cranberry tang, a crunch from the pistachios, and the cookies are not overly sweet, which I LOVE!

Cranberry Pistachio Vegan Shortbread Cookies - paleo, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, healthy and delicious |

Shortbread cookies are my favorite holiday cookies to bake, because they’re a little fancy but in the realm of Christmas cookies, they are pretty straightforward. Plus, they don’t require cookie cutters, icing bags, and frosting skills, all of which I don’t possess, because: basic minimalist.

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Kale and Quinoa Salad with Apples and Walnuts

Crunchy superfood hormone-supporting kale and quinoa salad with raw walnuts, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, dried cranberries and apple. This super simple, nutrient-packed salad is perfect for putting on repeat throughout the week. Make it in big batches and take it to work!   One of the biggest topics in the health community today is hormone …

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Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookies (Two Ways!)

Gluten-free oatmeal cookies made two ways. These perfectly crispy on the outside, soft on the inside cookies are refined sugar-free and healthy enough for breakfast. This post is Sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. Check out more delicious healthy recipes, snag coupons and find stores near you at! Oatmeal cookies are one of those foods …

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Paleo Cranberry Orange Bread

Sweet, zesty, and moist Paleo Cranberry Orange Bread recipe! This grain-free quickbread  recipe is sweetened with bananas and pure maple syrup. This bread is delightfully flavorful, healthy, and comes together quickly in your blender. Did I ever tell you my favorite coffee shop eat when I was a kid was the classic cranberry orange muffin? …

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Baked Chicken Spinach Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Baked chicken spinach salad with roasted pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, fresh blueberries, feta cheese, and homemade raspberry vinaigrette – a nutritious lunch or dinner perfect for meal prep! This is the picture perfect example of a lovely recipe materializing by pure accident out of a fridge and pantry cleanout. Typically, my non-food blog food dawdles …

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Curried Lentil, Chickpea, and Kale Salad with Citrus Dressing

Nutrient-packed lentil, chickpea, and kale salad warmly spiced with curry powder and studded with dried cranberries, citrus fruit, and feta. This well-rounded salad makes for an excellent side dish, or even a meal! This post is sponsored by USA Pulses & Pulse Canada.   In certain ways, I’m a creature of habit. For instance, every …

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Superfood Cranberry Bliss Protein Balls

Superfood protein balls with a cranberry bliss twist, and an ultra healthful secret ingredient! …A festive holiday dessert or snack to share with friends and family. Oh hey! This is the first time in years I’ve posted a recipe at night, and I find it completely refreshing and utterly rebellious. Like taking a shower after …

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