IMG_1297.jpg

Pineapple Avocado Salad

Looking for a salad that is light and tasty for summer? Look no farther my friends! Wow, that was cheesy. 

I present to you….Pineapple Avocado Salad!

By this time, I’m probably on a beach somewhere in Greece (at least I hope so!).  But I made this recipe last week on a whim-think I just wanted some avocado and pineapple.  It was refreshing and Whole30 approved! Actually it’s just about every diet out there approved.  Fresh produce and minimal ingredients.  It does not get much better my friends.  Plus the mix of protein, healthy fats and fruit will keep you satisfied without leaving a too-full-to-move feeling.  All good things in my book.

IMG_1297

The recipe includes shrimp because I love seafood.  And it’s light and does not overpower the avocado or pineapple.  However, feel free to substitute it for something else such as chicken.  Or just take it out completely.  It’s 100% up to you!

IMG_1302

I mean it is just so colorful!

IMG_1300

Pineapple Avocado Salad
Serves 2
Light, refreshing summer salad with a hint of lime.
Write a review
Print
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
12 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
12 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 avocado
  2. 1/2 cup diced pineapple
  3. 1/2 cup diced tomato
  4. 1 cup baby shrimp (I used frozen)
  5. 1 tablespoon lime juice
Instructions
  1. Cook or defrost shrimp until warm.
  2. Dice up pineapple and tomato.
  3. Cup up avocado.
  4. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix.
  5. Enjoy!
Short And Healthy http://shortandhealthy.com/
IMG_1085_thumb.jpg

Paleo Caramel Brownies

I have a super sweet treat for you!

I think I am possibly the most excited about this recipe.  Brownies People! Brownies! Brownies with caramel. 

Caaaraamel or Carrrmel? How do you say it? I emphasize the A.   It’s the Chicagoan in me.  They say we just add As to everything.

IMG_1082 They are so moist.  Like I almost did not think they were done baking because they are just so moist. There is a layer of caramel between each layer of brownie and then drizzled on top as well! That’s like brownie, caramel, brownie, caramel. 

IMG_1085

The caramel took a little while to figure out.  I’ve never made homemade caramel before, especially Paleo caramel and I was not sure when it was actually done.  Luckily, I followed this awesome recipe and it came out perfect!

IMG_1104

I recommend topping these babies with some shredded coconut.  Totally up to you-but it adds a nice crunch.  Or eat them plain.  Either way is good.

 

Okay, time for the recipe!

Paleo Caramel Brownies
Serves 9
Caramel filled Paleo Brownies.
Write a review
Print
Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Brownies
  1. 1 cup coconut flour
  2. 2 tablespoons cocoa
  3. 4 tablespoons grass-fed butter
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 3/4 cups honey
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  7. 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  8. 1/3 cup coconut milk
  9. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees
  2. Combine all dry ingredients and mix together.
  3. Melt the butter.
  4. Add wet ingredients into bowl.
  5. Stir well until a thick batter forms.
  6. Grease 9X9 pan.
  7. Pour half of batter into pan and smooth out.
  8. Pour approximately 1/3-1/2 cup caramel on top of batter.
  9. Pour the rest of the brownie batter on top and even out.
  10. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  11. Pour any extra caramel you may want on top of brownies.
  12. Allow to cool.
  13. Eat!
Notes
  1. See link for caramel recipe.
  2. Time includes making caramel.
Short And Healthy http://shortandhealthy.com/

Featured Posts

IMG_13061.jpg

Homemade Green Tea Latte

So I stopped my Whole30 2 days early.  I’m not going to lie.  It was difficult and last night I had some coconut ice cream.  According to Whole30 rules, you have to restart once you cheat, slip up, whatever you want to call it.  I don’t like the word cheat-makes me feel restricted and then […]

photo-2_thumb.jpg

Summertime Excitement

Happy Friday! It is definitely one of those feel good Fridays! The sun is shining, I finished my workout before 630am this morning and Memorial Day weekend is upon us! First, I want to say Thank You to all of our veterans, those currently serving and all those part of the Armed Forced.  I am […]

whole-30.jpg

Whole 30 Week 2

I’m back with my Whole 30 update!  It’s been another week of whole, clean, unprocessed eating.  This week has been much harder for me than the first week.  I experienced a lot of cravings.  While I was really enjoying the food I was eating, I always felt the urge for something sweet at the end […]

photo-2.jpg

Whole 30 Week 1

So I’ve mentioned in a few posts this week that I began a Whole30 on May 6th.  While I only plan on doing 20 of the 30 days-Day 21 I leave for Greece!- I wanted to share my experience.  First, let me explain what a Whole30 is.  In short, I eat like this: Whole30 is […]

IMG_1063.jpg

Vega Sport Performance Protein Review

Hey Guys! Before I started my Whole30, I had the chance to try out Vega Sport Protein Powder.  I was so excited because I have wanted to try this protein for a long time! It is different from other proteins in that it is plant based instead of whey protein which use the proteins from […]

mothers-day_thumb.jpg

Mother’s Day

Happy Monday Friends! We had an amazing and relaxing weekend that celebrated just how wonderful my Mom is! Sunday we started the morning by going to church with Grandma.  Unfortunately, my sister Anna is still finishing up finals in Wisconsin and was not able to make it home for Mother’s Day.  We talked to her […]

IMG_1038.jpg

Paleo Banana Bread

I’m free!!!!! Yesterday I finished the last of my finals for the semester and I could not feel better! Now to enjoy this beautiful summer weather (hello 80 degrees!) and prepare for my up-coming trip to Greece! I have all my important documents and such but still need a few smaller things.  I am on […]

IMG_1011.jpg

Paleo Maple Cinnamon Cookies

It’s the week of finals and I’m pretty sure my body has taken all the stress and harvested it into every type of stress-related reaction possible.  I’m talking weight gain, canker sores (three in two weeks!), fatigue, bloating, acne, and increase in appetite.  So I am a pimply, sore, tired, hot mess basically.  My only […]

IMG_0963.jpg

Savory Sweet Potato Hash

Finals studying is in full swing and I’m trying to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Soon enough right? I am on the hunt for a donut pan.  I’m dying over here.  So many delicious (and healthy!) donut recipes and this girl only has a muffin pan.  Sigh-if anyone has a donut […]

f258d73f290c1ee68a2e5d28871708c1.jpg

A Day in My Life: Nursing School

Because Tuesday’s are the new Monday. Inspired by those Buzzfeed posts that I love to read so much. 6:00am.  Wake up, before coffee After coffee, 7:00am, next is food. 7:30: Gather all my stuff for school. 7:35 Try to get out the door without falling over. 8:00am Class Noon: After my exam When I question […]