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.


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!


I mean it is just so colorful!


Pineapple Avocado Salad
Serves 2
Light, refreshing summer salad with a hint of lime.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
12 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
12 min
  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
  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!
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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. 


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!


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.
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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
  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
  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!
  1. See link for caramel recipe.
  2. Time includes making caramel.
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