• Chicken & Poultry
  • Honey Mustard Chicken Legs

    Honey Mustard Chicken Legs | Paleo, Gluten Free, Low Carb by Strive to Thrive Nutrition

    Is it just me, or is there something so satisfying about eating meat off the bone? Chicken wings, baby back ribs, lamb shanks… It must trigger some primal instinct that goes back to the days when we would eat every part of the animal, relishing in nutrition, not taking it for granted. Back before we started trimming every bit of skin and fat from a chicken breast, before we became so disconnected from where our food comes from.… Read the rest

  • Beauty
  • Is Your Skincare Toxic?

    Is Your Skincare Toxic? | Clean, natural beauty products by Strive to Thrive Nutrition

    Your skin is your largest organ, covering your body from head to toe. It plays an important role as your first line of defense between the outside world and your precious internal systems. Yet skin is not impermeable. You witness this every time you slather lotion on your body and watch it absorb. Those lotions, creams, serums, and so on soak in and become a part of you, so doesn't it make sense to pay close attention to what is actually in them?

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  • Lamb
  • Currant Caraway Lamb Burgers

    Currant Caraway Lamb Burgers | Paleo, Gluten Free, Low Carb by Strive to Thrive Nutrition

    Lamb is seriously underrated. It has so much more flavor and richness than your typical ground beef. If you’re one of those people who find it “gamey”, it’s time to get your hands on some quality lamb. Your local farmers market is an excellent option– that’s where we buy our lamb and it is some of the best I’ve ever tasted, and surprisingly affordable.… Read the rest

  • Nutrition & Health
  • Why Cholesterol is Good for You

    Why Cholesterol is Good for You | Strive to Thrive Nutrition

    What comes to mind when you hear the word cholesterol? High blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, Cheerios commercials… Overall it’s a pretty negative connotation, right?

    I’m here to change your mind about this misunderstood molecule, because cholesterol isn’t the villain we’ve made it out to be. It’s really quite the hero, actually. A hero who, in trying to save someone, accidentally causes a big mess. … Read the rest

  • Beef & Red Meat
  • Cocoa Beef Chili

    Cocoa Beef Chili | Paleo, Gluten Free, Low Carb by Strive to Thrive Nutrition

    Ever since reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma, I vowed to eat only grass-fed beef. Cows are not meant to eat and digest corn. Doing so makes them incredibly ill, which is why most of the cattle raised in this country is pumped with antibiotics and hormones. I’m not about to become a vegetarian– I love meat and animal products contain necessary nutrition– but I definitely have a problem with making animals suffer.… Read the rest