• Baked Goods
  • Paleo Coconut Lime Pound Cake

    Paleo Coconut Lime Pound Cake | Grain Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free by Strive to Thrive Nutrition

    A slice of this sweet & zesty paleo coconut lime pound cake is the perfect treat for Cinco de Mayo or summertime parties!

    Back in 2013, Cinco de Mayo fell on a Sunday, so my friends and I decided to hold a party the Saturday before, on May 4th. We kept calling it our “Cinco de Cuatro” party, and I don’t think it was until several drinks had been consumed that evening that we realized we should have been calling it “Cuatro de Mayo.”

    Clearly our Spanish skills need some work…

    This recipe was actually born from the aftermath of a different party.… Read the rest

  • Baked Goods
  • Cherry Vanilla Swirl Brownies

    Cherry Vanilla Swirl Brownies | Paleo, Grain Free, Gluten Free by Strive to Thrive Nutrition

    Incredibly rich and fudgy and swirled with homemade jam, these Cherry Vanilla Swirl Brownies are the ultimate Valentine’s Day dessert. Make your true love fall in love all over again.

    “What should we do for Valentine’s Day?” I asked Matt a few days ago.

    “The usual,” he replied.

    “So stay in, make dinner and watch a movie?”

    “Yep.”

    “Works for me!”

    Cherry Vanilla Swirl Brownies | Paleo, Grain Free, Gluten Free by Strive to Thrive Nutrition

    Can anyone else relate to not wanting to get all dressed up and go out to a fancy, over-priced dinner surrounded by a bunch of other people for Valentine’s Day?… Read the rest

  • Dessert
  • Paleo Apple Crisp

    Paleo Apple Crisp | Grain free, gluten free, healthy by Strive to Thrive Nutrition

    Have you ever used one of those nifty apple peeler/corer/slicer contraptions? My mom used to own one and they certainly made apple crisp-making way too easy. She would quickly prep a half dozen apples, throw them into a baking dish, whip up a buttery, cinnamon-y oat streusel, and about forty-five torturous minutes of wait later, we would have a piping hot dish of apple crisp all to ourselves!… Read the rest