• Lamb
  • Merguez Lamb Burgers

    Merguez Lamb Burgers | Paleo, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low Carb by Strive to Thrive Nutrition

    Laden with aromatic Moroccan spices, these Merguez Lamb Burgers add exotic flavor to a weeknight supper or a fancy dinner party.

    I can’t honestly remember the first time I had merguez sausage, but I do know that ever since then, I have to order it any time I see it on a menu. The combination of aromatic spices mixed with lamb, one of my favorite meats, makes merguez pretty irresistible.… Read the rest

  • Lifestyle
  • Why Salt is Good for You

    Why Salt is Good for You | Strive to Thrive Nutrition

    Did you ditch salt in your efforts to improve health? It’s time to reconsider that. Here are some of the reasons why salt is good for you.

    When someone decides they are going to start “eating healthy” they tend to ditch the typical diet villains–those foods that mainstream diet dogma has deemed “bad”– fat, sugar and salt.… Read the rest

  • 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

  • Chicken & Poultry
  • Artichoke Basil Chicken Spaghetti Squash

    Artichoke Basil Chicken Spaghetti Squash | Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low Carb by Strive to Thrive Nutrition

    Necessity is the mother of creation, isn’t that what they say? Chefs often say their favorite meals are the ones they whip up after a long shift from whatever ingredients are left in the kitchen. I’d like to pretend I’m always prepared– I try to keep a well-stocked pantry, I’m always flagging recipes in magazines or on Pinterest, and I go to the grocery store way too often.… Read the rest

  • Nutrition & Health
  • 5 Signs You Need to Work on Your Health, Regardless of Weight

    5 Signs You Need to Work on Your Health, Regardless of Weight | Strive to Thrive Nutrition

    It’s a common belief that slim people must be healthy, motivated and active. Either that, or they have been “blessed” with amazing metabolism.

    On the other hand, overweight people are clearly unhealthy, weak-willed and lazy. Or they have been “cursed” with slow metabolism.

    But it isn’t that black and white.

    Coming off my last post on How to Tackle Those Last 10 Pounds, I wanted to discuss some of the signs you need to work on your health, regardless of your weight.… 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