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Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

Mikaela Lauren Wellness Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Do you already have your menu planned? Are you going traditional this year or something smaller and more relaxed due to pandemic restrictions and precautions?  Whatever your plans are, I've compiled a list of some recipes for you to try this year. These are all nutrient-dense recipes with gluten-free and dairy-free options.   Harvest Salad Try out this yummy looking salad by The Busy Baker for a light side!  Cranberry Sauce I will definitely be making this Paleo-friendly cranberry sauce from Ambitious Kitchen t[...]

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Pumpkin Banana Bread

Mikaela Lauren Wellness Pumpkin Banana Bread Recipe

Do you love baking in the fall as the weather gets cooler and leaves change outside? This recipe is basically fall in the form of a sweet bread. It has a hint of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and cardamom. The pumpkin makes the bread nice and moist and the banana adds sweetness. This makes a great breakfast, snack, or treat. Oh and it's gluten and dairy free! Pumpkin Banana Bread This recipe smells like fall should. This recipe has a hint of spice, is perfectly moist, and just the right amount of sweet. 2 ripe bananas1 egg3 tablespoons cocon[...]

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Ground Beef Stir-fry Bowls

Ground Beef Stir-fry Bowls - Mikaela Lauren Wellness

My favorite cuisine is definitely Indonesian. And I love using similar spices and flavors in my cooking today. It’s the easiest thing for me to throw together when I need a quick meal and it’s packed with flavor. I always keep red onion, garlic, and ginger on hand. The smell of them sautéing takes me right back to SE Asia. I absolutely love it. Here is a super simple recipe that takes about 30 minutes to put together, is cheap to make, and is packed with nutrients. This recipe is Whole 30, Keto, Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, but doesn’t feel like it’s m[...]

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Adaptogenic Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut Butter Cups

Anyone else a lover of all things chocolate?? These delicious peanut butter cups make a perfect evening dessert or sweet snack during the day. With adaptogens like ashwagandha and maca, they not only taste delicious, they also support the body in adapting to stress. Ashwagandha is amazing at reducing inflammation, stress, and anxiety. Maca has been shown to help improve your mood and increase energy. I love keeping a stash of these and enjoying one for dessert in the evening. If you make them, let me know what you think in the comments below!   Adaptoge[...]

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My Go to Energy Bite Recipe

Mikaela Lauren Wellness Energy Bites

Here is my favorite treat as of late. This recipe is inspired by Lex Daddio of Restoring Radiance. I make a batch of these about once a week and store it in the fridge for a quick on the go snack. Check out Lex's blog here. I love her balanced approach to health plus she has tons of great recipes!  My Go To Energy Bites Simple, minimal, and delicious grab and go snack. 1 Cup Rolled Oats (gluten free)1 Cup Muesli (I like Seven Sunday's)1 Cup Peanut Butter (or other nut butter)1/3 Cup Honey1/4 Cup Flax Seeds (ground)1 Scoop Collagen[...]