What’s Up Weekly with Diane | October 12th, 2016

Diane Sanfilippo What's Up Weekly 3 Comments

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Healthy Sleep Tips

Trouble sleeping?

You aren't alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 3 Americans do not get enough sleep based on a recommended amount of 7 hours of sleep per night.

Sleep is a vital component to optimal health and simply feeling your best. If you are struggling to lose weight, have difficulty handling stress, or reach for carbs and sugar to get through the day, more sleep may actually be the solution!

You may often hear tips related to your nighttime routine, but great sleep habits are impacted by your choices all day long.

Which is why I'm breaking my healthy sleep tips into 4 categories:

All Day
Lights and Light Exposure
Nighttime Routine / Sleep Hygiene
Supplements & Herbs

Read my healthy sleep tips >


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Pete's Paleo + Practical Paleo Meal Plans!

I'm super excited for this unique opportunity! Pete's Paleo, an online Paleo meal service, will be offering 6 recipes from Practical Paleo AND we have a special coupon code for you! This is the perfect chance to either (a) try the new recipes from the book or (b) give this great company a try for a discount.

Order by Monday, October 17th and use code PRACTICALPALEO2 for $15 off the meals (Expires Oct 18th).

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Weekly Practical Paleo Recipe Challenge Giveaway on Instagram

Fluffy Banana Pancakes Recipe ChallengeDon't miss out on my Weekly Practical Paleo Recipe Instagram Challenge! It's super simple!
Make the Recipe for the Week from Practical Paleo 2nd Edition (this week, it's Fluffy Banana Pancakes on pg. 282) and post a picture on Instagram using #practicalpaleo & tagging me @diane.practicalpaleo by 10/18/16.
A random winner will be chosen to receive a copy of Practical Paleo 2nd Edition for a family member or friendand a Practical Paleo Cooler Bag to use themselves.. Easy peasy! 🙂

Happy cooking!

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Facebook LIVE Tomorrow – Let's Chat Nutrition Challenges!

Join me LIVE on Facebook tomorrow at 5 pm PST / 8 pm EST to chat about Nutrition Challenges. If you miss me live, you can always catch the replay on my facebook page. Hope to “see” you there!

If you have a question, drop them in the comments below.

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Attention Practitioners – Balanced Bites Masterclass *Beta Group* Opening Soon!

Do you have a health certification (coach, trainer, practitioner) and are ready to take your nutrition knowledge to the next level? Then you'll qualify for the Balanced Bites Master Class Beta Group!

The beta group for the Master Class launches this week, and our enrollment for January 2017 will follow shortly thereafter. If you're ready for change, sign up here to get the details first when we share them via email this week!

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New Recipe – Guest Post: Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Rosemary Crackers

It’s simple.

Not all delicious soups need to require hours in the kitchen. This recipe is simple and easy. You just cook a few things on the stovetop, blend them together, reheat the soup, and voilà! Get ready for some creamy goodness!

It’s healthy.

Grain free, gluten free, dairy free, paleo. Cauliflower is a source of a multitude of vitamins and minerals. This here is real, wholesome food.

It’s delicious.

What I love about this soup is that it’s so creamy and rich with flavor. Who knew comfort food could be so healthy and so paleo?

Get the recipe >

Creamy Cauliflower Soup | Diane Sanfilippo

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Natural Light & Sleeping, Scheduled C-Section & Variety in Diet - Diane Sanfilippo, Liz Wolfe | Balanced BitesBalanced Bites Podcast Episode #264 – Scheduled C-Section, Natural Light & Sleeping, & Variety in Diet


1. News and updates from Diane & Liz [6:20]
2. Balancing mommy guilt while working [15:37]
3. Readers comments on previous podcasts [25:35]
4. Blocking light while sleeping [27:56]
5. Scheduled C-section [33:16]
6. The importance of variety in diet [45:29]
7. Parenting tip from Liz [54:41]

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New on the 21DSD Blog

21DSD Recipe – Mineral-Rich Bone Broth

Bone broth is a super-food for so many reasons, including fighting a cold, combatting disease and healing a leaky gut. But we’re not talking about the stuff from a can or a box. It’s easy to make your own, and only homemade broth provides the deep mineral and gelatin/collagen nutrition that your body needs.

Get the recipe > 


21DSD Recipe Roundup | Slow Cooker
  • Crockpot Chicken Zoodle Soup
  • Easy Creamy Crockpot Coconut Curry Chicken
  • Slow Cooker Smothered Pork Chops
  • Slow Cooker Kalua Pork
  • Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder
  • Slow Cooker Brisket
  • Slow Cooker Chili Verde
  • Rotisserie-Style Slow Cooker Spiced Whole Chicken

Get the 8 recipes here >


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Highlights from Instagram

???Last night's dinner into breakfast! #PracticalPaleo taco & fajita spice blend seasoned grassfed beef is piled with scrambled eggs, some goat cheese (not Paleo), salsa, avocado, and cilantro. I've got one @sietefoods chia tortilla here and the rest of my fixings piled over some sautéed lemony kale, because it's my current addiction thanks to @fedandfit's book. This breakfast was the bomb. Get the recipe for the seasoning in the updated & expanded 2nd edition of Practical Paleo, where I've also for a nightshade-free taco spice blend recipe for you as well! Boom! Tap the link in my bio for to grab the book now for over 40% OFF! ? http://www.practicalpaleobook.com #practicalpaleospices #breakfasttacos #tacos #paleo

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Comments 3

  1. Love those healthy sleep tips! I use Natural Calm from time to time, but I heard valerian root was another good option.

    I’ve been meaning to ask about the bone broth recipe. I’ve made yours a few times using beef knuckle bones in our crock pot. For some reason the very earthy smell makes me nauseated, sometimes to the point I can barely slam down a portion. I imagine it won’t be as bad if I add it to recipes, but straining it is rough. Do you find that this is an acquired taste or is there anything I can add to the recipe? I’ll try a chicken carcass next, but I wonder if I can make beef broth more palatable since I find local, grass-fed organic beef bones easier.

    Thanks for all you do!

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