Danielle WalkerDanielle Walker, Photo: Jennifer SkogFrom a breakfast cookie to a slow-cooker dinner, Danielle has make-ahead, Paleo-friendly recipes to keep you satisfied throughout the day, including snacks.

Shaking up your eating routine can be overwhelming; incorporating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and other whole foods can seem daunting. To guide us through this process, we have teamed up with blogger and best-selling author Danielle Walker to bring you delicious recipes, along with tips to tackle each dish ahead of time.

Each of her new recipes is gluten-free, dairy-free and Paleo-friendly, but they’re so delicious, you won’t know anything is missing.

Take it from Danielle: “Eating a nutritious diet focused on meals and snacks prepared at home doesn’t have to be intimidating. While it does take a little extra work to prepare things from scratch, I’ve come up with tips to help you not only enjoy the food, but also the process.”

Danielle’s Tips & Recipes

Chocolate Almond Cherry Power Cookies 1. Planning ahead is key to keeping up a good habit, like eating and snacking healthfully. Bake a double batch of these Chocolate Almond Cherry Power Cookies – which have a deceptively indulgent name -- and put the extras in the freezer for a quick breakfast paired with a smoothie. It saves on clean-up and you have your favorite snack or breakfast stocked and ready to eat. Just pull out the number of cookies you’d like and pop them in a toaster oven for 5 minutes to defrost and reheat!


Almond Matcha Superfood Smoothie 2. Never waste fresh produce, repurpose it! For example, if you start to notice your bananas ripening and you are not ready to enjoy them, simply peel and throw them in a plastic bag and place in the freezer. Then you have them on hand to throw into my delicious Almond Matcha Superfood Smoothie, which will give you energy to start your day off right. No need to add ice!





 

Thai Shrimp Salad with Spicy Almond Butter Dressing3. Use Mason jars for portable and compact lunches, like my Thai Green Salad with Shrimp & Spicy Almond Dressing. If you’re short on time, you can make the spicy almonds up to five days in advance. They are so crunchy and delicious, you’ll find yourself snacking on them all week or adding them to other salads. You can also make the dressing two days ahead of time. Just make sure to re-blend before serving.





 

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken with Chopped Almonds, Apricots and Cauliflower Couscous4. Making dinner the whole family can enjoy can be difficult when you change your personal eating habits. My time-saving Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken with Chopped Almonds, Apricots and Cauliflower "Couscous" is so delicious, even picky eaters in the family will rejoice. To save even more time, you can brown the chicken and throw everything into the insert of the slow cooker the night before. Put it in the fridge, and then pop the insert back into the base in the morning and press start!


Layered Chia & Almond Panna Cotta Parfait5. A misconception about nutritious eating is that you can’t enjoy delicious desserts. When you are craving a decadent treat but want to stay on track, whip up my Layered Chia & Almond Pudding Parfait. It can be made the day before—just let it chill in the fridge overnight. You can also cut up all the berries and bananas the night before or morning of with a little lemon juice, so the fruit doesn’t turn brown.


 


About Danielle Walker

Danielle Walker is a best-selling cookbook author and blogger. She specializes in accessible, delicious, grain-free, Paleo-friendly recipes that are delicious enough for anyone. After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease when she was 22 years old, Danielle realized she needed to make dietary changes to improve her life.  She started her blog to help others suffering from similar ailments continue to enjoy food. Danielle lives in the San Francisco area with her husband and son. Follow her on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.