Closeup of a bowl of roasted squash and apple soup

Simple Kabocha Squash and Apple Soup

Roasted kabocha squash and apple soup makes the perfect meal prep recipe that’s also paleo, gluten free, Whole30, and vegan-friendly.

A big bowl of soup provides comfort on even the chilliest days. I should know. I live in North Dakota.

Terrible jokes aside, soups are always welcome in my kitchen. There’s a soup to please everyone — and this one’s an all-around people pleaser, because it’s silky-smooth with just a touch of sweetness from the added roasted apples.

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Bowl of Whole30, low carb, and keto chicken poblano soup

Whole30 Chicken Poblano Soup

Soup recipes like this Whole30 Chicken Poblano Soup are meal prep heroes! With plenty of veggies and a spicy broth, this soup is paleo, gluten free, low carb, and keto-friendly.

Cold weather calls for a healthy supply of soup recipes — and let’s face it, you can never have too many.

Since Fargo is in the midst of more below zero weather, my thoughts are turning to cozy, warming bowls of veggies and broth. I created this recipe because I couldn’t shake the match-up of chicken and roasted poblano peppers. Google ‘chicken poblano’ and you’ll see what I mean — it’s a classic!

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Skillet full of Thai Beef Stir Fry with zucchini noodles and SunButter sauce

Saucy SunButter Thai Beef Stir Fry with Zucchini Noodles

This blog post and SunButter Thai Beef Stir Fry recipe are sponsored by SunButter®! All opinions and experiences are my own.

Let’s face it — we could all use more quick and simple skillet meals like this SunButter Thai beef stir fry recipe!

With a heaping helping of veggies, quickly-cooked sirloin beef strips, and a simple nut free sauce, this meal cooks up quickly and makes a great meal prep option.

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Closeup of homemade apple butter in a stainless steel dish

Simple Stovetop Apple Butter (No Added Sugar)

Excess of apples? Apple butter is BY FAR the easiest way to use them up!

To make simple, no sugar added apple butter, you just need a little bit of patience. That’s seriously the hardest part of the whole process.

After letting this apple mixture simmer away and reduce down to a deep, caramelized butter, you’ll have a paleo, gluten free, low carb spread that pairs perfectly with the warm flavors of winter.

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Closeup of Loaded Paleo Scalloped Potatoes in a cast iron skillet

Loaded Gluten Free Scalloped Potatoes (Dairy Free)

The goal: take a side dish like gluten free scalloped potatoes and make it mindblowing. The result? Loaded scalloped potatoes!

This is one heckuva side dish, layering potato slices, creamy dairy free béchamel sauce, and add-ins like mushrooms, bacon, sour cream, and chives.

A full dish makes a bit of a showstopper at a dinner party, AND it’s gluten free, dairy free, paleo, and Whole30.

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