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Welcome to Healthy Little Peach!

June 8, 2017 | Author: Ashley McCrary
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Welcome to Healthy Little Peach! Thank you so much for stopping by. My name is Ashley McCrary, but go by, “Mac,” a teacher by day, and a health and lifestyle blogger by night based in Missouri. I am the wife to a handsome, loving human, Joel, and a mother to a fierce and strong girl-dragon, Eloise.

For me, health, family, Jesus and pretty things make my world go round. I am constantly on an adventure of life, whether it is, keep calm and mommy on, teaching really hard things to 3rd graders, or in the kitchen whipping up delicious Paleo and Whole 30 recipes. I call all my friends “peaches” and I love big hair and spicy food.

Like most people, I have struggled with my weight and self confidence throughout my entire life. I have been skinny, fat, fit, strong, weak, and all the above. I have tried every fad diet and even stopped eating entirely to lose weight. All of this lead to depression and just a feeling of emptiness and sadness. At the age of 26 I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and insulin resistant after having a very hard time conceiving a child. Through lots of prayer and tears, I was finally blessed with my sweet baby girl, Eloise Scarlett.

Before getting pregnant I was 30 pounds overweight and gained an additional 30 pounds during my pregnancy. After giving birth, I couldn’t grasp the reality of what the number on the scale was showing. I was tired, really tired, both physically and mentally, I knew it was time to not just “diet” but to make an overall lifestyle change. After reading and conducting a lot of research, I FINALLY found the answer I had been searching for my entire life. Melissa and Dallas Hartwig’s book It Starts With Food and the documentary Food Inc changed everything.  I finally understood what it meant to be healthy. Health doesn’t come from a 2 week diet or eating a healthy meal once a week, it comes from consistency and TRUE change. So guess what I did? I changed. I changed my mind and I changed my life.

Over the past 3 years, my focus and passion has been adopting and adhering to the Paleo and Whole 30 lifestyle. I have lost 80 pounds and am healthier than I have ever been in my life. Not only am I healthy, but I’m happy. My relationship with food is more positive and I use food as fuel and not as a reward. Do I still have days of struggle, absolutely, am I human? YES!

This lifestyle change has been the best decision not only for me, but also, my family. My husband has been right by my side and has completed many rounds of Whole 30 and loves the grain free and dairy free lifestyle. It has has lead us in the direction of finally figuring out what works to achieve overall health and wellness, and ultimately, food freedom.  

My 31 year journey hasn’t always been unicorns and magic, but that’s what makes me special. I have fought for myself every step of the way and have finally found my true potential. Hopefully, sharing my battle scars and “aha” moments on health, marriage, and motherhood will allow me to connect with each of you and encourage your season of life.Life is so much brighter when you share it with others. That is my mission here…. share, inspire, motivate and spread love.

Are you ready to go on an adventure?….Let’s go, peaches!

XO, MAC

 

 

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  2. Mary Kate says:

    I love your blog but I also must have your fabulous off the shoulder white top! Where is it from????


 

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About Me

Welcome to Healthy Little Peach. I’m Mac, the lady behind the recipes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle that consists of a mix of healthy whole foods, and full-fat comfort meals. Life is too short not to enjoy good food while maintaining a healthy body and mind. Here you will find gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, keto, and even full-fat comfort recipes. Let’s have fun in the kitchen together!

About Me

Welcome to Healthy Little Peach. I’m Mac, the lady behind the recipes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle that consists of a mix of healthy whole foods, and full-fat comfort meals. Life is too short not to enjoy good food while maintaining a healthy body and mind. Here you will find gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, keto, and even full-fat comfort recipes. Let’s have fun in the kitchen together!

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Hope everyone had a Happy St. Patrick’s Day. I was planning to take off posting today, but I found this gem and had to share. Vegan Vanilla Cake with Buttercream Frosting. 

If you are looking for a yummy vegan cake and buttercream, be sure to check out this recipe. It’s seriously incredible. 

Grab the full recipe over in the link in bio 
or at https://healthylittlepeach.com/vegan-vanilla-cake-with-buttercream-st-patricks-day/#tasty-recipes-22812
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The perfect cozy soup for this weekend. This Salsa Verde Chicken Soup is so easy to make and requires simple ingredients. Throw it in the crockpot, instant pot, or stovetop. 

Low Carb, Paleo, Whole30, and Dairy-Free

Click the link in my bio and tap the photo to be directed to the recipe. https://healthylittlepeach.com/salsa-verde-chicken-soup-keto-whole30/
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Life is so easy with you!❤️ Happy Valentine’s Day, Sweet Thang.
✨Creamy Crab Dip✨ SAVE THIS RECIPE

This dip is the perfect appetizer for The Super Bowl this weekend. 

It’s Whole30, Keto, Paleo, Gluten & Dairy-Free!!

✨Crab Dip (Dairy-Free)✨

1 pound jumbo lump crabmeat, picked and drained 
8 ounces dairy-free cream cheese Kite Hill (or regular cream cheese will work)
1/2 cup mayonnaise 
1 tbsp Franks hot sauce
1 tbsp. lemon juice
⅓ cup chopped onions
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp vegan butter (or regular if not DF)
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
½ tsp onion powder
1 ½ tbsp nutritional yeast (or sub shredded cheese)
½ tsp paprika
½ tsp black pepper
2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
½ tsp ground mustard

1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

✨Instructions✨

1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Heat a small skillet over medium-high heat and add the butter along with the minced garlic and onions. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
2. In a large bowl mix together the crab meat, dairy-free cream cheese, mayo, lemon juice, hot sauce, seasonings (except for nutritional yeast) along with the cooked onions and garlic. Mix together until combined.
3. Grease a 2-quart baking dish and add the crab mixture evenly. Sprinkle the top with nutritional yeast or you can sub cheese here.
4. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Enjoy!
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Needing a healthier Valentine’s Day dessert? Be sure to give this Keto Blueberry Cobbler a try. 

It is the perfect sweet treat without all the sugar. The filling consists of  fresh blueberries, all-natural sweeteners, lemon juice and xanthan gum and is topped with a nutty crumble and baked to perfection. Keto, Paleo, Gluten Free, and Dairy Free

➡️Grab the full recipe at healthylittlepeach.com or over in the link in bio 
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