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About christybutch

Hi! I am Christy Butch. Married to Garrett Butch and the mother of two boys, Collin and Ryan. I am the Co-Founder of Maximum Potential, a company that teaches people how to work with autistic children. I am also a Strength Coach CF-L1 Instructor and Olympic Lift Coach as well as Nutrition Certified. This blog is about the journey to drastically change my families diet to better our immediate and long term health. I am excited to see what lies in store for us, especially my 7 year old who is autistic.We are now following a diet of meat.vegetables.nuts,seeds,little starch and little sugar.

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Creamy Root Vegetable Stew with Ham Steak

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup chopped sweet onion 3 tablespoons of garlic 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary 2 1/2 cups or about 1 lb of peeled diced sweet potatoes 2 1/4 cups or 3/4 lb peeled diced rutabaga 2 … Continue reading

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Garlicky chicken with tomato and artichokes.

This was very easy and uses what you probably have in your kitchen.           Ingredients: 1 to 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast EVOO 2 to 4 garlic cloves, pressed 1 14.5 can diced tomatoes with … Continue reading

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Grain Free, Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Scones

I made these for the kids this morning. They are one of Collin’s favorites. This recipe is from Elana Amsterdam’s Gluten Free and Almond Flour Cookbook. I have enjoyed some of the recipes from this great little cookbook. I altered … Continue reading

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Kale!

Kale chips are popping up on many of the blogs I read and get recipes from. Elana’s Pantry has a lemon Kale Chip recipe and Gluten-Free Girl has a salt and vinegar one just to name a few. I decided … Continue reading

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Wild Salmon with Rosemary Sweet Potatoes and Lemon Asparagus.

I used to cook this long before we ever ate Paleo. It is very good. I got the recipe from a book titled The Ultra-Metabolism by  Mark Hyman, M.D.           Ingredients: 2 small sweet potatoes 1 … Continue reading

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Fajitas….hold the shells.

This is such an easy go to meal. In fact I rushed in the house around 7:30 last night and we were eating this by 8:oo pm. 2 tsp Olive Oil or Coconut Oil 1 1/2 lbs of lean steak … Continue reading

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