Sun Cups – Addicted!

I almost don’t want to tell you about this.  Because, if you are anything like me, these suckers will be a gateway into a serious addiction.  I’m talking about an almost completely legitimately paleo version of REESE’S PEANUT BUTTER CUPS.  Are you kidding me.  I ate two packages yesterday.  Fortunately, these are actually kind of tough to find, so as long as I avoid the only store you can buy them at in the Seattle area (PCC) I think I’ll be okay.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

 

 

Ingredients:  Dark Chocolate* (cocoa liquor*, cane sugar*, cocoa butter*), Sunflower Seed*, Glucose*, Cocoa Butter*, Sea Salt.  Oh, and evil.  Pure evil.


Snacks!

When people say you have to COOK EVERY MEAL when you eat paleo, they are wrong.  There are lots of yummy snacks out there that are mostly paleo-friendly.  Since I am a mom of two (in fact, right now my 7 year old is talking my EAR OFF while I try to write this blog), I have to have snacks to eat on the go.  Especially on workout days, otherwise I won’t remember to eat!

I thought I would share some of my favorite snacks and quick-eats with you:

“Food Should Taste Good” sweet potato chips!  Only ingredients are: Sweet Potatoes, Sunflower Oil & Sea Salt

Cherry Pie Larabars – just the right amount of sweet, tangy goodness

Aidells Chicken & Apple Sausage (cut up, with a little cut up avocado and some peppers, it’s a meal!)

Just a few tips!  More to come…


Paleo Bread

What an incredible weekend!  This is that time of year in Seattle when the sun finally starts to shine, for the first time since September.  Everyone goes crazy – there are car accidents, mobs everywhere, and long ferry lines.  We hit the beach – it’s still a little too windy and cold for the crowds, but for our family, it’s just right for toddler running, driftwood house building and lots of burying feet in the sand.

For breakfast on Saturday morning, I made my easy weekday pancakes, piled high with banana slices and drips of almond butter.  So amazing!

And then we did this:

And this:

When we got home, I decided to make some paleo-friendly bread, from Elana’s Pantry.  I normally don’t like coconut flour very much, but this bread turned out really, really well.  It’s nice and firm and would probably make a great sandwich bread, but as you can see from my picture – I used a wide pan, so my bread turned out a little short and wide :).  It’s also a little oily from the coconut oil, which you could probably reduce if that bothers you, but I think it makes it even more delicious (since it tastes like freshly buttered bread).

Paleo Bread

1 ½ cups blanched almond flour

2 tablespoons coconut flour

¼ cup golden flaxseed meal

¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt

1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

5 eggs

¼ cup coconut oil

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1. Place almond flour, coconut flour, flax, salt and baking soda in a food processor.  Pulse ingredients together

2. Pulse in eggs, oil, honey and vinegar (do it in this order, because otherwise the baking soda and vinegar will react right away)

3. Pour batter into a greased 7.5″ x 3.5″ pan

4. Bake at 350° for 30-45 (I had to bake for 45) minutes, then Cool and serve


Simple Paleo Breakfast – Apple, Almond Butter, Egg

Sometimes breakfast can be so difficult!  If you are like me, you are up at the crack of dawn (or before, let’s be honest here), tired, your contacts are still dry, you have to pack your kids lunch, and the last thing you want to do is cook something up in the kitchen.  Here is my go-to breakfast for those tough mornings:

– 1 whole sliced apple (carb)

– 1 tablespoon almond butter (fat)

– 1 egg, lightly beaten (protein)

Put the egg in a small, microwave safe cup – microwave for 30-45 seconds

Spread almond butter on each apple slice

Enjoy!