Paleo Chocolate Pudding

I have had a major sweet tooth of late.  I’ve tried to be good (really!), but I’ve been consuming fruit like crazy.  I came across this recipe on the diet/lifestyle blog “Delighted Momma”.  I didn’t make any changes, except halving the recipe so it would fit in my teeny tiny food processor.  It was delicious and tasted so decadent!  It’s very rich, just sweet enough, and so satisfying, since unlike regular pudding, this recipe uses fat and protein-packed ingredients.  It’s quick and easy too (I whipped up a batch 5 mins before I left to go to the gym).  Enjoy!

Paleo Chocolate Pudding

1 whole avocado, skins and pit removed

1 tbsp coconut oil

2 tbsp honey or 1 tbsp raw honey (or, probably, 1 tbsp maple syrup)

2 tbsp cocoa powder (unsweetened)

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 banana (optional, but the pudding will be pretty avocado-ey without the banana)

1. Put everything in a food processor

2. blend until smooth

3. Refrigerate until set (about 1 hour)

4. Try to eat it in 2 sittings instead of 1


Lunch: Curry Chicken Salad

I didn’t even think to take a picture before I gobbled this one up – but it’s quick, easy and very delicious for lunch.  Here is the recipe:

Curry Chicken Salad

Serves 4

1 pack thin-sliced boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1/2 tsp curry powder

Sea Salt & Pepper to taste

1 head butter lettuce

1/2 small red onion, finely chopped

1 whole thinly sliced bell pepper

1. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and curry power evenly over both sides of chicken pieces

2. On an indoor grill pan, grill for 4-5 mins per side

3. While chicken is grilling, chop vegetables and pile in a bowl

4. Once chicken is finished, chop into 1/4 inch thick slices and put over the vegetables

5. Pour dressing over everything

6. Take a picture for your blog, THEN eat

Dressing

2 tbsp high-quality unfiltered olive oil

1 tbsp cider vinegar

1/2 clove minced garlic

Sea Salt & Pepper to taste

1. Whisk everything together in a bowl until emulsified.