Primal/Paleo Recipes for the Ex-Bread Addicts of The World

Faux Ice Cream!

I saw this recipe for Strawberry Banana “Soft Serve” and have been dying to try it. It just so happened that I had strawberries and bananas so I threw some (not literally) in the ninja (blender) and made some. I added unsweetened coconut because I love it! It really was just like soft serve ice cream! I sat on my couch during the kids naptime and ate my “ice cream” while reading a John Grisham book…..it was awesome and a RARE TREAT! :-)

No pic because I had to eat it before the kids woke up! No sharing here! 

This cake was inspired by a cake I spotted on Pinterest. I saw it and immediately though, “I could totally make a Paleo version of that!” And guess what? VICTORY! It turned out amazing! 

FROZEN BERRY CRUMBLE
Ingredients
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup almond meal
1/2 cup melted butter
2 egg whites
2 teaspoons of honey (or more dependant upon your desired level of sweetness.)
2 cans of coconut milk (chilled in the fridge for at least 2 hours)
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
2 teaspoons of vanilla
Juice squeezed from 1/2 a lemon
2 cups sliced fresh berries, crushed/smashed 
2 cups of blueberries

Instructions
Preheat oven to 325° F.
Combine 1 teaspoon of honey, coconut flour, almond meal and melted butter and spread in 9×13 pan. Bake at 325°F for 20 minutes. Stir a couple of times. Cool
Once cooled, evenly press 2/3 of the mixture in the 9×13 pan to create a deep dish crust.
Beat egg whites and 1 teaspoon of honey until stiff.
Open both cans of coconut milk removing the white cream with a spoon. Scoop the coconut cream into a bowl. 
Add your vanilla and cinnamon to the coconut cream. With a hand mixer, whip the mixture until creamy.
Gently combine, beaten egg whites, whipped coconut cream, lemon juice, and berries. Spread mixture over crust.
Sprinkle remaining crust/crumb mixture on top.
Refridgerate for 3-6 hours.
Cut in squares to serve. Garnish with additional strawberries if desired.

ENJOY!!!




YUM!

Oven Roasted Apples and Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients

2 medium apples
1 large sweet potato
2T coconut oil
Cinnamon to taste

1. Peel and core apple. Next, chop apple into small squares.
2. Wash sweet potato and chop it into square chunks.
3. Place on foil covered pan and drizzle with coconut oil.
4. Sprinkle with as much (or as little) cinnamon as your heart desires!
5. Roast in 425° oven for about 15 min or until apples and sweet potatoes are tender and slightly browned.
6. EAT!

Frozen Banana Bites!

I saw these on Pinterest and immediately wanted to make them. Clayton told me to reduce the making of treats to every two weeks….oops. I’ll start that tomorrow….maybe….probably not.

I just winged the recipe and they turned out great!

Ingredients

2 Bananas
1 Dark Chocolate Bar (I used an 86% dark chocolate bar.)
2T of Natural Peanut Butter (Would be great with Almond Butter.)
Sprinkles (Found these in the cabinet, leftover from a bday.)
Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
Crushed Nuts
Any other topping you can think of

1. Melt chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring frequently.
2. Mix in nut butter.
3. Dip sliced bananas in chocloate/nut butter mixture. 
4. Place covered bananas on cookie sheet covered in parchment paper.
5. Sprinkle with toppings.
6. Place pan in freezer until chocolate coating is set (5-10 minutes)
7. Enjoy!

Happy eating!


Although I am not Catholic,I gave decided to participate in Lent this year. At first I couldn’t decide what to give up. I’ve already given up pop, (un-natural) sugars, proceeded foods, wheat…..all those things not included in a Paleo diet. I thought about giving up coffee but I am pretty sure coffee makes the pop thing bearable. I only eat honey (or other natural sweeteners), fruit and dark chocolate occasionally. So…….I decided to give up my time.

I was inspired by another blogger to spend at least 15 minutes participating in physical activity a day with my kids. I know 15 minutes doesn’t sound like much. I’m going to shoot for 30 but kept my goal at 15. So far I have pulled them them in the wagon through puddles, jumped on the trampoline, played tag and been on a walk. Each time we play I hear them say things like, “This is so fun!”, “We should definitely do this again!” and always a ton of laughter. I know there will be days when it is the last thing I want to do. On those days I am going to jump in head first and stick with it until I am having fun. I know my attitude will change because my kids laughter, enthusiasm and joy is contagious!

Now for the recipe. It’s good thing I didn’t give up chocolate cause this recipe is delicioso (Thanks for the Spanish lesson, Dora!)

Nut Butter Truffles

The change I made was to reduce the honey to 1/4 of a cup. I really think you could even leave it out completely!   

Here is my horrible picture, Enjoy!

BREAD!

I did it! I made a Paleo bread! It is soooo good! The kids had some with peanut butter on it I know pb isn’t Paleo . Eventually we are going to make the switch to almond butter…someday. :-)
I ate it with butter slathered all over it. The next thing I want to try is using it to make garlic bread!

This bread doesn’t rise and wouldn’t be good for making huge sandwiches but it gets the job done!

“Better Than Bread” Bread :-)

6 eggs
1/2 cup melted butter
1 TBS honey
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup coconut flour

Mix together and press down into a loaf pan. Bake for 35-40 min or until slightly browned.


Weekly Meal Plan 2/20-2/26

I was able to find some great deals on fruit and veggies this week! Each week I check all the local store ads, then I make a list of items on sale. I make sure to include the item name, price and where it is on sale.  Finally, I take my list to Was-Mart and I PRICE MATCH! I love Wal-Mart’s price matching policy!! It allows me to score some amazing deals without having to drive all over Kingdom Come! :-)

Okay, I am going to TRY to post my weekly meal plan each week. If you want a recipe just leave a comment! :-) I am only going to list our dinners here. Also, we do eat potatoes on workout days. The kids usually have fruit for dessert.

Monday 2/20- Lazy Busy Mama’s Chops, Hot Crash Potatoes and oven roasted carrots

Tuesday 2/21- Sticky Chicken and World’s Best Braised Cabbage

Wednesday- 2/22-Pepperocini Pork topped with sauteed onions, mushrooms and peppers

Thursday 2/23- Lasagna with zucchini “noodles” and salad

Friday 2/24-Baked Ham, Southern Collard Greens and sweet potato fries

Saturday 2/25- Paleo Biscuits and Gravy

Sunday 2/26- leftovers! Yay, no cooking! :-)

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