after my post last week, my amazing friend, jenny (who has been living the paleo lifestyle since february) was so sweet and sent me a few recipes- so nice of her! the four recipes below are from her- we can't wait to try them! thank you so much!
update: it's been one week and i would be lying if i didn't express that it's been tough from time to time- like football sunday or a girl's night on monday night... and with no carbs (besides fruit) for over a week, my energy level is suffering a bit- however, overall, i feel so much better- hoping to persevere through this week- jenny and others have expressed that your body gets more used to the lifestyle the second week- wish me luck! xo.
my body is currently in shock you all. <3 food.
Veggie Stir Fry
- ANY veggies you want (except for any type of bean, corn) – we load up on squash, zucchini, mushrooms, broccoli, peppers, onions.
- Heat up coconut oil in a large pan/wok.
- Coat the veggies with a dusting of Goya Adobo seasoning (It comes in a variety of flavors, make sure you get one that is ‘Paleo’ friendly. I usually find it with all of the Mexican type foods in the grocery store. It is lifesaving – we put it on everything!!!!)
- Cook the veggies in there until soft.
- SO yummy – and we always make enough for leftovers.
Sweet Potato Skins
- 2 microwaveable sweet potatoes (they come w plastic wrap around them)
- 1 Green onion, chopped
- 2 pieces of bacon
**Preheat oven to 450. Microwave the potato skins in the wrap for about 7 min. Cut the potatoes in half length wise. Scoop out the middle of the potato and put in a container to have another time but be sure to leave a small layer of the potato (think potato skins like you get at restaurants). Place skins on a coated baking sheet (I use coconut spray oil that you can get at Trader Joe's). Use the coconut spray again and lightly coat both sides of the skins and lightly sprinkle salt on both sides. Place the skins on the baking sheet with the skin side facing up. Bake for 7 minutes. Flip the skins over, place the green onions and bacon in the middle of the skins. Cook on this side for 3-4 min or until edges turn slightly brown.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 cups of almond meal
- 1/4 cup of organic honey (I get at trader joes)
- 1/4 cup of melted coconut oil
- 1 tsp of vanilla
- ½ tsp for cinnamon (**I don’t include this if I’m making chocolate chip cookies)
- 1/4 tsp of sea salt
- **Optional: Chocolate chips – no measurement I just pour as many in as I want. **Make sure you buy Paleo friendly chips, they are called ‘Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips’ – bag is yellow and green. They sell them at Target, Food Lion or Harris Teeter.
Preheat oven to 450. Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl and mix well. Sometimes the mix can seem a little dry – I basically add a little honey to moisten it up. If you don’t do this, they fall apart when you put them on the sheet. Roll the cookies into small balls and place on a coated baking sheet. Use the bottom of a cup or jar (or your palm) to flatten them out. Bake in oven for 6-7 minutes – just watch them to make sure they don’t burn. The edges should be ever so slightly brown. Let cool, and then I normally place in the fridge to harden them up. SO much better than devouring real cookies, but they taste amazing.
- 1 large egg
- 1 green onion of medium size
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 ½ tables of coconut oil
Grate the zucchini into a bowl. Chop the green onion. Now mix the grated zucchini and chopped onion in a bowl. Add 1 large egg to the mixture and mix thoroughly by adding salt and pepper. Put 3 mounds of zucchini mixture into the pan and fry it by pressing down to flatten until lightly browned, then turn it and let the other side to be browned. **These are an acquired taste – but if you want something that tastes sorta fried, this is a good selection. Buy some organic ketchup (Trader Joe's has a good one too – very organic and very minimal sugar) and dunk
these in that when eating.
these in that when eating.
it's all about the 'outside' of the market...
i explored the healthy home market on south blvd last night -
i recommend going - i loved it!
*i bought this coconut and almond paleo bread- so far, i would not recommend the almond and will let you know how the coconut is... it's def not 'bread' you all!!
... which i basically miss a lot
however, i know it's for the best!!
here are some photos from a few of the things tim and i have cooked over the past week~
these bars from last week were - to.die.for.
trader joe's guacamole kit
turkey burger with guac/bacon, celery with almond butter, and sweet potatoes cooked with coconut oil
shrimp, fruit, and pork loin
my husband made a quiche - so good.
thank you for everything this week, timmy...
i can't wait to try these...
is still allowed.
"don't drink & drive-
walk like a caveman!"
which we've been doing a lot lately~
in our cute neighborhood :)
and looking forward to lots of hot yoga this weekend.