Remember when I mentioned we were doing a Paleo reset this month? Yup, yup, still doing it. Minus the chocolate pumpkin bread I made the other night and all the bread I stuffed my face with after I ran Jenny and Desiree's Virtual 5k. I'm surprised it's been going so well though. However, I could totally go for a huge cheese pizza and french fries with a ton of ketchup. I haven't been perfect, but even that is impressive for me. Just call me Courtney the-one-with-no-self-control! Chris is doing fine, whatever. He is a robot.
I thought I would share a few of the recipes that have been not so terrible, almost pretty good (but could probably be even better with cheese...dammit). And, really compared to some of the others we've tried they are amazing. Hidden vegetable Paleo meatloaf? I think we all almost hurled trying that one. And, I've completely given up on trying to make Paleo baked goods. I'm 99% sure that that is what they serve in hell. Go home fake bread thing you are drunk.
Anyway, here are 5 of the good ones!
To make the recipe Paleo just don't add greek yogurt and use nut butter instead of peanut butter. I've tried I don't know how many recipes for the same thing, and this one is my favourite. I also add a pinch of cinnamon. Smoothies have been a staple during this whole Paleo thing the past several weeks.
Another fave is frozen bananas, frozen strawberries, vanilla almond milk, coconut water, and a wee bit of honey.
Almond Butter and Banana
Another staple has been bananas with almond butter. Aria and I usually start the day by splitting a banana. Aria prefers hers without the nut butter, but doesn't mind a lick from the spoon occasionally. At first I thought almond butter tasted dry like sawdust, but now I'm semi obsessed.
I think I've made this once a week since we started doing Paleo. It is yummy, the only thing missing is cheese. I skip the sweet potato and add a bell pepper. Makes great leftovers for Chris in the morning before he goes off to work.
I saw a fajita salad recipe on pinterest, but it wasn't paleo so I just made it up. Grill some chicken. Grill onions and bell peppers. Add them to lettuce and top with salsa.
I ended up liking this a lot more than I thought I would, especially the salsa instead of dressing bit. I'm a total ranch girl, but this really hit the spot.
I would make this every other day if Chris would let me, and if you could have potatoes that often following Paleo. They are a 'limited' food. I've been making this since before my nutty Paleo idea, and it is delicious. Honestly, add this one to your menu next week.