Paleo diet – Week 2

Two weeks into the Paleo diet and we feel great. Some weight has been lost but most importantly we’ve survived the first (and hardest) half of this diet. Our energy levels have returned to normal and we’re definitely not as “hungry” all the time. We’ve even taken to talking about regular food with only slight increases in our salivation levels. Regardless, I’ve personally found it to be very challenging to withhold from eating desserts so I’ve began experimenting with Paleo sweets. This is just the beginning but so far I’ve managed to make some pretty edible items. It sounds silly but when you’re refraining from using sugar, flour and butter, well, there’s nothing really left to bake with. But I have the solution:

Paleo cookies – Dairy, Gluten and sugar free

2 very ripe bananas, mashed together
2 TBSP coconut oil, melted
4 TBSP honey
1 egg (recipe will work without it but it’ll be drier in consistency)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups almond flour (or coconut flour)
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

-Mix the wet ingredients together, add the dry. Use an ice cream scoop to place dough on baking sheet, flatten with thumb
-Bake at 325 for 15 min (depending on thickness) until golden in colour
*These cookies have very little rising power so you can place them fairly close to each other

A few variations can include orange zest and shredded coconut as a substitute for the flour or any other ground nut. They’re very easy to make and can literally be taken from craving to consumption in about 30 min.

Enjoy!

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