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Paleo Dessert Recipe Ideas

Many people are put off going on diets because they aren’t willing to give up the tasty treats and the extras. However, many diets today have excellent workarounds. You can have awesome desserts with many diets that are both enjoyable, tasty and nourishing!

One such diet that has an abundance of dessert dishes that can top off your meal is the Paleo Diet. Built in the mold of what our ancestors once ate, in the hunter-gatherer era, there is a significant amount of different foods that you can both make and enjoy when eating this diet. You can be creative! To see creative cooks in action, be sure to watch the Paleo Mayonnaise Video I have posted at the bottom of the article.

With more natural goods like fruits and nuts available to you, it’s easy to get creative with your dessert. When people think dessert, they immediately think of chocolate cake and the like – but have you ever thought about going outside the box a little?

Grilled Bananas

One popular choice among Paleo Diet users is grilled bananas. This is a brilliant way to get the sweet tastes without having to resort to using sugars of sweeteners. Fruit provides us with a natural sweetness that is easy to enjoy if you can avoid the chocolate and chewy alternatives.

This is simple to make and literally takes about fifteen minutes. You’ll need a grill and a couple of bananas. You could then add in some walnuts and almonds to add extra flavor, and whip up a heavy cream to create a charming extra that will add flavor to the entire proceeding.

Leave the peels on, get some cinnamon and some coconut oil. Split the bananas in half and put some cinnamon on the open side. Place them down on the grill for a few minutes or until the peel starts to come off. Eat it out of the peel if you can!

This is just one of the many examples of creative thinking inventing up a fantastic dessert meal. Paleo Diets are fun, good for you, and lets you explore a side of food you probably never have. It’s time to avoid all of the overly priced and lackluster choices out there in terms of food, and start enjoying some proper dessert meals!

Look about in recipe books and online for some creative ideas posted by other Paleo Diet users, you will never find yourself short of ideas!

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Breakfast Ideas for a Paleo Diet

It is a wonder that in today society, with all of our breakthroughs in medicine and technology, that the majority of the developed world suffer from weight problems and living a healthy lifestyle. Worse still, there is so much misinformation out there it is hard to know what to believe and what is nonsense. Many of us could become more fit and interactive in life if we just had a strict routine to follow in terms of our fitness and welfare. Many of the most common health problems people suffer from is by not having a cohesive idea of what they should and should not be eating. The Paleo diet is a new but quickly growing diet which is being recommended by many people as a good starting point for a new health regime. You can make almost anything, even Paleo Mayonnaise.

However, getting into a diet like a Paleo diet can be tough due to needing such specific plans about what you are going to eat and what you can eat on a daily basis. Many guidelines are very generic and it can leave you struggling for creativity and therefore it is much harder to stick to a routine. If you need help getting started on a Paleo diet, then try out some of these breakfast ideas – you can build from there. Any meal in a Paleo diet must be food that was hunted or gathered, so this included any type of;

  • Meat
  • Egg
  • Fish
  • Nut
  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Roots
  • Berries

This means that despite limiting yourself, you still have a pretty huge amount of selection out there, so getting creative should not be a problem. You have to be sure you are avoiding things like grains, oils, sugar, salt and dairy, these are all post-agricultural foods which goes beyond what the Paleo diet is about.

Monday – If you are used to cereal on a Monday morning before work, try a mix of nuts and berries with some coconut milk, which is allowed. This is quick and cheap to make, and lovely too.

Tuesday – Go for something a little more daring, like an egg & tomato stir-fry, with some green onion cooked into it. This will keep you going with a lot of energy until lunch.

Wednesday – Egg with salsa and avocado is a good way to start your day – it will brighten you up for sure. It’s very quick to make and the ingredients are simply sourced. Use 2 eggs on a medium heat, and then include a quarter avocado.

Thursday – I recommend trying some banana almond pancakes – this is a lovely recipe and tastes just as good as any normal pancake. Add one egg and one tablespoon of almond butter, then mash in two bananas. Add some coconut oil and cook the batter on a medium heat. Add some blueberries if you like to give them some extra flavor.

Friday – try a coconut milk smoothie. To do this, add some coconut milk into a blender and add the fruits that you want. Add some nut butter in too, to create a nice smooth aftertaste. If you feel it needs it, add some vanilla extract (a few drops) to add some extra zest.

Saturday – Sweet potatoes will do the trick here, go for some sweet potatoes which have been grated to a tablespoon of coconut oil. Cook until it is softened, and then add a quarter tablespoon of cinnamon.

Sunday – It’s the last day of the week, so go for some steak and eggs in the morning. This meal will give you plenty of energy and see you through until a later lunch. Cook the steak as you like, it really is up to you how you like your steak!  Paleo diets are extremely good for you and can put you on a more healthy mindset – it is does not need to be so tough to come up with ideas, either!

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Paleo Recipes Cookbook: Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Lemons are delicious in baking, and when I was creating new paleo recipes, I decided to try out something I had been kicking around: lemon poppy seed muffins. There is a bit of a backstory to this, though. I spent a lot of hours in the kitchen testing and trying out new things. There were a lot of failed starts, and some versions that while my roommates enjoyed, weren’t up to my standards. I finally created a version I was proud of and reminded me of the ones my mother used to make.

I used some substitutes to help with the texture. I used coconut flour to create the fluffy, moist texture you get in bakeries. I used real, fresh lemon juice (so much better than artificial sweeteners!) and of course, I added in poppy seeds which adds a delicious crunch that doesn’t conflict with the other flavours. I’ve been having one each morning with my coffee and other breakfast.

Best of all, these are perfect for guests, because they take so little time to create. Just throw all of the ingredients into the food processor, and you have batter that is ready within a few minutes.

Number of muffins created: 8

Ingredients

Quater cup of honey

Four eggs

Quater of a cup of melted coconut oil

Zest of one lemon

One teaspoon of vanilla extract

Half a teaspoon of baking soda

Three tablespoons of lemon juice

One tablespood of poppy seeds

One eighth of teaspoon of salt

One third a cup of coconut flour

Instructions

  1. Step one: preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Step two: while waiting for the oven, take out a muffin tin and grease or line it (I recommend you don’t use olive oil as it leaves an after taste on the muffins)
  3. Step three: take out the food processor, and grind up all of the ingredients – EXCEPT for the poppy seeds. Process until they are well combined.
  4. Step four: once all of the ingredients are well combined, take your poppy seeds and pulse them in.
  5. Step five: pour the mixture into the muffin tins. Fill about half way, as they will rise and you don’t want them to spill.
  6. Step six: bake them until they are tasty and golden brown. To test if they are ready, take a toothpick and insert it into the center. If it is ready, it will come out clean.
  7. Step seven: take the muffins out, and cool until they are no longer hot to rouch on a wire rack.

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