Perfect Paleo Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

20140126_202953I came up with a delicious coconut flour chocolate chip cookie recipe. I NEED these during the week. Sometimes I can’t kick the sugar/chocolate craving and these are going to help!

Paleo Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (or honey, agave, etc)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup organic coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup organic shredded un-sweetend coconut flakes
  • 1/2-3/4 cup dark chocolate chips (at least 60%)

Directions:

Mix olive oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla and sea salt. Add the rest of ingredients. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.

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My Husband- the amazing chef!

Check out this amazing bacon wrapped smoked tri-tip roast he made last week.  He smoked it on the open-fire grill outside. SOOO damn good!

Here he is getting it ready…

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All wrapped in bacon- seasoning with cracked pepper!ImageImage

 

The delicious final project, it was soooo good!Image

 

There you have it- one big hunk o meat….the tri-tip and Shaan, haha!

Healthy Snacking- Paleo Fast Food

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Today I made a delicious salad for family dinner at my moms house. I like to make extra to eat throughout the week so I made two! To save time I cut up the veggies for my snacks for the week at the same time.

One of the things that has helped keep me on the Paleo track is having healthy snacks prepared and ready to go. If I have them it’s much easier to not grab something unhealthy.

Each week I make what we call “veggie packs.” I combine whatever veggies come in the bountiful basket or that look good in the store and put them in baggies or containers. That way I can just grab a bag on the way out to work.

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My hubby and I also LOVE almond butter! At Costco they sell the big one for about 7$. Not too bad. Sometimes I will make it myself in the food processor but this isn’t a bad price so we bought it instead this time. I like to dip my veggies in the almond butter, YUM!

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The more prepped you are for the week the easier it is to stay on track and eat healthy!

For a little more protein I will hard-boil some eggs, bring some beef jerky or slicked turkey (usually boars-head) to work with me.

I also love to have “nut packs,” hehe that sounds funny! I will just put some raw nuts together in ziplock bags and eat those when I get a craving for some chips or something crunchy! Costco has giant bags of raw nuts- lots of different kinds, almonds, cashews, pecans, pistachios, etc

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A very paleo breakfast!

imageWe had a delicious breakfast today before heading to yoga and Crossfit this morning:

*Coffee (of course!)
*eggs with onions, spinach, red pepper, garlic, pepper and hot sauce
*fruit salad with 1 granny smith apple, one gala apple, 1 pear, 1 banana, juice from 1 lemon and 1 lime.

It was delicious and gave us lots energy to workout this morning!

Highly Recommended Paleo Book

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This weekend we stopped by Barnes & Noble, where we like to spend WAY too much money.  I have been wanting to pick up a copy of Chris Kresser’s new book, The Paleo Code. I’m only about 50 pages in but I’m absolutely loving it! He is amazing! If you haven’t checked out his website you should: http://chriskresser.com/  If you sign up for his newsletters he will also send you 7 ebooks, 3 weeks of Paleo recipes and much more. I have also enjoyed looking around his website and reading articles he posts. He also has a very informative podcast.

I definitely recommend his book if you are thinking about doing Paleo or just wanting to learn more about why you should/should not eat certain foods.