so i’m trying paleo

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Now, before you get all preachy on me, and start talking about carbs and high fat, blah blah blah, I am trying Paleo for a week because I think that dairy might be hindering my health. A few years ago, I had a blood test done at my doctor’s office to test for food allergies. The results said that I have an intense sensitivity to Gluten, and a slightly less intense sensitivity to Casein and Whey.

I’ve stuck to not eating Gluten, and feel much much better for it, however I am a self-proclaimed cheese enthusiast, and simply could not let it go.

I’ve been working out very consistently over the last few years, as some of my prior posts might indicate, and I’m still not seeing the results I want. No, I’m not joining Crossfit (I don’t think my joints could handle it), but I do love my weekly dance classes, abs workouts and weight training.

I just feel like I could be less ‘puffy’ and more defined, and I’d also like my reflux/indigestion to be gone for good.

SO, Paleo, Day 3, and I am LOVING the recipes. Sure, I miss dairy a tiny bit, but I don’t really notice that it’s missing from my meals as much as I thought I would. Also, as someone who doesn’t generally like coconut (except when I had that Samoa obsession), I am using coconut flour and oil in everything and it’s amazing.

Here’s two of my favorite sites for recipes:

Paleomg.com
nomnomPaleo.com

** Some of the recipes are Primal (which can include dairy), so if you want to stick to Paleo the way I’m doing it, be sure to check your ingredients**

So far I’ve made:

Simple Chorizo Butternut Hash (AMAZING!!!)
Chicken Bacon Rice Bowls (super easy)
Easy Crockpot Breakfast Pie (also super easy)
Sweet Pulled Pork Waffle Sliders (WHY DIDN’T I MAKE ALMOND FLOUR WAFFLES BEFORE NOW?!?!?!?!)

As for next week’s menu, I’m not sure what I plan to make for the majority of my meals, however, I am DEFINITELY making these:

Chocolate Coffee Banana Donuts (::drools::)

I feel like I’m discovering food again 🙂 Looks like it’s going past 1 week into a 2 week trial… stay tuned.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Cassy says:

    Try PaleOMG’s pizza spaghetti squash bake! So easy and SO yummy! Let us know how the Chocolate Coffee Banana Donuts are – my boyfriend loves coffee so he would love it if I made those!

    1. camokd says:

      I will definitely try it! For the record, I’ve tried cauliflower pizza crust so many times and I just can’t seem to get it right. Maybe someday it will click. I am however, a HUGE fan of spaghetting squash, even before I started trying Paleo.

      I will be shouting from the rooftops (i.e. posting here) how good those donuts are. Based on how good everything else has been so far, I think they’re going to be great.

      Oh, and I also, I made the Carrot Cake Chocolate Chunk Breakfast Cookies.
      They are also super awesome.

      1. Cassy says:

        Cauliflower pizza crust is definitely tricky. You have to make sure you get all of the moisture out of it or it won’t hold together. And those breakfast cookies sound almost as good as those donuts!

  2. Dana Dane says:

    Good for you! I basically hate coconut, so whenever I see a GF recipe (read: nearly all of them) that uses coconut this or that, I dismiss it. Maybe I’ll just have to try it out soon.

    One day, I will step away from the dairy…

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