Menu for Day 16 of 46

Well, the only way to be happy when you make decisions is to get back on track when you get off!

After a scary MRI and an EEG where they were able to induce seizures via strobe light, I was very “carpe diem” — and that did not include sticking to a diet. Fortunately, my inner child has calmed the crap down after it was given its tribute of chinese food and pizza (no, not together!), and I can get back to doing the things that make me feel better as opposed to the things that give me instant gratification.

So, here’s the menu for today! I know I’ll be having something different for lunch because we had the lettuce cups day before yesterday. We’ll probably have something with chicken instead. Maybe the Buffalo Chicken Pizza we haven’t had yet.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Breakfast
Fresh Fruit Smoothie

Lunch
Asian Ground Beef, Mushroom, and Broccoli Slaw Lettuce Cups

Snacks
Clementines

Dinner
Chile Verde

Dessert
Frozen White Grapes

Hope you all are having a good day!

The Best Paleo Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever!

So the other day, Adam and I got a serious hankering for something sweet and dessert-y. We went over to another website and tried their version of chocolate chip cookies and found them sadly flat and crispy.

We also aren’t fans of agave nectar. It’s too much in the straight “fructose” area of things for us. So, Adam and I decided we would try our own riff on Elena’s cookies, by substituting honey for agave nectar an adding an egg white to the recipe, and this is what we got.

Paleo Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Paleo Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best Paleo Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

Makes 12-24 cookies

Ingredients
2 ½ cups almond flour (homemade works great!)
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 egg white
½ cup grapeseed oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
½ cup honey
½ cup dark chocolate chips (the darker the better!)

Preparation

  1. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl
  2. Stir together wet ingredients in a smaller bowl
  3. Mix wet ingredients into dry
  4. Form ½-inch – 1-inch balls and press onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  5. Bake at 350° for 7-10 minutes
  6. Cool for at least 5 minutes
  7. Serve and Enjoy!

These would be great with cranberries, walnuts, pecans, or other add-ins as well.

Hope you enjoy!

Doing better!

My fingers! They are not fuzzy any longer. For this, I am immensely grateful. There really are few things that are more annoying in a non-ignorable sort of way.

Today, I’m making a CostCo run with the in-laws to pick up more of the necessaries: salt, maple syrup, extra virgin olive oil, etc.

I’m glad that the weather has calmed down since last night, when it was hailing and snowing. Today, the weather is relatively calm.

Last night, Adam and I made, for the first time, paleo chocolate chip cookies, following the recipe from Elena’s Pantry. Of course, we didn’t have all the ingredients (Do we ever?) so we substituted honey for agave nectar, and homemade almond flour for blanched almond flour. They still turned out magnificent! (If not a little bit sticky and flat…) Either way, our sweet-teeth were satisfied!

Paleo Friendly Chocolate Chip Cookies

Paleo Friendly Chocolate Chip Cookies

I really want Elena’s Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook. I’m sure it’s full of amazing, paleo-friendly recipes.

On the whole, things are good. I hope they are for you too!

Happy Saturday!

Menu for Week 3 of the Whole46

Sunday

Breakfast
Zuchinni Bread with almond flour instead of coconut flour

Lunch
Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Snack
A Pear

Dinner
Easy Crockpot Beef Spareribs & Broccolini

Dessert
Frozen White Grapes

Monday

Breakfast
Eggs, Bacon, & Apple

Lunch
Sliders

Snack
Pork Rinds

Dinner
Apple Onion Cinnamon Pork Chops over Crockpot Butternut Squash

Dessert
Berries

Tuesday

Breakfast
Fresh Fruit Smoothie

Lunch
Salsa Chicken Salad with paleo mayo subbed for regular in the recipe.

Snack
A Pear

Dinner
Yellow Curry Chicken & Cauliflower Rice

Dessert
Frozen White Grapes

Wednesday

Breakfast
Fresh Fruit Smoothie

Lunch
Turkey Tacos

Snack
Clementines

Dinner
Deadwood Beef Stew

Dessert
Frozen Banana

Thursday

Breakfast
Fresh Fruit Smoothie

Lunch
Asian Ground Beef, Mushroom, and Broccoli Slaw Lettuce Cups

Snacks
Clementines

Dinner
Chile Verde

Dessert
Frozen White Grapes

Friday

Breakfast
Eggs, Bacon, & Apple

Lunch
Spinach Salad w/ Bacon & Mushrooms

Snack
A Pear

Dinner
Lemon Garlic Tilapia

Dessert
Frozen White Grapes

Saturday

Breakfast
Almond Flour Pancakes w/ Berries

Lunch
Leftovers

Snack
Clementines

Dinner
Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs – I use this recipe and add O Organics brand Tomato Basil spaghetti sauce.

Dessert
Frozen Banana