I don’t follow a Paleo diet (think cave man food) but I have found that some of the Paleo diet recipes fit well into my food plan for lower carb days. When I spotted the Paleo Breakfast Bread recipe on Elana’s Pantry I wanted to give it a try. I have made a few of her recipes and all have turned out wonderful. This one was a hit as well! It’s made with wholesome ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen right now.
Before I work out in the mornings I like to nibble on a little something after I have my coffee but I don’t want to exercise on a full tummy. All I need is a small serving of a healthy item that will hold me until I have my smoothie. This little gem is just the ticket with it’s healthy fats, protein and a little fiber. It is moist with a strong cinnamon flavor and has a cake like texture. Katy and I both thought it was delicious.
The recipe says this makes 4 servings but I cut it into 8 and you could even cut it into 16 smaller snack size nibbles!
Paleo Breakfast Bread
- ½ cup creamy almond butter
- 2 tablespoons flax seeds ground mixed with 6 tablespoons water or 2 eggs
- 2 Tbs honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- 1 Tbs cinnamon
1. In a large bowl, with a hand blender, mix almond butter until creamy.
2. Mix in eggs, honey and vanilla.
3. Add salt, baking soda and cinnamon.
4. Mix well with hand blender until all ingredients are combined
5. Transfer batter into a well greased 8×8 inch baking dish.
6. Bake at 325° for 12 to 15 minutes
Serving size: 1/8 of a recipe (1.2 ounces).
Amount Per Serving
Calories 133.69,Total Fat 9.87g Saturated Fat 1.04g Cholesterol 46.5mg Sodium 149.78mg Potassium 141.83mg Total Carbohydrates 8.21g Fiber 2.14g, Sugar 5.14g, Protein 4.9g WWPP 4
Recipe Adapted From: Elany’s Pantry
Week 8 Weigh In
I am down another 1 pound for a total of 10.8 pounds!!!!!
Slow and steady wins the race! I remember when I use to be able to drop 10 pounds in one month with out exercising! Even as much as I exercise and watch what I eat the weight just comes off so slowly. I am not complaining about it – at least the weight is coming off, my body is firming up and I feel healthier. I share this so that if you are also a slow loser you don’t throw in the towel just because it takes longer to see results. It doesn’t matter how long it takes to get to your happy weight, what matter is that you get there in a healthy way.
I am not at my goal yet but very close so, since I still need to lose some pounds I am sticking with the carb cycling between the 17DD Cycle 1 and Cycle 2 but using foods from the cycle 3 list so that I have lots of food variety to choose from. That means that one day I have a higher carb day followed by a day of lower carb foods. I find that I really don’t want bread or pasta. On my higher carb day I usually go for oatmeal, a fresh sweet potato or a small serving of popcorn.
It seems to be working for me. Of course I have tweaked the plan to fit my needs. I don’t always have my fruit before 2:00pm – that just isn’t realistic for me. I am super active and sometimes I need a piece of fruit for a snack after dinner.
For instance yesterday I went for a second 3 mile walk after dinner with daughter Katy. That made a total of 6 miles for the day. Love that! When we got back I figured up my food for the day and I was only at 1000 calories and hadn’t had my second fruit serving yet. I opted for an apple and a little bowl of popcorn to get up around 1200 calories. Even though you don’t need to count calories on the 17 DD I do keep track because all too often I end up under 1200 calories which isn’t healthy. I use a free on line service called My Fitness Pal that calculates calories and other nutritional information. You can use this to track your food, exercise and your weight right from your computer. It’s super easy to use. There is also an iPad /iPhone app. I love it!
Filling up on less
When you eat all healthy food it doesn’t take as much of it to fill you up and your body is satisfied so you don’t want more. Isn’t that awesome? Of course that doesn’t mean that I don’t sometimes want food for an emotional comfort – yes that does sometimes happen. A cup of hot tea, a glass of water or walk outside usually help get me past that. The “trick” is to recognize that it is an emotional response not a real “need” for food. I am a work in progress!
Enjoy your weekend!
Add Your Thoughts
Are you an emotional eater? What do you do stop yourself from seeking comfort from food?
How’s your food plan going? Are you ready to bare your skin in Spring/Summer clothes?