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Archive for February, 2012
- 1 cup sliced almonds
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup coconut oil (or other oil)
- 1/2 cup raw honey
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 cup dried cranberries OR blueberries OR raisins OR whateverthehellyouwant
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- Add all ingredients to a large microwavable bowl.
- Mix well. If the honey is thick, heat up in the microwave for about 30 seconds and mix well.
- Place on a baking sheet (use parchment paper for easy clean up).
- Bake for about 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally to help it not burn.
- When you pull it out of the oven, mix in dried fruit. Let cool.
- Consume!! Even eat it with some almond milk or coconut milk. Soo good duuuuuude.
Eat – meat, chicken, fish, eggs, fruits (especially low GI fruits like strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, melons, cherries – but keep the amounts small), vegetables (including root vegetables), raw nuts and seeds. Coconut milk and coconut oil also seems to be fine.
The fat level in Australian meat is quite low (around 4%, kangaroo about 2%) but avoid grain fed meats as they swing the balance of fats away from Omega 3 fats and increase the Omega 6 which isn’t good. You may have to shop around in other countries.
Exclude – grains (wheat, rice, maize, barley, oats etc, including bread and pasta), beans (including string, kidney, peas and lentils), dairy products, potatoes or sweet potatoes, peanuts and cashews (neither of which is a nut), soy products, oils (other than olive oil or coconut oil in limited amounts), margarine, salt and sugar (this includes all artificial sweeteners and natural alternatives like honey,stevia,and xylitol).
Breakfast – fruit, bacon and eggs
Snack – nuts, seeds and fruit
Lunch – chicken or tuna salad
Snack – carrot and celery sticks with avocado dip
Dinner – steak and cooked vegetables or salad
There are two choices with the paleolithic diet. Go slow or go cold turkey. If you choose to go slow then I would suggest cutting out sugar first (including any substitutes), as sugar is probably the most dangerous food for your health and it is in almost every processed food.
Gradually add more vegetables to your diet, both raw and cooked. Start cutting down on pasta, rice, potatoes and bread when making meal choices and go for either more meat or more vegetables.
When you go shopping stick to the outer areas of the supermarket, which is where the meat, fruit and vegetables are. The inner shelves contain mainly useless concentrated, denatured carbs in one form or another