Archive for the 'Snacks' Category

20
Sep
13

Coconut fudge pops

Want an easy sweet treat that has protein and extremely low sugar? Here it is!

Ingredients
1 can coconut milk 13.5 oz
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 scoop More Muscle chocolate (or your favorite protein powder)

Mix well in a blend and pour into pops freezable containers. Serving size 2.5 oz Cal 50 fat 4.3g Saturated Fat 2.2g sodium 44mg Carbs 2.9g Dietary fiber 1.1g Sugars .7g Protein 4 g
 
 

 

 

 
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22
Feb
13

Protein Balls

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I have seen versions of this recipe on many paleo blogs. You can adapt this recipe and use the nuts and fruits you like. I have also made these with dark chocolate chips and rolled in unsweetened shredded coconut. Keep in mind that you need 1 cup of nuts to 1 1/2 cups of dried fruit. The protein powder makes the mixture  dry so you made need extra fruit and/or coconut oil.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 c dates

1/2 c cranraisins

1 c dried apricots

1 c raw almonds

1 c raw walnuts

2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

3  scoops Progenex More MUSCLE (chocolate or Mocha)

OPTIONAL

2 tbsp coconut oil melted

2 tbsp raw honey

OPTIONS

substitute almonds for pecans

substitute dried cherries for cranraisins

substitute dried apricots for dried mango

1/2 c dark chocolate chips

1/2 c unsweetened shredded coconut for rolling

Place the nuts in the food processor and pulse until almost creamy.  Then add the rest of the  ingredients one at time pulsing until mixed thoroughly before adding the next item. If the mixture is not moist enough add the coconut oil. The protein powder is sweetened so I do not put any extra honey or agave in the mixture but add if you like. This is a very dense and dry mixture. You will need to take a level tablespoon of the the dough and form each ball by hand. A great post workout treat or mid-day treat to keep you going.

you are what you eat

03
Dec
12

Turkey Egg Muffins!

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Muffins in the morning! Muffins in the evening! Muffins at supper time! When Muffins are paleo and healthy, you can have muffins all the time!! The Turkey egg muffin is easy to make, great to eat later, and healthy.

Ingredients :

– 2 tablespoon olive oil.

– Olive oil spray.

– 1 pound ground turkey (I used ground turkey, but feel free to switch it up, 1 lb lean beef or pork.).

– 8 eggs.

– 1 cup of egg whites = 4 eggs ( You could make your life easier and just do a dozen eggs.).

– 1/2 red onion.

– 2 bell peppers.

– 2 jalapeños.

Directions

In skillet add oil, then cook ground turkey. Once its mostly cooked,  add red onion.

In skillet add oil, then cook ground turkey. Once its mostly cooked, add red onion.

Chop your veggies.

Chop your veggies. Preheat oven 350 degrees.

crack eggs in a bowl. Add egg whites and beat.

Crack eggs in a bowl. Add egg whites and beat.

Add diced veggies.

Add diced veggies.

Add ground turkey mix.

Add ground turkey mix.

Spray muffin pans with some olive oil spray. Pour mix in them. I found some extra turkey bacon and decided to use it. Just imagine how great some real bacon would taste?!

Spray muffin pans with some olive oil spray. Pour mix in them. I found some extra turkey bacon and decided to use it. Just imagine how great some real bacon would taste?!

30 min in the oven at 350. Let them cool for 5 minutes. Lear from my mistake.. They rise.

30 min in the oven at 350. Let them cool for 5 minutes. Lear from my mistake.. They rise.

Finished product. Great for now. Put some in a ziplock and you have yourself lunch or a snack for later.

Finished product. Great for now. Put some in a ziplock and you have yourself lunch or a snack for later.

13
Nov
12

Pumpkin muffins

The weather is getting colder and the smell of baked goods makes the home just that much more cozy. I found this recipe for paleo pumpkin bread and made it into muffins and added chocolate…everything tastes better with chocolate in my opinion. Enjoy!

Makes 18 muffins

4 eggs

1 tbsp vanilla

1 15oz can pumpkin (organic)

1/3 maple syrup

1/4 c coconut oil melted

1 tbsp cinnamon

1 tsp ginger

pinch salt

1/4 coconut flour

1 1/2 c almond flour

1 tsp baking powder

OPTIONAL ADD:

1/2 c  mini chocolate chips (Enjoy Life gluten free organic)

Preheat oven 350 degrees

Mix all wet ingredients in a bowl. Mix together all dry ingredients then add to wet. Line a muffin tin with paper cups and fill to the top with batter.

Bake 35 min or until toothpick comes out clean.

01
Oct
12

Sweet & salty nuts

This is one of my favorite nut recipes.  I give this treat to family, friends, and neighbors.  The original recipe calls for corn syrup, so I easily substituted organic raw honey.  You can also use maple syrup. I still consider this to be a treat and be careful not to eat the whole batch!

Ingredients:

1/4 c honey

1 c raw organic almonds

1 c raw organic pecans

1 c raw organic walnuts

1/2 c raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds shelled)

2  tbsp pepper (freshly ground is best)

2 to 3 tsp sea salt (you might want to use less or more to taste)

OPTIONAL ADD:

1/2 c coconut flakes

ALSO

You can experiment with different kinds of nuts and dried cranberries, blueberries, and goji berries, etc. Try using just almonds and pecans with dried berries etc.

Preheat oven 350 degrees

Pour all your nuts, pepper, and salt into a bowl.  Pour your honey over the nuts and stir to coat. Add more honey if nuts are not completely coated. Prepare a cookie sheet with a SILPAT OR parchment. If you eat butter by all means grease the pan with butter!  Cook until golden brown around 20 minutes. Let cool and break apart and serve. Store in a air tight container or freezer bag.

26
Sep
12

paleo bread (flax)

Here is another bread recipe. This is  from Elana’s Pantry , is great tasting, and holds together well for small sandwiches, toast, etc. The flax gives it a nutty flavor. This makes a good  snack with almond butter and honey or homemade preserves….

  • 1 ½ cups almond meal/flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • ¼ cup flaxseed meal
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda 
  • 5 eggs
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  1. Place almond flour, coconut flour, flax, salt and baking soda in a food processor.
  2. Pulse ingredients together
  3. Pulse in eggs, oil, honey and vinegar
  4. Pour batter into a well greased small loaf pan (coconut oil or your favorite)
  5. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes
  6. Cool and serve
24
Sep
12

Paleo Bread (almond)

If you cook strict paleo, bread is off the menu. In search of a bread substitute most cooks, like  myself, follow many paleo blogs in search of what? the perfect paleo bread. Here is a recipe I found on  several blogs and was most consistently used.  I don’t know where it originated but I believe is was HERE AND HERE. I might get an email setting me straight…by all means let em rip. This is bread is easy to make, tasty, and adds a little bread to your morning breakfast. Is it perfect for you? Try it and let us know.  The slices are roughly 25% smaller than whole grain bread slices.

Ingredients

1 c almond butter (smooth)

3 eggs

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp sea salt.

Preheat oven 350 degrees

Blend eggs and almond until smooth and then add the other ingredients. Pour into a well greased (coconut oil) pan OR I suggest using parchment. Bake for 30-40 minutes. Cool before slicing