Now you all KNOW me. I don’t really believe in fad diets, and I’m an equal believer that rigidity isn’t a becoming quality in a person. Especially when it comes to food choices. So since Terri and I started following the Paleo Diet, just know right off the top that we’re not following it 100%. It would be a cold day in hades before I give up caffeine, wine and certain refined sugars. Momma needs a little pasta now and again! =) I become a grouchy, alien life-form without these things so staying on them 10-20% of the time is a public service – truly.
Having said that, I am completely on board with giving up chemicalized foods, processed foods and imitation foods. I’m all about eating the real thing – organically and in it’s natural form the other 80% of the time. To me that’s what “whole” foods is supposed to be.
We’ve not only been feeling better eating with the Paleo plan but we’ve also shed a couple of pesky pounds. We’ve only been following this diet (loosely) for two weeks, and we both already notice a significant difference. I highly recommend it if you’ve been toying with the idea! 🙂
While I’m still trying to learn the ins and outs of cooking my beloved foods without white flour such as muffins and pancakes, I accidentally stumbled onto this Paleo banana pancake recipe. I nearly lost my mind when I had them today! SOOOOO GOOD!!! They’ll really blow your socks off! So I thought I would share! Not only are they a good substitute, but I can honestly say that I have no desire to have regular pancakes again. Not only are they delicious but you don’t go into a funky carb coma afterwards. It’s a win/win!
Here’s the recipe if you’re interested! Buon Appetito!
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 banana mashed
1 TBS pure vanilla extract
1 TBS almond milk
1/4 tsp baking soda
Organic Maple Syrup and Grass Fed butter
Optional: Extra sliced banana and chopped walnuts.
1.) Mix all pancake ingredients together in a large bowl and/or a food processor.
2.) Pour palm size dollops of batter into a pan over medium heat and cook with coconut oil or non stick cooking spray for 3-5 minutes. Be careful when flipping, the pancake batter is fragile. Should make about 4 smaller pancakes.