OK now say it in your best 4 year old voice and it's much funnier!
My kids know we eat a certain way at our house. Sometimes they like it, sometimes they don't. It's not like they can taste the difference between clean foods and processed ones (even though I totally can), but already at their young age they have associated healthy eating with boring eating. It truly is sad and unfortunate. They think the Cheetos and Lunchables in their friends' lunch boxes are way cooler than what they get to bring to school.
|They do love these Ginny Bakes cookies!|
No...I don't tell her that, but that's what I always think to myself! (But I do give McDonald's some credit for putting healthier options on the menu these days) I guess you can call me a food snob...but not in the "it has to be more expensive to be good way "..it just has to be clean for my family and Paleo for me.
I first learned about going Paleo from my CrossFit Coaches. I remember they handed out a list of foods you could and could not eat... and I was terrified! This is the girl who used to eat a box of Wheat Thins on the way to work and call it lunch! And we won't even talk about the days of Skittles and Diet Coke for breakfast! No bread...are you kidding me?!
It's so funny...because now it comes so easily. I don't even think twice about it! Originally going Paleo was for shallow, aesthetic reasons. I was training hard and I wanted to lean out...and bam...a couple of weeks in and I started to see results. That was more than 3 years ago and I still eat that way!
|This my friends is the "corn bread"...sans corn... I made for my Paleo Stuffing on Easter. It tastes like pound cake! It was amazing and the stuffing turned out great. The bread is my new go-to side when I make soups.|
When I was diagnosed with DM and started to read about how to eat right to stay healthy with an auto immune disease there was so much information about the benefits of a Paleo lifestyle. Lucky for me I already had a huge head start...thank you very much Coach Scott and Coach Dave! Anti-inflammatory foods are the key. I'm not a perfect Paleo-er...but I'm pretty darn good.
Here are some of my favorite Paleo approved ingredients I knew nothing about before:
Almond or Coconut flour.
I use these to cook and bake. For a traditional recipe that calls for breadcrumbs for instance... I'll use these flours instead. I am a HORRIBLE baker...but when I venture out I will use them too. I just found a new kind of Paleo cookie recently from a Miami based company, Paleo Bakehouse, and they are really good. Mom and kid approved!
There are mozzarella and cheddar versions.
And Coconut EVERYTHING! (But especially butter and oil)