paleo

Blueberry Hunter Stew

IMG_9092The hardest part about traveling is maintaining a healthy diet. I have a super sensitive stomach so too many sweets (guilty) or heavy foods put me over the edge. Even when I cook my own meals on vacation, I still feel the need to detox once I’m home. I found this (somewhat) raw recipe on Strange Kitty Cooks and was eager to give it a try. I’m not a huge fan of red meat but I was feeling adventurous today. The blueberries were the perfect way to make the dish feel sweet and fresh. Plus any recipe that calls for red wine is okay in my book.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs Cubed Lamb
  • 2 Handfuls of Fresh Blueberries
  • 2 Cups Baby Carrots, sliced in half lengthwise
  • Coconut oil for frying
  • Salt, Pepper, Oregano, Garlic
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 1/2 Cup Red wine
  • Splash Worcestershire sauce

Step 1: Brown the beef in coconut oil and put on a medium simmer with onions

Step 2: Add Salt, Pepper, Oregano, Garlic (to taste), Carrots, Wine and a splash of Worcestershire sauce. Add enough water to just cover the beef

Step 3: Let stew for 20 minutes on a medium heat

Step 4: Add berries and let stew for an additional 10 minutes or until carrots are tender

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Flourless Banana Pancakes

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Ingredients:
2 cups ripe bananas (about 1 /12 large bananas)
2 eggs
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon chocolate almond butter
pinch of salt
coconut oil for frying

Instructions:
-Mash the bananas using a fork
-Whisk in the eggs, vanilla, baking soda, cinnamon, chocolate almond butter and salt
-Heat the oil in a pan on medium low and spoon approximately ¼ cup per pancake
-Cook for about 5 minutes on each side or until it feels slightly firm

Adapted from Living Healthy With Chocolate

Oatless Oatmeal

Since cutting oats from my diet, I’ve searched for a healthier alternative to the classic breakfast mash. Yesterday, I finally found a delicious recipe that does just the trick! You can find the original recipe on Fitting it All In.Untitled

7 TSBP Egg whites

1-2 TBSP flaxseed

Heavy dash of cinnamon!

Splash of vanilla

¼ cup of almond milk (unsweetened)

1 mashed up banana

 

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and cook on medium heat for 4-6 minutes (or until the mixture thicken). Enjoy hot or cold!

 

Written by Contributing Author Kenzie Bosmeny

We All Scream for (Paleo) Ice Cream!

As the warm weather returns, so does my cravings for a cool treat! However, ice cream is incredibly hard on my stomach, so I am always on the lookout for good alternatives.

My latest find? Cashewtopia

These vegan and paleo friendly ice creams are sweetened with agave nectar, and are made primarily from cashews. It sounds like a weird combo but it always leaves my taste buds satisfied and stomach happy. I had the French vanilla and it was to-die-for.

Another alternative is to make your own cool treat!

My favorite ice cream recipe (also vegan, and paleo friendly!):

-Use frozen bananas and mix them in a blender/food processor for your base!

-From there you can add anything to customize this dessert to your taste buds.

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One combo I love:

-Almond Butter

-Almond Liquor

-Cinnamon

Other fool proof ingredient ideas: Cocoa powder, Dark Rum, Pecans, Cookies, Chocolate Chips, Caramel, Nutella

Happy Spring!

 

Written by Contributing Writer Kenzie Bosmeny