I know what you’re thinking, “oh great, another food blogger on a diet. Get back to me in March!” Right? Actually, yes, and no. My reasons are sound, and stem before the holidays began… so I have good reason. 🙂
Without going into major details, let’s just say if I do not eat healthy, my nearly 40 (gasp!) year old body protests in a very ugly way. But age really has nothing to do with it. I had digestion problems back in my college years, and what a surprise; I had poor dietary habits at that time?! At first, my body gets mad with spicy or acidic foods, which is enough to get me to stop and pause. This time I had let the holidays and stress get in the way and I didn’t read the signs; many of them. It got past the acidic food problem and moved onto having issues with aged cheese, Miso soup (Tyramine rich foods) and so forth. It was that “fine” day I was hit by a 2×4 (not really) to wake me up from the insanity of what I was doing to my stomach. I had had enough of this. I can eat dairy and gluten, however, I have done so much damage to my gut, it was time to take a break. Hit the reset button. What an ironic time like the new year to set the tone.
So today is day 7 of my Paleo way of life. How is it going? Fantastic with a side of frustrating. Actually, today is much better. Yesterday I was at my wits end and wanted to quit. Mostly because I. LOVE. BREAD. I miss bagels and toast, mac n’ cheese and oh need I go on? I’m a baker for crying out loud!
Really the problem is that I have children, who are still eating traditional foods and I have to MAKE it for them. Do you know how hard it is to make a batch of mashed potatoes and not eat them? It takes serious discipline everyday. But the payoff has been rewarding. I no longer feel bloated from each meal, and I have gained quite a bit of energy.
But what about the sweets? How have I fared without them? I have managed with a couple of bits of dark chocolate chips here and there, but today I needed a sweet tooth kind of breakfast. This morning, I found a recipe that has helped with that craving for a sweet breakfast without sacrificing my guidelines. And it was fantastic! This recipe is staying on the books!
Oh, and it’s oh SO simple to make. Enjoy this recipe brought to you by: Paleo Porn
Easy Paleo Pancakes
Serves 1 (feel free to adjust to feed more!)
- 2 eggs, whipped
- 1 banana, mashed
- 1 heaping TBSP almond butter
- dark chocolate chips (if desired)
Whisk ingredients WELL into a bowl. Heat up griddle, and dab a little coconut oil on. Pour batter onto a hot griddle or pan and let the batch cook on one side until bubbles form. Flip. EAT!!
I didn’t add any syrup to mine since they were great on their own, though I topped with a few slices of fresh bananas.