What is this Paleo thing??

Paleo also known as the caveman diet is a great lifestyle for those that have food allergies of any kind. All of the recipes are all natural ingredients, things you could only hunt or grow, and they are super easy to adapt to your specific needs. Those that follow the Paleo lifestyle only eat meat, vegetables, nuts, and fruits! They do not eat flours, grains, legumes, or dairy. I know what your thinking…how in the world do they stay full? And how does any of that taste good? Well because our bodies are meant to break down natural fats, proteins, fruits, and vegetables our bodies begin to use our fat stores as energy instead of all the carbohydrates from eating foods such as breads or pastas allowing us to feel full longer, keep our energy levels high, our blood sugar levels balanced, and our bodies fined tuned for everyday tasks. You won’t even crave sweets after a few months! Don’t get me wrong i still want to indulge in chocolate chip cookie dough ( recipe to follow) and the occasional coconut ice cream but over all i don’t ever crave sweets. I eat three meals a day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I hardly ever have a snack, but some days I do because I need the extra energy to get me through the day. I have seen several people from the gym I workout at ( more on that later) really excel in their physical goals as well as their health goals by changing their lifestyles. Just when you think you couldn’t get any healthier ! Haha

Here are a few links to better help you explore what a Paleo lifestyle is all about!
Robb wolf
Paleo diet lifestyle
Mark Sisson

Eggless, dairy free, gluten free, grain free, nut free chocolate chip cookie dough
1/2 cup Grade b pure maple syrup
3/4 cup Coconut flour
1/2 cup Coconut oil
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1 teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 cup Enjoy life dairy free, nut free, gluten free chocolate chips

I mix everything together in a bowl until well combined and no clumps, then fold in the chocolate chips. Freeze the cookie dough until you want to use it. I like to just eat the dough by itself , I have never made actual cookies out of it, but if you added egg I’m sure it would work out! You can also make coconut milk ice cream and fold in the cookie dough at the end to make chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream! I’m making my mouth water just talking about it!

Enjoy eating cookie dough without all the guilt 🙂 life is too short after all!
Happy Sunday 🙂

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What do you do on a Saturday night!?

What a beautiful day it was today! The sun was shining and it was 68 degrees outside with hardly any wind at all!

I recently had a knee scope done on my right knee just about a week ago, so I couldn’t really go on a long run or bike ride so I decided to do a 10 minute slow walk and a 10 minute slow bike ride with my two gorgeous labs! I also did my physical therapy exercise plus 50 push ups! Whew after being out a week it sure shows even in the little things!!

Then I decided I was going to grill my dinner and enjoy the evening on my back porch swing with my dogs in tow just waiting for me to drop a shrimp on the ground so they could gobble it up. What a relaxing evening and a beautiful sunset, just a perfect way to spend my evening enjoying the outdoors, cooking a scrumptious dinner, and spending some time with my pups.

I like things a little bit spicy, ok a lot spicy! So tonight I made two different types of shrimp, a spicy shrimp, and a sweet shrimp. O and I have a huge family so when I cook I cook for an army, you can always scale recipes to fit your household needs.

Spicy shrimp
2 pounds raw, peeled, deveined shrimp
Cayenne pepper to taste
Salt
Pepper to taste
Chili powder to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice

I mixed everything up in a ziplock bag and let it marinate in the fridge for about an hour. Then I put them on a skewer, fired up the grill, and grilled!

Sweet shrimp
2 pounds shrimp, peeled, raw, and deveined
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
2 tablespoons garlic
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning blend
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons dried basil
2 tablespoons coconut sugar

The same method as above. Sit, relax, read a book, play soccer with the dog, or just enjoy nature!

So I decided to make a shrimp salad, I took an organic lettuce mixture of chard, kale, spinach, and arugula. I topped it with a handful of each type of shrimp, half an avocado, a handful of grape tomatoes, and a drizzle of lemonette tessemaes gluten free, vegan, sugar free dressing (deliciousness in a bottle)!

Happy Saturday 🙂

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