Archive of ‘Paleo’ category

Nuts About Nuts

OMG! I hate it when I’ve eaten a healthy meal yet for some reason between meals I am still absolutely starving!! No fair 🙁 We’ve all been there so here are a few of the wonderful nuts that you can eat as a snack, just a handful though (you can’t devour the whole packet as tempting as it feels!). All of the nuts listed below are on the paleo approved list, so go nuts!

  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Hazelnuts
  • Pecans
  • Pine Nuts
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Macadamia Nut
  • Walnuts

You will probably see that my beloved peanut (and therefore peanut butter) is not listed above. My diet is as close to paleo as I can manage, and I take my hat off to the people who can eat purely paleo, but the benefits of eating peanut butter in my opinion strongly out weigh the reasons to not eat it so I still use it as part of my diet.

 

Love Roo xx

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Healthy Fajitas

Healthy Fajitas

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp corriander
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 6 – 8 chicken breasts
  • 1 red onion
  • 1/2 red, 1/2 yellow and 1/2 green pepper
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 lime
  • Little gem lettuce

Method:

1. Firstly mix all of the spices together to make a fajita seasoning mix

2. Chop the chicken into small chunks

3. Rub the seasoning mix into the raw chicken.

4. Heat the coconut oil in a pan on the hob, then add and saute the onion.

5. Then add the chicken fajita mixture and reduce the heat – you don’t want the spices to burn!

6. Add the peppers – I add them quite late as I like them still quite crispy, if you prefer them softer add them a little earlier

7. Cook the chicken for around 20 minutes until it is cooked through.

8. Serve and use the leaves from the little gem lettuce as an alternative to a tortilla wrap

 

Love Roo xx

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Peanut Flapjacks

These are my favourite! I found it soooooo hard giving up eating toast for breakfast every day (that’s now a 1 off weekend day treat for me these days!) but these amazing little flapjacks have been a life saver!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup peanut butter (or almond butter for paleo option) – Make sure you use 100% peanut butter and not one with palm oil in it
  • 2 1/2 cups oats
  • 1/3 cup of honey – Make sure you use 100% raw / pure honey

Method:

1. Put the peanut butter and honey in to a bowl and mix together

2. Gradually add the oats until it is all mixed together and is gelled together but not too sticky

2.5 If you want to add extra ingredients like berries then add them at this stage. I just prefer the peanut version 🙂

3. Spread the mixture into a tray and pop in the fridge overnight.

4. In the morning once the mixture has solidified chop up into small bite size pieces and then they are ready for breakfast or as a healthy snack during the day.

 

Love Roo xx

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Garam Masala

Ingredients

  • 6 – 8 chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 carton of crushed tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp garam masala (an Indian spice blend)
  • 1 tbsp turmeric

1. Add the coconut oil to the pan and quickly fry the onion

2. Once the onion has softened add all of the ingredients except the chicken and stir whilst bringing to a simmer.

3. Once simmering add the chicken and reduce the heat, cover and leave to cook for 1 hour stirring occasionally.

4. Serve with either quinoa or cauliflower rice

 

Love Roo xx

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