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Asparagus Wrapped In Parma Ham – Paleo Recipe

So I borrowed a recipe from Nom Nom Paleo and it turned out really well. What I loved about this is that it was sooooo quick and easy that I didn’t have to plan 2 hours in advance of when I would feel hungry, I felt peckish and boom 10 minutes later I was chopping down on these bad boys!

Paleo Asparagus and Parma Ham

Ingredients:

  • Asparagus
  • Parma Ham (1 slice per piece of asparagus)
  • Coconut Oil
  • Salt

Method:

  • Preheat the grill to about 200C
  • Put 1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil on a baking tray and heat under the grill
  • Chop the ends (not the tip!) off the asparagus
  • Wrap a piece of parma ham around each stem
  • Take the baking tray out from under the grill, and carefully roll each piece of parma ham wrapped asparagus around in the coconut oil to coat all sides, then sprinkle with salt
  • Place the baking tray back under the grill and cook for 5 minutes, take the tray out and carefully turn them over and cook for a further 5 minutes on the other side.
  • Put on your plate and eat

The added bonus is that you can eat these with your fingers so it means less to wash up! Yay! Now that’s what I love about these quick and easy recipes! Not sure if that counts as a different form of “clean eating”!!

 

Love Roo xx

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Butternut Squash Burgers

Butternut Squash Burgers

Ingredients:

  • 1 butternut squash
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • Small piece of grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • Rocket
  • Spinach

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 200 C and heat 1 tbsp of coconut oil on a baking tray.

2. Whilst the oven and coconut oil are heating up, chop the butternut squash in half and scoop out the seeds

3. Once the oil has heated rub the flesh side of the butternut squash in the oil then turn and place flesh side up on the baking tray.

4. Cook for around 40 minutes

5. Whilst the squash is cooking prep the spring onion and red pepper by chopping thinly

6. Take the squash out of the oven and allow it to cool slightly. Once cooled scoop out the flesh and put in a bowl and mix with the spring onion, red pepper, ginger and the coriander.

7. Pop the mixture in the fridge to cool for about 15 minutes. Whilst the mixture is cooling, prep the spinach and rocket leaves and put them in a bowl reading for serving.

8. Heat a frying pan with 1 tbsp of coconut oil, take the squash mixture from the fridge and get messy by using your hands to mould them into little burgers (2 big ‘uns or several little ones if you want to put these aside for a little snack) Pop the burgers in the pan and cook until seared on both sides, then serve on your rocket and spinach salad.

 

Love Roo xx

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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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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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