Good day to you all! I hope everyone’s weekend is off to a great start. I’m pretty sure I have deemed Friday as my favorite day of the week. At the end of the work day it’s so nice knowing that I have the whole weekend ahead of me to do as I please.
I started my day with a banana pancake topped with honey and PB2. I made it the night before so that all I had to do in the morning was pop it in the microwave and add some toppings. I’m all about anything that make early mornings easier for me.
I am attempting to wean back on the nut butter a bit because I was seriously getting out of hand and eating it by the spoonfuls. I think it was a combination of factors: I may have felt slightly deprived from the diet, I don’t love meat, and I felt like it was something that actually satisfied my belly. Now that I am starting to incorporate more of my favorite proteins again, quinoa, beans, and eggs, I am able to cut back on the nut butter. I will not be cutting it out however! There are so many options to learn paleo cooking these days.
For lunch I ate the same awesome Greek-inspired salad as yesterday.
After work, I headed straight to the gym yet again. I hit the elliptical for 20 minutes, then moved to the treadmill for a mile run all while watching the Olympic women’s 10,000 meter race. Holy cow those ladies are speedy! It was great motivation to keep me moving. After cardio, I moved to the free weights to pound out a chest and tricep workout. I finished with some core work. Strength training two days in a row! It has been a while since that has happened.
For dinner I made a taco salad.
In the mix:
- mixed greens
- black beans
- cheddar cheese
- and ranch dressing
I debated whether or not to top the salad with salsa, but have found in the past that I am usually disappointed if I use salsa as my dressing, so I opted for one I knew I would like.
After dinner I wanted dessert. I found a Paleo chocolate chip cookie recipe from Delighted Momma and decided to give it a whirl. But I was kinda looking for cookies that are keto, for my weight wasn’t going unnoticed.
I made a few changes though of course as I always do. Instead of the coconut oil, I used organic applesauce and instead of using 4 whole eggs, I used 3 eggs plus 1 egg white. For the chocolate chip part, I bought carob chips from the natural food store in town. I have never used them before but know they can be substituted for chocolate chips and are a healthier option. The ones I bought were dairy free.
Chocolate Chip Cookies Paleo Style
- 1/2 cup organic applesauce
- 3 Tbsp. honey
- 3 eggs
- 1 egg white
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/8 tsp. sea salt
- 1 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup finely shredded unsweetened coconut
- 3/4 cup carob chips
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- In mixing bowl beat together applesauce, honey, eggs, egg white, vanilla, and salt until well combined.
- Next, stir in coconut flour, coconut, and carob chips.
- Roll into balls and flatten slightly*; place on parchment paper or non-stick baking mat.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
*The cookies do not change their shape from pre-cooked to post-cooking so flattening them makes them more cookie like.
Thank you Delighted Mama for the inspiration! I loved these cookies. They have a coconutty chocolatey flavor, a soft texture, and are slightly addicting.
I hope you all enjoy! I am off to soak up the weekend. Hope you are too.
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Yum, I’ll definitely try those cookies, minus the carob or chocolate chips since I can’t eat those things right now. Maybe I’ll add some chopped nuts or something, but I’ll use the coconut oil instead of unsweetened applesauce. It’s wonderful in baked goods and is really good for you and your digestive tract 😉
I may just have to buy some! I just didn’t have any on hand. 🙂
I highly recommend it! Veggies are so good sautéed in it too 😉
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