Been missing your oats or porridge? Last week I was contacted by a mum that was making positive changes for her family and trying to eat more paleo meals. But…breakfast was still the one meal she was having trouble letting go of. Her family is a big lover of the humble porridge. Her reason for contacting me was to see if I could come up with a paleo alternative. I’ve thought about a similar recipe to this one for a while now, so it didn’t take much convincing for me to jump at the chance to come up with something that could help her family out.
There were a few stipulations I had to stick to though. Firstly, it had to be nut free. Secondly, the recipe had to be suitable to pop in the slow cooker over night. What a great idea! Pop breakfast in the slow cooker before heading to bed and then waking to breakfast ready to eat. Those few extra minutes of sleep or one less thing to do on a busy morning, that sounds perfect to me.
Its been many years since I have eaten a waffle, and in fact until the other day, my kids had never eaten a waffle. Go figure! It’s not something that is as big here in Australia as it might be in America perhaps. I’m not sure why that is. I remember having them as a young child when we visited my nan’s, but I think they may have been the packet variety, even though she was a great baker. The last year, though, I have had a need to find myself a waffle iron and make waffles. I’m not sure if its the paleo influence, and all these yummy waffle images on Pinterest, but it was a need I had to fill. Continue reading
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think it will ever happen to me, but incase you are getting sick of bacon (did I really just say that) I have an alternate recipe to add to your breakfast menu. These paleo chicken breakfast sausage patties are super tasty and make a delicious alternative to your bacon.
I’ve mentioned before that breakfast can be one of the hardest meals to get used to alternative food options when you make the switch to paleo. We’re programmed to pour a bowl of sugary cereal or toast a slice of bread. Having healthy food options prepared and ready to cook, like these sausage patties, make it easy to grab, cook and enjoy.
Eating out can be hard when your eating paleo. If you have been eating this way for a while, then you can probably navigate your way around a menu to suit your needs. Its not the case when your starting out though. I often am giving advise on what might be suitable to eat when your out and trying to stick to the paleo principals.
One thing I suggest is not to beat yourself up too much about being ‘perfect’. Unless you have dietary requirements, like coeliac disease, where a contamination is just out of the question, then you may have to make a choice as to what you are happy to eat. Its not that easy to find many restaurants that cook with coconut oil or tallow these days. Its about making the best choice you can with what you have. Continue reading
Its summer here in the land of Oz (Australia) and the sun has been shining. Naturally our bodies crave fresh food with this weather, and for me its all about the seasonal fruit. Watermelon has to be one of my favourite summer fruits to munch into. I remember sitting on the front step, as a child, with a huge wedge of this delicious fruit, munching away until the juice was dripping down my chin. Thankfully my kids have inherited my taste for it (hubby isn’t a fan). On a hot day like today, I came up with this refreshing smoothie to cool the kids down after school and sports. I had to have a glass too of course.
The best part of blending this up in something like the Thermomix, is that you are getting the whole fruit, not just the juice. Fruit naturally contains two types of sugars; sucrose and fructose. The sucrose can be taken care of by the body and processed properly, but fructose goes undetected until it hits the intestines. Here it can be absorbed and do all the wrong things. Fruit comes with fibre, which is the bodies natural helper in eliminating that fructose from it. If you are just juicing your fruit, you are missing out on that fibre. The whole fruit is always the better option.