Here’s a great new recipe for the kids, and the kids at heart. Previously, I have shared with you my grain-free chicken nugget recipe. Well, this recipe is a little take on that one, with a bit more flavour. If your looking for something that is going to please a crowd, then here it is.
As many of you have enjoyed your bacon and eggs over the weekend (a daily occurrence in our house), I was trying to come up with a different recipe idea. I won’t ever get sick of bacon and eggs, but it has become my ‘normal’ weekday option. Often, breakfast can be the hardest meal to find alternative recipes for when making the switch to paleo.
Growing up like most other Australian kids I ate my Weetbix just about every morning. I didn’t like it much back then and I can barely look at them these days. Cereal or a slice of toast has become the ‘normal’ start to most peoples days. Its not the normal option, its the convenient one, that we thought was a healthful one. I always thought that the milk with my cereal was what left me feeling a little sick in the stomach, but I know better now.
If you just can’t do without your bowl of cereal to start your day, there are options. Why don’t you try my Toasted Cinnamon CADA recipe here. If you would like to give something different a go, then please try these Paleo Pear & Blueberry muffins. They are delicious and very easy to whip up.
The other day I was talking about what my kids eat. I mentioned that I do a lot of baking for their lunch boxes and almost always my baking goodies are Paleo. Though that can be hard. Most of Paleo baking uses nuts; nut flours/meals or nut spreads. With nuts not being allowed in schools, this limits what I can use in baking.
I shared with you a ‘Healthy Paleo Lunch Box’ challenge earlier this year, where I posted 5 snack recipe ideas that were all nut free. If you search for ‘lunch box’ in the right hand menu you will be able to see these suggestions. Even with these recipes, you can easily get stuck for snack ideas that fill up your little ones lunch box, that are healthy and tasty.
So today I came up with this recipe for Paleo Lemon Muffins. I have way too many lemons in my fruit bowl, so instead of letting them go to waste, I baked.
Now, I know that many in the paleo community don’t count paleo sweets or baking as actually being paleo. Our hunter gather ancestors certainly didn’t find a cacao protein ball on a magical tree, but….my personal belief is that we have evolved a lot from those hunter gather days and so have our food requirements.
Many don’t have the same opportunities of growing and foraging for their ingredients while juggling a busy family, living in the suburbs, while working around a high demand career…and thats ok!
For my last Healthy Paleo Lunch Box recipe I am sharing with you some plain pancakes/pikelets. As a child I loved visiting my nans house after school where there would be sweet baked treats and fruit from her garden. Of course I was a sucker for the treats, and I fondly remember the buttered pikelets.
While many mums make them, some buy those packet ones full of sugar. This recipe uses coconut sugar but not a lot. This is not a sweet batter, its plain so that you can use your favourite toppings and spreads.