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12/16/12 1:12 A

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I do paleo "cereal"
I chop up nuts like walnuts and macadamias with strawberries banana put them in a blender and blend a few seconds. Pour into a bowl with homeade almond milk add blueberries on top.

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12/14/12 11:39 A

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Has anyone found a "cereal" recipe they really like? I haven't tried any yet because I hate to ruin breakfast so I've been sticking with pancakes or eggs/bacon route. I need to mix it up a bit. Would love to hear what you've been doing.

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12/14/12 11:34 A

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I'll have to try the Sisson recipe. I have made the one from Practical Paleo - that's the book that started me on this road. I agree with the maple syrup comment. A drizzle goes a long way, I love it!

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12/14/12 10:11 A

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I have made this recipe more than once:
balancedbites.com/2012/10/easy-recip
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pumpkin-pancakes-from-practical-paleR>o.html

It is in her Practical Paleo book. I don't put any sweetener in the batter, but then I splurge and put some maple syrup on top of the pancakes. One thing I have noticed is pancakes w/o wheat flour don't absorb the syrup as much, so I can get by w/a lot less than I used to need.
I cook mine in a cast iron skillet w/some butter and have no problem w/sticking.

Edited by: ROBYNLN at: 12/14/2012 (10:19)
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12/14/12 9:19 A

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Thanks for the recipe. When I first heard the title - I wondered "Where is the protien" but read it and the eggs give me that. I love the look of that griddle. Have to look into :)

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12/13/12 11:26 P

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I use Mark Sisson's recipe for coconut pancakes, but when I first made them I had to use so much butter in the skillet to keep them from sticking; I also tried coconut oil and still used quite a bit more than I wanted to. My solution was to get a non stick griddle, an anodized griddle by Kitchen Aid www.amazon.com/KitchenAid-Anodized-N
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... I love it! Great for scrambled and fried eggs too!

Here is the recipe I use:

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3 eggs
3 tablespoons melted butter or oil (NOTE: I use a non-stick anodized griddle, works great)
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup coconut flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup or so water
*Optional additions: flaked coconut, berries, nuts cinnamon

INSTRUCTIONS:

Whisk together eggs, oil coconut milk, honey and vanilla

In a separate bowl, stir together dry ingredients then add wet ingredients, stirring until smooth.

Add the water to thin the batter out until it reaches your desired consistency.

In a well buttered pan or griddle (... I use a non-stick griddle, adding no oil), cook pancakes until browned on both sides (about 3 minutes a side)

Smaller pancakes are easier to flip than larger ones, since the pancakes will fall apart if they are too big.

NOTE: coconut flour pancakes have a much softer consistency.

Serving size: 5 large - or - 10 large pancakes.

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Didn't do well today at all... not going to dwell on it... tomorrow will be a better day!

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12/13/12 1:38 P

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I'm new to it too, but I feel so much better without wheat in my diet. I've been trying some various recipes for Paleo Pancakes in the morning. Today's was pretty good and filling. Recipe can be found at
http://www.chefkatelyn.com/2012/10/18/gr
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I was surprised how much liquid the coconut flour absorbed so I had to add water to make the batter thin enough. If I had just used coconut milk as the recipe suggests it would be a ridicuous amount of calories (I know paleo's don't count calories, but coconut milk adds up fast). I also found another recipe for pumpkin pancakes which was pretty good, though it had too much coconut oil in it for my taste (can't seem to find the recipe).
There are tons of people out there with Paleo blogs and have created recipes that are decent. If there is a baked good you are craving, most likely someone else was too and made it from coconut or almond flour. Just google what you want and you'll most likely find it.

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12/13/12 7:43 A

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Breakfast for me is getting really boring - eggs - omlets,over easy, fritatta. Besides leftovers what other protiens to you all eat in the morning. We never seem to have leftovers anymore and if we do, roast beef/pork/chicken does not appeal to me in the a.m. I had thought of buying some protein powder and adding to yoghurt but I really rather in food then use something like the powder. Any suggestions would be appreciated


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For breakfast, think outside the box. A lot of Paleo folks eat leftovers, cold cuts, and things you wouldn't normally think of as breakfast foods. if you are sick of eggs, take a break, or make them a different way. I like making egg salad ahead, and eating it with some Bibb lettuce leaves.

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11/4/12 2:17 P

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Thanks for the tips the cereal idea sounds great...will have to try that.

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11/4/12 10:57 A

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Also, if you want things that are more like breakfast cereal coarsely grind a variety of nuts, add some berries and either full-fat yogurt, or, for lower carb count, sour cream or whipping cream. If you don't eat dairy use canned coconut milk.
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Adding lots of vegetables to your breakfast eggs would give you more variety and great nutrition. For flavor I would start with things like onions, garlic, turmeric, thyme, basil, mushrooms and any leafy greens which you can cook in butter or virgin coconut oil before you add the eggs.
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11/4/12 6:58 A

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Almost 3 weeks now eating paleo...I do cheat with dessert on the weekend and I have had breakfast cereal about 3 times...but everytime I regret it. I really feel better eating paleo. I need to expand my breakfast horizon from eggs and ham and I have to make some paleo treats for myself. Breakfast and treats are my main issues. When I follow paleo I think clearer, I have less craving (which probably meals I have more consistent hormone levels) and I have less aches and pains. Also my weight has been stable even with the less exercise I am getting lately due to the fall morning darkness at the hour I normally exercise and I don't completely have my indoor exercise equipment set up yet...the basement is being finished. Hope everyone is doing well.

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10/18/12 9:45 P

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I haven't had a Luna bar for a while, I'm not sure why, but think I remember they have soy protein isolate and some form of sugar, better than wheat for sure. One kind of bar that is just dried fruit and nuts is Larabar and Kind, but both of those are still high carb.
I try to make my own bars with nuts, nut butters and Xylitol sometimes. Something to experiment with over the winter when it's cold outside and more fun to turn on the oven.

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10/18/12 9:01 P

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Houndlover...you are right the clif bars are not gluten free but the ones I have are actually luna protein bars...so they are gluten free but really not paleo.

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10/18/12 8:57 P

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Good point Houndlover...this is probably true. I started using coconut oil as my fat on say my sweet potato but really haven't used much else. I need to plan ahead for the next week to pull this together better. Yes I can see this is a process over time.

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If you are hungry you need more fat, not more protein. Don't be afraid of fat. You can hardly get too much.
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10/17/12 7:56 P

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Thanks for the encouraging words. The one thing I find is that I am hungary...I think I am just not getting enough protein yet so I have to mess around with my portions. As far as feeling better and passing up the baked goods....I can so relate...I can get into plenty of trouble with gluten free baked goods and gluten free grains and dairy but I feel so much better without them the temporary pay off to have them is nothing compared to how I feel each day. I have been thinking about doing Paleo for a long time and finally its like the switch went off...I just decided I had to take the plunge and thankfully I can toss around ideas and get the help here on sparkpeople which I am very grateful for.

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10/17/12 11:31 A

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One more thing: I think the cliff bars have grain that is not certified gluten-free but I could be wrong. Make sure to check the label.
Also, many people with celiac do better without dairy for quite a while until all grain is out of their system. At some point later they can successfully reintroduce it.
Also, avoid any "gluten-free" foods. They are usually full of starches from rice, tapioca, corn and potato flour and will still spike insulin levels like crazy.
William Davis, the author of the book and website "Wheatbelly" has written much about that.
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10/17/12 11:29 A

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SMORE.... It's definitely a journey and you are just starting. so give yourself some wiggle room along the way. It took me months to finally get away from the grains completely. And a lot of "foraging" for good quality sources of meats, fruits and veggies in my area. You will not regret living the Paleo lifestyle! And your body will love you for it.

I would concentrate on reducing your carbs if you want to lose weight in the process. Even the good carbs turn to sugar and your body burns that first instead of the fat.

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10/17/12 9:00 A

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I love all the extra room in the pantry, the short shopping list. Now I can afford to get the antibiotic free chicken and eggs

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10/17/12 8:57 A

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As I went through the grocery store this morning for some fresh fruit for breakfast, I went by all the muffins, scones, and bagels. The thought occurred "if I eat it in the car, no one will know." And I replied to self - "but my body will know!"
And so I felt good about what was in the bag when I left.
You are doing this for yourself and you are so worth it! Keep up the good work!
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Thanks all...I am feeling so much better already on what I am doing but I am going to do some tweaking. I have celiac and osteopenia as well as food allergies. The paleo diet fits for all those reasons. On morning 3 now and today was the first day I woke without the headache I was having daily. I also have more energy and my mood is more stable. Thanks again for the feedback I really appreciate it.

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It's ok not to get there all in one day but to make gradual changes over a couple of weeks (unless a radical change feels right to you). I would skip the grains and sugar completely first, then beans and only if necessary dairy, but stick with whole fat, ideally pasture-fed dairy.
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10/16/12 10:51 P

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I agree EGALITAIRE. We are all so different, have different goals, & have different tolerance levels. Listen to your body, it'll let you know if something should not be on your menu. I understand that sometimes it's really hard figuring out what you can grab in a hurry especially if you're running late. I've found having a prep day (for veggies) & cooking large quantities on weekends really helps. When I put the food away, I divide it up in to servings. I like to try out new recipes like the muffin tin egg "omelet" which makes a great breakfast or quick daytime snack (delicious cold).

I joined paleo to keep my blood sugar in check even though I'm not diabetic. This is my main concern with weight loss my second. Determine your goals & then begin changes to your diet that will help you meet those goals. No one has to be a perfect paleo! I recommend trying to ease in to Paleo just because it can be overwhelming. Just beware that the "tween" paleo caused me to gain weight, ie too many carbs & fat just don't work very well unless you regulate your calories.

It does look like you are starting your transition to lower carbs - Spark teaches you baby steps to make a good habit. Sounds like you are on your way.

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It's a process of figuring out what works for you and what goals you want to achieve or pursue with a nutritional plan.

I try to avoid anything processed, including bars and chips. The sugar and even some of the veggies have potential to spike insulin levels, so I avoid them as well.

Take your time and find out what works for you - it is a lifestyle, not a diet.



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10/16/12 9:32 P

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You eat what the cave woman ate.

1- what her caveman killed
2- what she picked off the tree or bush
3- what she dug up from the ground

fresh food, unprocessed food, food you could almost eat raw...if you like sushi emoticon

basic- protein, carbs, fat

no beans or grain because they have to be cooked....no peanuts....they are not nuts they are legumes...that can't be eaten raw... you can eat root vegetables for your carbs,,,carrots, sweet potatoes, beets, turnips, parsnips, think winter vegetables...





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You are on the right track, but you could see better results by lowering the sugar/carbs, cutting out the bars and chips. Mayo is good if it is homemade especially with good oils. Dairy is up for debate, and whether your particular system can handle it. Good start!

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I know I haven't got the whole paleo eating thing figured out yet but this is now day 2 of starting the diet and this is what I had:

Breakfast ...1 egg over easy and popped with a slice of cooked ham
coffee with sugar and milk*

snack: 1 banana

snack: 1 apple and 1 tablespoon roasted almond butter

Lunch: 2 slices of ham, a handful of cherry tomatoes, a handful of carrots
sweet potato and root chips

snack: a scoop of chicken salad *(the mayo)

Snack: a cliff bar with coconut, almonds and cocoa *?

Dinner: 1 sweet potato, chicken sausage*, apple cider*

dessert: 2 dried figs

as you can see I am not completely there yet.

* these are the items I believe are not paleo ....any feedback would be much appreciated.

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