My new years resolution this year was to loose 20 pounds. I knew I would need some help and have found food journaling to help in the past. This year I signed up for a free membership with Livestrong.com. It has really helped me. By selecting the correct foods I can also keep track of sodium consumption and see if I am getting enough fibre. One o the bonuses that I hadn't expected, was the huge number of recipes that are available.
Since daughter and I are both lactose intolerant, we tend to make a lot of vegan dishes and serve meat along side. I've also found that many Paleo dishes are dairy free. Below are three Paleo dishes that were featured on Livestrong.com. All three recipes were designed by Jess Barron, Editor-in-Chief of Livestrong.com. The recipes can be found on the site at the links below.
|300-Calorie Gluten-Free 2-Minute Paleo Pumpkin Microwave Mug Muffin|
I made a few changes to this recipe. I found that 3 tablespoons of ground flax seed was too much; I replaced one with hemp protein powder, though hemp seeds would make for a more appealing colour. I also replaced the honey with 1 tablespoon of maple syrup. I serve this with a bit more maple syrup as well as the cream from coconut milk.
|Paleo Gluten-free Banana Pancakes|
|Paleo Gluten-free Yummy Blueberry 2-Minute Microwave Muffin|
I didn't have blueberries and substituted raspberries instead with wonderful results. I also replaced the honey with maple syrup as before. This one is a big hit with even my husband.
These are three recipes that I keep using again and again. The muffins are large enough that I eat them for lunch and they keep me full most of the afternoon. Can't wait to see what other recipes Ms. Barron comes up with.
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