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Pamela’s Progress & Pancakes

In a previous posting I stated my determination for find a pancake that could truly be called paleo – and I did.  At the end of this post I will paste it in for you to try.  Surprisingly satisfying.  I found agave syrup with natural maple flavoring which I pour on sparingly.  My Sunday morning routine has been saved!

I have been on the Paleo Diet for approximately three weeks and I’ve lost about 8 pounds and I’m seeing that post-menopausal layer on my tummy slowly melt away.  There are some things I really miss and will re-evaluate and adjust my diet and exercise regime after 60 days.  Getting more sleep as a goal of Paleo is a plus!!

I did have a BIT of a slip last evening while enjoying a Girls’ Night Out dinner with gal pals.  I have a major weakness for tortilla chips and salsa.  On Paleo, salsa good, corn chips bad…and I could feel it this morning.  While I did get my 8 hours of sleep, I woke up feeling sluggish and with the tiniest of headaches.  No, there were no margarita’s involved in last night’s dinner.  So, I’m thinking it had to be the corn chips.  My fajita salad was sans cheese with a vinegar based dressing (fork-dipping only).  So, what to do about this?  Anyone have a suggestion?

I’ve gotten pretty creative with eggs, as I eat them at least 5 days a week for breakfast.  My supply of leafy greens is always reassuring that I’m not only eating well but I know my gut is function in it’s regular mode, if you get my meaning.  Hubby loves the huge grass-fed beef hamburgers once or twice a week, and we both love the frozen wild-caught salmon patties found at a favorite big box.  And I recently discovered blood orange juice, fresh squeezed is so delish!

Just now, while enjoying a session of Stumble-ing along, I came across this blog which puts the talking point of paleo in a nutshell – take a look:

The Paleo Diet Infographic


Ok, here is the pancake recipe I promised – hope you like them as much as I do:

2 eggs

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/2 cup nut butter (Not peanut butter!  Use cashew, macadamia or my fav, almond)

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

coconut oil

Mil all ingredients except coconut oil in a bowl.  Mix well into uniform batter.  Put a tablespoon of coconut oil on skillet and warm it.  Spread some of the batter onto the skillet to form a pancake and cook over low/medium heat.  Flip after 2 minutes, being careful not to burn them.

This recipe makes enough for me to have some left over for another morning.  8-D

I top mine with agave syrup.  Put some crispy bacon behind that with some fresh squeezed OJ and a hefty dollop of unsweetened applesauce on the side, and your taste buds and tummy will thank you.

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