KETO DESSERT: Peanut Butter Buckeye’s

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BEST EVER KETO TREAT: In my books there’s no better combination than peanut butter and chocolate. PERFECT PAIRING! I stumbled upon Kayla Does Keto’s recipe for Keto Buckeyes a few weeks ago while on YouTube and it’s been my main treat since.

PALEO TIP: This works with all nutty spreads. My husband is 100% Paleo and I make this with Sunbutter for him.

DESSERT’S RECIPE: Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Sunday’s the day I meal prep for the week. Beyond lunches and suppers, I prepare for times when I crave something sweet – this is how I’ve stayed on track without “cheats” since January 1st.

This week’s Sweet Treats include:

1. Paleo banana bread for hubby (bananas were going bad).
2. Paleo apple tartlets for the kids (apples were getting soft).
3. Mini-Keto Buckeyes for me (found dark chocolate on sale).

AND these incredibly easy and tasty Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Low Carb Diet. Yum!

Food Diary: January 20th, 2017

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Accountability Post: Keto eating has been on point and despite not being able to exercise for a week, I am trying to remain active by going for walks.

Breakfast: Bacon & Cheddar Omelet
Supper: Paleo Chick-fil-a Chicken
Dessert: Keto BFF Brownie

Halo Top Ice Cream (Keto-Friendly)

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My original plans for today included having my feet up, reading and catching up on TV shows (see yesterday’s post). Instead it involved grocery shopping, meal prepping, four loads of laundry and some Sea Salt Caramel Halo Top Ice Cream. The ice cream definitely makes up for everything else!

 

Happy Valentine’s Day Paleo Style

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We’re celebrating Valentine’s early at my house…hubby surprised me with a Paleofied Martha Stewart recipe! This Chocolate Lava Cake Souffle was a deliciously sweet treat. Happy Valentine’s!

Chocolate Hazelnut Zucchini Cupcakes

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When I saw this recipe on The Paleo Mom, I called the kids over and we decided right then and there that we needed to make these. I will say my son originally thought the idea of zucchini in a dessert was a tad bit weird but he quickly changed his mind with one bite! Give your child some vital antioxidants, beta-carotene, vitamin C, folic acid and calcium with these tasty cupcakes!

These are VERY good and I must say that the icing on the cupcake is spectacular.

INGREDIENTS
I tweaked the original recipe a bit in order to make 24 full cupcakes

5 small zucchini’s, shredded
5 medium eggs
3 cups of roasted hazelnuts
1/2 cup Muscovado sugar (I found it at Whole Foods for $4.99/lb)
1/3 cup Palm Shortening
1/2 cup Tapioca Flour
1 1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 Tbsp Vanilla extract
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp sea salt

For the complete directions, CLICK HERE!

ICING
1 cup of Palm Shortening
8 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

ICING DIRECTIONS
1. Add together in pot and melt on medium heat. Do not boil!
2. Let chill in fridge before whipping.
3. Use Ziploc sandwich bag as an icing bag for a smoother icing finish.

Thanks The Paleo Mom!

Paleo Carrot Cupcakes

Photo Credit: Paleo Newbie

Photo Credit: Paleo Newbie

 

Mikaela is so excited to have a baking project today! She’s making Paleo Newbie’s Carrot Cupcakes for the family to enjoy tonight I love encouraging my children to cook and showing them that the kitchen is not something to fear but enjoy (or at least tolerate).

UPDATE: This cupcake recipe turned out to be an amazing find. Hand down the BEST Paleo Carrot Cupcake & Carrot Bread recipe I have tried.

Christmas Cookie 2013

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All three of the Paleo Christmas cookies that were made today turned out great and with complete confidence, I recommend that you try them.

From left to right:
Ginger Snaps

Sugar Cookies

Gingerbread Men

Double Chocolate Chip Muffins

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My sister sent me this recipe the other day after receiving rave reviews from her co-workers, so I had to make them and try myself! These turned out GREAT! It took about 5 minutes to put the ingredients together, so it’s a very quick and easy dessert for those of you with a sweet tooth!

Yield: 11 to 12 muffins

Ingredients:
3 very ripe bananas
2 TBSP coconut oil or melted butter
1/3 cup honey or maple syrup (I used 100% pure maple syrup)
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup almond meal
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/3 cup cacao powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (I substituted and used what was already in my pantry: Ghiradelli 60% bittersweet chips)

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Grease muffin tin or line with cupcake liners.
3. Mash bananas or mix with blender.
4. Add all ingredients (minus chocolate chips) together and mix well.
5. Add chocolate chips.
6. Bake for approximately 18 minutes. Since these are super moist, I let them cool down before eating.

Thanks Yummy Mummy Kitchen!

Paleo Eggnog (So Delicious)

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Over ice cubes or with a dash of spiced rum, this is one delicious holiday drink, I love to savor. That said, does anyone have a homemade recipe for Paleo Eggnog that they can share?

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