I'd say it was pretty good, but could have been better. I fell victim to sadness (I miss my husband!) and just wanted something sweet. I had a banana or these in my cupboard:
And I have a feeling most of you would jump for that banana. But I say nay! The banana was the naughty choice!
There are about 28 grams of sugar in a banana and not much else. One of the whole reasons I'm on the Paleo Train is to limit my sugar-intake. This is all kinds of sugar, and yes, fructose is a naturally occurring sugar but still, a sugar. It's a sugar dressed up in a sexy dress that we think is good for us. The average naner is also about 130 calories.
Now, enter "processed junk" aka Nature Valley Protein Bars (totally not allowed on this Paleo adventure; pretty sure Cavemen were not blessed with Nature Valley.) The ratio of fats to proteins to carbs looks good to me. It's 53% made up of healthy, monounsaturated (like from Olive Oil) fats. Then protein, then carbohydrates. It contains only 6g of sugar, 5 grams of fiber, and the best part? 10g of protein. So this bar is made up of mainly fats and proteins. Can I get a holla? Too bad caveman had to miss out on these tasty treats. Oh, icing on top? One of these bars is just 190 calories. Snack, snack, nom, nom.
Now let's not kid around. I love me some bananas. I had one in my Green Monster smoothie this morning, with spinach, protein powder, cinnamon, ice, water and a splash of Almond Breeze.
After a delicious dinner of salmon salad ...
Greens, baby toms, a few green olives, red onion, zucchini, topped with Balsamic and a simple steamed salmon with fresh lemon juice.
I had a tasty banana-filled dessert inspired by this recipe, that I found on the wonderful Mark's Daily Apple.
Paleo CrePancakes, perfect for every occasion.
They're CrePancakes, because they're a mix of both a pancake and a crepe. I have a feeling I will be making these super often, because they totally fill that need to eat something "carby" and "bready" and, well, "pancakey," which I sounds amazing to me just about all the time.
Serves 1. Makes three 3" crepes/pancakes.
Mash 1 ripe banana with a fork.
Stir in 6 tablespoons egg whites, dash of cinnamon, 2 tsp coconut flour, 1 tbsp PB2, and vanilla extract. Mash all of this together.
Yep, it'll seem runny.
Heat cast-iron to medium, and get to cookin'.
They're ready to flip when, just like pancakes, the air bubbles begin to pop.
I threw a few organic chocolate chips on mine, and topped it with coconut oil and sugar-free blueberry jam.
Not a bad Paleo day, I say! If I could just relax now with this crazy thunder and lightening, that'd be wonderful. Even more wonderful if the husband would call. It's been a long day for him in-processing at Fort Jackson, I'm sure.
The first time in a long time I'll go to bed without talking to him. Tis the life of an Army wife ...