The Paleo Diet - Eat Like a Caveman

If you have been following my blog you know that I've gone gluten free. I found most of the prepackaged gluten free meals were loaded with stuff that was no good for me. For the last six months I've been eating only a raw food diet. 
I don't mind eating fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds but I needed something more. I don't know about you but when it's cold outside I could eat a bear. 
So it had me thinking what else can I eat???
Have you heard about the Paleo Diet? This diet also has the same foods I've been eating but more stick to your ribs kind of foods. Eggs and meats are included too! I think I've hit the jackpot! 
Or maybe the lottery!
 I’m slowly trying new foods to see how I feel so far so good. Today I ate bread for the first time in 6 months! Woo-hoo! Okay so it's not the bread you’re thinking of. Its Paleo bread and it's not bad. It's good enough that I plan to make it again. The only change I will make in the recipe is the amount of sea salt that was required. It listed 1 1/2 tsp of sea salt. There was way too much salt. If you like large soft pretzels with salt you will love this bread. That is the only way to describe it. My husband and kids all tried it. We all agreed it was good but needed less salt. Now I’m hoping the eggs will agree with me. So far I’m feeling pretty good. 
I forgot to put the sea salt in the picture.

Paleo Bread - Made to be like Wheat Bread

This recipe is from the Paleo Effect Blog
1 ½ cup Arrowroot Powder
1 cup Golden Flaxseed Meal
4 Eggs
4 Egg Whites
4 Tbsp Walnut Oil
1 ½ tsp Coarse Sea Salt
* 4 tsp Baking Powder
2 tsp Cider Vinegar
Coconut Oil 
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine all dry ingredients. Then mix the wet and add to the dry until thoroughly incorporated. Rub your bread loaf pan down with coconut oil. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
* I added this Tip - 4 tsp baking powder is changed to 3 tsp coconut flour and 1 tsp baking soda gets rid of the corn starch and the aluminum in regular baking powder. 
For more recipes go to the Paleo Effect

Thanks for stopping by!


Little Miss Maggie said...

Wow, Dee, this diet sounds like a lot of work especially if you're cooking for a picky family like I would be. You must be really ill from the gluten. I hope you find exactly the right diet so you can be 100 percent again. Happy holidays.

Anonymous said...

good for you, raw for six months is quite an accomplishment, wow, my daughter started the Paleo program and felt so good, the gluten removed from her diet had the biggest effect, this bread sounds interesting, I love pretzels!

Anonymous said...

Dee, this sounds so yummy! I have never heard of this diet. I'm hoping this all works well for you; you have had such a difficult time over the past few months! Thank you for sharing your experiences with us . I'm sure you are helping so many. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Dee, I have hear a lot about this diet; but, never knew anyone who had actually tried it. I was thinking of trying it after the first of the year. Thanks for sharing! Just catching up on my blogging; and put a post and saw yours! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

my daughter has been paleo for 2 years. She lost over 100 pounds the first year and a half. She finds it very easy to stay with and does the "whole 30" every 6 months or so. Hoping you will find it right for you and your family.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Dee,
More people need to start looking at this kind of healthy lifestyle with balanced food!
Have a great time leading toward a meaningful Christmas.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

glad to see you found something that works. It does look like "real" bread.

Calypso In The Country said...

Dee, I am so impressed with your eating habits. I try so hard to be healthy but my biggest struggle is keeping my kids on the right track. The recipe looks great..I may try it! Thanks and best wishes to you this holiday season!
Cheers! -Shelley

Debbiedoos said...

I have heard of this diet and here how good it is. Congrats for doing it. Merry Christmas Dee and family!

Ricki Treleaven said...

I want to try this diet due to some of my gluten and mast cell issues. Is there a book? I would probably need to follow a plan.

Donna Heber said...

Hi Dee,

Wishing you and your family a magical Christmas filled with love and laughter. Best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year. Thank you for your friendship. Keep up the great work with your eating habits.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love good bread and it really does make you feel satisfied and full. Thanks for sharing the recipe! You're doing so great!

Algodão Tão Doce said...

Amei conhecer o seu blog,achei maravilhoso.Visite-me:
Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!


Beijos Marie.

Linda Walker said...

Hi Dee,
This recipe sounds interesting. My daughter is on a paleo diet so I will pass the recipe on to her. I will also try it myself. Thanks for posting it!

Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane said...

Hi Dee...stopping by to wish you a wonderful happy and healthy 2014!!!
XO barbara

Giancarlo said...

Metti la mano sinistra sulla spalla destra e la mano destra sulla spalla sinistra.
Hai appena ricevuto un abbraccio a distanza. Buon 2014.

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Wow...I really have a lot of catching up to do here. 6 months of raw food???!! That is an admirable accomplishment. I have just started looking into a paleo diet and started a board on pinterest for it. I'm adding your bread to it. It looks and sounds really good!


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