Anatomy of a Great Paleo Cookie Recipe – Nutty Cookies

Sweet or Savory?

In my ongoing search for the best Paleo cookie recipes, I’ve noticed that in general, CrossFit people seem to lean towards the naturally sweeter fruit heavy cookies, and non-CrossFitters seem to be a little more flexible on ingredients and lean towards the savory side.  I personally tend to look for a reasonable balance between savory and sweet.  Continue reading “Anatomy of a Great Paleo Cookie Recipe – Nutty Cookies”

Why Your Great Grandfather Didn’t Have Type 2 Diabetes: The Story Of The Human Body

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Great grandpa probably didn’t have IBS or Crohn’s either.  He also probably wasn’t obese or even overweight.  He’d probably never even heard of these health issues in his time. These and other “mismatch diseases” are only a small part of the story of human evolution presented in Daniel Lieberman’s new book: The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease. Continue reading “Why Your Great Grandfather Didn’t Have Type 2 Diabetes: The Story Of The Human Body”

Macadamia and Apricot Paleo Breakfast Bars

If you have been reading this blog for a while now, you know that I am all about simple, fast, and especially portable breakfast solutions for the Paleo diet.  These Macadamia and Apricot Paleo breakfast bars fit right in with that sentiment.  They can easily be made over the weekend and provide a steady supply of fast Paleo breakfast material for a week. Continue reading “Macadamia and Apricot Paleo Breakfast Bars”

Is Quinoa Paleo?

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Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah), and whether or not it is truly a Paleo food item is a hot button topic on the Paleo scene lately. Why it is so controversial is due in part to what Quinoa actually is in biological terms. However, I do have some other issues with the Paleo-ness of quinoa which I’ll get into later. But first… Continue reading “Is Quinoa Paleo?”

Easy Paleo Snack: Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet Potato Chips by kthread on Flickr

I’m always looking for ways to make Paleo/Primal meals on the weekend that will last through the busy work week.  This sweet potato chips recipe is an easy one to make on a Sunday afternoon.  If you are like me, you already have the oven hot because you are making multiple meal preparations for the week.  Generally, I set aside 2-3 hours on Sundays to hammer out three or four durable (i.e. will keep in the refrigerator all week) items to have on hand.

Prep time is just a few minutes (5 max) for this simple Paleo snack using sweet potatoes (a true super food!).  Bake time takes less than a half hour, leaving you plenty of time to prep another meal while you are waiting.

Paleo Sweet Potato Chips

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, sliced into 1/8-inch thick slices;
  • 1 tbsp cooking fat, melted
  • ½ tsp sea salt

Preparation:

    1. Preheat your oven to 400°F.
    2. Coat the sweet potato slices with the melted cooking fat in a bowl and line them on two baking sheets, making sure the slices don’t touch.
    3. Bake them in the preheated oven for 22-25 minutes, turning them once, until the edges are nice and crisp.
    4. Remove the sweet potato chips from the oven and sprinkle them immediately with the sea salt.
    5. Serve the chips with lime wedges (if desired).

A Naturally Sweet and Healthy Paleo Snack

The natural sweetness of sweet potatoes paired with the touch of sea salt make for a great snack anyone can enjoy.  You might want to make a double patch and store them through the week in an air-tight container at room temperature.  For a different taste, you may want to leave one batch salted, and try some cinnamon on the other.

Nothing makes me think of fall and winter more than the dark orange of sweet potatoes and other healthy dark orange veggies like pumpkin, carrots, and butternut squash.  Sweet potatoes provide a great supply of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, potassium, and calcium to keep you healthy as the days grow shorter.  Enjoy.

Source: The Paleo Recipe Book, by Sebastian Noel

Image: kthread on Flickr

The Paleo Recipe Book