February 4, 2011
First of all, I'll give you all a small update regarding my diet. I've lost 2kg already, without feeling hungry throughout the day. I found out I love having meat for breakfast, and I even prefer it over eggs now, because it keeps me feeling full much longer.
In the evening, about an hour after dinner, I still feel like snacking and stuffing myself with carbs. I guess that's just a withdrawal symptom, or it has something to do with my thyroid.
At work, I make sure I eat something mid-morning and mid-afternoon, I've mostly been having pumpkin cookies (still had those in my freezer) or an apple with some nuts. I found out having nuts with a piece of fruit helps keep my blood sugar under control.
So I'm pretty happy with the results so far and I'll keep going!
I've been thinking a lot about healthy paleo snacks, stuff that doesn't make my blood sugar go bouncing. Those snacks are still a challenge, but I like trying new things. I might have some carrots and cucumbers next time, or some tomatoes. Although I'm not quite sure what type of protein to add to those.
Over the weekend, I'd like to treat myself with some paleo snacks when watching a movie. Of course I won't eat potato chips or anything, so I figured I could try and make my own veggie chips on Saturday. Or some veggie sticks with a tahini dip? I'm not sure yet. Or perhaps some carrot oatmeal, lemon avocado mousse or banana coconut 'breakfast'. They'd all make wonderful snacks! I think I'll just go to the market on Saturday and see what they have to offer and what will inspire me.
If anyone has some ideas, please let me know!
At this very moment I've got some more paleo cookies in my oven, I seem to keep thinking about new ways to make those all the time. If they turn out well, I'll post the recipe up here.
Yesterday I found a recipe for flaxseed bread online, but didn't quite like the way it was made. It contained lots of salt, artificial sweetener and no herbs at all. Yesterday I made my own version out of it and it worked out really well!
This flaxseed bread would be great with homemade guacamole or a dip of your choice. You could also make a tasty sandwich out of it by spreading it with homemade salsa or ketchup and putting some lettuce, tomato slices and meat of your choice in between two pieces. Even a hamburger would be great with this, or add some smoked salmon. The options are endless!
- 1 cup flaxseed meal
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
- 1 tbsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tbsp dried thyme
- 1/2 tbsp dried rosemary
- 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes, chopped
1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
2. In a bowl, combine flaxseed meal and baking powder. Add eggs, water and oil and stir until well combined.
3. Stir in oregano, thyme, rosemary and tomatoes and set aside for 10 - 15 minutes so the flaxseed can soak up most of the fluids.
4. Scoop the batter onto the prepared baking tray, spread out and flatten with the back of a spoon to form a flat bread of about 1/3 - 1/2 inch thick. Make sure it's spread evenly.
5. Bake until set for approx. 30 minutes.
6. Let cool, cut into 4-6 chunks and serve.
You could also shape the batter into smaller patties, so you don't have to cut the bread first and can use it immediately to make a sandwich or snack.