Paleo And The Sweet Tooth 6 Recipes

Paleo and the sweet tooth

This is a post that many people have asked for “what about Paleo and the sweet tooth, what options are available for us on a Paleo Lifestyle?”

Well there is good news for you, I have 6 recipes to offer you from Sarah Fragoso’s book “Everyday Paleo Family CookBook”

I hope that you try these and enjoy both making them and devouring them.

Just before we do that though I just wanted to remind us all the reasons that paleo as a philosophy advocates avoiding refined sugars and processed foods that replace natural fats with processed sugars

The Insulin Trap

Insulin is the chief hormone necessary for achieving stability of blood sugar levels. When the blood sugars are unbalanced by consumption of starchy carbs, and sugars, insulin goes into over production, this triggers metabolic syndrome which Can result in obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and bad cholesterol challenges.

Limiting or completely eradicating from our diets, over processed foods, takeaways and any produce which relies on large amounts, or indeed any, additives, salts and sugars, replacing them with fresh fruits, vegetable (more veges than fruit) better proteins, from grass fed sources, has been shown to stabilise hormone imbalances.

This has lasting benefits in the effective promotion of healthy weight loss, in turn, leading to effective medium and long term weight control.

So if you have to avoid these things, where is the joy in Paleo……..

Everyday Pumpkin Pie

Yes believe it or not you can eat pies on the Paleo lifestyle, it has a somewhat different texture but it is no less delicious than the traditional recipe you know and love. I think that you will learn to love this one just as much and be healthier to boot….

Prep 40 mins – Cook 1 Hour

You will need:

Crust

  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 4 Tbsps meted ghee
  • 1 pinch ground sea salt

Filling

  • 14oz can pumpkin purée (organic) or make fresh
  • 2 tsps cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 1/2 cup organic honey
  • 1/2 cup full fat canned coconut milk

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350
  2. Pulse the nuts in a processor until finely ground
  3. Combine the nuts in a small bowl with the ghee and salt and mix to a thick dough
  4. Spread the dough evenly into a pie pan then bake for 10-15 mins
  5. Combine all the filling ingredients with a food processor until smooth
  6. Once the crust is out of the oven pour on the filling and cook for another 45 minutes.

Enjoy!

Creamy Fruit Salad

This is just a luxuriant paradise tasting extravaganza

Serves 5 – Prep 30 minsPaleo and The Sweet Tooth

You will need:

  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • 1 orange peeled and diced
  • 1 pear coated and diced
  • 1 apple cored diced
  • 4 dates pitted and chopped
  • 1/w cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts or almonds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Method:

  1. Chill a 14 oz can of full fat coconut milk overnight
  2. Add all the ingredient less the coconut milk to a bowl
  3. Separate the cream from the milk add to the bowl and mix well
  4. Serve with more coconut flakes and chopped nuts to garnish.

Fruit Parfait

No need for ice cream when fresh fruit and coconut cream are on offer. Simple but delicious.

Makes What you Decide – Prep 25 mins

You will need:

  • Whipped coconut cream
  • Diced mango
  • Diced watermelon
  • Blueberries
  • Any other diced fruit or berries you choose to add
  • Chopped pistachios

Method:

  1. Chill a 14 oz can of coconut mil overnight in the fridge
  2. Scoop out the coconut cream
  3. Blend in the vanilla to the cream
  4. With a handheld mixer whip the coconut and vanilla cream
  5. Take a Knickerbocker cup and layer cream with diced fruit garnish with nuts and serve
  6. Be transported to heaven LoL

Rocket Fuel

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Makes 14 cookies – Prep 25 mins – Cook 15 mins

You will need:

  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 5 dates finely chopped
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • Coconut oil

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In a large bowl mix the dates and nuts
  3. In another bowl drop in the egg whites and. Cinnamon and beat with a fork until blended
  4. Pour the egg mixture over the nut mix
  5. Create little balls of the mixture about golf ball size and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper with the oil
  6. Bake for 15 minutes

This is a great recipe to do with your kids 5 to 55!

Fried Banana Pudding

Not a fan of bananas myself which my Mum never forgave me for because she was a war baby and they couldn’t get them and she loved them. So this is dedicated to my dear departed Mum who I miss every day of my life

Serves 2-3 1 – Prep 15 mins – Cook 7 mins

You will need:

  • 2 Tbsps coconut oil
  • 2 sliced bananas
  • 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk
  • Raisins
  • Chopped nuts
  • Coconut flakes
  • Cinnamon

Method:

  1. Heat the coconut Opel over a medium heat
  2. Add the sliced banana
  3. Cook until they start to bubble and mush together
  4. Add the coconut milk and blend gently
  5. Serve in a Knickerbocker glass with raisins, chopped nuts, coconut flakes and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Pumpkin Muffins

These are a very special treat recommended for tea parties or particularly good say for mortning tea on Christmas morning after a busy time present opening!

Makes 16 muffins – Prep 30 mins – Cook 30-45 mins

You will need:

  • 2 cups almond meal
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking so Da
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp ground sea salt
  • 11/2 cups fresh cooked roast pumpkin
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup organis honey
  • 1/4 cup ghee or coconut oil
  • 1 cup raisins

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350
  2. In a bowl mix the almond meal, coconut flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and sea salt and stir well
  3. In a separate bowl bring together the pumpkin, eggs, honey and meted ghee or oil and mix with a hand beater until well blended
  4. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet bowl and continue to blend with the hand mixer until smooth
  5. Fold in the raisins
  6. Grease a muffin tin
  7. Fill each muffin space and bake for 30-45 minutes
  8. Cool on a rack and serve

A Good Staring Guide to Have to Hand

BookThe Paleo Beginners Guide is an excellent book, available through Amazon.com, which Provides a handy reference when starting The Paleo journey. As a matter of note, anyone clicking on this link who may go on to purchase it via the review will of course pay no more than if that had chosen to go to Amazon direct. I can highly this wonderful little book to you. It is packed with great information and recipes and my own copy is very well thumbed through!

Feedback and Comments

I really do enjoy receiving any and all feedback or commentary on my posts. I guarantee to reply to comments within one working day.

I hope, that you have found this post of some use and that your knowledge has been extended to a point that you feel ready to contemplate embarking on the paleo lifestyle if you were not already on that very sensible path before coming to my Blog pages today.

Be healthy and have fun.

Hamish

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6 Comments

  1. I will definitely try to make the Pie at home! I do not have a very sweet tooth, but now and then I like to make something sweet. And I prefer it to be Healthy. The Paleo cookbook looks like it just landed on my to read list and to buy list. I will dig into your website and learn more about the Paleo Lifestyle. Great website and article!

  2. Man, each of these recipes look good and they’re far healthier than their high-sugar, overly-processed counterparts. Since I need something sweet literally five times a day, it’s great to know that there are options out there that can curb my everyday cravings without adding guilt. 

    While I’m not on the Paleo diet, per se, these desserts are definitely worth trying, simply by knowing they’re healthy and that they’ll leave you feeling satisfied rather than constantly wanting more, as is often the case for desserts that are high in sugar. 

    • Tickles me to know that we can help non Paleo lifestylers as well as the died in the wool variety Todd thanks for taking the time to share appreciated’

      Hamish

  3. Well, I am not on a paleo diet but very close to it but I am an advocate of healthy living. I take my hat off to you, Hamish, for following a healthy lifestyle.
    It is very hard for men to take an active interest in nutrition but once they do they are very adamant.
    I follow health food summits all to do with nutrition and holistic remedies. I am in contact with many MDs worlds wide that have left their practice of western medicine to follow the Holistic field of remedies. I just finish the Food Revolution With Ocean Robins and his father.
    I also follow energy fields like acupuncture and others. I am active in Kinesiology (Muscle testing) I find this world fascinating
    Your recipes are a delicious delight I have copied them into my recipe book, I hope you don’t mind. My particular interest is the pumpkin pie. It is an all-time favourite in our home.
    I am still going to rome around your site when I get through here. It caught my interest paleo recipes so I thought I would drop you a line or… two
    Linda

    • Great to hear from you Linda and to hear about your varied and many interests and personal research. Like you for me balance is the key I choose Paleo to follow 90-95% because it seems to work for my physiology and I never feel hungry or deprived. Enjoy the tour and feel free to comment on other posts, thanks for visiting

      Hamish

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