Paleo Foods l Jeri’s Corner: Fitness and Food

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Jeri’s Corner: Fitness and Food

My Lite Bites

Week 10: Definitely having some fun with Paleo. This week for breakfast I made a Spinach/Tomato/Turkey Bacon Omelet, mid-morning snack was a Raw Revolution Bar, lunch was leftover meatloaf and a side of steamed vegetables, mid-afternoon snack was pizza and my 3pm snack was 1/4 cup of granola. No dinner this week because I just was not hungry.

I have been all over the web grabbing recipes that I can incorporate into my routine, so I apologize if I did not get the websites I visited for these recipes.

Paleo Pizza

  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Flour
  • 1 Cup Organic Full Fat Coconut Oil
  • 2 Tsp of Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Baking Soda
  • 1 Crushed Garlic Clove
Paleo Pizza

Paleo Pizza

Now I also added some red pepper to the mix above which is the crust. Preheat oven 375. You can use your pizza stone or whatever you use to cook pizza, maybe a cookie sheet. Lay parchment paper over the top and brush with a little coconut oil. Lightly beat the eggs, milk and garlic powder. Really you can add any seasonings you like to the crust. Mix the wet and dry ingredients and whisk until it thickens. The crust will not be smooth, it will be a little thick. Once you mix, pour out onto the parchment paper and spread it out to a somewhat thin layer and shape out the crust. You will bake for 15 to 20 minutes, you do not want it to burn. Once its done, you will need to flip the crust over. I did make this twice, the second time I put another piece of parchment paper over the top and flipped it. Remember the crust is flaky not firm.

Once you flip it, put it back on the pizza stone or pan you are using and dress it up. What I used for the sauce was, 1 can tomato paste and 1 can crushed tomato sauce and mixed the two together. Of course, I used the no salt added cans. Once I mixed it up, I spread it around. I purchased fresh basil, roma tomatoes, raw milk cheese, spinach, turkey pepperoni, oregano and more red pepper. Again, use whatever you like. Now about the cheese, I found information that cheese was ok and cheese was not ok. I like cheese on my pizza, so some people used Raw Milk Cheese which can be found at Whole Foods. The original recipe said to put the pizza under the broiler for 5 to 10 minutes. Again, watch so that you do not burn the pizza. I didn’t like that so with the second pizza I just left it in the oven for another 15 to 20 minutes and I thought it was perfect.

Bonus Recipe

Paleo Granola

  • 1 Cup Sliced Almonds
  • 1 Cup Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Pecans
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil, liquid
  • 1/2 Cup Raw Honey
  • 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 Cup of Dried Fruit, whatever you like. I’m partial to dried cherries.
  • 1 Tblspn Cinnamon
  • 1 Tspn sea salt
Paleo Granola

Paleo Granola

Set oven to 300. Add all ingredients, except the dried fruit, to a large microwavable bowl. Mix well. If the honey is thick, heat the bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds and mix well. Grab a cookie sheet and place parchment paper over the top and drop the mixture onto the paper and spread out. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in total. Half way through, stir mixture up. You do not want this to burn. My first batch was amazing. The second batch, I was trying to multi-task and it did not work out so well, I burned it. Tasted awful. I also used whatever nuts I had on hand, but you can pretty much use what you like, except peanuts. They are not Paleo. Once the granola is done cooking, add the dried fruit. I would also recommend leaving it to cool on the parchment paper, because once it cools it will be like brittle. My first batch, I put in a bowl and pretty much had to chop it out of the bowl. Didn’t last a week. Enjoy!

My Fitness Scene

“The thing that is really hard and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning to work on becoming yourself” Ann Quindlen

Fitness Contest

I have decided that the 5am class works best for me. It’s been great. A personal best was 205lb deadlift. I am use to working in ‘the zone’ at the gym by myself and thought I was pretty good at challenging myself with increased weights. Clearly, I only thought I had been. There is truly something to be said about working out in groups. I also purchased a pair of Crossfit shoes, Innov-8, and they are amazing. A great shoe. Again, we follow the workouts so what I am focusing on is my breathing and form. Once those two come together, my reps will improve. Oh and figuring out how to minimize these calluses! Some days I can’t even grab the steering wheel. All very exciting. I love Crossfit. I’ve also included a photo of myself. Another ‘oh’, my weight is down to 126.

That’s it for now!

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