Going Paleo - Almond and Flax Seed “Bread” (version 1.0)

I’ve been experimenting with making “acceptably Paleo” food.  Yesterday I made a batch of almond and flax seed “bread”.  The recipe needs some tweaking, but here’s the details:


  • 3/4 cups Ground Almond
  • 3/4 cups Ground Flax Seed
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tbsp natural honey
  • 4 oz unsweetened apple sauce
  1. Combine all ingredients into a bowl
  2. Mix “dough” well with hands
  3. Grease a shallow baking tray
  4. Spread out the “dough” no the baking tray.  I just used my hands, but you could probably use a rolling pin too.  I spread it out until it was about 1/4 to 1/2 an inch high.
  5. Place in oven on 350 degrees for about 25 minutes.
  6. Done.  Cut into sizes about 3 inches by 3 inches.

As I said, the recipe needs some tweaking.  Please let me know if you have any ideas!

In a Rush and Want a Good Breakfast? How About Eggs and Toast?

I’m an oatmeal guy on most days. But I’m also a guy and, like most people in this modern day and age, somewhat time constrained - especially during the week, in the morning. In order to get my oatmeal in, I turn to the trusty microwave. I put about half a cup of oatmeal in a bowl, cover the oatmeal with water and nuke it for exactly 1 minute and 35 seconds. Add a bit of honey and milk, and I’m good to go.

However, oatmeal does get tiresome and some days I want a little change. Some days, I want an egg for breakfast. But I just don’t have time to get out the frying pan or boil some water and I’m not one to eat a raw egg. So once again, I turn to the trusty microwave. Crack the egg in a microwave bowl and whisk it up with a teeny bit of milk. Nuke it for a minute and you’re set. I’ll usually also put the egg on a piece of multigrain or whole-wheat toast and top it off with a couple tablespoons of salsa.

Cooking healthy is easy

Why is it so difficult to maintain a healthy diet, when it’s easier to cook a healthy meal than it is to cook a high fat\carb meal?

A chicken breast and a side of cooked frozen veggies takes practically no effort. Even throwing a frozen pizza in the oven takes as much effort (take it out of the box and struggle with the cellophane wrapper). Yet, I guess on those lazy days, it just seems more appealing to eat a cheesy pizza than some bland, semi-dry chicken and veggies.

My suggestion, however, is to cook a bunch of stuff up on Sunday - several chicken breasts, some turkey bacon or maybe even a pot of turkey chili. Throw some in the fridge and some in the freezer. Make your meals microwavable and you’re gold.

Frozen veggies go a long way too - throw a couple cups of frozen green beens and a couple cups of frozen broccoli in a tupper-ware container with a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Add a couple slices of cut-up deli meat and bring that to work for lunch. Throw it in the micro for a minute (don’t make it too hot - it’ll stink the office up) when you’re ready to eat and give it a stir. Tastes pretty good, takes no time and is incredibly healthy. Lots of fiber, some protein and the good kind of fat and carbs. Gold.

Fruity Chocolate Protein Shake Recipe

Protein - a body builder’s ticket to muscle, a dieter’s key to weight loss. Our muscles crave it after a good workout and researchers have found that “increasing the protein content of the diet [helps] to reduce hunger and aid weight loss.” Within 40 minutes of a workout, a protein boost is essential to help the muscles recover. Here’s my recipe for what I call the “Fruitychocoproteini”. It’s fast, tasty and it’s what the doctor ordered.

1 scoop of chocolate flavoured whey protein
1 cup of 1% milk
1 fat free Silhouette yogurt (flavour of your choice - I like banana strawberry)
1 ice cube

Put ingredients in a shaker with an ice cube. Shake, shake, shake, like you’re making your mama a martini. If you don’t have a martini shaker, a travel coffee mug with a fairly tight lid will do just fine. The more you shake, the more you’ll disolve the protein. Pour in a glass and add some water if you’d like to fill the glass up. Drink and be merry. Note that the picture on the right is absolutely no indication of what this will actually look like.

Nutrition Info
Calories: 262
fat: 4.4g
carbs: 21.2g
protein: 39.6g