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May 25 Snack: Snacks + Games

What a lazy day Saturday was. It involved sitting around outside in the sun (it was just a little too cold for getting into the water), snacking, and playing games. You know you’re getting older when you look forward to puzzling. Whatever, don’t judge.

But it was a gorgeous day! We couldn’t ask for more beautiful weather!

April 22 Office Snack: Paleo Banana Bread Chocolate Truffles

I saw this a while back on Civilized Caveman Cooking and knew I needed to make it for the next office food event we had. We have a lot of these types of food events, by the way. Remind me to tell you about my company’s version of the Freshman 15*.

This recipe is really good, but it takes a while to make everything if you plan to do it all from scratch, which I did. Scratch meaning: I made the almond butter so that I could then make the banana bread; then I made the cashew butter so I could then make the Paleo “cream cheese.” Making nut butters isn’t hard, just time consuming. Add in the amount of refrigeration wait time and this recipe can take a bit of time to do.

One note on the chocolate coating is that I had to use my entire bag of chocolate chips and I still ran out of chocolate. Not sure how I could have been more sparing with it since it globs onto the balls…no big deal, however, I had plenty of truffles for the event!

Everyone seemed to really love them! Hooray! I love taking in Paleo stuff like this and seeing what people think. Everyone always seems so amazed…of course, I do have to remind them that Paleo definitely does not always equal low cal! ;)

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*The “freshman 15” is something that apparently happens quite a bit at my company. And it’s no joke. I’ve easily put on ten pounds since starting there, I think, if not 15. It’s partially due to the fact that I haven’t been able to work out for the last month, but more likely a combination of food in the office and residual breakup coping.

At any rate, this bitch needs to shed some pounds.

Should I try for another Whole30?

May 19 Snack: Improved Primal Pacs!

I got a shipment of Primal Pacs last week and they have updated their packaging so that it’s less gooey. Honestly, I kind of miss the previous version - I liked how the jerky was moist…but I will say it’s a lot tidier to eat now, which is also nice.

Making a little almond butter!

Not much of a meals post. More like just a meal post, singular. I was running errands all day and really just had an almond snack to tide me over. 

On Friday night, i headed over to BFF’s house where she cooked burgers and sweet potato fries.

March 28 Snack: Guacamole

I was so full from breakfast on Thursday that I skipped lunch, but I did have a small guacamole snack. I got some criticism on my barebones guac recently, so I experimented with what I had on hand, which included tomato, cilantro, garlic salt, and red pepper flakes (in addition to my normal prep of lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper). I thought it was pretty good!

March 24 Snack: Pistachios

March 9 Snack: Homemade Avocado Salsa

BFF had the audacity to tell me the other night that she thinks my guacamole is just so so. After M also telling me the same thing, I was a bit put out. She did say that she loved the salsa I used to make that was just chopped up tomatoes, bell peppers, avocado, onion, lime juice, and some spices.

So I made it! Paleo! (…except for the chips…)

February 21 Snack: Girl Scout Paleo Cookies

I picked up these awesome cookies from one of my coworkers. Coconut & chocolate cookies? Paleo, obvi. 

February 17 Lunch/Snack: Yellow Bell Pepper Slices

Keep it light because I had a late breakfast and because I’m going to likely be eating pretty big tonight with my friend K.