Posts Tagged ‘paleo’

Sweet Potato Cookie

sweet potato cookie (2)These cookies are packed with good stuff and still taste great! Perfect for a little sweet tooth without any guilt afterwards!

I found the recipe on leangreenbean.com and adjusted it to what I like and had at home. I love anything made with coconut flour, yum! The base is made of mashed sweet potatoes – packed with vitamin A. There is also 23% calcium, 15% iron and 13g of fiber in one cookie!!

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sweet potato, cooked and mashed
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (add 1 tbsp for additional sweetness)
  • 2 tbsp. chia seed
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans)
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour (may need to add an extra 1tbsp)
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Steam sweet potatoes for 15 minutes and mash. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Add all ingredients together and add extra flour if too runny. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and scoop out cookies. Bake 10-15 minutes. Makes 12 cookies.

Nutrition: 203 Calories, 13g Fat, 13g Fiber, 4g Sugar, 5g Protein

 

Spaghetti Squash Pizza Pie

spaghetti pie (2)Are you looking for a healthy alternative to pizza? This spaghetti squash pizza pie can be customized to cater to anyone! It’s gluten free, low carb and paleo friendly and can be made vegetarian by removing the meat. Add the toppings you like and make it your own.

My mom cooked this up for me last week and it was delicious! I had to snap a pic and share it.

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 large spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise & seeded
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced (I like to use frozen)
  • 2 cups spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red pepper, diced
  • 2/3 cup mushrooms, diced
  • 1 cup pizza sauce (no sugar added)
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3 eggs, whisked

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place spaghetti squash cut side down on a baking sheet. Bake 25 minutes. After removing from oven, reduce heat to 350 degrees. Meanwhile, cook ground turkey and onion together until no longer pink and break up into tiny pieces.

Carefully shred inside of spaghetti squash with a fork, removing threads and place in a 8×8 greased baking dish. Add remaining ingredients except eggs and mix well. Lastly, add whisked eggs to baking dish and mix together. Bake 1 hour. Let it sit 5 minutes before cutting and serving.