Paleo and 7 weeks Prego Going Strong!!!

I decided to do the paleo diet during my pregnancy and I am so glad I am. I have to admit that weeks 5-6 of pregnancy were the toughest time to do paleo. I was contantly craving carbs, cheese, and everything else that is paleo forbidden. Last weekend, however, I gave into the urge and made a hoagie sandwich to shut my craving up. Ha, what a foolish thing. After being paleo for over two months and eating a huge hoagie sandwich, compare that to going to a foreign country and eating fermented beans for the first time. Seriously, you begin to hate bread after being diligent at paleo. So, I am 7 weeks prego, saw my tiny babies heartbeat, and am amazed at how awesome I feel. I am beginning to love my rapidly growing baby. My husband has been acting so funny and paranoid during this pregnancy. He is worried about me doing paleo due to the lack of calories, he gets upset when I lay on my stomach or lift heavy objects, and just loves this little growing embryo so much. I think I am way more relaxed then he is, but the man wants to be a dad more then anyone I have ever known. I applause him for that. The paleo diet is becoming so much easier now and I have total faith in it during my pregnancy desite my husband's insecurities with it. I am beginning to find cooking paleo not difficult at all at this point. Each time I come up with a new paleo recipe, I jump for joy. I don't think I have ever been into food this much these past few years. In addition to eating my paleo diet, here are some other things I am doing during my pregnancy that keeps me feeling great. I am doing zumba classes, going to curves, doing my yoga daily, and of course packing up because we are moving. Overall, I have good energy during the day, sleeping well at night, having only a little morning sickness which is hardly bad at all, and just eager for what's to come.


Paleo Breakfast Idea

Sorry about the format of this recipe. Blogger resigned their look and I have yet to figure out how to change it. This breakfast is so enriched with vitamins and full of fiber, you really couldn't resist it. As a paleo eater, I do eat nuts and seeds in moderation due to the high phytic acid contained in them. I do recommend you soak your nuts and seeds for at least 24 hours in 1/4 tsp. salt to reduce the acid levels. Then bake them in the oven for about 5 minutes at 200 degrees to dry them. This cereal includes nuts and seeds that contain lower phytic acid levels. Paleo Crunch Cereal 1 c. chopped pecans 1 c. pumpkin seeds 1 c. of hemp seeds 1 c. of flaxseed (whole seeds) 1 c. unsweetened shredded coconut 1/4 c. of chopped yellow raisons 1/4 c. of chopped prunes 1 c. of coconut flour 1 c. of extra virgin coconut oil 1/4 c. of honey cinnamon nutmeg Begin by melting oil and honey in a pot. Combine the flour and nuts and seeds in large bowl. Add the oil and honey mixture. Spread on a greased cookie sheet and sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. Bake at 300 degrees for 10 minutes. May need an additional 5 minutes depending on oven heating variations. Serving ideas This is similiar to granola. You can eat with coconut milk or milk of your choice. Add fruit such as banana and peaches if you like. Makes a large serving, so should last several days. Store in a airtight container to ensure freshness.


Mango Salsa (see January archive on right for recipe)