WEEK #5


One of the best resources that has helped me on my Paleo journey is Robb Wolf’s “Paleo Food Matrix.”  He essentially lists out all Paleo-approved proteins, veggies, fats and herbs/spices so that it is easy to see the different ways to combine them all (to keep a high variety in your meal options).   


The only thing the Matrix is really missing is paleo-approved fruits. Fruit quantity should be limited if your goal is weight loss because most fruit is generally high glycemic. Most paleo experts say the best time to eat fruit is post-workout, but personally I love some right before I hit the gym.

Fruit Ideas: apple, orange, mango, papaya, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, bananas, kiwis, plums, grapefruits, pineapple, grapes, cherries, etc.

Paleo chicken wings


Recipe, ingredients, and picture from HERELink submitted by: Eric... thank you and keep them coming!
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons lemon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 package of fresh chicken wings
  • olive oil (or grape seed oil) spray
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 220°C and line 2 baking trays with foil.
  2. Combine flour, onion powder, garlic powder ,paprika powder, peppers and herbs in a large plastic bag- I found that using the bag didn’t really coat the wings evenly. My suggestion would be to combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Spray the chicken wings with the oil, and dip each wing in the almond flour mixture until evenly coated (or if you opted for the bag, place wings in the bag and shake evenly to coat).
  4. Place onto prepared baking trays. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  5. Spray chicken with oil again. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until crisp and cooked through.
  6. Add your *optional* hot sauce of choice and serve with a salad. Enjoy!

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