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How often do you make Paleo friendly treats?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 15, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Just out of curiousity. When I first started paleo, I'm a bit embarrassed to admit, I was making paleo bread, cookies, muffins etc. at least 3x a week. Now I have learned a lot and that number is down to once every 2 or 3 weeks. its fun to make healthy versions of baked goods. But all that gluten free flour really cuts into my grocery budget!

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on February 16, 2013
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Thanks! That's the one I had found. There's also a good one for cauliflower hummus for people who want something lower-carb.

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on February 16, 2013
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Just in case, this is the recipe: http://www.tgipaleo.com/2012/05/28/sweet-potato-hummus/

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at 01:25 AM

Nevermind! I found a recipe that seems the be the popular paleo recipe.

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Can I get your recipe for sweet potato hummus? I love hummus but it's on the no-no list because of the garbanzo beans. Thanks!

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on February 17, 2013
at 02:31 AM

I only eat treats!!! I had 3 hard eggs with Sri Racha today... then I had 8oz chuck roast with 2 kale leaves sauteed in ghee!!! What a treat!

It's all point of view, and you can own it.

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on February 15, 2013
at 11:59 PM

Not very often. I hosted my book club a week and a half ago and that was the first time in a long time that I made any treats. Sweet potato hummus (excellent), crackers (pretty good), and an apple crisp served with whipped cream (ok but everyone else seemed to like it).

I just don't seem to have the desire to actually eat desserts or treats much anymore, however, I really enjoy looking at and collecting paleo recipes! Once in a while I'll make banana 'ice cream' with chocolate sauce. I will also make paleo pies for special occasions...it's just not very often, usually holidays or birthdays.

I think with the increase in fat consumption and decrease in sugar consumption I mostly stay full without treats and my sweet tooth has pretty much disappeared.

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on February 16, 2013
at 01:18 AM

Can I get your recipe for sweet potato hummus? I love hummus but it's on the no-no list because of the garbanzo beans. Thanks!

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on February 16, 2013
at 01:25 AM

Nevermind! I found a recipe that seems the be the popular paleo recipe.

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on February 16, 2013
at 02:31 AM

Thanks! That's the one I had found. There's also a good one for cauliflower hummus for people who want something lower-carb.

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on February 16, 2013
at 02:03 AM

Just in case, this is the recipe: http://www.tgipaleo.com/2012/05/28/sweet-potato-hummus/

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on October 10, 2013
at 11:57 PM

@scilla I just made "cookies" using avocado, dates, almond flour, eggs, and cinnamon. That's it. And one was enough to fill me up, so I froze the rest. Now I just pop one in my mouth when I need a quick boost pre-workout, or I'm craving a "treat".

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on February 17, 2013
at 02:39 AM

I've never made any of the faux-flour treats. I have a bag of rice flour, but so far I have only used a few tablespoons to thicken broccoli cheddar soup.

I eat sweets pretty regularly, though, just not the baked-goods kind. Granny Smith apples or pears sauteed in butter, creme brulee, whipped cream with berries (sometimes frozen into popsicle molds), bananas foster, dark chocolate, stuff like that with a cream or fruit base instead of a bread-type base.

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on February 16, 2013
at 05:07 AM

Not yet. But one day I will start making (or hopefully buying) Paleo-approved ice cream.

  • Thick and creamy ice cream (milk from non-hormonal, grass fed cows)
  • Non-sugar sweetener
  • High cocoa chocolate (topping)
  • Walnuts & almonds (topping)

God speed.

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on February 16, 2013
at 03:15 AM

I really like baking paleo treats but I tend to overindulge when I make them because I know they are technically paleo and have much healthier ingredients then there counterparts. I personally love cookies so I like to bake paleo chocolate chip cookies but only occasionally.

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on February 16, 2013
at 12:31 AM

In the beginning I wanted treats fairly often, although I'd work hard on making them, take a few bites or one or two servings, and I was done with it. A lot of expensive ingredients got wasted--my husband ate most of a low carb cheese cake I just had to make and was tired of after 2 slices.

Every once in a while nowadays I want a treat, and most of the time a square of chocolate does the trick.

The only thing I've made more than once is paleo ice cream (whole ingredients, coconut milk base). I can always eat ice cream!

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on February 16, 2013
at 12:03 AM

Personally, I avoid them more so than "typical" treats. I find that I get stuck in the "it's paleo, therefore it's healthy" mindset and overindulge more than I would with a "bad" treat. I also find that things aren't the same without sugar and gluten--if I want a cupcake, I want a sugar sweetened wheat-flour cupcake with sugary buttercream icing (that's probably dyed some really abnormal colour).

But it is nice to stumble upon a really good paleo treat recipe...

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