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What is your #1 standby Paleo Treat?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created May 27, 2013 at 4:18 AM

I've been on the Paleo diet for a few months... I have always had a sweet tooth though, and I am able to satisfy it without going that far off the paleo template. I would say i'm 90/10. The 10% cheat being Organic 85% or greater Dark Chocolate with a few tablespoons of almond butter. I eat probably between 4-6 squares of chocolate 5 days a week with about 3 tablespoon of almond butter. It may be prohibiting me from leaning out at a maximum pace, but this keeps me from losing it.

I'm curious as to what your standby treat is that is not "off paleo" but close enough that it satisfies your sweet tooth or whatever craving you might have?

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on May 29, 2013
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I've been melting a bag of frozen blueberries in the fridge and then mixing it with homemade kefir. oh it is so good!!! yesterday, I used raspberries but it was a bit too sour.

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on May 29, 2013
at 06:31 PM

pineapple is one of my favorites, too. I usually don't keep it in the house since i'm doing low carb, but when I did eat tons of carbs, I ate pineapple daily!!!! it's so sweet and delicious.

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on May 29, 2013
at 01:47 PM

Totally do this, except with raspberries.

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048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

on May 27, 2013
at 05:55 AM

Some of mine:

  • Organic coffee plus 40ml of coconut milk and 6gr of pure organic cocoa
  • Yoghurt/Kefir/Quark/Ricotta/Sour Cream with some berries (mostly blueberries, strawberries or raspberries) plus maybe some milled flax and/or nuts (macadamia/cashew/hazelnuts)
  • An avocado filled with some chestnut pur??e in the middle
  • A cr??pe filled with some nut butter and/or natural berry marmalade with no added sugars just the natural stuff
  • Water, coconut milk, avocado and chocolate whey protein shake
  • Everything could be sweetened with a little bit of organic honey (I use no more than 5ml) or some prunes/dates/raisins (I use no more than two or three pieces or about 10gr)

Over the time I have managed to find some decent treats that don't get too far from the paleo template or at least don't seem to have many downsides.

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on May 27, 2013
at 04:57 AM

When I get a desire for sweets I go for fruit.

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on May 29, 2013
at 01:21 PM

Frozen blueberries in coconut milk.

I'd love to be able to do coconut cream, but cannot have it in the house without eating the entire jar in ten seconds flat.

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on May 29, 2013
at 06:32 PM

I've been melting a bag of frozen blueberries in the fridge and then mixing it with homemade kefir. oh it is so good!!! yesterday, I used raspberries but it was a bit too sour.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on May 29, 2013
at 01:47 PM

Totally do this, except with raspberries.

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on May 27, 2013
at 06:28 AM

I am like an alcoholic with sugar. I cannot have any treat. It would be like giving a heroin addict one dose once a week. I just have to abstain and that's fine - you just get used not to having it. Every time you do have it it primes the pump and can be disastrous for those of us who are sugar addicts.

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on May 27, 2013
at 04:40 AM

Anytime I eat something from a package with ingredients listed on the side I feel like I'm cheating hard.

The organic banana chips from trader joes are good. They use a bunch of coconut oil so it's pretty ideal. A bit too much sugar, but, I can handle it. I'm going to go buy more now that I think about it. (Or maybe I could dehydrate my own...)

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089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on May 27, 2013
at 04:35 AM

Coconut butter! I only started eating it about a month ago and i love it. It has helped me cut down on my fruit consumption since im lowering my carbs.

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on May 27, 2013
at 04:28 AM

OK. THis evening, we had guests so I made raspberry sorbet/ ice cream in my Vitamix.... - 2 small bananas - 1 cup coconut milk - 2 cups frozen raspberries

Whip these up, spoon out and enjoy. I find that frozen mixed fruit is even better.

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on May 29, 2013
at 04:45 PM

mango and/or pineapple for sweet tooth, not much of a cheat but im practically diabetic so any fruit is a kinda cheat for me...

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on May 29, 2013
at 06:31 PM

pineapple is one of my favorites, too. I usually don't keep it in the house since i'm doing low carb, but when I did eat tons of carbs, I ate pineapple daily!!!! it's so sweet and delicious.

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on May 29, 2013
at 02:33 PM

1 cup regular coconut milk (thai kitchen is best) 1 scoop chocolate whey 1 stevia packet to taste Blueberries/cranberries/your favorite berries

Mix and let solidify in the fridge overnight - Wake up to a tasty breakfast pudding.

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on May 29, 2013
at 02:11 PM

If you're looking for something that feels like a cheat but isn't: http://www.thewannabechef.net/2011/12/02/paleo-mug-cakes/

I'm a big fan of that mug cake; it's not only Paleo, but I also find it surprisingly filling (probably due to all the protein in it). The chocolate variety is good, as is a vanilla style (no cocoa powder) with plenty of cinnamon added.

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on May 29, 2013
at 01:16 PM

Whipped coconut milk/heavy whipping cream with cocoa powder (if desired, can be sweetened with stevia/honey). It creates a delicious mousse-type chocolate treat - simple and delicious. It satisfies my sweet/chocolate tooth without compromising my diet too much.

Also could add berries or eat with some nut butter - that's when I really feel like indulging.

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on May 29, 2013
at 12:59 PM

Dried fruit. Trader Joe's organic raisins are amazing--miles away from those dessicated pellets in the Sunmaid box. Unsweetened dried cherries, if I can find them. In a similar vein, my local Wegman's sells "energy chunks" in the bulk-foods section that are basically delicious Larabar-like nuggets of dried fruit, nuts, and chocolate. You have to read the ingredients list; some varieties are more paleo-compliant than others.

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