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30 Days and Done- Marking the End of the Paleo Challenge

Wednesday marks the last day of our 30-day Paleo Challenge. You have until Monday, March 26th to get all of your measurements, baseline, and pictures done. We will base the winners on the scores from your food points, baseline improvements, measurements and pictures. The winners will be announced by Friday March 30th! Here are a few finishing recipes for you to enjoy and a new list of Paleo friendly websites. Also check out Pinterest if interested to find tons of helpful tips on Paleo cooking and living.

Stuffed Pork Chops

http://paleopot.com/2011/04/stuffed-pork-chops-with-bacon-apples-and-garlic/

Yummy Pizza

Ingredients:
2 cups cooked, riced Cauliflower (“rice” it by chopping it finely, using a food processor, cheese grater, or smashing it with an avocado tool)
2 eggs
2 cups shredded whole-milk mozzarella (or cheese of your choice)
1 teaspoon Fennel
2 teaspoons Oregano
4 teaspoons Parsley

Toppings of your choice. (I went with some organic pizza sauce, more mozzarella, pepperoni, hot Italian sausage, and topped it with a generous sprinkling of fennel, oregano, parsley, basil, and thyme.)

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 450.
In a bowl, mix together your cooked, riced cauliflower, eggs, and mozzarella.
Spread dough mixture onto a baking sheet or pizza pan. Make it as thick or thin as you’d like.

Sprinkle Dough with herbs

Cook in oven for 15-20 minutes, until desired doneness is reached. Some edge-burning is normal.

Remove from the oven, turn the oven off, and cover with your favorite pizza toppings. I recommend to cover the entire crust with your toppings for ultimate deliciousness. Any plain crust around the edges just ends up tasting like cauliflower, but, with the sauce and stuff on top, it all just tastes like regular pizza. It’s like magic!

Turn your broiler on High.

Place your pizza with toppings on the top rack near the broiler. Watch it until the cheese melts and bubbles and until the toppings look the way you’d like. I broiled ours for almost 10 minutes because I like really crispy pepperoni and sausage.

Remove from oven. Dough will typically be drier around the edges and softer in the center of the pizza. I used a spatula to serve it up, and we ate it with a knife and fork – it was too soft for pick up

*Note about the cheese – we don’t recommend dairy until you have already done paleo for a full 4-6 weeks. Our friend Kurt Harris MD explains why here.

*Note to my diabetic friends – remember that pizza sauce or anything with tomatoes can be sweet and can potentially cause a blood sugar spike. Use pizza sauces with caution and always keep your sweet veggie intake as low as possible. I spread our pizza sauce really thin to avoid unnecessary blood sugar spikes with this recipe.

http://sleeploveeat.com/2011/06/17/date-night-pizza/

Apple Paleo Bars

Ingredients:
2 Cups Dates, pitted
1/2 Cup Raw Macadamia Nuts
1/2 Cup Dried Apples
1/4 Cup Raw Almonds
2 Tbsp Coconut Oil, melted
2 Tbsp Cinnamon

Process:
Place your dates, macadamia nuts, and almonds in a food processor or really strong blender. I have a Ninja 1100 and it makes short work of this one

Pulse until your dates, macadamia nuts, and almonds are in small chunks and transfer to a mixing bowl

Add in all remaining ingredients. Using your hands mix well to ensure an even coating of everything

Once mixed, using parchment paper, flatten out your mixture to the size of bars your want or you can use individual ziploc bags and form them inside the bag

Place in refrigerator and let cool, then enjoy

If these don’t taste like apple pie to you, then play with the spices, you can add some nutmeg or cloves and mix the flavors around. The possibilities are endless but make sure you come back and let me know what you used

http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/foodslideshow/apple-pie-lara-bars/

Helpful paleo friendly websites:
-health-bent.com
-civilizedcavemancooking.com
-paleoomg.com
-sleeploveeat.com
-paleopot.com
-thecavegirldish.com
-paleodietlifestyle.com

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