But all is not well, we are having an issue with a paleo safe item. Nuts. Yes—we are nuts about nuts. Gone nutty with nuts. Completely over dosing on nuts…and it is time to stop.
Nuts have been our go to snack, the snack we have when we don’t have the time to whip something up, or when we are just in the mood to be eating (that is: when we are bored/studying and please note that we do not condone this kind of behaviour!)
You may be thinking—but nuts are really healthy and there is nothing wrong with nuts. We agree, they are not only deliciously tasty (unsalted roasted cashews would have to be our favourite), they are packed with protein, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids and good healthy unsaturated fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated). Fat!? That’s right, fat is not the enemy!
However, nuts are not so healthy when consumed by the kilo (we were not exaggerating when we said overdosing)—nuts and seeds are a concentrated source of calories—and don’t forget, we also use almond meal as a flour replacement in a lot of our cooking. What is almond meal? Ground almonds. MORE NUTS!
So it is definitely time to back off on the nuts. Summer is just around the corner and this year we plan on spending lots of time at the beach.
How many nuts should we eat then? A serve of nuts is about 30g, so about a handful! Not a kilo.
The great nut challenge begins! We are not going to completely stop eating nuts (that would be far too sad) but they’re going to have to be put on our ‘consume…but in moderation’ list. To help us out with this horrible, horrible task, we are going to try pre-packing our nut servings and mixing them with toasted coconut and a serve of chopped veg. Yum!
Disregarding all we just said, here is a primal friendly breakfast full of what? Of NUTS!
Emma + Carla
- 1 tbs flaxmeal
- 1 tbs black chia seeds
- 1 tbs pumpkin seeds
- 1 tbs sunflower kernels
- 1-2 tsp cinnamon (the more the merrier!)
- 1 tbs shredded coconut
- 1 cup natural/greek yoghurt
- 1/2 a grated apple
- your favourite nut to garnish (we vote macadamias!)
- Mix all ingredients (except the garnish) in a bowl.
- Garnish with your selected nut topping.
- Now go and enjoy that delicious, delicious breakfast.
- If you have the time, toasting the pumpkin seeds, sunflower kernels and shredded coconut makes this brekky even tastier.
- Simply place them on a lined baking tray and bake on 180 degrees for 5-7 minutes (until golden).
- *if you follow a paleo/dairy free diet, swap the yoghurt for almond milk.