That one time when I decided to go Paleo

HAY HAY it’s Monday and I am showing up again on the internets! I love it when I get my shit together.

If you’ve been following me on instagram over the past few months, then you might have noticed a new trend among our food photos – a serious lack of bread and cheese. The truth is, we’ve given it up (mostly), and I don’t think we’ll ever go back. I know you’re probably scared and wondering who ate Whitney since dairy used to make her world go ’round, but just sit tight and I’ll explain to you how in the world this happened.

Right around Thanksgiving last year, Brian and I had a great conversation with our dear pal Jared about his recent change to Paleo. He was sharing all of his personal health benefits, and we were talking candidly about the history of diseases in both my family and Brian’s. The truth is, in the last couple of years we’ve been faced with heart and brain diseases in our families which forced us to open our eyes to the way we were treating our bodies.

Ultimately, I want Brian to be around until he’s 107 and straight mean as hell. I want to be alive and healthy right next to him. I want to annoy the shit out of my future children for as long as I can. I don’t want them to worry about having to take care of me. I want to take care of myself now, so that the chances of my children having to worry about this are less likely. So we decided we would give it a try for 30 days, just to see if this was something we could realistically follow.

And after 30 days, I FELT INCREDIBLE. Like, I never knew I didn’t feel “good” before this, incredible. We’ve also done a fair bit of research on the diseases that might impact us down the road, and we both feel that this is the best diet to promote wellness for us. Now, does this mean that I’ll never eat bread again? Of course not. But we do make decisions on what is worth eating and what isn’t.

I am sure a lot of you are wondering what this news means for Whit’s Amuse Bouche, and personally, I think it just means that whatever you find moving forward on this site, you can feel safe that it’s going to be not only delicious but great for you and your family. My priority is giving you things that YOU WANT to eat. I promise the quality of the food won’t be sacrificed, but the ingredients will change.

Yes, I am going to leave all 400 of the decadent recipes I’ve previously curated for you up on this site, but moving forward, most things will be whole30 compliant or paleo. The principles of my food philosophy are still the same, I believe that food brings people together. Moving forward, I just want to make sure that the food we share here will keep people coming to the table for as long as they possibly can.

Have questions? Let us know what you think by commenting below about the whole paleo movement!

paleo reeses egg 1

Since easter was yesterday, today we’re sharing our Paleo version of the beloved Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. Our friend Taylor¬†made a sunflower seed version which inspired us to try our own. This recipe is adapted from hers.

paleo reese eggs

Love,

Whit

Paleo Reese's Egg Knock-Off

By Whitney, April 6, 2015

Paleo Reese's Egg Knock-Off

Ingredients:

Instructions:

Combine the almond butter, maple syrup and vanilla and stir until well combined. Add the coconut flour a little at a time until the "dough" pull together in a ball and it isn't sticky to the touch. Taylor originally called for more coconut flour but with the almond butter, I didn't need any more than 1 1/2 tablespoons. If you need more, just add it a little at a time. Use a small ice cream scoop to evenly distribute the filling. Take one scoop at a time in your hands and shape them into eggs. Chill them in the freezer for 3 minutes. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave in 30 second increments until they are fully melted, stirring in between each 30 second round. Dip the frozen almond butter eggs into the chocolate and place on parchment paper. Fridge or freezer them to make sure the chocolate sets before serving.

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Whitney is the Founder of Whit's Amuse Bouche, a nationally recognized food and humor blog. When she's not in the kitchen, you can find her with a glass of california cabernet in one hand and a hot glue gun in the other. She prefers sweat pants to real ones. View all posts by Whitney →

4 Responses to That one time when I decided to go Paleo

  1. So glad you are back. I found the Paleo/Primal lifestyle while you were gone too so I’m excited to see the new recipes. I’m definitely not Whole 30 and love grass fed dairy but also tolerate it fine it seems. I love that you can find your personal template with this lifestyle!

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