Betcha Can’t Eat Just One…

In one sense, Cavemen had it easy. They never had potato chips or candy bars in their diet, so they never had to battle cravings for those foods. You health food lovers, on the other hand, likely used to eat these foods in some way, shape or form before you found the Paleo and otherwise health conscious lifestyle. And, while you’re probably happy with all the changes in your body and your workouts that eating Paleo and Primal and nutritiously has afforded, every now and then, when you least expect it, a craving for a cheezie – of all things! – probably sneaks up.

Well, fear no more, because there are some great Paleo and nutritious alternatives to some of your favorite not-so-nutritious or Paleo foods. Granted, the recipes are not always perfectly Paleo, if you’re really strict… and may contain a bit more sugar than is usually recommended, but they’ll beat store-bought, HFCS-laden, processed junk food any day!  And if you absolutely MUST have your fave foods, then at least you can make them in a healthy way.

Who loves chips?!  Well, try these instead:

Primal Veggie Chips

You’ve seen veggie chips on store shelves, but if you check the label you’ll usually find potato as the first ingredient in the list. Skip the cleverly marketed potato chips and try this recipe that tastes MUCH better than those stale crisps.  Granted, this recipe isn’t perfect Paleo, as it contains cheese.  But if you’re creative, perhaps you can substitute the dairy for something else, and get more fancy in the spice department to make up for any lost flavour!


1 large, ripe eggplant
2 eggs
2 cups cheese


Cut ends from eggplant and shred in a food processor. Mix shredded eggplant with egg and cheese. Lump mixture onto a pre-greased cookie sheet and smooth out to make six 8″ circles. Bake at 450 F degrees in a pre-heated oven for 12 minutes. Loosen and flip the circles. Bake on other side for a further five minutes. Once cooked, remove from oven and cut rounds into triangles with a pizza cutter. Let cool on a rack for 6-8 hours. Once dried, sprinkle with the seasoning of your choice. Eat immediately or store for up to one week in an airtight Ziploc bag.

Today’s Workout

Buy-in: Deadlift – drop from top and re-set each rep.  6 x 2 reps, working up to ~90% of your 1RM.  If new to the movement, do 5 x 5, working on technique.

WOD:  20/40

This WOD is composed of three short groups of intervals.  Each group of intervals will be completed with 20seconds work, 40 seconds rest.  Your score is your total reps achieved over all intervals of all exercises!

1. 4 intervals (20s work/ 40s rest) of:  power clean + push press (or jerk) – 115/155lb

Zone 4:  95/135

Zone 3: 75/115

Zone 2: 55/75

Zone 1: Scale as needed

2. 3 intervals (20s work/ 40s rest) of:  pullups

Zone 2 – scale to assisted pullups

3. 4 intervals (20s work/ 40s rest) of:  burpees

Add up all reps.

Cash-Out: your choice – 60 situps, kte, or ttb


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