We, my husband and I, have been trying to make some changes in our health. We have gone to see a hormone and anti-aging specialist and have been taking some bio-identical hormones and a vitamin regimen. In addition to that, we have decided to take up a Paleo diet. For this month, my husband has decided to go "all the way" Paleo and I'm going a little less, full-force. Dinners are paleo and mostly, what I eat is. I'm really trying to cut out gluten and additional sugar, but I'm not on board with no dairy. I like to have my lattes in the morning and I like yogurt a lot. I guess if I'm following a mostly paleo diet but with dairy and I don't notice the scale move, then I will make a change at that time.
Some stats from me:
- I turned 40 this year
- I weigh about 40lbs more than I should
- High cholesterol
- No diabetes or pre-diabetes, but I did have gestational diabetes
- I'm a stay at home mom and have a business from my home
I, of course, couldn't use corn flakes for the coating as I usually do, so I decided to try some almond meal as a substitute. It turned out pretty good.
|almond meal chicken with spinach and sweet tango apples|
I'm not a person who uses recipes - I like to get ideas and make my own version of things. But if you would like this recipe, I can try to put something together for you:
Almond Meal Chicken
- Two bone-in, skin on chicken breasts
- One cup almond meal
- One egg
- garlic powder
Place a sheet of aluminum foil on a baking sheet.
Prepare your dredging station:
In one dish, scramble one egg and add about two tsp of salt and mix.
In another dish, mix the almond meal with thyme, sage, pepper and garlic powder to taste. (You can also use poultry seasoning instead of the thyme and sage, but I didn't have any on hand.)
Dry the chicken breasts on some paper towels. Dip the chicken in the egg and salt mixture, making sure to get the whole piece coated. Next, put the chicken in the almond meal mixture, press the coating into the chicken so it sticks well. Once it's coated with the almond meal, place the chicken on the baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining chicken breast.
Put the chicken in the oven and bake until it is cooked through. With the gigantic size of chicken breasts these days, I cooked mine for an hour and fifteen minutes and then cooked it in the microwave for an additional two minutes before serving. Baking time will vary according to the size of the chicken pieces and the temperature of your oven.
Enjoy and I hope you like the new direction my blog is taking. I'll try to have more paleo recipes in the coming weeks.