Thank you so much for this amazing recipe! My 5 year old son eats Paleo for medical reasons and he’s been going crazy for a cookie! I’ve made some other paleo sweets, none of which have been well received. He was so excited to help me make them and even more excited to help eat them! He ate 2 after they cooled and is already asking for another after dinner. My 7 year old, extremely picky daughter also loved them. Instead of butter we used organic coconut palm shortening and they came absolutely perfect! Thank you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEOLZpj1G8g
I’m a type 1 diabetic who started following the paleo but removed the fruit and high GI vegetables. I had a A1C of 7.5 – its now 5% so better than the majority of the population. The good news is that if you get it this low then a lot of the damage caused previously is repaired by the body in a few years. So I recommend you launch a Paleo diabetic diet which removes the fruit and the bad vegetables https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fe4jOwAVbY
Sunflower seed flour is a good replacement for almond flour if he can have seeds, and if you don’t mind it turning slightly green if you’re mixing it in with either baking soda or baking powder, I forget which one. It’s a 1:1 ratio too so you just measure out the same as it calls for with the almond flour. It’s not cheap to buy so I’d recommend learning how to make your own for a fraction of the cost.
Taro gets the go ahead here as a sort of replacement for potatoes. They are still pretty starchy so it’s up to you whether you want to allow them in your Paleo eating plan. These will satisfy those looking for a plain potato chip fix, because the only ingredients are the taro, salt and pepper, and olive oil. They’ve kept things very simple, which is a mark of a quality Paleo recipe because the more complicated it gets the less likely it is that it’s natural.

I love this recipe! I’ve been trying to make healthier desserts, and this was spot on. I brought it to work, and everyone loved the cookies and asked for me to make some more. I only used 1/3 cup of Swerve, and used 1/4 cup walnuts instead of pecans. Mine didn’t spread out as flat as yours. I was only able to make 16 cookies, but I also scooped it out with a 1-1/2 inch cookie scoop. I used Kirkland semisweet chocolate morsels, since it needed to get used up, and added 1 tsp of Instant dark roast coffee to bring out the chocolate. It was lovely, and only topped out at 105 cals per cookie, with the ingredients I used. I wonder if it’d still be good if I used coconut oil instead of butter. This might be my weekend experiment! 😁
My first trick is the combination of flours. The texture is just right, thanks to a blend of almond flour and arrowroot (or tapioca starch). The starchy arrowroot keeps them light and crisp, while the almond flour helps them turn golden and gives them enough body. I love that they fill my house with notes of molasses and zingy ginger. Plus, they freeze like a dream, so you can always bake them ahead of time and pull them out when needed. (Like, every night after you tuck your kids in bed, for instance).
While very different than most snacks-in-a-box popular on the SAD (Standard American Diet), it only takes a little imagination and willingness to try out new things to discover a whole new world of healthy possibilities. For example, numerous healthy dips can be prepared with good fats and flavors from citrus fruits like lemons or limes as well as herbs and spices. Such dips can be enjoyed with simple raw vegetables or with chips made with starchy vegetables like plantains or sweet potatoes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSGRd5Ve1zI
Just wanted to make sure you’re chilling the dough to make sure it’s very cold and also make sure your pan is cold. If I use two cookie sheets, I eat bwttwre results between batches rather than putting room temp dough on a warm cookie sheet. Take out when baked, the use parchment paper so you can quickly transfer the cookies on top of a cold granite counter top. That’s how mine come out perfect.
Beef jerky is no longer the synthetic, smelly, and sticky beef chunks found at your local gas station. Jerky has had a major makeover and is now the darling of health foodies everywhere, thanks to its variety of flavors and meat options, like turkey and chicken, with their high protein and vitamins. Some notable Paleo jerky brands are Sophia’s Survival Foods Jerky Chews, Steve’s Original, and Nick’s Sticks, which all offer grass-fed and organic jerky.

Hello. This was my first time making a paleo/gf cookie. They came out pretty tasty but are a little too coconut-y for my liking (I think maybe I used too much coconut oil, which I will adjust next time). However, something might have been off with my dough overall b/c it was brown in color, not light like yours. Maybe I just need to use a little more almond flour & a little less coconut sugar, but I welcome any thoughts/suggestions you have. I will definitely be trying again. Thanks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9nD6DEQ1-U
This is a complete list of foods not allowed on the paleo diet. It’s a sad day when you first have to say goodbye to these foods but, once you start, it’s much easier and you find there are even better paleo substitutes for these foods. The first few weeks might be tough, but if you stick with it over time, it’ll be worth it. We promise. Here’s the ultimate list of foods not allowed on the paleo diet.
Because the health benefits provided by various fruits does vary greatly, it’s best to eat a wide variety of types to take full advantage of their goodness. Preference should be given to fruits that are lower in carbs such as berries while fruits with a higher glycemic load like bananas and tropical fruits can be enjoyed occasionally. If possible, choose locally-grown, organic fruits and eat them fresh as these contain fewer harmful chemicals and pesticides that disrupt the goodness nature intended us to have.
Where do I get a complete list of foods I can eat with Paleo diet? Naturally, I am a skinny person. With this diet, I lost way more than I want. Please, help me how I can gain some weight without grains and starch? I don’t think it is good to eat more than a few fruits a day because of fructose and according to the Paleo answer book, nuts, beef and sea foods have high AGE level, but I still eat fish especially salmon and lamb.
I’m a type 1 diabetic who started following the paleo but removed the fruit and high GI vegetables. I had a A1C of 7.5 – its now 5% so better than the majority of the population. The good news is that if you get it this low then a lot of the damage caused previously is repaired by the body in a few years. So I recommend you launch a Paleo diabetic diet which removes the fruit and the bad vegetables https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fe4jOwAVbY
I know! The ability to process dairy IS something that humans have adapted to! That’s lactose tolerance vs. intolerance. I am a lactose tolerant person, which by definition means that I still produce the enzyme lactase despite being over the age of 3, and I’m therefore able to process milk. Lactose tolerance is an example of the fact that humans are still evolving. It is a trait that has developed in Africa and Europe over the last few thousand years. It is a trait that has become more and more widespread due to the fact that it benefited our ancestors, and still benefits us, to be able to draw nutrients from yet another source.
These are such fun to make! I used regular sugar instead of coconut sugar because I was out. They are very quick to mix up (I didn’t wait for the nut butter or egg to come to room temperature because I am impatient) and very quick to bake. I appreciate easy, delicious, gluten free recipes that I can make with my kids and not end up irritated or with a huge mess to clean up! We will be making these again and often I suspect. Thank you for the lovely recipe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AxOnEg6hXs
Take 30 days and give it a shot – cut out the grains and dairy, start eating more vegetables and fruits, eat more humanely raised and non-grain fed meat, cut out the liquid calories and sugar, and see how you feel after the month is up. If you’re analytical and want numbers to use in your final verdict, get your blood work done at the beginning and end of the month. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1EwdriXhpc

If you’re looking for a fresh fruit alternative, look no further than fruit leathers or fruit strips. This product can be found at most pharmacies, grocery stores, and even gas stations, but be careful because not all fruit leathers are good Paleo snacks. Check the list of ingredients on the back of the box carefully before purchasing. Your healthier fruit leather options will be those will minimal ingredients, like fruit and water. Stretch Island Fruit Co. makes great all-natural fruit leathers in a variety of flavors, like raspberry and strawberry, that Paleo bloggers and chefs love.
No on paleo diet but awesome cookies. My husband’s favorite and kids loved it too. Very crispy cookies. Used 1/2 cup of coconut oil to help it form better. Probably could have used a little less. Kids allergic to almond so used whole wheat pastry flour. Used Agave nectar 6 Tablespoons, added 1 tablespoon of chia seeds and 1 tablespoon of flax seed ground. By the way this is my favorite cookies. Next time I’ll try adding oats. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrvtOgOZwgs
They say that low-fat weight-loss diets have proved in clinical trials and real life to be dismal failures, and that on top of it all, the percentage of fat in the American diet has been decreasing for two decades. Our cholesterol levels have been declining, and we have been smoking less, and yet the incidence of heart disease has not declined as would be expected. ”That is very disconcerting,” Willett says. ”It suggests that something else bad is happening.”

We love nuts and they are decidedly paleo diet friendly. Be careful though, as cashews are high in fat and, for some reason, it’s incredibly easy to eat an entire jar of them in one sitting (that’s not just us, is it?). If you’re trying to lose weight, limit the amount of nuts you’re consuming. Otherwise, have at it. I mean, you can’t beat a good almond/pecan/walnut mix, can you? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUfLm3_U2gk
The paleo chocolate chip cookie recipes, however, are usually either too cakey for my taste, or rely on a huge amount of almond butter/sunflower seed butter/peanut butter as the base, which can be pricey – and I’ve gotten dozens of emails from you guys, saying that a recipe that starts with half of a $14 jar of almond butter is not appealing to you. Me, neither.

Hi Julie. Chocolate chip cookies without any sugar or chocolate wouldn’t really taste like chocolate chip cookies anymore…you could try substituting a calorie-free sweetener for the sugar if that’s what you’re looking for. Since cacao mass has no sweetener, I imagine it would be pretty bitter in cookies, but you could give it a shot – I’ve never used it before so I’m unsure of how it will work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCFZoqmKf5M

Thank you so much for this amazing recipe! My 5 year old son eats Paleo for medical reasons and he’s been going crazy for a cookie! I’ve made some other paleo sweets, none of which have been well received. He was so excited to help me make them and even more excited to help eat them! He ate 2 after they cooled and is already asking for another after dinner. My 7 year old, extremely picky daughter also loved them. Instead of butter we used organic coconut palm shortening and they came absolutely perfect! Thank you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEOLZpj1G8g
Nuts and seeds – these guys are nutritious but many nuts and seeds are high in Omega-6 fatty acids which can be pro-inflammatory if consumed in large quantities and when your diet is not balanced by an equal amount of Omega-3 fatty acids found in oily fish like salmon and sardines, eggs and leafy greens. Basically, don’t gorge on buckets of nuts and seeds every day. The same goes for nut meals and flours such as almond meal. Whenever possible, try to activate nuts and seeds by soaking and then dehydrating them back, which makes them easier to digest.
They did not rise of consequence, but I’m not complaining since they tasted excellent and they were the treat I was seeking. Had never used coconut sugar and it was surprisingly good. Is it truly Paleo? It seemed a bit more sweet than the honey and agave I have used prior in muffins so that was another plus. I’m pleased I happened onto your web site and am now a subscriber. Thanks for these great cookies!
I am a type 1 diabetic and my husband is a type 2. I have just finished battling 7 years of abdominal tumors that I had 25 lbs of tumors removed from my body. Because of the removal of these, my body has been going through some adjustments. I am dumping magnesium and iron, and the doctors don’t know why, plus I have become constipated with the high doses of iron that I have to take, but then I take high doses of magnesium that causes bouts where I need to be near a bathroom. Talking to a nutritionist and my doctors, a change in diet has been recommended. They both brought up a modified Paleo or Keto diet. My nutritionist wants me to eat there foods for sure everyday, pearl barley cooked in bone broth (homemade of course), greens ( cooked kale, collards, turnips, mustards, etc) and fish. The barley is to help with fiber and magnesium, and the greens for fiber and magnesium and iron. Will adding a cup of cooked barley make a bad difference in either of these diets, or will that amount everyday throw off all good effects of this diet? I am so tired of taking synthetic solutions for my problem. I am on excellent pre and pro-biotics and have seen great results from those. But getting this diet thing straightened out to help with my dumping of essential minerals is driving me coo-koo! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx6fTrGb6hA
Then there are a whole slew of allergen free versions: the gluten free cookies are full of grains that don’t agree with me, and the vegan ones don’t contain eggs (which, if you can tolerate them, make a huge difference in making the perfect chocolate chip cookies)(but if you can’t tolerate eggs, these are pretty dang good), but often contain wheat flour. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwrHWuqiL1g

Here’s a three-ingredient kebab combo that’s great to prep ahead of time (and trust us, they keep well enough in the fridge for a next-day snack). Cut chicken breasts into cubes and marinate in Tessemae’s Lemon Garlic Dressing for 1-3 hours. Thread cubes onto a skewer and grill for about 15 minutes, then garnish with fresh parsley. No extra sauce needed.
We love nuts and they are decidedly paleo diet friendly. Be careful though, as cashews are high in fat and, for some reason, it’s incredibly easy to eat an entire jar of them in one sitting (that’s not just us, is it?). If you’re trying to lose weight, limit the amount of nuts you’re consuming. Otherwise, have at it. I mean, you can’t beat a good almond/pecan/walnut mix, can you? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdVlCoQFzIs

Nuts and seeds – these guys are nutritious but many nuts and seeds are high in Omega-6 fatty acids which can be pro-inflammatory if consumed in large quantities and when your diet is not balanced by an equal amount of Omega-3 fatty acids found in oily fish like salmon and sardines, eggs and leafy greens. Basically, don’t gorge on buckets of nuts and seeds every day. The same goes for nut meals and flours such as almond meal. Whenever possible, try to activate nuts and seeds by soaking and then dehydrating them back, which makes them easier to digest.
Now, there are lots of people who feel iffy about snacking. And I get that. The snacks many of us were brought up and traditionally reach for (animal crackers, pretzels, cheese flavored crackers) are kind of just filling up the belly instead of actually feeding the body what it is actually asking for...which is nutrients and protein! Since moving our family to a mostly-Paleo way of eating a few years ago, our snacking game has totally changed!  Out with the starchy crackers. In with real food, nutrient dense nibbles! Nibbles that a little growing body will actually put to good use! That will actually keep them going until their next meal....with their sanity (and your's) intact. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOjLTpnd8r4
Remember that the point of snacking on Paleo is not a form of escapism or a pig out session, it’s to get you to your next full meal and provide you with energy when you hit a dip. These energy bars have what it takes to propel you forward with a nice mix of fruits, nuts, and seeds you’ll be able to go from depleted to energized just by eating one. They also store up nicely so you can make a batch of them and keep them for the week, allowing yourself one or two a day at strategic times when you start getting hungry and it’s nowhere near mealtime. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhL5DCizj5c
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