|Flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.|
This, for me, is one of the biggest challenges of the paleo diet. I want to encourage others to live healthy and eat right by example, but I also truly enjoy baking and sharing my baked goods with others. I'm willing to "give up" a lot in order to be healthy, but I'm not willing to give up baking. Paleo-ized baked goods are a very poor substitute for real baked goods. And I'm not just talking about flavor and texture here; I'm talking about process (if you bake, you know what I mean).
So, how do I reconcile this? I don't really know, actually. I just try to be mindful about when I bake and with whom I share my baked goods. But I doubt I'll ever stop baking altogether. Fortunately, I've discovered that once you do something like the 21-Day Sugar Detox the desire for sweets is pretty much gone. The result: I can bake, but not partake.