Friday, January 20, 2012

Sugar detox, day 19 + sweet treats

One of my favorite fun time activities is baking. I love love love baking. Cookies are my specialty. Today, I baked these yummy treats ...

Flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.
No, these cookies are NOT part of the 21-Day Sugar Detox plan. No, they are NOT paleo (though they are flourless). And no, I did not cave in and eat any. But they are delicious (I know from experience).

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.

3 comments:

  1. Those look amazing!! Can you share the recipe?

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  2. Yes, please share the recipe!!! I'm dying just looking at them.

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  3. I see the photo was a link! Thanks for posting this, got to try this recipe!

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