So I've mentioned before that one of the things I need to do everyday during my quest to get fit is to submit a food diary to my trainer Michelle.

This makes me accountable for the choices I make throughout the day and it gives Michelle a chance to plan her punishment …errrr exercise routine…for our next session together.

Many of you have asked me what it is I manage to eat on this Paleo diet considering my restrictions on dairy, grains and soy.

(To learn more about the Paleo diet, click here)

Now, by no means do I have this Paleo thing down pat but here's an example of what I enjoy.

Typical food diary

Eggs – lots of ‘em, especially in the morning. I've never been used to eating meat in the morning but I'm trying.

When I'm really in a rush I opt for a protein shake. I use Almond milk (soy, dairy free kind) and mix it with an all-natural whey protein and frozen bananas and blueberries. When I don't have almond milk I make it with water. When I'm feeling like I need a chocolate fix, I put in some unsweetened organic cocoa powder. Yum.

Lunch is always the easiest because I'm blessed to have an incredible salad bar at the cafeteria. I order the exact same big bowl salad every day to the point where the staff know my salad off by heart. I'm not boring, I just like what I like.

Here's what it includes: Spinach, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, grilled zucchini, a heapful of egg whites, half an avocado, broccoli, balsamic vinegar.

By 4 p.m. I am starving again, usually for cookies.

If I haven't had a protein shake yet, I'll have one now. If I have, I reach past the cookies, the donuts, the muffins and even the protein bars at the caf and opt for a container of sliced fruit. It will do.

Dinner allows for a lot more variety, chicken, fish, steak, meatballs. The best trick I learned so far? Spaghetti squash!! Take this vegetable, slice it in half and remove the seets. Put it in the oven for 40 mins and then take a fork and rake out the insides.

Instant spaghetti!! It looks like pasta and tastes great but it's a wonderful, healthy alternative that I absolutely love serving with any dish.

Now for the good stuff

OK. Dessert.

Maybe it's just in my household but I grew up understanding that no meal is complete without something sweet at the end.

Sure, I can preoccupy myself and have nothing. I can be good and have grapes or other fruit. But sometimes, a girl needs chocolate.

That's when I turn to a special creation – The double chocolate chip paleo cookie.

These paleo cookies have saved my sanity but more importantly, they've saved my diet.

A cookie without butter, without added sugar but with all the taste? I kid you not.

Who told me about such a thing? Who else but Michelle. Having that girl in my life is one of the best investments I have ever made.

Here's the recipe. Let me know how you like it.


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 banana (not essential)
  • 2 scoops of unsweetened organic cocoa powder
  • 2 cups of almond flour
  • Chocolate chips (aim for minimum 72% cocoa)
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla
  • 1tbsp of cinnamon


  • Mix batter thoroughly until becomes doughy
  • Put in fridge, let it firm up a bit
  • Roll into balls and put on a parchment lined cookie sheet
  • Place in oven at 375 and bake for about 20 minutes
  • (Test: Take a toothpick and insert in middle. If it comes out dry, they are ready)
  • Let cookies cool for about 5 minutes

Eat and enjoy!

I am always looking for new ideas so if you have any, feel free to email me

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