Paleo diet day 2:
Status Update: ... So far so good.
Truth be told, these waffles were the highlight of day 2. It’s safe to say that everyone loves waffles, in one form or another. Given my (chosen) circumstances this week, I had to alter my go-to waffle recipe to suit my health needs by using a butternut base combined with gluten free flour. Unfathomable as this may be... the final result was phe-no-menal!
You may (or may not) be aware of classic American style waffles, accompanied by a side of fried chicken - I kid you not. Drawing a bit of inspiration from the American way, I opted to add crumbed chicken strips to this butternut waffle ensemble. An interesting, healthy and satisfying meal, if i do say so myself.
From my experience, I think when starting any new diet, it is important to understand what YOUR body needs before simply adhering to that diet and suffering mid way. For me, i figured a bit of gluten wouldnt be too much of a negative impact on my diet and my overall health - if anything it will give me some energy, necessary for yours truly because of my low-sugar condition. What I'm trying to say is that at the end of the day, spend time on styling the way you eat according to your personal health needs followed by your goals. Don’t be quick to compromise your health needs when dieting, if you do... you’re likely to face problems down the line (problems that could have been avoided in the beginning).
Either way, happy eating, happy experimenting, happy health.
Recipe: Butternut waffles
Soften the butternut in boiling water for about 15-20 minutes.
Whisk the butternut to allow it cool (or use a hand mixer) then add the eggs.
Lastly fold in the flours and mix until just combined.
Let it stand for about 5 minutes.
Grease the waffle iron with coconut oil before filling it with batter and bake until they are nice and brown.
Enjoy with maple syrup or some fried chicken.