About to start baking up some cupcakes for my son’s 4th birthday party. It’s odd that it suddenly becomes a challenge to “maintain” my Paleo lifestyle. Obviously, for me, it’s now completely a habit and I don’t ever cheat. But somehow, in my brain, I’ve believed it’d be too hard for me to transition him as well. And yet….
I’m here to tell you, it’s possible! Slowly, over the past 4-5 months, I’ve been decreasing his encounters with gluten and even with grains. Now, is it perfect and do I occasionally cave in and let him have a biscuit or breaded chicken? Well, yes I do. As an overall rule though, I limit or almost never give him gluten and try to offer grains (mainly rice or oats) sparingly. But this seems to be like just about anything else in my life. A little bit of a challenge. And the good news is I’ve faced quite a few challenges.
(My “helper”… isn’t he cute?!)
The key I’ve found over 6 months of going Paleo, is you’re not a short order cook. What you eat is what everyone else eats. The more your little tot or preschooler or adolescent sees you eat it, the more likely he/she is to try it and eventually enjoy the same things you do. Over time, my Kombucha and riced cauliflower has become a “treat” for him!
So as I sit here, frantically searching Amazon and Oriental Trading company for “mini golf” themed items, I also calmly looked up some Paleo options for our cupcakes.
But can I also let you in on a little secret?!
Paleo can be delicious, decadent, and even indulgent!
I made the most ah-mazing to die for chocolate cake for Valentine’s day! Even my hubby was like, “are you sure this isn’t out of a Betty Crocker box?”
So while I’m still on the hunt for a “delicious- can’t- even -tell- it’s- Paleo” cupcake recipe, I’ll leave you with this mouthwatering chocolate cake. I promise you that you will NOT be disappointed. Paleo and non-paleo people alike. And what’s the worst thing that can happen? You eat too much? Share it with your neighbors!
See the link posted below…………