Clean Eats and Work Treats

Amanda’s Eat Clean 30 Challenge is going great so far!

CleanEatingChallenge5 (1)I’ve been doing clean-eating extreme by following a Paleo and Sugar-free diet.  Really, though, it hasn’t been hard at all.  Especially with tons of great food options like these.  I feel great so far and I’m looking forward to the rest of the month!

I’ve got to work a catering shift during dinner tomorrow and won’t be able to stop and eat so I thought I’d make something to hold me over.

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In the mix I stirred up 1/2 cup coconut flakes, 1/2 cup of egg whites, and 1/2 Tbsp of coconut oil (that’s a lot of 1/2’s!).  I baked it at 350 for about 1/2 an hour (seeing a trend).

Yup, I ate 1/2 as soon as it came out of the oven.  Smile  I’ll be making this again tomorrow so I actually have something to eat during my shift.

I also made up some non-paleo (full of sugar) treats for a work potluck. 

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I based them off of Averie’s recipe for Creamy Mixed Berry White Chocolate Crumble Bars but used raspberries and apple for the fruit and dark chocolate chips instead of white. 

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My coworkers loved them and they were definitely easy to assemble!

Next potluck I’m going to bring a savory Paleo dish so that I can partake in the fun!

Warning – I’ll be stalking your recipe pages to find some new ideas!

Also, does anyone have ideas for Paleo snacks?  I’m trying not to OD on nuts due to Omega 6 content but I’m running out of ideas – there’s only so many veggies in coconut oil a girl can eat.  Sike, I can eat coconut oil for days, I just need grab-n-go options. Smile

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17 thoughts on “Clean Eats and Work Treats

  1. That quick coconut bar you whipped up looks amazing! Snack wise, I love jerky, trail mix, apples with slices of deli turkey or chicken, or even leftover homemade paleo waffles from PaleOMG’s site. :)
    So glad the challenge is going well!!!

  2. Wow, I haven’t heard “sike” in a long time, that’s awesome! I think Alex has a great list for snacks. What about making a lot of those delicious-sounding coconut treats when you have time and then store individually wrapped in the fridge or freezer?

    Then just grab n’go as needed. I do this with homemade things all the time and it’s helpful. Glad you’re going strong!

    • Good idea – I definitely need to use my freezer more now that I acutually have a real refrigerator! Right now it’s filled with individual baggies of pork tenderloin and grilled chicken for my lunches.

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  3. Did you put any sweetener in that coconut recipe? Because I recently made something similar to yours (but mine also had protein powder which is probably what ruined it haha) and mine was an epic fail.

    • I didn’t use any sweetener b/c I’m doing a (natural and alternative) sugar-free challenge along with my month-long Paleo and Clean Eats challenge. However, it’d probably be GREAT with some added sweetener. I’m guessing the protein powder made it gummy/chewy/super dry – it tends to do that! :)

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