Ryan and I have been pretty anxious recently. I feel like we’ve finally found our groove in Houston, but in six months we’ll be moving to Atlanta. I need to find another job, and we need to find a home, which is not easy from four states away.
When I get anxious, I eat. And eat. And eat. This is where the paleo diet comes in handy. Once you can embrace the idea that eating fat doesn’t make you fat, then you are free to enjoy so many previously forbidden foods! And food with fat keeps you full, making you less likely to overeat.
Here are some of my favorite comforting recipes :)
First, I’m going to share a recipe I made earlier this week. It’s quick, simple, and incredibly filling.
- 3 slices bacon, chopped
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 teaspoon Tony Chachere’s (or more, to taste)
- 1 bag of shredded cabbage
- Cook bacon in a deep skillet until chopped pieces are crispy.
- Add red onion, red bell pepper, and butter to the pan. Cook until vegetables have softened a bit, about 5 minutes.
- Pour the bag of cabbage and Tony Chachere’s into the pan and stir everything together.
- Reduce heat to low, cover pan, and cook for 10-20 minutes, until vegetables have reached desired consistency.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
Paleo Blueberry Muffins
I’ve made this recipe a few times (but not recently…I need to fix that!), and both Ryan and I are definitely fans. Click here for the recipe!
You may be asking why on earth oatmeal is considered comfort food. Oatmeal (of the Paleo variety, of course) is delicious and comforting when made correctly. It’s perfect for our chilly mornings. Click here for the recipe, and enjoy :)
Roasted Sweet Plantains
I love plantains, and if they’re listed as a side on any menu, there’s a 100% chance I will order them :) Since most restaurants are pretty scant with their serving size, I decided to make plantains (paired with yummy coconut pumpkin dip) for myself! Click here for a recipe :)
Honestly, I don’t have the patience to preheat the oven and fully bake an apple. But microwaves do the trick and the apples taste just as good :) Click here for the recipe. Add some chocolate chips, coconut, peanut butter, or whatever else sounds good to you!
Bacon Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
This chili is smoky and the perfect comfort food. You’ll eat more than you’d like to admit :) Click here for the recipe.
Paleo Cookie Dough Bites
Who wouldn’t love to just eat cookie dough with a spoon? This recipe is yummy and kicks that cookie dough craving with minimal damage. Click here and enjoy!
Question: What is your idea of comfort food? Would you try some paleo creations???