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  • Paleo Muffins for Meal Replacement

    I'm tentative to throw the word "meal replacement" around, because I know that's a concept that many people in the Paleo/Primal community dislike, but here goes...

    Put together an amazing, totally primal recipe for some healthy muffins (it's basically 1/4 cup macadamia butter, 1/4 cup pumpkin, 1 egg, a little baking soda and vanilla) which taste great. They fill me up for hours, so for the past few days I've been making one big muffin every morning and picking at it all through the morning till the afternoon. Then I'll have a nice big primal dinner of meat and veggies.

    Macro-wise, these muffins are completely inoffensive... but is there any risk of weight gain if I'm eating 1/4 cup macadamia butter once a day? I figure if it fits into my proper fat ratio, there should be nothing to worry about... right?

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    I'm not sure how Primal baking soda is, but other than that it all looks good to me. Why do you call it a meal replacement rather than just a meal?
    I think there is a consensus that the macadamias are one of the best nuts out there.

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    • #3
      Life's short, eat dat muffin.
      I used to seriously post here, now I prefer to troll.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Graycat View Post
        I'm not sure how Primal baking soda is, but other than that it all looks good to me. Why do you call it a meal replacement rather than just a meal?
        I think there is a consensus that the macadamias are one of the best nuts out there.
        I guess I call it a meal replacement because it's something easy I make in advance and then eat in place of a sit down, meat-and-veggies kind of meal... but I'd rather do a paleo muffin that's packed with filling, healthy fats and nutrients than a Special K Bar (my old fave from my CW days.... shiver)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by iniQuity View Post
          Life's short, eat dat muffin.
          Possibly my favorite reply ever

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          • #6
            That doesn't sound bad at all. The only concern you might possibly have is whether or not the macadamia nut butter hurts your stomach or makes you feel sluggish (I'm assuming it's not sprouted). 1/4 cup is really not that much at all, so I doubt it should pose any problem. So long as you feel fine doing it, have at it!

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            • #7
              There is a thread around here someplace about the Fat Bread recipe from the Free the Animal site. It sounds like what you have done is just added some pumpkin to the same mix. Good idea.

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              • #8
                That is a lot of calories, but if you are replacing breakfast and lunch with it, I don't see a problem. Macadamia nuts are higher in omega 3s than most.
                F 28/5'4/100 lbs

                "I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning sociopath; do your research."

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                • #9
                  I make a muffin similar to that with almond butter (not quite a quarter cup) and for the starchy part, either sweet potato, banana or pumpkin. It's delicious, but I consider it dessert, not a meal replacement.

                  I fed some to my pet bird the other day and she ate it with her back to me (how they eat when they like something so much they want to be left alone). I might start making up various concoctions of this muffin as a meal for my birds.
                  Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                  • #10
                    Why not just put bacon in a muffin pan and fill with egg and veg mix > bake > fridg. Instant meal on the go. Much better than the faileo muffins IMO

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by kot View Post
                      Why not just put bacon in a muffin pan and fill with egg and veg mix > bake > fridg. Instant meal on the go. Much better than the faileo muffins IMO
                      Faileo's a little harsh, no? I get that they're probably not something Grok would've been eating, but what's the difference really (aside from principle I guess) if it all breaks down to the same macros?

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                      • #12
                        Yeah, I agree it's a little harsh to label the muffins faileo. I would seriously laugh at people using gluten-free baking mixes, flours, protein powders, etc to bake with, but all the ingredients used in the OP's muffins are quite harmless.
                        F 28/5'4/100 lbs

                        "I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning sociopath; do your research."

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                        • #13
                          I eat a mug full of pumpkin pie filling and call it breakfast everyday

                          Pumpkin, egg, coconut milk, spices and a tbsp of honey. I top it with a serving of chopped walnuts.

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                          • #14
                            I am battling on the primal diet as I have put on so much weight. Almost 1kg a month !! And it seems to be fat right on my thighs and bum

                            I have put it down to the paleo muffins and almond crackers that I was using instead of bread. Almond crackers are just almond meal and egg. Muffins are made with coconut flour, eggs, bacon and cheese, or coconut flour, eggs, banana and dark choc.

                            I might move this post to another thread to as I am at my wits end and although I haven't started up with grains at all (have not eaten grains for years in fact ), I don't know what is going on. Too much tallow and butter ?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by PrimalStudent View Post
                              Faileo's a little harsh, no? I get that they're probably not something Grok would've been eating, but what's the difference really (aside from principle I guess) if it all breaks down to the same macros?
                              I didn't mean to insult. I have found (N=1) that it is a slippery slope from paleo versions of SAD foods to back to SAD foods. Yet everybody's different, so if you can tolerate fake paleo, well....than good for you, me... not so much.

                              So my point is AS BEST YOU CAN eat real food closer to their natural state

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