Friday, April 16, 2010

Sancky Snacky

I love to snack. I like crunchy, munchy things. I love trail mix, but I don't usually take time to make my own so I desperately miss it right now. A friend of mine who I did my Level 1 Certification with posted what looks like a really good, paleo friendly trail mix on her Facebook page today. If any of you try it before me, let me know how it goes.

Paleo Granola

  • 5 cups nuts and seeds (pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, pecans, and sunflower seeds; you can use whatever you want, but make sure you use at least 2 – 3 cups slivered almonds, as these take the place of what is normally oats)
  • 1/3 cup honey (or maple syrup or any other Paleo-approved sweetener)
  • 1/3 cup Paleo-friendly oil ( coconut works well)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

Mix honey, oil, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg in a small saucepan and bring to a boil on the stove. Let it cool. Spread the nuts and seeds out on a greased baking sheet and pour the cooled honey mixture over the top. Mix it around to get everything covered, and bake for 30 minutes at 300 degrees. Allow the pan to cool slightly and then put the mixture into a bowl. Mix in raisins and coconut, and enjoy!

Tip from the creator: “Your biggest key to success with this (and really any) recipe is to go a little crazy. Add your own twist to it or branch off in another crazy direction. The granola you see in the picture, for example, was mixed with almond butter, pressed into a brownie pan, and is now chilling in the freezer to make granola bars.”

Thanks to Jennifer at CrossFit Fort Hood!

In other news, I finally knocked one of my pre-regional goals off the list. I got my muscle up! Not only did I get one muscle up, but I got two. You might remember at the end of March I set some goals for myself. I have improved in most of these areas so far. Here are the updates:

(muscle up used to be #1...but it is gone now!)
275lb deadlift - I hit 250 (5lb PR) last Friday. I'm maxing out next week. Going for at least 260.
40 consecutive pull ups - Did 36 in the first round of Nicole a couple weeks ago. Prior PR was 35.
Improve my 400 m run - I've been doing extra sprint work and hill runs. Getting there.
Improve my flexibility - I haven't made a good enough effort here. Shame on me.

1 comment:

  1. The paleo granola sounds good. I love snacks too. I made jerky this weekend. It keeps me out of the sweets.

    I enjoyed working with you on back squats this morning. :) Good luck on your deadlift goal!!