Sunday, March 11, 2012

Primal pancakes? Yes, please!

Two years ago, I was introduced to a book called The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson.  If you're not familiar with "primal," it's a way of eating that modulates your insulin levels to control your appetite and energy levels. Basically, you're eating like a caveman: focusing on lean meat, veggies and fruits, and avoiding grains and processed food.


Of course, there's lots more to it, and you can find all kinds of good info at Mark's Daily Apple. For me, "primal" was a whole new concept. I've always, always been a total and complete sugar/carb junkie. As in, seriously addicted. I have been known to eat an entire loaf of frenchbread for a meal. The benefit of Mark's diet is that it gives you lots of energy without ever giving you the feelings of being bloated, sluggish and "weighed down" like processed carbs do. It's actually amazing to discover how fab you feel when your blood sugar is consistently stable, rather than spiking up and dropping down like a Magic Mountain rollercoaster. For me, the struggle -and the reason why I sometimes lapse back into "bad" eating- is the boredom factor. Well, and the irresistable lure of warm focacia. But now that I'm back on the wagon -so to speak- I'm very excited that the primal diet is gaining in popularity and lots of yummy new recipes are surfacing.  In fact, my friend Chris has found a delicious recipe for gluten-free, low-carb cream cheese pancakes on Pinterest. Cream cheese pancakes. Oh yeah, I said it. Hallelujah! They are just as tasty and satisfying as the real-deal (maybe better!), so of course I had to share the recipe with you!


  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 packets stevia
Add ingrediants to blender, and blend until smooth. Allow bubbles to settle, then pour into hot skillet.
Makes the perfect addition to weekend brunch!


Have you ever tried a primal or low-carb diet? I'd love to hear your favorite recipes!

2 comments:

  1. Jenn, now that you and Chris have both raved about these pancakes I'm going to have to try them. They have been on my Pinterest for a while but I just haven't gotten around to them. I make great Primal crackers. I'll have to bring you some!

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  2. I have been on a low carb diet on and off for many years. I restarted a low carb regimen last fall and have had great results. I am about 3 pounds from my goal weight. I am committed to this lifestyle - so much so I started a blog about it with my friend Rebekah. Here's the link if you're interested.

    http://sugarlessflourlessfabulous.blogspot.com/

    I have tried these pancakes before - the rest of the family liked them, but I don't like eggs, so they weren't my favorite. I added a little almond flour to the batter and it helped with the consistency.

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