I wasn't overweight, but my cholesterol was sky high. She suggested I try the Paleo Diet.
The Paleo diet is also called the Caveman Diet. Basically, you can only eat what was available to cavemen. It's "low carb" only much worse. No wheat, oatmeal, rice, beans (!), starches, sugar or dairy. No peanut butter, no popcorn. What? What do you mean, no popcorn?
Some people thought I was crazy. My friend Patty dryly commented that cavemen had a life expectancy of about 25.
I decided I would try a very modified version for a few months to see what happened. I changed the wording from "no" to "try to avoid." I stocked the fridge with things from the accepted Paleo list-- fruit, veggies, hard boiled eggs, lean meats. I made a lot of protein shakes with almond milk. And I allowed myself to have popcorn.
After much research, I was delighted to read that a few of my guilty pleasures were allowed on the Paleo Diet. Almonds, I love almonds. And it seems the cavemen had dark chocolate! Who knew?
My biggest challenge was dessert. I am not one who considers fruit as dessert. I am the person who eats two pieces of cake at weddings. To me, cookies are a food group. My favorite Italian food is gelato.
But I satisfied my sweet tooth with a special treat that even a caveman would love......
Diana's Bananas Banana Babies!
Banana Babies are frozen bananas coated in either milk chocolate or dark chocolate (my favorite). They are so yummy, luscious, decadent and healthy!
The milk chocolate come in the blue box, the dark chocolate in the green.
I think one of the reasons why Banana Babies are so good is that they use high quality chocolate. I admit, I'm a bit of a chocolate snob. Banana Babies are coated with rich, European-like chocolate.
Each bite of a Banana Baby tastes almost like frozen banana sorbet with chocolate topping.
Banana Babies come with five half-banana "babies" in a box. They are about $4-$5 per box. Each one has 130 calories and only 6 grams of fat (much less than cake!). Both flavors are gluten free, the dark chocolate are also dairy free. One "baby" has 4 Weight Watchers points.
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If you have a dirty mind, you can get the giggles over the shape of the Banana Babies. (I can imagine an X-rated commercial with a woman eating the Banana Baby and well, you get the picture!) They are definitely a hit when a group of girls get together!
It gives yummy, luscious, and decadent a whole new meaning.....