Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Okay, I’m seriously in love with Danielle Walker’s cookbook! Since buying it, I’ve made a dozen of her recipes and each one keeps getting better!  When I saw her, “Real-Deal Chocolate Chip Cookies,” well, I knew I had to put it to the test.  Any recipe that has, “real-deal,” as part of it is just daring to be challenged!

You can find the recipe for the cookies here.  The verdict?  These are truly the real deal!  They turned out moist, incredibly soft, and fluffy!  My husband took a bite and asked,

“Are you sure these are gluten-free?  They taste like they have gluten in them!”

Needless to say, I made a batch of these last night and they are all gone today.  Next time I will need to double up the ingredients because these babies go fast!


Cookie 1Cookie 2

Cookie 3

Tell me these cookies don’t look absolutely amazing!

On a side note: eating healthy has really changed my life for the better.  Before, I used to eat healthy because I knew it was the right thing to do but I didn’t really do it because I enjoyed it.  Now, though, I do it because I know I am putting only the best ingredients in my body and that realization alone makes me feel good.  Now, I truly enjoy making healthy dishes.  I really credit Paleo, the SCD, and eating gluten-free to me being able to drop all but 3 pounds of the weight I gained during my pregnancy, in less than 5 months (with very little exercise)!  Anyone that has a baby knows that trying to squeeze in gym time is hard but luckily, 80% of weight loss, in my opinion, has to do with your diet.  You can go to the gym all you want but if you’re not putting clean, healthy food into your body, it will be challenging to lose weight in the long run.

So, next time you’re at the office and you see donuts and cookies (not the real-deal chocolate chip ones), think twice before picking up those sugar-laden junk food items.  Instead, know that pretty much any “bad” food you see can be recreated into something healthy and delicious.  That’s why I’m so grateful for Danielle’s book — she’s recreated so many of my favorite dishes that I really don’t miss the junk food I used to eat.

Eat healthy and feel good about yourself!  It’s as simple as that.

Now, go bake some chocolate chip cookies.