The worst thing about the Paleo Diet is that you can’t just grub out on a mouthwatering sandwich for lunch. Firehouse, Jimmy Johns and Jersey Mike’s be damned. Their subs rock, but they won’t make your abs rock solid.
I’ve tried the lettuce wrap subs, but they just don’t cut it.
I didn’t pay attention to the pork recipe, but I immediately ripped out the Plantain recipe.
That afternoon I trekked into the supermarket in my board shorts and flip-flops and grabbed a bunch of plantains, some eggs and some grass-fed ghee to coat the pan.
The result was bad ass. Tasted great. The Plantain Pancake still gave me the feel of eating a sandwich, while remaining light and Paleo friendly.
That’s it. No, really, that’s it.
You can add some flavor to them with vanilla extract or some stevia drops, but we didn’t opt for that. We like to keep it simple with 2 little kids running us around.
Once we had the pancakes all cooked up, we just added the meat of the day to them and voila, you now have a Paleo, carb-less, gluten free way to still have the feel of bread without the guilt your CrossFit buddies will place on you in the morning for caving into the temptation of a bread filled dinner.
Looking for some inspiration for what to put on your Plantain Pancakes? We love grilling up turkey burgers or slow cooking BBQ pork or chicken to stuff our Plantain Pancake Sandwiches. The Plantain Pancakes pictured above even have pumpkin flavoring inside. Next on the list is attempting the ham melt, and even salmon patties.
The next time you start craving bread, take a look at your abs, look for this post and whip up an alternative to bread that simply doesn’t suck.
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