While I've been staying with them the past few days, I've done what I can to introduce paleo changes to her kitchen and habits. She's okay giving up vegetable and canola oil, as long as she can have olive and avocado oil. Her morning Fiber One bars were an easy switch to LaraBars, of which I bought several flavors for her to determine her favorites. The two major obstacles seem to be beer and sweetening her morning coffee.
Luckily, I had some Coconut Palm Sugar in my stash of paleo ingredients which were easily accessible in my packed-to-the-brim car and picked up some Unsweetened Vanilla almond milk at the grocery store. After her first sip - as I waited in anticipation of a smile or a gag - she said "I can do this!" Success! Here is a list of paleo options for lightening up a cup of coffee:
- 100% Maple Syrup
- Coconut Sugar
- Turbinado - Although, I try to stay away from this. It seems to be too sugar-like for me.
- Almond Milk
- Coconut Milk - Don't be scared of full-fat coconut milk. [Natural] Fats are your friend.
If you're out for coffee, don't forget the Almond Milk Trick, explained here, for those pesty coffee shops that don't carry almond milk. *cough cough Starbucks*
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