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Paleo snacks and desserts with Chiquita

Cooking Lovers

May 4th 2021 ・ 4 min reading

The Paleo (or caveman) diet is incredibly popular today as an antidote to the modern style of eating laden with sugar, fat, and highly processed treats. The Paleo diet is based on lean meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds whose ancestral strains might have been during the Paleolithic era some 2.5 million years ago. So, if you want to release your inner hunter-gatherer and eat a balanced, healthy diet with a focus on fruit and vegetables, think about adding tasty, high quality Chiquita bananas to the menu.

Paleo pal

While the sweet, delicious Chiquita banana of today might not be an exact copy of those eaten by our ancestors wandering the ancient tropical plains, nearly all modern fruit and vegetables have been bred to be bigger, to provide larger crops, to be nutritionally better, and to be tastier than their primitive counterparts. And when it comes to dreams of a Paleo dessert such as Paleo banana bread, Paleo banana muffins, or Paleo banana pancakes, including a banana gives you a head start with a healthy ingredient that fits the diet’s requirements perfectly.

A typical Paleo day

A typical day’s Paleo diet might look something like this:

Breakfast: Paleo banana pancakes and berries, with a whole Chiquita banana as a mid-morning snack.

Lunch: Broiled salmon and a green salad, followed by a Paleo banana muffin for dessert.

Dinner: Broiled, skinless chicken with steamed broccoli and a mixed side salad, followed by a slice of Paleo banana bread.

But what’s the best way to incorporate bananas into your Paleo diet? Is it possible to make a Paleo dessert that everyone will love? With a little bit of help from the recipes on our website, you can enjoy a delicious and nutritious treat like Paleo banana bread or Paleo banana muffins (as well as eating yummy bananas by themselves as the perfect portable snack). Below, we’ll look at some great Paleo dessert recipes that will start you on the right road to hunter-gatherer eating!

Paleo dessert recipes

Paleo banana bread by Chiquita

Paleo banana bread By Chiquita

As Paleo dessert recipes go, this is a classic of its kind. Avoiding the grains that the Paleo diet doesn’t allow is not easy when you’re making a bread, but this recipe neatly gets round that. The ripe, mashed bananas that go into this recipe provide great texture so you won’t even notice that the processed white flour is missing.

Paleo banana muffins by Chiquita

Paleo banana and pecan nut muffins By Chiquita

These beautifully soft, light muffins are perfect for mid-morning snack and a great Paleo dessert –the whole family will love the taste! They’re also super easy to make and combined with their short baking time it won’t be long before these lovely little treats are ready – and nobody’s even going to realize they comply with a Paleo diet.

Banana health benefits

The great thing about bananas is that they’re a fantastic substitute for some key ingredients that don’t fit well with Paleo guidelines, like processed white flour or sugar, adding their own unique sweetness as well as important vitamins, minerals and fiber. Bananas are bursting with health – they have famously good levels of potassium, which helps with the normal functioning of the nervous system and optimal muscle function, as well as maintenance of blood pressure.

The good levels of vitamin B6 in bananas are also great news – this useful vitamin helps to produce red blood cells and neurotransmitters while playing an important part in keeping your skin healthy. The useful amount of fiber helps to ensure that the carbs in delicious Chiquita bananas are released slowly for a sustained energy boost, as well as allowing you to feel fuller for longer.

If you’re planning to adopt a healthier lifestyle, with a balanced, healthy diet that contains plenty of fruit and vegetables, adding bananas to your Paleo dessert makes it easy to get in your serving of fruit! There are further proven health benefits for all these lifestyle and diet changes – exercise is important for your heart health and cutting back on high-calorie processed foods is an important step in losing weight. Claimed benefits for the Paleo diet include better glucose tolerance, better appetite management, and more stable blood pressure control.

As you can see, it’s absolutely possible to include our super tasty Chiquita bananas in a Paleo diet. Next time you’re buying Chiquita bananas, you can be confident that you can include them in some truly delicious Paleo recipes!

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