This is a fun post for me to write. I was contacted by Miss Paleo Mixes to see if I would be willing to do a review of their cookie mix. I checked out the site and ingredients and was so pleased to see that it actually fit our needs! It is made of real whole food ingredients, without dairy, soy or gluten! Crazy!
So I of course said “Yes Please!”. As you know I am usually a from scratch kinda girl but I have got to say it was pretty nice to dump, mix, and bake in a matter of minutes!
So let’s talk a little about paleo, lets get clear, it isn’t really all about bacon but that is a fun way to get attention! You can’t say you are eating paleo unless you are truly buying free range, organic, and grass fed meats/eggs/nuts/veg, or better yet hunting for game. Sorry, cavemen did not use pesticides, chemical preservatives and hormones.
As you can probably tell if you have been reading this blog for a while, we are not a Paleo family. It would be kind of hard to maintain a diet like that without meat (that said, I read a blog post on www.nomeatathlete.com where someone tried to be vegan and paleo for a 8 weeks, it’s a fun read for those who are interested).
I am not opposed to any diet that promotes eating whole real foods without the chemicals, preservatives, hormones etc… I really believe that each person needs to find their own path in the nutrition world. We have been changing and adapting our diet for years figuring out what makes us feel good and vibrant. For some people eating Grass Fed beef and Cauliflower and no grains is what makes them feel vibrant. For others a vegan diet full of oats and fruit and nuts will give them the most energy. I sometimes feel like we are one big old science experiment and we need to try and try again to see what resonates with our bodies and our minds.
So paleo, vegetarian, vegan, grain free, fruit free, dairy free, whatever, as long as in general our society is moving toward eating real clean whole foods and becoming aware of where and what we put into our bodies, I feel pretty good about things.
Back to the Cookies now!
Similar to most mixes you need to add the wet ingredients, so that is simply eggs and oil. Of course you can add anything else you like.
So what is the verdict you ask? We really liked these, especially since they were so fast to mix up and bake. They had lovely form, held together really well and the flavor was great. I think they would lend themselves to lots of different variations too! FYI, I am not obligated to say anything nice at all! I just truly think that for families in a hurry or who are not interested in buying all kinds of exotic ingredients these mixes will be a life saver!
Check out the website if you are interested in learning more at www.misspaleomixes.com