“Oatmeal”-raisin gone Paleo!

I promised a lot of people last night that I would post this cookie, they got pretty rave reviews! These are great because they don't have baking soda or powder as an ingredient. Sadly, they have honey, so if you're joining the Paleo Challenge, you won't be able to enjoy these during it!

(from: http://www.kohlercreated.com/blog/?p=17659)


1 cup pitted dates, chopped into chunks
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons coconut oil
1/2 cup pecans
2-3 tablespoons honey
1 cup shredded coconut
2 cups almond meal
2 eggs
3/4 cup raisins


Preheat oven to 350F
Place dates, coconut, oil, spices and pecans in a food processor. Pulse until nuts and dates resemble large and loose crumbs.
Transfer mix to a large mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix using hands.
Form into tight hamburger-like patties and place on a greased cookie sheet
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until lightly golden.


Kate approves! I really hope everyone enjoyed all of the information we got last night! I've been eating Paleo for 2 months now and I'm still learning. I've lost weight and feel great (usually)! I spend a good part of my day looking up recipes and love sharing them!



True story :)


GREAT Week at CrossFit Beyond

(Rob and Melissa missing from photo)

We have had such a great week. Started off doing power cleans which proved to be very very successful. I think it finally "click" with people that hips are so important.

Then we had heavy deadlift day, the fun power clean complex and into, maybe not so fun "Barbara".
Barbara looked innocent, she looked pretty easy, she was all basic movements.... how bad can it be?
30...40....50 minutes later (for some) and it was finally over!! GOOD NEWS was that lead us into the Nutrition Class.

Our 3rd Nutrition Class was a huge success! Hopefully everyone left with more knowledge of what food does to our bodies and how we can become healthy, happy, strong athletes! Please review the packets and let us know if you have any questions on the Paleo Diet. More packets will be made for all those who didn't get one!

FINALLY! Thank you so much for the great group of people who came out Wednesday night run in the Boys and Girls Club 5k Race. CrossFit Beyond certainly rocked the race!!! We made a mark, we made our voices heard and we let people know we were there with our loud cheers AND with our new CrossFit Beyond shirts! Rob took 2nd place and Melissa was at the top for women. Congratulations to Andres for doing his first 5k race and Deb for finish the race PUSHING A BABY STROLLER!