Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Chip Cookie

Chip Cookie

Oh, don’t worry. There is no shame here. It is okay to start drooling after reading the title of this one. I know I am, at least.

Mmmmm chocolate chip cookie dough goodness.

These are just amazing, and my formal taste testers (also known as my parents) can vouch for the mouthwatering deliciousness in each bite.

I am going to be honest–the Paleo Diet is HARD. Especially with the additional limitations (including eggs, which I hadn’t mentioned before). I will post more about what I’ve been eating, and it is all very delicious (thanks to my wonderful parents who are filled with eagerness to help), but the novelty of a new diet wears away quickly, and meat and vegetables every day eventually gets old.

I am thrilled to announce that I will start reintroducing foods in a week and a half! I’ll start with eggs, then move on to grains, and go from there. I think I’m looking forward to bread more than anything.

That being said, I have an enormous sweet tooth, and I honestly do not think I would have been able to survive the Paleo Diet without my daily chocolate fix. This giant batch of (relatively) guilt-free truffles should keep me going for a while.

The recipe I used is here, but to make it Paleo-friendly I subbed coconut oil for the butter. I also only had 2 cups of almond flour on hand (I guess that’s what happens when you don’t plan in advance), so I ended up using more coconut flour in mine.

Sinfully delicious, minus the sin.

I only had one problem with this recipe: the excruciating wait I had to endure while they firmed up in the fridge so that I could dip them in the luscious chocolate (and then waiting again for that chocolate to cool). HOW CAN I BE EXPECTED TO WAIT TO DEVOUR THESE?

Fortunately, I managed to find a way to pass the time by working on my best friend’s birthday card.

The store didn’t have any cards that said “Happy 24th Birthday,” so I had to improvise.

But I must admit, they are totally worth the wait. Preparation is easy and fast, and the waiting goes by quickly (ish). A fair warning–the dough does not taste the same before it has been refrigerated. I tried a bit of it while I was forming it into balls and wasn’t too impressed. Then, after the truffles chilled and were dipped in chocolate, the result was absolutely divine. So don’t lose heart like I almost did!

Oh! Also…you may be wondering why I only have three chocolate-covered truffles pictured. Well, it all goes back to being overexcited and underprepared to make these…I ran out of chocolate to cover the rest so they’re sitting in this tupperware container, waiting to receive the same loving treatment once I purchase more.

Poor neglected truffles…

Make these. Love them. Then come tell me about your love for them.

Day 1 : Workout Details

Workout

Workout

Workout Details

We will continue (or begin; welcome to the LB6 Community if you are new!) our journey through the Fundamental Human Movements:

  1. Push
  2. Pull
  3. Squat
  4. Hinge
  5. Loaded Carry

You will now be exploring all five movements each training session. Your mastery of each is increasing and the reps and weights will start to rise. Let’s get started!

Today, you will super-set one of the Fundamental Human Movements with corrective exercises.

Pull
You will complete three rounds of the following sequence. The Row is the focus movement.

  • Select a Light weight for the first set of 10 (something you could complete 15 reps with comfortably. This could mean changing your foot position if you are using a suspension trainer for your rows.)
  • Select a Medium weight for the second set of 5 (something you could complete 8 reps with comfortable).
  • Select a Heavy weight for the final set of 10 (this should be about a 10 rep max. Don’t worry if you are off by a rep or two).

This Light, Medium, Heavy format will play out on all the focus movements. Let’s take a look at how this works:

  1. Row x 10 (first round)- x 5 (second round)- x 10 (third round. Remember this is the hard effort.)
  2. Birddog (right and left side)
  3. Curl x 10 (these stay at 10 reps through all three rounds)

Repeat the sequence for three total rounds.

Squat
We will repeat the protocol, this time with the Squat as the focus movement. The first set of Squats is with a light weight, the second with a medium weight, and the final set is all out. If you do not have access to different weights or if you are doing the Doorknob Drill you can simply focus on raising the reps. So, the last set may be up to twenty reps for example .

  1. Goblet Squat/Doorknob Drill x 10 (Light), x 5 (Medium), x 10 (Heavy)
  2. 6 Point Rock x 10
  3. Zenith x 10 per arm

Repeat the sequence for three total rounds.

Hinge
Now you are getting the hang of this! We will continue with the Hinge as the focus movement .

  1. Upper Body Only Rolling x 3 per side
  2. Bulgarian Goat Bag Swings x 30 (Light. This could even be unloaded.) x 15 (Medium), x 30 (Heavy)
  3. Deadbug x 10

Repeat this sequence for three total rounds .

Push

  1. Tricep Pushdown x 10
  2. Pushup x (Light set on first round 5-15 reps), (Medium on second round 10-20), (as many as possible on final round)
  3. Hip Flexor Stretch (both sides)

Repeat for three total rounds.

Carry
Let’s talk about weight for the suitcase carry. We want it heavy enough to challenge your core’s ability to stabilize but not so heavy it causes a loss in posture or leaning to the side. Most men will be fine between 45-70 pounds. Women, 35-50 pounds .

  1. Hip Thrust x 25
  2. Suitcase Carry x 20 yards right, 20 yards left

Repeat for three total rounds.