Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes

Today is a certain special someone’s birthday and to honor him on his special day I have prepared a tray of moist, delicious, completely homemade, everything from scratch, Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes – YUM!

So…what is Paleo? In a nutshell, the Paleo Diet is centered on commonly available modern foods INCLUDING fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, vegetables, fruit, fungi, roots, and nuts. The diet EXCLUDES grains, legumes, dairy products, refined sugar, and processed oils.

Those who follow the Paleo Diet report increased energy and endurance, weight loss, clear complexion and clarity of thought. Although I do not endorse one diet over another, I do believe in using whole foods and ingredients found in nature which have not been processed and are therefore easily recognized by the human body and easily digested. For these reasons, I chose the Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes as the perfect birthday gift for a man who is being careful to eat well AND enjoy his sweets when he can.

I admit this recipe is not my own, rather it was developed by Elena’s Pantry.