The winner of the night was the chia seed pudding. This is the recipe I used, putting together ideas from other blogs (like paleoomg.com and paleocupboard.com):
1/2 cup chia seeds
2 cans organic coconut milk (the thick kind)
1 tablespoon maple syrup
I put this in a tall, cylindrical Tupperware, shook it up REALLY well and refrigerated. In two hours, it became a gorgeous, nutrient dense (and calorie dense!) pudding!! It cost about $7 and made about 8-9 servings (around 220 cal each)... You'd have to pay over $25 for the same amount of chia pudding at my co-op! Big win!
It's cool to watch the seeds expand, too, and they will fully soak up the milk by tomorrow morning.
The latkes, eh! I winged this recipe and made a few mistakes (I didn't squeeze/drain the shredded zucchini for one!).
I shredded 3 zucchinis, chopped some red onion. Separately I combined 3 eggs, spices and coconut flour.. I added too much coconut flour, so had to add a fourth egg to make it wet again. This was a mistake, the latkes turned out way to eggy, almost like little quiches.
Well, anyway, I combined the wet mixture with the veggies, sautéed them in a pan with olive oil. They tasted fine, but they weren't what I was looking for, I was looking for more veggie and less egg mix!
Still a filling and nutritious dinner, so not a total fail :) We ate them with some bacon for our local butcher (might have saved the meal, haha). We have leftover latkes for lunch tomorrow, too.
My weight has remained the same - I'm feeling really off lately! My food has been real clean (whole, unprocessed, chemical free!) and paleo, too. But my body isn't cooperating. I'll see what happens tomorrow on the scale - I'm feeling healthy and strong otherwise!