Caveman Cookie Review

This post is sponsored by Caveman Cookies.

Cookies! We love our sweets around here and try to avoid all processed foods and artificial ingredients as much as possible... it's hard sometimes. Seriously the things they put in cookies is scary guys.

If you're familiar with EWG.ORG- you can enter any food that you'd like and this site shows you the ingredients and nutritional concerns. Take a look HERE at a common "healthy" breakfast cookie... Not so healthy hu?

THIS my friends is why I try and make a lot of what we eat... but you know, sometimes convenience is kind of nice. I've had the opportunity to try ALL of these amazing Caveman Cookies, with the help of JB of course and share my thoughts with you.

Fist thing- I love the packaging and all the colors :)

caveman cookies

Here's what these Caveman cookies are all about. Simple, clean, nutritious ingredients. No artificial ingredients... just the way it should be!

caveman cookies

These are perfect to throw in your lunch bag or purse for a little guilt free treat :) As much as I do not like individual packaging, for these it's good portion control and portability, it keeps them fresh as can be too!

caveman cookies
caveman cookies

First one we tried was the Mayan Caveman Cookie: Ingredients: organic honey, almond meal, raw cacao powder, cashews, chia seeds, pure vanilla extract, cinnamon, chili powder. My first impression- sweet and chewy with a bit of a kick from the chili powder and cinnamon. I was hoping for a little more spice but that's just me. Overall WICKED good. I love the combination of chocolate and chili powder.. genius. This one is my favorite.

Next up the New World Caveman Cookie: Ingredients: maple syrup, organic honey, almond meal, pecan meal, dried cranberries (cranberries, apple juice concentrate, sunflower oil), pumpkin seeds, pumpkin pie spice. My first impression: maple syrup and pumpkin? YES- one of my favorite baking flavors! The initial taste I noticed is the pumpkin, then the sweetness of the maple syrup and cranberries. Perfect combination. I'm thinking a pumpkin coffee would be a perfect pair :)

The Rainforest Caveman Cookie: Ingredients: organic honey, almond meal, Brazil nut meal, chopped almonds, dried cherries (cherries, sunflower oil), nutmeg, cayenne pepper. Fist impression: I could really taste the Brazil nut which was yummy, paired with cherries made for an exotic flavor!

The Original Caveman Cookie: Ingredients: organic honey, almond flour, walnuts, raisins, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon. Fist impression: I thought these would be all mine since JB is not a fan of raisins. To my surprise he really enjoyed these ones. Simply sweet and super chewy. Win. Win.

The Alpine Caveman Cookie: Ingredients: organic honey, hazelnut flour, almond flour, carob. My first impression: Not my favorite of these cookies, however I did enjoy the hazelnut flavor a lot. Carob is an alternative to chocolate which, unlike cocoa, carob contains no caffeine or theobromine (the chemical toxic to dogs). Carob does not really taste like chocolate, but it's still good- don't worry :)

The Tropical Caveman Cookie: Ingredients: almond flour, organic honey, unsulfured coconut, macadamia nuts, ginger. My first impression: Coconut is one of my favorite additions to smoothies, muffins, bars and anything really, so I'm a big fan of this one. They have a nice ginger flavor that's not overpowering at all. This one is a keeper!

Where can you find these Caveman Cookies? I originally saw them at Roots, but you could buy them online too! These cookies hit the spot if you need a sweet treat or just a little snack. I warn you, be prepared for a cookie monster stealing your Caveman Cookies- they're just too good ;)

...Happy snacking!

caveman cookies

Teriyaki pork meatballs

These. are. so. good... can't. stop. eating... I found this recipe on Budget Bytes while browsing MMM. There's a TON of recipes on there with a $$ breakdown for each one. I'm glad I found it because it's a new go-to for a quick meal. They are super easy and quick to make in a pinch! I tweaked it a little bit so here's how I made them:

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Paleo Pork Teriyaki Meatballs-

First- prep your meatballs. Preheat your oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with tin foil.

  • 1 Lb. organic grass fed ground pork
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1/2 C. Almond Meal
  • 1 t. chopped garlic (or one large clove)
  • 1 t. pureed ginger
  • 1/2 t. gluten free soy sauce
  • 3-4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 t. sesame oil
  • 1/8 t. red pepper flakes
  • S&P to taste
  1. Hand mix the ingredients above together.
  2. Roll the meat mixture into balls. The first time I made this I made tiny ones, this time I made them a little bigger, ping pong sized.
  3. Bake them on a cookie sheet lined with Foil at 350 for 25-30 minutes (or until cooked through and browned on the bottom).
  4. While the meatballs are cooking... make the sauce.
  • 1/4 C. gluten free soy sauce
  • 1/4 C. light brown sugar
  • 1/4 T. sesame oil
  • 1/2 t. pureed ginger
  • 1/4 C. cold water
  • 1 T. cornstarch
  • 2 t. sesame seeds (optional)
  1. Mix water and cornstarch together.
  2. Bring soy sauce, brown sugar to simmer in a small saucepan. Add in oil, ginger and cornstarch mixture.
  3. Stir until thickened on low heat. Set aside.
  4. Remove meatballs from oven, place in a bowl and pour over the sauce.
  5. Served it over plain white rice, topped with sesame seeds and more green onion.
  6. Enjoy!
pork meatalls
pork meatballs
pork meatballs

Have a fabulous day!