A lot has changed in the last couple months. I began Crossfit 4 months ago and love it! (at Crossfit8035,check them out) I started the Paleo diet 10 weeks ago. You've probably heard of it but to sum it up, you eat like a caveman. You eat only things that were around during the Paleozoic era. So... no bread, grains or any type of processed food (trust your own research though). Obviously, that's a challenge in today's society but I took on the challenge and have adjusted surprisingly well!
Challenges for me:
- Learning how to eat/enjoy vegetables.
- Bye cheese!
- Bye processed lunch meats!
- Bye Fong's (except for cheat meals)
- Less alcohol and selective drink choices (Tito's and soda water)
- Spending even more time cooking and planning meals than I had before
- Reading food labels and spending more $$$ on quality ingredients (coconut oil, grassfed beef, cage free eggs)
Challenges are just opportunities to succeed though!
|Because.... why not?|
Below is a collection of my favorite recipes/websites for the Paleo lifestyle. Please comment on any recommendations or questions you have:
Favorite Site: http://paleomg.com/ Simple recipes and funny commentary by my future wife
Favorite Store: Trader Joe's, reasonably priced for something located in West Des Moines (#burn).
Savory Breakfast Casserole
Breakfast Lasagna -Sweet, spicy and every taste in between-Highly recommend
Bacon with Pancakes...:
3-ingredient-simple-protein-pancakes :favorite pancake so far
Almond Flour Pancakes
Chicken Enchilada Bake
Enchilada Chicken Stew
Old Fashioned Slow Cooker Stew
Paleo Pizza -Really Good Crust!
Paleo Creamy Chicken Chili
Paleo Southwest Meatloaf
Meatza -A pizza where the crust is made of meat AKA meatloaf.
Buffalo Chicken Mini Meatloaf
Homemade Chicken Nuggets
Almond Crusted Chicken Tenders
Spaghetti Squash Pasta
Favorite Snacks: (EDIT: Dried fruit not recommended as much as regular fruit)
- Dried Mango from Trader Joe's (holy crap this is good)
- Organic Banana Chips
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Anything covered in homemade guacamole
Here is an experiment and a win! Taco meat stuffed Acorn squash topped with guacamole:
|First time having acorn squash but it won't be the last.|
Happy Holidays/Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanzaa/New Year!