Old Bay Sweet Potato Fries and Intro to Paleo

Over the weekend I bought a cookbook called: Make it Paleo

http://www.primal-palate.com/

This has a ton of great recipes and explains the importance of making healthy choices in food. What I like about this book is that the couple uses about 5 ingredients and most of the recipe’s use the same basic ingredients that you can have at home.  It gives you a grocery list, cuts of meat and labels to watch for. On my 3 hour drive from Maryland to NOVA today, Brandon and I earmarked a few recipe’s and planned out our meals! We are both excited to try some of the delicious meals.

http://newarknaturalfoods.com/

While home visiting our parents I went to the Newark food co-op in Delaware and got a few items and compared prices to Trader Joe’s. Trader Joe’s is a lot cheaper but they often have items out of stock so I grabbed a few things. My favorite thing about the Newark Natural food co-op was the pre-made paleo foods available. They had crackers and trailmix that were Paelo approved! If you are in that area- check it out and you can get a lot of your basic ingredients.

Back in NOVA I went and got some basics that the cookbook recommended, here is a little bit of our Primal shopping. It was really hard to find Nitrate free meats at Giant. Giant doesn’t carry almond flour, coconut flour or any of the key ingredients to get going with paleo but they do have a unique “local Farm Fresh” section on occasion. Tonight we got Farm Fresh Asparagus.

Brandon and I have decided that Trader Joe’s and Wegman’s are the best for what we need and our budget! Some of the employees seem knowledgeable on Paleo, Gluten- Free and healthy eating.

For tonight dinner I made Sweet Potato Fries with Olive oil, Sea Salt and Cracked pepper.  Simple and fast!

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients:

  • 2 Sweet Potoatoes
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • 1 tsp Old bay
  • Olive Oil for coating

Process:

  1. First slice two small  Sweet Potato into fries
  2. Place them in a bowl and coat them with seasonings and Olive Oil
  3. Place them on my a oiled baking sheet ( I use Stoneware)
  4. Place them in the oven at 450 degrees for 20 minutes or until crispy and golden
  5. Let cool for 5 minutes and serve

 

 I paired my fries with an Oven Roasted Rotisserie chicken. Sitting in traffic all day and then grocery shopping- this seemed like a fast, easy and filling option! 🙂 This was delicious and it gave me energy to premake bacon and boiled eggs for out breakfast tomorrow and make a tray of Paleo Crunch for snacks.

The Key to staying focused is staying prepared and well nourished.

As I was shopping around this weekend, I saw two more recipe books that I have placed on my Wish List! The author of these also has a blog and wrote the forward to “Make it Paleo”. His family has been eating Paleo for a long time and his recipe’s look delicious!Check out Mark Sisson: www.marksdailyapple.com

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