|Why YES, This was how I felt tonight!|
|My litte ghost crab from Avon, NC in 2009|
- 1 Tbs. Grass fed butter (any butter will do)
- 1tsp parsley
- Old Bay or Paprika for a sprinkle on the top. (Optional)
|Spine of Talapia- place this down in pan|
- 2-4 Talapia filets, thawed
Grease an oven safe dish and place fish in seam side down.
Put any leftover stuffing on or around the fish to cook along.
|Place in the oven|
|Brandon decided to turn his into a Pancake, egg, sandwich type thing that he thought was an incredible creation! Must be a guy thing but it looked pretty cool!|
|His and Hers!|
Paleo Meat staples:
- Venison, Beef, Bison
- Free- Range chicken or game birds
- Nitrate free bacon or ham
- Roasted Turkey
*Try to go with Grass fed, lean meats for the bulk of your meat eating. Breakfast meats are tricky- we do ham, bacon or even left over pulled pork or steaks with eggs or in an omelet.
My Paleo Snack or side dish staples:
Berries or in season fruits
Almond flour (buy in bulk)
Any fruit in moderation
a little dried fruit in moderation
Dark chocolate 72% or higher in moderation
*Eat all the veggies you want- some days I eat an entire container of cherry tomatoes for a snack.
oil and vinegar
Herbs and spices
Try to avoid:
- Dairy products (If full Paleo, if just primal- you may have full fat, raw organic milk products- Brandon is more Primal because he still does grass- fed cheese)
- Sugar (yes sugar is not paleo) -replace with honey, palm sugar or maple syrup- all natural
- Juices- make your own
- White/ wheat flour
- Grains- your body cannot naturally digest them
- no white potatoes
- Legumes- What the heck is a legume?
- *When buying dark chocolate- try to get soy, dairy free – or make sure soy lechtin is last on the list*
- Processed- pre made foods.
- Vegetable oil
Best tip– Read the labels and make sure you know what all of the ingredients are before you buy them. Buy foods with the least amount of ingredients.
*I’ve noticed that if I pre-slice some of the veggies and keep them in an easily accessible container- I am more likely to snack on them rather than opening up a chocolate bar or a bag of nuts and dried fruits.
For a great description and shopping list check out Mark Sisson. For some great inspiration and to see what your foods are doing to your body, read the Friday success stories- make sure you have a box of tissues!
For a good recipe book check out: Make it Paleo, nomnompaleo.com, http://www.primal-palate.com/, http://www.paleocomfortfoods.com/, http://www.balancedbites.com/, http://www.everydaypaleo.com/
- 1 1/2 C. Almond Flour
- 1/2 C Coconut Flour
- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp. Pumpkin Pie spice
- 7 ounces Pumpkin Puree
- 2 Eggs
- 1/3 cup Honey
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 C Coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 C. Honey
- 1/4C Coconut Oil, Melted
- 2 Tbs Ground Cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350
- Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix.
- Add Pumpkin and eggs to the dry mix and blend well.
- Line a muffin pan with liners and spray with oil. (I use coconut oil)
- Pour batter into muffin pan 2/3 of the way.
- In a separate bowl, whisk all the ingredients.
- Top each muffin with a half teaspoon of Cinnamon and use a toothpick to swirl into the batter gently.
- Place the muffins in the oven 350F.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes, these are delicious warm!
One of my favorite foods in the whole world is a BLT sandwich. Unfortunately, I do not eat bread anymore so I have really been missing them. This morning I woke up craving it so bad that I actually looked around my kitchen for some bread. Alas, no luck. I got a little creative and came up with this a BLT burrito. This was delicious. I got my Bacon, Lettuce, tomato and was even able to add some leftover Guacamole from the Giants game last night. (GO GIANTS!!) It was filling, satisfied my BLT craving and gave me a new favorite breakfast that isn’t bad for me. Enjoy!
- 5 eggs (I used 2 for me- a thinner burrito, 3 for Brandon- thicker and more hearty for a “Manly” breakfast.)
- 1 LB. Bacon
- 2 Vine tomatoes
- 1 cup of shredded lettuce
- Fresh Guacamole (See Football Guacamole on previous post)
- Cook Bacon in a skillet and set aside for later
- Grease a skillet well (you can use bacon greased pan if you LOVE bacon flavor)
- Put 2-3 eggs in a bowl and a little Salt and pepper for taste. Whisk well until the entire egg is blended.
- Heat skillet to mid-low heat (I used 2.8 setting)
- Pour eggs into the skillet and make sure they are spread evenly.
- Allow to cook for 6 minutes on one side without touching, flipping or scrambling them.
- Remove the egg and put it on a plate.
- Fill the egg like a burrito with Bacon, Tomato, Lettuce and Guacamole
I am a firm believer that Football was made for good food! This should not change just because you are eating healthier. Today I made a Game Day Chili, Guacamole and Chocolate Chip cookies. Let’s Go Giants!
- 1 1/2 Lb Ground Venison (can use ground beef or turkey)
- 4 small Venison Steaks (can use 1Lb Ground chuck) cut into bite size chunks
- 3 Vine Ripe Tomatoes
- 1 (15 oz). can of Tomato Sauce + 1 Can of water
- 1 (6 oz.)can Tomato Paste
- 1 Green Pepper
- 1 Red Onion
- 1 Fist, Minced Garlic
- 1 Habanero Chili
- 1 Jalapeno Pepper
- 2 tsp Chili Powder
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 2 Tbs Sea Salt
1.) Brown Meat in a pan, Drain well
2.) Pour Tomato sauce, paste and meat in Crock Pot.
3.) In a food processor- chop each Peppers, Veggies, Chili’s (can hand chop too) and Add to Crock-pot.
4.) Add spices and seasonings to Crock-Pot.
5.) Mix well and allow to cook on High for 2 hours or on low for 4 hours.
- 4 lg. boneless, skinless chicken breasts (do not slice)
- 2 C. Chicken broth
- 8 C. Water
- 1/4 tsp Garlic
- 2 C. Green Beans
- 1 C. Carrots, diced
- 1 Parsnip, Diced
- 2 Celery stalks, Diced
- 1 tsp. Parsley
- 2 tsp. Sea Salt
- Cracked Pepper to taste
- 1/8 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
- Dice vegetables
- Put all of the ingredients in your Crock-pot
- Cook for 6-8 hours on low heat and enjoy the smells in your home
- Remove chicken breasts from Crock-Pot with tongs and shred
- Return to the crock pot, stir gently and serve
“No matter what you’ve been through, no matter what you into, no matter what you see when you look outside your window, Brown grass or Green grass, picket fence or Barbed wire- Never Ever put them down, you just lift your arms higher, raise them til your arms tired. Let em’ know you’re there
That you struggling and survivin’ that you gonna persevereYeah, ain’t no body leavin, no body goin’ home…”– Inspirational words from Lupe Fiasco
This is the song I listen to when I am about to give up or quit running because I think I am going to die but then I start singing this and it get’s me pumped up for the last of my workout. Yes- I run down the streets singing this out loud… On Thursday a friend of mine shared some photos with me and for some reason the image of me rappin along to my gangsta jams came to mind… I laughed hysterically but then got a little self- conscious that, I actually do look like the “this is what I REALLY look like portion of the photo”. GET OUT, GET MOVING- it doesn’t matter if you are the hot chicks or the nerdy, two left feet dancers- what matters is that you feel good and your doing something for you. So go download Lupe Fiasco and sing your heart out in public! 😉 Happy Saturday morning.
Tonight all I wanted was BREAD and chocolate. So I saw my bananas rotting away and thought..hmmm chocolate covered bananas? Nope, Banana bread with chocolate- YES!
Preheat oven to 350F
1/2 c. Coconut Flour
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 TBS Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 c. Maple Syrup
1/3 c. Coconut oil (unrefined)
1/2 c. Ripe Banana (about 1 1/2 banana’s)
1 c. Dark Cocolate chips (or regular chocolate chips if non-paleo)
1/2 c. Chopped Nuts if desired
Combine all dry ingredients in one bowl.
Combine all wet ingerdients in a mixing bowl and mix with a hand mixer.
Once it is well blended, add dry ingerdients (except chocolate or nuts)
Blend well and then mix in Chocolate and nuts with a spoon.
Pour into Muffin pan- (lightly greased or use muffin papers).
Bake for 20min or until toothpick comes out clean.
|Crappy cell picture, Enjoy!|