Oh man, I’m so sorry. I’m 4 days late on this post. I’ve been wanting to blog every night, but it just has not happened…
So last week I said that I would journal all of my food and drinks and blog it so that people can see how easy it it to eat paleo. Maybe some of you can get some ideas or inspiration from my journal.
Before I start posting my journal I have a little clarification or confession to make. I decided last Sunday that I want to have a glass of wine every night because of the health benefits.
Doctors even reccommend it.
Of course the week I choose to journal is the very first week I decide to have a glass a day…it really felt weird for me to actually write down, on paper, every single night that I had one or two glasses of wine. I felt like a true wino. Lol! Hopefully my heart reaps the benefits 🙂
I do love me some red wine….
So here goes. I’m going to start with Sunday. Retail calendar is Sunday through Saturday, and I’ve worked retail as long as I could legally hold a job, so it’s a bit of a routine for me.
My nephews 2nd Birthday Party Day
-breakfast-home made paleo pancakes with pure maple syrup and scrambled eggs with earl grey tea with honey
-snack-cashew cookie larabar for snack with water
-lunch- chicken taco (minus the tortilla) so meat, onion, and cilantro. Two bites of rice and beans. Two bites of birthday cake and water.
-dinner- spaghetti squash with trader joes (all natural and no sugar added) sauce with a glass of water
-dessert-chocolate,banana, almond milk, flax smoothie
Work day, packed lunch
-breakfast- egg dish (made on Saturday afternoon for the week) and one left over pancake with earl grey tea with honey
-snack-banana with almond butter and water
-lunch- left over spaghetti squash spaghetti and water
-snack- carrot cake larabar snack
-dinner- crock pot Hawaiian pork, cauliflower rice and sweet potato dinner
-dessert- glass of wine and 2 72% dark chocolates
Work day, packed random left overs
-breakfast- egg dish and English breakfast tea with honey
-too busy for snack 🙁
-lunch- left over spaghetti sauce (super meaty no noodles needed) 1/2 baked sweet potato, cauliflower “rice” and some water
– snack-blueberry larabar and water
– dinner- left over Hawaiian pork, extra seasoning added with paleo tortillas and guacamole
– dessert- glass of wine and 2 pieces of 72% dark chocolates
Normal work day
-breakfast- egg dish inside a left over paleo tortilla and English breakfast tea with honey
-snack- banana with trader joes almond butter
-lunch- 2 left over pork tacos and water and a mint medly tea from Starbucks with two honeys
-dinner- spinach salad with oil and vinegar and 2 slices of gluten free papa murphys take an bake pizza (not my cooking night 🙂 ) and a glass of red wine
-breakfast- egg dish and breakfast blend tea with agave
-snack- banana with almond butter and water
-lunch- 2 left over paleo pork tacos and water
-snack- blueberry larabar with water
-dinner-homemade paleo pho “noodle” soup
-dessert- 2 glasses of wine and a piece of dark chocolate
-breakfast- egg dish and English breakfast tea with almond milk and honey
-snack- banana with almond butter
-lunch- 2 paleo tortillas with left over pork -and Starbucks mint tea (unsweetened)
-snack- raisins and an apple and water
-dinner- left over pho “noodle” soup
-dessert- a glass of red wine and 3 homemade paleo molasses cookies (oops! Lol, they were so yummy fresh from the oven!)
-breakfast- egg dish with tea and honey
– snack- one molasses cookie
-snack- 1/2 mama chia vitality drink
-lunch- carls jr all natural burger lettuce wrap with no sauce, 3 fried zucchini (not paleo, but had to try) water
-snack- 1 molasses cookie and decaf mint tea
-dinner- rotisserie chicken, spinach salad with oil and vinegar and cauliflower garlic “bread” and a glass of red wine
– snack- 1/2 bottle of synergy berry kombucha
So there you have it. A paleo week. Pretty boring because I was able to eat a ton of leftovers. Our crockpot pork was 5lbs instead of 3 so it lasted most of the week. Also, I decided to do a double batch of tortillas because I love them so much.
I’m learning the trick is to make a good size dinner each night so that you have lunch to pack the next day. Be sure to pack lots of healthy snacks so that you aren’t tempted to cheat, and drink lots of water.
I shop every weekend. I always bake some type of dessert (usually cookies) to get me through the week. Egg or breakfast dish is a must for the week too. I try to make one every Sunday. I try to plan out my shopping list for whatever meals and desserts that I want to try to make for the week. Honestly, I google paleo recipes and pick ones that sound interesting and buy the stuff to make them.
Some recipes are awesome and I add them to my list, and others are not so awesome, and we just don’t make them again. (More often than not, we love the new recipes!)
Now that it’s been about 6 months my old staples are a thing of the past.
We have new staples, like almond butter and coconut flour, yams, tons of eggs, honey, and many others (as you can see in the photo)
Recently, a friend if mine, who I haven’t seen in a while said to me “this paleo thing is really working for you!”
I guess all this shopping and cooking is paying off! 🙂
That’s pretty cool, if you ask me!
Paleo Molasses Cookies
2 eggs whisked
1cup almond butter
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 cup coconut sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 cup coconut flour
2 tablespoons tapioca flour
1 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350
Mix eggs almond butter and molasses
In a separate bowl mix dry ingredients
Mix half dry mixture into wet then mix in remainder
Line baking sheet with parchment paper
Drop tablespoon size balls onto sheet and bake 10 minutes (do not overcook. You want them to remain chewy)
Another awesome recipe found on www.paleomg.com