I’m not gonna lie, a meal plan that tells me to eat leftovers for breakfast and lunch is freaking amazing. This is the only meal I’ll be cooking today and that’s just how I like it.
Rice that’s not rice? I’ll take it!
Would’ve helped if I had really looked at what was needed for this meal plan before a few hours prior to cooking it. This bad boy needs to cook 6-7 hours, so I’ll be swapping this with tomorrow nights “Taco Night” dinner.
I’m still quite full from the quiche this morning and having a banana and some prunes for snack. I’m planning to cook this and save it for another day.
Kicking off Day 1 of Week 1 of the Primal experiment with a bang. Like all the recipes for this plan, I pulled this from Everyday Paleo Family Cooking. I normally eat oatmeal, cereal or yogurt for breakfast and I’m totally not used to spending more than 10 minutes preparing food for the family so this caught me off guard. This recipe is great for making ahead. Next time I make it (and I will definitely be making it again), I will make 2 and freeze one. Quiche’s hold up great in the freezer and this is a really delicious meal to have in reserves.
Technically this is the “last supper” meal before starting the first week’s meal plan. This is the second time I’ve cooked this and I really enjoy it.
For our first week of Paleo, I’m using the 1-week meal plan from Everyday Paleo Family.
The order of these meals is slightly modified from what is published in the book. I wasn’t able to find (or didn’t look hard enough) coconut oil and Bragg Liquid Aminos, baking ramekins, and a food processor. So I had to wait for these to arrive from Amazon before making the recipes that called for it. Look over the shopping list here to make sure you have everything you need.
B: Family Frittata
L: Two minute tuna salad
D: Spaghetti Squash & Meatballs
B: Leftover Frittata
L: Leftover Spaghetti & Meatballs
D: Sundried Tomato Chicken Bake, Green Salad & Paleo Ranch dressing
B: Winter Squash Ham & Eggs
L: Leftover Sundried Tomato Bake
D: Beyond Easy Pulled Pork & Roasted Beet Salad
B:Leftover pork & eggs
L: Vietnamese Lamb lettuce wraps
D: Mini Meatloaves, Sweet potato chips & Zucchini Salad
The past few months I’ve been paying attention to my health, listening to my body, reacquainting myself with the cues and instincts of a healthy person. After experiencing constant pain starting in March 2012, with what turned out to be herniated discs, I’ve felt awakened in a number of ways. My habits, somehow after all of this time, were (and still are) basically a form of self-abuse and against basic common sense. It’s like my body has forgotten what is good for it. But what I’m finding over this slow process is that it’s my mind that is conducting all the shady business and my body is being overpowered, ignored, and suppressed. This realization has rocked my understanding of everything. I look admiringly at those who “know” their body, respond to its needs, and have rock solid values that promote their own well-being. I’d like to journey into that world, I’d like to treat myself better and pass those behaviors and ideas to my children.