Paleo Day 1- Breakfast: Creamy Breakfast Quiche

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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.

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Paleo First week meal plan

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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.

Thursday:
B: Creamy Breakfast Quiche (dinner is a slow cooker meal, so get this in the crock pot this morning)
L: Tuna stuffed eggs
D: Slow Chicken Curry & Riced cauliflower

Friday:
B: Leftover Quiche
L: Leftover Chicken & Cauliflower
D: Taco Night (soak walnuts for Day 3 Breakfast tonight)

Saturday:
B: Pesto Baked Eggs
L: Leftover Taco Night or Turkey Sushi Rolls
D: One pot Chicken Drumsticks & Poblano Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Sunday:
B: Family Frittata
L: Two minute tuna salad
D: Spaghetti Squash & Meatballs

Monday:
B: Leftover Frittata
L: Leftover Spaghetti & Meatballs
D: Sundried Tomato Chicken Bake, Green Salad & Paleo Ranch dressing

Tuesday:
B: Winter Squash Ham & Eggs
L: Leftover Sundried Tomato Bake
D: Beyond Easy Pulled Pork & Roasted Beet Salad

Wednesday:
B:Leftover pork & eggs
L: Vietnamese Lamb lettuce wraps
D: Mini Meatloaves, Sweet potato chips & Zucchini Salad

Let’s try it out

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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.