It’s been a full week of cutting out 99% of the processed foods, sugar, flour, grains and dairy that have always been a part of my life. I feel FANTASTIC. I really feel like a different person.
1- The endless sugar/carb loop has died. I never did the simple math here. I’d have a fiberOne bar (thinking I was a hot shot good choice maker) and even though it was chock full of fiber, from god knows where, I’d want to have another one immediately after. Without realizing it, the whole day, I’d actually be thinking about where I was going to get my next pseudo-good-choice fix. Fruit leather? Special K cereal? Yogurt? Since cutting out ALL of these foods, I have no urges to get or keep a sugar high.
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: 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
B: Leftover Quiche
L: Leftover Chicken & Cauliflower
D: Taco Night (soak walnuts for Day 3 Breakfast tonight)
B: Pesto Baked Eggs
L: Leftover Taco Night or Turkey Sushi Rolls
D: One pot Chicken Drumsticks & Poblano Roasted Sweet Potatoes
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