Whole30/Paleo Day 6-17
I’m not really the type of girl who posts photos of her food daily… it has a little to do with not wanting to take the time to do it and most to do with the fact that I remember photos as I’m taking the last bite. Oops.
We are really liking Paleo/Whole 30 type of eating and believe we’ll stick to the main jist of it all even after the month is over. We’ll move over to a more Paleo way of eating (right now, we aren’t cooking with ANY sugars…not even agave, stevia, etc) and we won’t feel bad if we sometimes have a little cheese or just a little bread or a piece of cake. I’ve actually been looking for recipes like these for a long time (over a year) and just figured out recently that it’s classified as Paleo/Primal. I had an idea of how I wanted us to eat in my head but didn’t know what to call it! I love that we found it and it’s so much easier when it’s lumped into a category…makes it easier to find recipes!
Anyhow, let’s link you up with some goodies we’ve tried, shall we?
Budget Friendly Balsamic Mustard Chicken and Oven Roasted Veggies by Everyday Paleo – This was an EASY meal and absolutely DELICIOUS! The kids gobbled it down as fast as they could and wanted seconds! We will definitely be cooking this again…plus, it was easy and pretty inexpensive!
For “desserts,” we occasionally have kiwi, grapefruit, pineapple, banana, etc. On a couple of occasions I actually have made (and loved) the Fruit Parfaits and Fried Banana Pudding from Sarah Fragoso’s Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook. (Sidenote: We really really really like her cookbooks! The 2 “desserts” didn’t use any “natural” sugars…it was just preparing the fruit/coconut milk/spices we were eating separately to make something that seemed more like dessert!)
Buffalo Beef “tacos” – For the adults, we season beef with Frank’s Hot Sauce and wrap in large lettuce leaves with tomatoes and avocados. For the kids, we omit the hot sauce. We serve them with sauteed veggies and are good to go! Quick and easy!
Buffalo Chicken with Veggie Strips/Fries – Bake chicken wings, coat with Frank’s Hot Sauce.
For veggie strips/fries:
1. Preheat oven to 425 F
2. Cut carrots and zucchini/squash into strips of about 3 in long and about the width of your pinkie-ish.
3. Line a baking sheet with tinfoil and a light layer of olive oil.
4. Season with salt and pepper, cumin, and paprika
5. Bake for about 20 minutes or until tender, turning about half-way through.
Yummy Chicken Pasta – my mother in law informed me that the photo for this one looks “disgusting,” so I’m working on creating a new one for you… but, I urge you to try it. It’s really really good. It’s another one of our favorites!
More Southwestern Frittatta – We also took this to a gathering and it was a pretty big hit! Love having leftovers for lunches and suppers!
Breakfast for Supper - Eggs, bacon, tomatoes, sauteed veggies
And, if you’re like me and “on the go” for breakfast/lunch and don’t have time to whip up a culinary wonder every time…check out this link for some GREAT time saving tips and ideas!!