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Meals of the Week

Meals of the Week

Here are some foods we cooked this week. No recipes, just inspiration.

Bacon-wrapped chicken, baked garlic asparagus, and some watermelon

Nachos ft. grass-fed ground beef, chedda, jalapeños, kale, and hot sauce!

Chicken Stir-Fry

Chicken Stir-Fry

Chicken Stir-Fry

3 chicken breasts cut into small chunks
cooked in a half cup of coconut oil and a half cup of orange juice
sprinkle with salt and pepper and add some chili peppers
add 1 cup of white rice after the chicken has cooked for 2 minutes on high
add a bag of frozen veggies after another minute
add a couple tablespoons of sunflower butter
season some more with salt and pepper
continue cooking on high until the rice has cooked and soaked up all the liquid
serves 4

Enjoy!

 

A sample of my meals

A sample of my meals

Here is a sample of my meals from this week. I follow the paleo lifestyle and stick to mostly protein and veggies with some high quality fats like olive oil, coconut oil and avocados. The last photo is a giant paleo cupcake. I used a mixture of almond and coconut flours instead of wheat flour.

Book of the Month: The Paleo Diet

My mom gave me this book for christmas, among others, off of my wishlist. I just finished it 2 minutes ago and it has convinced me to get a little stricter in my diet and exercise. 

I read The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf about a year ago after listening to his Paleo Solution podcast for awhile. I started the diet pretty slowly over the course of a couple months. I had been gluten free for a couple months after a doctor diagnosed me with ulcerative colitis and prescribed 4 pills a day. I figured out that I didn't suffer the symptoms when I went gluten free and even more so after cleaning up my diet to paleo standards. Anyways, in that book he recommended this book as a resource, so I finally got it a year later. This is one of the first books on paleo. It originally came out in 2002, but this is an updated 2010 version. The newer version includes some of Dr. Cordain's updated stances on certain foods. He originally listed canola oil as a healthy oil, but has changed based on newer research. The book goes over the course of human history and the foods we evolved on. He explains how the agricultural revolution introduced new foods like dairy and grains that we weren't designed to eat. And in the 10,000 years since, most of us do not have the gut to deal with these foods. I have lost more than 20 lbs in the last year and it was extremely easy. I love food and I was never hungry. I basically eat some good protein, lots of veggies, some fruits and nuts and then treat myself to the occasional coffee, dark chocolate and wine. I would really recommend this book along with The Paleo Solution. You will lose fat, get healthy, be happier and live longer!

totchos (tater tot nachos)

Here is a tasty dinner I made today. I just baked the tots(frozen) and then put already cooked ground beef(grass-fed), salsa(Rotel), jalapenos, and shredded cheese on top and put it under the broiler until the cheese melted. It kinda ruins the nature of nacho though when you have to eat it with a fork.

Preparing to make totchos

Totchos

Spagel

Today I tried to make a spagel. I got the recipe from Mr.Chi-City's video. He is hilarious. Check him out on youtube.

Here is mine. The Cool Ranch Doritos really brought out the flavor tones of the spam. lol

[caption id="attachment_140" align="alignnone" width="442" caption="Spagel + Ingredients"]Spagel + Ingredients[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_141" align="alignnone" width="517" caption="Me enjoying my spagel"]Me enjoying my spagel[/caption]