So I spent the better part of yesterday learning as much as I could about the Paleo diet, without trying to stress myself out about it. The way I see it, if I know what I’m not supposed to eat, and try some awesome looking recipes full of foods that I am supposed to eat, I will be good to go. I don’t have the time to become a paleo expert, so I am using the resources I have to do the best I can. If there is something in my fridge that I want to eat I just google it quickly to see if it’s on the list. This is exactly what I did this morning, when I found some Canadian bacon in the fridge. I couldn’t come up with an exclusive answer on that one so I just skipped it.
I was supposed to go grocery shopping last night, but because I was worried about ice on the road I decided to wait until today to get my shopping done. So my plan for these posts is to share what I’m eating, how I like the foods, and if I notice any changes. So let’s get this party started!
Day 1 Meals:
I didn’t go shopping so I just ate what I had. This consisted of 2 eggs with Thyme (which was very tasty) and a serving of wild berries from my freezer. Other than no cheese on the eggs I would consider this a pretty normal breakfast for me. I also had a cup of peppermint tea sans the fake sugar, and black coffee (oh creamer and fake Stevia why have tho forsaken me?). KIDDING! I was actually shocked to find that going without the creamer and the sugar really wasn’t a bid deal. To be honest I feel better just knowing that I’m starting my day off with better choices. (Besides I used waaaay too much creamer and sugar, it was embarrassing).
Well, I finally went shopping, and didn’t get home until about 2pm. By then I was starving so I just whipped up this super simple smoothie recipe, and it was plenty filling for lunch! I was shocked that I didn’t have to add any sugar to this (not that I could have if I wanted to) and that I wasn’t disappointed by the lack of yogurt and OJ (which is what all of my smoothies normally have as key ingredients). This smoothie was awesome and I plan to keep throwing random things together to see what I can come up with.
Here’s the recipe if you would like to try it out:
- 3 Bananas
- 1 Mango
- 1/2 Cup Coconut Milk
- 1 Cup of Ice
- Pecans to sprinkle on top
Put everything but the pecans in the blender and there you have it! I also put one cup of this in the freezer and had it after dinner for dessert.
Wow, wow, wow! Seriously! I can’t believe how amazing dinner was! I used the meal plan from the Dirty Floor Diaries and she used the recipe found here in this week’s menu plan. I do have to say that I had no desire to wait 6 hours for this meal to be done (nor did I have the time) so instead of cooking it in the crock pot I just cooked the stuffing in a skillet and put the stuffed pepper in the oven to bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes! Simply delicious!
I had the frozen smoothie leftovers, and they were great!
As far as my drinking habits go (no not those) I did much better today than I normally do! I drank more water, and had tea and coffee with no cream or sugar! I never even craved it, which is super deee duper! Sorry, I went a little Barney there for a minute!
Anyway, I feel great, although I have had a mild headache today, so hopefully it’s just from not having any sugar or possibly my allergies, who knows…