Paleo Round Up

paleoHi everyone! I wanted to give you an update on how the paleo challenge is going.  So far, I really like the meals and I’m interested to see how this low carb diet goes.  I haven’t really had too many cravings or been missing any specific foods, except maybe those cute little chocolate bars we have left over from Halloween, but coming up this week we can have dark chocolate – yay!

I haven’t followed every meal exactly. I made a few small changes here and there but still kept it paleo.  As long as you follow the principles it’s all good, right?!

Here is an idea of what some of the meals looks like. I’ve linked back to the creator’s page for the recipes.
photo 2(4)Breakfast Quiche.  These are so great to make ahead of time for a quick and easy breakfast you can just pop in the microwave.  I made these with 6 whole eggs and 1 1/2 cups of egg whites, instead of 12 whole eggs, and I used turkey bacon instead of regular bacon. For veggies, I added chopped red peppers, onions, spinach and broccoli.  Also, be sure to use muffin liners! Those eggs can really stick.photo 1(4)Eggs, avocado and bacon.  No recipe here; it’s pretty straight forward.  The plan called for 2 whole eggs, I used one egg and 1/4 cup egg whites, whisked it and added some spinach. Top it with 1/2 and avocado.  It also called for regular bacon, but I used turkey bacon.photo 3(4)Spinach Salad.  This was really good! No dressing needed at all.  I did squeeze some lemon juice on top but that was it.  You could have this as a side or top with chicken for a meal. I also just used regular almonds instead of honey roasted ones.photo 4(2)Chicken Lettuce Wraps.  Really yummy as well. I was making this for my husband so I added the mayo, only half of what they called for though. I’m not a huge mayo fan, so next time I’ll mash up avocado instead – avocado is a great mayo substitute!photo 5Cedar Plank Salmon.  It was nice to fire up the BBQ again! I love CP salmon.  Add two sides of veggies and that’s it.  I had spinach with sautéed onions and squash.

If you’re still interested in joining us, it’s not too late. Check out the Facebook group here. And be sure to follow me on Instagram for more meal updates!

6 Comments

  • trixfred30 November 5, 2013 at 2:03 am

    I’d go for the salmon first that looks v good!

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  • lastminutelucie November 6, 2013 at 5:18 am

    I have been attempting to follow – have definitely managed breakfast and lunch every day, but family dinners with my lot have been less well managed. I have though avoided the ‘don’ts’ as far as humanly possible! I’m feeling good.

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    • thehappyhealthfreak November 6, 2013 at 1:55 pm

      That’s great! It’s hard to keep on track when you are out. I’ve been trying my best to cook everything at home, but sometimes you just can’t help it. Hang in there!

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  • Serif and Spice November 7, 2013 at 8:53 am

    One thing you have try is cauliflower mash. Super easy! The cheapest and quickest way I make it is with frozen cauliflower, cook as directed, puree in a food processor with a splash of almond milk and any seasoning you’d like. So delicious! I’d have that over potatoes any day 🙂

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    • thehappyhealthfreak November 7, 2013 at 9:13 am

      I love cauliflower!! I made mash one year at Christmas. I have to bring it back into the rotation. Thanks 🙂

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