So I thought I’d post something useful today. A friend asked me recently, “But what do you eat?” and I could understand her curiosity. Sure, all those paleo recipes out there are fabulous, but a lot of them are not really simple or use ingredients you will always have on hand. And its hard to put a day together, menu wise, if you have to look up recipe’s for everything.
So, I thought I’d record for 3 days everything I ate, and put it up here, and let you all be the judge of the practicality, possibility and general do-ability of being Paleo. Keep in mind that I was at work these three days, working 12hr shifts, so I needed foods I could take to work in a cooler bag and cook in a microwave. For all meals except dinner.
AM – Cup of tea, black with no sugar; 1 banana; 1 boiled egg.
Midday – left over roast chicken with salad.
PM – 1 pear; nuts; 1 boiled egg
Dinner – Marinated kangaroo fillet with cauliflower mash and balsamic tomatoes.
AM – Sweet potato [microwave baked] with tuna; 1 boiled egg; cup of tea, black with no sugar.
Midday – left over BBQ chicken with cauliflower mash
PM – Chicken schnitzel with cauliflower, broccoli, prawns & garlic sauce **note that this meal contained non-paleo items [schnitzel & garlic sauce] but we were out for dinner. 80/20 right?
AM – no food, intermittent fasting
Midday – Sweet potato [microwave baked] with tuna.
PM – 1 banana; 1 boiled egg; nuts
Dinner – paleo chicken schnitzel, broccoli, eggplant ‘chips’
So, as you can see, eating Paleo is possible, but it is different. I’ve had to rethink what items are suitable for what times – breakfast no longer has to be cereals, toast, etc., but can be anything I want including last nights’ left overs. Today, I had left over roast beef for breakfast and it was actually amazing.
Its also tough on the snack side, but when you find yourself turning to fruits and nuts as snacks by habit, you’ll be amazed at how happy you’ll feel toward yourself for making healthier choices. I am not a fruit fan, but I know its important for a balanced diet and now I eat more fruit than I ever have. Go me.
And now – go you! Have a think, tell me what your typical Paleo day is, if you’re already Paleo, or what it is if you aren’t – and I can try to give you a Paleo version 🙂
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