Well thats it, the challenge has come to an end. I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing these recipes with you and also receiving your images, comments, likes and texts. I’m thrilled so many of you have tried these recipes and given them the thumbs up. Those enjoying these healthy meals doesn’t just include you, but your family (especially kids) and friends.
I hope that its shown you eating Paleo doesn’t mean you have to walk around beating your chest while you rip pieces of flesh from a large mammoth’s bone with your teeth. Although this style of diet is based on what our ancestors foraged and hunted for we have evolved and with that, in my opinion, so should the idea of eating Paleo. Throughout our evolution we have believed we must improve everything; along comes agriculture, adding vitamins to food, and processing ingredients to look like another. To me Paleo encourages you to go back to the simplicity of finding the freshest, natural ingredients that don’t need to be tampered with to be enjoyed.
If you like to add sauce or sweeteners to all your food, perhaps you need to think where your taste for those things has developed from. Do you consume sauces with added sugars, preservatives and thickeners? Do you opt for the sugar loaded cereal or man made bread? Do you ever wonder why theres so much sugar added to low fat dairy products, tins of diced tomatoes and ‘freshly squeezed’ juices?
I think there is no greater reward than sitting down to a meal you’ve prepared for your family, where you can list off every single ingredient thats included. This way of eating has proven to me that the whole family, including kids, can be interested in what they eat and what that food can do for their bodies. That is the gift the next generation need to correct the heart disease and obesity issues they currently face and to learn how good food can fuel you and be your medicine.
Have you personally noticed any of the benefits I listed in my post that kicked off the challenge here? Some of them may have included the following:
- Balanced energy throughout the day
- Clear skin and better teeth
- Burn off stored fats
- Stable blood sugar
- Reduce allergies
- Improved sleep patterns
- More efficient workouts
I know that I asked you only to try one of these meals per day, but by making this lifestyle change I have experienced all of these. The benefits continue to surprise me and I have never felt better. I have a very positive relationship with food. I believe thats how it should be, it shouldn’t be a continual struggle for you, it should be a choice you willingly make so that you feel the best you possibly can feel.
I will be sharing many more Paleo recipes on the blog, including some focused at the kids very soon. Here is a list of ALL the recipes I have shared with you in the last 31 days:
Day 1 – Condiments
Day 2 – Snack Bites & Balls
Day 3 – Paleo Lasagna
Day 4 – Chocolate Brownies
Day 5 – Crustless Quiche
Day 6 – Rhubarb & Mixed Berry Crumble
Day 7 – Chilli Con Carne
Day 8 – Choc Chip Cookie
Day 9 – CADA
Day 10 – Pizza Night
Day 11 – Lemon Raspberry Pancakes
Day 12 – Tandoori Chicken
Day 13 – Eggs, Eggs, Eggs
Day 14 – Fried Cauliflower Rice
Day 15 – ‘Sugar’ Cookie
Day 16 – Zucchini Spaghetti, How To
Day 17 – Meatballs
Day 18 – Lemon Slice
Day 19 – Satay Chicken
Day 20 – Rhubarb & Raspberry Jam (Sugar Free)
Day 21 – Taco Salad
Day 22 – Baked Cinnamon Apples
Day 23 – Thai Chicken Soup
Day 24 – Crackers
Day 25 – Chunky Monkey Muffins
Day 26 – Nom Nom Paleo Big-O Burgers
Day 27 – Naan Bread & Chicken Cashew Curry
Day 28 – How To Roast & Carve Your Chicken
Day 29 – Salt n’ Pepper Calamari
Day 30 – Bread
Day 31 – Flourless Chocolate Cake – Celebration
Thank you for your support throughout me sharing the challenge and please if any of you have any questions about the recipes, about Paleo or even suggestions for meal ideas you would like me to share leave a comment below. I’d also love to hear what you thought of the challenge and if you’d like to see another later in the year.