One of my favourite meals when I dine out is a well cooked steak. Prior to going paleo, I would always choose that steak with Diane sauce. There was something about the flavour that I made me a big fan. I’m guessing it was the garlic (I love garlic). I’ll reassure you now though that this sauce isn’t overly garlicky, if you’re not a fan of garlic like me. Either way, the traditional sauce isn’t paleo and I soon had to make the choice to leave it out when choosing off a menu.
For me, I probably wasn’t getting enough fuel for the demands I have been putting on my body. For hubby, the balance probably wasn’t right and he found himself wanting to snack more. I don’t find these times too hard, but hubby can. He’s done very well so far, but last night he was struggling after ‘one of those days’. He admitted he really wanted some chocolate…the devil sugar monster was whispering in his head as it does for a lot of us. More often than not, we turn to food when we are stressed, emotional or tired. Am I right?
As many of you have enjoyed your bacon and eggs over the weekend (a daily occurrence in our house), I was trying to come up with a different recipe idea. I won’t ever get sick of bacon and eggs, but it has become my ‘normal’ weekday option. Often, breakfast can be the hardest meal to find alternative recipes for when making the switch to paleo.
Growing up like most other Australian kids I ate my Weetbix just about every morning. I didn’t like it much back then and I can barely look at them these days. Cereal or a slice of toast has become the ‘normal’ start to most peoples days. Its not the normal option, its the convenient one, that we thought was a healthful one. I always thought that the milk with my cereal was what left me feeling a little sick in the stomach, but I know better now.
If you just can’t do without your bowl of cereal to start your day, there are options. Why don’t you try my Toasted Cinnamon CADA recipe here. If you would like to give something different a go, then please try these Paleo Pear & Blueberry muffins. They are delicious and very easy to whip up.
I’m seeing stars! and not the dizzy kind. No, in fact yesterday I got to attend a talk and actually meet one of my favourite podcasters and health advocates…Jimmy Moore.
Many people aren’t going to recognise his name, but Mr Moore is the blogger behind Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb, the voice behind the podcast The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show, author of many books, but most popularly Cholesterol Clarity and Keto Clarity. He’s known as the ketosis king (well to me anyway), an authority on the subject through his own research and self experimentation.
Its mid week again and we all need a little inspiration not to serve up the same old same old again, but with little fuss right? I came across this recipe for Paleo Butter Chicken shared by Pete Evans on his Facebook page and thought I would give it a go, and let you all know what my curry crazy family thought.
We probably have a curry once a week because they really are so easy and full of goodness, with little effort involved. Really. Once you start making your own curries, or curry pastes, you will realise how simple they are and never want to buy one of those jar bought ones full of sugar ever again.