It’s A New Year, Time To Set Your New Goals.

It’s that time of year again! Time to reflect on the year that’s been and the new year that lays blank ahead of us. It’s a time to choose how we approach and shape the new year. For me I look forward to the new year and a new fresh start. Living in Australia, the new year also brings our warmest weather, and that itch to be outside enjoying the fresh air and sunshine.

Many of you will be making new years resolutions, and others will be picking one word to inspire them throughout 2016. Some will be doing both. Last year I wrote a post about breaking down your resolutions and setting goals that are achievable. You might find it useful to read about that here. Re-reading it, it’s still very relevant.

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Paleo Friendly Camping Foods.

We are heading off soon on a camping trip with friends, including 9 kids. Its become an annual trip. We head to some of the most gorgeous places around our state and enjoy getting back to basics and spending time outdoors having good old fun.

So I’ve been planning and preparing food for the trip. When your Paleo you aren’t happy to just pick up some processed convenience food on the way. Some extra thought needs to be given to the supplies you take. There will be a lot of bbq’d meat and salad for sure, but hopefully there is lots of freshly caught seafood to throw on the grill as well.

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Just a sample of this gorgeous state.

So I thought I would share with you some of the recipes that I prepare to take with me, to keep everyone fuelled on. With lots of kids, snacks are a must. Especially when they will be spending all their time swimming, running, digging, exploring, and riding bikes (I’m sure there will be more). Thats a lot of energy that will need to be replaced.

Here is what I am planning to make and take this year:

Big O Burgers – wrap them in a lettuce leaf with tomato, avocado and some paleo mayo…my favourite.
Marinated Rump Steaks – I freeze the steak once marinated and then once defrosted its full of flavour.
Lots of Eggs & Bacon – nothing better than the smell of bacon first thing in the morning.
Chunky Monkey Muffins – these are a great snack, but are also fun for a breakfast alternative to bacon and eggs.
Choc & Fruit Protein Balls – instant burst of energy for busy little people.
Dips – make an easy small lunch option.
Paleo Mayo – perfect for topping those big o burgers and grilled meats.
Basil & Spinach Pesto – to liven up some salads or even to flavour some of that freshly caught seafood.
Dehydrated Fruit – is a great snack, easy to carry and store while camping and light to take if out for a walk.

There’s more I’m sure, but these seem to be my staples to take. I will include the essentials like salt, pepper, lemons and asian five spice, which all add lovely flavours to seafood. Lets hope they are lucky, I’m looking forward to that freshly caught squid and fish, but we will have plenty if lucks not with us.

I don’t mind taking all the food, or even doing a lot of the cooking. At least I know I wont regret any of the food choices I am making, and I will know how the food was prepared.

When we get back I’ll share some of the highlights for you. In the mean time, make sure to keep trying those Paleo Challenge meals and let me know what you think of them.

Brooke x

Top 5 Paleo Cookbook Wants – My Christmas Wishlist

Christmas is fast approaching. Actually its almost here (eek!). I haven’t started thinking about the gift list as yet. Usually I am a little more organised with what I plan to gift my family and close loved ones with. I have had time to think about what I might like, however, and thought I would share it with you incase you might know someone who might also enjoy them.

Christmas Wishlist

It feels a little selfish of me to be considering myself first, but there have been so many exciting books and cookbooks released lately that I started a little list in my head of my top wants. There are certainly more than five (way more), but I’m not really that greedy. Hubby please note, I would be happy to receive one of these five (hint hint). Continue reading