Here’s a great new recipe for the kids, and the kids at heart. Previously, I have shared with you my grain-free chicken nugget recipe. Well, this recipe is a little take on that one, with a bit more flavour. If your looking for something that is going to please a crowd, then here it is.
Often we overlook the side dishes, the supporting act to our main meals. This dish may outshine the main dish you’re serving though. It tastes so good.
Sweet potato is a great accompaniment to meats, fish or starring as a vegetarian hero. It is filling and a great source of ‘good carbs’ if you need extra fuelling for intense exercise. Best of all it tastes so good. This simple recipe highlights the flavour of the sweet potato. By caramelising the edges, it changes the taste to sweet. The garlic aioli adds to the flavour, with a hint of lemon, it makes my mouth water just thinking about it.
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.
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.
There is one simple recipe that I make all the time. Its a very popular condiment that is eaten the world over and when made the old fashioned way, with real ingredients, its paleo approved. What is it…mayonnaise. Its so simple. Make sure that you make your own mayonnaise. Once you do, you will never want to buy those shop bought ones. Go on try it.
Do you ever get bored of having the same thing on your plate night after night? Here I have a quick and easy recipe for you that makes a great side dish. Pair it with any meat or fish and Its just in time for the upcoming bbq season. Yes, its just coleslaw, but make it with my paleo mayonnaise and you have a delicious, easy and quick dish that is very versatile.
Sauces, mayo’s, and preserves are often the hardest thing to tackle when changing to better eating habits. Whats the big deal you ask? Most are filled with sugars to make them more palatable or improve the colour. They also can contain thickeners or fillers, that are made from grain based products. Many also contain artificial colours and preservatives. Basically, there are a lot of ‘things’ in them that aren’t very nice for our bodies. Continue reading