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.
When I first started following a Paleo lifestyle I didn’t know how good cauliflower rice was and instead set out to find a great naan bread recipe to soak up my curries. I don’t miss bread in my diet. Its things like naan bread that I can do without, but I do miss that something to help soak up saucy curries.
If you were a fan of that popular fried chicken take away before going paleo, then this recipe is for you. PBC is short for Paleo Baked Chicken, a healthy and delicious fried chicken alternative. I originally came up with this recipe for my kids as a bit of a fun snack, but they have enjoyed it for dinner, for lunch, and also cold in their lunch boxes. Its one of those yummy foods that you might struggle to have just one.
Drumsticks are such an affordable and versatile cut of chicken to work with. They bake, roast, or slow cook beautifully, and are packed with flavour. The meat stays moist when cooked and they also happen to be dirt cheap. I can buy a dozen drumsticks for around $4 – $5 and feed my family of four, plus have leftovers for lunch boxes. You could of course use this recipe on other cuts like the wings or marylands. I know that price can be a factor for many families. Opting for cheaper cuts of quality meat is possibly the best way of saving a buck while still managing to eat paleo.
As 2014 comes to an end, like everyone else, I look back on the year that has passed. What a year its been!
2014 saw me follow my passion and start studying part time in the subject of Nutritional Medicine. Its been a huge thing for me to return to studying, especially balancing it with my small handmade business, blogging and life in general.
I’ve celebrated my one year anniversary of eating Paleo (its been about 16months or more now). Throughout that time, I’ve seen the positive changes that eating healthy in this way has had for myself and my family. This has been the most exciting thing for me. I’ve met idols from the Paleo community, eaten many new types of food, and tried new forms of exercise. Overall, the year has been jammed packed, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
The new year will see a few big changes for me.
Thinking of different meal options and snacks can be the hardest part of any eating style, dare I call it…diet. Not only have I chosen to make a healthy choice by following Paleo for my body, but I must make that same choice each time I prepare food.
This can often be the hardest part for most of us when we make such a big lifestyle change, maintaining the strength to keep making that choice every day. I hope that by me sharing recipes and advice with you it may make each healthier choice easier for you. Continue reading