Friday, January 25, 2013

40 Day Paleo Challenge - Start Here!

Wednesday February13 - Saturday March 30, 2013
Late joiners are welcome, too :)

What is the challenge?
Maintain a Paleo eating style for the duration of the challenge. Let's do it, caveman style! 
Optional: keep a food journal.

What is Paleo?
I'm going to keep my answers short & sweet in my attempt to be less wordy. Also referred to as the "Caveman Diet," Paleo focuses on eating organic, whole foods that were available to our Paleolithic ("Stone Age") ancestors. The idea is that our bodies only adapted as far as to adopt a hunter-gatherer diet, and that to maintain optimal health, we should only fuel our bodies with food that it can more easily digest. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Eggplant fries, sauteed veggies, red grouper - it's what's for dinner

Actually, it's what is for lunch tomorrow. For dinner today, I had leftovers from yesterday. Marcos, my husband, said "it was like an Italian party in my mouth." I made it a little different from Juli's recipe on PaleOMG, but kept it Paleo. My mouth is watering just thinking about that dish.

For dinner tonight, I threw together a medley of dishes based on what we had in the fridge. I know green beans aren't considered true Paleo, but c'est la vie. This meal wasn't extremely difficult nor super creative, but it was delicious, so I figured I'd share.

My pictures aren't great, but I'll get better at photographing my food. Promise.

Eggplant Fries

  • 1 large eggplant
  • 1 egg
  • Paleo "breadcrumbs":
    • almond flour
    • garlic powder
    • oregano
    • salt
    • pepper


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Challenge to Yield Change

Blogs have taken over my world.  Well, let me explain. Not MY blog. I wish I had enough interesting, new ideas to share with the world. Sadly, I don't. But on the plus side - I have access to all of these resources that make my life so much more informed!

Here is how three separate blogs have influenced my life today:

Lower Body Workout
bacon alfredo1Loving Fit - Athlete Body workout
This is the workout I did today. Kill-er.

PaleOMG - Chicken Bacon Alfredo
This is the delish recipe I made for dinner (well - a variation of this recipe).

Hole in a Field
And this is my friend's short story that I started reading. I'm through Chapter 15 - can't wait to see where it goes. His blog is called "Movies, Comics, Games, and Me."