Wednesday, February 13, 2013

40 Day Paleo Challenge - Day 1

Day 1 is almost complete!!  Did you all survive? What did you eat? And how do you feel? I started my day with a fantastic workout, Bois Blonde Booty from Loving Fit, and at that point, was feeling great. Then I had a rather rough day at work, but fortunately, cooking can be very therapeutic. And uber-fortunately for me, my husband is a great listener. So I'm feeling MUCH better now. Almost back to my usual "everlasting bubble of positivity" self as a co-worker recently named me.

I asked Marcos what his thoughts on his first day are. He said that packing plenty of healthy snacks for work is a must-do. He didn't pack as much as he'd like for today, and spent some of the day feeling rather hungry. By the time he realized this, the cafeteria at his office had closed for the day. Right now, my handsome hubby is making some raw onion bread for our breakfast tomorrow morning. We usually have the breakfast I list below in my food diary, but in a smaller size, and with a piece of toast.He was really missing that piece of toast. Lucky for him that we have a dehydrator and have made raw onion bread many times in the past. :)

Found this neat little tool - Paleo Trail - to track your meals. Did you find any handy-dandy new resources to help you start this challenge? Please post below!

Here is how my day shaped out (food wise):


A scramble of turkey bacon, eggs, mushroom, bell peppers, spinach. And my beloved cup of coffee.

Mid-morning Snack
Handful of raw almonds, banana.

Leftovers! Slow-cooked soup, made of hot Italian sausage (Publix Organic), collard greens, broccoli, mushrooms, carrots, squash, garlic, cayenne, salt pepper. Delish.

Afternoon Snack
Handful of raw almonds and cashews, apple.

I planned no making PaleOMG's latest recipe and this side dish, but oddly enough, my grocery store was out of organic chicken breast and organic cauliflower. yeesh!

So I created a weird blend.
Dish #1 - sauteed bacon, ribeye steak, onions, mushrooms, bell peppers, broccoli using Kalamazoo Olive Co's Tuscan Herb olive oil, and salt and pepper.

Dish #2 - roasted sweet potato, squash, spiced with cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Lots of pretty colors = lots of health benefits.

Dessert is not a norm in our house, but we were feeling proud of our Paleo selves and decided to make a rendition of PaleOMG's Double Layer Fudge. Instead of making the first layer, I just made the second layer. OMG -- YUM!!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks to Ashley for sharing this awesome link with me: