The Paleo Girls blog all started because of Facebook and my iPhone. As soon as I had my new iPhone, I began taking photos of every meal and posting them on Facebook. And lo and behold, people were intrigued by my turkey slices and nuts for breakfast. I reasoned that if everyone could bombard me with the nothingness of their lives (not that I don’t love “being poked” or “having Britney thrown at me”), I could bombard right back – with a purpose. I wanted to put something positive out there in the world (my Facebook world, at least), one healthy meal at a time.
As Shelley and I developed the blog, we realized we had a lot of tasty Paleo recipes to share, and that is what we have been doing the last month for you. And while it seems to be going quite well (I seriously cannot believe the traffic we’ve had on our humble little blog!), I’d like to get back to the original roots on occasion, sharing a full day of Paleo eating. I’m not a gourmet chef, by any means, and you’ll see how easy it is to make simple Paleo meals and good use of leftovers.
On Sunday, two of the meals we made became great leftovers for Monday. I made Turkey Tacos for lunch on Sunday, and the Cilantro-Lime Chicken & Zucchini for dinner.
So… here’s what I had to eat on Monday…
Breakfast: 5 ounces leftover Turkey Taco meat, topped with Organic Salsa and Guacamole. I often stick to protein & fat for breakfast, and get my veggies in at lunch & dinner. Helps me get going just a bit faster in the morning, and there is also usually a shorter gap of time between breakfast & lunch than there is between lunch & dinner, so it works out great for me.
Lunch: Fresh Spring Mix Salad with Grilled Chicken (grilled with Coconut Oil and 21 Seasoning Salute) and Herb-Pepper Almonds, dressed with Mom’s Salad Dressing, and topped with Fresh Ground Black Pepper. I grilled up 4 chicken breasts Monday morning so that we would have 2 leftovers for Tuesday’s lunch. It’s always smart to plan ahead when you can!
Dinner: Leftover Cilantro-Lime Chicken, Spicy Spaghetti Squash, and Herb-Pepper Almonds
We made 6 chicken thighs for dinner on Sunday night… ate two each with some roasted zucchini
And the two leftover thighs became dinner for Monday night, accompanied by some Spicy Spaghetti Squash. The smaller protein amount was okay for me because I had so much chicken in my salad for lunch. Jake added two hard-boiled eggs to his dinner.
The Spaghetti Squash we cooked was big and left us with some great leftovers as well to eat this week.
I hope this sends a few ideas your way!
Happy eating! Joey
Just when I was thinking of going back to vegetarianism I see these pics. Hungry I am now.
Oh yay! So glad my photos are helping to keep you on a Paleo diet! You might be interested to read the book “The Vegetarian Myth”… I have heard great things about it and it is on my list of books to read asap. Check out a review of it here http://www.marksdailyapple.com/vegetarian-myth-review/!
I am a type 1 diabetic as well. I started paleo last week. I have had a LOT of trouble with my blood sugars. (being LOW!) Would you mind contacting me so that I can ask you a few questions? I would really appreciate it!
Hi Sheli! Congrats on going Paleo! Once you get your doses figured out you will find that your blood sugars will be so much easier to control eating Paleo (I also eliminate fruits based on Dr. Bernstein’s book – check out The Diabetes Solution for more info). I’m not sure what kinds of insulin you’re on, but you may find that you needs less insulin overall now that you’re eating Paleo. First, because the amount of carbs your eating is so much less than before (I’m assuming?), and also over time you may notice your entire insulin sensitivity increasing, meaning you’ll need less insulin for the same amounts of food. It is definitely something you need to keep your eye on right now since lows can be dangerous. I recommend contacting your doctor asap, letting him/her know what you’re eating & what your blood sugar readings are, and adjusting accordingly. I started eating Paleo one year ago, and found that my overall insulin needs decreased by about 25%. I’d love to hear your progress, so please keep us posted!
Thanks for the info Joey! I am on an insulin pump (the BEST thing that I ever did!) and the first week or so was TOUGH!! I had two and three lows a day! I think it is getting better. I have found if I let myself run a little high, and adjust my basals it is OK. (I don’t go any higher than high 100s, otherwise those CrossFit workouts are impossible!)
The latest thing that we are talking about at the gym (we are doing a paleo challenge) is VERY low energy! Some of us are having trouble making it through the WODs! I guess we will figure this out sooner or later!! :)
Hi Sheli, that low energy the first couple weeks is very normal as your body adjusts to running off of fat for energy. Soon you’ll have more energy than you know what to do with. One year into it, and it still amazes me! Keep us posted on your progress, we love a good Paleo success story :)