Sunday, June 29, 2014

Paleo Food Ideas

It's been almost a month into the Paleo Challenge and feeling great. I have lost one dress size and dropped 8-10 lbs of fat. I incorporated more avocado and sweet potato to my breakfast to help with the low energy I have been experiencing. 

The biggest challenge would be preparing enough food in advance to make it convenient to stay on track. It is easy to get burned out on this diet, which is why I would like to share a couple meal ideas. 


Golden White Sweet Potato with Over Medium Eggs and Avocado

Paleo Eggs Benedict: Poached Eggs on top of some sautéed bacon our ham, sliced tomato and avocado with a splash of pesto or basalmic vinegar and olive oil.

Popeyes Pesto Eggs: sautéed spinach with bacon topped with melted eggs and pesto. A splash of basalmic vinegar is optional. (I love pesto!)

Popeyes Scramble


Artichoke and Olive Salmon on Cauliflower Purée with Golden Carrots: Our favorite fish recipe! Baked salmon in a foil pouch topped with Mediterranean flavors. 

Salmon with Roasted Golden Beets, Mushrooms, and Carrots: yummy salmon with root veggies. I brown the veggies in real butter and coconut oil.

Seared Tuna with Creamy Alfredo (Cashew Sauce) Spagetti Squash with Spring Veggies: this recipe is from the Against All Grains cookbook. It's incredible how delicious this sauce is. It has cashews, olive oil, basil, garlic and lemon juice. Purée the ingredients and you have a sauce that tastes so much like a Alfredo sauce. It's our favorite recipe so far. All you do is steam the spaghetti squash and add your favorite veggies. We did peas, mushrooms, and tomatoes. 

Paleo Olive Turkey Meatballs: ground turkey, mushrooms, black and green olives, ham or bacon, and one egg. Bake and serve with steam veggie of your choice!

Gazpacho, Chicken Breast and Avocado and Cucumber Salad

Lettuce Wraps Chicken or Fish: sautee meat then add avocado, tomato and bacon. Drizzle some basalmic vinegar and olive oil. 

Buffalo Chicken Nuggets: cube chicken breasts and sautee in coconut oil. Then toss in your favorite sauce and serve with carrots.

Happy and Healthy Eating! 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Juker 90 Day Challenge

I am delighted to say we have survived the 3 month mark with our new baby girl. It's when babies begin to sleep through the night (or almost), smile from ear to ear, and become more independent. After 9 months of packing on 35 lbs and loosing muscle it's time to melt back down. I have a wedding to attend in Dallas Labor Day weekend which is about 90 days away. Perfect motivation to start the 90 day count down!

• Paleo Eating/Caveman Diet
• Cardio and Lifting 5 days/wk
• One Reward Meal/wk

• Muscle Tone and Flat Tummy
• Increase Energy Level
• Drop 2 Dress Sizes

I am excited about this challenge, but a little intimidated by the commitment. Lots of what ifs go through my mind... What if I can't do it? What if I quit before the 90 days is up? The most important question is what if I DO complete the challenge. After delivering two children in the last two years I have lost a little piece of me as an individual. Don't get me wrong I LOVE being a mommy to my blessings from The Lord. Snuggling with them and cheering them on through each new development challenge, but it's easy to pour out everything you have and all of a sudden wake up and wonder who you are besides a mom. I almost feel guilty even saying that, but I want my girls to see that it's important to have balance and be healthy. So here we go... Jake and I are putting our biggest effort into this. Things to remember when taking on a challenge: accountability, realistic expectations and PLANNING.

Meal planning is so important. I will be posting some of my meals here incase you may need some ideas too.

Breakfast this morning: two eggs, some turkey, avocado and a couple olives. It's important with Paleo to eat healthy fats each day which will help you feel full.