Paleo Dinner Plans

Here are my dinner plans for next week:

Paleo Taco Salad with Paleo Tortilla chips

Paleo Chicken Kabobs with Grilled Zucchini

Paleo Steak Fajitas

Pulled Pork Sliders with Carrot Fries

Shrimp and Sausage Skillet with Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Most of the recipes listed below are adapted from Paleonewbie.com.  They are super easy and summer-y recipes.  Let me know how you like them.  What’s on your menu this week?  Share with me some of your favorite dinners.  I am still working on the breakfast and lunch menus, but those are pretty simple to do.

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Paleo Blueberry Muffins

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* 2 Cups of Almond Flour

* 3 Eggs

* 1/2 Cup of Honey

*Salt

*1 teaspoon baking powder

*1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract

*Blueberries

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Preheat Oven to 300 degrees

Mix all ingredients together.  It does form a thick batter as pictured above.

Back 30-40 Minutes

Enjoy!

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These were a hit with my children and I loved them too!  My oldest especially liked them since he has been reading about clean eating and processed foods.   They are super easy to make and the batter tastes yummy!  You don’t have to worry about reading labels, since all the ingredients are right in front of you and the best thing is you can pronounce them all!

The Paleo Shopping Cart

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My Shopping Cart

Week of 5/12-5/17

Fruits

  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Pineapple – canned
  • Avocadoes
  • Watermelon
  • White Peaches
  • Aprium

 Veggies

  • Squash
  • Zucchini
  • Salad
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Bell Pepper
  • Sweet Potatoes

 Meat

  • Chicken
  • Bacon
  • Stew Meat
  • Pork Chops
  • Sliced Turkey

 Spices

  • Cinnamon
  • Cumin
  • Coriander

 Baking

  • Vanilla
  • Almond Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Honey

 Sauces

  • Teriyaki
  • Coconut Milk

 Other

  • Eggs
  • Almond Milk

 

 

My shopping cart is pretty simple. No processed foods in boxes, only a few canned goods, easy and clean.

 Funny thing though, when I got home Shawn asked me why I didn’t get any bread or milk….hmmmm…..this might be difficult for him or I won’t get the support I need at home. That’s okay, because honestly, I don’t need it from him. It is what it is and if he chooses to eat that way, it’s fine. It’s his body, not mine.

The Paleo Diet

So, yesterday….I received a call from my doctor regarding my blood test results from last week. You know, the ones my work required to get a discount on my insurance. Apparently, I have all sorts of things out of whack. Some of it pisses me off just a tad.

Here’s the thing, I haven’t had pop since March 4th. I have been very limited on fast food and pizza. I have dropped a clothing store and I am feeling the best that I have in a long while.

Well, my glucose levels were high. I was told to fix this with more exercise. I asked the nurse how much exercise I am suppose to be getting and she stated 30 minutes five days a week. I said okay, this is what I do…blah blah blah…listed off my exercise and she stated ‘oh that’s more than enough…hmmmmm’. Then I was told I would probably need to change my diet….

I have been researching for a while and I have now decided I am going to try the Paleo Diet. Honestly, what could it hurt? Starting May 5th, I am going to a little self challenge and self study about the Paleo diet and all it encompasses. Hopefully, this will help my body reset and maybe actually drop a little more weight.

And three were also some other messed up results, but I’m not going into those at this moment….

Easter Recipes

 

 

I made a few dishes for Easter this year that were incredibly simple and super yummy. I took pictures of two of them, but the third I didn’t get to before it was half eaten, so no pic for that one.

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Lemon Pepper Garlic Potatoes

Ingredients:

3 lbs of Yukon Gold Potatoes

4 Tablespoons Butter

½ Tablespoon Lemon Pepper Seasoning

½ Tablespoon Minced Garlic

Extra Virgin Olive Oil 

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Halve then quarter all of the potatoes. They should all be in equal sized pieces. Put into a shallow baking dish. Top with a drizzle of olive oil.
  3. Melt butter, and then add lemon pepper seasoning and minced garlic. Mixed thoroughly.
  4. Toss potatoes in the mixture then put back in the pan.
  5. Bake in oven 40-50 minutes or until potatoes are cooked thoroughly.

 

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Cheddar Garlic Biscuits

1 cup Cheddar Cheese

1 stick of butter, softened

1 ½ cups of flour

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1 teaspoon of sugar

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon minced garlic

A splash of almond milk

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mixed softened butter and cheddar cheese together. Make a fairly smooth mixture.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and form soft dough.
  4. Make biscuits as large as you want. (I made 14 medium sized ones)
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

 

The last thing I made was Homemade Mac and Cheese, but I didn’t get a picture of it.

2 cups of cooked elbow macaroni

1 tablespoon melted butter

2 cups of milk

1 egg

½ cup of bread crumbs

2 cups of any kind of cheese + another cup of any kind of cheese for the toppings

Mix all ingredients in a shallow baking dish. Bake at 400 degrees for 50-60 minutes covered. Add cheese for topping and bake until melted.

To this recipe, you can also add a number of type of seasonings. Dry Mustard, Garlic, Pepper, Salt, Onion Powder, use your imagination and enjoy.