Days 12 + 13

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I must say, you have to be a bit brave and very sure of yourself to be paleo. And I say ‘be’ paleo because I really do feel it is a way of life more so than a diet.

Future husband and I often joke that it’s like a religion to me, and Robb Wolf is the Jesus. Praise Robb Wolf!

I say you have to be brave though because your new version of healthy eating is far from what conventional wisdom tells you to eat. What about wheat? What about beans? What about dairy? People have a hard time swallowing the pill that grains are not essential to good health, but rather to many people that are detrimental. This is something I encounter in the workplace the most, which I’m sure you do too if you also follow paleo.

I don’t want to go into a rant about how I don’t agree with the whole grain, low fat bs… I just want to say that you are a bit vulnerable when you do something different from the norm, and it’s important to be firm in your beliefs of what is good for you and not let judgments from others make you feel uncertain or uncomfortable with your choices :) This goes way beyond just choosing to eat paleo… but I’ve definitely learned a lot on that journey alone!

If you have a story about someone challenging your lifestyle choices please share! I would LOVE to hear.

Day 12 (Tuesday)

Breakfast: Regular roasted veggies with sausage and hard boiled eggs.

This is my last serving of this, making a NEW breakfast item tonight :)

Lunch: Leftover Sole fillets and roasted broccoli and cauliflower

Snack: Honey Garlic Pepperoni. Sweet Baby Jesus (aka Robb Wolf haha). This was some bad ass pepperoni  I trekked up to a local butcher/meat place and picked up italian sausage, chorizo sausage, back bacon and pepperoni. All gluten and nitrate free. Amazing.

honey garlic pepperoni

No other pepperoni will compare. Keeping this package at the fridge at work for snacks.

Dinner: Italian Chicken Thighs with Artichokes, Onion and Diced Tomato

Italian Chicken

I kinda made this recipe up on my own, baked the chicken etc in extra virgin olive oil, garlic and italian herbs. Came out pretty good!

Today I saw on Twitter a post about Paleo friendly snack bars – Newbodi Slo Carb Ones.

I am intrigued to say the least. Definitely thinking about recreating some of these once I’m finished my 30 days as something to keep in my truck for on the go when I need a snack…. The ingredients are posted on the website so I’m sure with the guidance of other paleo bar type recipes I can whip up a knock-off.

Oh! I also made my first Fritatta tonight!

Chorizo Fritatta

Check it out! It’s a glorious thing.

This is an adventure into the unknown. A Fritatta is essentially a quiche that is more about the meat, and less about the cheese… I think? I used Sarah Fragoso’s recipie – I have been looking at her website more and more now that I’ve made her Butter Chicken. She know what’s up with making delicious Paleo meals.

I used Chorizo sausage, sweet potato, red pepper and leek in this bad boy. It smells divine, looks good, must be delish right?

Portioned Fritatta

Check out my classy portioning technique! Ziplock bags FTW.

Day 13 (Wednesday)

Breakfast: Chorizo Fritatta.

It was an incredible success. So so so so so good. I was a little worried that the chorizo would be too spicy for me, but it turned out beautifully. Future Husband gave it 2 thumbs up. The sausage and shredded sweet potato made a really nice crust.

Lunch: Leftover Italian Chicken! Yum yum

This was strange, but I started to not feel so good at about 3:30ish in the afternoon. Like nauseous. Not sure if it was a funny piece of chicken or what, but I was having major doubts if I should go to spin class after work. I went anyway and told myself if I had to leave early it wouldn’t be the end of the world.

I’m really glad I went though! I had an awesome class, pushed myself, left sweaty and happy. I think I just needed to push through my strange wave of unwellness.

Dinner: BUTTER CHICKEN!!!!

Butter Chicken

Hands down, the best Butter Chicken I have EVER made at home. SO GOOD.

We re-created the classic, but did a double batch this time. Came out perfect. Even better according to Future Husband since I added a little extra curry powder.

Couldn’t be more excited for breakfast and lunch tomorrow! More fritatta and butter chicken – yes please!

xo BB

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