WIAW– {not so} Paleo

WIAW– {not so} Paleo

Happy Wednesday amigos!

I hope all you southerners were able to avoid the crazy traffic yesterday and stayed safe! My brother had a 5 hr, 15mile commute last night, and my parents had to park and walk the last 1/4 mile to our house because people were wrecking into eachother. Yikes.

Stay at home today, and go play in the snow! And if you think about it, will you wish some of the snow my way, please? We’re having a draught here in Utah and need a good storm!

Moving on…its the weekly foodie party with Jenn!

WIAW GOES GREEN

So you’ll see that some of my more recent meals have been very paleo. I can assure that this was realized¬†after I got them on my plate, and had a lot more to do with some recent grain-fear I’ve been experiencing than trying to #leanbulk, #eatlikeacavemean, or god forbid, #eatforabs. After realizing that for about 3 days in a row I’d made myself full-on caveman meals, I had to throw in a few very non-paleo options just to distance myself from that weirdness.

Speaking of grain-fear–THANK YOU for all the sweet words and comments on yesterday’s post. It was a hard one to write, but so necessary. My intention has always been to be upfront and honest about what is going on for me on the recovery front, and I am still always amazed by the outpouring of love I receive from the blogging community!

Enough chitchat. Lets start the party shall we?

Oh-so-paleo dinners lately:

Seared salmon, brussels roasted up to extra crispy in coconut oil

Seared salmon, brussels roasted up to extra crispy in coconut oil

To be fair, I did have wine with this yumminess.

Seared chicken, roasted broccoli and butternut squash.

Seared chicken, roasted broccoli and butternut squash.

HUGE bowl of veggies, some roasted, some raw, a dressing of lemon, olive oil, ACV, and pepper, psyllium husks, and topped with a hard boiled egg.

HUGE bowl of veggies, some roasted, some raw, a dressing of lemon, olive oil, ACV, and pepper, psyllium husks, and topped with a hard boiled egg.

 

Leftover asparagus soup made with coconut four to thicken. Side of not-so-paleo sandwich thin toasted with coconut oil.

Leftover asparagus soup made with coconut four to thicken. Side of not-so-paleo sandwich thin toasted with coconut oil.

Enough of that madness. Lets move on to BREAKFAST!

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PANCAKES! Made with homemade buckwheat and oat flours, topped with chocolate PB frosting, berries, and banana slices.

PANCAKES! Made with homemade buckwheat and oat flours, topped with chocolate PB frosting, berries, and banana slices.

 

I can’t remember where I saw the idea for the chocolate frosting–Most likely one of the pancake queens–Heather, or maybe Purely Twins?? Anyway, I’m obsessed with it now. A dollop or 2 of plain greek yogurt, a good spoonful of dark chocolate or cacao powder, some PB2 if you’re feeling crazy, and a splash of (almond) milk. Whisk together until fluffy and creamy.

I mixed it up on Saturday for these pancakes, but I’ve since put it on just about everything. If was any sort of baker, THIS would be my go to frosting for any and all cupcakes. Its fluffy, sweet, and just a little bit tangy. Plus its a sneaky way to get in some protein!

Helloooo much goodness. Oats, flax, banana, berries, coconut oil. Bliss in a bowl.

Helloooo much goodness. Oats, flax, banana, berries, coconut oil. Bliss in a bowl.

 

I haven’t had oats for breakfast in what feels like a zillion years .The October and November breakfast challenge pretty much broke me of that habit, and I think I may have eaten them once in the past 3-4 months.

This is soon to change. This bowl was so warm and comforting! And the steel-cut oats by Bob’s Red Mill are the perfect texture, and so much more filling than regular rolled or –GASP!–instant.

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Okay so this isn’t breakfast, but it is how I’ve been starting my days lately. Warm water, 1/4 c unsweetened raw cranberry juice, ACV, ginger, and cinnamon. Its a good flush, great for my belly, and WARM! And I’ve been trying to drink lots of water during the day too, which is much easier when you have a snazzy bottle–anyone agree?

Coffee comes later, obviously, but starting with water and this drink makes a huge difference in how my tummy feels all day.

That’s all I’ve got this week, loves! Enjoy the day, and stay safe and warm!

See you tomorrow for a yoga flow on how to boost your immune system :)

xoxo

What are your thoughts on Paleo?

Do you ever realize that you’re subconsciously eating a certain way?

What is your favorite breakfast in the winter time?

Comments

  1. Pancakes, always! Must try the ACV with the cranberry juice! Awesome idea!

  2. everything looks so yummy, I wish I put more time into my food and actually ate off a plate. lots of tinfoil lately from roasted veggies in the oven. haha

  3. That chocolate frosting combination needs to be tried!!!! YUM!

  4. I’m so glad that I just found your blog!!!! I’ve been perusing it today, and you have one awesomely inspiring story that can help a girl like me who had an eating disorder a couple of years ago, but I consider myself mostly recovered now. About 97% I would say, but I have my moments.

    Last year I actually did Crossfit, and thus decided to take on a paleo diet (while I was still running). I went a little extreme though and was wayyy undereating and not eating a sufficient amount of carbs, so I didn’t have a great experience. Even when I did eat more carbs per se, as according to a Paleo diet, I really need more grains, so I just sorta ditched the diet. I now eat whatever the heck I want and it work :)

    Have a fabulous day!

    • I’m so glad to connect with you too Natasha!! I can’t wait to check yours out. I discovered when I did the whole30 a few months ago that I totally need grains too. A girl can’t live on sweet potatoes alone! (well, not this girl anyway!).

      Here’s to creating your own path to health and happiness! xoxo

  5. ACV, lemon and water every morning for me – it seriously makes such a big difference. And I think I need to try that chocolate frosting!
    The ‘paleo’ mindset gets to me a little too – but at the end of the day, although I love my sweet potatoes I need a good grilled cheese once in a while.

  6. I love a warm juice in the morning – I have lemon water and ACV too, it works wonders for my belly!
    I think I eat paleo style sometimes too, but I don’t really notice. At the moment I have to cut out a lot of foods, but normally I try to include everything non paleo like greek yogurt and oats – how can they not. So good.

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