I received comment from a new reader (Hi Karla!) requesting me to share what I eat. Karla mentioned that she is interested in Paleo, but wants to see it “in action.” I am actually really glad for this request because I feel like many people fear that Paleo is crazy difficult/restrictive/lame. In actuality it is AWESOME! 🙂 However, I guess I am a little biased.
For anyone new to the whole Paleo thing, here is our “food pyramid.”
Basically my diet consists of tons of veggies (romaine, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, carrots, sweet potatoes, squashes = my faves), lots of fruits (My faves: apples, strawberries, oranges, blackberries, bananas), protein (eggs, chicken, pork, beef =in that order), fats (almonds, hazelnuts, cashews, avocados, coconut).
I am notoriously AWFUL at remembering to photograph everything I eat, but here is my best effort!
Breakfast: 8:00 AM
3 egg sunny-side up omelet cooked with a bit of olive oil (Protein + Fat)
Unsweetened Applesauce (in our crystal…because if I don’t use it now, when will I ever use it..Also, THANKS NANA!)
10:00 AM: Running Time!
Today’s Run= 8 mile run and 1 mile cool-down walk + a tiny bit or post-run yoga…even a couple of poses count…right?
Lunch: 1:00 PM
Grilled Chicken + Avocado + Romaine = Lettuce roll-ups (Protein + Fat + Veggies)
Dessert: A few semi-sweet chocolate chips. (Not totally Paleo, but delicious and my stomach is A-ok at digesting chocolate in small quantities!)
Afternoon snack: 5:00 PM
This would be a sliced Jazz apple (the best apples in the WORLD) and a hefty serving of almond butter
Dinner: 7:00 PM at Molto Pazzo
We went out with one of Chase’s friends from medical school and his wife. They don’t know about the blog and I am a complete weenie, so I only took one super quick picture.
Here is what I ordered:
This was called “Pazzo Staci’s Salad” and it consisted of “grilled fine herb chicken breasts served over a bed of spinach with walnuts, red onions and grape tomatoes.” I think Chase may have loved it even more than I did because he kept stealing bites!
My strategy when I am out to eat at an Italian restaurant is to get a salad and add some protein. This is my go-to strategy when I am eating somewhere that has limited paleo options. Honestly, it is delicious, filling, and easy! It may not be the most exciting meal option, but as long as it is nourishing, I am good to go!
9:00 PM: Evening Snack
So I have been experimenting with adding a little bit of peanut butter back in my diet in the form of dairy-free, gluten-free homemade peanut butter cookies. Last night I had 2 and there was no haunting stomach ache–YAY!
And there you have it! That concludes a day in the life of a paleo-eater.
What is your favorite meal?