I know, I know, I know. I suck at cooking. Always have, and always probably will, but whatever, I like the easy, simple, low key meals I’ve become accustomed to making over the years. They fill me up, taste yummy, and help in my conquest to shed some weight.
Stuffed chicken breast with feta cheese, spinach and onions
And my lover, brussels sprouts
As much as I love salads, I’m pretty picky with salads. They need to be super tasty and very filling for me to choose to have one for dinner, but the above salad, which my sister made up (and doesn’t photograph well) is SO tasty! I highly recommend making it one summer evening.
Balsamic Vinegar (for the dressing)
- Chop the beets up and bake them
- Saute red onions
- Rinse chickpeas and add them to sauteing red onions
- Combine spinach, feta cheese, tomato, cranberries and sunflower seeds in a bowl.
- Add the baked beets, sauteed onions and chickpeas to your bowl
- Add a sprinkle of balsamic vinegar
Nom, nom, nom, it’s super tasty (and very fulling)!
3 Things on Friday
- I think my skin is getting better from Paleo (What’s Paleo?). A quick Internet search will tell you that eating Paleo is known to help skin, and as one gets rid of all dairy, processed food, sugar, and grains (wahoo for me!) while eating Paleo, it kinda makes sense. Although… I should note that my face skin care regime is simply water on my face in the shower, and I usually don’t worry too much about it, but I’m THIS CERTAIN it’s smoother, and THIS CERTAIN there are not as many blackheads to find under my constant magnifying glare (which actually makes me kinda sad. Hmm blackheads. TMI? Deal.)
- I admit, I am getting lazier with Paleo. If one was to take a gander at my My Fitness Pal account they’d quite quickly see I am simply grabbing fruit for breakfast. THIS IS BAD. THIS WILL NOT DO. I need to put effort in and cook eggs and bacon and make Paleo Life delicious. Last night’s dinner was simply leftover veggies on kabobs + bacon. AND. The scale has gone up the last three days and this makes me really sad as I’ve been so perfect.
- I think telling everybody is the key to making sure Paleo is a success (or at least a 12-day success - as that’s all I can claim so far). This was the first weight loss endeavour I set for myself that I announced on The Facebook. The Instagram. The Twitter. The EVERYBODY IN MY WORLD. To be honest, the Sunday night before I started Paleo I was REALLY nervous of attempting it, but I think the fact I’ve told everybody has kept me on track (the peeps in my office would be all like, “SAY WHAT?!” if they saw me sneaking a cookie from the jar 4 feet away from me). The above photo (bottom, right) is this morning’s morning tea. I whipped up these Paleohmygod Chocolate Coffee Bars from my absolute favourite Paleo Recipe website, Paleomg.com. They were super delicious, but a b*tch to make - seperate post will have to come on that.
Over ‘n out. 3 hours until the weekend. CrossFit after work. And then dinner with a friend.
Good morrow dear Internet dwellers, Good morrow indeed. Is it really sad that walking to work this morning I was actually excited for my lunch? Of course not! It’s leftovers from my dinner, as my peeps on Instagram would have seen last night.
I made it up (but don’t let that little technicality scare you off) as this baby is easy, delicious, 100% paleo, and I deem it: Creamy Paleo Curry Of Awesome.
It definitely serves two BIG meals (dinner last night & my lunch today)
Veggies of choice (I used cauliflower, broccoli, mushrooms and onion)
Meat of choice (I used 1 big chicken breast cut into small peices)
½ can of Coconut Milk (found in the Asian section)
Spices/herbs of choice (I used “mild curry spice” I picked up at the market, Cajun spice & “general herbs.”)
Salt & Pepper to taste
- Steam cauliflower & broccoli
- Sautee chicken in pan with onion & mushrooms
- Once steamed, add the soft cauliflower & broccoli to pan
- Pour about ½ can of coconut milk over the goods in the pan
- Add spices & herbs to taste
- Stir. The longer you leave the curry on the stove top, the creamier it’ll get – as the water evaporates.
- Serve up, and enjoy!
Note: I’ve already made this recipe a few times and each time it’s magically different. I think the key to paleo is also having lots of herbs & spices available. Last time I added an asian spice, with raw cashews chopped up. Yummy!
Paleo Blueberry Pancakes
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Natural sweetener (if desired)
Toppings of choice
Mash the banana in a bowl. Mix the two eggs in. Add cinnamon & sweetener. Make like pancakes. Top with blueberries/strawberries & honey/maple syrup.
Eat, lose weight, get healthy & thank me later :)
(original recipe inspired by Haley)
Yesterday’s Get-In-Ma-Belly-And-Make-Me-Healthy-And-Skinny food.
Breakfast: 1/4 avocado | 1/2 tomato | 2 whole hard boiled eggs
Lunch: Sauteed lemon/herb chicken & onion | steamed asparagus, cauliflower & broccoli | homemade paleo mayo
Snack: Peach | nuts | hard boiled egg (<— DID NOT EAT. WAS TOO FULL)
YUM! The weekly fruit my office provides never ceases to make my mouth water.
And in honour of eating healthy this week, here some fun fruit facts incase you ever find yourself on Millionaire:
A banana is considered a berry
There is a theory that strawberries were named by 19th century children who picked the fruit, strung them on grass straws, and sold them as “Straws of berries”.
Have you ever bobbed for apples? Apples are 25% air.
Pumpkins & avocados are fruits, not veggie
An orange’s vitamin C content helps fight back assaults from viruses and germs, cold and fatigue.
Red fruit helps your heart, orange fruit helps your eyes, green fruit helps your bones ‘n teeth, yellow fruit helps prevent sickness & blue/purple fruit help your memory – or so they say!
Bananas are actually an herb, not a fruit. It is in fact the world’s largest herb, related to the orchid and lily families
Eating an apple is a more reliable method of staying awake than consuming a cup of coffee. The natural sugar in an apple is more potent than the caffeine in coffee.
Watermelon is 92% water.
Cabbage is 90 % water.
Carrots are 87% water.
Carrots were originally purple - orange carrots were not produced until the 16th century. (Coles in Australia carries purple carrots!)
Don’t ever store onions and potatoes together. They both produce gases that when in close proximity to each other, cause both of them to spoil much faster.
(Source: My Brain & Fruit Facts)
Highest Weight: 203
Current Weight: 171
Goal Weight: 125(!)