Friday, September 28, 2012

Day 6: Foodie Fridays!

Some friends have asked "What are you actually eating?".

Let me show you...


My favorite Paleo breakfast so far - the smoothie.  This one has berries in it, but I actually prefer it with just four ingredients: egg whites (Now Sports Pure Egg White Protein), 1c. Unsweetened Almond Milk, 1T. Cocoa and one banana.  Eventually I'm going to see if it's equally delish without the almond milk so I can skip it, since it brings nothing to the table, nutritionally speaking.

There's nothin' to see here, folks.  Lunch has been a simple salad with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and a hardboiled egg all week.  I know there are infinite ways to make a Paleo salad...but I don't have infinite funds, so for know this will do.  Plus, when I'm at work I don't really care about what I'm eating, and I tend to have more of a 'food is fuel' attitude.  Dinner, on the other hand, is a different story.


Sunday - I made a scramble with organic chicken sausage, asparagus, kale and tomatoes.  It did the job, but it wasn't pretty, so I didn't bother taking a pic.

Monday - Chicken smothered in yellow curry with broccoli.  The broccoli was actually my favorite part of the meal, prepared with kosher salt, crushed red chili flakes, sesame oil and lots of fresh lime.  Yum!

Tuesday - I was tired and lazy and so I ran (figuratively speaking) to Whole Foods and picked up some London broil, shrimp and broccoli from their ready-made section.  The beef was gross, the shrimp was a-ight and the broccoli was bland.  The twenty bucks I spent feeding both my hubby and I could've been spent on more groceries, prepared with more flavor.  Lesson learned.
Wednesday - Having learned my lesson, Adam and I walked down to the Santa Monica Co-Op and picked up fresh protein and veggies.  This pork chop was made by sprinkling chili, salt and cumin on both sides and grilling, then I topped it with a glaze made out adobo sauce and honey (1 teaspoon each).  I sauteed the squash with green chilies and it was all fan-freggin-tastic!
Thursday - Ahi Tuna with Wasabi Mayo* and Sauteed Kale.  (*Many Paleo peops make their own Paleo Mayo to avoid run-ins with soy oil.  I'm not that strict.  I find that Spectrum's Canola Oil Mayo is clean enough for me.)  I got this recipe from The Food Lovers Kitchen, a.k.a. Primal Palate.  It's a winner!
Friday - I haven't eaten dinner yet.  You'll have to tune in next week. :)

It helps me to share pics of my dinners because, in a weird way, I get more creative knowing I'll be presenting them to my public.  Got that?  YOU'RE MY PUBLIC!  MWAHH-HA-HAAA!  And being creative on Paleo helps from being bored.  Therefore, my promise to you is to post a weeks worth of Paleo dinners using pictures whenever possible, henceforth.

And voila!  Foodie Fridays is born!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for actually showing what you eat, because I wanted to get a visual idea of what Paleo is. Congratulations on your weight loss. Fantastic! I wish I could cook like you Taylor.