Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Paleo: in the beginning!

Ron Wolf's 'The Paleo solution' is my current reading title on my kindle app for my new iPad (I'm using the blogger app for the first time too!). I'm finding it very interesting - it appeals to the scientist in me in that it is well supported by research as well as being informative and easy to read. Net result is that I've decided to give it a go! I've been low carbing on and off in my weightless attempts anyway so it shouldn't be too hard to transition to complete Paleo. I'm still wavering over yogurt and milk in my tea, and I'm not sure how far the kids will take it but there is nothing like jumping in head first, eyes closed!

Shopping was interesting to say the least! Not quite a case of going round the outside.. Rather more like dashing in and out of aisles trying to work out where all bits and pieces are. Like nut butters and coconut oil. I forgot bacon though! That's what I forget for going in without a shopping list or any kind of list at all!

The best fun was when I got home. To help in my 'preparation' for the week I decided to organise my meals for the week a bit. I started with the chicken and turkey mince.. the chicken mince became meatloaf (broccoli and cauliflower went into the food processor to make a vegie breadcrumb, eggs, some tomato sauce and garlic and then baked) and is now in the freezer ready for lunches. The turkey mince became burgers ready to cook up, an egg, more broc/cauli, some honey, shallots, and a dash of sweet chilli sauce. And then I cooked up some chicken and mango kebabs for lunch along with a nice big salad included a 1/4 of an avocado! It was a bit plain, but I thought quite yummy (kids weren't keen on cooked mango though). Will have to look into a marinade though!

I've had a bit of chocolate - some cadbury favourites made their way into my home by accident - and I've had a bit of milk in my cuppa this morning, but other then that I have eaten paleo only. I'm not feeling gassy or bloated, I feel quite good really.

I think I might enjoy this!