The Journey So Far – Meal Plan #21

Hello, friends.

How’s it going on your paleo journey so far? Maybe you’ve just started and it seems like you’re dying and all of sudden there are Chick-Fil-A’s on every block and oreo donuts in the office break room every day. Maybe you’ve just started and it feels new and fresh and exciting and you feel great! You’re discovering new vegetables and you don’t get food comas or hunger hangovers anymore.

If you’re just starting, it gets easier! If you’ve been at it a long time, you know this already. You also hopefully have some good food theory in your noggin to help guide you along your  ever expanding culinary adventure. You know that paleo is not just a diet, but a lifestyle (and what I mean by that is it’s not a fad diet!) You know that eating paleo is taking a step towards a healthier and happier life. What’s the point if you’re stressed out all the time about added sugar or breads or legumes?! You also know that paleo is not just a meat-fest, but focuses on adding more vegetables and having a truly balanced diet. You also know that everybody is different, what may work for me may not work for you. Find what feels good.

Anyway, just a quick recap over some of the stuff we’ve talked about. If you want to review these posts, take a look back at the meal plan page.

Whatever the case, I hope you’re enjoying the meal plans I offer here at Tom Eats. My goal here is create healthy happy individuals through food and thought. So now, on to the meal plan!


Meal Plan

Breakfast:

Eggs, as per usual, with butter coffee making its way back in there! Recently I’ve been sautéing some veggies in a pan and then cracking a few scrambled eggs over them. Easy one-pan breakfast with some good greens. Also, check out this interesting podcast interview with the guy who came up with butter (bulletproof) coffee.

Lunch:

I really liked meal prepping last week and having lunches fully prepped and tupperwared (real word?) out for the week. This keeps my lunch consistent and easy. Roasted chicken with some spices (paprika, garlic powder, salt, pepper), steamed broccoli, roasted sweet potatoes, and some almond butter. The best part is that it doesn’t take much longer than cooking a single meal, just make a lot and bag it up!

Dinner:

Crock-Pot Sweet Potato Chili! – I love all kinds of soups, and in my mind chili falls under that umbrella.

Broccoli Salad with Bacon – This is an awesome side dish for any meal, especially to bring somewhere. Add some bacon or big chunks of ham and you can turn it into a meal.

Thai Curry Turkey Meatballs – Okay, so full disclosure, I haven’t made this recipe yet, but it sounds great! Also, when I do make it, I think I’ll use ground beef instead of ground turkey. As always, serve with cauliflower rice!

Dessert!:

Shamrock Shake! – So, this is a classic seasonal golden arches special, usually loaded with terrible chemicals and dyes and sugar and corn syrup upon corn syrup…BUT! This ‘copycat’ recipe is awesome because it’s completely paleo, delicious, and ACTUALLY quite nutritious. Gets the green color from spinach! I’m thinking of making a hybrid between this and my green smoothie…

Stay happy and healthy and enjoy cookin’!

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