Happy Easter, y’all!
I hope you are enjoying this day of celebration! As a christian, this is a super important day. As humans in general, we often celebrate moments occasions with food. Fourth of July BBQ, Thanksgiving dinner, birthday cake, etc. Food is one of our natural rhythms of life. It’s part of being a healthy, happy individual.
I remember when I was young and thoughts on the future including meals in pill form (or those protein blocks from Snowpiercer!). How lame would that be?! Seriously, take a pill and that’s it?! No interaction with others? No taking time to slow down and smell the sweet aroma of the delicious plate in front of you? A future where we don’t have time to enjoy the wonderful goodness of food is not one that sounds good to me!
So, this week, take some time to enjoy each meal. Look at every meal as a gift that we get to take pleasure in. Spend dedicated time to eat with others, to appreciate the look and smell of your food before you strap on the feedbag and gorge yourself!
Anyways, hope you have a great week and onto the meal plan!
Meal Plan #18
I experimented with serving up some green smoothies (1/2 banana, 1/2 cup packed spinach, 1 tbsp almond butter, 1 cup coconut milk) with the usual eggs for breakfast and really enjoyed it!
I love leftovers for lunch but I’m thinking of trying some meal prepping (note the difference between meal planning) this week with baked chicken and steamed veggies packed up and ready to go each day for lunch.
Sausage, egg, sweet potato skillet – You should be able to find some nitrite and nitrate free sausage at your local grocer. Cook it in a pan, put in a bowl and set aside, add some olive oil and cook chopped sweet potato, add some kale and eggs, then throw the sausage back in! (Optional: add onions, peppers, mushrooms, whatever!)
Cabbage and Sausage Skillet – Yes, I love skillets. There’s a satisfaction in only having to use one dish. Plus, meat and veggies are mixed together so you don’t have to worry about serving sizes for each. This recipe is great, but I like to add a little mustard to mine, too.
Zucchini pasta – So, i couldn’t get my grubby little paws on some spaghetti squash, but chose to sub in zucchini. I sliced it long and thin and sautéed it in olive oil with onion and mushrooms and added some pasta sauce (you should be able to find one that only has natural ingredients but read the label!).
Chicken and Avocado Caesar Salad – If you feel like you’re not getting enough veggies during the day, check out this salad. One of the reasons I don’t usually post salads is because most people associate salads with “diets” and paleo is a lifestyle, not a fad diet. Eating like we used to without all the processed junk food. So, I like to show a lot of ‘regular meals’ that have meats and veggies and aren’t salads. Just a personal preference.
Chicken Salad with Avocado – I know, another chicken and avocado salad? This one is more like traditional chicken salad: shredded chicken, creamy texture, etc. I used to make this all the time as a quick easy dinner or lunch to take somewhere. Also, adding hard-boiled egg is great!
Enjoy the cooking and the eating!