Day 15 and I am honestly amazed at how good I look and feel. I am probably down about 5-7 pounds, but I haven’t weighed myself. Rules are rules.
Breakfasts and dinners come from my Make It Paleo cookbook. That book is thebomb.com. Everything is super easy and taste great.
No pain in my back or hips. Energy throughout the day. Mild cravings, but it has gotten easier to say no. I’m really impressed and proud of the results.
I wish I would have done this years ago!
I start Whole 30 tomorrow which translates to healthier eating for the whole family. Check out my sister blog Playdates & Paleo for kid approved recipes.
I have made my grocery list for the week and planned all dinners from the cookbook: Make It Paleo. I tried to choose meals that required the same basic staples…hopefully my grocery bill won’t be ridiculous.
I won’t bore you with daily check-ins, but I will share my ups and downs every few days
Here’s to a healthier me!
Call the Paleo Police! 4 days of not so clean eating and drinking. Guilty as charged.
I spent the weekend in Dallas for my brother’s graduation. With my Whole 30 right around the corner (Monday), I dove right in to all things bad: beans, chips, alcohol, and the forbidden Krispy Kreme. I know, I know cheats make things harder in the process, but this weekend was a big deal for me and my family.
I’ve been eating pretty clean all summer and felt great. But in this weekend, I was reminded how bad those bad foods made me feel and how they indeed keep you wanting more. Not to mention pain I haven’t felt in months. My lower back was aching again and I had the reoccurring sharp pain in my hips that left me in May wheb I went paleo. My hypoglycemia came back, leaving me feeling weak, dizzy, nauseous, and with cold sweats. Not too mention a girl issues that i’d rather not go into detail over.
Conclusion: Bad food blows. Bring on Whole 30!
Kickin Veggie Scramble w/ Cinnamon Apricots
There’s just something about cooked fruit that puts me in a good mood. In this case, cinnamon apricots. Yum! This easy breakfast covers a range of micro and macronutrients and is sure to keep you satisfied till lunch.
1. In a skillet heat olive oil. Toss in broccoli and zucchini. Sprinkle with garlic powder, cheyenne pepper (hence the name Kickin), salt and pepper. Sauté 5 min. Arrange veggies on plate.
2. Using same skillet, add a little more oil and cook scrambled eggs to desired firmness. Arrange on plate with veggies.
3. Clean skillet and heat coconut oil. Dice 1 ripe apricot into large chucks. Add to warm skillet and sprinkle with cinnamon. Sauté 5 min. Serve warm.
The apricots are the best part so save those for last. Or first, if you’re a eat your cake first kind of person.
It Starts With Food
I swear I should have majored in Nutrition instead of Human Resources because I love learning about the science behind food. Last night I finished reading It Starts With Food, by Dallas & Melissa Hartwig. It is honestly one of the best nutrition books I have read!
I have been playing around with the idea of completing my own Whole 30 for sometime now, but never committed bc I felt it was too restrictive and I’d fail. Now that I understand why it is so restrictive, I am definitely ready.
Dallas & Melissa did an outstanding job explaining the science and research behind the program. They give excellent tips and meals for success. Not to mention all of the online support.
I will be starting my Whole 30 on Monday. If anyone is interested in starting with me or if you have any tips for success, please comment.
Chicken Fajita Salad
Ole Fajita night! While my family was enjoying their fajita tacos with flour tortillas, I was in heaven with this paleo approved version. Chicken, bell peppers, shredded lettuce, cherub tomatoes, avocados…topped with salsa of course! So good!
Perfect for lunch, a snack, or a party. Don’t worry, no one will know they are healthy.
Yields 2 servings
6 hard boiled eggs
1 pack Chuck Light Tuna - low sodium
2 tbsp Paleo Mayo
1. Remove shell and slice eggs long ways. Carefully remove yolks. Toss 6 yolk halves in a bowl. Thrash the remaining six or save for salad topping.
2. Add tuna, avocado, and mayo to the bowl. Mix until smooth. Salt and pepper to taste.
3. Scoop mixture into egg white halves. Sprinkle with paprika. Enjoy!
Per Serving: 278 cals, 2g carbs, 17g fat, 22g protein
After all this blog is called Primpin & Paleo! And no I didn’t eat breakfast with a face mask on; face mask came after breakfast. This combo along with some yoga was a great way to start my day.
Breakfast was my usual 2x2 - 2 eggs, 2 slices bacon with my Energizing Tropical Green Tea Smoothie.
Energizing Tropical Green Tea Smoothie
- 1 cup flavored green tea like Lipton Peach Passion Green Tea.
- 3 strawberries
- 1/4 cup frozen pineapple
- 1/4 cup frozen peaches
- 1/4 cup frozen mango
- 1 handful baby spinach
1. Allow 1 teabag to seep in 1 cup water for about 5 min
2. Blend all ingredients until smooth.
Avocado & Egg White Face Mask
- 1/2 ripe avocado, mashed
- 1 egg white
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
1. Mash the avocado to make smooth paste.
2. Now mix egg white to the paste and then add lemon juice and mix until smooth.
3. Spread this mixture on the neck and face evenly and massage it well into the skin.
4. Allow it to sit on the skin for about 20 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water, pat dry.
You skin now becomes oil free. Egg whites usually clear the oil and grime that get accumulated in the skin pores. It also reduces oil production. Lemon juice will exfoliate and the avocado will leave your skin soft and brightened.