Well, we just passed the 10 day mark and things have been getting interesting. I’ve been hearing the mumblings of discontent, lack of energy, and the plain old pain in the butt that the paleo diet brings with it. I certainly understand all of this- in my first rodeo, I felt the same way! It is hard, demanding and requires some support to achieve- but it wouldn’t be a challenge without those. But, I can promise you- you are on the cusp of greatness. Right around day 14 you will feel amazing! The cravings will be gone, your hormones will balance, you’ll sleep better than you have in years, and then you’ll know why there are some crazies out there that live this way!!
In the next week or two, you’ll establish your menu and shopping list regulars. You’ll find the easy peasy- no planning necessary meals you can throw together in a pinch (which seems to be my entire menu) and you’ll start to find the websites, blogs and style of paleo that best fits you.
Now here is what G2 Fitness, LLC has got going in the kitchen this week- some new delicious recipes and some old staples. Enjoy!
Saturday: Chicken Wings & Fries
It’s NFL playoff season, so you gotta eat within the required football food groups- including crispy, spicy buffalo wings. And you can’t have wings without some type of finger food to go with it- so sweet potato fries it is! These chicken wings are hard to beat, and couple them with some delicious paleo ranch- and it’s just like the real thing!!
Sunday: Chicken Pesto Spaghetti Squash
This recipe is a favorite in our house- and really the pesto can’t be beat. I use it on our cheat days for pesto flatbread!! There is just something amazing about fresh herbs and spices- some nuts- and delicious sundried tomatoes!! Yum!!
Monday: Turkey Taco Salad
Turkey taco salad is a great “go-to” meal to have in the house. All you need is:
1lb Lean Ground Turkey
1 Head Green Lettuce (Chopped)
1 Tomato (Chopped)
1 Small Red Onion (Chopped)
2Tbs Fresh Cilantro (Chopped)
1 Avocado (Chopped)
Fresh Lime Wedges
And this Taco Seasoning Recipe
Tuesday: Pizza Casserole
Who doesn’t love pizza? And who doesn’t miss a delicious chessy casserole while eating paleo? Well rest assured- we’ve now got you covered!! Add some diced Applegate nitrate free Pepperoni to make it even better!!!
Wednesday: Steaks & veggies
The name says it all! Find a delicious steak cut that you love!! Then cook that steak however you love. Then stem, roast or bake up some veggies to go with it! Or- if you’re feeling extra froggy, give the spinach salad with hot bacon dressing a try from Week 1.
Thursday: Italian Sausages & Peppers
Last but not least is a delicious crockpot meal inspired by our own Rachel D!! Bust out the old crockpot- add some Italian sausages (ensure no added sugar- minimal preservatives!!), some sliced peppers (green & red), some sliced white onion, and a couple cans of fire roasted tomatoes!! Let that simmer in the crockpot 3-4 hours on high (checking the moisture levels to ensure everything stay juicy). Then devour!!