What is the Paleo Diet? You can read more about it on Dr. Cordain’s website: www.thepaleodiet.com but the basic premise is grass fed meats, seafood, fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, and oils such as olive and coconut oil. So no dairy, legumes, or grains and no processed foods.
I decided to do a 30 day Paleo Diet for 3 reasons:
1) I recommend this diet to some patients and see the benefits
2) I have a few minor health issues that will not resolve no matter what I do and wanted to see if the Paleo would help.
3) I am in a rut with cooking the same old recipes and this will force me to try new ones.
I already eat a very healthy diet but still eat grains and some dairy such as occasionally cheese and yoghurt. So far it has been pretty easy for me but I am only in Day 2. I would say I am getting the majority of my recipes from the Practical Paleo book so while I will be sharing what I am eating I won’t be putting her recipes on the blog.
Day 1: Breakfast: Rasberries, Crustless quiche with carrots and zucchini, 1 piece Beef bacon from Moody’s Meat market.
Lunch: turkey breast from Whole Foods, tomatoes from my garden with olive oil and balsamic
Dinner: Beef Ribs from Moody’s Meat market, spaghetti squash from Green Bean Delivery, and baked blueberries and rasberries for dessert.
Day 2 (today): Breakfast: Left over crustless quiche, 1 piece turkey bacon, 2 pieces of pineapple
Mid-morning snack: Left over baked berries
Lunch: Leftover spaghetti squash with marinaro sauce with ground beef. (We froze this sauce last time we made pasta)
Mid afternoon snack: a few dates with raw walnuts
Dinner: Sage-rosemary boneless turkey thighs with cauliflower mashed potatoes.
I will be sharing more about the way I feel during the diet of course later on. If the Paleo Diet is something you have been considering and would like to join me contact me through my Contact Page. If we get enough interest we can start a group that meets once or twice a month.