EatingSun Posted October 20, 2014 Share Posted October 20, 2014 Day 1, here we go. It took me gosh, 30 days to get Hubs on board but now he's all in!! We spent a few days piloting meals and items here and there and I think what he found was it's not all that far from how we eat 80% of the time and it's a new cooking challenge (and we like cooking challenges!) I was strict paleo for 6 months a few years ago and felt marvelous. I've wanted to return to that way of eating but it has been hard getting going and sticking to it. We are foodie types, cooking is our hobby so it has been easy to say I'll get back to it later. I am not so worried about my ability to do this as it is not all that far from what I have done. Hoping that with Hubs doing it with me that it will shift overall how we eat longer term. Also hoping to feel and sleep better, get back to that place of so much energy bouncing off the walls and in general mood and disposition a bit sunnier. All were the case while paleo. I am also hoping this decreases the frequency and intensity of my migraines. This did not change while paleo so perhaps there is something else that triggers them that will be identified taking things 1 step further. This weekend we shopped and prepped. We like grocery shopping and hitting farmers markets so for us it was entertainment. We are already talking about what we can create and modify. I think it will be fun! Last night I made an enormous frittata: onions, mushrooms, peppers, kale, a few shreds of sweet potato for binding, homemade chorizo and I think 10 eggs. It filled my cast iron skillet...the big one! It was good to have this ready to slice up for breakfast. I also ate a persimmon and 3 pretty thick slices of avocado with breakfast. Love avocado. What do I think I will miss? red wine for sure, my homemade spiced plum jam, and dark chocolate. I also put almond milk in my coffee which I cannot do without as coffee is tough on my stomach + I don't like the taste of black coffee. So I have made some cold-brewed coffee and have some almonds soaking for almond milk. I did buy the TJ's cold brew but don't like the flavor so I did add some coconut milk but not much. I'll drink the TJ's stuff it but it will need some doctoring. Hoping my cold brew is tasty. For lunch I've planned a big salad. My paleo staple: greens, avocado, chicken, beets, peppers, a hard boiled egg and evoo/balsamic. A monster salad I create and it sustains me for hours. Dinner we've planned a curry of some sort. We bought a cauliflower the size of a basketball this weekend. It weighed 6lbs, no kidding! So I think I'll do a cauli/chicken/peppers curry of some sort. We'll be eating cauli all week. Over the weekend did mashed cauliflower and it was outstanding! So sure that is on the menu at some point. M66 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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