When I tell people i’m Paleo, I get a lot of funny looks and questions. Once i’m done explaining the concept of the “diet”, the next question is usually “But what do you eat?” So, I decided to make part of this blog all about what it is that I eat. I have a background in photography and I LOVE taking pics of food. Most pics I take for this section will be on my cell phone though, which I think takes some pretty darn good pics. I’m not ready to take that next step in blogging yet. I have all the equipment but not all the time. I envy bloggers with foodporn photographs on every post. Maybe someday.
So, a typical breakfast for me is bacon and eggs. 3 slices of uncured Applegate bacon and 2 pastured eggs. I did not have that today though. I just made myself some bulletproof coffee (coffee with butter and coconut oil) and ran out to meet my aunt. The fat from the butter and oil keept me very satisfied, so I wasn’t all that hungry.
By the time I got home, did dishes, put away groceries… it was close to 2pm. I was overdramatically famished! Instead of shoveling everything I had in my fridge into my mouth I took a deep breath and reminded myself how awesome I was for buying organic broccoli sprouts. So I made myself a nice salad with organic romaine, organic tomatoes, local organic pork tenderloin I had leftover from last night’s dinner and topped it with some walnut oil and sea salt.
I was so hungry that this is actually my second plate. I ate the first one too fast to remember taking a picture.
Around 5pm I realized I could use a snack since I didn’t plan an early dinner. I had made these “Lara Bars” the other day that were just amazing, so I decided to make them again. After overheating my Vitamix with the mixture, I threw it all in my food processer. I’m addicted to these things. Last time I formed bars out of them with my sushi mold. This time I just rolled them up.
To make these I just thew in
2 cups of organic raw chashews
2 cups dates
2 cups shredded coconut (unsweetened)
For dinner, my husband made almond flour crusted chicken, asparagus, and a mushroom sauce using organic chicken stock and arrowroot. Amazing!
And right now i’m being disgusting and sitting on the couch, blogging, and eating some butter with one of my daughters spoons. It’s grass fed Chimay butter… THE BEST butter EVER!!!!!!
So this is a pretty standard day in my life. I will be doing this again because I really enjoy sharing my food and photos. Hope you enjoy!
What do you eat on a typical day?