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Paleo Crash Course: Day 1

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I spent the better part of yesterday learning as much as I could about the Paleo diet, without trying to stress myself out about it. The way I see it, if I know what I’m not supposed to eat, and try some awesome looking recipes full of foods that I am supposed to eat, I will be good to go. I don’t have the time to become a paleo expert, so I am using the resources I have to do the best I can. If there is something in my fridge that I want to eat I just google it quickly to see if it’s on the list. This is exactly what I did this morning, when I found some Canadian bacon in the fridge. I couldn’t come up with an exclusive answer on that one so I just skipped it.

I was supposed to go grocery shopping last night, but because I was worried about ice on the road I decided to wait until today to get my shopping done. So my plan for these posts is to share what I’m eating, how I like the foods, and if I notice any changes. So let’s get this party started!

Day 1 Meals:

Breakfast:

I didn’t go shopping so I just ate what I had. This consisted of 2 eggs with Thyme (which was very tasty) and a serving of wild berries from my freezer. Other than no cheese on the eggs I would consider this a pretty normal breakfast for me. I also had a cup of peppermint tea sans the fake sugar, and black coffee (oh creamer and fake Stevia why have tho forsaken me?). KIDDING! I was actually shocked to find that going without the creamer and the sugar really wasn’t a bid deal. To be honest I feel better just knowing that I’m starting my day off with better choices. (Besides I used waaaay too much creamer and sugar, it was embarrassing).

Lunch:

Well, I finally went shopping, and didn’t get home until about 2pm. By then I was starving so I just whipped up this super simple smoothie recipe, and it was plenty filling for lunch! I was shocked that I didn’t have to add any sugar to this (not that I could have if I wanted to) and that I wasn’t disappointed by the lack of yogurt and OJ (which is what all of my smoothies normally have as key ingredients). This smoothie was awesome and I plan to keep throwing random things together to see what I can come up with.

Banana Mango Smoothie

Banana Mango Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 3 Bananas
  • 1 Mango
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Milk
  • 1 Cup of Ice
  • Pecans to sprinkle on top

Instructions

  1. Put everything but the pecans in the blender and there you have it! I also put one cup of this in the freezer and had it after dinner for dessert.

Put everything but the pecans in the blender and there you have it! I also put one cup of this in the freezer and had it after dinner for dessert.

Paleo-Stuffed-Red-Pepper-Sausage (1)

Dinner:

Wow, wow, wow! Seriously! I can’t believe how amazing dinner was! I used the meal plan from the Dirty Floor Diaries  and she used in this week’s menu plan. Simply delicious!

The Paleo Sausage Stuffed Pepper Recipe can be found here.

Snack:

I had the frozen smoothie leftovers, and they were great!

As far as my drinking habits go (no not those) I did much better today than I normally do! I drank more water, and had tea and coffee with no cream or sugar! I never even craved it, which is super deee duper! Sorry, I went a little Barney there for a minute!

Anyway, I feel great, although I have had a mild headache today, so hopefully it’s just from not having any sugar or possibly my allergies, who knows…

Are you looking for simple Paleo Meals and Snacks? Check out my first Paleo Crash Course Diary:

Paleo-Crash-Course

 

Paleo Day 1  (This post) 

Paleo Days 2 & 3 

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