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Hello Pomelo + Peak into This Week’s Grocery Haul …

6 Feb

It’s Wednesday! This week is (thankfully) moving a tad bit slower than the last few have … I feel like I breathe a little! I started my half-marathon training this week and … let’s just say I have a long way to go. I know I can, I know I can!  I think my biggest challenge is the weather. It’s so freezing cold I just want to stay inside. I’m starting out with a treadmill but have to progress to the outdoors over the next few weeks.

Speaking of the weather, I did brave the cold to go to the grocery store and I turned up some interesting finds this week … First, have you ever met this guy before?

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Meet Mr. Pomelo. He’s like a grapefruit. The one I bought may not have been rip enough because it was pink on the inside and apparently should be light yellow/green …  I’d never taken him to dinner before and may never again … he’s quite an uncooperative dinner guest. He’s hard to peel, has a super thick skin and tastes so much like a grapefruit, I don’t know why I wouldn’t just eat a grapefruit. Have you ever had a Pomelo? Are you a fan? Maybe mine was just out of season … ?

 

Onto this week’s haul. I found Larabar VALUE PACKS. Oh.My.Goodness~!! What a money-saver. It’s .30 cents less a bar. I hope my grocery stores keeps them in stock … Here’s what I picked up:

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  • 1 Pomelo
  • 2 Apples
  • 1 bag of red grapefruit
  • 1 value pack of Coconut Cream Pie Larabars
  • 1 value pack of Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Larabars (Disclaimer: I noticed that they have added sugar after I bought them, so I won’t re-buy but dang are they tasty! It’s like having a cookie.)
  • 1 pack Baby Bella whole mushrooms
  • 1 English cucumber
  • 3 cans of my favorite coconut milk (Thai Kitchen, Unsweetened)
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 Pack of chicken broth
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 bag of carrots
  • 1 box cocoa covered almonds (for Daniel)
  • 2 cartons of eggs (oops I bought too many!)
  • 1 bunch of bananas
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 top sirloin (for Easy Pulled Beef)
  • 2 packs of sweet sausage
  • 1 pack of Nathans (for Daniel)
  • 1 Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt Godiva bar (for me!)

That’s all she wrote!

~ Kate

What an Average Paleo Day Looks Like (VIDEO)

5 Feb

I made another video for you! Lately, people have been asking about what exactly I eat throughout the week and on a daily basis. What does a typical day look like? Well, this post will explore just that. You may be surprised to find that I’m a pretty boring eater in that I like to eat the same things often. For example, I’m perfectly content with eating eggs, bacon and shredded sweet potato hash browns for breakfast, every day, for a week. Some of you won’t want to do that. You’ll need to mix it up more.

I also am a big fan of leftovers because that means I don’t have to make a new meal every single day. When you’re eating unprocessed food that is gluten/dairy/soy free that means you’re making most of your meals. So, leftovers can be a real time-saver. That’s where my slow cooker comes in! I can make meals that last for days with my slow cooker.

I’ve mentioned before that I like to keep things simple and under 8 ingredients whenever possible. That means that most of the recipes I make are super easy and not very time-consuming. I’m not a chef and I have no aspirations to be one.

All that said, I mention a couple recipes in the below video, which are listed here:

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~ Kate

Paleo Slow Cooker Sweet Aromatic Chicken (Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free)

29 Jan

Yum.

I’ve told you before that I love my slow cooker. If you don’t have one, it is completely worth the investment and I highly encourage you to get one. It will save you time AND money. I wanted to share a slow cooker meal that I’ve been making just about every other week lately because it’s SO GOOD. It’s super easy to make and it’s completely Paleo.

I serve this with fresh green beans or a sweet potato. It’s super yummy. Here’s the recipe … let me know what you think!

KateUpdates Sweet Paleo ChickenPaleo Slow Cooker Sweet Aromatic Chicken 

Prep Time: 5-10 minutes

Cooking Time: 5-6 hours (8 for frozen chicken)

Note: If you use frozen chicken, cut the liquid ingredients in half.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 Chicken breasts or 8 skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp coconut aminios (or soy sauce if you’re not eating Paleo)
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Directions

Combine coconut milk and water. Pour into slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients in order listed. Cover and cook on low 5-6 hours or 8 hours if using frozen chicken.

That’s it. Super easy and delicious.

~ Kate