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What’s In My Grocery Basket: 1.13.13

13 Jan

Well, by now you can probably tell that I like to experiment with new ideas. Whether it’s documenting what I wear every day for a month, stretching myself to 30 day challenges or building my own website, I like variety and experimenting with ideas. Sometimes they stick and sometimes I toss them out to make way for others.

Well, earlier this week someone commented on my Youtube page and asked what a typical day looks like when it comes to how I eat. So, I started thinking about doing another video for you guys (which I’ll share in the coming weeks) but I also had an idea yesterday that I want to try. I’m going to start sharing my grocery basket with you every time I shop. I’ll share a photo of the contents, a detailed list and maybe even some recipe ideas.

I’ve said it before, I like keeping things simple yet tasty. I don’t mind eating leftovers, in fact, I think they’re super smart because they’re convenient. All that to say, this bunch of groceries may not look like much but I’m creative in how I use each element.

I’ll go over more details later in my video but for now, look for this Sunday post in the future where you can get ideas for your own shopping basket. Feel free to share what’s in your basket via my Facebook page so I can see what’s in your basket, too!Image

  • 1 carton of dried fruit and nuts (I pop a handful of these if I’m hungry before a meal to tide me over until it’s done cooking!)
  • 1 individual serving of Naked juice (that lasts the week for me)
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 2 avocados
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 pack of Baby Bella mushrooms (I add these to eggs, sweet potatoes, chicken, green beans and more!)
  • 1 head of iceberg lettuce (we like this with taco meat)
  • 1 lb of all natural, nitrate-free bacon
  • 1 London Broil steak (I’m going to try a NEW recipe with this in a couple days)
  • 1 lb ground beef (I add seasoning to this and combine it with shredded sweet potato or cauliflower puree for lunches)
  • 2 cartons of eggs (I’ll make them for breakfast, hard boil some and maybe try making mayo this week)
  • 1 32 oz. Jug of All natural maple syrup
  • 1 container of gummy vitamins (this may not be Paleo but I like them)
  • 2 Organic Granny Smith Apples
  • 1 Pomegranate
  • 1 Large bag of ready to cook green beans
  • 2 2lb bags of chicken breasts (they were on sale so I’ll use one and freeze the other)
  • 3 Naval oranges
  • 6 Lara Bars (they’re great for on the go)

There you go! What do you think?

~ Kate

The Trouble with Spouses (aka When His Isn’t Hers)

10 Jan

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Despite the fact that one of the main reasons I started eating Paleo was because of my husband’s heath issues, Daniel just isn’t getting into the whole “Paleo thing” as much as I’d hoped or as quickly as I thought he would. And sometimes, that really poses a challenge for us. I’ve been thinking about it lately so I thought I’d share some thoughts on this topic and you can chime in as to whether you relate, can share some tips or maybe this post will simply let you know that you’re not alone in the “his and hers” diet dilemma.

Don’t get me wrong … Maybe you’re a guy eating Paleo and your wife just isn’t into it. Or maybe you’re a parent whose having a hard time getting your entire family to eat Paleo (I don’t envy you if that’s the case.) What I’m saying is, I sometimes catch myself admiring those couples that are both into eating healthy together and you should count your blessings if you fall into that category. For the rest of us, not being on the same page dietarily poses some unique challenges.

For example:

  • How often do you eat out?
  • Do you make separate meals?
  • How can you customize meals so that you both enjoy them?
  • Where can you eat out that you both will like?

You can’t really find Paleo-friendly options at a greasy spoon and eating solo just doesn’t sound as romantic, ya know? Daniel is a steak and potatoes guy. He keeps it simple and when he finds something he likes, he rarely deviates from it (much to my chagrin when it comes to sweet potatoes.)

I’m still learning how to be creative in this arena. Breakfast is no biggie for us because we leave the house at different times and lunch is OK too. Dinner is the meal that creates the ever-reoccurring challenge for us. Not just because I’m eating Paleo and he’s not right now but also because he loves eating-out. We both used to go to restaurants all the time and that’s a challenge for us now.

Right now, I’m focusing on finding Paleo-friendly options that he likes. It involves a lot more cooking and time. We also have a quick list in our heads of places that are suitable for my diet and his tastes (Panera, Chipotle, Aladdin’s, steak houses, 5 Guys Burgers and Fries)

One of the ideas that he had that I love is to create a physical menu of places that are OK for me to eat out with him. That way, when I’m really hungry, I can avoid a food crisis and with a quick-reference guide.

How about you? Are you and your spouse on the same diet page? What challenges do you face when it comes to meal planning?

~ Kate

What is Paleo? How Do You Do It and What Does it Mean?

7 Jan

Happy Monday!

I’m often asked about the way I eat; what is it, how do you do it and what’s on the eat and foods to avoid list. So, I decided to make a video discussing the Paleo Diet. Eating Paleo is something that has dramatically impacted my life for the better. It’s something that makes me feel better, stronger and happier. I’m at my best when I’m strictly eating Paleo. It’s much more than just avoiding gluten, diary or added sugar. So take a few minutes to check out this video. If you aren’t currently eating Paleo, I strongly encourage you to look into it more and then just dive in!

To jump start your Paleo experience and “reset” your system, I’d highly recommend doing the Whole30 first. I’ll share a video on my experience in doing the Whole30 later this week so stay tuned.

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I hope you enjoy the video and feel free to leave questions in the comments or join my Facebook Page to get daily Paleo inspiration, recipes and resources.

~ Kate