A Full Day of Eats

I’ve had a number of people that ask what I eat all day long, so am going to do a post every once in awhile with a full day of meals. I love how Nom Nom Paleo does this, it can be very helpful to see. Also planning to start doing some restaurant posts when I remember!

So here were my meals yesterday. I rarely snack anymore as I don’t often get hungry now that my blood sugar isn’t constantly sky rocketing and dropping. Now I am in control, not the food.

Michael usually makes breakfast, but he had an early meeting yesterday so I took over. He generally makes bacon and fried eggs, so when I cook I change it up and like to make scrambled eggs. I beat my eggs with a little heavy cream, then scramble them up in coconut oil with a bit of seasoned salt. I served with a delicious Aidell’s all natural chicken apple sausage that you can find at Costco. I just put it in the microwave for 30 seconds and then let it get a little crispy in the pan. I actually only ate half of this sausage, they are pretty big and I wasn’t that hungry. I also had a cup of dark roast coffee with a few Tbsp of heavy cream and a packet of Stevia.

I had another cup of coffee with  heavy cream at work around 10am

Then for lunch, I brought in a chicken fajita salad that I put together from Sunday nights leftovers. Just salad mix on the bottom, added the warmed up chicken and peppers and topped with organic salsa and sour cream mixed together. Yummy!

Had no idea what I was going to make for dinner last night, but decided after examining freezer contents that I was in the mood for some salmon. Michael doesn’t eat salmon, but I keep mahi-mahi on hand to make for him when I have salmon fortunately. Pulled those out, defrosted, then yummied them up by brushing on coconut oil, adding salt, pepper, lemon, and a herb seasoning blend on both sides and grilling up on our indoor grill.

While those were cooking, I decided to make some “fauxtatoes” using a bag of cauliflower that needed to be used. I ran out of butter so I ended up using some goat cheese instead to make these creamy and they were delicious!! I also learned that I need a food processor – our blender just doesn’t work as well for this kind of thing. As soon as we have a bigger kitchen!

Threw some frozen haricots verts (French green beans) into a glass dish along with some olive oil, basalmic vinegar, salt and pepper, and microwaved for about 5 minutes to serve on the side as well.

And here are our dinner plates. I enjoyed mine along with a glass of Pinot Noir.

We picked up some 80% cocoa dark chocolate at the Seattle Chocolate Festival a few weeks ago so I had a square of that for dessert while we watched “How I Met Your Mother” and that was the end of another Monday.

 

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Kimberly Lightfoot

So, do you eat dairy because you determined that it doesn’t bother you? I have noticed that most Paleo people don’t eat dairy. And, do you pretty much not ever eat processed sugar? I’m wondering if a couple of teaspoons per day (in my morning coffee) would be that harmful. I am trying to transition into healthy eating but it’s kind of overwhelming to give up all these things I’m used to all at once so the idea of having some dairy appeals to me. Are their only specific kinds of cheeses that you eat? Thanks for any advice you can give me!

    Amy

    Hi Kimberly! Very strict Paleo dieters don’t eat dairy, but you will find many do in varying quantities. We are more “Primal” and here is a great link from Mark Sisson at Mark’s Daily Apple to check out for more info – http://www.marksdailyapple.com/dairy-intolerance/

    Dairy doesn’t bother me, Michael it does a little, so we just use it in limited quantities most of the time (save for our cauliflower crust pizza!) I use it more for flavor than to center a meal around. I would buy raw from local sources if it were readily available as that is the most natural and nutrient filled, but I mostly just strive for full fat organic instead.

    As for sugar, I’m sure we consume a little when we go out to eat as it is often hidden in sauces and such, but I don’t ever use it at home. You might want to try Stevia as a natural sweetener, but if that doesn’t appeal to you, then I don’t think a teaspoon in your coffee daily is going to be a big issue as long as you are careful otherwise.

    Hope that helps!

Kimberly Lightfoot

Thanks so much Amy…very helpful!

Rebekah

I made the pumpkin cookies you referenced last week, and they were great! I added Caillebaut dark chocolate and unsweetened coconut, and the husband is very much enjoying them with tea. Next time I’ll add pecans.

We have eggs nearly everyday, too (Tuesday is smoothies and Saturday is coconut pancakes). In Texas they make migas (you may be familiar), so I saute some spicy pork sausage (infused with a little cheddar and jalapenos), then saute mushrooms and onions, then add the eggs. So good! It’s just brilliant putting the sausage in the eggs. Once you start eating the Paleo way, it is increasingly difficult to find a better meal in a restaurant.

    amyreh

    Glad you liked them! Those migas sound delicious, might have to give those a shot! I totally agree, once you start cooking with real ingredients and real fat you realize that you can often make things better than the restaurants!