Sunday, 26 August 2012

Paleo Diet Plan

A typical day of Paleo/Primal foods

Example 1
Breakfast
2 eggs fried in olive oil with mushroom, zucchini, baby spinach leaves and avocado
Morning Snack
15 raw almonds, handful of organic sultanas (check ingredients for additives)
Almond Milk Flat White (yes, I bought almond milk and the cafe at work now keeps it handy for my daily coffee* :D)

Lunch
Baby spinach leaf, strawberry, avocado, tomato salad with sliced beef scotch fillet

Afternoon Snack
Apple OR Fruit and Vegetable juice (try and limit to one fruit and include as many vegetables as possible. I recommend: Pineapple (or apple), spinach, beetroot and carrot juice. - Many juice bars make these fresh.

Dinner
Oven roasted atlantic salmon fillet with oven roasted asparagus, cherry tomato and lime salsa served with a side of sweet potato, cocoa and walnut mash (courtesy of my gorgeous boyfriend after a long day at work early this week!)

Dessert
VERY dark organic chocolate (75-80% cocoa or more preferrably - to limit sugar as much as possible while recieving the benefits of cocoa)
OR
A delicious paleo creation such as a dark chocolate berry pie on an almond meal base like the one my boyfriend made last week (a version of which will be posted soon). Check back for new paleo posts in the coming weeks.

*Coffee is sometimes avoided on a paleo diet, as with chocolate and alcohol. I believe that it is up to the individual to decide exactly what they will include and exclude. At this stage, having a morning coffee at work (simply, for the habitual and social aspect - not the stimulant effect) is helping me to stay on  track. Using organic almond milk keeps it as paleo as possible and really... coffee does come from nature.

Example 2
Breakfast
2 boiled eggs with leftover diced chicken breast from last nights lunch prep + stir fried zucchini and leftover sweet potato, cocoa and walnut mash

Morning snack
Almond milk flat white
Coconut date slice (recipe coming soon)

Lunch
Oven roasted vegetables cooked in olive oil with herbs + lean beef scotch fillet OR tinned tuna/salmon OR Stir fried chicken breast pieces

Afternoon Snack
Apple OR one of Emma and Tom's "life bars" - a new find: easy to grab (found in woolworths health section) all natural, raw bars.

Dinner
Nori rolls - Nori (seaweed) sheets filled with canned pink salmon and avocado or roasted beef/chicken with roasted vegetables. YUM

1 comment:

  1. Well guess what, you don't have to. With the Paleo Diet plan there are all kinds of good foods and recipes you can make while losing weight at the same time. You don't have to count calories, you don't have to watch your portion sizes and you don't have to give up eating filling, comforting foods.

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