adventures in paleo

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troy is awesome at being healthy. he’s inspired me to work out {more} and eat healthier {most of the time. braum’s ice cream trips me up; i won’t lie.}

this month, to prepare for a half marathon he’s running, we’ve been on the paleo diet.

that means no sugar or creamer in my coffee {which means no coffee this month}, no bread or grains, and no dairy.

it also means lots of fresh fruits and veggies and time spent on pinterest pinning new and exciting recipes.

so far, not so good. between writing the draft of this post and finishing it up today, i quit paleo.

i was hungry all.the.time. i ate and ate but rarely felt full. i lost several pounds, which wasn’t my goal, so i went off the diet after a few days. it made me think a whole lot more about what i eat though, and i’ve continued to cook and eat {mostly} paleo meals to help troy stick to his goal.

the recipes have all been delicious so far, so i thought i’d share a couple of our favorites:

  • portobello burgers and sweet potato fries {t said this is one of the best meals i’ve ever made.}
  • chicken “tacos” and guacamole: chicken rub, taco recipe, homemade guac {t surprised me and made this for me on a date night. he’s the best!}

have any good paleo recipes up your sleeve? i want to hear them!

ps i haven’t had a chance to work on the reader remix post, so  i’m extending the deadline. if you want to join in, click here for details and send me an e-mail by midnight monday!

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4 Comments

  • Alison Hyman January 6, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    The key to paleo is to make sure you are getting LOTS of protein or else you will be hungry all the time!!

    • Caitlin January 7, 2013 at 9:26 PM

      Good to know! I definitely missed that :)

  • Blakely January 6, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Hi Caitlin! I hope you and Troy are doing well! :) I tried Paleo for a while and my absolute, all-time favorite recipe was for Chicken Bacon Alfredo. I seriously could not stop eating this…
    http://paleomg.com/leftovers-chicken-bacon-alfredo/
    Hope this helps!

    • Caitlin January 7, 2013 at 9:28 PM

      Hi Blakely! We are, thank you :) It’s so great to hear from you! Thank you so much for the recipe. We can’t wait to try it. Hope you’re doing well!

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