Sunday, April 29, 2012

Day 4 of 30

Today is day 4!

It just so happens to be Sunday and usually Sunday mornings involve a walk with the dogs, a large brunch that usually includes mimosas or champagne, relaxing in the sunshine, and of course some sort of lazy dinner eaten in front of the TV. Not today however!

Starting the day off with a nice cup of coffee and a fresh breakfast eaten at the dining table makes for a totally different experience.  "Duh"! Is what you are probably saying right now and yes, sadly I agree with you.  Some of our bad habits have included eating on the couch in front of the TV.

Since day 1 of this challenge however, we are actually sitting down at the dinning table to eat our meals.  It makes a huge difference!  Again, some of you might be saying, "DUH"!  But for those of you who are not saying this I will tell you now from experience, sitting down at a table and eating your food without the TV on makes for a completely different experience.  You pay attention to what you are eating as well as to one another.  Even if you are not eating with someone else, the fact that you are taking the time to enjoy your meal which you just spent the time putting together is relaxing and quite frankly, tastier.

Another new and fun Sunday adventure that makes going Paleo a lot more fun... The farmers market!  With tons of local, fresh, organic, pesticide free fair in sight I actually became giddy over the very idea of the possible meals we could eat over the next week.  We even rode our bikes down which was a super fun way to spend the morning!

The afternoon did consist of lounging in the sunshine while my husband worked out in the back yard which lead to a later lunch which did involve some of our fresh farmers market produce and using the BBQ!

As for how I am feeling today.  Good.  Not dizzy or light headed once which is a great sign! Missing butter but not in an OMG I must have it now kind of way which is great.  And, at the farmers market there were all kinds of food stands offering fresh meals but most were fried and/or came with chips non of which appealed to me!  Woo Hoo!  I will take that as a win for paleo!

Something new I thought might help!  I am going to be adding photos of paleo friendly food!  I will show you how an anxious cook can in fact make a great meal!
 
Breakfast:
1/2 avocado sliced and placed on plate
2 eggs over easy placed neatly on top
2 slices of salami (Applegate of course)
1 cup of coffee with Almond Milk

Lunch:
Salad
- Romaine hearts from the farmers market
- Cucumber
- Red Bell Pepper
- Chopped Walnuts
- Cherry Tomatoes- I prefer the cherry tomatoes over others due to their sweetness and size
- Homemade vinaigrette - stone ground mustard (1 tablespoon) add olive oil and balsamic vinegar to taste!





BBQ Chicken Pieces
- Spiced with Nomu "plucked" Totally paleo friendly and easy to use! You MUST get some!

http://www.nomu.co.za/about/environment

And of course Sunday wouldn't be a Sunday without a little Cocktail action!
Cocktail:
Paleo Margarita

Dinner:
BBQ Chicken breast (bone in skin on left over from lunch)
Sauteed Chinese broccoli, purple asparagus, onion, and garlic in coconut oil

Desert:
Blueberries
Raspberries

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