Hi! Happy Monday! It's HOT outside =) Yay.
So, I've been following a Paleo diet for 12 days now - thought it was time for an update.
I've gotten into the habit of making myself lunch every day - well, breakfast lunch and snacks, actually. For breakfast, I make:
1 apple, with Justin's almond butter and raisins
1 big-ass decaf coffee
Coconut milk hazelnut creamer (love!)
I also take to work with me:
A bit of dark chocolate - chips or a square or two
2 scrambled eggs - or - a bit of leftovers from the night before.
This is PLENTY to get me through work, but if I get hungry (alternatively meaning bored or stressed), I have a cup of tea from Aveda which is pretty much the most delicious ever, and I'm good.
I also drink a lot of ice water.
So, that - that is actually the easy part! The hard part is dinner.
Lately, I've been doing : Fish of some sort + veggies. This works, but fish every night? Nah. So, I've gotten a little creative, and a little bit lenient on the soy.
Some things I've made for dinner:
Crab cakes (made with coconut flour)
Stuffed Zucchini (this stuff is amazing, uses soy crumbles though)
Salmon with homemade onion rings
Lazy man's dinner -veggie burgs without the bun
So - i feel good, I would love a piece of bread but it's not like I run into delicious fresh baked bread every day and that is the only kind that would break my resolve, and no weight loss yet but none gained either.
I think the biggest hurdle is - I want some texture! Some bread-like texture! I tried to make coconut bread, and it was disgusting. Coconut flour, it is gritty. It is no bueno, except in small amounts. Coconut bread = not good. I could see coconut muffins working, perhaps.