My babe and I are doing a Paleo diet challenge with his sister and two friends from September 4th through November 21st. There aren't many strict rules aside from trying to adhere as much as possible to the Paleo diet guidelines, as listed below. Oh, and after the first two weeks, a cheat day will be allowed once a week. (I have a feeling I'll be living for those days but we'll see...maybe I'll be surprised.) So I'll be trying to fall into good Paleo eating habits this month!
For those of you who aren't sure what I'm talking about: the Paleo diet is basically about eating what the cavemen ate - fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meat and fish, and nuts. What can't we eat? Any and all grains, dairy, legumes, sugar, and processed crap. Giving up cheese is going to be the toughest part of this whole venture for me. I freakin' love cheese. Sigh.
At first I was like, "WTF am I going to eat?" But the more I researched and thought about it, there is plenty of variety and ways to put together meals. I can't wait to show you all some! Starting with today's super simple menu...
Breakfast: Egg whites; avocado; nectarine slices
My new favorite breakfast! Obsessed with the egg and avo combo.
Snack: Fresh watermelon
Lunch: Salad w/ chicken, tomatoes, and cucumbers
I seriously need to update my salads. While this is a decent combo, its a bit tired now. Let me know your favorite salad additions!
Snack: Green grapes and raw almonds
Dinner: Spaghetti squash w/ tomato sauce, broiled chicken, and sunflower seeds; tomato salad (unpictured)
This huge half of a spaghetti squash filled me up without weighing me down, like traditional spaghetti can. Not only that but it is so much less caloric, though I'm not going to be counting calories any longer. I can't lie though...it was tough not throwing a handful of Romano onto the squash!
So there ya go! While today was a bit more uninspired than I would've liked, it was still very tasty and filling. Stay tuned on here for more Paleo meals and recipes!
And Massachusetts residents, if you're looking for a great dinner out, check out my review of Tempo Bistro in Waltham. This was one of the best burgers I've ever tasted.
Have an awesome day!