Anyone else a little partied out? The entire month of December was a ball! But now I feel like my body (especially my liver) is begging me to reset my eating habits. Today I started with my 5 week Paleo Plan. I’m easing into Paleo by starting this week off with no carbs and no alcohol but I’m still eating dairy. Let me explain what I mean by no carbs. I’m not counting fruits or vegetables, in my opinion, those are A-Ok. I’m referring to things like bread, pasta, crackers, chips, rice, tortillas, and all sweets. My hope is that by the end of the five weeks I feel better overall and that I continue to consume less carbs overall.
I’ve been collecting Paleo recipes on Pinterest for a while now (follow me here). I’ve also had a few guest posts in the past with some awesome Paleo recipes. (These are a favorite and totally on the menu plan this week.) But I’ve never done full Paleo. That meant I had to do my homework! So I planned out the week of meals including 5 different dinners, 2 soups for me for lunch, and a few breakfast options. I assumed that the fam would eat leftovers two of the nights.
Today was a pretty heavy prep day, but I know it will be worth it for the rest of the week. I’ve been sharing what I’m eating on Insta (follow me here @mamamomtourage). But here are the recipes from today.
Breakfast: Baked Avocado Egg with Bacon
This was super easy. I cut an avocado in half, made the hole a little bigger by scooping out some creamy avo. Then, I sprinkled a little salt and pepper in the hole and cracked an egg. Next, I topped that with cooked, chopped bacon. I put some foil on an oversized cupcake tray and put the avocado right on top. I baked it for about 15 minutes at 425°. It was yummy, fast, and filling.
Lunch: Creamy Tuscan Chicken Soup
I found this recipe for Tuscan Chicken Soup from Holistically Engineered on Pinterest and it looked so good! I ended up slightly modifying the recipe because of what I had on hand like I switched out the spinach and added kale. This is definitely one I will be doing again. I love the base because it’s all veggies and water, but it tastes creamy from the pureed cauliflower. It was super filling! And I have about three servings left for the week.
Dinner: Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
This was super easy to throw together! This is another recipe I came across on Pinterest from Grass Fed Girl. It was super hearty and my kids ate it all and asked for more! The only thing they didn’t like was the mushrooms. Maybe I can swap that out with something else… All in all, I’d say it was a hit!
Stay tuned for these recipes tomorrow: Sausage and Butternut Squash Frittata, Chicken Tortilla Soup, and Paleo Tacos.