Sometimes it can be hard to process what you can eat once you get the bit list of stuff you’re not supposed to eat. After the no wheat, no processed foods, and no sugar, what’s left? As a follow up to my previous post on my break-up with wheat, here’s a photo of my latest grocery stash. Everything I bought is in season, so the prices are reasonable and I can get maximum freshness packed with nutrients.
Here’s what’s illustrated:
Uncured, nitrate free bacon
Free-range, Omega 3 eggs
A variety of lean meats–venison, boar and bison (this is my first week buying this; I normally just get grass-fed beef)
Almond flour for paleo bread and pancakes
My guilty treat, Halo ice cream, which only has 4 net carbs per serving.
*Note this is a partial menu. The other things were already in the fridge!
So this week I’ll have decaf coffee with half and half, sweetened with stevia, scrambled eggs or French toast made with paleo bread, with a side of bacon and sliced strawberries with some ghee (clarified butter) and maple syrup for breakfast, prior to my workout. My snack might be apples with cashew butter, nuts, blueberries and strawberries. Lunch might be a bun-less bison burger with avocado slices and grilled asparagus. Chicken sausage (not pictured) is also great with some diced avocado, and is really filling. Dinner might be meatloaf, free range chicken, or fish with steamed yams, garnished with a bit of butter and cinnamon and some sauteed squash with Italian herbs. Desert is ALWAYS Halo ice cream!
If I’m in a pinch, I might mix some spinach, strawberries and blueberries with some egg-based protein powder to make a smoothie in the morning, when my body has the most opportunity to burn off the carb load.
Or I might use my Vitamix and make fresh strawberry applesauce. Be creative, and try to always buy organic, and meats should be grass fed, and chicken should be organic and free range.
Eating like this never leaves me feeling hungry, and I truly feel better than I did in my 20’s.
More to come!