MOTIVATION MONDAY: Paleo Eating
Merry Monday! And happy Civic Holiday, whatever that is! How are you spending the day?
I worked this morning for 5 hours and it looks like I’m having a pretty chill night. Today I wanted to talk about something a little touchy, but that’s paleo eating.
Being an anorexic with a strong passion for nutrition food is very common, but also tough. The key is balance, because recovery means incorporating all foods, for the rest of one’s life. Personally, I believe in, and feel best on, mostly paleo food.
Paleo food, in other words, is real food. So, picture 100% ground beef (not necessarily lean, but without anything added to it); organic fruits and veggies; 100% rolled oats. I have a weak stomach, and have been eating mostly paleo foods for quite a long time. I cook with them, and do truly enjoy eating this way.
The key is still eating what you want to eat. Whatever that may be.
Below are some of my staple meals:
1/2 cup quick oats
1 tablespoon cacao powder
1 cup water
1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
1/2 cup berries
1/4 cup plain goats milk yogurt
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
1. In a bowl, combine oats, cacao, and water. Stir well. Microwave for 2 minutes, stirring once halfway through.
2. Top with whatever you’d like; the toppings listed in the ingredients are my favourite!
SWEET POTATO STIR FRY
1/2 sweet potato
1/2 can tuna
1 teaspoon grapeseed oil
1 stalk celery
1/2 cup broccoil
1/2 red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped carrots
1. Wash and prick sweet potato. Microwave for 4 minutes.
2. In a small skillet, saute sweet potato, cut into chunks, in the oil over medium heat. Add remaining ingredients and saute until all vegetables are tender.
4 oz ground beef
1 tablespoon chopped onion
lettuce leaves, soba rolls, mustard, avocado
1. In a small bowl, ground beef, egg, and onion. Shape mixture into a burger.
2. Cook on a grill or in a skillet with a small amount of oil. Wrap in lettuce and serve with toppings of choice.
The thing about paleo eating is that cooking is incredibly easy! A lack of flavor is easy to make up for with spices, like fennel, dill, and cinnamon.
Adding your own flare is easy, and makes you feel like a pro chef.
How do you choose to eat?