1. Paleo Musings
2. Kid lunches
3. Chicken Nuggets
1. Some more interesting developments after the 21 Day Sugar Detox. After that I went on to about 9 days of the Whole 30 Challenge which is Strict Paleo. Fridays seem to have a bad influence on me and some margaritas/SAD food snuck in. Currently I am doing paleo with a cheat meal here and there on the weekend. Not the best, but I needed a little flexibility for insanity sake.
That said, now that my body is used to paleo/no sugar on a regular basis, when I do eat a Standard American Diet (SAD) item like a piece of pizza, some bread on a sandwich, I pay for it. Stomach distress within 24 hours. So this is good and bad. Bad – can’t eat the stuff I used to exist on . Bye Pizza Rolls. Good – I am on the right track with my dietary ideals.
My body doesn’t like grains and refined foods.
So this prompts me to more cooking, more whole foods and a meat source for my grass fed/pastured meats. I have a friend that has chickens, so we hit the jackpot there. I eat a lot of eggs. They are the perfect on the go food for me.
Conclusion. I like this paleo stuff. Lovely cookbook – Make it Paleo. I’ll put the link under “The Right Stuff” page.
2. Kid lunches. We have a finicky 15 year old lodged at the homestead. OMG, she eats nothing but chicken. No steak, beef, pork or eggs. Her lunch for school will consist of ham sandwiches (maybe she doesn’t realize it’s pork) and funyuns. Lunchables. I don’t know how you Moms do it. I look at what she eats and make faces, she looks at what I cook and makes faces.
3. To that end, I had some pastured, ground chicken from Rosas Farms (www.organiccheffoods.com) and made the following chicken nuggets to keep in the fridge as a snack. Pick your dipping sauce: Honey mustard/BBQ/Blue Cheese. These seemed to go over well and were super easy to make.
Pour 1/4 c. coconut oil in a deep pan and heat.
1 lb pastured ground chicken
2 Tbsp of onion powder
2 Tbsp of Garlic powder
salt and pepper
3 Tbsp almond flour.
Form into balls, place in heated pan. When the bottom looks cooked, flip and press the top. Cook until no longer raw.
Place on plate with paper towel to blot, serve with your dipping sauce.