Paleo Meal Planning – Lotsa Snacks
I’m feeling quite ambitious today. Perhaps it’s the 2 days of P90X I’ve successfully completed in addition to my every other day Zumba class. Or perhaps I’m just getting back into the groove from being sick or dealing with sick children for nearly two months. Whatever it is, this week is full of delicious, Paleo snacks that I’m going to make for my family to keep us all on the straight and narrow. The ingredients that can only be used in the snacks will be in Italic on the meal plan so that if you opt not to do snacks this week, you won’t be tied down to them. Any snack ingredients that can also be used in an actual meal will not be italicized.
I hope you are all having a fantastic March and first few days of spring. Make the most out of the weather wherever you are because remember: Come July, you will be begging for a chill again.
Happy & healthy eating!
These are The Workaholic’s favorite snack and they’re super easy to make. The greatest thing is that you can tailor them to your individual tastes. I LOVE adding freeze dried blueberries from Trader Joe’s in ours. I also like adding some mini chocolate chips from
The Paleo Mama hooked us up with this recipe and now that the price of berries is coming down, they are going to be a refrigerator staple in our house.
Do you have trouble getting your family to eat squash? Fret no longer. They hide perfectly in this recipe and it is, quite honestly, the BEST brownie recipe I own – Paleo or not. Bake them TODAY.
If you include dairy in your life, get some Chevre and slap a little bit on top of these for a decadent snack while you’re watching March Madness.
Eat The Rainbow Kabobs
This spring, ChopChop and New Balance have teamed up to promote the benefits of “the rainbow” – that is, eating and running the rainbow!
“Eat the rainbow” helps kids get in the habit of eating a balanced palette of fruits and veggies —and, because different colors are associated with different nutrients, it is an easy way to color your world healthy. What better way to eat multiple colors than with a rainbow kabob? Here is a vibrant, simple and great-tasting recipe for Rainbow Kabobs!
Check out Primal Bliss for a month’s worth of Paleo lunch ideas and add whatever you want to your shopping list this week. I will, as per the norm, be feasting on leftovers that the rest of my family won’t eat.
This recipe officially calls for pork spareribs but my local grocer had Pork Loin on sale, so that’s what I bought. I put loin on the shopping list, but if you want spare ribs, just sub the loin for spare ribs. I’m serving these with Creamed Spinach from Paleo Comfort Foods. I HIGHLY recommend doubling the spinach recipe so that you have seconds. If you allow dairy in your life, it’s amazing with some Parmesan mixed in.
The Workaholic is rightfully sick of chicken and this just sounded wonderful. It can probably be made with other ground meat, but pork and curry were meant for one another so I’m sticking with the original recipe here.
My mouth is watering just thinking about this steak. It says to marinade it for a couple/few hours, but I recommend marinating it overnight, or all day long. You could prep it before work in the morning then it would be ready when you got home, or prep it before you go to bed the night before and let it sit overnight and all day long. It’s completely up to you. Roast some broccoli for your side and you’ve got some delicious dinner.
I haven’t been a huge fan of Jicama because I had a bad experience with them, but I recently tried again and it was delicious so I’m going to give these Jicama Fries a try this week. It looks like the jicama fries take a while to cook, so bake them first then work on your nuggets.
Roasted Mustard Fish with Eggplant & Fennel Salad
The Eggplant and Fennel Salad can be found in Mark Sisson’s book, Primal Blueprint Quick and Easy Meals: Delicious, Primal-approved meals you can make in under 30 minutes (Primal Blueprint Series). If you don’t have this cookbook, GET IT. I’ll be using it a lot in upcoming weeks and his recipes can be hard to find online.
Now, don’t forget to shop your pantry first! Happy eating!