Menu of the week with Paleo
So, as you may know, six months ago I started a journey on the Paleo diet. Again, I do not think it is a diet but a new life style that started to change my health and my life. Many people have been asking me questions. I highly recommend the following book (see pictures) if you are looking for some more information. This book has over 100 detailed recipes, 30 meal plans, and variations for autoimmune conditions, digestive health, heart health, fat loss, blood sugar regulation, thyroid health, and some others. Remember, it’s all about avoiding grains, sugar, and dairy (avoid anything that is processed). Grain is actually a great source of inflammation for our bodies. I know… it sounds difficult but believe me… it’s not. I come from an Italian background in which pasta played a major role in diet but I don’t really miss it.
Have a look at my dinner menu for this week. You may think it’s a lot of work… well, a little bit more than eating processed or prepared meals but don’t you think your body deserves whole food? Real food for real people!
Monday: Stuffed peppers with ground chicken and a side of spaghetti squash
Tuesday: Bacon-wrapped smoky chicken thighs with a side of salad with tomatoes and avocadoes (olive oil and balsamic vinegar).
Wednesday: Spaghetti squash Bolognese (with plain organic tomato sauce and organic ground beef).
Thursday: Pesto shrimp and zucchini fettuccine (use a julienne vegetable peeler to make the zucchini look like noodles).
Friday: Mediterranean lambs roast with kalamata olives (with crockpot) with mashed cauliflower.
By the way… do you wonder how to cook that weird thing… a spaghetti squash? Have a look at the pictures! Cut it in half, get the seeds out, put it in a pan with some water, place in microwave for 15-20 minutes (depending on the size of the squash), check it… if it becomes stringy, you got yourself a spaghetti squash! You can also do it in the oven but it takes longer. You can add some olive oil, salt and pepper and it is good to go!