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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.

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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!

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4 comments

  1. Can you have fruit? I know someone who lost a lot of weight but gave up all fruit. I thought it was drastic but she just won’t have any. I’m so glad this has been working for you, that it’s blessing your health.

    1. Lou,
      You can have fruit of course. Now, fruits are high in sugar and some people should avoid eating too much of it. I eat some strawberries and blueberries in the morning with my coconut yogurt.

  2. Hello Maite, Fabrice et moi, on commence également a s’intéresser à la paléo food mais le problème c’est le petit dej…mange sale au lieu de sucré c’est pas évident! Tu manges quoi le matin a part des blueberries et des coconut yogurt? Bisous Cathy.

    1. Coucou Cathy. Je suis contente d’avoir de tes nouvelles. C’est super que vous vous intéressiez à cette diet aussi.

      Il y a plein de sites en anglais avec des tonnes de recettes pour le petit dej. Comme par example :
      http://www.paleofood.com/
      http://paleomg.com/

      Dans les grandes lignes voici des idées:
      – Yogurt à la noix de coco ou au lait d’amandes avec des fruits
      – Des oeufs avec des légumes et de la viande
      – des smoothies (shake) avec une portion de fruits, une de légumes riches en nutrition (épinards frais, choux frisés, cocombre…), une portion de bonne matière grasse (avocat, lait de coco ou d’amandes0 et des glaçons. Voici quelques bonnes recettes http://primalsmoothies.com/
      – des quiches (mélange d’oeufs et de deux ou trois légumes)
      – Des muffins faits avec de la farine de noix de coco ou d;amande (pas de farine normale, JAMAIS 🙂
      – DEs frittatta
      _ des omelettes de cougettes spaghetti
      – des champignons fourrés avec des oeufs, de la viande, des épinards (ou ce que tu veux)
      _burrito faits avec une omelette
      – Du saumon fumé avec des oeufs
      – de la viande

      En gros… pas de farine, pain, riz…mais tu peux utiliser la farine de noix de coco ou d’amandes. Tu peux manger toutes les viands ou poissons que tu veux, légumes, fruits. Le tout est toujours d’équilibrer les proteïnes, les bonnes matières grasses, et les mineraux qui viennent des légumes.

      N’hésite pas si tu as d’autres questions.

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