Now, before you get all preachy on me, and start talking about carbs and high fat, blah blah blah, I am trying Paleo for a week because I think that dairy might be hindering my health. A few years ago, I had a blood test done at my doctor’s office to test for food allergies. The results said that I have an intense sensitivity to Gluten, and a slightly less intense sensitivity to Casein and Whey.
I’ve stuck to not eating Gluten, and feel much much better for it, however I am a self-proclaimed cheese enthusiast, and simply could not let it go.
I’ve been working out very consistently over the last few years, as some of my prior posts might indicate, and I’m still not seeing the results I want. No, I’m not joining Crossfit (I don’t think my joints could handle it), but I do love my weekly dance classes, abs workouts and weight training.
I just feel like I could be less ‘puffy’ and more defined, and I’d also like my reflux/indigestion to be gone for good.
SO, Paleo, Day 3, and I am LOVING the recipes. Sure, I miss dairy a tiny bit, but I don’t really notice that it’s missing from my meals as much as I thought I would. Also, as someone who doesn’t generally like coconut (except when I had that Samoa obsession), I am using coconut flour and oil in everything and it’s amazing.
Here’s two of my favorite sites for recipes:
** Some of the recipes are Primal (which can include dairy), so if you want to stick to Paleo the way I’m doing it, be sure to check your ingredients**
So far I’ve made:
Simple Chorizo Butternut Hash (AMAZING!!!)
Chicken Bacon Rice Bowls (super easy)
Easy Crockpot Breakfast Pie (also super easy)
Sweet Pulled Pork Waffle Sliders (WHY DIDN’T I MAKE ALMOND FLOUR WAFFLES BEFORE NOW?!?!?!?!)
As for next week’s menu, I’m not sure what I plan to make for the majority of my meals, however, I am DEFINITELY making these:
Chocolate Coffee Banana Donuts (::drools::)
I feel like I’m discovering food again 🙂 Looks like it’s going past 1 week into a 2 week trial… stay tuned.