It’s about time! Now is when I get really excited to see some green sprouting up out of the cold ground. I joined a local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and am totally ready for locally grown, delicious produce. I really, really love vegetables and get a little too excited about the prospect of getting them right out of the garden.
I wanted to talk a little about “treats”. I’ve seen a trend in the blogging world promoting a lot of “healthy” treats. Those types of recipes tend to be the most popular and exciting. An occasional treat is okay every now and again. However, foods like grain-free waffles, pancakes, muffins, paleo brownies, etc. should not be a part of the everyday diet. They are not nutrient-dense health foods. Almond flour should be consumed in moderation because it can contribute to inability to lose weight, and inflammation in the body. The main staples of the diet should be good fats, protein, and vegetables. Everything else is best to be eaten on an occasional basis.
Food rotation is also very important. Anything you eat every day may become an issue. Food reactions are very common these days and often occur if food isn’t completely digested and is eaten again. A general rule of thumb is to put your foods on a 3-day rotation. Don’t worry too much about being militant about it. Just be mindful to rotate foods for optimum nutrition.
Breakfast – Loaded Paleo Breakfast Hash
Lunch – Baby Broccoli Salad
Dinner – Stuffed Butternut Squash
Breakfast – Paleo Irish Boxty and Full Irish Breakfast
Lunch – Egg Drop Soup
Breakfast – Cheesecake Factory Crab Hash
Lunch – Kohlrabi and Turnip Salad
Dinner – Chicken & Italian Veggie “Rice”
Breakfast – Cinnamon “Rice” Breakfast Pudding
Lunch – Spring Fattoush Salad
Dinner – Spicy Paleo Pork Chile Verde
Breakfast – Grain-Free Pizza Quiche
Breakfast- Grain-Free Apple Cinnamon Granola
Lunch – Moroccan Carrot Soup
Dinner – Arroz con Pollo
Be nourished. Be happy.