Most of you are probably familiar with the plate icon that has replaced the old food pyramid.
The folks at Fitbomb came up with a Paleo version.
When people find out that I’m not eating grains, legumes, dairy or processed foods they often ask “What do you eat? Don’t you get bored?”
I eat tasty, real food. I don’t get bored. The possibilities are endless and limited only by my own creativity. From time to time I’ll do a post on My Paleo Plate and show you what I eat in a day.
Breakfast: Farmer’s Market Omelet: Two pastured eggs with coconut milk, cajun seasoning, bell pepper and onions. The omelet is stuffed with spinach and bacon and topped with Farmer’s Market Pico de Gallo.
Lunch: Kobe Beef Burger and Yummy Yam Spears*: The burger is sitting on red onion and lettuce from our garden. I added Tequila Jalapeno Mustard to the burger.
Dinner: Spicy Speedy Stuffed Peppers*: The filling is packed with vegetables, including tomatoes, onion, celery, carrots and crookneck squash.
*The recipes for the Yummy Yam Spears and the Spicy Speedy Bell Peppers came from my current favorite cookbook Everyday Paleo
Looks yummy! I am still trying to give up dairy. It’s way harder than I thought. I am a cheese addict for sure.
I am at the point where I could try adding back in some dairy if I wanted to. I really don’t have the urge to do it though. I was using cheese on everything as a condient before i did the 30 day elimination part of the diet. I see to have got out of that habit.
Thanks for the recipe. I enjoyed today’s post very much.
Check out this healthy recipe – Cheese Topped Vegetables
Have you had blood work done recently? I would be interested to see a comparison of now and next September 2012 (assuming your satisfaction continues and you stick with paleo).
Can you explain about adding dairy back in? do you just give it up for a short period of time and then you can add it back? I’ve given up milk, but I can’t make any diet stick that totally removes cheese. I’ve tried for my entire life. I can’t seem to do it. (I am allergic to dairy, and was lactose intolerant as a kid… and I still ate it!)
It’s basically an elimination diet. You eliminate the grains, dairy and legumes for 30-60 days. After that, inflammation and things should have settled down. Some people are able to add dairy back in without adverse consequences. Basically, give it a try and see what happens. Anecdotal information is that raw dairy is generally better tolerated. Some people can tolerate fermented or aged (like cheese) dairy products, but not milk.
I have found that I can eat cheese with no adverse digestive consequences. I have noticed that my blood sugar spikes a bit (but not into the danger zone) and I get hungry sooner. I eat cheese occasionally (maybe once in a two week period).
Some people are able to tolerate dairy better when the other irritants (grains and legumes) ar removed from the diet.
why does everyone who is on this diet suddenly after 30-60 days act as if they have become lactose intolerant…? or is it a diet for lactose intolerant people to be able to eat dairy again ? Can you be sure that the plants and animals are not processed at all..I know for a fact that almonds even ones labeled raw are all pasterized by law since 2004…