My Paleo Plate

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

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7 Responses to My Paleo Plate

  1. Looks yummy! I am still trying to give up dairy. It’s way harder than I thought. I am a cheese addict for sure.

    • paleopassage says:

      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.

  2. Nikee says:

    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).

  3. Katie says:

    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!)

    • paleopassage says:

      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.

  4. james kosten says:

    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…

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