It’s Sunday and it’s raining…again!
This article details a full week of our paleo meals: it gives an idea of what we are eating now with our family of three children – that’s those still living at home!
Fried in coconut oil: sausage (for children, gluten free) , bacon, egg, asparagus tomatoes
Lunch: Bacon, beetroot, walnuts
Bacon, egg, mince, fresh herbs, mushrooms, tomatoes courgettes onions (leftover from fridge)
Lunch (children only) chopped walnuts, yoghurt (greek style), banana
Tea: Roast chicken, roast butternut squash, sweet potatoes, spring greens cabbage and paleo friendly gravy
Liver, bacon bits, fresh green herbs
Lunch : (children only) omelette, bacon bits cheese, butter
Tea: minced beef, cooked with tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, ginger, garlic chilli served with slices of roast butternut squash topped with cheese, grilled lightly and sprinkled with herbs
Chopped liver fried in coconut oil with tomatoes/mushrooms/herbs
Lunch: leftover mince and veg (nuked at work)
Tea: Roast beef and paleo cauliflower cheese, purple cabbage
Fried in coconut oil: tomatoes, mushrooms and strawberries: liver and bacon
Lunch: chicken salad, dressing (olive oil and drops of balsamic vinegar)
Supper: scrambled eggs, roast pork and spicy stir fried cabbage
Left over veg; tiny bit of steak; eggs fried in coconut oil
Lunch: tin of mackerel and small handful of walnuts
Tea: Slow cooker shredded beef, jacket sweet potatoes, buttery cabbage, squash
Scrambled eggs and mushrooms with butter
Tea: Roast pork, crackling, spicey cabbage, broccoli and roast ginger
We have three fit active sports mad and growing teenagers eating with us at home and our meals tend to reflect their needs and support their activities. We eat together morning and evening. If I’m hungry I eat the carbs but will always favour green leafy vegetable combinations over squash and sweet potato as this works for me. The kids like these better and tend to avoid green leafy vegetables if at all possible (you see nothing changes across the generations)!!We eat together as a family. No-one is singled out for special food because they are on a diet, no-one is treated different. We value the time together.
Make it simple, make it real.
Having travelled to one or two far off lands I can honestly say not just as an Englishman but also as someone extremely keen on personal well being and that of others. That the original English breakfast is one of the best in the world, but what if we made it healthy too, what if we made it a paleo diet breakfast (what is paleo?).
That was until influences from other countries and the processed food industry messed it up, with croissants, pastries, hash browns, beans and even heaven forbid potato chips. All of which are going to send blood sugar through the roof, lay down fat tissue and generally make you feel crap an hour or so later.
Steer well clear of simple or refined carbohydrate at breakfast, that includes any vegetable cooking oil, sunflower cooking oil, margarines, bread/toast and especially fruit juices which are particularly disruptive to the body chemistry.
Go instead for bacon, eggs (free range), sausage (gluten free), mushroom, liver, belly pork, black pudding, few almonds and maybe a small tomato all cooked in either coconut oil or ghee or some animal fat or butter. Still hungry? finish off with cheese and Almond cookies, but of course don’t forget the Tea or Coffee.
Remember paleo works, so for weight loss good health and longevity:
Increase saturated animal fats and reduce carb’s not calories!
Breakfast has always been the largest and finest meal of the day as we ought to be waking hungry and keen after our fast. As the old proverb goes:
A way of life we would all do well to practice…enjoy real food as nature not scientists intended.