It's actually pretty simple if you think about it. Eat food, not chemicals. At first I was gong-ho about eating Paleo. I visited the Charlotte Regional Farmer's Market, grabbed all my local meats and veggies and didn't spend too much money in the process. However, the food prep for the week was too much. I am someone who enjoys cooking and baking and it was too much for me. I was literally in the kitchen all Sunday prepping food for the week and I didn't even finish. There were some items that couldn't be pre-prepped, like some of the veggies which I wanted to use for a side dish during the week. It was too much. I enjoy my weekends and John and I usually don't lock ourselves inside, we're out and about enjoying our weekend freedom. A few weeks after my Paleo fail a co-worker told me about a Paleo delivery service. I was intrigued. I'm not usually for paying someone for something I could do, but if they delivered the food and I got to keep my free time, it seemed like a win. John and I had the Paleo delivery meals for a few weeks and I supplemented breakfasts or dinners. All in all the convenience was great, however, I can't say I liked all the meals, and the price was kind of steep. So I decided to put the Paleo delivery on hold for a bit and attempt to make the majority of our meals. Honestly, it's been going OK. I can't say we're eating clean for every meal, but I feel like 80/20 is good too.
- Marinated chicken breasts and thighs
- Mashed sweet potatoes (regular and thyme)
- Barbacoa- very good, spicy, but yummy with some avocados on top
- Mixed salad greens with a balsamic vinaigrette
The only picture I took was of dinner the other night which consisted of the marinated chicken, thyme sweet potatoes, and salad.
Overall, I've been trying to make us "cleaner" meals. Meaning, no chemicals or preservatives. The outcome is pretty tasty, but it does take some planning and time. One tip - I do try to cook up a lot of protein at once. That way we can use it up throughout the week with breakfast and lunch meals. Also, sweet potatoes and roasted cauliflower are easy to whip up and will last you throughout the week as a side. You don't have to be perfect, you can just strive to be better.