Tagged with squash

The Best Paleo Season

The Best Paleo Season

What does Autumn mean to you?  Interchangeable with the fall season, it’s the time of year when we leave summer and head toward winter.  Growing up on the East Coast, it meant all kinds of great foods were on their way.  Fall harvest fruits and vegetables are delicious and some of the best flavors to … Continue reading

Why You Need a Side of Seafood

Why You Need a Side of Seafood

We often think of our meals in terms of protein, vegetable, starch.  Every plate we order tends to be a hefty combination of all three.  That’s what most people have always been taught was a balanced meal.  If you’re a meat and potatoes person, you’re probably not eating a lot of vegetables.  If you do, they … Continue reading

My Beef With Beef

My Beef With Beef

Paleo isn’t permission to eat bacon, and lettuce wrapped burgers every meal.  We still need to exercise restraint over what we put in our mouths.  Red meat has been linked to heart disease among other chronic illnesses and they say that it’s mostly due to its fat content.  Is it safe to assume that if we … Continue reading

Last of the Leftovers

Last of the Leftovers

I would say half the meals I make for breakfast include leftovers from the night before.  Today, in fact, it was 4 days before.  Yes, the last piece of Thanksgiving turkey has been eaten.  I think the reason leftovers taste so good is that flavors get concentrated when food is cooled and reheated.  In this … Continue reading

A Hearty Paleo Meal

A Hearty Paleo Meal

I was really hungry today.  Starving.  I had a huge workout this morning and came home famished.  Before the paleo diet, I would have reached for the cheap carbs immediately: rice, pasta, bread.  Since these things aren’t in my diet anymore, I have no choice but to look elsewhere.  I quickly discovered that the quality … Continue reading

My Simple Breakfast

My Simple Breakfast

In looking for all the wonderful paleo foods to try, it feels great to return to one of my favorites.  No matter what vegetables are in season, I always turn to this meal.  Eggs are versatile and can be used in so many ways.  I limit my yolk intake to  2 or 3 a week … Continue reading

Choose Your Friends Wisely

Choose Your Friends Wisely

Transitioning to the paleo diet can be challenging.  Let’s face it, any diet can be challenging.  But you will reap a lifetime of rewards from taking care of yourself.  I meet people every day that, “eat healthy”, but when it comes right down to it, they don’t.  You can work out all you want, but … Continue reading

The No-Bun Burger

The No-Bun Burger

No matter where I go for a burger, they’re more than happy to wrap my burger in lettuce and leave the bun aside.  The typical hamburger bun is 110-150 calories, over 200 mg of sodium, 3-5 g sugar, 2-3 g fat, and definitely not paleo.  An ounce of iceberg lettuce is less than 10 calories, … Continue reading

Stuff it!

Stuff it!

When the world gives you a pretty little bowl to fill, you better fill it up with something.  Of course, this is all driven by my quest for new foods on the paleo diet.  I’ve been eating a lot of butternut squash the past few weeks due to its seasonal availability and price.  Right next … Continue reading