Today I’m going to make it short and sweet. Today I’m going to touch on fruit. Most folks are battling some sort of metabolic derangement , a.k.a. obesity, diabetes, fertility issues, depression, etc. This with a mixed bag of autoimmunity and systematic inflammation. Until you are lean and healthy YOU DONT GET MUCH FRUIT . There is no nutrient in fruit that is not available in veggies, and fruit may have too many Carbs for you. For now just keep things simple don’t go crazy on the fruit for snacks and you will reap the greatest rewards. Remember Paleo is for you NO MATTER WHAT your goals are. If you want to bulk up just up your sweet potato/butternut/good carbs with your meals .
BREAKFAST: Chicken Apple Hash *
LUNCH: 5-6 oz deli Turkey, 1/2 lb steamed/boiled broccoli, drizzle with olive oil
SNACK: 2-3 oz Turkey, Carrot sticks, almonds.
DINNER: Indian style slaw*, leftover pork loin, side salad with olive oil.
CHICKEN APPLE HASH
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 6 oz leftover chicken
- 1 apple
- 2 tsp cinnamon or all spice. you can decide.
Heat the olive oil over medium heat in your pan. Shred and add the chicken. grate the apple, then add to the pot with your spice of choice. Cover and cook on medium-low heat, stirring often. Once the apple has cooked down and become soft, it is ready to serve.
INDIAN STYLE SLAW
Here is an easy, cheap veggie idea. If you use a ready-made bag of broccoli slaw you can really save time Or just cut a broccoli up into florets. Tomatoes are optional. Though this is a stand alone veggie dish, you could add some leftover meat to this for a complete meal.
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 1 bag broccoli slaw
- 1 cup fresh diced tomato ( optional )
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp turmeric
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
Heat 1 tbsp olive oil on medium heat in pan, add 1 tsp mustard seeds. Cover and cook until the seeds stop popping. Next, add the whole bag of slaw, the tomato ( if using ), plus 1 tsp cumin and 1/4 tsp turmeric. Sauté for 3-5 mins, tossing occasionally , until the slaw is soft. Add 2 tbsp lemon juice , stir and serve..