Sunday, November 24, 2013

Primal 21 Day Challenge: Day 15

Day 15:

Let's kick off our third and LAST week of the 21 day challenge by another FORAGE. My husband and I do a family night every Monday, so this is a perfect challenge for a Monday {well, for us at least!}

You could do a real primitive forage and go out into your surroundings to find mushrooms, apples, berries {which are probably all gone now;)}, etc. Last year my husband and I went out early spring to pick fiddleheads {basically a baby fern}. It was fun to get outside and hike around and try something new!

You could also forage by finding a new shopping market with ingredients to make primal foods or even go out to a different restaurant and to eat a primal meal. Remember, politely ask for substitutions as deemed necessary to create a primal meal:)

Lastly, perform a moderate aerobic exercise of your choice, 30-60 minutes long and 50-70% of your maximum heart rate.

Meal/Snack Ideas:

Breakfast- scrambled eggs, veggies of choice, and then throw in kale or spinach for the last few minutes of cooking.

Lunch- ceviche {I foraged at a restaurant last night and had ceviche that included the seafood, onions, cilantro, and sliced mangos...delicious!}

Dinner- I promised you the zucchini egg bake...

Zucchini Egg Bake from Mark Sisson's  'The Primal Blueprint Cookbook' {click on the link to order from Amazon}:

4T butter
1/4c finely chopped onion
2lb zucchini, grated {I use about 3 medium sized zucchini's}
1/2lb ground Italian sausage or other ground meat {or whatever leftover meat you have!}
3 eggs, beaten
1/3c grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Set oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in a sauté pan. Once melted, add zucchini and onions to sauté for about 5-7 minutes or until zucchini is tender. Drain zucchini in strainer to get all excess liquid out. Add sausage to sauté pan and sauté until meat is just cooked. In a 8x8 pan or pie dish combine sausage, zucchini and season to desired taste. Add eggs and mix thoroughly.  Grate cheese on top {optional} and bake uncovered about 35-40 minutes.

Easy AND delicious!

Snacks- roast chestnuts {'Tis the season, right? I am dying to try this soon. It sounds easy enough by making an 'X' on the top of the chestnut with a knife, place upright on a baking sheet and bake.}

How is everyone doing with the challenge so far? Any new results or increased results? Please share!