Tuesday, January 7, 2014

A New Year's Primal Challenge: Day 3

Day 3:

Agenda:
  1. Try new primal approved meals this week. Then on Day 7,  you will make your favorite new recipe for your family and/or friends to share. Take that opportunity to get them excited about eating clean, delicious foods and feeling great!
  2. Focus on making and preparing all your primal meals from home. This will take planning (maybe even days of planning), but it will help you avoid the temptation of running to a local burger chain restaurant to satisfy hunger. From Day 3 forward, plan and prepare meals from home.
  3. GO OUTSIDE! Grab some sunshine and soak in Vitamin D. If there happens to be no sun on Day 3, check the forecast and plan a sunny day to enjoy outside {if it's cold, bundle up!}. To be primal is to get an appropriate amount of sunlight. Yes, tan=healthy!

Meal/Snack Ideas:

Breakfast- french omelette with chives {I just ate this tonight!}


French Omelette
  • 4 eggs
  • 1T fresh chives, diced thinly
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1T olive oil
Heat olive oil in pan on # 3 stove setting or low-medium heat. Ensure olive oil gets up the sides of pan. Beat eggs vigorously with all ingredients until batter has a smooth consistency. Pour in heated pan. Take spatula and gently scrape the middle of omelette from side to side in a plus sign design every few minutes. This will make little clumps throughout the omelette. Continue until omelette is still wet on top with many chunks and swirls of eggs and sides are easy to lift from pan. Loosen sides of omelette and fold in half. Cook for another minute and then serve on plate. Sprinkle more salt and pepper if desired.


Lunch- throw that delicious leftover salmon atop your green salad with seasonings; slice large chunks of eggplant and top with tomato sauce, chopped tomatoes, seasonings, sprinkled with a hard fermented cheese and then bake!

Dinner- make pulled pork in your crockpot and serve with your favorite vegetables (pulled pork meat can be used for many other meals!)

Snacks- create a new smoothie using coconut milk, almond milk or water; find a primal coconut drink with pulp (check those ingredients to stay away from sugar and other chemicals!)

A favorite primal drink of mine.
Document:

-how you increased your daily movement
-new primal meal recipe(s) tried
-relaxation techniques tried
-energy level {POOR, AVERAGE, GREAT}
-satisfaction level with meals
-hunger level between meals
-struggles
-benefits