Tuesday, September 15, 2015

DAY 3: Wednesday, September 16th

DAY 3 AGENDA:
  1. Try new primal approved meals this week. Try some of my recipes or look up paleo recipes online. Send me a picture of your dish with the recipe and I'll share with the group:) Also, on Day 7, plan to make your favorite new primal recipe for your family and/or friends to share! 
  2. Focus on making and preparing all your primal meals from home. This will take planning and preparation, but it will help you avoid the temptation of running to a local burger chain restaurant;) And if you are still feeling hungry...eat more primal approved foods/dishes! Eventually, your body will become used to storing and using fat for energy, so you will be able to last longer between meals. You will be SHOCKED.
  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. To be primal is to get an adequate amount of sunlight! Studies show that lack of the "sunshine vitamin" (Vitamin D) can actually cause cancer! But, avoid getting sunburned because that can also cause cancer!
Meal/Snack Ideas:

Breakfastzucchini egg bake with sausage {for the recipe click HERE}.
         

Lunch- Tomato Basil Soup

(Disclaimer: if you are looking to lose weight, AVOID dairy. For this recipe, you could try coconut milk in place of the heavy cream.)

Ingredients:
  • 1 large can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup heavy cream (raw/unpasteurized/etc.)
  • 1 stick of butter (raw/unpasteurized, etc...I like 'Kerry Gold Butter')
  • 15 fresh basil leaves (sage...I have used sage before and it was great!)
  • salt
  • pepper
In a large pot put in the diced tomatoes (juice and all) and place it on the stove over medium heat. Once it starts to bubble a little, turn it down to low/medium heat and let it simmer for 30 minutes stirring occasionally. Take off heat, add basil/sage and puree or use stick blender to blend until mostly blended (I like some clumps of tomato). Put back over heat low heat and stir in the heavy cream. Then add butter and stir until all melted without boiling the soup.
Serve!

Dinner- Eye of Round Roast with Mustard Vinaigrette

Ingredients:
  • 2 lb. eye of round roast 
  • a few dashes of salt/pepper/thyme
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
Set oven to 500 degrees. Cut the strings off eye of round. Depending on how large your roast is, season with the salt and pepper (I had a 2 lb. roast and sprinkled a tsp or so of sea salt, a few dashes of pepper and a few dashes of dried thyme.) Mince garlic and then mash into olive oil well until almost dissolved. Rub over meat and ensure seasonings are spread throughout. Place on a baking sheet covered with tin foil and place into oven to cook for 6min per pound, so my I cooked my 2 lb. roast for 12 minutes.) Then, turn off the oven and let the roast sit for two hours. DO NOT OPEN OVEN DOOR. When done, take out and slice thinly and drizzle with vinaigrette. Add a side salad or veggies and enjoy!
Vinaigrette Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 Tbs dijon mustard (check for clean ingredients)
  • 1 Tbs white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • dash of sea salt
Mix all together and drizzle on meat:)

Dessert- are you still having a hard time with that sweet tooth? Try coconut milk ice-cream. Literally, just coconut milk and coconut pieces. Check your labels or make your own!

Jot down some notes!
-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