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Monday, July 23

Paleo Lifestyle: Plan Ahead

One of the easiest ways to 'fall of the bandwagon' with clean eating so to speak is lack of planning. I find that Friday nights are usually the times we end up eating pizza or Japanese take out. Mostly because it's the end of the week, the fridge is getting bare, we are both tired after a long work week, and making dinner sounds like a new form of torture. In an effort to combat this, I try to plan a weekly menu and stock the fridge and pantry accordingly. In addition, I always keep a couple quick and easy options around for those torturous Friday evenings.


1: Plan your menu for the week, dinner and lunch, and write it out {we write ours on the fridge}.
2: Stick to your menu. This keeps you on track. saves money and prevents food waste. 
3. Make extra servings of dinners and use them as lunch leftovers. OR make a big batch of paleo chili on Sunday to take for lunch during the week.
3: Stock your pantry and fridge with a couple of easy meals. Our go-to meals include frozen salmon {thaws quickly in cold water or you can cook it frozen}, organic no sugar added butternut squash soup {Imagine brand}, sweet potatoes and frozen spinach, tons of fresh veggies and eggs {instant frittata or bibimbap}.
4: Make sauces, spices, etc ahead of time. I usually make a big batch of different spice mixes about once a month and make mayonnaise and salad dressing about once a week.

Also, for those of you who are even more pressed for time or who need more help, how about an emeals subscription? {modified for paleo, of course}

Happy {meal} planning.

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1 comment:

Brittany Nicole Grace said...

Your blog is great!
And I really love your recipes and your posts on the paleo experience. Ever since I learned about paleo eating (back when I was working at Lululemon), I've considered it some sort of fad. I just couldn't accept that a loaf of fresh baked, whole-wheat bread could possibly be bad for me.
Then, I developed arthritis in my hands, just like my mom, my aunt, and my grandmother. I am 31! I use my hands ALL THE TIME! I also do yoga, run, garden, and cook for a I've been frustrated and honestly a bit scared about my body and my future mobility.
Then I did some research. Gluten is one of the major players in arthritis swelling and pain. I had no clue.
So I've taken gluten out of my diet. I've never been a big meat eater, and haven't eaten processed foods in years, so I'm hoping the change will make a big difference.
I look forward to more of your recipes and am encouraged by your outlook on this way of life.
Thank you!