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January 15th - primalish and water

Sunday, January 15, 2012

I mentioned in yesterday's post that I had cooked a relatively primal/paleo dinner for the family. The husband seemed pretty happy with it, not being massively enthusiastic over the sweet potato hash, but happy enough to eat it. I'll play around with it to get the seasoning more exciting, I didn't have an onion so I used onion powder, and since I tend not to salt and pepper my food, unless I'm following a specific recipe, I usually forget to do it when I'm cooking. We've seen some recipes online which instead of a savory, make it a sweet with cinnamon and ginger added, so I'll try that next time. Maybe that would be a good desert?

I've got to start drinking more water, I'm just not massively thirsty right now, and I'm having to pee often enough and it's not dark, so I'm not getting signals that the body thinks it's at all dehydrated, but a bit more water wouldn't hurt. I've got to remember to fill my two nice pint waterbottles (that I got from Border's back in the day) first thing in the morning. If they are already filled it's much easier to remember to drink.

Now I just have to get the girls more on board. Problem is they both just love their carbs, and the younger won't eat pork, or anything resembling pork or ham except hot dogs. Now I just have to find a source of beef hotdogs without all the gross additives. I've been told there is a butcher a few towns over, which would only add about 10 miles to my trip home from work (if he's open that late), so I'll have to wander over and see what they carry. At least the elder child likes salads, and maybe I can start getting younger to do them if I put tuna on them, since she just loves tuna.

Next week I'm going to see about getting some good reusable lunch boxes (I'm thinking Happy Tiffin), which will probably pay for themselves in a few months anyway since I suspect I'd be spending less on the lunches I'm packing than the $2.65 and $3.00 the girls' schools charge for the less healthy school lunches.

So I'm off to read my articles for COHP, do my WIO for that challenge, and for my 5% challenge exercise time, as well as some strength training for COHP, and then lots of dishes and starting the roast chicken for dinner. That and a big salad with olive oil and balsamic or red wine vinegar out to make at least me and the husband happy.
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DIHEALTHYHAPPY 1/15/2012 8:53PM

    Wow! Sounds interesting.

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2BEEFIT 1/15/2012 12:23PM

    Good luck on your paleo conversion. I am a slow starter with my kiddos. I add a lot of paleo but I will throw in a piece of toast every now and then. I also have been trying smoothies out of Coconut milk instead of dairy and they have been going over well. There is a cookbook called Everyday Paleo that features families.
Good Luck

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