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Paleo on the Cheap? And quick... At home?


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Okay - I'm down 90+ and the ex is down 50+. His youngest daughter is now living with him and the oldest (son) has also returned home for a "few months". Both kids would classify as obese. Seeing the changes dad has made, the kids are now interested in trying his diet too - he's following my lead, so basically Paleo/Primal (low carb w no processed foods).

I've blogged previously about some of my ideas on how to do Paleo in restaurants and food courts, but hadn't spent a ton of time thinking about quick/cheap Paleo options for home.

Let me know if you have any ideas you want to share... His daughter can do some prep and cooking (17), but will be back in school in Sept, so quicker is better!

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STRNGNGRNDED 6/29/2012 8:14PM

    My dd and her dh just did this diet and she lost 7 pounds in a month. Now that she's pregnant she's not doing it. But I'd never heard of it before.
Glad to hear it's working for you and the kids are willing to do something about their weight. I hope they learn how to eat better so it will work for life.
I'm subscribing to your blog. =)

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SPOKENWORD 6/25/2012 4:34PM

    Keep up the good work!

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EGALITAIRE 6/24/2012 3:33PM

    Good to hear about your ex and his kids - nice that you have influenced others and always good to hear about people getting more healthful.

I do batch cooking twice a week - enough to last 3 - 4 days. What makes that work though is having a meal plan for the week or at least 3 - 4 days.

Big batches of various types of veggie mixes roasted or grilled then into containers in the fridge. Same with greens - wilt a big pan of greens. Steam a spaghetti squash and some cauliflower rice, both of those make good "bases" for adding the greens or other veggies and the protein.

Try to cook double the protein that would be eaten at one meal, then I have it for leftovers a day or two later.

Like so many things in life - planning and preparation seem to go along way.

Stay Strong

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SHERYLDS 6/23/2012 9:16PM

    I'm totally drained in hot humid weather
so I roast plenty of chicken ahead of time and keep it in air tight containers.
and while I'm roasting the chicken
I figure roast some red peppers,
roast some broccoli,cauliflower, and carrots under the chicken.
make lettuce wraps with romaine lettuce and whatever meat/poultry/fish you like.
I always have a large container of shredded coleslaw (red and green cabbage) waiting in the fridge without dressing. Then when I'm ready for it I make a quick asian dressing of rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, and grated ginger. Crunchy and flavorful...a little goes a long way.
I also believe in one pan cooking ... so when i make my protein...I always add the veggies at the same time and let them cook together.


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