Healthy food today!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Today I did pretty good with the eating. Breakfast was really small - mostly because Starbucks doesn't have many options for paleo people. I basically ate the egg and fruit out of a protein plate. DH wouldn't eat the weird peanut butter packet, cheese, and nutrigrain thing that came with it. Oh well. I need to figure out what to do with my coffee. I'm super addicted (as in I'll get a terrible withdrawal headache by noon if I don't have a cup in the morning). But I also don't really like black coffee. I HAVE to have either a touch of milk or a bit of sugar... so that led me to add a dollop of half & half to my coffee. Just enough to take the bitterness out.

Lunch wasn't big enough. I'd forgotten that Chipotle expects you to pile a "salad" up with rice and beans. I should have asked for more lettuce. Oh well. And I discovered that if you add mild and hot or medium salsa, it basically acts as a salad dressing so you don't have to worry about trying to figure out what's in their house dressing.

Dinner was sooo good! Shrimp "tacos" that used butter lettuce instead of taco shells. (recipe follows) DH really enjoyed it too. I'll be making that one again soon.

I got some quilting in too today. The superman quilt is almost 1/3 quilted. I found a backing for the blue quilt too. And I have the squares for another quilt sewn - they still need to be pressed and squared up before I make them into a quilt top.

Tomorrow I start back up with the running. Yay!

Shrimp Tacos Recipe - from the Every Day Paleo book
1 lb raw shrimp (tails, shells, veins removed)
1 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
1 bell pepper sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 red onion chopped
Butter or romaine lettuce
1/2 cup salsa
1 tbsp chili powder
cherry tomatoes
avocado sliced
radishes, sliced

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add bell pepper, onion and garlic, and saute for 4 minutes.
Add shrimp and saute for 3 minutes (until pink).
Add salsa and chili powder and heat through.
Place shrimp mixture in lettuce leaves and top with tomatoes, avocado, and radishes.

Serves 3-4
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  • no profile photo CHRISTINE_F
    Can you use Stevia in your coffee for sweetener on that plan? It doesn't have any calories and it's natural.
    2759 days ago
    I've been using salsa on my salads as dressing also, loving it. Saves lots of calories also!
    2760 days ago
    Awesome! You and I are very similar!

    I try my very best to eat paleo, also. And I LOVE to quilt! I got a ton of quilting done yesterday since I was trapped inside. Thanks, Tropical Storm Irene!
    2760 days ago
  • BUNNY1965
    Way to go ...keep taking those steps one at a time...you'll do great!

    2760 days ago
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