So, I’ve been having a hard time sticking to the low carb, wheat free, low sugar lifestyle. It’s definitely something that requires some planning ahead. I thought it would be fun to pull together a compilation of some of the things I’ve made before as a menu plan that I can try to stick to. I try to make one new recipe a week, but then, I somehow never end up making the one’s I like more than once. This will be a good experiment to see if a) I can follow a menu plan and b) if sticking to this will help me lose some lbs. Wait, and c) see if I really do feel better without that stuff in my body. I notice on the days that I really do eliminate the wheat I have more energy and less aches and pains. So here’s my plan:
Egg Casserole – I love egg casseroles. I do add cheese to mine, which is technically not Paleo, so leave it out if you want true Paleo. For me, the egg casserole lasts a while, it’s enough for about 4 breakfasts.
Granola – I completely forgot how much I loved this granola I made a few months ago. It’s great for breakfast, but it’s kind of dessert-ish too.
Cold Cut Roll Ups – I like this lunch because it’s got a lot flavor and it’s easy to switch it up without too much thought. You can do turkey, ham or roast beef and fill it with spinach, cole slaw or lettuce. I usually just bring the ingredients with me to work and assemble it all there, so I don’t have to worry about prepping anything in the morning.
Chicken Salad – Here’s another I forgot about! This chicken salad is so delicious. The cranberries are what I make it, I think.
The rest of my lunches, I usually do a takeout salad or leftovers from the night before. My favorite take out salad is the Signature Salad with chicken from Cosi.
Turkey Soup: I just made this last week and it was sooo delicious. Disclaimer, beans aren’t paleo, so leave them out if you want to stay true to the Paleo diet.
Greek Chicken Legs: Chicken legs are my favorite kind of chicken. This Greek yogurt marinade is good, but you can do lots of other variations. Soy sauce and Italian dressing marinade is another favorite.
Salmon Packet: Salmon is possibly my favorite dinner on earth. It’s so healthy and flavorful and there are a million ways to prepare.
I have more go to low carb dinners, variations usually of what the rest of the family is eating, that I haven’t documented before. For instance, if we’re having burgers for dinner, I’ll have a burger with a fried egg on top. I know that sounds crazy, but it’s so good. We also do stir fry. Spaghetti squash is delicious, but not something the whole family is on board with yet. One thing I always miss is pizza, so I’ll try one of the many Paleo pizza recipes I’ve pinned this week, too.
Snacks & Desserts:
So, no excuses, I have a lot of options that I already know I enjoy. I will report back in next week’s edition of What I Made.