Paleo Chicken Scaloppini w/Sauteed Arugula

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This is a quick, fairly easy recipe you can make with ingredients most people have in their homes already. The chicken and arugula together took me a little under an hour to make. The meal together is 240 calories, 14 g fat, 6 g carbs, and 25 g protein. Add a sweet potato or some roasted veggies (pictured above) to round out the meal. Continue reading Paleo Chicken Scaloppini w/Sauteed Arugula

How to Start a Successful Paleo Challenge

 

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Why do a Paleo challenge?

Probably because your CrossFit box is running one or you heard about it form a book/the internet/friends and want to try it out. However you got there, starting a paleo diet is no piece of cake (pun completely intended). There’s the question of what to eat and what not to eat. Then there’s the learning to cook paleo thing, and on top of that learning to cook paleo and still ENJOY it thing.

I do want to clarify that this doesn’t mean you have to eat exactly this way all the time. Like I’ve said before, a good diet is a healthful eating plan that works for you. So if you find you feel better when you eat some dairy, then add it back in after the challenge. But in general paleo challenges tend to be fairly strict, and if that’s what you’re doing, I can help! Read on for a crash course in planning for a paleo challenge. Continue reading How to Start a Successful Paleo Challenge

Simple Apple & Fig Butter

photo-2One question I get asked a lot is, “what should I eat before a workout?”. I’ve talked about the nutrients you need and a few pre-workout meal ideas in a blog post back in November, but to sum it up, you need carbohydrates and protein from low fat, low fiber foods. Overall, it’s just important that you eat something, and this tends to be hard for people who exercise early in the morning or run a tight schedule. If you need a quick burst of energy before a workout, try this simple and easy apple fig butter. I got the inspiration from the PaleOMG website, but wanted to make a version with no added sugar and fewer ingredients. Try 2-4 spoonfuls for a quick source of fuel before your next workout.

Ingredients

3 apples (I used Pink Lady apples) Continue reading Simple Apple & Fig Butter