Our Paleo Family

What We Ate Wednesday 1/31/18

I’m back again with more meal inspiration for you. There are some repeats here from previous weeks and some brand new dishes. Some are so brand new that I haven’t written them up for you just yet – but I will – just as soon as they’re perfected!

Meal #1: Nut-Crusted Chicken, Simple Cole Slaw (minus the sweetener) and roasted squash and carrots. This chicken is AMAZING! Yes, it’s a little time-consuming, but it’s worth it. I promise. Just keep the rest of the meal simple. In this case, I made the slaw earlier in the day and the veggies roasted while I worked on the chicken. I have a video of this chicken prep as well if that’s helpful to you.

Meal #2: Smothered Pork Chops (similar to this recipe from Nom Nom Paleo), Instant Pot Applesauce and Broccoli

Meal #3: I went out with some friends and my family ate leftovers. For my dinner out, I chose a Mediterranean restaurant and enjoyed a grilled chicken kebab and roasted vegetables. Food blogger fail: I did not photograph my dinner. What can I say? I was hungry, so I ate it. 🙂

Meal #4: Beef and Vegetable Soup, with the addition of potatoes for a little more oomph! This is a super simple recipe, but amazingly filling and delicious. The only trick here is that you must have good quality, rich, homemade broth. You can find the recipe in my book.

Meal #5: Cauliflower Soup with Sausage This is a new recipe that I will write up for you soon.

Meal #6: Out to dinner again! We went for a long hike in a neighboring town so had the opportunity to try a new restaurant. Let’s just say this neighboring town leans a little more liberal than my town and as a result, there were a lot more gluten free options! We chose a place called Grub, where I devoured a bunless burger with onions and bacon, salad and roasted potatoes on the side. I didn’t have any of my homemade dressing with me, so I just used mayonnaise. I know that’s not totally Whole30 Compliant due to the oils used in the mayo, but I figured it was better than a sugary dressing.

Meal #7: Grilled Sirloin Steak with Roasted Butternut Squash and Thai Cabbage Salad Another new recipe, shared by a friend. My whole family loved this – except my son, who considered it sacrilege to put salad (and sauce!!!) on top of perfectly good steak. Of course, I made some changes from the original so once I get it typed up, I’ll send it out.

That’s it for What We Ate Wednesday, Week 3. Come back next week for more cooking and eating inspiration. If you didn’t notice, soup seems to be the name of the game these days!