Paleo challenge: day 11

From Jan 1 – 31 I’m doing a strict paleo (Whole30) challenge with my CrossFit box. I decided to journal the month in food on here (in addition to normal posting) after getting a huge positive response on my Facebook page. I’m also going to detail the amount of sleep I got, the workout for the day and any other relevant notes. I’ll only detail drinks when it’s something other than water or tea, but note that I typically drink 80-100 ounces of water a day. I’ll link to recipes (either mine or other people’s) when applicable, but I don’t usually cook from recipes for myself so if you leave a comment asking for the recipe for something, there is none unless otherwise noted.

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Notes for the day:

I was definitely craving sweet all day which is why there’s about half a jar of almond butter consumed throughout my meals. I also technically cheated with the Cacao Now bar since it has honey in the ingredients. It was half a treat though and I wouldn’t even care except for the fact it’s going to cost me a point in our competition at the gym.

Sleep:

8.5 hours

Workout:

CrossFit

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Breakfast:

1/2 paleo pumpkin waffle

1 egg + 1 link chicken sausage scramble

strawberries

almond butter

coffee with coconut cream

 chicken sausage scramble

Lunch:

pan fried halibut

green beans with lemon & evoo

roasted parsnips & kohlrabi

roasted parsnips & kohlrabi

Dinner:

savory sweet potato meatloaf (<—excellent)

roasted lemon broccoli

mashed cauliflower

savory sweet potato meatloaf

Snacks:

paleo coconut flour cookie w/ almond butter

1/2 Cacao Now treat w/ almond butter

paleo coconut flour cookie

14 Comments

    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      Yeah, they technically are. My box is not doing a Whole30 so technically these are allowed for that and I realize I should probably say I’m doing a “modified” Whole30 because I am allowing myself to make things like pancakes/waffles/breakfast bakes. Thanks for pointing it out though.

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      1. Christine

        Oooh, nice! I’m jealous. I’m doing the strict no sugar/no SWYPO and it sucks. I did use a little coconut flour to make a roux to go over my crockpot roast, so I suppose that’s technically SWYPO… whatever. I’m going with it.

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          1. nate

            The reason the waffles aren’t whole30 is because they have Maple Syrup as an ingredient. Coconut flour, as you indicate is allowed on whole30, but this recipe, even without the aforementioned Maple Syrup, is most assuredly SWYPO.

    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      When I say that I just mean the top from the can of coconut milk. If you put a can of (full fat) coco milk in the fridge overnight, the thick stuff sticks to the top and I just use a spoonful of that (as opposed to the liquidy part).

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      1. Jodie

        Thanks for clarifying :)
        How much of the thick stuff is usually in a can? (approximately 1/4 of the can?)
        Then what do you do with the remaining coconut milk ? Just curious because I don’t want to waste.

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        1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

          I’d say about 1/2 the can becomes thick cream and half is the watery liquid. I use the “water” part in breakfast bakes as a liquid instead of milk, when I’m scrambling eggs, in black tea, etc.

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  1. Tammy

    That “foreverfit’ site seems interesting.

    Gina, any book recommendations? I want to get something for my kobo, but something cheap i’m’ on the fence on what to get:
    – sarah wilson (“i quit sugar”)
    – new book called “The Plan” featured on Dr. Oz which makes a ton of sense and intrigues me
    – Practical paleo
    – It starts with food
    – well fed
    – the Natalia Rose book (cookbook or otherwise…not sure

    I have a tiny kobo reader. I am not into complex recipes or ingredients or ones requiring skill and a ton of expensive equipment or expensive/trendy ingredients, interested in changing my binging/digestion/poor habits (but not sure about confining myself and likely feeding some orthorexic tendencies) but not sure what approach to look at, I want to read them all ha, but can’t afford them all! (might be others I ought to look at?), and also not a big grain or legume person (though maybe I OUGHT to be, I don’t know). Anyway, would love your thoughts asap, ha, thanks.

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    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      I have read and have both It Starts with Food and Well Fed and can’t recommend both enough. ISWF is such a great resource to understand some of the sciency stuff behind paleo and answers a lot of the “why” questions. Well Fed is an excellent cookbook (easy but delicious recipes) that I constantly use and that’s saying a lot b/c I seldom cook from cookbooks. I’ve heard great things about Practical Paleo but can’t attest to it since I haven’t read it.

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      1. Tammy

        Thanks. A lot of people toot Practical Paleo to me…I wonder if Well Fed is too complex for me ? (I like simple recipes, not intimidating and am wary of working with pork/bacon/beef since I can’t get the organic or hormone-free lots).

        Would any of these even work for a mini kobo? Or a MUST in solid book form?

        I’ve actually been thinking about “The Plan” (a new one out) I heard about on a news program + the info on it makes SO much sense. I have a lot of digestion issues that I really would like to solve and I wonder if that book might be what I need . I certainly need something you know? Ever follow a specific week or month long detox or cleanse?

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