Paleo Challenge Day 4, 5, & 6 Recap

Playing a little catch up here. THREE days of food! Yikes. Weekends are always busy, so I never feel like blogging. Anywho, here's what I ate...for the most part. And if you're just here for the cute dog pic (and really, who could blame you?) scroll to the bottom. Milo is waiting. 

Friday: Breakfast

De-freakin-licious sweet potato and onion frittata. Made in my mini 6" cast iron skillet. Just saute some shaved sweet potato (shave with veggie peeler) and chopped onions in coconut oil, then add two whisked eggs, and cook on stove until it starts to bubble. Finish off under the broiler until it begins to puff and brown.  

Lunch (sort of)

So, I'd snacked on some nuts before this, but for the most part, this was lunch because it was hot as hell. I knew I needed to get in some calories though, so I used 3/4 cup full fat coconut milk, 1/4 cup water, and then probably 1 1/2 cups frozen fruit (tropical blend is great). I think it could have been just as delicious with 1/2 cup coconut milk and 1/2 cup water if you want to make it lighter. Tasted like a virgin pina colada. Could have used more protein (next time I might add egg white protein powder), but still delicious. 

Also, fun fact: Light coconut milk is just watered down coconut milk. So for your most economical pick, get the full-fat stuff and water it down yourself.


This is one of my favorite dinners ever and it's incredibly simple. Pan seared salmon with salt and pepper, and roasted brussels sprouts and sweet potato (sometimes I'll add cauliflower or beets to the mix, too). To roast the veggies, I toss them in olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and roast at 350 F for about a half hour. Oh, and wine, my weekend treat :) Before this I think I snacked on an apple with almond butter. 

Saturday: Breakfast

So, Saturday was pretty great. Why?! Because I went tubing down a river with some lovely people. Had to run out the door because I slept late, so breakfast was a banana with almond butter and a tall iced coffee from Starbucks. Probably could have used more protein and food in general, but this was all I could manage. I didn't die or pass out though, so it's all good. While on the river I had a pack of trail mix with nuts and dried fruit and a piece of questionable-quality beef jerky. But I think I did pretty good considering the other snack options were pretzels, chips, and Wawa hoagies.  


When I got home from tubing around 4pm, I was starving, so I decided I needed to make myself a legit lunch: Tuna with mayo, carrots, raisins, onion, and curry powder served over romaine lettuce. Bam! Pretty darn tasty. 


Dinner was a pan seared organic lemon-garlic chicken breast (not sure if any of you live near Wegman's, but they have awesome pre-marinated organic meats) with roasted sweet potato and cauliflower. Boom shaka laka. Simple and delicious. I think there was also some fruit for dessert. 

Sunday: Breakfast

How pretty is that? Sunday was just 3 scrambled eggs, some fruit salad, and coffee. I don't think I could ever get sick of eggs. They're frigin spectacular. 


The rest of the day my boyfriend (Evan) and I were out and about doing errands and grocery shopping Before we headed out, I grabbed an apple with almond butter, then when we got home, I created this healthy booze-free version of sangria: Clearly Kombucha strawberry hibiscus + frozen tropical fruit blend = delicious. I think I also ate some rotisserie chicken whilst hovering over the kitchen sink, but no one wants a picture of that.

Oh, almost forgot to mention we made a pitstop to B&N where I made Evan take a picture of me...and me. I still can't believe I had to wear a freakin canvas apron in my national magazine debut, but whatever. Burlap sacks are the new little black dress, or at least that's what Prevention magazine is forecasting for 2016.


Alright, dinner was supposed to be awesome, but it was a bit of a flop. I wanted to make a paleo chicken curry over cauliflower rice, but I veered from the original recipe a bit with not-so-delicious consequences. It was OK, but not amazing, and I wanted amazing goddammit. Can't win 'em all. My sister has kick-ass recipe, so I'll be trying (and sharing) that soon. This was obviously followed by wine, so I wouldn't cry over the fact that I lost so many ingredients to my curry slurry.

That's all.

Peace, Love & Stay Classy (like Milo),