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Paleo Eats: 9/8/11

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Tonight, I didn’t realize I was hungry until around 3:00 a.m. because the orders kept streaming in at a steady pace. I like when my shift at the hospital is busy because the night passes quickly. Not a shitstorm, mind you, but enough work so that time lapses without me noticing it.

For my only chow at work, I ate some leftover sous vide Cowboy steak, roasted veggies, and a small container of homemade coconut butter.

When I got home, Fitbomb had already fed the boys breakfast and packed Big-O’s lunch.

Plus, he even had time to apply product to Big-O’s hair for Picture Day!

While my hubby hustled Big-O to school, I threw the ingredients for curried goat shanks into the slow cooker. This took 10 minutes, tops.

Next, I assembled Lil-O’s lunchbox for preschool: scrambled egg, strawberries, blueberries, and Yogavive popped apple chips. Since he loves his school and can’t get enough (he attends a play-based co-op), we decided to enroll him in the morning and afternoon sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I’m hoping he’ll eat his lunch, but I’m a realist. Given the choice of playing or eating, Lil-O will definitely opt for a hunger strike.

After I dropped our littlest guy off at school,  I ate a few slices of Applegate Farms organic roast beef, a handful of baby carrots, and the rest of my homemade coconut butter before heading to bed.

When I woke up in the evening, the slow cooker curried goat shanks were ready to eat so I made a couple veggie sides. 

I blitzed a batch of garlic cauliflower mashed potatoes

broiled some zucchini

…and topped them with chopped tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, and basil chiffonade.

Here’s my dinner plate:

As soon as the boys were tucked in bed, I ran to Philz Coffee to fill my thermos with java. When I returned home, I seasoned a pork picnic shoulder with Alaea Red Hawaiian sea salt… 

…and gave Fitbomb instructions to pop the Kalua Pig in the slow cooker before he turned in for the night. I can’t wait to get off work because our house will smell porktastic when I get home! 

Then, I did a few push-ups (our September challenge in the CrossFit Palo Alto women’s class) in the kitchen before heading to work. 

Paleo Eats: 9/6/11

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Yikes! Summer’s officially over! 

This morning both kids were headed to school — so that meant I had the morning free! Woohoo! Now if only I didn’t have so much laundry to do…

Before leaving to get my WOD on at CrossFit Palo Alto, I packed Big-O’s lunch in his PlanetBox lunchbox: baby carrots, sugar snappea crisps, almonds, Applegate Farms organic roast chicken, and a sliced pluot.

I walked him to school and when I returned home, I ate a couple scrambled eggs and leftover roasted veggies.

The women’s class at CrossFit Palo Alto was packed today! I suspect that lots of other mommies were finally free to get sweaty since their kids were back in school.

After our tough workout, I ate a nuked yam, a couple slices of Applegate Farms roast beef, and a few marinated roasted beets.

At noon, I picked up Lil-O from school and we came home to eat lunch. I fried up the remainder of the mini Turkish sliders and ate them with leftover roasted broccoli and bacon, marinated roasted beets, and spicy sauerkraut.

In the afternoon, we picked up Big-O and his buddy from school. While the kids had their playdate, I was finally able to fold my mountain(s) of laundry.

For dinner, I needed to make something quick and easy since I was headed to a nursery school board meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Lettuce tacos filled with emergency protein and guacamole to the rescue!

Here’s dinner:

Then, I dashed off to the preschool meeting (which was 2.5 hours long!) and came home and crashed.

Ack! My nightshift work week resumes tomorrow night! Time sure passes quickly…