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Paleo Eats: 4/27/11

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Today was a looooooong day but, luckily, I chowed down healthy fuel to power me through until nightfall. After going Paleo, I’m like the goddamn Energizer bunny — even on my sleep-deprived “flip day.”

At work, my first meal was some leftover slow cooker pork pot roast, broiled prosciutto-wrapped asparagus, and garlic cauliflower mashed potatoes.  

I also chowed down ½ a cup of coconut flakes.

For my last meal at work, I ate some leftover goodies from our Easter dinner: rabbit and pork sausage, long cooked cavolo nero, and roasted curried cauliflower.

After work, I went home to pick up my mother-in-law and we went right back to the hospital for her oncology appointments.

Our nosh at the infusion treatment area was a box of leftover frittata and roasted broccoli and bacon for my mother-in-law…

…and a snack-portion of sous vide chicken breast with sautéed broccoli and shallots pour moi.

I got home in the early afternoon and took a quick catnap for a couple hours.

When I woke up, I threw together a porktastic bacon-topped meatloaf and stuck it in the oven. I nuked some frozen green beans with butter

…and roasted curried cauliflower in the toaster oven…

…to accompany the meaty loaf of goodness.

Here’s my dinner plate:

Time for some shuteye!

Paleo Eats: 4/21/11

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For those of you new to the blog, I post my Paleo eats from midnight to midnight on the nights I work graveyard shift. That way, you see the meals I pack for work and the dinner I make for the family before I zoom off to the hospital in the evening.  Very thoughtful of me, huh?

My first meal of the night was a bowl of garbage soup filled with diced sous vide chicken breast.

Since this lunch was lacking in fat, I also ate a container of coconut flakes.

An hour before my shift ended, I heated up some leftover slow cooker roast chicken, winter squash puree, nuked sugar snap peas, and sautéed mushrooms.

After work,  I took the boys to school and returned home for some shuteye.

At 5:00 p.m., I woke up and reheated the no-browning before braising Rogan Josh I made the other day.

The kids and my mom weren’t too keen on the idea of lamb stew, so I fried up some mini pork and grass fed beef burgers…

…and stir-fried a batch of emergency protein with ground pork, ground beef, Turkish seasoning, minced garlic, and broccoli slaw. 

They’re so damn picky!

For my veggie sides, I roasted some curried cauliflower

…and sautéed some spinach with minced garlic in butter.

Here’s my dinner plate:

After dinner, I performed a quick WOD (workout 17 from Sarah Fragoso’s Everyday Paleo) in our home gym and ate a post workout snack (a handful of chestnuts and a hard-boiled egg).

Then, it was off to work again!

Paleo Eats: 2/18/11

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Today was insanely busy, and I’m glad I had some hearty Paleo eats to power me through to the end.

The first activity on my morning docket was the women’s class at CrossFit Palo Alto, so about an hour before my workout, I made myself a quick and easy scramble with three eggs and leftover stir-fried kale and bacon.

See? I don’t always make myself a frittata. Scrambles are a lot quicker when I’m short on time.

After class, I came home and snacked on macadamia nuts and coconut flakes. Then, I accompanied my mother-in-law to her pre-op anesthesia appointment at the hospital. On our way home, we stopped by Calafia and picked up a rotisserie free-range chicken, which I shredded up to make salads with greens, carrots, and sugar snap peas. I dressed our salads with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.

At dinnertime, I stir-fried some ground pork with a diced onion, four minced garlic cloves, ½ a pound of sliced cremini mushrooms, Arizona Dreaming seasoning, salt, and pepper.

I served the seasoned swine with roasted bell peppers and roasted curried cauliflower.

That’s all, folks! I gotta catch some zzz’s so I’ll be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed for the Whole9 Nutrition Seminar at CrossFit Palo Alto tomorrow morning. Can’t wait to meet more members of the gym and share some Paleo treats!