WIAW Paleo Style

Hi guys and happy hump day!

This week has been SUPER busy at work, but the “up side” is that it’s going by fast too.

Here are my delicious eats from yesterday and if you’d like to check out other bloggers’ food ideas click on the link below.


I’m following the theme of “Falling into Good Habits” by sticking strictly to the Paleo diet. It’s been fairly easy for me so far. However, the moment of truth came this weekend when Alexis and I were out for our nail appointments and noticed that the yogurt shop next to the nail salon had just opened up. Alexis wanted yogurt; so we go inside and what do you know? They had all of my favorite flavors……peanut butter, caramel pretzel, and cookies & creme. I just about gave in to the craving, but I knew I would just be mad at myself later. I’m not saying I’m never going to eat yogurt again, but for these 30 days I want to follow the diet strictly and hopefully reap the rewards. ;)

So onto the goods……..

Breakfast was my Paleo Pumkin-Banana Pancake with a slather of sunbutter and a peach {VERY yummy}. I’m actually working on the recipe to make it a little lower calorie without sacrificing taste and texture. I’ve got it down, but the only problem I’m seeing is that it falls apart too easily. So, it’s still a work in progress.

Here’s what I did:

  • 1 tbsp of coconut flour instead of 2
  • 2 egg whites instead of 2 eggs (I may try 3 egg whites next.)

Midmorning snack was a failed recipe from this weekend. :(  It actually tastes great, but not much of a muffin, once you take the muffin tin off the muffin just falls apart. I’m going to keep experimenting with this one….. I had my muffin crumbs with a dollop of Barney Butter (almond butter), which I got in the mail this week from my foodie penpal. Love these little packets….so convenient.

Lunch was an awesome recipe from the very creative, Danielle with some unpictured roasted veggies on the side. I’ve tried several of her Paleo recipes and they have all been wonderful, but I think this just might be my favorite so far. You can find the eggplant stack recipe here. I made just a few changes. While I was cutting and preparing my eggplant; I browned some lean ground turkey with Trader Joe’s organic spaghetti sauce (nothing in the ingredients, but the veggies). I cooked and prepared my eggplant exactly like in Danielle’s recipe. My stack included 3 slices of eggplant layered with the turkey-sauce mixture…..so, so, so tasty!

Afternoon snack was the usual, apple slices with the rest of the Barney Butter. Don’t you guys love my Raggedy Ann bowl? It was actually mine when I was a little girl. ;)

Dinner was a big spinach salad from Which Which. On the spinach went guacamole, cucumbers, chicken, tomatoes, carmelized onions, black olives and red pepper and yes, I brought TJ’s green salsa in my purse to use as dressing. ;-)

After I took a picture of my food, Madelyn had to take a picture of her dinner too.  ;) She had a whole wheat cheese pizza which.

Evening treat was dried apricots {thank you foodie penpal} and almonds. Peek-a-boo Max!

I think most of you fellow bloggers can relate. Isn’t this too funny!! My family is constantly giving me a hard time for the very same thing, but not Facebook, the bloggy blog.

Have a great day!

What is something yummy you had to eat today?

If you are a blogger that is constantly taking pictures of food; does your family and friends think your crazy?

Comments

  1. I love that you brought your own dressing in your purse! lol. I do similar things with certain items (like pb packets to top on my breakfast when traveling, dressings and hot sauce). :)
    Michelle @ Eat Move Balance Apple Picking Success!My Profile

  2. Yay! So happy you tried the eggplant stacks and enjoyed them! So proud of you for not giving into that frozen yogurt! Your body will thank you after the 30 days! You are rocking this Paleo challenge!
    Danielle @ clean food creative fitness What I ate WednesdayMy Profile

  3. My family thinks it’s cute when I take pics, my friends just snicker or roll their eyes. Different reactions from different people, but I don’t care! :P
    Jess @ JessieBear What Will You Wear Weirdest breakfast ever?My Profile

  4. My husband is used to me taking pictures of our food before we eat, even in restaurants but he still gets embarassed sometimes. Especially when I have the DSLR and try to stage the perfect picture, while everyone in the restaurant stares at our table. I just explain that I am a food blogger.
    When I take food pictures at home, my daughter tries to photo bomb my pictures. Half of them have my daughters face, hands or even Barbie’s head creeping into my shots!

  5. Your blog is super adorable! I love it.

    Something yummy I ate today…how about tortilla soup? Martha Stewart’s tortilla soup is sooooo easy and so yummy with black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, lime juice and some crushed tortilla chips: http://www.marthastewart.com/315478/tortilla-soup-with-black-beans I brought it for lunch and was super happy!

    And omg, my friends (well, one in particular) give me tons of crap for instagramming everything I eat. My roommate probably thinks I’m nuts. But my boyfriend understands :) And sometimes instagramms his food too! Haha.
    Erika Pumpkin BreadMy Profile

  6. WOW, the pumpkin-banana pancake looks amazingly delicious. I really want to try it but I’m allergic to bananas =(. Do you think I could just sub in more pumpkin? Or would that make it even more likely to fall apart?
    Dawn HELLO WORLD!My Profile

    • I definitely think more pumpkin would work. I actually tried with 1/2 cup(I think) of pumpkin first and it just wasn’t sweet enough. I’m trying to avoid added sweetners and sugars this month, so that’s why I added the banana. Let me know what you think, if you give it a try.

  7. I want that eggplant stack!!

  8. I can’t get over how delicious that eggplant looks & what a beast of a salad that is! I wish we had a which which here :(… oh & you are welcome btw haha
    Jessie I’m Backk!! & A Peak InsideMy Profile

  9. Hi Kim, I’m not a picture taking blogger but I have made an ebook and needed to take some food pictures for it. My husband was like…what the hell is this?:)
    Anyways, great food. I love paleo and trying to stick to it.
    Mariella Lombardi No-Nonsense Tips to Remove Toxic Thoughts from Your Mind, Always Feel Positive about Yourself…And Slim Your WaistlineMy Profile

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