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Paleo Police

27 Oct

The Paleo Police came to my house last night to interrogate me.  In the end, I was charged with the following:

  • Not sticking to my 30 day autoimmune protocol
  • Putting cheese on my stuffed peppers – this is actually two violations because cheese isn’t Paleo and peppers are verboten on the autoimmune diet
  • Drinking wine and beer
  • Eating a Charleston chew out of the Halloween stash; and
  • Not keeping up with my blog.

Okay, I made it up.  There are no Paleo Police, but some people act like there might be.  I have heard and read too many people who say, “I’m mostly Paleo but I eat cheese” or “I try to eat Paleo but sometimes I just can’t do it.”  I think that Paleo is what you want it to be.  You need to learn from trial and error what works for you.  For example, I know that I can eat foods with lactose…cream, cheese,etc.  I also know that if I eat too much of those foods, I will gain a pound or two, and I know that those pounds will come off again easily when I go a few days without cheese.  In menu planning, I try to pick only one or two meals per week that might have cheese.  In the past, my favorite meals were things like Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Macaroni & Cheese, or Cheeseburgers with Macaroni & Cheese, so you can see that I have to really try not to plan every meal around cheese.

Last week, we had only three evening meals from the 30 day meal plan I have been following.  I needed things that were easy to make in advance, or that could be cooked quickly on a weeknight, so I improvised.  For the upcoming week, I know I will be very busy at work so most things have to be pre-made on Sunday or cook in the crock pot.  Here is the weekly menu with only two things from the actual 30 day meal plan.  However, we will stick with the “no eggs for a month” program and build our breakfasts around other healthy items like BACON!

Saturday:  Mussels with zucchini fettucine

Sunday:  Roasted Duck Legs

Monday:  Orange Braised Beef in the Crock Pot

Tuesday:  Skirt Steak Tacos

Wednesday:  Pork No Mein (with cabbage playing the role of noodles)

Thursday:  Chicken Enchiladas (cabbage has a heavy load this week as it plays the role of tortillas here); and

Friday:  Ridiculously easy Crock Pot Sausage Peppers and Onions–thanks to this blog which I follow religiously:  http://blog.stuffimakemyhusband.com/2012/10/ridiculously-easy-sausage-peppers-and.html

Finally, as we prepare for the storm of the century here on the East Coast, we can think back to last Sunday and the beautiful hike on Dobie Mountain.