January 24, 2012 5 Comments
Jewel is particularly enamored with Paleo recipes. She flipped through The Primal Blueprint Reader Created Cookbook and commented on how wonderful all the recipes sounded: avocado, bacon, coconut, chicken, pork… I asked her to pick out some recipes to try, and she said that everything sounded good except the spicy recipes. We settled on two recipes to try this week: Shepherd’s Pie and Pork Tenderloin with Cilantro Pesto. I decided that Shepherd’s Pie would be a good choice for a Sunday dinner.
Add vegetables. I didn’t think green peas were Primal, but since this cookbook is from Mark’s Daily AppleI guess they’re ok.
Tom’ dinner. I couldn’t put my finger on what was missing. A few minutes later I smelled the asparagus getting a bit too crisp in the oven. We ate it anyway. I thought that this was one of the best things I had ever made.
Day 21 Journal
Success Score: 7
Difficult to eliminate: peanut butter. Potential Primal swap: almond and cashew butters
Difficult to eliminate: oatmeal. Potential Primal swap: Oatless Oatmeal
Difficult to eliminate: breakfast cereal. Potential Primal swap: eggs, nuts (if eaten as snack)
Full-Length PEM Workout
Moderate Aerobic Workout (swapped with Saturday)
Activity: 4 mile walk
Location: Indian Creek Greenway
Duration: 56 minutes
Comments: We really pushed the pace! I got my heart rate as high as it used to get on an easy run.
More Primal Changes
11. Fearlessly cooking in bacon fat
12. Eating coconut
Daily energy levels: 2
Hunger level between meals: 5
Satisfaction with meals: 10
Struggles with Primal efforts: balancing listening to my body with getting things done
Benefits noticed from primal efforts: more family participation with meals
Daily highlights: Vigorous walk and good conversation with a friend, cooking with Jewel
Daily needs-to-improve: endurance