Archive for March 19, 2010

Why not Paleo???

Posted in Members, Nutrition on March 19, 2010 by Crossfit Sioux Falls

Voting for the Paleo Finalists or Swaping Recipes?

Now that we all have a solid 7 weeks under our belts and we all have tons of recipes at our disposal, what would make you not want to keep going?

I wanted to make something festive for St. Patty’s Day, but I am not a big corn beef and cabbage fan so I decided to investigate. I first used google and searched traditional St. Patty’s Day meals, and then I found something that Chris and I would both enjoy; Sheppard’s Pie with Chicken. It was so easy to make and even though I didn’t have all the ingredients I decided to “annie it” (a term we use because I never can follow a recipe, I always have to put my own spin on it). I grilled Chx, diced onion, green beans, yellow pepper, and mushrooms, sautéed that with low sodium chicken broth for 10 minutes, I added garlic, oregano, fennel seed, cilantro, and pepper. I steamed cauliflower in the microwave, and mashed it with a tablespoon of butter, a tablespoon of Dijon mustard, and a teaspoon (or to your liking) of olive oil mayo. I then added the chx mix to a casserole bowl and added cut up cooked sweet potato, topped it with the mashed cauliflower, put oven to 350 for 30 minutes and got the best darn Sheppard’s Pie I had ever tasted. It might have been the only Sheppard’s pie I have ever tasted, but it was sooo tasty!

Chris and I said to each other “I don’t know why anyone would want to eat any other way?”

It still tasted delicious, but I didn’t have that full sickly feeling when I was done with it. I have heard a lot of you talk about how sick you have gotten this weekend after splurging on pizza, bagels, ice cream, etc… well the great thing about Paleo is that we can make all of those treats we love, and they taste just as good if not better!!! This week Chris and I didn’t have time to plan due to our really busy week. We were leaving early and getting home late with no time to plan. What I realized is that you don’t even need a lot of time to cook Paleo meals!

So why would you want to feel bad after eating something unhealthy, when you can eat something that tastes just as good and feel GREAT?
So CrossFitters if you have any foods that you are craving after 7 weeks of not being able to have them, email me ask me or call me and I will give you a way to make it more Paleo friendly. Just because the Challenge is over doesn’t mean we have to go back to our old habits!!! We are all here for each other, and there is no better feeling than having a whole gym that supports you and is here to help!

CrossFitters: Post to the comments your favorite non – Paleo food and I will give you a Paleo recipe for it! No excuses!!! 3….2….1…. GO!!!!!!!