Semi-Paleo Meal Planning

After I kicked butt at the 21-Day Sugar Detox Challenge where you eat minimal sugars (both processed and natural) for almost a month, it was like my body rebelled against healthy foods. For some odd reason, I could no longer stomach the green veggies I’d survived on for a month. Salads became something I’d have to force myself to eat, and my body craved massive amount of bread and processed sugar products. It was like my body revolted after that.

Gimmie Pizza You Old Troll

My friend Kristin told me she had a similar experience after that challenge, so we tried to get ourselves back on track with a more paleo-centric challenge. The paleo-focused approach lets you have more fruit than the restrictive 21-Day Sugar Detox, and paleo treats that include sweeteners like honey and stevia. I’m also going to let myself have dairy since I live off whole milk when I feel like I’m starving or going to die without something that’s similar to ice cream. She is way better at paleo than I am, and managed to follow that style of eating for a long time. Then, I think she fell off the wagon when we became good friends and I peer-pressured her into eating junk food again. #badfriend

Peer Pressure

Anyway, the whole point of this was that I wanted to get back on a healthier track (one should probably not eat 2 pieces of toast and call it dinner). So I planned this week’s meals with that fancy meal-planning service I bought a while back and barely used. That, plus a combination of things we had in the fridge and freezer. This is what I’ve got planned.

 

Monday: Sausage & Chicken Jambalaya with Broccoli Slaw

Paleo Sausage & Chicken Jambalaya

 

Tuesday: Steakhouse Slowcooker Beef & Onions with Salad

Paleo Steakhouse Slowcooker Beef & Onions

 

Wednesday: Lemon Pepper Talapia with Broccoli

 

Thursday: Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken with Spanish Cauli-Rice

Paleo Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken with Spanish Cauli-Rice

 

Friday: Almond-Encrusted Chicken Fingers with Whatever Green Veggie is Left 😉

 

Paleo Desserts:

 

Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread

Paleo Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread

 

Soft & Chewy Double Chocolate Cookies

Paleo Soft & Chewy Double Chocolate Cookies

Hopefully this menu can hold us over for the week. I’m expecting that dinners will have enough leftover for lunches. We’ll see how it goes, and I’ll definitely report back on progress. Happy Monday! I’m mega excited to start my new job today. #adulthood

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