Paleo meal planning

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So, one of the biggest questions about my paleoista lifestyle I get is WHAT DO YOU EAT? And the next question is How do you make it work?

The short answer–Everything under the sun. And planning.

The long answer–I’ve been doing this for almost 4 months now, and I’ve kind of gotten into my paleo groove with meals I love, meals my family loves, and meals everyone loves. The ones everyone loves? Those we eat A LOT!!

There’s another verse to making the paleoista lifestyle work for you. You’re going to have to start cooking. There isn’t really much out there in fast food land to eat that cuts it in the paleo world. Too much PUFA (polyunsaturated fatty acids), and too much crapnasty grains make up the gist of our fast food nation. So you’re going to have to start cooking-if you weren’t before.

This week’s meal plan comes from two of my favorite paleoistas. I recently purchased The Paleo Kitchen from food blogger Juli Bauer at paleoOMG.com. And I’m waiting for my next cookbook, NomNom Paleo from paleo food blogger Michelle Tam at nomnompaleo.com. Do you see the trend?  I love to buy paleo cookbooks. Well, I love to buy cookbooks, period. But we’ll save my cookbook fetishes for another post.

Regardless, my week’s worth of planning this week comes mainly from those two freaktasticly awesome food bloggers.

So, you’ll see there’s kind of a theme. For breakfast, I eat hard boiled eggs. A lot. It’s easier. And I like eggs. And did I mention that it’s easier? Lunch is left overs. Always. Unless there are no left overs, and then it’s tuna with homemade mayo. My morning snack is always a smoothie, and my afternoon snack is always banana and almond butter. I tried to make things fun and creative for the whole week with different creative dishes at every mealtime, and then I just gave up after my kitchen exploded. More than it usually does. And then my tribe thanked me for making all of their lives easier when I went to keeping it simple. They were on dish duty. I get it. Dinners are where I get more creative. As you can see in the chart below. I think the meals are superyummilicious, and I think you will too. And if you have a crazy cookbook fetish like me-buy them both. They are soooo worth the investment!

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
               
Breakfast Hard boiled Eggs Hard Boiled Eggs Hard Boiled Eggs Hard Boiled Eggs Hard Boiled Eggs Hard Boiled Eggs Hard Boiled Eggs
               
Snack Frozen fruit and coconut milk smoothie Frozen fruit and coconut milk smoothie Frozen fruit and coconut milk smoothie Frozen fruit and coconut milk smoothie Frozen fruit and coconut milk smoothie Frozen fruit and coconut milk smoothie Frozen fruit and coconut milk smoothie
               
Lunch Left Overs Left Overs Left Overs Left Overs Left Overs Left Overs Left Overs
               
Snack Banana & Almond Butter Banana & Almond Butter Banana & Almond Butter Banana & Almond Butter Banana & Almond Butter Banana & Almond Butter Banana & Almond Butter
               
Dinner Coconut Ginger Mushroom Chicken Asian Meatballs Grilled Shrimp and guac Easiest Roast Chicken Ever Herb Crusted Salmon Surf and Turf Tacos Crockpot Beef Spare Ribs