Paleo. If feel like it’s such a strong word these days. Maybe a little too dogmatic for some. And to be honest, I don’t like focusing on an one size fits all diet, but rather a REAL food diet that works best for each individual.
So I titled this post PALEO(ish) because that’s what we eat from time to time, with a REAL FOOD focus. Some weeks we have more carbs and lactose free dairy, some weeks we focus on getting in more protein, and some weeks we focus on grain free with higher fat intake. It really depends on what is going on in our life (and health) and the amount of training we are or are not doing. Needless to say, the body will let you know what it needs, yes?!
Okay, now that that is out in the open, I have another little confession. This week I’ve been cooking for one. You see, the kiwi is off racing back to back weekends and I couldn’t go because I get to go be NUTTZO this weekend at blend, yay! When it’s just me cooking, I tend to make more PALEO(ish) simple meals with lots of good fat. Did I mention I love butter and kefir cheese? I do, and with the kiwi gone this week, i get to hog it all! Haha.
Here are a few of my favorite PALEO(ish) appetizers/light lunches/brunch ideas for one!
You all know salad caprese, right? Well replace the mozzarella with sautéed scallops and you’ve got yourself a tasty appetizer or small meal. I sauté the scallops in garlic and butter for about 6 minutes or until they are no longer opaque. Then add to sliced cucumber or zucchini, basil, tomato, and drizzle with balsamic glaze. To make this a full meal, add a sweet potato or regular potato with feta! See.. paleo(ish) with the dairy.
Julian Bakery Paleo wraps have become quite the staple in our house. We love them! Great for sweet or savory dishes. I’ve been making this wrap part of lunch on a regular basis.
4oz roasted chicken
1/2 cup steamed white rice with 1 tbsp coconut butter or real butter
2-4 tbsp spicy kimchi
Srirachi to top!
And lastly, my beloved breakfast/brunch ideas. The coconut waffle is from Julian Bakery. I love how big and fluffy it is! I also love that is is dense in nutrients because it’s made with coconut milk. I heated it in the oven then topped an egg on top. But don’t forget to add butter and a little maple syrup! The toast on the right is Julian’s Bakery Cinnamon Raisin Paleo Bread. I think this bread has to be one of my favorites because it toasts up so nicely and I love the smell of cinnamon raisin bread. I topped mine with Kefir Creamed Cheese, banana, and coconut sugar. A sweet and savory combo!
Their new Honey Bread is a little softer and higher in calorie/carbs. I love using this bread for post workout French toast or even a simple PB Banana sandwich! Just coat the bread in almond milk and egg then fry in skillet!
Julian’s Bakery makes Paleo(ish) eating easy for one or for many. All their PALEO products are Non GMO, grain free, and they have variety paleo breads which will suite your macronutrient/nutrition needs. I know, I sound like a commercial, but I’m being honest here. I’d love for you to try out Julian’s Bakery yourself! So guess what, about another giveaway? Open to US residents only. But they do have a Canada Website, so check that out!
*Julian Bakery sent me these products to try out for free, but all my creations and opinions on their products are my own!