I'm so sorry for the lack of blogging lately. As some of you know, we just moved from Lexington, VA to Austin, TX. We are staying with my husband's godfather in his beautiful home on the lake. Conveniently, he is also doing this 30 Day Paleo Challenge!
|My new workspace!|
|The dining room overlooking Lake Austin|
Lets start in the morning. So you have eliminated cream and sugar from your coffee. The sugar part is key. You really want to rid your body of it so that you will begin to lose your taste and craving for it. The cream can be replaced! Two options here in my book:
The original SO Delicious Dairy Free Coconut creamer and milk. Make sure you are buying the unsweetened versions of these as there are some out there that contain a bunch of crap. These two are safe bets in my opinion.
Second, drinks. I know water can be so boring. I was a Mio, Crystal Light and Diet Coke addict for a while after starting Paleo. This past February, after gaining a few holiday lbs, I decided to cut out the crap. I saw amazing results by just cutting out the artificial sugar. The one thing that helped me when I craved something sparkly and artificial was La Croix. It is carbonated water with the essence of a flavor. No sweetener but enough of something to satisfy that itch. It comes in a bunch of flavors, my favorites being coconut and cran-raspberry. This is also a great mixer if you are still drinking alcohol.
Butter: I know, I know, dairy is not paleo but if you need butter, this is it. Grassfed yummy butter that is lower in Omega 6 fats than regular butter. KerryGold
Finally I have to recommend that you make a few staples yourself. I made Paleo Mayonnaise yesterday and burned out my godfather's blender doing it. Look! It is melted together. Gross. I would love to give a recipe for it, but I kind of forgot how much of what I put in it. I can say that it is very important that your ingredients are at room temp and that you use an extra light (not virgin) olive oil. I think next time I will use avocado oil or something. Another tip: The expiration date on your mayo will be one week past the expiration date of your eggs.
Anyways, here is a recipe for a good basic Paleo Mayo:
I will soon be working on a Ranch Dressing and BBQ sauce. Stay tuned and good luck.