Hi Friends- here’s a look at our week!
We had some AH-MAZING eats this week, starting with a family favorite: The Bacon Chicken. By the way, it’s actually easy to construct… what? You’ve never woven a bacon blanket before?! And the best part is the cabbage soaking up all that goodness underneath! These leftovers are somehow just as magically delicious as the fresh from the oven dish!!
And check out these Spinach Rolled Flank Spirals from Harvey’s Market in DC!! Even better was eating them under our new twinkling deck lights on a gorgeous fall evening. We would love to re-create these at home sometime!
We had a special visitor this weekend, Mr. Inspiration himself, Josh of Slim Palate. He recently posted on his blog about struggling with body dysmorphic disorder and learning to love his body —> Read it here! For his first time in DC, we took him to Wicked Waffles for some seriously delicious gluten-free waffles – sooo good!
You can’t see it, but I’m pretty sure all three of those Paleokids are drooling in this picture. We are pretty particular about our Paleo baked goods, and Merit + Fork have hit a home run with their Banana Bread that uses 4 bananas and Otto’s Cassava Flour to achieve a light and fluffy, not too-dense texture. And it’s nut-free!
Congrats to Our Friends!
Woohoo! Another new Paleo book alert! This one is from the always-inspirational Spunky Coconut. We love that Easy Paleo Meals focuses on recipes that aren’t overly time-consuming, because we are always looking for inspiration in this department! We can’t wait to try the Orange and Ginger Sweet Bread, Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls, and Chicken and Mushroom Alfredo!
Pre-ordering now here will get you the lowest price guaranteed! Also, if you follow this link and click on the picture of the book, you get to see a sneak peak, including a complete recipe index with pictures of every recipe – we love this feature!
Vegetables and meat make up the majority of our diets, so we like to keep healthy, flavorful, and EASY protein options around at all time! It is really important to us to source high-quality protein whenever we can.
Our Favorite Paleo (and kid) Approved Meats
We’ve been customers of US Wellness Meats for years! Things we keep on our shopping list at all times are the Bacon Ends, which we use in Pumpkin Bacon Silver Dollar Pancakes and ground up for 50/50 Bacon Burgers. We love that they are cheaper than full strips of bacon! The Pork Rinds (a favorite travel snack!) and Beef Hot Dogs are also awesome, and are things we keep stocked at all times!
For quick snacks, lunch boxes, and on-the-go we think that Epic Snack Bites are incredible! Especially the Bison Bacon Chia and Chicken Sesame BBQ. Epic Bites are jerky-like pieces that are loaded with flavor and added super foods. Plus, the resealable pouches are perfect for the purse!
Another meaty family favorite is Steve’s Jerky, one of the Paleo originals! The Berky and Apple Paleo Kits have been a staple in our house for a long time, especially because the boys love them. Berky is simply jerky and dried berries together in a packet, and the Apple Paleokit is jerky with dried apples and almonds.
Seafood is a great way for us to get healthy fats, and the cheapest and easiest way to get high quality seafood is canned. It’s the perfect protein for a lunch salad or quick dinner! We get Safe Catch Tuna (super-low in mercury!) and Wild Planet Salmon.
Stacy had to try a lot of protein powders before finding one that made her feel good after eating it, was made with exceptionally clean ingredients, AND tasted good. A tall order! M & H Naturals is made with beef protein, not whey, and not just collagen, but actual muscle meat. Mixed into a smoothie, you’d never know you were eating beef!
Your Favorite MEATY Recipes
Weekly Discounts & Coupons
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