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Please critique my first ever paleo-specific meal prep

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 07, 2013 at 11:54 PM

Tonight was the first time I have ever cooked with the specific intent of making a meal paleo.

Pork loin sliced into medallions, rubbed with Weber N'Orleans Cajun seasoning (dehydrated garlic, spices, salt, paprika, dehydrated onion and red pepper) then pan fried in coconut oil.

Sweet potatoes peeled, cubed & boiled, then mashed with butter and whole milk. Seasoned with cinnamon.

A side dish of fresh cut pineapple chunks.

All washed down with unsweetened iced tea.

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on January 10, 2013
at 10:46 PM

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on January 08, 2013
at 03:58 AM

"Spices" does just mean "spices." It is not code for MSG or other such things. They say "spices" because they don't want to give away their secret blend. "Natural flavors" is more ambiguous, as that can be anything from basil to beaver-sack-juice.

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on January 08, 2013
at 01:38 AM

Some people find they also need to limit fruit to lose weight. I'd also add some greens to this meal, like chard, kale or spinach sauteed in coconut oil or animal fat with some herbs.

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on January 08, 2013
at 12:26 AM

Thank you Malache. I likely will not ever use coconut milk because IMHO there is no such thing as "coconutty goodness" ;-) I acceept that the sweet potatoes are starchy, but this is still a huge improvement over how I would have made this meal before including a fresh baked loaf of bread (and then eating it!)

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They are high in carbs and will limit your weight loss unless you are doing intense workouts. Personally I will loose with about a half a day a couple times a week but I also workout hard. Ideally you should get your carbs from veggies

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on January 08, 2013
at 12:08 AM

Losing weight is a goal. What specifically is bad about the sweet potatoes in that respect?

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on January 08, 2013
at 12:17 AM

It sounds delicious but I don't know if it's actually "Paleo". Butter and whole milk are out for most paleo diets. I typically just use coconut milk when I mash my sweet potatoes, it gives it the creamyness I get from butter/milk and it's got coconutty goodness. If you're going more primal/lacteo-paleo then it sounds good.

The only thing I would shy away from is the Weber N'Orleans Cajun Seasoning. I never trust anything that has "Spices" listed on it's ingredients list, I never know what that means and if it's real spices why don't they just list the actual spices? I don't know if that mixture is actually not paleo but I would advise just getting whole spices from the bulk section of a good grocery store and making your own spice mix.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on January 08, 2013
at 03:58 AM

"Spices" does just mean "spices." It is not code for MSG or other such things. They say "spices" because they don't want to give away their secret blend. "Natural flavors" is more ambiguous, as that can be anything from basil to beaver-sack-juice.

513587882111828e619d66f2a146b627

(198)

on January 08, 2013
at 12:26 AM

Thank you Malache. I likely will not ever use coconut milk because IMHO there is no such thing as "coconutty goodness" ;-) I acceept that the sweet potatoes are starchy, but this is still a huge improvement over how I would have made this meal before including a fresh baked loaf of bread (and then eating it!)

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on January 08, 2013
at 12:06 AM

Sounds good too me! My only tip is that if losing weight is a goal, avoid the sweet potatoes.

513587882111828e619d66f2a146b627

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on January 08, 2013
at 12:08 AM

Losing weight is a goal. What specifically is bad about the sweet potatoes in that respect?

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

(11698)

on January 08, 2013
at 01:38 AM

Some people find they also need to limit fruit to lose weight. I'd also add some greens to this meal, like chard, kale or spinach sauteed in coconut oil or animal fat with some herbs.

C8976e6d769b80eb516858cbe254edad

(220)

on January 08, 2013
at 12:14 AM

They are high in carbs and will limit your weight loss unless you are doing intense workouts. Personally I will loose with about a half a day a couple times a week but I also workout hard. Ideally you should get your carbs from veggies

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on January 08, 2013
at 12:26 AM

For your loin marinate it using the real stuff 30 mins min. Don't use rubs Like ...........this Pork loin sliced into medallions, rubbed with Weber N'Orleans Cajun seasoning (dehydrated garlic, spices, salt, paprika, dehydrated onion and red pepper . Most whole foods have powdered stuff...but if your a griller like me I just make my own rubs.

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on January 08, 2013
at 12:12 AM

They are a starchy veggie and not helpful if you're trying to loose weight. Okay to eat on occasion if you exercise regularly.

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on January 08, 2013
at 07:54 AM

Hey, the best paleo diet book I ever read was http://getnow.org/paleo/ got super fit!

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61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on January 08, 2013
at 04:02 AM

Sounds wonderful in every way (except I don't like cinnamon with my sweet potatoes, lol!) Butter and milk aren't technically Paleo, but many of us here eat lacto-Paleo, Primal, or PHD. If you have no dairy tolerance issues, enjoy! There's no reason not to have butter just because cavemen didn't have it.

If weight loss is a goal, keep that in mind when eating your sweet potatoes as they are pretty high carb. No need to freak out or anything, just keep them to a small portion, or eat them a bit less frequently.

Happy Paleo cooking, and I hope it's awesome for you!

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