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I'm starting paleo tomorrow, im getting my shopping list ready. I found a lot of good recipes but what are some good quick meals? For breakfast is it ok to just fry up two eggs and a few slices of bacon? or are there better options that i can make on the fly? Also what do you make for a quick lunch? Like a quick sandwich but obviously paleo friendly. My husband's not doing it with me so I need to find some dinners i can make for the two of us but he'll add things like rice and mashed potatoes to his plate. Sorry for all the questions but i have one more, what do you guys eat for snacks? I'm big on snacking unfortunatly lol. Thanks for your help!

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on September 09, 2013
at 03:25 AM

Thank you!

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on September 08, 2013
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@ValkyrieDMN Practical Paleo in physical book format is a work of art with loads of graphics and pictures - it makes for a poor ebook. Robb Wolf's Paleo Solution is more text heavy and is fine as either an ebook or physical.

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@ValkyrieDMN Practical Paleo in physical book format is a work of art with loads of graphics and pictures - it makes for a poor ebook. Robb Wolf's Paleo Solution is more text heavy and is fine as either an ebook or physical.

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@ValkyrieDMN Practical Paleo in physical book format is a work of art with loads of graphics and pictures - it makes for a poor ebook. Robb Wolf's Paleo Solution is more text heavy and is fine as either an ebook or physical.

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at 04:34 PM

(get it as a real book rather than the ebook)

Why? Just "Practical Paleo or the other one, too?

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on September 09, 2013
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If you stick with it I bet your husband joins you on the journey when he sees the positive results. Good Luck.

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on September 09, 2013
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Thanks everyone! I'm excited to start. I went food shopping today and bought so much to get me started. I even baked some pumpkin muffins to snack on at school tomorrow. I told my husband that I'm going to be cooking paleo dinners but he can add whatever he wants to his plate and he's ok with that. I'm going to look into the books you guys suggested.

Thank you :-) wish me luck!

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Welcome to the journey! When I was ready to start Paleo, the first thing I did was look up recipes on the internet and buy cookbooks. I know I'm the type of person that rushes out in the morning and I needed quick meal ideas. It is quicker for me to make a nice wholesome smoothie. Nothing is wrong with eggs and bacon in the morning. As for sandwiches, there is Paleo friendly bread or you can just go breadless. I usually have a salad for lunch.

I believe if you find some recipes you both enjoy, you may find your husband jumping on the bandwagon. One of my fave cookbooks is Paleo Comfort Foods by Julie and Charles Mayfield. It has everything from biscuits, to short ribs, to fried chicken. I also like Primal Cravings. My boyfriend does not do Paleo but when I share pics of my cooking with him, his mouth waters lol.

Or you can just throw it on a plate and just don't tell him it is Paleo lol

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Yes, don't be afraid of eggs, especially eat the yolks - that's where the vitamins are. Try not to overcook the yolks, there is cholesterol in them, which is good for us, but overcooking them oxidizes it and oxidized cholesterol is actually bad for us. Don't be afraid to eat 4 eggs or even 6. Bacon is awesome. But, if you can, try to get pastured or at least organic eggs and ditto for bacon. Supermarket eggs and bacon are terrible. Avoid the "omega 3" eggs also.

Never just eat egg whites - the amino acid profile requires B vitamins and choline to digest properly, or you'll deplete your own supplies. Funnily enough we've been told to eat egg whites to prevent heart disease, but just the whites will raise homocysteine levels and are far more likely to cause CVD than the yolks.

Sandwitch wise, get some lettuce, or other large leaves and wrap meats in them. Better yet, invest in some 2-3 cup Pyrex or other glass containers and bring your food that way. I usually wrap the outside in enough plastic wrap to cover the lid and go down to the glass by 2" then use a rubber band or three around it and put the whole thing in a gallon zip bag so as to prevent spills of things like soups.

You can steam or boil cauliflower, then mash it with butter just like mashed potatoes and it likely will taste nearly the same, in fact, if you don't tell him, he probably won't notice. You can also "rice" cauliflower and make a fried "rice" out of it (just don't use soy sauce, you can substitute coconut aminos if you really miss the flavor.)

White rice is fine for paleo, but not if you're trying to lose fat. Just keep it under a cup and you'll be fine.

Snacks: macadamia nuts if you can find them, go easy on other nuts, they're dangerous (quick fat gain). Softer boilled eggs, half a bell pepper stuffed with meat can be a sub for a sandwitch as well.

I highly recommend "Practical Paleo" (get it as a real book rather than the ebook) or "The Paleo Solution" books.

Practical Paleo in physical book format is a work of art with loads of graphics and pictures - it makes for a poor ebook. Robb Wolf's Paleo Solution is more text heavy and is fine as either an ebook or physical.

There's tons of recipes online, you don't need to buy cookbooks unless you want to. Just google "paleo recipe X" where X is whatever dish you want to make.

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on September 08, 2013
at 04:34 PM

(get it as a real book rather than the ebook)

Why? Just "Practical Paleo or the other one, too?

TIA

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on September 08, 2013
at 05:09 PM

@ValkyrieDMN Practical Paleo in physical book format is a work of art with loads of graphics and pictures - it makes for a poor ebook. Robb Wolf's Paleo Solution is more text heavy and is fine as either an ebook or physical.

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on September 08, 2013
at 05:10 PM

@ValkyrieDMN Practical Paleo in physical book format is a work of art with loads of graphics and pictures - it makes for a poor ebook. Robb Wolf's Paleo Solution is more text heavy and is fine as either an ebook or physical.

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