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How to plan your Paleo life?

Answered on August 11, 2015
Created August 09, 2015 at 5:22 PM

Hi Everyone,

What's everyones suggestions on planning meals and how to organise it. I try to get over the stumbling block that I'm really busy, most meals need to be quick meals, and my current paleo is likely far too meat heavy. I need to switch it to a veg first mentallity with a smaller portion of meet. I'm not really interested in weight loss as such, I'm interested in getting the right nutrients/vitamins (and the methods to measure leves), treating under active thyroid and some performance related results (boxing, gym weights and football)

My issue is that I'm a also a novice(rubbish) cook, so quick easy meals, that are straight foward to prep. 

Apprecaite any assistance!  Trying to make a real go of Paleo now!

 

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on August 11, 2015
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Substitute seafood for meat wherever you can - especially mollusks. Clams, mussels, squid, and oysters cook easily by steaming or quick frying, and are rich in minerals and protein.

For vegetables I've been growing and eating a lot of beets this summer. I cook and eat almost the whole thing - greens, stems, and bulb.

For fruits berries are my staple. Especially the vaccinums (cranberries, lingonberries, blueberries, huckleberries) and blackberries. Compared to other fruits they're relatively lower in sugar and high in nutrients.

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on August 11, 2015
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Do you have access to fridge/microwave throughout the day? I make stew a lot: meat, onions, whatever veggies I have, spices or a gravy mix. I make it for dinner then pack it to work for lunch. If you cut the meat small it takes less than an hour to cook, and it's just as easy to make a massive pot full as a small serving. Also easy to change to flavor from week to week or day to day: I just as a squirt of lemon juice, hot sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, or balsamic vinegar.

I also make a huge batch of coleslaw each week (not just cabbage, but other veggies like radishes, fennel, parsnips). I have a grater attachment on my Kitchen-aid mixer, so I can make 5lbs+ at a time.

I work 60 miles from my house, so my other fast/on-the-go meals are fruit, celery sticks, lettuce wrapped around lunch meat, olives, pickles, etc. With this plan I can make it thru the week with just 1 cooking session. If I have time on the weekend, then I try more ambitious recipes like pate.

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