Hey Paleo Kids
hope all is happy and healthy in your kitchens. It is currently the holiday of Chanukah which is super pretty and delicious… lots of lights and latkes 🙂
Last night I went over to a friend and we made sweet potato latkes/ levivot …this is a recipe I made up a few days ago. Its a winner… but I’ll post it another day 🙂
I have to share with you my new favourite meatball recipe!
For the meatballs:
– ground chicken
– a ton of fresh oregano
– salt + pepper
For the sauce:
– fresh basil
– lemon juice
– apple cider vinegar
-half a cup of bone broth
-salt and pepper
In a pot, fry up chopped onions in coconut oil, add in 3 chopped tomatoes, ACV, bone broth…let it all cook up.
add in the herbs, bay leaf, squeeze over lemon juice and let everything simmer.
In the meantime… add your fresh oregano to the chicken and roll into balls. Add the meatballs to the simmering sauce and let it cook until done. ( cover the pot with a lid)
I love to eat them with zucchini noodles.
This is one of my favourite winter morning breakfasts/ post WOD.. snack.. pretty much anytime kinda meal.
And for dessert… Persimon.
Anyways so I wanted to just mention the importance of listening to your body! I LOVE paleo and believe in it 100% but I think that it is important not to follow the rules blindly just because you ‘are paleo’. If you train hard you need to eat more carbs and I don’t think eating white rice every now and then or white potatoes is going to hurt. The whole point of eating paleo is to feel good and do the best you can for your body. I am coming up to my one year paleo anniversary and the last 2 months I have been bending the rules a little… I have been eating a bit of peanut butter here and there, potatoes, rice cakes, peas, the odd full on ‘cheat’- I’m talking chocolate cake and peanut butter sandwhiches… and to be honest I feel better than I felt going 100% strict. And I am doing well in my workouts and my skin looks good ( thats a whole other story). So I don’t think it is necessary to go 100% ALL the time. I think Gluten and dairy are not good for us and it is best to keep that out your diet as much as possible- but the rest? I think being RELAXED and CHILLED OUT about your diet will do so many more wonders for your health so much more than being stressed and obsessed with 100% strict paleo.
Feel free to agree/ disagree.. add your two cents 🙂
I love to hear other people’s opinions.
Happy eating and Happy Chanukah!