The Mommy Files: The Paleo Life
First and foremost, let me put it out there: we are not a Paleo family.
Now, that’s not to say that we couldn’t become accustomed to such a thing, but we’re not there yet. We do practice eating “clean” as I’ve openly discussed on this blog before. And while we do have our slip-ups, we primarily stick to what we know and love.
But recently a friend and I were talking about eMeals (a meal planning service we both use) and she mentioned that they are now offering a “paleo” menu. I did browse it, to see what it was all about, because I have visions of paleo equating to no sweets. And let’s be honest, I’m pregnant. And even when I’m not with child, I still love myself some sweets. The clean eating way of life allows this, as long as you’re using natural sugars.
At any rate, when I did more digging into the paleo menu, I was actually really surprised that it mimics clean eating pretty closely, minus grains and things like legumes. Nerd Fitness has a great “beginner’s guide to paleo” if you’re thinking about investigating it.
It’s worth looking at even if you’re NOT interested in paleo because it’s illustrated with really cute Lego people … just saying. And it’s extremely informative … far better than I could ever be at giving you the info. So instead, I’m going to focus on the recipes that we very well may be trying in our house very soon.
- The Paleo Breakfast Burrito
- Three-minute Chocolate Paleo Mug Cake (ha! There’s my sweets!!)
- Paleo Orange Chicken (my oldest is a massive orange chicken fan and though it’s tasty, I won’t lie … it kind of freaks me out)
- Cherry Chocolate Chip Paleo Waffles
- Paleo Chocolate Granola (this would be SO good on plain, whole milk yogurt)
There’s also quite a few blogs that focus on the paleo lifestyle, and I’ve had a lot of fun browsing them. A few of my favorites?
And now I’ll open it up to discussion. How many of you have tried paleo? Love it? Hate it? How did you kids react? I feel like husbands would be a pretty easy sell, but I wonder about the kids …