This week has not been as exciting as the last, but we’re still following the diet pretty well. During Prep Week and Week 1, we were all pumped up to do a whole month of Paleo meals. Although the meals have been really fun, they are sometimes a lot of work. The good news, though, is that we did get our grocery bill down a little to just barely over $85 for this week’s groceries. Here’s a run down of our dinner menu this week:
Monday – Curry burgers topped with a curry sauce, with green apple slices for buns
Tuesday – Korean BBQ Chicken, Fried “Rice” Cauliflower, Korean Spinach Side
Wednesday – Paleo pork sausage stuffing with Butternut squash cube bake
Thursday – Paella with a side salad
Friday – Open
Saturday – Leftovers
Sunday – Chopped salad
To make things a little easier for us, we grilled both the chicken and burgers on Monday and warmed up the chicken the next night for our Korean dinner. I think the most complicated thing for us still is condiments and sauces. I tried my hand at making mayonnaise and it just didn’t work out. I found a healthy mayonnaise option at our Sprouts market so I’ll just use that if we ever need mayonnaise again. Ketchup is a breeze to make, but I did get organic ketchup at the store as well, just in case we need it.
If you haven’t tried fried rice using cauliflower, I highly recommend it. It tastes better than the real thing, and my fiancé actually agrees with me! You can make it any way you want – just process fresh (uncooked) cauliflower florets in a food processor until it looks like rice. Fry it up in a skillet or wok for 5-10 minutes and then add your favorite ingredients. We used 1 tsp sesame oil and a couple teaspoons of Bragg’s Liquid Aminos for flavoring. This is what it looked like part of the way through cooking before the Liquid Aminos were added:
This was tasty as a side, but you can beef it up by adding more veggies like peas, carrots, celery, and bell pepper. You can also make it a chicken fried rice or add some shrimp into the mixture. It is amazing!
Week 2 is almost complete, and no major complaints. I did lose some inches from my hips, which is fine, as long as my wedding dress still fits! Overall, we’re both feeling pretty healthy and happy. Just joining and want to take a look back at my 4 Week Paleo Challenge? Look below for the links to all my Paleo posts: