For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been eating a Paleo diet for a couple weeks now. I won’t go into all of the reasons, but I will tel lyou it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve made for my health. I’ve lost a significant amount of weight and feel fantastic. For those of you who are just getting into Paleo, or for those wondering what it’s all about, you can check out Reddit/r/paleo, or just search Pinterest and you’ll find a wealth of information.
I’ll admit, beginning Paleowas some what dull. I basically would eat grilled meat, a vegetable, and LOTS of fruit throughout the day. Nothing was really coherent about my meals and I didn’t really plan meals, which was particularly annoying to my husband.
Before changing my diet, I used Emeals for dinner meal plans. I love them because basically they plan out all your dinner (even lunches, now!) and give you a shopping list. The types of plans are numerous, ranging from slow-cooker meals, to budget family meals that use your local store sales, to one of Emeal’s newest plans: Paleo.
This has completely changed every thing. Rial hasn’t complained one bit about my Paleo diet since I’ve been cooking him the new, well thought out meals.
Let me just share one of this week’s meals, Pineapple and Shrimp Skewers with Bacon Spinach:
I started by threading (threading?) shrimp and pineapple onto wooden skewers. This took about two cups of pineapple and a good bit of shrimp. Then I went off of the recipe and added some pizzazz!
What did I do, you ask?
I wrapped them in BACON. Can’t get more paleo than that!
Here’s a close-up:
To finish the meal I cooked some bacon in bacon fat and then tossed in some fresh spinach.
I didn’t exactly take pictures of the complete meal because my husband came in the front door, went to the stove, and began eating them. I had to take the skewer away from him and sit him at the table.
Needless to say, I’ll probably be keeping my Emeals for a while. Oh, and by the way, if you are interested in the lovely Emeals meal planning awesomeness, it’s pretty cheap and can actually save you money from wasted food. It can save you lots of money if you choose the budget meals since they are in alignment with your local store deals. (Sidenote: If you sign up for Emeals using THIS LINK, hinthint, I get some money off my subscription)
I hope you enjoyed drooling over my scrumptious paleo meal, you’re welcome!