Try, try again. Paleo menu 1/21/2013

I never realized how hard eating Paleo would be!  We did okay.  We’ve have, however, discussed it and we’ve decided we’re going to set some smaller goals and work our way up.  This week we’ll eat Paleo Monday through Friday, then take the weekend off if we want.  We are eating some dairy as well.

Monday – Lamb chops with avocado sauce, greenbeans and mashed cauliflower

Tuesday – Pot roast with sweet potatoes and carrots

Wednesday – Italian chicken, and spaghetti squash with homemade Alfredo sauce

Thursday – City Group.  We’re bringing a side dish, not sure what yet.

Friday – Crockpot chicken and salad

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What are you having this week?

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Paleo Turkey Pot Pie Recipe

ImageThis was our dinner and it was amazing!  So amazing that I had to share the recipe with you immediately after eating it.  You’re welcome.

Ingredients:

3 Tablespoon butter (you could use coconut oil or lard/tallow)

1/2 cup onion, chopped (I used frozen)

1/2 cup green pepper, chopped (I used frozen)

1 tablespoon garlic, minced

1 1/2 cups of cooked turkey, diced or shredded (you could use more or less, I used leftovers)

2 carrots, diced

3 small potatoes, diced

1/2 cup peas (I used frozen)

1/2 cup broccoli, diced (I used frozen)

3 cups chicken stock

For crust topping:

1 1/4 cups almond meal

1/2 cup softened butter (again, tallow/lard or coconut oil would work too)

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon pepper

4 egg whites

Directions:

If you have a corningware I suggest using it because you can then use one pot.  Less cleanup.  Start with the filling.  Melt butter (or other fat) over medium heat.  Add onions, garlic, and green peppers.  Let this cook until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.  Turn up the heat to medium high.  Add remaining ingredients.  Once it boils take it down to a simmer.  Let simmer for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.  While the filling simmers you can make your topping.  Mix your almond flour, baking soda, salt and butter with a beater until combined.  Add egg whites until all is combined.  You want it be the consistence of cake batter.  If it looks too wet add a little more almond meal.  By now your filling should be done.  If you didn’t use corningware then pour the filling in a 9×9 glass pan.  Pour the topping over it and spread it out with a spoon.  Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes.  The crust will brown up.

Now dig in and enjoy!!  Let me know if you have any questions or comments.

Paleo Menu Plan for 1/15/2013

Shhh, I really sucked at paleo last week.  I blame not planning.  The first week we did great until the weekend.  I have lost 9 pounds so far even not eating it completely this past week.  Now it’s time to do week 2 again starting in the morning.  We’re hopping back on the wagon!

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Monday – Taco Salads

Tuesday – Chicken fried rice (yeah, I know. Like I said it’s a start over tomorrow.)

Wednesday – Turkey Pot Pies (Find the recipe pinned, here)

Thursday – Italian night at City Group. We’re bringing Italian chicken and red sauce.

Friday – Cauliflower Pizza (recipe pinned here)

Saturday – Breakfast

Sunday – Pot Roast with veggies

What are you having for dinner this week?