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Offline Bibzy

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Newbie food journal and advice needed
« on: June 27, 2014, 07:12:41 PM »
Please comment on my plan some advice needed.

Breakfast eggs, Bacon, sardines and mixed frozen veg mainly greens
Lunch Salad in a mason jar that's usually 4 cups of salad with a handful of walnuts or tinned sardines (my only downside is the dressing any advice on quick easy dressings would be appreciated and how long they last) I also add chilli flakes. the salad usually lasts 4 days in a jar.
Dinner Any meat and Frozen Veg with whatever herbs I like.
Snacks Walnuts and fruits (I plan to change my fruit intake by blending fruits and freezing and having as ice cubes in large glasses of water and eat the pulp when my glass is empty.) I am a coffee addict I have swapped my coffee to Black coffee.

this week I plan to swap my salads to soups with herbs and chicken or mince pieces (is this ok?)

I cook most of my meals with organic coconut oil and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.

I have discovered food prepping which makes eating paleo easy, fun and colourful the food tastes so good and I plan to eat like this for the rest of my life.

my blender and frying pan have become my best friends still not sure of my steamer but our relationship will improve hahaha.....

I have cut out most wheat (but I like my oats with a drizzle of honey I don't want to just go straight into paleo it is going to take some time.) I wont have milk anymore but I do have at least 25g cheese a day. (plan to cut it out eventually)

I also plan to eat more native Australian foods as I grew up eating it. I have an awesome idea for ice cream. check out my favourite ingredient

I am only 50% organic and 50% frozen is this an ok start? got to watch the budget.

Foods I need advice on
Kale I am not sure what to do with it how can I use it more?
Coconut cream is this ok to use as a substitute for yoghurt? I have not tried this yet
nori- Seaweed Wraps any ideas?

Offline Warren Dew

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Re: Newbie food journal and advice needed
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2014, 09:46:00 PM »
That generally looks good, except of course for the remaining oatmeal.  If you want to be strict, whole fruit is better than blended.  Your plan to cut out the cheese eventually is good.

Organic is not that important except when it is connected to other features, such as non-GMO or grass finished.  I probably eat about 50% organic as well, as expense can get to be an issue.

On salads, I just use straight olive oil, and sometimes some vinegar or salt.

Coconut cream is definitely more paleo than yogurt.  Make sure there's no added sugar.

I can't help with the kale and seaweed, as I don't eat those very often.

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Re: Newbie food journal and advice needed
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2014, 07:32:28 AM »
Juice the kale. I work at a farm and the majority of people who buy kale juice it. Juicing is great because it cuts calorie load ad allows for better nutrient absorption for your body.

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Re: Newbie food journal and advice needed
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2014, 03:27:39 AM »
I eat kale in a number of ways

1) In a shake with carrots, spinach, an apple, half a banana, and ice

2) In a salad with tomato, cucumber, olive oil dressing

3) Heated up in a pan with other vegetables

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Re: Newbie food journal and advice needed
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2014, 01:43:15 PM »
Sounds like a plan Bibzy, pretty good variety and preparation! Sometimes people forget that you can still have culinary fun with this diet and the possibilities and/or combinations are nearly endless. Paleo has become so popular that there is now a whole bunch of online info available about it, including tasty new recipes  and recommended intake (caloric, etc...) so anyone who is searching for help on this subject is sure to find it in some form given all the websites dedicated to the diet. Here's one that is geared towards newbies - - (in case you haven't seen it) Happy Eating!