My Paleo eats (week 4)

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Made a little image for the paleo challenge series. Hee hee. See what I ate during week 1 and two and three.

Overall I’m feeling great. I feel like my body hasn’t really changed in the last week and a half. Sort of staying where it’s at. My performance at CrossFit still feels the same. I don’t feel immediately stronger nor did the “magic” happen where I got all powerful. To be honest, I’m pretty weak in some cases at CrossFit. Front Squats and wall balls? My enemy. I do not and will always have a hard time upping my shoulder strength. I do love cleans though. I know this is probably jibber-jabber for those who do not understand the lingo.

My birthday is on Tuesday and I thought I’d have to go all day Paleo on my Birthday. But the coaches sent out an e-mail where we could get measured yesterday (no thanks – I’m not done the 30 days yet!!) or come in on Tuesday, or Wednesday. So – I’m taking a really late lunch and heading over on Tuesday to get my weigh-in and measurements taken. Then it’s PIG OUT TIME. I’m half serious. I have a list of things I’ve been dying to eat since I have not cheated on this challenge.

Believe it or not I’m not going for the sugar as soon as I come off. I want to have a ciabatta bun sandwich filled with chicken, lettuce and veg. For supper, we’re going to grab Smoke Poutinery! I hope I don’t vomit.

I do want to keep up the paleo lifestyle somewhat. Not as strict as I’ll be doing. I may end up posting my food on a daily basis, but not EVERYTHING I eat (because holy that’s time consuming as I take pictures with my Blackberry. E-mail them to myself. Download, then upload to instagram.)

Alright. Onto what I ate for the week…



Sunday April 28
Breakfast: 2 pieces of bacon, 1 egg + 2 egg whites and a mango
Snack: N/A
Lunch: Leftovers: Homemade beef burgers with mustard, tomatoes and a sweet potato
Snack: Dried apricot, plantains, trail mix and coconut covered dates
Supper: Leftovers: Spaghetti squash with homemade tomato and beef sauce
Water intake for the day: 64 ounces


Monday April 29

Breakfast: 1 egg + 3 egg white omelet with bell peppers and tomatoes
Snack:  plantains and 1 coconut covered date
Lunch: Leftovers: coconut covered chicken dipped in mustard
Snack: Chicken spinach salad with veg
Supper: Lemon pepper chicken stir fry
Water intake for the day: 80 ounces



Tuesday April 30
Breakfast: 2 soft boiled eggs, 2 pieces of bacon
Snack: Orange pekoe tea with cranberry/blueberry crunch trail mix
Lunch: Leftovers: Lemon pepper chicken stir fry
Snack: 3 chopped strawberries
Supper: Chicken spinach salad with veg, cranberries and seeds
Water intake for the day: 56 ounces



Wednesday May 1
Breakfast: 1 egg + 2 egg white omelet with bell peppers, 2 pieces of bacon, cucumber and tomatoes
Snack: dried unsweetened mango, 1 coconut covered date and a pomegranate white tea
Lunch: Leftovers: Lemon pepper chicken stir fry
Snack: trail mix
Supper: Spinach salad with chicken, cucumber, carrots, celery, bell pepper, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, and tomatoes. Dressing: Balsamic vinaigrette with coconut oil, garlic and pepper.
Water intake for the day:  56 ounces



Thursday May 2
Breakfast: 1 egg + 2 egg white omelet, cucumber, dried mango, trail mix and 2 pieces of bacon
Snack: N/A
Lunch: Spinach salad with chicken, cucumber, carrots, celery, bell pepper, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, and tomatoes. Dressing: Balsamic vinaigrette with coconut oil, garlic and pepper.
Snack: N/A
Supper: Leftovers: Lemon pepper chicken stir fry with a sweet potato
Water intake for the day: 80 ounces




Friday May 3
Breakfast: 1 egg + 2 egg white omelet, 2 pieces of bacon
Snack: Orange Pekoe tea with 4 pieces of unsweetened dried mango
Lunch: Spinach salad with chicken, cucumber, carrots, celery, bell pepper, sunflower seeds, and dried cranberries.
Snack: Handful of trail mix
Supper: Pork chop and sweet potato
Water intake for the day: 64 ounces



Saturday May 4
Breakfast: His & Hers breakfast. Mine’s the one on the right, obviously. 2 pieces of bacon with 1 egg + 1 egg white omelet

Snack: N/A
Lunch: Chicken romaine salad with carrots, tomatoes, mushrooms, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, pecans, bell peppers with homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing
Snack: 1 honey crisp apple, 4 pieces of unsweetened dried mango and trail mix (raw nuts)
Supper: Coconut covered chicken strips with spices
Water intake for the day:48 ounces

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Paleo chicken strips

Welcome to May folks. My birthday month is here, and what better way to start it off with one of my favorite types of food. A chicken recipe. Paleo chicken strips, in fact.

plate-it-upWell doesn’t that look scrump-diddly-umptious? Would you believe it’s paleo and incredibly easy to make?

Paleo-Chicken-stripsThis is the second time (in one week) I’ve made these paleo chicken strips because they’re that easy and absolutely delicious. I’d like to pat myself on the back saying that they’re even restorative quality.

Alright, let’s just get right to it. The two photos below are cell phone quality, and I apologize in advance. They’re not pretty to look at but you get the jist.


  • Chicken strips
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • shredded (or medium) coconut with your favorite seasonings.

The seasonings I always end up using are my typical ones: thyme, Italian, lemon pepper and garlic. Mix it all together with the coconut. Then start dipping your chicken in the egg, and into the coconut and place it on a baking sheet with parchment paper.  ingredients

Cook those suckers for 25-30 minutes at 350° and for the last few minutes, turn the oven on broil and blast those suckers. Just to brown the coconut up a bit more. rolled up waiting to go in oven

Take them out of the oven and boom, they’ll look like this on your plate. paleo-chicken-nuggets

Oh hey, there’s me. Waiting to dig into the gourmet meal on the gorgeous day we had last Sunday evening. Patio weather!

me-eating-on-patioThink you’ll make them? Let me know if you’ve tried them.

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Weekend recap

I had a wonderful relaxing weekend. Did you? I hope so! I take weekends off working out and while sometimes it feels like I’m missing out on working out, I quickly snap out of that silly mindset and enjoy the two days off.

First off, I booked a flight home to Newfoundland. I’m not going til the end of June but I’m so excited I had to tell everyone :)

On Saturday morning I woke up and made myself some delicious breakfast. Actually, scratch that I didn’t make it because it was pre-made in advance for the entire week. I just had to heat it up. So easy, so quick, so healthy, so paleo.

Saturday I took my Boyf to experience the fresh farmers market downtown, where we stocked up on inexpensive produce for the week. I didn’t need much this time around. Just some sweet potatoes, regular potatoes, celery, broccoli, tomatoes and strawberries. I spent less than $15 and got oodles of food.

The Boyf decided to go out on his tri bike for a few hours and get in some training outside since the weather was quite nice while I took the pup for a walk and came back home to give myself an at home mani/pedi.

Used these two colors. The berry color is from Nail Polish Canada, and the fun peach one is by Barry M which I bought on eBay last summer from the UK.

I got caught up on some of my favorite blogs while meal-prepping for the upcoming week. Is your mouth watering? Be patient :) The recipe will be posted on Wednesday morning.plate-it-up

My Boyfriend is an Ironman Triathelete and has been trying for the past 8 years for me to stop eating unhealthy (candy, soda, candy, and more candy). Since going on Paleo I’ve been very strict about not having any cheats whatsoever. There’s no easy supper’s on a lazy week night. Everything is planned, prepared and healthy. It’s funny because some nights I used to be tired and just throw a frozen pizza in the oven and call it supper. The Boyf is definitely feeling deprived of some of those lazy meals as he’s been eating the majority of what I make (with the addition of wheats/grains/carbs added in). So each Saturday night I’ve been making him some homemade blueberry muffins to satisfy his very small sweet tooth. He even suggested the need to pop by McDonalds… WITH OUT ME. We’ll see about that.

muffinsBest girlfriend of the year goes to, ahem ahem.

blueberry muffinsMan, they smelled devine coming out of the oven and I couldn’t even take a bit. Just smell, watch, and deliver a fresh one on a plate for him.

Yesterday, I went to Target again. Boy I love that place. Does anyone know when the grand opening is supposed to be? I thought it was supposed to be April-something’th but clearly I’m wrong. Anyway, that didn’t stop me from shopping the whole store. I was in there for 2½ hours and managed to spend $130. Oops? Hey, it’s stuff I “needed”.


Click to enlarge the pic if need be ;) What I bought:

  • A salmon/coral tank for climbing (on sale)
  • Gilligan & O’Mally undies ($5 – apparently the same company who makes VS undies make these too!)
  • Fieldcrest down pillow (on sale)
  • Ivory colored flats (that make my feet look even more tan) for $24.00
  • Up & Up shave gel (so much cheaper than the brand name ones)
  • Purple shower fluff thing
  • Teal colored exfoliating thing
  • Up & Up bathroom cleaner with bleach ($1.47!! Sure tilex was $3-something!)
  • Travel sized Dippity do hair gel for the Boyf
  • Up & Up rubber gloves for washing dishes
  • Up & Up disposable gloves for self tanning
  • Crest 3d White tooth paste (interested in trying this)
  • 5 travel sized deodorants (on sale – and cheaper than buying the regular sized *but not by much* which was also on sale)
  • Sqiggly straws for my nephews
  • A small locking container for my snacks
  • Up & Up “ziplock” bags
  • Up & Up disinfecting wipes

What did you do this weekend?

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