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Paleo Challenge: Day 5

From May 11 – June 10, I’m doing a paleo challenge with Gina. I decided to journal this as something to look back on and also for others to follow along and to use as reference in case they want to take on this challenge in the future. I’ll link to recipes (either mine that I developed on this journey or other people’s) when applicable, but I don’t usually cook from recipes for myself so if you leave a comment asking for the recipe for something, there is none unless otherwise noted. My purpose of doing this isn’t to lose weight. It’s changing up my eating habits to see how it works for my body. I’m not a health professional so I cannot offer you any advice. There are numerous resources out there for paleo. Do your research before committing.

Follow along with our Instagram posts #RTTKTFTpaleochallenge for more ideas on what we’re shopping for, eating, and more!


May 15: Day 5

Notes: I worked from home today and seriously, it’s the best thing this that’s happened to this paleo challenge, haha – I was able to be more creative with what I ate for meals and I was also able to prep SO MUCH for this weekend and next week! I’ll link them up in my thoughts below.


Breakfast: sweet potato hash with fried egg, one cup of cold-brew coffee w/unsweetened coconut milk (from the carton, not the canned ones)


Lunch: i know it looks gross but that’s an avocado for ya, lol – avocado egg salad on romaine, one apple, and some seaweed for snacking


Dinner: pumpkin coconut curry – I added in zucchini in addition to the other ingredients


Snacks: almond and coconut KIND bar, handful of almonds, dates with cashew butter (omg this is like the best ‘dessert’ ever)

Drinks: H2O and grapefruit juice

Exercise: 50-minute HIIT cycling class

Thoughts: Working from home really gives me the opportunity to do a ton more prep for meals. This just makes me hate Mondays through Thursdays that much more, lol…thanks for all the comments on yesterday’s post. It’s encouraging to hear that I’m not the only one that this happens to (with prepping and feeling like I’m constantly at the grocery store or kitchen). I also am thrilled to see that you guys reading my daily paleo journal! I like writing it so I’m glad I’m not just talking to a wall, haha :) I was able to make a huuuuge pot of my pumpkin coconut curry. I didn’t do it in the slow cooker, just did it on the stove top. Also, I went through all my recipes and tagged all recipes on my blog that are paleo. Haha, I totally didn’t realize that sometimes I was cooking paleo. Now there’s a category full of them! If something doesn’t look paleo, look at the notes and I’ll tell you what to sub and omit to make the dish paleo! Anyway, so I made a huge pot of that pumpkin coconut curry and then I threw a pork shoulder into the slow cooker and I’m going to shred that tonight and use it for numerous meals throughout the weekend and maybe into next week. I think this weekend I’m going to make another batch of the banana chia bites and freeze them. I also took out ground turkey to thaw so I think I might make some apple and leek meatballs. If I do, I’ll be sure to post the recipe! I’ll get the egg cup recipe up soon. I just gotta edit the photos.

OH and this weekend is the true test of my paleo skills. Jason’s cousin is in town and we’re going to grab brunch or dinner, I think and I’m going to have to be that diner and customize my meal haha


Saturday 16th of May 2015

Great post!

Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

Saturday 16th of May 2015

So fun following along with what you guys are eating on this challenge! I could definitely start everyday with eggs and sweet potatoes :)