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Paleo Challenge: Day 8

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 18: Day 8

Notes: back to leftovers and pre-prepped boring meals lol


Breakfast: mixed berry and banana smoothie, one egg cup, one hard-boiled egg, and one cup of cold-brew coffee w/unsweetened coconut milk (from the carton, not the canned ones)


Lunch: shredded pork and avocado salad with Dijon shallot vinaigrette (I’m seriously obsessed with this dressing. 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, splash of apple cider vinegar, 2 teaspoons honey, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup water, 1/2 shallot, finely diced. Whisk all together or shake in a mason jar and store in fridge), strawberries and pineapples.


Dinner: leftover pumpkin coconut curry (seriously, this thing tastes even better after sitting in the fridge for a couple days, you gotta make it!)

Snacks: handful of almonds, banana chia seed bites

Drinks: H2O

Exercise: abs and thigh/butt workout on Fitness Blender

Thoughts: smoothies are incredibly hard to make without waking up your other half. i’m tempted to bring the blender into the garage tomorrow morning so i don’t disrupt the husband. let’s talk about mason jar salads. the concept is there but the execution? massive fail. there is no fork that is as tall as those big mason jars. i love the idea of them but there is no point if i’m going to have bring a separate bowl for it, ya know? it’s just more dishes. might as well just bring it in a big tupperware. i thought i was being so trendy with my lunch today until i went to eat it. i ended up with salad dressing all over my knuckles from digging into the jar for salad. #fail

Macy @ Paleo Crumbs

Sunday 31st of May 2015

That smoothie is such a pretty pink and looks yummy! :D

Lauren M

Tuesday 19th of May 2015

I actually took our blender out into the garage the other day to make breakfast, too. The things we do to let our spouses sleep!


Tuesday 19th of May 2015

I'm not a mason jar fan. It's a trend that I've never quite adopted. Although I'm willing to admit it has its advantages, but none I've taken up.

Love reading this series! Keep it up.


Tuesday 19th of May 2015

That dressing sounds delicious!

Lauren B.

Tuesday 19th of May 2015

Sorry your salads didn't work out :) I like it cause I prep the whole week on Sunday & I keep a big tupperware container in my desk at work to dump the salad into & shake it up. We have a kitchen area at work that I can wash it out during the week, then take it home to the dishwasher on the weekend. Maybe you could try that!


Tuesday 19th of May 2015

Haha, it's not like I didn't like it - I just think the execution was poor 'cause I didn't want to have to carry a second tupperware when I could've just put it in one. I appreciate you offering assistance :) I'm going to have to try it again - I probably am just being lazy! haha