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The Paleo Way

So, the Hubster Dr. B ran across and interesting cookbook the other day. The whole idea behind it is to eat non processed foods kind of the way our ancestors did (hince Paleo like hunter gatherer) No I am not in my loin cloth cooking it up over my fire pit, but the concept is simple. So we are testing it out. Testing to see how it tastes, cost effectiveness, cooking/prep time, if the kids will eat it etc. We started last night. What I love about it is that it is comfort food, made healthy and easy. I grew up on Meatloaf so I was excitd when the meal plan suggested Meatloaf for Sunday dinner. The recipe is just about the same but instead of bread crumbs we substituted almond meal and instead of the sodium packed Lipton Onion seasonig mix I would throw in, we mixed in our own herbs and spices. There was really no complaints (excpet for Syd who cannot stand to eat ground beef for some reason never really liked it but she still ate it.) I loved that it was sper moist, made a ton, was filling, and had great flavor. We topped it off with a side salad (not out of a bag but fresh ingredients) and a homemade lemon vinagrette. On Saturday he day before we made our meal plan for the week and our grocery store list. Loved that it was so easy and when we got to the store we did not have to go down every sile to shop we stuck to the perameter of the store mostly out of the produce and meat departments. The best part is that I spent less on groceries for a week with this list than I would have just grabbing what I had coupons for, which lets be honest most coupons have little nutritional value, chips, soda, crakcers, cereal. Later Sunday we prepped some for the next day and made a yummy tail mix for the kids snack at school and for at home too. We just added all our favorte nuts and dried fruit and had fun making our own shredded coconut (when we looked at the coconut in the store the ingredients were scary not even sure if coconut was an ingredient (this actuall did not take very long thanks to our juicer) Here are some pics of our lovely meal last night and our healthy snack for today.


You will have to excuse me for a while if all you see lately are food posts. Just really wanted to show people it is easy to eat healthy.


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