Dear Food Diary – Looking Purely Paleo

15th of December I ate:

Breakfast: 7:30AM
Coconut & cinnamon eggs
Fish Oil

Lunch: 12noon
Combo of salads – Greek (no cheese), Ceasar (no cheese nor crouton) & avocado chicken walnut salad

Snack: 4PM
4-5 green olives

Fitness: 6PM
Rowing sprint intervals, Leg press, Calf raises, Abs, 20 min walk.

Dinner: 7:15PM
Mini banana
Beef patty

Dear Food Diary – 5/12/11

Today, Monday, I ate the following and took these motivational pictures of Fawkner Park on my way home from work:

20 min. walk to the train.

Breakfast: 10AM
Not hungry when I woke at 7AM. Ate once I got to work and settled.
1 small banana
1 hard boiled egg

Lunch: 1:30PM
2 homemade nori avocado and ham rolls

Exercise: 5 mile walk

Snack: 3:30PM
Charizo and shrimp
Nutbutter via spoon

Off to a friends and then monthly book club: 7:30PM-10PM
Olives, black

To end the night I had some Glutamine fortified Jell-O.

Dear Food Diary – 3/12/11 – Christmas BBQ Party…

Today, Saturday, I am prepping for a gathering of friends to celebrate Christmas. Let’s see how I behaved at the BBQ, keeping in mind these few goals:

1. Avoid all dairy and grains
2. Drink plenty of water and do not over eat on anything
3. Avoid all dairy

Breakfast: 9AM
Long black
I was not hungry when I first woke up so I waited an hour or so. I also had rubbish sleep last night, so I will be interested in how my cravings run today.
Protein, Coconut oil smoothie
Fish Oil
Allergy meds

Exercise: I have graduated from my walks and am back in the gym! Do not get me wrong, I love walking the parks but I am beyond ready to get my heart rate up and to life some weights.
11AM: Kettlebell workout – wow, I am out of shape.

12noon: met Schmidtty at the market and picked up some wild barramundi for tonight’s barbie! Enjoyed some preservative free sausage samples.

Lunch: 1:35PM
1/2 banana and nutbutter
Ham, deli

Exercise: 4 mile walk with friend

Snack: 4PM
Blueberries and Glutamine fortified jelly (Jell-O)

Party begins 6PM
Grazed in sweet potato chips, sliced pears and apples, hard boiled egg, wine and some tuna-like dip (gfree no doubt)

Dinner: 8PM
Wild barramundi
Salad, Greek-like

Bites of my husband flourless chocolate cake (to.die.for.)

Dear Food Diary – 2/12/11

Today, Friday, I ate:

Breakfast: 8AM
Protein smoothie
Fish oil

Chaotic morning, no appetite around noon. Drank water, ran errands, session in the gym (rowing and lifting).

Lunch: 4PM
1/2 kangaroo burger

Company Christmas Party: 6:30PM
1 1/2 glasses of Pinot Noir (not sure what kind, but it was awesome)

Dinner: 8:30PM

Steer, South Yarra, VIC, Australia

Sauv Blanc, New Zealand, Marlborough (If you ever crave a ncie crisp white wine, always look for one from New Zealand. You will never go wrong.)
Appetizer – 1 scallop with pork belly
1 cheese poof (not sure what it was made of but was ensured it was gluten free)
Lamb (delish)
Dessert – brie & cheddar cheese, grapes, raisins on the vine and more cheese poof bread balls

You may be wondering, “Hey Kelly,  what is up with the dairy when you have trialed this experiment with bad results?” And I am thinking yes, I did cave and I need to take one day at a time on making it goal to eat clean and to consume foods that are best for my metabolism, diabetes, and grain intolerances. Let’s see how I do moving forward, yeah?

Cheers to you and good health!

Dear Food Diary – 30/11/11

Today, Wednesday, I ate:

Breakfast: 8AM
2 poached eggs, free range
2 mushrooms, large, button, raw
1 spoonful of mashed avocado
Fish oil

Lunch: 1:45PM
1/2 kangaroo burger
Spinach, raw
Sauteed onions

Snack: 4PM
Coconut cream, organic
15 blueberries, fresh
1 spoonful of sunbutter

Exercise: 5 mile walk

Dinner: 7:15PM
Salmon, wild
Salt and pepper, olive oil
Raw mushrooms

What do you think of this day of intake? Personally, I think I did pretty well. I could have drank more water and reduced the salt on the salmon and morning eggs. Is reading a dietitian’s daily intake helpful for you?

Cheers to you and good health!

Dear Food Diary

Today, 17/11/11, I ate….

2 poached eggs
Sauteed mushrooms, olive oil
Salt and pepper
Allergy medicine

Homade grassfed cilantro and chili pepper
Leftover spring salad, lemon
Mini avocado
3 black olives

Exercise: 4 mile walk

20 fresh blueberries over peach jello

Grilled Hoki white fish
Sauteed cabbage, seasonings, sesame oil
Magnesium Citrate

A few sips of Extra Dry Cider

Is there anything else you would like me to include in my food diary? Is this what your day looks like? Anything you want to suggest?

Cheers to you and good health!

Is Breakfast Getting Boring?

This is the beginning of a running list of paleo-like breakfasts. Also, please share anything that sparks your taste buds along sunrise every day.

Kelly’s Favorite Vegetable Juice:
2 carrots, large, organic
1 beet, purple, medium
1-2 pinches chia seeds
3 celery stalks, organic
Gingers, lots!!
1 lemon

Sweet & Savory Eggs:
2-3 eggs, free range, organic, scrambled
10-15 Raisins/Saltanas, organic
1/4 cup Coconut milk
Coconut oil, to cover a small skillet
Coconut flour, 1 spoonful
Sea salt, to taste

Heat a skillet. Add all of the ingredients and cook as if you were whipping up scrambled eggs.

Poached Eggs & Vegs:
2-3 eggs, poached
Vegetable of your choice. I often opt for whatever I have cut up in the frig and ready to go (carrots, celery, or cook some broccoli)

Poached Eggs & Meat:
Same as above but add some nice organic bacon or baked ham

1 cup almond meal
4 large eggs
1/8 tsp vanilla extract – suggest using pure vanilla bean extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Coconut oil or grass-fed butter
Optional: Doll-up of nut butter (almond butter) and fresh berries

Paleo-like leftovers

Bfast on the Run:
2-3 hard boiled eggs
Ziploc bag of raw vegetables

1 cup spinach
1 cup coconut milk
1 spoonful of coconut oil
1 cup of berries
5-6 large ice cubes
1 spoonful of almond butter
Optional: whey protein

Feeding and Hosting for the Family — Diabetic Friendly, Heart Healthy and Weight Watcher’s Appropriate!!

What a task at hand and I have two older brothers and a dad to impress in providing food “with substance.” If you have to provide meals/snacks for your family and friends this holiday that are health cautious, perhaps my ideas can be suitable for you and/or inspiring. Enjoy!

Per serving: serves 1
French Toast Nuggets
1 Weight Watchers bagel (the fiber content is incredible!)
1/3 cup of egg substitute 2 packets of Equal 2 teaspoons of Vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Mix all ingredients except the bagel in a small bowl and stir with a utensil. Rip the bagel in bite-size pieces and place as many as possible that will fit in the bowl with the mixture. Let the bites soak up the ingredients and then place in a frying pan on the stove. Cook over medium heat and depending on type of pan you may need to spray the pan. I often use spray butter (it adds a little bit of a salty taste).
Cook the bagel bites until they appear a little crispy. If you want to impress guest with the meal presentation, add a dollop of fat free Cool Whip on the side and have sugar-free syrup available. Yum!

Per serving: serves 1
Wrapped Delight
Option 1:
Large tortilla wrap
2% shredded mozzarella cheese
Diced green peppers
Slices of mushrooms
Crushed red pepper flakes
PepperTurkey pepperoni (Has 70% less fat than regular)
(Optional) Lean ham (deli style)
Diced tomatoes

Option 2:
Large tortilla wrap
Fresh mozzarella
Diced cherry tomatoes
Fresh basil

Place all ingredients on half of the tortilla and broil in the oven until the edges begin to appear crisp. Once the tortilla and cheese is cooked and melted, take out of the oven and fold in half. Slice in triangles and serve with baked chips and salsa.

Per serving: serves 4
Melt In Your Mouth Pasta
8 ounces of pasta – mixture of both penne and spiral pasta
3 eggs
2 egg whites
1/2 cup of sun dried tomatoes1 cup of broccoli
4 chicken breasts (cooked then sliced into strips)
1/2 cup of fresh mozzarella

Boil water and put in 1 lb of pasta. Cook until the noodles are slightly still hard. Drain. Put all ingredients except the cheese in a glass, oven stable, dish and bake at 450 degrees. Bake for 45 minutes. Right after removing from the oven sprinkle over the mozzarella cheese. Serve with whole grain rolls and nice bright green salad.