Paleo Day 6: All home cooking (finally), plus some experimentation

After spending the rest of the week away from home I was finally able to have a day at home.  The day after “fast food and eating out” Paleo I’m now back to the making things at home and doing a real Paleo eating plan.  On top of that I got to experiment with a new champagne and a new style of cooking potatoes.

My body needed some catching up time on the sleep side, which isn’t surprising since I slept four restless hours the night before.  I only woke up a half hour later than usual but it did take me a lot longer to get my day started.  Besides dragging for the first half hour my legs and back were pretty tight from the past few days.  The first thing I did was to do some stretches and then grab a shower.  We were out of a lot of things so a Costco run was in order.  By the time all of that was done it was already 11:00 am and I had an appointment for 11:30.  I hadn’t eaten anything yet so I decided to chomp down on a few plums that we had recently purchased.

Once I got done my appointment and got home it was already 12:15 but I wasn’t that hungry yet.  I still decided to get the process of lunch started anyway.  I had been craving a huge salad for lunch since yesterday, and that’s exactly what I made.  One of these days I’ll take a picture of my salads, but just picture a huge mixing bowl with all manner of raw leafy greens (mustard, collard, turnip, arugula, kale, spinach) filling it three quarters of the way.  To that I added a handful of grape tomatoes, several carrots, a handful of shredded red cabbage and some canned salmon.  I then sprinkled on my seasonings, minus the basil and oregano since there were so many bitter greens, and drizzled on my olive oil, balsamic vinegar and lemon juice.  I took a long time eating this salad, it was big even by my standards even if it didn’t have as many different vegetables as I would like.

Things were going pretty well for the next couple of hours.  I got some stuff done, but I maintained a relaxed pace.  However around 3:30 pm or so I just hit the wall and crashed.  I didn’t even realize I had fallen asleep until I saw that the show on the television that I had for background noise was totally different.  I dragged my butt off the couch and grabbed a handful of dried berries and a spoonful of almond butter.  I then had a Bai 5 drink, which has about as much caffeine as a green tea.  The two got me out of my groggy state enough for me to make a grocery store run to get the rest of the stuff I needed for the weekend and early next week.

Dinner was a meat and potatoes type affair.  We had some local grassfed pastured beef flank steak that I quickly dusted with some Butt Rub seasoning.  Along with that I had a heaping pile of sauteed mixed greens and a “Better Than Fries” sweet potato.  It was a lot of eating, even for me.  To give you an idea what this full sized plate looked like, here it is:


That’s a pretty darn nutrient packed meal, although I wish there were more greens and less of the meat and potato, in terms of ratios.  Next time I will try to shoot for that.  Along with the food I had some alcohol removed champagne.  I’ll be writing up a full review on that later, but I’ll just say that unlike every other non-alcoholic version of adult beverages I’ve ever had, this one is the only one I would gladly buy again.  Was it exactly like a regular champagne?  No, but it’s close enough that I would defy your average person to notice the difference, plus the whole bottle is under 300 calories (200 calories less than a bottle of grape juice would be).  It still blew up my carbohydrate ratio compared to past days, but it’s Friday I can splurge a little.

Even with all that eating I was still coming up a bit too light on the calories for my take, so I finished the night off with a huge bowl of frozen pineapple and frozen blueberries again.



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