After speaking with many of you in our one-on-one time, I have heard a repeating theme… “I’m tired… I’m sore…” When I ask, “How much sleep do you get?” I usually hear “oh I don’t know, 6-7 hours.” That just simply is not enough. Even for those of you who are getting 8-9 hours, is it good sleep? The Crossfit Journal published a great article this morning dedicated to the study of sleep for athletes. According to multiple medical studies, the high level athlete needs around 9-10 hours of sleep! Who out there is getting that many GOOD hours? Here [...]
Broccoli salad is delicious. I often throw a batch together during the summer or fall to accompany whichever grilled meat we’re having. Use broccoli florets if you like, but I use broccoli slaw for ease of preparation (Fred Meyer has the best tasting and best price). Here are several variations of broccoli salad, including one that’s a copycat of the salad served at The Grille from Ipanema.
This came together in a hurry last week when I needed to come up with a portable lunch for a ski trip. This would be a great way to use up leftover roast chicken, or you could even use canned chicken if that’s what you have on hand. Sundried tomato and olive chicken salad 1/2 a roasted chicken, diced or shredded (3 cups chicken meat) 1 batch paleo mayonnaise (approximately 1 cup) 1 can black olives, halved, quartered or sliced 1/2 to 3/4 cup julienned sundried tomatoes, oil packed (drain most of the oil off) 1 handful fresh basil leaves [...]
Taking paleo food with you on the road is not as tough as it might seem, but finding paleo snacks while you’re out can be a little more challenging depending on where you’re headed. As with most things, a little planning goes a long way. If you’re going to be away from home for most of the day, make arrangements to keep your perishable snacks and leftovers cold. A cooler with ice or an insulated pack are good options if a fridge is not available. REI has a great one. A lot of paleo snacks are really energy dense and [...]
A lot of folks have been asking for breakfast ideas, especially without eggs. It’s a fact; paleo breakfasts can be a sticking point for a lot of people. The Standard American Breakfast consists entirely of grains or relies heavily on them to bulk out the meal. Think pancakes, waffles, cereal, muffins, bagels, bread and lots of sugar… all of the stuff we are cutting out to improve our health and performance. Many people, especially those new to Paleo, may have a hard time thinking of breakfast as anything different If you like eggs you’re in luck! There are virtually infinite [...]
It’s the start of another paleo challenge. Whether you are a paleo veteran or newbie you are probably looking for some fresh ideas to spice up your meals. I’ll post some of my favorites and go-to’s here, and if you have a favorite recipe that meets the challenge requirements feel free to add it in the comments so everyone can enjoy it!
Everyone always asks: HOW THE HECK DO I MAKE CREAMY PALEO chicken salad, tuna salad, potato salad, etc…. well, here is a really yummy recipe for PALEO MAYONNAISE! Try it out! For those of you who don’t cook very much… there is even a video to help you out. http://everydaypaleo.com/2011/06/20/homemade-paleo-mayo-cooking-demo/
Everyone always asks how to make a good and healthy paleo chicken salad, tuna salad, potato salad, etc…. well, here is the secret. ?You can make your own PALEO MAYONNAISE! Try it out! http://everydaypaleo.com/2011/06/20/homemade-paleo-mayo-cooking-demo/
You might be seeing a new label on certain foods at your local grocery store. A new food-labeling campaign called Smart Choices, is “designed to help shoppers easily identify smarter food and beverage choices.” Want to know which foods will bear this label? Fruit Loops, Mayonaisse, and Fudgsicle bars. No, this is not a joke. Fudgsicle bars. Here’s an excerpt from the article: “You’re rushing around, you’re trying to think about healthy eating for your kids and you have a choice between a doughnut and a cereal,” Dr. Kennedy (dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at [...]