Merry Christmas Eve! I hope all of your holiday shopping is done! If not, its crunch time! I myself have been very busy trying to get everything done. This year, I actually knew what I was getting everyone – but finding the time to get it was tough. I realize that crossfit takes up most of my life. I am fine with that, because its where most of my friends are, but when it comes to real life – I need to make sure I am managing my time. I have been doing lots of non-paleo baking (gasp!!) But Joe and I started a family tradition a few years ago that we don't want to break. I make a long time family recipe of whoopie pies and he makes buckeyes (PB balls). I must say, after seeing what goes in this stuff, its doesn't taste as good as it used to!!!! I plan on eventually attempting some paleo whoopie pies. I have a plan, but we will see if it works. I haven't had the most luck with my baking :)
I did mention in my last post, Joe and I are going to try zoning. Haven't quite gotten there yet! Im not sure why, but I am having a hard time with the planning. I can plan enough for paleo now, its almost second nature. We still plan on trying, so stay tuned!!
Throughout the holidays, I have managed to stay mostly paleo. Peppermint anything is my weakness. I just can't help it, I LOVE it. Joe did find a delicious coffee at Target – Archer Farms Organic Candy Cane coffee. It is SO good! Drinking it black is the only way to go! Its smooth and doesn't taste like a bad sugary mess. I have been still cooking paleo at home and bringing my lunch, but I am looking forward to AFTER christmas... because there are so many temptations everywhere at work! Cookies, chocolate, more chocolate, oh and more cookies!
Here is a great recipe for a butternut squash soup. I recommend using homemade turkey broth, but if you do not have that available you can use turkey or chicken broth from the can.
I wish you and yours a very merry christmas and a safe wonderful day!
Renee, Joe and Bynx xoxox
"It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?"
Mama's Stuffed Peppers, gone Paleo!
How is everyone enjoying their holiday season? 15 Days until christmas and we are on the 3rd day of Hanukkah (Chanukah?). Its fun and festive, but can also be a stressful time of year. Not only are we eating lots of junk, we are off of our typical schedules attending gatherings on random days of the week. Be smart, make the best choices you can. Enjoy yourself, but don't over indulge!
Now, lets talk New Years resolutions! For those thinking of New Years resolutions, start now! Why wait? Be sure to make attainable resolutions that you will stick with and be encouraged to stick with.
In the next few weeks, Joe and I are going to give the Zone a shot. I will be sticking to paleo, Joe will be mainly paleo but still including dairy. It will be interesting… I honestly never thought about measuring my food! But we have been training really hard for the upcoming CrossFit open (March 7th) and want to be the best we can be and diet goes a long way! So, in the future when I post some recipes, ill try to include some Zone info for those of you who are curious!
For a recipe today, I chose some stuffed peppers. They are easy to make, freeze very well, and you can make a ton of them! Hopefully, it can help take some of the stress off a busy schedule. My mom made these growing up, they were my favorite meal! She does put rice in them, but I just left that out. (But anyone wanting to add extra carbs, mix cooked white rice with the meat and walla!)