I'm a Christian wife & homeschooling mama, saved by faith through grace. I changed my family's diet from SAD (Standard American Diet) to healthy, delicious & nutritious traditional foods. I've recently discovered there's a name for the way that I eat. It's called Primal or Paleo (I like the diet and think of the men and women who worked hard from sunup to sundown, constantly on the go, eating meat, berries they picked, cheese they made. I do not believe in evolution). No grains, legumes, refined sugars, and no/limited dairy.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Everyday meals

Delicious and nutritious doesn't have to be hard!
I sent the following to a friend, discussing meals and recipes:

Our meals are very simple - meat, fruit (usually) & veggie. I get bags of organic frozen green beans, corn, broccoli and a stir fry mix (not organic, but delicious). I use my crockpot a lot - it's easy and makes the food taste good. Roast in the crock pot with carrots, salt & pepper. A chicken with carrots, salt & pepper and sometimes organic Italian herb mix (from Costco). Steaks fried on the stove with veggies. Fish fried in coconut oil in a pan. Hamburgers (from a mostly grassfed, local cow) with chili powder, salt & pepper are a big staple here. Steaks and hamburgers are great take along food. Also, when I cook a chicken in the crockpot, I add extra water and it makes broth (thus my gelled broth), the carrots give it a really great flavor, and are very juicy. Then I take the meat off the bones and put it in a container, to be used with mayo, mustard and relish for chicken salad, plain for the kids on the run, or fried with carrots or other veggies in coconut oil.
I used to do recipes from the $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook and Make it Fast, Cook it Slow (slowcooker book) the website & book are gluten free, modifying them to be safe for my family. A lot of recipes can be modified to fit our dietary requirements, or if there's some flavor you're going for, a way to make a recipe for it. If you need help converting recipes, just lmk!
My good friend, Holly, has been doing the meat & veggie thing for a long time, I couldn't quite believe that's how she made dinner every day, but she'd go to her freezer and pick some meat out, lol. It works, and is pretty easy. The biggest challenge can be changing it up, so we're not having hamburgers all week.
Tonight we're having chicken stirfry, with the chicken I cooked the other day and Costco's stir fry mix.
We also use small plates, so it feels like we're getting more food, but we're actually getting portion sizes.


  1. Oh, my goodness, this was a helpful blog entry. I'm printing it out and adding some of these to the menu!! Thanks! :)