I have been telling myself for several months now that there is NO way I could possibly go on the Paleo diet, even if it means it will help me feel better. I am STARVING now just thinking about the idea. I know a few people now that swear by it and believe that it has helped them recover from an various illnesses. I have spent many days reading through Paleo recipes and unsuccessfully tried to put together a list of meals and a grocery list that would get me through just one week. I have failed MISERABLY many, many times. So, Sunday evening, I finally decided to try again. I gave myself a goal…at least ONE Paleo meal a week. I’m going to EASE my way into this diet and will eventually (hopefully) become a full-blown “Paleo-ist”…or whatever you might call someone who eats lots of spaghetti squash and sweet potatoes. If any of you know of any good sites to help me out, feel free to comment below or send an email. I need help!!
I am so proud to present you with my very first Paleo dish that I found on Pinterest. Speaking of Pinterest…it’s addictive. Seriously guys. I have over 1,000 pins and I think I’ve actually used 4 of them. I can’t stop PINNING.
This recipe was from the Paleo Pot and was so easy to make. That’s why they call it the “Stupid, Easy, Paleo Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs”. My kids even liked it!
It didn’t photograph well, but it was SO good. I think next time I’ll make my own spaghetti sauce instead of using the canned sauce.
I also made a healthy, spinach salad with strawberries, avocados, almonds and gorgonzola cheese (cheese is not allowed on the Paleo diet-see I’ve already cheated) served with a poppy seed vinaigrette. This recipe came from Gimme Some Oven and I found a list of “Paleo Friendly” foods on the Ultimate Paleo Guide blog.
The salad was amazing!
This was lunch I pulled together for myself and my very sweet friend, Amanda. Take out the cheese, sushi, crackers and french baguette and you’ll find yourself another Paleo meal. See why I’m starving??
But a gluten free mousse cake is ok, right?
If you are on the Paleo diet and have any advice or resources that might help, PLEASE send them along. I would love to hear from you!