ProFitness Northwest Nutrition Challenge Week #1 Food Prep

Nutrition Challenge Food Prep – Week #1

A massive batch of yummy tuna salad! Made from the WellFed 2 cookbook: tuna, red onion, parsley, lemon juice, dill pickle, celery, homemade mayo, S&P, cayenne:

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I separated out about a cup of this mixture and mixed with an egg and a little bit of coconut flour, divided into 4 portions, flattened into a patty and pan-fried it in coconut oil. That would be breakfast for the couple of days and remaining heaping 3 cups of tuna salad was stashed in the fridge for easy lunches.

 

I put a 5# pork shoulder butt in the crockpot:

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Then I have a 2# bag of spinach; 2 heads of kale and a head of romaine lettuce washed and in the fridge, ready to be chopped and topped with some of this delicious protein.

I also chopped up 3 delicata squashes and a kabocha squash into bite-sized pieces and roasted in coconut oil/olive oil, S&P. These squashes are just sweet enough, and ready and easy for snacking. They do the trick when I want something sweet.

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Trajectory: Passion and Authenticity

I followed all the rules. I did what everyone said I should. And then when I was done and on this trajectory, I realized I had taken a wrong turn.

Several years ago, after years of business education, hours on the elliptical machine and WAY too many carbohydrates, I found a Naturopath who said to me, “Andrea, you are that hypothyroid, gluten intolerant and sugar addicted girl. Something’s gotta give unless you want to continue to feel like crap.” After many years of eliminating, adding, yo-yo’ing, trial and error, recipe modifications and tipsy cooking nights with Robin, I have FINALLY found the map to get me back to that wrong turn and to begin moving down the right path–my path.

My passion is food–gluten free, refined sugar free (still working on that) and in the paleo tradition. The taste, texture, mixing and matching of tastes; how food makes you feel good, bad or better and why these things are. I get giddy reading Paleo cookbooks. I’m a health coach now, just for fun in my spare time; and I will be a Nutritional Therapy Consultant within the next 5 years (goals only work if you write them down). Ultimately, I want to help people become healthier and better through food, not worse because of it.

Nutrition & Health. Food, Body & Emotion. Entertainment & Joy. Food.

So, welcome to my Paleo Projects & Food Musings blog. May we have many adventures together.

Cheers, Andrea