May 12, 2013 by
One of the biggest challenges I have in maintaining a paleo/primal diet is creating variety in my diet. Enter the 8-week Paleo Meal Planner. Love it! It’s one of the bonus offers that comes with the Paleo Recipe Book offered here.
It’s even got some scrumptious treats to try!
June 18, 2012 by
Sometimes when we start a new healthy diet we get stuck in a rut after a few weeks. We find ourselves eating the same food repeatedly and we get a little bored with our food choices. This is when it’s time to shake things up a little!
Here are 5 unique vegetables to spice up your meal plans:
1. Radishes. These are a vegetable that I didn’t pay much attention to for a long long time. But they are quite the little power house! Full of flavor, eat them raw or cooked. The entire radish is edible. Most of us eat the bulb part but you can eat radish leaves as greens in your salad or you can eat radish sprouts. Yum! If your salad needs a little zest reach for a radish.
2. Eggplant. Eggplant is a fabulous substitute for noodles in pasta dishes like lasagne, it can be grilled and fried and seasoned. Mmmm
3. Napa. You might not have heard of this cabbage before. It’s an Asian cabbage that can be made into raw salad or cooked in a stir fry. Either way, it’s delicious! You can get some ideas of what to do with napa here.
4. Dulse. Chewy, salty, tangy…delicious. This seaweed is a highly nutritious. This one is a favorite of mine. Being from Atlantic Canada, I’ve been eating dulse my whole life. Dulse is grown in the mid tidal zone and is a deep reddish-purple color. It might be an “acquired taste,” but if you don’t try it you won’t know whether or not you like it! I personally enjoy dulse all by itself. It’s a perfect movie snack!
5. Jicama – pronounced hicama. This is a root vegetable that tastes like apple or water chestnut and it can be used in a variety of ways: sweet or savory. You can eat it raw or cooked. Some people make it into “hash browns” and you can even eat it deep fried with cinnamon sprinkled on top. Give it a try. Maybe as an addition to a tossed salad. Or make your own tasty snack: jicama chips!