Through the Paleo diet/lifestyle and the Whole30 my family, friends and I are becoming healthier! We are getting to our healthy weights, moving more, sleeping better and have better energy. We are suffering fewer mild medical issues and are just overall feeling better every day!

I spend a lot of time in the kitchen these days. We cook and enjoy a lot of great food that's both tasty and healthy. I hope you'll find some recipes here that you'll enjoy!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Happy Birthday (cookies) to Me!

I made these incredibly easy and tasty cookies from Fast Paleo to share with my co-workers for my Birthday.  OMG!  YUM!  I used Simple Truth organic dark chocolate chips (rather than those njoy life chips that all the paleo peeps seem so fond of).  The Simple Truth chips are larger and tastier.  Oh yeah and half the price.  I like them better.  End of story.  

 This is the My Fitness Pal output per cookie:

Not bad for a COOKIE!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Catching up & Skillet Taco Pie

The Healthy Snack table at work.  Yours Truly is in charge of
shopping for and buying the snacks :)  Lookin' good!

It's been over a month!  Have ya'll missed me?! A LOT has happened since I was on here last.

CrossFit Jackson Nutrition Challenge:

At the 4-week point (Feb 2nd) we all climbed back on the bodyfat scale to see our results.  I was shocked and proud to have lost 2.9%!!!!!  In only 26 days.  Pretty good for short little 130lb woman (126 now).  Now for the REALLY exciting part....

HUSBAND won the 4-week challenge!  That's right.  He lost 3.8% body fat in a mere 4 weeks!  How awesome is that?!

There are now 3 weeks left in the challenge.  I'm excited to see how we both do in the WOD and total fat loss.  

Our Whole45/5/17:

This got a little jacked up. My mom and step-dad made a last-minute trip to see us.  So, it ended up being a Whole39.  Since I'm still making paleo treats for my birthday, it will still be another Whole19 starting Wednesday.  Although I have trip planned to visit friends in 2 weeks and I won't be completely in control of what I eat.  Ok, that didn't sound right.  I'll be staying at their house, so it's possible that I might end up having to eat some off-plan things.  I'm going to stay away from dairy & gluten though.

Ok, so here's the recipe folks!  I made this last night.  It was really good.  I reheated some for lunch today, and it's still good, so it passes the test as far as I'm concerned :)

Skillet Taco Pie
By: The Cave Girl Dish

Crust before baking

Crust after baking
The crust is pretty good, but could maybe use a little more spice or salt?
The final product was good!  I even made my own guacamole to top it with!  When I make it again, I might try using 3 eggs to make the meat hold together a little more.  I sauteed onions, peppers & tomatoes after I put the pie in the oven and then when there was 10 minutes left, I added them on top and let them finish cooking on the pie.
Final Product!