We have been mostly GF and Paleo for around two months now and it’s going really well. My husband is really pretty strict about what he eats, I had a Subway tuna wrap for lunch. I think the previous statement speaks volumes about our commitment to this. 😉
What I have found so far is that going GF/Paleo really isn’t that hard and the only thing I have noticed that I am not eating that I would normally eat are crackers and sandwich bread. We just don’t have sandwich stuff or crackers in the house anymore and it’s working out just fine.
Here are some lunch, dinner and snacks that we have been enjoying since the last time I posted. (There’s not a lot of breakfast stuff here because we’re eating basically the same breakfast foods I listed last time.)
Lunch: Chicken Salad made with leftover roasted chicken, chopped dates, celery and mayo
Dinner: Indian Chicken Curry
Breakfast for dinner with eggs, bacon, fruit and GF pancakes
Arctic char with lemon, salt, pepper and olive oil, roasted parmesan broccoli and fruit
CrockPot BBQ Apple Chicken
Hot Plate with ground hamburger, onions, garlic, broccoli, carrots, mushrooms and teriyaki sauce
Meatloaf (make meatloaf like you normally would, but instead of breadcrumbs use ground flaxseeds). We also put four strips of bacon on top of the meatloaf before cooking it.
Snacks: Banana bread
2 Responses to Meal Ideas for Successful (mostly) Paleo and (mostly) Gluten-Free Eating
Nina–So glad it’s working out for you! Another breakfast/brinner pancake option that is a favorite here is a banana and 2 eggs–mix in blender/food processor. They turn out like crepes! If you want pancakes, just add some coconut flour (1 tablespoon or so) and baking soda. I also add nutmeg. If you have anyone who is like me and despises bananas, just sub pumpkin or sweet potato. LMK if you give these a try.
We are trying to go gluten free. Gary is doing pretty well but he does need carbs because of his insulin and having low blood sugar. I have found one bread labeled Canyon , that tasts better than most and he likes it. We have always eaten lots of fresh fruits and veggies but not bacon as we were told that it was not good for you. In reading about the Paloe diet they use both bacon and bacon grease a lot so I am still a bit confused. We are excited to make some new GF meals and thanks for sharing your recipes!