Monday, June 15, 2015

Paleo Meal Plan for the Week + Paleo Veggie Bowl

Monday already?!? Whatever, I'm excited because I have a short work week before I head to Richmond for friends' wedding! I started hand therapy last week (yes that's a thing and ICYMI) and got a splint and have been able to use my right hand again- hallelujah!

This weekend I binge watched OINTB (hallelujah again) with a friend and some PALEO FRIENDLY CHEESY NACHOS. Saturday was my sister in law's high school graduation party, complete with a moon bounce - those things are just as fun at age 29 as they were when we were kids, except I seem to fall a lot harder and sweat a lot more? Sunday I was determined to get. it. TOGETHA after 2 weeks of being out of commission. I food prepped:


Which included a soft boiled egg gone rogue:


Went to Wal-Mart to pick up some groceries + $100 worth of things I didn't know I needed. I have been hearing about this Trader Joe's rationing coconut oil drama (is that really a thing? I haven't seen it at my TJ's lately so I am assuming it's true?) and was not at all surprised to see Wal-Mart has capitalized on this "crisis" with a whole new section (a little more expensive but it's there!):


I looked up "pantry organizer" on Amazon and ordered the top 3 best sellers (this, this and this), and did ALL THIS (no before picture because just looking at the before is too stressful. This makes my type A heart SING):


I also did a lot of terribly adult things that 20 year old Lindsay would be humiliated to hear qualify a "great weekend", but I guess this is growing up? Anyway, here's my meal plan for the week, lots of experiments and new recipes to come:




A few weeks ago I was browsing Pinterest for plant-based recipes (Netflix has officially scared me away from meat- not cutting it out but def cutting down) and came across lots of veggie bowls but all were creamy or noodley or rice-y so I put my own paleo spin on it.



Servings: 3
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins

Ingredients:

  • 2 heads cauliflower ($5)
  • 2 carrots ($.50)
  • 2 stalks celery ($.20)
  • 1/2 onion ($.50)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 10 oz bag of snap peas ($2.50)
  • 2 bell peppers (any color is fine) ($2)
  • 1 large yellow zucchini squash ($1.50)
  • 1 large green zucchini ($1.20)
  • 1 10 oz package of mushrooms ($1.80)
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil or cooking fat of choice
  • Serve with: I used this paleo Italian dressing but my friend Maggie introduced me to this amazing honey lime dressing that I'm going to use next time)

Cut the cauliflower into florets and place 1-2 cups at a time in the food processor to make cauliflower rice. If you don't have a food processor, I used to just grate my cauliflower on the cheese grater which works just as well (just a bit messier). Season the cauliflower rice with 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder and some salt, and saute over medium heat (with  1 tsp olive oil) for about 5-10 mins, or until it is soft.

Now chop all your veggies. I use the $19 Vidalia Veggie Chopper and it takes about 5 mins to chop all these veggies. It's amazing and lasts forever - Harrison's mom has had her's for 5+ years).

Coat a large frying pan with olive oil and turn the oven to medium heat. Start off with the carrot, celery and onion. After about 3 minutes, add in the peppers, garlic and snap peas. Sautee for another 3 minutes then add in everything else, including the rest of the seasonings.

Once everything is cooked, scoop out some cauliflower rice and top with the veggies and dressing of choice!


What are your favorite veggie dishes? Any miracle organizing products your recommend??




14 comments:

  1. Your veggie bowl looks good-I have to find about the coconut oil thing at Trader Joes's- didin't hear about it..My favorite plant based is definitely making zucchini zoodles!

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  2. Your veggie bowl looks good-I have to find about the coconut oil thing at Trader Joes's- didin't hear about it..My favorite plant based is definitely making zucchini zoodles!

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  3. Paleo nachos? I need to get on that stat!!! I get my coconut oil at Target. We aren't fortunate enough to have a TJ's here yet. Hope you have a great week!

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  4. Oh I love this!! Looks so yummy!!!

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  5. OITNB was so good!!! I didn't hear about the coconut oil thing, what is going on!!! I really need to organize my kitchen cabinets, they are so cluttered.

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  6. Oooh I had no idea bout the coconut oil drama. I picked u some cauliflower rice from TJs last week - not bad at all.

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  7. minus the eggs (I know, I'm a weirdo), this looks yummy!! something to add to my list.

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  8. Watch out world, wild egg on the loose lol! Seriously, my heart pitter pattered over those organizing things. You just spoke my love language. Lol!

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  9. Um, I need all of those pantry organizers because my cupboard is a hot mess!
    I can't believe I finished OITNB in 2 days lol. What did you think??

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  10. My TJs is definitely rationing coconut oil. Only one per customer per trip. I don't know why I'd need more than one jar though.. lol

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  11. They definitely deserve applause for the nice selection of bread and the service at this place which was good from start to finish. The mass produced filet was too good. This is the best place for hosting great events. The Chicago venues can accommodate as many as 850 guests or as little as 50.

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  12. 3 Researches PROVE How Coconut Oil Kills Waist Fat.

    This means that you literally burn fat by consuming coconut fat (including coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 researches from big medicinal journals are sure to turn the conventional nutrition world around!

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