Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Fridge stocked with Paleo food is a Beautiful thing!!

I went grocery yesterday morning on my way home from CrossFit, and stocked up on all of my grub for the week, but I decided yesterday afternoon that I would go ahead and prep most of it all at once.

Usually, I cook meals each night, and throw together a salad from scratch every day at lunch, but it's interfering w/ my schoolwork in the evenings b/c by the time I cook and clean up from dinner, I feel like half the night is gone!

So I transformed into Chef-Boy-R-Paleo last night and cooked up a storm :)

My fridge is now stocked with:

Cooked Ground Bison, already portioned into 3-4 oz servings


Cooked Egg Whites already portioned
Cooked Breakfast Turkey Sausage Links
Baked Chicken Tenders (enough for 3-4 days)
Paleo Turkey Meatballs (a John Berardi Recipe that I LOVE! I'll share it below!)
Collard Greens/Onions/Garlic Sauteed in Olive Oil
Green/Red/Yellow/Orange Peppers/Onions/Garlic sauteed in Olive Oil

Roasted Beets (YUMMY!!)

Broiled Brussel Sprouts
Carrots already diced up for salads
Scallions already diced up for salads
Pre-cut broccoli & Cauliflower
SOG Paleo Hummus (another YUMMY recipe find!)
SOG Paleo BBQ (yep, yet another great home-made paleo condiment)
Hard Boiled Eggland's Best Eggs (for salads)
Watermelon (cut up and portioned)
AIN'T IT PURTY?!?! :)

I also have some meat that I didn't cook yet, b/c it will be easy to just throw it on the grill or in the oven for a quick dinner:

  • Wild Salmon
  • Wild Snapper

  • Bison Steaks
And of course, I have the essentials that don't require prep:

  • Fresh-Ground Almond butter

  • Pastuerized Egg Whites

  • Baby Spinach (for salads)

  • Avocados / Tomatoes / Onions

  • Coconut Water (for PWO)
I feel SO great having 95% of my cooking done for the week, and the combinations are endless w/ the stuff above!

One of my favorites: Throw some of the sauteed peppers/onions in a bowl w/ ground bison, a diced tomato, and half an avocado - YUM

Now, I'll have my evenings free for the rest of the week to concentrate on nothing but schoolwork - Yay!

Here's the link to the Turkey Meatballs reference above: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/berardi85.htm#14 - I make it exactly as directed, except I only make the turkey "meatballs", and not the green beans b/c the green beans aren't 100% paleo.

A fully stocked fridge, and a backyard full of fitness "toys" . .it doesn't take much to make me happy ;)

1 comment:

K said...

Randomly found your blog googling :) I do the exact same thing regarding meals, pre-cooking (usually for the week), and freezing/thawing as i go.

I see you have a lot of cooked fresh vegetables, and that's my sticking point with paleo. Do you eat all those in the next 3 days? I find i must use the frozen vegetable "steamers", or hit the store every 2 days, which defeats the cook all at once thing. Just wondered if you had any tips from your experience?