If you have stumbled across this page, welcome to my Paleo Journey Blog . I am a health and fitness enthusiast who in NO way is an expert in nutrition or health science. I do, however, LOVE to eat and am happy to share the good, bad, and ugly of my expirimenting through the jungle of Paleo cooking. Please let me know what you think of the recipes posted by adding a rating in the comments section and feel free to send in new recipes through email.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Paleo Lasagna

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Day 3 and it looks like we have officially 29 participants that have committed to clean eating, deer antlers, crazy wods and locking up the liquor cabinet for 8 weeks. Best of luck to all!

I was contacted by Alex Born of www.rebornhealth.com about his Paleo Coaching business.  He offers grocery store field trips for anyone interested in learning how to navigate the grocery store. He will be hitting Schnucks, Trader Joes, and Whole Foods and all the details can be found on the website.

Have you done any food prep yet for the rest of the week?  Nicki and Erin got together and made Paleo Lasagna among other things - here is a link to their recipe at an AWESOME paleo blog - check it out:

Thought you all would appreciate this one as well:)

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Breakfast Favorites

Day 1 starts tomorrow so I thought I would list our go-to favorite breakfast ideas for those of you that will be mourning the loss of toast, cereal, and cream in your coffee.

 BARx Breakfast Favorites:
Yes, It is Christmas in September

11. Kristina's Spaghetti Squash Quiche Pinterest
10. Tim's favorite - bullet proof coffee - Coffee with a spoonful of grassfed butter and coconut oil
9. Sweet Potato Muffins
8. Lauren's Quiche
7. Banana and Sunflower butter (no recipe needed) - Preworkout tried and true standby
6. Paleo Pancakes
5. Easy Egg Frittata
4. Paleo Oatmeal
3. Sausage and Sweet Potato Hash
2. Fried Egg and Brussel Sprout Skillet
1. Steph's All time favorite - Scrambled eggs with tomato, salmon, and avocado.

Lauren's Quiche

Lauren's Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

Sweet potato
8 eggs
half a can of coconut milk
chicken sausage
garlic powder

Cut a sweet potato into discs and line the bottom of a pan. Mix the rest and bake at 375 for 55ish minutes

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Sadly it has been months since I have posted on this Paleo blog as life has gotten busy and I have gotten lazy in my Paleo ways.  But now I have no more excuses, BARx CrossFit will be participating in the Lurong Paleo Challenge starting September 16th and I am ready to dust off my Paleo Recipe book and start practicing what I preach.  There are some great resources out there and I am not going to take the time to go into detail on why you should give this challenge a try, except - what do you have to lose?  8 weeks of eating healthy and  seeing what good food can do for your body composition, energy, athletic performance, and recovery.

I will in my best effort try to post all of the recipes I experiment with over the next two months.  I will not be reinventing the wheel, so there will be links to the places I find these recipes as well as reposting some of the tried and true recipes that I have used in the past.  This morning starts off with Crispy Pork Egg Squares.

Crispy Pork Egg Squares

Left over Pulled Pork tenderloin*
salt and pepper

I filled the bottom of a mini loaf pan with pork but you could use a muffin pan as well. Crack an egg on top and bake at 375 for 20-25 min.  There was enough meat for 4 squares today and I wrapped up the leftovers to get me through the rest of the week.  Everything is better with avacado so I topped it with 1/2 an avacado and sprinkled a little Franks Red Hot on top.  Voila!