So I feel this need to give you an update on the Paleo challenge.
First and foremost, we are still doing it. Mostly. Dennis decided this past weekend that he needed a cheat day because football, well, just isn't football, if you don't have a beer. Or two.
And I'm not saying that I haven't cheated. Only a little here and there, though. As I type this, I look at my I'm-sure-cavemen-drank-this-drink that is sitting next to me: Sparkling water (zero calories), sweet tea vodka, and a splash of lemon juice. True paleo means no alcohol but what fun would that be? So, to answer your question in a very long-winded fashion, YES, I am cheating. But only a little. And it's for the better good: so that I can stay the course. Of course it is.
And what recipes have we tried? You can eat 'paleo' pretty easily - - just eat lean meats, vegetables, a few nuts, and a small amount of fruit each day and you are good to go. So, the need for actual recipes isn't a huge need but it is there. And, knowing that I absolutely love (or loathe?) to cook, I'm sure you are surprised at my desire to find very simple paleo meals.
We purchased Everyday Paleo, which is a great starting point for us. Two recipes tried so far and we're batting .500.
Everyday Paleo egg cupcakes: Um....Not so much. I should've known that they wouldn't be very tasty just by looking at the pictures. I had high hopes that were dropped on their face. They did a nose dive off of the roof of a 20 story building. The food was edible and well...yeah...that's about it. I do not recommend.
Let's look at the good outcome: Sun-dried tomato chicken slaw. Sounds kind-of strange, I know, but trust me, it's good. Really good. And the best part...it's easy. My only question was if this is a 'slaw', shouldn't it be a side-dish? I treated it as our main dish and our side dish all in one. That's what momma likes.
So, yes, we are surviving...and actually doing pretty well.
Oh yeah, and CrossFit? I am loving it. (Dennis, I hope you smile as you read this because I am saying: YES, YOU TOLD ME SO.)