Friday, March 22, 2013

Back on Track

I know I have been saying I need to get back on track- and I have been trying but again, last night, watching UNLV lose to Cal I decided to have some bar food. Which included beer, fries, wings & queso. If I wouldn't be embarrassed I would post a picture of how I look this morning. I had 2 beers and ate a TON of crappy food and I woke up exhausted, with huge bags under my eyes and overall looking like hell. And you know what- I just realized something-  (my hubby will laugh at me for this thought because he thinks that I think that Paleo effects ALL aspects of life (which it does)) but I am CONVINCED that my ankle hurts as bad as it does this morning because I ate like sh*t last night. No joke. Sprained it Sunday- hurt really bad. Mon, Tues, Weds and yesterday- virtually ZERO pain. Inflammation went down, bruising began, slept like a baby, stopped taking Motrin- worked out. It was seeming like a miraculous recovery (still can't put weight on it without boot) until this morning. What a coincidence. I eat crap and drink gluten and here I am- looking like hell with a REALLY sore ankle. I know I sound cray-cray but if you eat Paleo you understand where I am coming from. If not- then my only advice is TRY IT FOR 30 DAYS! That's it. You can do it. And if you TRULY do Paleo for 30 days and come back feeling worse than you did when you started then I will personally send you a loaf a bread and a bag of your favorite chips. All right let me jump off my soapbox real quick and give you a recipe for some Mini Blue Cheese Meatloafs I made that were delish.

Mini Blue Cheese Paleo Meatloafies

What you need:
- 1 lb grass fed ground beef
-Blue cheese
-2/3 cup almond flour
-1 egg 
-Tomato Paste (1/2 of can) 
- S & P 
-A muffin tin 

All you do is mix the ingredients in a bowl then grease your muffin tin (I used coconut oil) and bake these little guys at 350-375 (depending on your oven) for 15 minutes!! I added a little coat of tomato paste on the top before baking. I served them with some shaved brussel sprouts and Against the Grain garlic bread.

I have been gimping around my kitchen making up new recipes out of pure boredom so today I tried something I saw on Pinterest but made it my own. It is so easy.

Bacon and Egg Cups

What you need:
-6 eggs 
-6 pieces of bacon 
-S & P 

I will let the visuals do all the talking- except bake them at 375 for 14-17 min (depending on how you like the yolk).

These little suckers were awesome. As a matter of fact I might go have one now :)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Been too Long!

It has been a week since my last post and boy has it been an interesting week. Well this story begins with an idea. I was driving home one day and came up with, what I believe, an awesome and original Paleo recipe. I am Italian and have some Spanish/Mexican in me so I wanted to combine my two favorite types of food. I came up with a recipe for Mexican Meatballs. Full of green chiles, spices and in a crock pot with bell peppers and onions. This recipe LOOKED amazing as I was making it. 

I put this mouth watering creation in the crock pot and headed to work and then to CrossFit. I sent my hubby pics of it and by the time CrossFit was over we were starving. We talked about what we would eat with our Mexican Meatballs. Our mouths drooled. I came home and found my meatballs in the exact same way as I left them 7 hours earlier- raw and uncooked. But why!! The crock pot was on low!! Well it was because I had forgotten to PLUG IN THE CROCK POT. Now I was very exhausted, had already had a bad day, was too overly excited for these meatballs and it was that time of the month so I sat there and cried in my kitchen. Then my hubby came in confused and worried as to why I was crying. Then we both began laughing at the ridiculousness of the fact I was crying over meatballs. He then disposed of the little uncooked pieces of my heart and we went out to Mexican and that's when we had our first cheat meal. And let me tell you what- it has been ALL downhill since that day. We had a friend in town and cheated again over the weekend. Then I did this to my ankle:
Yup. That is what an ankle looks like 9 months pregnant. A third degree sprain I got while playing soccer. My first thought laying on the field screaming in pain was a curse word I will not type and my second thought was, "Oh shi* and right in the middle of the Open". I think it is time to accept I am no longer a soccer player and instead I am a CrossFitter. Yes- you can do both and enjoy each. BUT you run the risk of spraining the crap out of your ankle in the middle of the Open. Do I even have a remote shot at making regionals? No. But do I prepare and attack each open workout like I do? Yes. So this has really messed up my ability to compete at 100% (yes, I will be attempting all the workouts in a boot and on crutches if I have to). So what have I been doing since this injury? Self medicating with frozen yogurt. I know. I have sucked this week at this challenge. But you know what? I will pull myself together (eventually) and I will get back in the kitchen and gimp my way around cooking and finish this thing. Not to mention eating Paleo will only help with my recovery and inflammation. So now you have read this entire post without one complete recipe. So I will give you this little nugget I have made a few times since seeing it on Pinterest.

Parmesan + Avocado + Hot Sauce = YUM.

Just get an avocado, slice it a few times, fill it with some hot sauce, top it with some parm cheese and broil that sucker until it melts. BOOM. A delicious snack!!
I will do my best (starting tomorrow after just ONE more froyo) to get my life back on Paleo track. It's time. Especially now with an injury that needs me to be healthy. HAPPY EATING!

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