Archive | November, 2012

Paleo Shake and Bake Chicken Strips with Honey Dijion

15 Nov


I was craving McDonalds nuggets, I’m not going to lie. I did manage to avoid taking that route with this paleo version:

chicken seasoning
3/4 cup Shredded coconut
1 lb chicken breast

Add seasoning and coconut to gallon sized ziplock and mix. One at a time place each chicken breast in the bag and shake until coated.

Bake for 40 mins on 350

For the sauce I used raw honey and prepared Dijon mustard in approximately equal parts. Remember that sugar is sugar so don’t go crazy just because it’s technically paleo 🙂


Well my detox is over…

15 Nov

More than a week of headaches, not being able to workout, being exhausted, I gave up. I was asleep by 7:30 every night. What did I learn? I can say no to treats when I’m out. Planning is everything. detox during the holidays isn’t very fun.

I did lose 1.5 lbs, but more importantly my stomach flattened out. What I realized is that some things I might be eating cause bloating on a regular basis. Time to trouble shoot my diet.

Sugar Detox: Day 11

12 Nov

Breakfast: coconut pancake, 1/4 c applesauce, 1/3 sliced banana, 2 eggs, chicken sausage

Lunch: this tasty salad


Dinner: pork, mixed vegetables


Sugar Detox: day 10

11 Nov

Today was paleo thanksgiving with our CrossFit team and members. I look forward to it every year! Unfortunately I had to babysit most of the day for a friend in town for a wedding so I missed everything but the appetizers.

Breakfast: Coconut pancakes, chicken sausage, 1/3 banana, 2 eggs

Lunch : pork shoulder, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, string cheese, 1/2 apple with almond butter

Dinner: shrimp cocktail, coconut flour muffin, and a fail of bacon wrapped dates…. Why are they so irresistible?

Sugar Detox: day 9

9 Nov

So I’ve had a headache the entire challenge. The advice was drink lots of water and remember that it will pass. I have only made it through one workout since I started. I’m what you call a serious sugar burner 🙂 After some discussion with my fellow crossfitters I think it’s time to add a few things back so I can get this show back on the road. I can’t keep going to bed at 7:30, ha ha.

Also when the leader of the pack said if the temporary discomfort is too much go back to what you were doing, which i think was supposed to be some sort of reverse psychology. All it made me realize is that I had planned to go back to my previous diet afterward and I’m not looking to change my life. I’m just competitive and liked the word “challenge.”

We were out and about today so nothing too interesting

Breakfast: coconut pancakes with applesauce, eggs, chicken sausage

Snack: boiled eggs and nut butter, sweet potato chips

Lunch: pork shoulder, salsa, broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots

Dinner/snack: avocado, pork, root veggie chips, tangerine, 1/2 cheese stick

Sugar Detox: day 8

8 Nov

Hot strawberries over coconut pancakes, chicken sausage, eggs.

lunch and dinner was chicken and frozen vegetables


Sugar Detox: day 7

7 Nov

almond butter and warm berries over pancakes with boiled egg and avocado

After this breakfast I took a short nap 🙂

post WoD chicken and acorn squash

This was my first post WoD squash that I actually deserved. It was the first time since the challenge started that I had the energy to actually work out.

chicken, olives, garlic, and artichoke over greens

I was still hungry after lunch so I had this tasty salad!

zucchini with chicken and chicken sausage with no sugar added pizza sauce

Something quick with things we already had prepared. I made the toddler man a pizza with the same ingredients on a leftover pancake and with some cut up string cheese.