Last week I was in Colorado at some property that my family has in the southern part of the state. I grew up spending a couple of weeks each summer there, and still try to go back a couple of times each year. The cabin is 15 miles outside of town and it's so quiet that you can hear every bird chirp and tree rustle. Naturally I did a lot of sitting on the back porch and looking at the mountains (my view), reading, and of course, cooking! It was nice to be able to be more spontaneous with my cooking while I was there. Since I wasn't constrained to a work schedule, I was able to listen to my body and cook/eat when I was hungry, which allowed me to be more creative. The first day I bought a few different protein options and tons of veggies, then mixed and matched all week long.
This week things are back to normal, however, and I'm all prepped and ready for the workweek!
Breakfast: Protein Shake // 1 scoop Vanilla Build protein by PureWOD and 1 scoop Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides, mixed with Native Forest Simple Coconut Milk, Bulletproof Brain Octane, and ice. I also use the Rootz pre-workout energizing superfood before I go to the gym, which I LOVE!
Lunch: Thai Pork with Bok Choy and Collards // I started by browning 1# of ground pork from US Wellness Meats in a large skillet, then I added about 2 cups of chopped green onions (green parts only for low-FODMAP), about 1/4 cup minced fresh ginger, and a couple of tbsp of coconut oil. Then I added two packages of chopped baby bok choy from Trader Joe's (about 12 oz total) and about 6 cups of chopped collard leaves. I let all of that cook for several minutes, covered, then seasoned with about 2 tbsp each of coconut aminos and fish sauce (I only use this brand!), to taste. Super simple!
Dinner: Tom Kha Gai // This recipe is a staple of mine, and it really couldn't be any easier! If I don't have the lemongrass, ginger, or lime around, I'll use my doTERRA essential oils instead. You can find the recipe in my cookbook, Weeknight Paleo!
Optional Snack: Fat Bomb, Macadamia Nuts, Collagen Bar // The fat bomb is 1 tsp each of Artisana Coconut Butter, Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil, Tin Star Foods Ghee, and Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts. I also added a drops of stevia and a splash of vanilla extract. I also have a Collagen Protein Bar by Primal Kitchens and some macadamia nuts, just in case I need them.
Have a great week!!