This weekend was full of family, fun, and feasting. I did some Christmas cooking (these brussels sprouts, slightly modified // roasted carrots and parsnips with this brown butter vinaigrette // and a re-imagined version of this spice cake by The Paleo Mom) to add to the traditional turkey, ham, salads, etc. But while all of that food and festivity was delicious, I'm always happy to get back to the simplicity of my weekly meal prep!
Breakfast: Protein Shake // 1 scoop Build protein by PureWOD and 1 scoop Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides, mixed with Native Forest Simple Coconut Milk, Bulletproof Brain Octane, and ice. I've been enjoying starting my days with these high fat protein shakes for months now because they keep me full for hours and don't give me any digestive symptoms! Plus, the prep is super easy. I also made a fresh batch of my homemade coconut milk yogurt this week.
Lunch: Bison Stir Fry // You can find a recipe for a classic stir fry in my cookbook, Weeknight Paleo, but to be honest, most of the time I just wing it! This week I started by browning some ground bison from US Wellness Meats in a large pot. After it was cooked through I added in one head of chopped green cabbage (about 1.5#), 2 cups of chopped green onions, 2-3 tbsp chopped fresh ginger, 8 or so cloves of minced garlic, and let it cook, covered, until the cabbage was soft, about 15 minutes. Then I stirred in 2 cups of chopped cilantro and some Red Boat Fish Sauce (about 1 tbsp) and Coconut Aminos (about 3 tbsp) to taste! I'll serve this in some butter lettuce cups to add a little more veggie.
Dinner: Green Flatbread + Braunschweiger + Pineapple // You can find my classic Green Flatbread recipe here. This week I used arugula, cilantro, parsley, pumpkin seeds, ginger, sweet onion, and some Guiltless Superfoods Superseed Flour. I'll have this with some nutrient dense Braunschweiger from US Wellness Meats and some fresh pineapple (which didn't make it into the photo)! I've been eating a LCHF diet for many weeks now, and am experimenting to see how I feel best. I've been doing 1-2 carb ups per week, but this week I'm going to see how I feel with a little carb up each night with dinner instead!
Optional Snack: Almond Butter Fudge // One part almond butter, one part coconut butter, plus cinnamon and salt to taste! I did about 1/2 cup almond butter/coconut butter, 1 heaping tsp cinnamon, and 1 heaping 1/4 tsp salt. I bring a couple of these with me each day and usually have one after lunch and one after dinner.
That's all for me this week! What are you cooking up??