Sunday, October 30, 2011


Front Squat

High-rep squats cure everything.

75 wall ball shots is no problem, right?

Get your kip on.

Make sure to post your meals to comments for the Paleo Challenge!   Remember, you get up to four points a day for good food (meals plus snack) and a point for recovery.  Plus, we've gotten some really good recipes in there so even if you are not officially in, you can learn something cool.  I've posted my recipe for technically Paleo chocolate pudding/mousse.  VP


Jennifer Piggott said...

Paleo Day 14

2 Eggs + 2 Egg Whites
2 Strips Turkey Bacon

Apple w/Almond Butter

Left-over Turkey Chili
4 oz. Avocado

1.5 oz. Almonds

Left-Over Paleo Lasagna
Steamed Broccoli

Atalanta Rising said...

5 Slices of bacon
soda water

6 oz steak
handful of greens
1 c. avocado

unsweetened coconut flakes

4 slices of bacon
1/2 large sweet potato fried in bacon drippings
1/2 large onion fried in bacon drippings

2 tbs Cashew butter

Two weeks still paleo.

Anna said...

Ragu Bolognese (Paleo)

2 count extra-virgin olive oil
2 carrots, finely, diced
1 medium onion, diced
2 rib celery, finely diced
5 clove garlic, sliced
1 pound lamb, ground
1 pound pork, ground
1/4 pound pancetta, chopped
1 can crushed tomatoes in basil (32oz)
2 bay leaves
2 sprigs of rosemary
Basil and Oregano
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

In a 6 to 8-quart, heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions, celery, and garlic and sweat over medium heat until the vegetables are translucent and soft but not browned, about 10 to 15 minutes. Add the lamb, pork, and pancetta and stir into the vegetables. Add the meat and spices over high heat, stirring to keep the meat from sticking together until browned (10 minutes). Add the tomatoes and simmer over medium-low heat for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and remove from the heat.

Serve over spaghetti squash and Enjoy!!!

Anna said...

Bacon, Raisin and Broccoli Salad

Serves 6


2 or 3 heads of broccoli, depending on their size;
1/2 to 1 cup raisins;
10 slices bacon;
1/2 chopped red onion;
1/2 cup slivered or chopped almonds and/or cashews;
1 cup paleo mayonnaise;
1/2 a lemons juice.

Place the slices of bacon in a large pan on medium heat and cook for about 8 minutes on each side until crispy.
While the bacon cooks, cut the broccoli in small florets. You can use the stalks as well, making sure to cut it in pieces about the same size as the florets.
Mix the florets with the nuts, chopped onion and raisins.
Once the bacon is cooked and crispy, crumble and add it to the salad.
In a separate bowl, mix the mayonnaise with the lemon juice.
Mix the dressing with the salad, mix well, serve and enjoy!

(adapted from )

Vanessa said...

Thanks, Anna!

No wonder you are losing weight, Darla. I eat that much for breakfast. :)

This site is helpful, showing that there are not that many carbs in your Paleo non-processed foods:
sweet potato

My recipe for mass gain chocolate pudding: two avocados, two bananas, 1/2 cup melted coconut oil, two heaping tablespoonfuls unsweetened cocoa; put in blender and scrape down repeatedly until it finally blends up; spoon into two dishes; refrigerate; try to keep your husband from eating all of it.

Chelsea said...

Breakfast: porkbelly, egg, avocado, tomato--from the Heirloom food truck at longmont farmer's market, coffee
Snack: pumpkin muffin x2 (I was sampling them at the farmer's market--did pretty good just to eat 2!)
Lunch: Braised pork, broccoli, baby potatoes, salad, water
Dinner: smoked brisket and ribs, roasted cauliflower soup, napa cabbage salad, pickles, glass of red wine

Breakfast: 2 eggs, 4 strips bacon, napa cabbage, coffee
Lunch: salmon pattie, roasted cauliflower soup
Snack: apple
Dinner: baked salmon, olive potatoes, big salad, olives, water
Dessert: frozen banana, coconut milk, cocoa powder concoction

Chelsea said...

We posted the recipe for our butternut squash (or any kind of winter squash/pumpkin) recipe. One is regular and the other is grain/sugar free. Enjoy!

JamesD said...

Darla, you might try to eat more times a day.

Serves 6 what, Anna? I think I'm trying raisin bacom broccoli and seeing if it's enough for one.

If you're afraid of carbs, probably from reading too much Mark Sisson, eat squash. It's an entirely true story that I ate a kilo of yams one day, though, so carb fear may be largely unfounded. Too many confounding variables, but I wonder to what extent all my row times are due to being full of glycogen.

JamesD said...

Darla, your macros are not enough, not enough, and maybe about right. Ketosis is fine for a few days, weeks, or even months while you get that super-model look, but you're going to find the erg dead in the water. Carbs are going to depend on what you want to do when, but you are going to sorely regret not getting the protein up to 140-150 g/day asap.

JamesD said...

Bacon. 0421 is too late in the day to be making typos.

Atalanta Rising said...

Roger on more protein. I won't argue that yesterday was too low. Graham brought me home a little bug from school, and I had to push through work with it. So I was sleeping quite a bit yesterday day is all. No intentional restrictions. cross-my-heart.

Jennifer Piggott said...

Day 15

In my desperate search for something that tastes like a PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE…I got up at 4:45 a.m. and made Paleo Pumpkin Apple Spice Muffins. NOT THE SAME but edible!

2 Pumpkin Apple Spice Muffins w/Coconut Butter
2 Strips Turkey Bacon

9:30 Crossfit

Last of Paleo Lasagna

Pumpkin Seeds (Baked w/Coconut Oil and Salt)

Spaghetti Squash
Spinach Salad
6 oz. Salmon

2 Tbsp. Almond Butter

Atalanta Rising said...

Daily Log

Breakfast 614

Chicken, broiler/fryer, thigh, w/skin, rstd 2 Each 306
Chicken, broiler/fryer, drumstick, w/skin, rstd 2 Each 225
Strawberries, fresh, whole 1 ½ Cups 69
Coffee, espresso, prep at restaurant 24 Fluid ounces 14

Lunch 556

Sardines 1 Package 210
Blueberries, dried ½ Cup 280
Tomatoes, red, fresh, year round avg, sml, 2 2/5" 4 Each 66

Dinner 606

Squash, acorn, fresh, 4" 1 Each 172
Beef, ground, hamburger patty, brld, 10% fat 6 Ounces 369
Onion, white, fresh, chpd 1 Cup 64

Snacks 636

Clams, smkd, baby, cnd 2 Ounces 130
Clams, smkd, baby, cnd 2 Ounces 130
Cashew Butter, plain 2 Tablespoons 188
Cashew Butter, plain 2 Tablespoons 188

Fat 122g 45%
Carbs 178g 29%
Protein 160g 26%

*using the "Lose It" app to track today and make sure I got my protein grams. I'm trying to ignore the rest so I don't make myself nuts.

FInally found some sardines that I liked. They were packed in a TON of mustard. They were very tasty!