Wednesday, August 1, 2012

grain free eating {a plan}

I have found that eating grain free takes a plan.  I can't just leave it up to fate when it comes to dinner!  Or even snacking for that matter.  Planning makes this a viable option for me.

Here are some dinners that we have been enjoying lately:

  • Teriyaki chicken, broccoli and red peppers sauteed in butter and garlic, roasted ginger carrots (this teriyaki chicken recipe is no fail and super tasty!)
  • wild caught salmon, fresh greens beans, zucchini sauteed in butter and onions
  • cinnamon venison chili, cinnamon pears, big green salad ( I can't find the exact recipe I used for the chili, but several come up when I google 'paleo cinnamon chili')
  • meatloaf muffins, roasted cauliflower, green beans, acorn squash (I grew acorn squash in the garden this summer!)
  • roasted chicken, sauteed squash and zuke, green beans
  • cabbage with meat sauce (I do something similar to this but use beef instead of pork, and some other minor adjustments. I actually thought I made this recipe up out of necessity!  Ha!), big salad, side veggies
  • spaghetti squash with meat sauce, salad, zucchini
For lunch I am loving chicken salad with avocado cream sauce instead of mayo.  I could seriously eat this everyday!

  • I roast or boil a chicken (depending on if I need broth) over the weekend.
  • mash up a whole small avocado (or half of a large one) and add the juice of half of an orange and some sea salt
  • mix the chicken and the avo mix
  • finish out however you prefer!  Here I ate it over greens with blueberries, pepitas, and tomatoes.  Sometimes I use grapes, it just depends on what I have on hand.
  • the kids love this too!  In this picture I used tuna instead of chicken and the kids really liked it.  I served theirs on sprouted bread with greens, veggie sticks and some fruit

For other lunches I eat leftovers, or sometimes when I am so sick of meat, I just eat a salad or a big smoothie.  

Do you have any favorite grain free dinners to suggest?


Traci said...

I agree, a plan is a must..there is not a loaf of bread or a cracker but a lettuce leaf instead that does not have the shelf life, right? Thanks for sharing the recipes. I am currently enjoying a slice of Cinnamon Coffee Cake, grain free, from The Gluten Free Almond Flour Cookbook...Mandi, you must. Thanks for the recipes here! I also started perpetual soup/bone broth from Nourished Kitchen, again, a must, you will l o v e.

Erin said...

This salmon rub is amazing! If you try and like, link me! :)

Sweet and Spicy Salmon Rub
2 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
olive oil
-mix dry ingredients, glaze salmon with olive oil, rub with spice mixture
-bake at 350 for 20 minutes

Franchise Takeaway said...

It looks wonderful on the photos. And well explained too.