Sunday, September 16, 2012

Paleo "Oat" Meal

Friday night marked the end! Or should I say ... the beginning?


... cleaned out fridge.


 ... cleaned up pantry. 

Cleaned up of what?

Everything and anything containing wheat, soy, sugar, gluten, guar gum, soy lecithin, legumes, artificial sweeteners, sugar alcohols, and dairy.

Gone is the Siggi's yogurt, PB2, and sugar-free maple syrup. Gone are the rice crackers and the Boca burgers.

Saturday marked the beginning of the Whole Life Challenge!

After a night of feasting (aka eating like a giant turd) with the husband (even my homies all the way in Texas feasted),


I headed out to Piedmont Park to meet the gang for the Prelims Saturday morning.


9 minute AMREP

7 burpees
7 KBS (1.5/1 pood)
50m run


I finished it Rx'ed: 8 rounds + 7 KBS + 7 burpees + half the run or a total of 126 reps. I think the gallon of wine I drank the night prior may have slowed me down a wee bit. 


Afterwards, we meandered around the park and through the Art Festival going on. 


I feasted on homemade jerky, a few Larabar samples (WLC-approved flavors) and an apple over the course of the morning.

After cleaning out my fridge, I had to hit up Trader Joe's to stock up on clean, WLC-approved foods.


I scored some sweet stuff, but it took me at least an hour in the store, turning over every bag, every container, reading the labels, looking for those sneaky ingredients. You'd be amazed where sugar hides! It's in everything.


For dinner, this recipe from Civilized Caveman inspired me. I added a little of this, a little of that, and it turned out pretty fantastic. Can you believe I've never cooked with fresh basil before? <-- fail.


 Tomato Basil Chicken in the crock pot


I don't know what to call this sweet treat. 1/2 tablespoon melted coconut oil, teaspoon or so of almond butter, a bit of pure Stevia extract, a few slivered almonds, a tablespoon of raw unsweetened cocoa, all mixed up and placed in the freezer for a minute to chill. Freeze-dried raspberries on top for a tart bite!

It was incredibly rich, but wow, so delicious.


 A slice of Julian's Bakery Paleo Bread topped with almond butter with black coffee this morning.

The real breakfast was this masterpiece!


Paleo Porridge is what I'm calling them. Or "faux" oats. The surprise? That's all cauliflower. Yes, I ate a head of cauliflower for breakfast this morning. So proud of myself for getting vegetables into my breakfast.


Paleo "Oatmeal"

Ingredients
  • 1 c. riced cauliflower, packed
  • 1/3 c. Coconut Milk
  • 2/3 c. water
  • 2 large organic eggs
  • 2 tbsp. Bob's Red Mill Golden Organic Flaxseed Meal or 2 tablespoons slivered almonds
  • 3 tsp. apple pie spice, cinnamon, etc
  • pinch of sea salt
  • dash of organic vanilla extract
  • NuNaturals Pure Liquid Stevia
  • your choice of toppings
First things first, you need to "rice" your cauliflower. If you have a box grater, simply grate the flowerettes down to the stem. Or if you're fancy, you can use a VitaMix. In a medium saucepan, add riced cauliflower, coconut milk and water. Over medium heat, bring to low boil and cook until cauliflower is tender, about 10 minutes or so. Remove from heat and whisk in eggs, and everything else. Add sweetener to taste. Top with your choice of toppings, like fresh berries, almond butter, and a splash of coconut milk.

I'm off to Spin class to get my "active recovery" on!

Have a great rest of your weekend! Don't forget to log your points for 3 today. Keep sending me your scores for the workouts, but you can actually enter measurements yourself.

10 comments:

  1. I've had oatless oats with egg whites, flax meal, almond milk and a banana... but not cauliflower! Interesting!

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  2. I've never seen oatless oats done with cauliflower! Genius idea! Get those veggies in early!

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  3. Oh wow I have never seen anyone use cauliflower either! Great idea!

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  4. wow, i wonder how that cauliflower oat meal taste.? I should make that to find out.

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  5. Hm, so you don't cook the eggs? Interesting! I LOVE the Paleo Porridge over on Paleo Table using acorn squash. Totally delish. But I am all for trying something new too!

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  6. Girl I'm coming over to eat during this challenge!

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  7. ive only made "oatmeal" with coconut flour, so i think i'm going to try this out next. back in my oat eating days i use to always add eggs, and i like it supperr thick, so i think i might like it :)

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  8. cauliflower??!! i've made paleo oats with pumpkin, ground nuts and bananas... but cauliflower?! that sounds fascinating!

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  9. Did this taste like cauliflower?

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  10. never thought you could use cauloflower in place of oats! awesome!

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