Screaming January Deals on Amazon, Nearly ~40% off Gluten Free Groceries and Paleo-Friendly Finds

Primal Kitchen: A Family Grokumentary
Primal Kitchen: A Family Grokumentary – About 10 days before the end of the month, my husband and I scroll through our Amazon Subscribe and Save subscriptions list. We usually pare down the list, often for items we added previously on a one-time deal. Then, we have the fun of shopping for temporary monthly coupon deals on Amazon that we couldn’t find elsewhere. We are often able to combine up to 3 different discounts on Amazon to get the best deal possible, shipped free to our door.Here are some things we scored this week in our shopping for the … Read more

Paleo-Friendly Breakfast in Your Stockings on Christmas Morning

Primal Kitchen: A Family Grokumentary
Primal Kitchen: A Family Grokumentary – I am starting to collect our stocking stuffers for Christmas this year. My goal is to layer little toys and fun items with some breakfast-y items so that my husband and I can slowly sip our coffee while we all nibble on the beginnings of breakfast as the stockings’ contents are being unwrapped. Lots of nonperishable paleo-friendly items are going to show up to ‘sustain’ us until the excitement ebbs a little and I can cook some heartier fare.If you have Amazon Prime (free 2 day shipping) or not – but are wil… Read more

Primal Kitchen Recipes Featured in the Paleo Cookbook for Dummies

Primal Kitchen: A Family Grokumentary
Primal Kitchen: A Family Grokumentary – I am exceptionally proud to have been a part of the creation of the Paleo Cookbook for Dummies.Dr. Kellyann Petrucci was responsible for the book coming to life. In her words:Includes an overview of the Paleo-diet shopping list and pantry-stocking tips, along with kid-friendly Paleo recipes.~Dozens of answers to such questions as “Should you eat dairy? Can you drink alcohol?” and more, along with diet testimonials.~Information on how the Paleo diet, which reverses disease naturally, improves autoim… Read more

Primal Kitchen Featured on the PaleoHacks Podcast

Primal Kitchen: A Family Grokumentary
Primal Kitchen: A Family Grokumentary – I had a blast recently as a guest with PaleoHacks podcast host Clark Danger on the PaleoHacks podcast. We covered a whole lot of ground in our time talking, but a consistent theme was the day to day business of keeping a paleo-leaning lifestyle chugging along in step with family life.You can also click here to open a separate window and listen to the podcast…. Read more

How to Set Up a “Drive-Thru” Paleo-Leaning Christmas Cookie Exchange

Primal Kitchen: A Family Grokumentary
Primal Kitchen: A Family Grokumentary – Hominahominahomina… :)Yesterday, I tweeted:I have no aspirations to blog paleo-fied holiday treats this month. My main goal is to keep my diet centered around meats, veggies, fruits.— Primal Kitchen (@primalkitchen) December 1, 2013 …and this is true! It takes a lot of time and resources to come up with new recipes, especially analogs of popular holiday treats. Of course, I couldn’t blog treats that I hadn’t tasted and re-tasted…but that often results in me indulging a little too much. I would rathe… Read more

Lunchbox #195

Primal Kitchen: A Family Grokumentary
Primal Kitchen: A Family Grokumentary – Here is an example of one of my younger daughter’s lunches. Here you see:Organic pumpkin pureeSliced papayaCooked grassfed local ground beef in larger meatball-y chunksWhite rice (our “safe starch”), which was cooked alongside the beef (I like cooking them together in the same pan because then the rice absorbs the grassfed beef fat that adds needed calories to my littlest’s meals!)For more recent coverage on how we tinker with my youngest’s diet to support her behavior and developmental gains, read here.&nb… Read more

Making Room for Protein, Economically and Logistically

Primal Kitchen: A Family Grokumentary
Primal Kitchen: A Family Grokumentary – A lot of my active friends have talked to me about having trouble getting adequate amounts of protein in their diets. Boy, I can relate! Since I try and get around 130+ grams of protein in my daily diet to sustain my body’s lean mass, I have often found myself realizing at the end of the day that I’m only about halfway to my target. Here are some ways that help to keep my protein intake easier to maintain.

Familiarity with Protein Quantity/Serving Sizes

Although tracking food by food logging is not for ev… Read more

Final Tally, Whole Life Challenge Ends

Primal Kitchen: A Family Grokumentary
Primal Kitchen: A Family Grokumentary – If you’ve followed my recent posts, you know that I spent the last 8 weeks participating with my CrossFit box in the Whole Life Challenge. If you want to read all three parts, here they are:

Portrait of a Nutrition Nerd: Preparing for the Whole Life Challenge
Halfway Point: Whole Life Challenge + Eat to Perform Principles
Final Tally, Whole Life Challenge Ends

Today we had our final workout to measure performance gains during the Whole Life Challenge – the final day of comparing our “before/after” stats … Read more

Halfway Point, Whole Life Challenge + Eat to Perform Principles

Primal Kitchen: A Family Grokumentary
Primal Kitchen: A Family Grokumentary – Later this week, I’ll pass the halfway point of the 8 week long Whole Life Challenge. In my pre-challenge post, I talked about the ways I’d be performance/biohacking in order to work smarter this time around to maximize my results with minimal sense of restriction.

With the exception of my husband and I binge-watching Breaking Bad (and thus losing some sleep) these last couple of weeks, my strategies so far have been pretty well executed. Last week I joined some ladies for a one hour hike through a lo… Read more

Lunchbox #194

Primal Kitchen: A Family Grokumentary
Primal Kitchen: A Family Grokumentary – Today, my first-grader’s lunch featured (clockwise):

Organic grapes
A Clementine
Mixed fresh veggies with homemade paleo ranch for dipping
A single serve pouch of guacamole
A prosciutto egg cup with peas baked in.

My first grader is suddenly particular about not enjoying the texture of baked egg yolks, so I kept the yolk out of her egg cup here…but what she does not know is that the paleo ranch she enjoys so much has egg yolk! 😉

The great thing about the egg cups is that they are very versatile… Read more