First and foremost, I need to wish a happy birthday to my wonderful Dad! I love this man so much and hope he has the best day ever!
If I’ve learned one thing over the past year, it’s that meal prepping will save your soul. I’ve put myself in the position where I have no meals prepared for the current or next day, and I end up binging on whatever I have, and it’s usually not pretty.
Ever since going Paleo, I have an even bigger need to make sure I have enough different meals prepped for the week to keep from reaching for unhealthy foods. If I break my sobriety, I know I will just eat jar after jar of peanut butter. I’m not trying to compare sobriety to slipping off of Paleo, but it would literally have the same downward spiral, if I did.
Crockpot meals are a huge savior for me. Not only are they painless to make, but when you’re cooking for one, you get SO many meals out of it. Take for instance this past weekend. I was craving my Dad’s chili, but because he loads it with every single type of bean known to Mexico, it’s completely off-limits for me. That’s when I decided to be a man and make my own chili. (Anyone else associate chili making with men?)
This bad boy is loaded with meat and veggies, and sits so happily in my stomach. Topped with creamy, avocado slices, this is the perfect cold weather meal.
Meatlover’s Paleo Chili
- 1 lb ground beef, 93% lean
- 1 lb ground turkey, extra lean
- 1 zucchini, cut in small chunks
- 1 sweet onion
- diced up baby carrots
- 1 can of beef broth
- 1 can of chicken broth
- 2 cans of tomato paste
- 1 can of diced tomatoes
- chili powder (as much as you want)
- Brown the meat, set aside when done
- Wash and cut veggies (size is your preference)
- Pour both broths into the crock pot, and add veggies. Let cook for a few minutes
- Add ground meat and other wet ingredients.
- Let cook on high or low until the chili reaches the consistency of preference
Speaking of food, I need to stop buying nuts, and going to Target on my lunch hours. I somehow wind up there multiple times during the week, and I’m so going to go broke if I keep it up. Every time I buy a jar of nuts, I always open it up in the car and eat half of it on the drive home. Of course by the time I’m home, I’m more than ready to portion control the nuts into bags, but man, that drive home kills me!
Anyone else feel the need to instantly open a jar of nuts upon purchasing it?