{WIAW} My Primal Eats

Linking up with Peas and Crayons today because it’s What I Ate Wednesday, a day to share the meals I’ve prepared for myself and eaten, and an opportunity for you to see the day to day meals of a primal eater.

*hint: click on the links for some meal ideas! And check out my Primal Recipes page for more.


This is a WIAW post I had prepared for last Wednesday. Unfortunately, I didn’t eat these things today as I’ve got a very dodgy stomach….

As you may know, from all my other WIAW posts, I’m a creature of habit when it comes to weekday breakfast: I have the same thing Monday to Friday because I adore it. You probably would too 😉

This week’s Whenever Quiche is made with sautéed kale, red pepper, garlic and bacon. I also added feta and chives to it. I’m quite fond of kale lately, but find it still quite tough to chew despite many attempts to fry it at low heat. A solution to this was to add about 2 tablespoons of my very first batch of homemade bone broth to the frying pan of kale and peppers, adding more umami flavour (the broth was also made with fish sauce and porcini mushrooms), but also braising the kale to soften it up. Quite a success really, and something I’m going to continue to do with kale dishes.


My breakfast dessert was coconut cream, apricot, frozen local blueberries and the best topping ever: a crumbled Nutter Bomb. Love, love, love!!!!!


No breakfast, weekday or weekend, is complete without a bulletproof espresso: two shots of Lavazza espresso, 1 tablespoon of Kerrygold butter from grass-fed cows, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and a heaped teaspoon of xylitol to sweeten.


Lunch today was another favourite: smoked mackerel! If you’ll remember from this week’s Primal Lessons post on the Philosophies behind primal eating, mackerel is an incredible source of omega-3 fats, but also a good coldwater fish to eat if you have difficulty buying wild fish, like Salmon. It’s packed full of taste, and also really budget-friendly. My pack of two smoked mackerel cost £1.72 ($2.82 USD)!


I enjoyed my smoked mackerel with a spinach, tomato and avocado salad, tossed in Balsamic vinegar and olive oil.


And as usual, a Caveman Keto Fat Bomb for dessert. One of the best parts about being primal is that I get to enjoy one of these every single day.

20140820_131021Dinner was burgers! We made Nom Nom Paleo Big-O Bacon burgers, which is grass-fed beef, minced bacon and fried mushrooms made into burger patties. So full of flavour! I had to break up the burger on our grill because despite cooking it for twenty minutes, it was raw inside. I topped the burger with fried onions, and had a Greek-style spinach salad on the side, complete with feta cheese.


Dessert was a peeled kiwi, not pictured.

What did you eat today?

What’s your favourite locally grown food?

What’s your favourite store to buy food?


9 thoughts on “{WIAW} My Primal Eats

  1. Yes! Those meal ideas look amazing. I actually don’t think I’ve ever tried mackerel. I’ll have to see if I can find it at the store. And I really dislike mushrooms but the idea of putting them into a burger might help. I really need to buy Michelle’s cookbook anyway 🙂

    • Thank you! I had never tried mackerel until I went primal, and now it’s one of my favourite fish.

      And yes, you definitely need to buy MIchelle’s book: it’s honestly the best cookbook I’ve ever bought!

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  2. I love smoked mackerel and often have it for lunch. Have you ever tried your bulletproof coffee before a run? Not had it for a while but I used to have an espresso with coconut oil stirred in and it’s like rocket fuel!

  3. Pingback: {WIAW} Eat Primal + Race Hard | Eat Primal, Run Hard

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