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 blue links for some meal ideas! And check out my Primal Recipes page for more.
Every day starts the same way for me, with lots of fat! When you’re a fat-burner, you need to eat your energy.
My Whenever Quiche of the week was made with broccoli, red peppers, onion, kale, prosciutto, and leftover feta and mozzarella cheese. I love this quiche.
I always have two pieces of fruit for breakfast: today’s was kiwi and plums. Did you know that before I became a primal eater, kiwis used to hurt my mouth? There was something about the taste of them that I found to acidic and it would literally bother the inside of my mouth. Now, I don’t get that annoyance anymore and I love kiwis. Plums were also a fruit I didn’t care for, but again, since going primal and my tastes changing from no sugar, I love plums. The fruit was served with the usual coconut cream and my favourite Nutter Bomb, full of natural nuts, seeds, coconut oil, cocoa powder and tahini.
Save the best for last: bulletproof espresso! Double shot Lavazza espresso with a tablespoon of Kerrygold (grass-fed cow) butter, a tablespoon of coconut oil and a heaped teaspoon of Xylitol to sweeten it. Some people opt for just a bulletproof coffee for breakfast, and while it’s a great source of saturated fats, that’s the only macronutrient it contains. In terms of vitamins and minerals, it’s empty. The solution is to pair a bulletproof coffee or espresso with lots of vegetables, protein (eggs? bacon? sausage? fish? last night’s leftovers?), and some fruit. Your breakfast is now brimming with macro and micronutrients.
Last week, my husband and I visited a local wholesale fishmerchant in Gourdon, right on the North Sea – Stephen’s Fishmerchants. They smoke and sell fish to businesses, but you can also purchase it for yourself from their workroom; there is no shop. We went in to buy some hot-smoked salmon and smoked mackerel, two phenomenal sources of omega-3 fats.
Everything is sold by weight, not per fish, and the workers cut us quite generous pieces of salmon.
For lunch, I had a fillet of peppered smoked mackerel, along with a salad of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and red onions. My salad was tossed in The Clothes Make The Girl‘s(aka Mel Joulwan) Magical Tahini Dressing. I love this stuff!
Did you know I’d never had mackerel until I went primal? Now it’s one of my favourite fish!
For dessert, I had a piece of peanut butter brownie that I’m recipe-testing (not happy with it yet), along with a cup of decaf green tea.
One of the best parts about being primal is that grass-fed beef is highly coveted. I buy mine from Bel’s Butchers in Montrose, and it’s reared in the hills of Perthshire.
Why am I writing about beef? Well, I made burgers with it and ate them for dinner! I used PaleOMG’s Perfect Burger recipe; it’s incredibly simple and full of taste. I cooked it on our indoor cast iron grill, and topped it with mashed avocado, rocket (arugula), tomato and fried onion. Droolworthy, really.
I had it with roasted sweet potatoes, more Magical Tahini Dressing (because it’s so good with sweet potatoes), and braised kale and pinenuts, another recipe I’m working on for the blog.
No dinner is complete without a Caveman Keto Fat Bomb, topped with chia seeds. Decadent and daily. Yes, I have one every day. Fat is my fuel 🙂
While we’re on the topic of food and nutrients, look what arrived in the mail yesterday!
The lovely people at 2pure – a premium UK distributor of bikes, clothing components and nutrition – sent me this ‘care package’ of fantastic treats for running. I was absolutely shocked when I opened the box! I knew they were sending me some Osmo Nutrition, Honey Stinger and Feetures products, but I thought it was in sample sizes, not the real deal. And not so much! I’m so incredibly grateful, and I truly feel like Christmas has come early. We’re going to the Cairngorms this weekend, where we’ve planned a 10 mile trail run over two munros (a bit optimistic?), so I’ll get a chance to try the socks, some Osmo preload and recovery, and Honey Stingers waffles and chews.
What did you eat today?
What’s your favourite exercise fuel?
What do you use for recovery?
What’s your favourite fish?