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.
The usual. I was taking photos of my breakfast this morning and Pat actually said to me “You eat the same thing for breakfast every day, why do you need another photo of it?” To show variety I said.
My Whenever Quiche this week was actually made by Pat, who is a saviour in the kitchen when it comes to our weekly meal prep. Every week, we make fat bombs, nutter bombs, a Whenever Quiche, and a dish with minced (ground) grass-fed beef. Pat usually does half of these, which means that meal prep is quick! Thankfully, especially on busy weekends.
This week’s quiche contains feta cheese, kale, broccoli and green peppers.
Breakfast is when I have my daily fruit intake. Today’s consisted of fresh raspberries, a kiwi and a plum. These were topped with two dollops of coconut cream, and a crumbled Nutter Bomb. Lately, I’ve been making my Nutter Bombs with more coconut oil and peanut butter, so as a result they’re stickier going in the fridge, and crumble into larger chunks. I also don’t process the nuts for so long, leaving large chunks of brazil nuts, almonds and hazelnuts to chew on. Pat and I are both huge fans.
And to punctuate my breakfast: a bulletproof espresso, always. This is one of my most favourite parts about being primal (I do have many reasons I love primal eating and the lifestyle, which I could write about…). My daily caffeine intake (the only one) is made of two shots of espresso, a tablespoon of coconut oil and a tablespoon of Kerrygold butter, from the grass-fed cows in Ireland. I always sweeten with a heaped teaspoon of xylitol.
Always leftovers, always delicious. Fat adds flavour is so true. Today’s lunch consisted of leftover Bolognaise Sauce mixed with my very first batch of zoodles! I don’t yet have a spiraliser (I’ll be buying one very soon), so instead used my citrus zester to create these noodle shapes out of a courgette (zucchini).
Mixed with sauce, topped with feta.
Not pictured was a small avocado and a carrot, peeled and cut into sticks.
Every weekday lunch is finished with a bit of indulgence in the middle of the work day: a Caveman Keto Fat Bomb. We’ve started making them more dairy-free, by substituting cream cheese for coconut cream. We’ve also started buying organic 85% dark chocolate in bulk from a wholesale group to which we belong.
A food that I’ve come to love since moving to Scotland, and then going primal, is mackerel, although I do feel a bit weird about it… While I enjoy the taste of the fish – fried, baked or smoked – I find it does require me to work up the courage to eat it. While I’m okay with eating off of chicken bones (I LOVE chicken wings!), dealing with fish bones and skin is still something I’m not used to. This is my only barrier to eating whole fish because I do love it.
Tonight’s dinner was a whole fresh mackerel, fried in butter, sea salt and pepper. I roasted broccoli and cauliflower in coconut oil, sea salt and pepper; and fried some leftover Salad Blue potatoes (hence their blue colour) and sweet potatoes.
And for dessert, a mug of Matcha Green tea (not pictured), and a mini-chocolate paleo donut I made on the weekend.
I am totally my Leo and Laurette’s (my maternal grandparents) grand daughter: I have dessert with every meal! I love to end my meals with a little sweet treat; thankfully, by following the primal template, it’s easy to use these towards my daily fat intake.
What did you eat today?
What’s your favourite dish to make with ground/minced beef?
What’s your favourite daily indulgence?