{WIAW} The Primal Formula

As a regular contributor to Jen’s weekly What I Ate Wednesday link up, I have many people (women) comment that my meals ‘look so good!’ And while I tend to agree, that yes they both look AND taste so good, there is a certain simplicity behind each and every one. Using a given list of Yes foods and No foods, they all follow a basic formula that I, and many primal eaters, use for all meals: protein + vegetables + fat = success.

As you read this post, you’ll notice that I only eat three meals a day: this is because when you eat protein + vegetables + fat  every meal, it keeps you full, ticking and mentally alert for hours. I don’t need a snack throughout the day, and I definitely don’t get any cravings.

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Protein + vegetables + fat = success looks like this:


 My protein (and some fat) come from a two-egg omelette + vegetables: spinach, tomatoes, spring onions, and mushrooms. I also have half an avocado in there for more fat.


 More fat comes in the form of coconut cream + one of my Nutter Bombs, on top of three fruits sliced up: kiwi, yellow plum and blueberry.



 Finally, the fattiest of the fat for this meal: my bulletproof espresso – two shots espresso, 1 tbsp coconut oil, 1 tbsp butter and 1 heaped tsp xylitol for sweetness.



Protein + vegetables + fat = success looks like this:


My protein is Primal Chilli con Carne made with grass-fed beef and some vegetables. This is all on a baked sweet potato. I add more vegetables to the mix with a salad of lettuce, tomato, and spring onion.


My fat for this meal is avocado, some melted cheese on the potato, and a fat bomb for dessert.


Loaded baked sweet potatoes are my new favourite weekend meal because they’re clearly delicious, but also a great source of carbs, needed for long runs.


Protein + vegetables + fat = success looks like this:


My protein and fat is Zenbelly’s Pan-roasted Chicken thighs (skin-on) with bacon and apples; this is a weekend favourite for us. It’s been our Sunday dinner for about four weeks running now.

My vegetables are oven-roasted carrots, cauliflower and peppers.

Eating primal is really very simple: all it takes is this formula, food knowledge, some confidence in the kitchen, and really great recipes.

Do you use a formula when you eat your meals?

What’s your favourite vegetable accompaniment?


6 thoughts on “{WIAW} The Primal Formula

  1. I love this, because when it comes down to eating, it really is this simple! My formula is like this: breakfast (protein, fruit, fat) lunch and dinner (protein, fruit, vegetable, fat). I’m a Diabetic and really prefer my carbs in the form of fruit or sometimes whole grain carbs of some type. I’m trying to like sweet potatoes, but something about them, I don’t know, I just can’t.

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