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By Mary Frances Pickett


Primal Diet Trial - Days 1 & 2

June 19, 2012

Here is the first meal update for our 30-Day Primal Experiment. We won’t overwhelm you with daily meal updates, but we’ll keep track of what we’re eating and send it out every few days. I’m also planning to post the recipe for anything that I make that we love.

If you’ve been wondering what to eat on a naturally gluten free diet, here’s how we do it. If you have any questions about any of it, leave a comment and we’ll either answer in the comments or write a post about it, if needed.

Primal Meals – Day One and Two

Breakfast Day #1- J&M: omelettes with red bell pepper and portabella mushrooms; kids: omelettes with colby jack cheese

Lunch Day #1- J&M: tuna salad in romaine lettuce boats; kids: jicama sticks, nut butter, black olives, tuna salad

Kid’s snack Day #1: box of raisins, mixed nuts

Supper Day #1 – J&M: Chicken with lemon mustard sauce, green beans with caramelized onions, sauteed summer squash; kids: the same with the addition of Cinnamon Pecan Sweet Potatoes

Breakfast Day #2 – John: Chili Turkey with mustard; Mary: fasted; kids: scrambled eggs, raisins, nuts, leftover sweet potatoes from supper

Lunch Day #2 – J&M: green and veggie salad topped with turkey burgers, sunflower seeds and Caesar dressing; kids: cucumber and bell pepper slices with hummus, turkey burgers

Kid’s snack Day #2: apple slices with nut butter

Supper Day #2 – same as the night before because it was so good we wanted to jot down the recipes for the blog!!

Observations: During the first two days, the kids ate more cheese and cream than I would like. They are not super happy with veggies or meat mixed into their eggs, so we’ve gotten into the habit of adding cheese. Once we get to San Antonio I’ll pick up some nutritional yeast which they LOVE and sprinkle that on the eggs instead.

We’ve also been using peanut butter instead of almond or cashew butters, which would be a better choice. This was primarily a monetary decision because we’re in a small town and the nut butters are overpriced.

Everything that we ate was delicious and i haven’t heard any complaints about being hungry or wanting non-primal foods. The kids did ask for non-primal foods at the grocery store, but that was mostly because David is trying to figurd out which foods are primal and which are not =)

Now I’m off to get the kids started on snapping the green beans and cutting the squash. Recipes to come soon!


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Primal Diet Trial - Days 1 & 2

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