It's no secret that I love to cook. And I love to eat. I really just love food in general.
After Hayes was born, I started caring about what I was eating and more specifically, what Hayes was eating. Nothing makes you want to get healthy more than having a tiny person you are responsible for.
After making some positive changes to our diet, I noticed a weight loss and energy increase without adding exercise to my day. Who doesn't love losing weight, right?
So began a new adventure, making "eating healthy" our new normal. I started making these changes right before we found out I was pregnant with Keller. We've learned a lot since then...what our bodies tolerate, dishes and flavor combos we like, what works for our family. This adventure is ever changing and I am definitely learning something new all the time.
I recently came across a Paleo cookbook, Against All Grain. I've blogged several recipes from this book and have loved everything I've made. This cookbook has prompted my research into the Paleo lifestyle.
What I love about Paleo:
Eliminating things that have been processed with all the chemicals that we know aren't good for us.
What makes me nervous:
Eliminating an entire food group. There are no grains on Paleo and very limited dairy.
Overall I think that it's up to me to decide what works best for my family and I think it's an adapted version of Paleo. I love that our plates are filled with lean meats and veggies at every meal. I'm not sure I want to cut out grains yet, we love brown rice and quinoa. I am definitely ok with cutting out the chemicals and learning how to make more kitchen staples myself to cut back on exposure to these chemicals. I see this as a new cooking challenge and that makes me super excited.
I will be posting many of my paleo recipes on here. It may not be for everyone, but hopefully everyone finds at least one recipe that inspires them!