Wednesday, August 31, 2011

First day of school & Day 3 of Paleo

Wow!!! What emotions this morning. Nicolas the big 4th grader and Elizabeth is in the 1st grade! It's amazing to see just how quick they are both growing up! Nic was up at the crack of dawn and ready to go. Ellie woke up earlier then normal this morning as well. They were both dressed and ready to go before it was even time to go out the door! Ellie has had her outfit picked out for the first day of school for about a week now. Nic on the other had, was working on his this morning. He's always like that though!
So, when it was time to get going to school, we walked there. In all the years past I have let the kids walked to school, I have never been one to go walk with them. But in the last 2 days I have walked to and from the school 3 times now. It doesn't even bother me to do that!!! It's totally amazing to me the things that I can do with the kids, and things that don't even bother me to do with the kids. Walking to and from school is one of those things that is so much fun now. It's just under a 1/2 mile to the school, so about .9 miles round. Walk that 2 times a day and I have 1 3/4 miles in!

Lately, I have been looking through my different cooking magazines. I get all sorts of them... Food Network, Every Day, Fine Cooking, All you and Taste of Home. I started thinking to myself as I'm flipping through these, "How can I make these Paleo friendly and still love to eat them?" Well, there has been a couple I have come across and decided I'm going to try them out! One that I found was a Mini Fritatta! You cook it in a muffin tin. Instead of a doughy crust, you use sliced ham as a 'cup', so here are the ingredients:

12 slices of Ham/Prosciutto which ever you prefer
1 tbsp olive oil
1 sm potato (I'm going to use sweet potato)
1 sm onion finely chopped
1/2 red bell pepper diced
8 eggs
6 tbsp milk (of course, I'll use some unsweetened almond milk)

Preheat oven to 375*. Place slices of ham into the muffin tins to form the 'bowl'. Chop up potato into 1/4 inch slice cubes. Heat up oil and cook the potato for 5-7 minutes. Add in onion and bell pepper. Season with salt. Once these items are cooked, divide into 'ham cups' equally. In a bowl whisk together the eggs, milk and 1/4 tsp salt. Pour into cups over the potato mixture. Cook for 15 minutes or until eggs are cooked through.

I'll let you know how this turns out! Sounds awesome and a great little breakfast or brunch meal! I have been really enjoying the whole Paleo lifestyle and haven't had any problems so far! Charissa was right about one thing though! When I jumped into the Paleo with both feet like I did, I would see the weight just start to come off, but come off in a healthy way! This morning I weighed in at 270.2! That's a total loss of 28.8 pounds!! I'm so excited! I'm pulling clothes out of my closet I haven't worn in years, stuff I purposely bought to small so I could work to get into it and never did! It's been a great journey and there is more to come!

Till next time!

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