Hey there everyone. I have definitely been enjoying my spring break so far this week. Honestly, I haven’t really done anything exciting but just simply have enjoyed the little things. Instead of getting up at 5 AM every morning I have been getting up anywhere between 6 and 7 AM. I know that doesn’t seem like sleeping in to most of you but it has made a huge difference for me. One of my most enjoyable things that I have been doing is just sipping on some coffee and watching Good Morning America. I really enjoy watching the news in the morning, so that has been a plus. I have been able to get to the gym earlier in the day and then having the rest of the day to do whatever I want. I am not going to lie, I have taken a couple of power naps during this week (20-30 minutes). I have been reading the “Primal Blueprint” and if we as humans were to follow the blueprint of our ancestors, a power nap in the middle of the day is completely normal. I have also read in that book about why we are not that good at sleeping through the night. Think about this… our primal ancestors did not really have the opportunity to sleep 8 hours through the night without having to worry about predators or any other thing that could disrupt their sleep. They had to be somewhat alert just in case their life was in danger. That is why it is natural for us as humans to want to take the middle of the day power nap. You wouldn’t believe how a 20 minute nap can completely recharge your batteries for the rest of the day. It makes you start to believe in how we as humans were made to live a certain way. I would have to say currently as humans we are a long way away from that. Alright so back to business. The one thing that has not changed over this spring break for me is my Paleo lifestyle. Food still needs to be prepped. Snacks, breakfast, lunch and dinner still needs to be made. The one thing that has been nice is I have plenty of time to make my food during this week. Today I still did my usual chores. I went grocery shopping, prepped food and I am going to make something new for dinner. Here is a pic of our fridge when it is fully stocked after food prep. Isn’t it beautiful?
Before I get to talking about dinner. Just wanted to show you guys my usual lunch. I still eat the same lunch each day. It is a salad with mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes, avocado and chicken. I also then have an apple on the side along wit ha 1/2 cup of grapes. Two weeks ago I made a little change. I decided to throw my apple and grapes into my salad. It has surprisingly been a good change. I really like it. The fruit in the salad adds a good sweetness to it.I don’t know if I like the taste of it because I really like it or because I have been eating 100% Paleo for 3 months now and don’t mind the mixing of flavors. I have noticed lately I like eating my dinners just out of a big bowl and kind of mixing everything together. Maybe it is just a stage I am going through, lol.
So tonight for dinner I am making grass fed burgers but I wanted something different to top it with. This is completely my idea and I don’t know how it is going to work out but I am giving it a shot. So for my topping I am taking shredded carrot (used the shredding attachment in the food processor) and going to make a hash out of it that is seasoned with onion, garlic, bell pepper, smoked paprika, chipotle powder and some salt and pepper. I guess I am going for the southwest taste tonight. I also have portabella mushroom caps that I will use as my bun. For those make sure you clean them and scrape out the meat of the mushroom. Put a little olive oil on them and grill for 1-2 minutes on each side