What I Wore Cooks: My Paleo Favorites

WhatIWore: I’ve been cooking up a storm in the past week and documenting many of my meals on Instagram.  Since my Whole30 in January, the majority of my diet follows a paleo approach, which is how I cook at home. (But I still have a sweet tooth and love a glass of wine, so I let myself enjoy both in moderation!)

For those of you who have asked about recipes or want a little inspiration for your own clean eating cooking regimen, here are my favorite meals from the past week or so with recipes or links when I have them! Above: Lettuce Wraps with Pickled Onion, Ginger Carrots and Skillet Fried Turkey (using meatball left overs) 

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day! In addition to my normal egg, avocado, berry breakfast, I’ve also really enjoyed the following: 

Omelet with Spinach, Tomato and Avocado and a side of fresh berries

Paleo Pancakes with Fresh Fruit (recipe from PaleOMG)

Sweet Potatoes with Poached Eggs (and left over Turkey Meatballs)

Shrimp over Zucchini Noodles with Yellow Squash, Green Beans, Cherry Tomatoes, Carrot and Radish

We like cooking or grilling up a big batch of chicken breasts at the start of the week for quick and easy meals like chicken salad or a chicken based stir fry. 

Chicken, Onion and Pepper Stir Fry with Fried Egg on Top and Kale on the Side

Chicken Salad over Sliced Tomatoes and Spinach

  • Homemade Mayo (using the recipe found in It Starts with Food)
  • 4 Grilled Chicken Breasts, 1/2” cubes
  • 1/3” C raisins
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 5-6 Dill Pickles, diced

Turkey Meatballs with marinara over Broccoli - I love making these turkey meatballs and they work well as leftovers!  I use a simple recipe of:

  • 1 lb white ground turkey
  • 1 lb dark ground turkey
  • 1 apple, cubed into 1/4” pieces
  • 1 onion, cubed into 1/4” pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 3 T almond flour
  • S & P to taste

I like to make my own red sauce, but when in a jam, I just get some from the store. Read the ingredients carefully to find a sugar free option. Make it a little more special by cooking some onions and garlic in olive oil before adding the store bought sauce.  Serve over veggies!

Hungry yet? I’d love to see what you make! @Reply me on instagram @whatiwore with your creations!

Click on my FOOD tab for more about the Whole30 and how it’s changed my life!  

 

 

What I Wore: Super Simple

WhatIWore:

When:

January 29, 2009

What:

Dress: Zara
Tights: Target
Boots: Vintage

Where:

Work

Why:

Just felt like keeping it super simple today. Initially I went with black tights but decided to rock out the purple instead. I’ve missed them! Its going to be a busy day in the office and I just wanted a no-fuss look.

What I Wore: Saturday in the City

WhatIWore:

When:

February 7, 2008

What:

Scarf: vintage, thrifted in London
Cardigan: HK
Jeans: Mango
Belt: Goodwill
Boots: vintage, thrifted

Where:

Brunch, shopping, drinks, dinner in Manhattan

Why:

Ahh! It was one of those mornings that I wanted to wear something really great, and ended up having to just run out the door. I’m happy with how this 70s inspired look turned out. I’m going to try to wear scarves more often and I love how this one pulled the entire look together. 

Indiana, our Indiana

WhatIWore:More Thrifiting

With all of my recent love for Tennessee, I don’t want y’all to forget I’m a Hoosier girl through and through.  Although these buttons weren’t the best “bargain” ($5 a piece), I still thought they were cute. One for the Big Red and another to remind me of my old days at the Legion Auxillary’s Girl’s State.

Best of all, I think they’ll look sort of precious and school girl on that navy peacoat I’m trying to track down.

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