Friday, January 14, 2011

Stocking the Primal Kitchen

We are starting out from scratch in the kitchen and we need to stock everything. I have been eating real food- not crap-(primal/paleo) for some time now. We will pretend those Christmas cookies didn't happen for the sake of this post. The kids and Pete are about to join me in eating clean. I am thinking in February we might do The Whole Thirty. It is a 30 day challenge where you basically clean up your eating act. Of course I pick the 28 day month to do the thirty day challenge.

Here is what I have planned for this weekend's pantry run. I am going to cry because Trader Joe's does not open in MP for a few months and I am basically a TJ addict. I am stuck with Harris Teeter, Whole Foods (Whole paycheck) and Earthfare for now.

So delicious unsweetened coconut milk
frozen blueberries
salad greens
Tongal Tuna
ground beef
raw almonds
almond butter
nitrate free turkey breast
chicken broth
organic diced tomatoes
almond meal
salsa Verde
balsamic vinegar
sea salt
chili powder
frozen chopped spinach
frozen broccoli
frozen peas
coffee filters
Chao Koh cocnut milk
tin foil
saran wrap


Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy said...

good luck with your challenge. sounds like it's right up your alley!

Christy said...

I thought you were a vegetarian?

Anonymous said...

Have you tried unsweetened almond milk yet? It's my fave! I hate cow's milk and will never drink it again blah! Also, I was wondering, can you eat grains on your paleo diet? Like oats, flax, quinoa, millet, etc.?

Danielle said...

Christy- I was vegan/veg for a while but I felt it wasn't the healthiset option for myself or the family. I've looked into it a lot and don't actual feel it is the best for our bodies or for the environment. When I was vegan i ended up eating a lot of crap and soy(which is a big health no no) I am all about eating local and eating real food.

Amber- NO GRAINS! All of the carbs come from some fruit and as many vegetables as I can consume. LOL I have had almond milk but really i bought the coconut for the kids..I really only drink water.

This is a great explanation of what it means to be paleo.

Anonymous said...

hahaha I guess grains are the biggest NO of all! very interesting! This way of eating is very similar to the stuff I eat already, but I don't think I could do it completely. I loveee eating dry oats mixed with almond butter and almond milk for breakfast almost everyday hehe. Not to mention my love for beans :(