Okay so we are almost 2 weeks in and 2 weeks to go and yes Halloween is right in the middle. So for those of you who are not wanting to contribute to the Accountability Jar over the weekend but still want to have some treats here are some ideas:
Frozen bananas (or other fruit)
Dip bananas in almond butter or cocoa powder & coconut milk and freeze.
Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Blend coconut milk with your favorite fruit and honey and freeze for 1 hour. You can add cocoa powder for a chocolate version
Here is a link where Nikki Young author of the Paleo Cookbook gives some great chocolate paleo recipes:
It is with great pleasure I introduce our first guest coach Dutch Lowy. For those of you who have seen every second counts you know that at 5’3″ he is a monster. As a laid back kid from Texas Dutch has grown nationally as one of the top Olympic lifting coaches on the seen and one of the worlds best CrossFitter’s. Check out his P.Rs below.
Height: 5′ 3″
Place of Birth College Station, TX
Started CrossFit Feb 06
Lives in Ft Worth, TX
Affiliate: CrossFit A&M
Fight Gone Bad: 418
Filthy Fifty: 19:15
Back Squat: 315
Clean & Jerk: 255
Max Pull ups: 50
Favorite WOD: The Chief
Favorite Lift: Snatch
least Favorite WOD: Michael
Least Favorite Lift: N/A
2008 CrossFit Games Finish: 7th
2009 Hell’s Half Acre Regional Qualifier Finish: 1st Quote “Dont date your clients, dont train your girlfriend, theve both been broken now”
3 whole eggs
1/2 cup almond meal
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 cup apple sauce or 2 bananas
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
Coconut oil or EVO for cooking (go light on the oil, you just want a non-stick surface)
If you like fruit like I do, I recommend:
1 cup blueberries
1 apple, cored and chopped or
2 bananas sliced or
1 peach, pitted and chopped (this is my favorite!)
Whisk or blend all ingredients until smooth (except blueberries or added chunky fruit). Fold in fruit. Cook in lightly oiled sauté pan or on griddle. ~2-3 min on each side or until bubbles are popped in the center of pancake.
*Keep them thin for a more pancake like texture.
**There are eggs in there, so you want them cooked thoroughly, but eggs make flipping these little suckers a bit tougher if you don’t have a good non-stick surface
What a beautiful Saturday. What better way to compliment a beautiful Saturday than with a ass-kicker of a workout.
Teams of 2
400 m run
5 Hand Stand Push-ups
10 Box Jumps 20″/12″
15 KB Swings 55#/35#
20 Double Unders
4 Rounds For Time
20 peeps decided to get out of bed, throw on some kicks, slurp some coffee and head on in. Much props to all of you who made the journey.
On a semi-related tip, we have had a few inquiries about having another Paleo Challenge. The current Challenge doesn’t end until Novemeber and we have quite a few other events going on from then until the end of the year. So we have decided to hold another Paleo Challenge starting on January 2nd until Jan 30th. We can all work off those extra pounds/inches that somehow accumulate during the Holiday season. Please ask Tiffany or any of the other coaches of you have questions or want to sign up. Good luck to all those who are currently shopping/weighing/eating and talking Paleo. It will pay off, stay strong.
Okay Paleo participants make sure you are eating enough. This is not a “diet”. Eat when you are hungry. Eat Paleo foods. Its not just about protein either. Make sure you are eating a lot of veggies, fruit and good fats. Keep it up 5 days in and 23 to go. You can do it!
Eating out Paleo style at Macayos
Steak with zucchini, yellow squash and red onion.
Easy Stuffed Chicken
Chicken Breast, spinach, tomatoes, garlic, olive oil & oregano. (Measurements are according to taste preference)
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Saute spinach and tomatoes in olive oil and garlic. Take a chicken breast and slice it lengthwise to make a pocket. Stuff with sauteed spinach and tomatoes. Add a leaf or two of fresh basil. Close it up and place in a glass dish with olive oil in it. Sprinkle with your favorite italian spices (I used oregano) and bake for 30 minutes or until chicken is done. Serve hot or cold. These make great portable protein options.