Kickstart to Paleo

I love food. I enjoy trying out new restaurants, giving recommendations on my favorites places, and attending local events. Last week’s adventure took me to Evolve Paleo Chef. It’s a franchise that focuses on – you guessed it- the Paleo diet. I’ve been thinking a lot about how I can kickstart this healthier eating to go along with my exercise. What a great time for me to hear about this restaurant. Now, I’m not an expert on Paleo, but I think they sum it up easily: No soy, No dairy, No gluten. I’ve also heard it called ‘caveman’s diet’ or all fruits, veggies, and meats.

This place offers delicious food and juices. To start my new eating habits, I decided to splurge on a cleanse. Before purchasing, I was able to try a ‘juice flight’ so I could find which ones I liked. I decided to go with The Anti, Pucker Up Granny, Pineapple Fennel, Orange, Carrot Apple Squared(green and red apples), and Spicy Greens.   I’ve tried juicing in the passed; I’ve even tried Beyonce’s maple syrup, cayenne, and lemon juice cleanse, but I’ve never had something so tasty. The fruits were so sweet and delicious. My very favorite was Spicy Greens. This drink was the spiciness I need in my life! Wow! This juice had kale, parsley, green apple, celery, lime, and jalapeño.

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My one day Juice Cleanse

Doing the cleanse had me feeling so great! I think it was more the satisfaction from achieving my goal without cheating. So many days do I make excuses to eat unhealthy or sneak in chocolates between meals. Surprisingly, at the end of the day, I wasn’t hungry from not eating solid foods. I felt so good about the one day cleanse that I did a half day cleanse on day 2 and 3. I limited myself to veggies for either lunch or dinner. Now for the best part, this cleanse definitely started me on my Paleo journey, but I was so excited to end the cleanse 9 pounds down!

Today was the first day off the cleanse and I decided to recreate one of Evolve Paleo Chef dishes: Philly Cheesesteak loaded fries.


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Ingredients:

  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Yellow Bell Pepper
  • Half a White Onion
  • 3/4 lb Skirt Steak
  • 2 medium sized Sweet Potatoes
  • 10 oz Heidi Ho – Creamy Chia Cheeze
  • Olive Oil

Makes 4 servings. Use a drizzle of olive oil to cook peppers and onion. I seasoned the veggies lightly with sea salt and pepper. Once veggies are cooked throughly, set aside. Cut steak into cubes and cooked to your desired level. I cooked the french fry style sweet potatoes in my air fryer until they were crisp. You can drizzle them with olive oil and broil in the oven until they are soft enough also. Once everything is cooked, comes the assembly. The bottom layer is the sweet potatoes. Top with potatoes with peppers, onion, and steak. Warm up the plant-based cheese in the microwave until softened like nacho cheese. Top the dish with cheese. Now you’re ready to enjoy your guiltless comfort food. Enjoy!

P.S. I’m not getting paid, but I wanted to share Evolve Paleo Chef because I loved their product so much!

 

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