How easy is Paleo?

Most people’s major objection to Paleo is that it’s TOO HARD or they are TOO BUSY.

Really?

How much time do you spend surfing the internet, watching TV or waiting in the drive-through line? About 2-4 hours PER DAY. That’s 14 hours PER WEEK and a very conservative estimate by most statistics.

How EASY is fixing a satisfying Paleo meal?

Let’s see… Put 10 minutes on the timer. 3…2…1… go!

Step 1: Get out skillet and add fat (butter, tallow, bacon grease, lard). Turn on medium low.

 

Skillet with tallow

 

Step 2: Get out cutting board and knife. Chop a few pieces of cauliflower off.

 

Cauliflower from our Avalon Acres CSA

 

Step 3: Add to skillet

Step 4: Scramble a couple of eggs in butter, tallow or bacon grease while the cauliflower is cooking. Season as desired (salt, pepper).

Step 5: Put on plate. Eat.

 

Caulflower & scrambled eggs, both in tallow

 

Hmmmm. That only took 8 minutes, tops. That’s funny. Because I thought Paleo was supposed to take so much TIME?!

And I’ll let you in on a little secret…

The above breakfast is more involved than my usual day-to-day fare. In fact, you could call it a fancy breakfast!

What if you don’t like cauliflower? No worries! Substitute bell peppers, broccoli, bacon, avocado. DON’T OVER-COMPLICATE IT!

Paleo – eating meat, veggies, healthy fats, some starch, some fruit, some nuts/seeds, and no sugar – is as EASY as you make it. Another go-to of mine as of late is:

 

Pork loin and bok choy

 

Pork loin and bok choy. Clint went down to E.W. James and bought 60 pounds of pork loin for around $80, just a little over a $1 per pound. And this is a one skillet meal. Here’s how:

  1. Turn skillet on medium-low heat. Add tallow or bacon grease.
  2. Add a pork loin or two. Season as desired – I use salt, pepper, a touch of cayenne, and some ginger if I’m feeling fancy
  3. While pork loin is cooking, chop some bok choy up. You don’t have to eat the white stems if you do not want to.
  4. 3-4 minutes in, flip pork loin. Wait 3-4 minutes.
  5. When pork is cooked to desired doneness, add bok choy and stir around until wilted (~1 min.). If you’re feeling Asian-y, add some tamari (wheat-free soy sauce).
  6. Put on plate.
  7. Eat.

What do you think about Paleo? Is it easy? Hard? Do you over-complicate it sometimes? What great “aha” moment has helped you the most? Comment below and help all the newbies!!!

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