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December 14, 2010

Plaeo Turkey Dinner and Paleo Desert By CrossFit Mama- 0 Point Dedeuction.

“A calm sea does not make a skilled sailor”
– African Proverb

WOD

4 Rounds Rest 3-5 Minutes Between Rounds

Max Reps True Push Ups
Max Reps Pull Ups

Score Total Number Of Reps
For Example 15/12, 15/10, 13/9, 12/8= 55/39

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Filthy 50! Every one poured their hearts out.

Paleo Check Point. We are at 2 weeks!
How is it going? Are you on track or ready to spiral out of control? Can you last the 90 days? What are you feeling and do you feel like it’s starting to work or like you are going backward?

The paleo kits have shipped and will be in this week. We dropped off the long sleeve shirts and hooded zip up sweat shirts at the printer today and hopefully they will be in by the 23rd.

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  1. Dana Reply

    Gregg,

    Here is a beef jerky recipe I use modified from the Nesco dehydrator recipe:

    1lb lean meat which I slice a bit frozen for easier slicing.

    4 T Coconut Aminos (Coconut Secret) it is a soy sauce substitute. I buy at Whole Foods or health food store. I also use in stir frys.

    1 T tomato sauce
    1 T grated ginger root (optional)
    1/4 black pepper or cayenne for hotter jerky
    1 T curry powder (optional)
    2 gloves garlic chopped

    Marinate for 4 to 6 hours. I cook in my dehydrator for 3 hours at 165 degrees. You can purchase one with coupon for under $50 at Bed Bath and Beyond.

  2. NJR Reply

    Funny you should ask….. for the paat 3 days I have been in a mental battle with myself over this paleo lifestyle…is it for me? Are there any real benefits? I am struggling with this mostly because I find I have significantly less energy especially during workouts, I know the Filthy 50 is tough but if I didn’t have Traci in my face (thanks Traci) I’m not sure I would have finished….. I was done, mentally and physically… which is new for me I’m generally mentally tough. I signed up for it so Im sticking with it…. I love crossfit and everyone is super supportive….. I’ve just got to figure out how to feel better eating paleo…..

  3. amanda Reply

    I made Nicole’s/Tims carrot muffins and they are the best thing I have ever tasted!! and super easy!! It’s going to be hard not to eat all of them today. So good even my husband and baby liked them. Has anyone found kelp noodles? Are they good?

  4. Katherine Reply

    CrossFit Mama,

    Made some adjustments on the cookies and the oven temp. They came out great! They are soooooo delish!

    Thanks for the help!!!

  5. JenD Reply

    Better start this am- already cooked most of 2 paleo dinners! Used Healthy Solutions Spice Blends on some chicken. I found this at the fish counter of Mashpee Stop & Shop. Just brush with oil and sprinkle blend on and bake. Easy for the time challenged!

  6. Nettie Reply

    Sarah, you can find palm shortening (brand name Spectrum) at the Shaw’s in Hyannis. It also might be at Cape Cod Natural Foods in Centerville. I don’t think Trader Joe’s carries it.

  7. Nettie Reply

    I feel like Paleo is definitely working. The first week was yucky – feeling like crap and figuring out the whole shopping/cooking/finding time to do it all thing. But, then everything started to fall into place – weight came off, pullups got a little easier, I started craving squash instead of Snickers (never thought I’d see that happen!!!) and I just felt good 🙂 I spent a lot of Sunday in the kitchen and it makes a huge difference having all that yumminess in the fridge for the week – just grab and go. For me, so far so good. I am definitely in this for the full 90 days and beyond.

  8. Nettie Reply

    One more thing and then I’ll shut up – you can also get Spectrum Palm Shortening online. Amazon has it for $21.60 for a case of 4 tubs. Spend $25 and you get free shipping. I think at Shaw’s, it’s around $7 for one container.

  9. crossfit mama Reply

    Good morning little ones,

    Katherine, I am so glad you had cookie success. Today’s recipe is the next in line up from my Turkey dinner.

    Wicked good Paleo stuffing

    1 large onion, chopped
    4 stalks celery, chopped
    5 sage leaves, chopped
    1 recipe squash bread
    (see older posts)
    1 small package Italian sausage
    (You will need to search to make sure you are getting one without corn syrup solids)
    1 granny smith apple, chopped
    1/3 cup golden raisins
    1/3 cup chopped pecans
    chicken broth

    Brown sausage in a pan breaking it up with a wooden spoon. Once cooked remove sausage and to that same pan add onions and celery. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 10 min and add your apples and raisins. Cook for a few minutes and put contents of pan and sausage into a large bowl. Crumble the squash bread over the top. Add pecans. Deglaze the hot pan with 1 and 1/2 cups chicken broth to bring up all the bits of flavor. Pour this over stuffing mix. Mix everything and put into a 9×13 pan.
    Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until the top gets nice and brown. Serve with paleo gravy. Recipe tomorrow!

  10. Cape Cod Val Reply

    Crossfit Mama,
    could you plese be my personal Chef?

  11. crossfit mama Reply

    I’d love to Val.

  12. sarah lee Reply

    Monday Dec 13th

    Greg B, Nettie, Drew, Littles, CF Mama, Jmiles, Jen, Nicole, Jane, NJR

  13. Cape Cod Val Reply

    Mark and Sarah, I was just writing down some recipes from the paleo diet lifestyle and while I think I have it down on the whats and whatnots, they give some recipes that have butter or Ghee, and they go on to say why butter is controversial but why it is paleo? confusing because they had this wonderful lemon, scallop (butter) dish. clarify?

  14. Bushy Reply

    I feel fine. Don’t know about weight loss though – home scale says maybe just a little. hardest part of challenge in general i think is going to be time of year for me. had a party saturday night and ate and drank enough for a zero point day, and i’m pretty sure that at least 2 more times this winter i’ll be in similar situations. as far as being tired – nope. sluggish – nope. hungry – nope.

  15. sarah lee Reply

    Cape Cod Val- Unfortunately, the internet contradicts itself as we all well know. Glee is made from butter, so for this challenge it is on the no list. However, after your 90 days you might want to experiment with it and see how you feel. If you look, feel and preform well… then you might be fine with it. I believe when you boil the butter down and are left with the ghee you have removed the dairy and caisin (that is what gives us tummy issues) but it is not a guarantee. Hey, if we have given up sugar, cream, BACON, and all of our other favorite foods… then we can all live without a little ghee for this challenge!

    Bushy- the scale might not be moving yet, but you look thinner and healthier already.

  16. Cape Cod Val Reply

    @Sarah, I can certainly live without it yes. Even in the Primal Blueprint, everytime I would see a fabulous recipe, it would have butter or half and half, go figure. I am staying right on track. I can’t wait to see how I will feel once I get over this cold or whatever it is.
    Thanks.

  17. Kristen/Ken Reply

    Did anyone figure out how to get rid of the yucky metallic taste in the mouth?

  18. Cape Cod Val Reply

    @Kristen, it should go away on its’ own, Mine only lasted 2 days and I was afraid to breathe near anyone.

  19. sarah lee Reply

    Mine went away after cf mamas turkey dinner. You might need more carbs.

  20. Nicole Reply

    Things are going well for me. I weighed myself for the first time in two weeks and I am down 4 pounds. I thought that my pants were fitting a little differently:) I’m feeling pretty good overall and have found it pretty easy to avoid prior temptations. I can definitely last the full 90 days!

    My plan for holiday gatherings is to shoot for sticking with strict Paleo, but if I feel the need to deviate slightly I will. I just don’t want to go into it saying that I’m going to just pig out. Tim asked if I wanted help staying on track or to just be left alone, and I thought about it for a moment and decided that I need to make the decision on what to eat or what not to eat on my own. I’m confident that I can make some choices that I’ll feel good about.

  21. Greg B. Reply

    @Dana – thanks for the tip on the coconut aminos, I will look for some for my next batch.

    Here is a link to some great trail mix that I like to keep on my desk for when I need a quick handful to hold me over till the next snack or meal.

    Sweet and Salty Trail Mix

  22. Greg Reply

    HEATHER’S AWESOME PALEO MEATBALLS (OR BURGERS)*

    1 pound hamburger
    1 pound turkey burger
    3 eggs
    1 sauteed onion
    1/2 cup almond flour
    Montreal seasoning, Dried thyme or herbs to taste (at a minimum salt and pepper)

    Combine all ingredients well and form into meatballs.

    Add several tablespoons of olive oil to a medium/high preheated frying pan. Add meatballs and fry until cooked through. Or flatten the meatballs into burgers and cook until crispy.

    * I’m calling this Heather’s because Sarah lost her recipe.

  23. Lindsey Reply

    Nutty Cookies

    2 bananas smashed
    1/3 cup coconut flour
    3/4 cup almond butter
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    1/3 cup raw walnuts
    1 apple finely chopped
    1/3 cup coconut milk
    1 tbsp cinnamon

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    In a medium mixing bowl, use a fork to smash the bananas to baby food consistency.
    Add the coconut flour, almond butter, and baking soda and mix well. Using a hand held chopper or food processor, chop the walnuts and apples to a very fine dice.
    Add the walnuts, apples, coconut milk, and cinnamon to the bowl and mix in remaining ingredients. Cover two cookie sheets with parchment paper and spoon heaping tablespoons of the cookie mix onto the parchment paper, placing an inch or two apart. Back for 25 minutes.
    Makes approximately 20-22 cookies.

  24. sarah lee Reply

    Greg- HAHAHAHA. No seriously. I thought you wanted a point today.

    Heather! So Great to see you!

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