When I find an item at a restaurant that I love, I order it just about every time i go. Especially when I am in a hurry, which is practically always. But for some reason, restaurants seem to love to discontinue my favorite menu item. …
Salads are fun. For me, at least. There are so many interesting combinations of greens, veggies, fruits, meat…..the possibilities are endless. This happens to me one of my favorites. It’s like a fruit salad salad! Perfect for brunch.
8 Cups fresh spinach
2 oranges, sliced
2 C grapes
2 C strawberries, sliced
2 bananas, sliced
2 C pineapple, diced
1 C coconut cream
1/3 C coconut sugar
juice of 1/2 lemon
Feel free to add some grilled chicken. Or leave out the salad greens and mix all the fruit together with the dressing for a creamy and delicious fruit salad!
Tuna salad is such an easy paleo lunch option. I like to spruce mine up a bit by serving it inside of a hollowed out tomato over a bed of mixed greens. Beautiful, and delicious. Plus, I just love tomatoes. I eat them like apples.
- 4 cans tuna, drained
- 4 TB paleo mayo
- 4 TB mustard
- 4 TB relish
- 4 tomatoes
- 4 C mixed greens
- olive oil
- In a small bowl, mix tuna with mayo, mustard, and relish.
- Cut the top off of your tomatoes, and scoop out the seeds. ( i like to save them for making salsa, or just to eat)
- Fill tomatoes with tuna mixture, and serve over mixed greens. Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar, and season with s&p.
Let me tell you something about my Cowboy. It pains me to say this, but my husband is… *gulp* …not…paleo. I know I know. This is sad. I am working on him. Slowly but surely. Every now and then I will sneak a paleo meal in on him, and wait anxiously for him to tell me he loved it, just so I can say “you SEE! Paleo food IS good!”. Most of the time he does, in fact, LOVE it. Unfortunately, because he had to suffer through the first few weeks of my paleo flops, I can understand why he is a little hesitant. Give me a break though. It was hard enough to have to start all over in the kitchen and re-learn how to cook using paleo ingredients. There was no way I was about to cook two separate meals every night.
Another thing you should know about Joshua is that he is a meat and potatoes kind of man. He was raised in the south on cornbread and pinto beans. Country fried steak and mashed potatoes. As much as I love to take the time setting our plates to be visually appealing, my garnishes and presentation are a complete waste on this guy.
To celebrate our “monthaversary” when we were dating, I made him a beautiful picnic by the lake. I served chicken salad in pita pockets, pasta salad, and a heart-shaped chocolate cake. Fail. The only thing he may have eaten was the chocolate cake, but the ants devoured it before we got a chance to. Being from Pennsylvania, I didn’t have much experience feeding a good ol’ southern boy. I had much to learn. Anything that could potentially be found at a tea party, Josh likes to call “frou frou food”.
Despite all of this heart-breaking information, two days ago, I made what Joshua said was “the best chicken salad he has ever eaten”. He took one bite and said “MMMmmm!”. Go me. If you have a manly man at home to feed, try this chicken salad out on him. Its totally Cowboy-approved! 😉
- 12 oz can chicken, drained.
- 2 TB paleo-friendly mayo
- 1 1/2 TB honey
- 2 TB onion, chopped
- 1/3 C grapes, quartered
- 2 TB raisins
- 2 TB celery, chopped
- 1/4 C pecans, chopped (optional)
- s&p to taste
Simply combine all ingredients in a large bowl and enjoy.