Happy New Year, Everybody!
New Year’s day I plan to enjoy a traditional Southern supper with my family and then Go Primal with this awesome Paleo Meal Plan.
What is a TRADITIONAL SOUTHERN NEW YEAR’S SUPPER?
- Pork for Progress
- Collard Greens for Wealth,
- Black-Eyed Peas for Prosperity and
(We decided to go low-country this year and have shrimp-n-grits instead of pork, but here’s a link to a great description (plus photos) of what the meal means and what it should look like.)
Isn’t that a great way to start a new year? With the hope and expectation of progress, economic gain and personal prosperity!
That’s exactly what I’m looking forward to as we Go Primal this January! Let’s learn something new, lose some weight, get healthy and save some money!
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I have planned out all my meals for the first half of January and if you sign up for Plan To Eat you can have access to all of the recipes! And, oh boy, have I searched and saved all sorts of delicious recipes for you all. Already I’ve prepared and frozen the following.
Preparation of Paleo To-Go Foods:
- homemade nut butters out of pumpkin seeds, cashews and walnuts (a staple in our home),
- homemade Paleo bars from Mark’s Daily Apple (loved them),
- paleo pancakes (passable as “normal” with the family as long as drenched in syrup),
- dairy-free “cheese” from cashews (omg, nasty and gross; will try again when I can do so without gagging),
- “chips” made from sweet potatoes and beets (not a winner with the kids but I liked them well enough), and
- grain-free snack bars (a messy icky mess that I will not repeat)
For more of my prep work, check out my previous post here.
A couple of the great meals I’ve planned for the rest of the week:
- Paleo Chicken “Noodle” Soup from Coconut Mama
- Paleo Bread from Elana’s Pantry
- Spaghetti squash with turkey meatballs (modified) from Whole Living followed by a leftover bake from PaleOMG
- Paleo Chicken Burgers from PaleOMG
- Roasted Garlic Red Pepper Pesto Tilapia from PaleOMG
- Quinoa Protein Bars (modified) from Kitchen Stewardship
- I’m even going to try to save pizza night with this recipe from This Chick Cooks!
Please join Plan to Eat and share this journey with me! The plan starts December 31st with a Yogi Cleanse and then, with the exception of the non-Paleo fare for New Year’s Day supper, it is straight Paleo/Primal… Let the experimentation begin!
What are your New Year’s food traditions?
Remember to check out my for great ideas, too!