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Dulce de Leche Fomula 1!

So excited to try the new flavor of Formula 1, reminds me that we are getting ready to start the holiday swing.  I posted a while back that I know that a lot of people, myself included, have struggled with the holiday weight gain.  I have found myself skimming off the kids’ Halloween bucket.  Then Thanksgiving rolls around, and I am eating 2 and 3 plates full of food and all kinds of desserts.  Then comes Christmas time.  I make fudge and eat half of it and there is always some “snacky” food to pick up and eat. Then comes New Years, and a lot of alcohol. Before I know it I have gained 10 or more lbs in the short period of time from Halloween and New Years.  I then have to make a choice to get my butt back in gear for the new year.  This time I want to be ready before it begins.  I want to fuel my body with the right full before the holidays even start.

If you are doing most of your nutrition right, the occasional slip of some candy or a much too big of a plate of food isn’t going to kill you.  Are you ready to get your nutrition right?  You want to start your New Years resolution to lose weight months before the New Year?  Want to invest money in your nutrition instead of a gym membership (I promise that the nutrition is way more important than the gym)?

Make 2013 the year you break the cycle, and start in 2012!

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Posted by on October 10, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Pulled Pork with homemade (mostly primal) bbq sauce

You ever look at what is in bbq sauce? The general rule of thumb for food labels is that whatever is first on the list, there is the most of that in the item. The first ingredient on the bbq sauce label? High fructose corn syrup. I’m not gonna are corn syrup vs sugar (I don’t like either) but the first ingredient of a sauce should not be sugar and it certainly shouldn’t be the most prevalent item in your sauce.
I adapted this sauce from Mark’s Daily Apple because I don’t like to buy ingredients that I will be using in nothing else. In this case is that was standard soy sauce vs tamari.

Will add the recipe and after pictures tonight.

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EDIT: damn, that turned out good, forgot to take after pictures.

1/3 C tomato paste

1/2 tsp of hot sauce (I omitted this the first time because my wife and one of my sons are sensitive to heat)

1 tbsp of honey

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

2 tsp of soy sauce (or tamari if you have it and want it strictly primal)

2 tbsp of water

1/4 tsp of all spice

1/4 tsp of cinnamon

1/4 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

Mix liquid ingredients in one bowl and powder in another.  Then combine.  I had a pretty large roast so I tripled the recipe.  Put meat in crock pot and cover with sauce.  Set to low and walk away.  Sometime around 6 hours later check to see if you can pull the bone out.  If not, walk away for an hour and come back to check every hour or so.  Once you can pull the bone out you can use two forks to shred the meat.  Pull the bone out make sure all of the meat is submerged in the sauce and allow it to simmer in the sauce under low heat for another hour or so.  Serve with a microwaved sweet potato and salad.  If you aren’t strictly primal you can have this on a roll or hot dog bun.

This came out really good.  Avoid the fat parts in the pot (it is obvious where they are) and only eat the lean parts.  Pork is a lean meat to begin with and this sauce adds nice flavor.  You can experiment with adding more chili powder (or switching to cayenne pepper) or onion powder.  I will definitely make this again and will probably bottle some for use when I need some (like when I cook london broil this week).

It is nice to have a sauce that has no sugar in it (other than the honey).

 
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Posted by on October 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Eating primal can be simple, given you have the time to procure the ingredients and prepare them.  This is something that I enjoy doing once a day.  The rest of the day I am very happy that I have my herbalife Formula 1 shake to give me nutrients on the go.

Haven’t been on here much lately as I have been basically consuming the same recipes that I had already posted.  I am going to make a home made, primal, bbq sauce tomorrow with which I will make pulled pork.  I followed my rule of “buy if it is on sale” and got a pork picnic roast for $.99 a lb this morning.

 
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Posted by on October 2, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Maple glazed pork tenderloin

This is an adaptation of a non primal recipe. Pretty simple to make, sweet and spicy.

1lb of pork tenderloin (sliced into medallions)
1/4 cup apple cider
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp butter

1 tsp red pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

Mix spices, and sprinkle over pork loin. Melt butter in pan, place pork loin medallions into pan and brown.

Add other ingredients to pan. Cook, flipping pork occasionally. Liquid will begin to turn into a glaze.

Enjoy with salad.

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Posted by on September 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Best of Both Worlds

Today I was thinking about what the kids like to eat. Kids can be kind of picky and will only tolerate so much steak and chicken for meals. I was excited a few weeks back to find that the favorite manufacturer of chicken sausage, now makes chicken hot dogs. Aidelles makes all natural sausages, and now hot dogs. They are sold at Costco and very popular there, so much so that they were sold out for weeks. They are called Pineapple Paradise. They come fully cooked with 20 to a package for like $11 bucks (when you consider a 7 pack of Kosher Hebrew National Hot Dogs are around $5, you are getting a great deal. This is an easy way to get your kids to eat a little closer to primal. Ingredients?: Chicken, Dried Pineapple, Dehydrated Sugar Cane Syrup, Salt, Vinegar, Fruit Juice Concentrate, Spices and Celery Powder. NO NITRATES, NO ARTIFICIAL INGREDIENTS!!! These are awesome for your kids and definitely much better for them than any regular hot dogs that you’ve been looking at. Want to learn more about being Primal? Click the link below and order the book. It’s a great way to get started.


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What about milkshakes?  Do your kids love milkshakes?  I know mine do.  Here is the problem with most milk shakes: sugar and fat.  I have a way to get your kids to eat a healthy milk shake and it is with herbalife.  Herbalife.  We have a local place called Baker’s and they serve a delicious milkshake.  Problem is I don’t know what’s in it.  It could be packed with all sorts of artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners!  The herbalife shake is not.  It also gives them 100% of key nutrients plus protein and fiber, is only 80 calories and less than 1 gram of fat.  Which is better for your kids?  Click my link below to learn about this and all the other awesome products that herbalife has to offer.  Once  you register, I will let you know when you can order.

 
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Posted by on September 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Back to Insanity

Last year before summer started I threw myself into Insanity by Beachbody.  It is a kick your ass, kick you in the teeth, make you feel like a sissy, sweat till you stink, puke in the sink home boot camp.  I did it last year and with no added good nutrition I lost 16 lbs.  Now that I have my nutrition right, I am shooting for twice that.  32lbs in 60 days, who is with me?

 

If you do do it, be ready to sweat be ready to give your 100% and that will be good enough.  How about a weight loss challenge in general?  Anybody on board for something like that?  Maybe today is too early.  How about a week.  Would you be ready to commit to a weight loss challenge next Monday?  Message me if you’re in.

 
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Posted by on September 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Primal Tailgate

One of the things I enjoy doing very much is tailgating at sporting events.  For me, the most common thing is racing.  I have been a NASCAR fan for years, but this year the IZOD INDYCAR series came back to my local track so I figured I would take advantage of another chance to tailgate.  If you’ve ever been to a tailgate, you know that the food isn’t the healthiest, it might even be a goal of the tailgate to eat foods that are so ridiculously unhealthy that you wouldn’t eat them otherwise.  Trying to stick with my goal of being healthy (and knowing that I wanted to have a few beers) I came up with a couple of things.

Traditionally we tailgate two meals at the race, breakfast and lunch (or even a lunch/dinner combination).  We do a lot of walking at these events so we need something that is going to keep us feeling full and away from all of the food vendors cooking with God knows what at the track.  In the past we have purchased pre-made scramble bags.  Flash frozen vegetables like onion, bell pepper and potato.  This time I figured we would make our own.  Sweet potato, onion, chorizo, eggs and tomatoes.  Came out delicious and very filling.

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The other thing that I made was something that I had tested a few weeks back, but actually got to make on my special grill today.  These things are delicious and all natural.  Jalapeno pepper, sliced in half with seeds removed.  Filled with chorizo and wrapped in bacon.

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The races were fun, the food was good and I am not today trying to work off 10 lbs of cheese or fried chicken that I ate yesterday.  Woke up this morning with my Formula 1 shake, and I am right back to business!

 
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Posted by on September 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

 
 
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