Meal Prep: Taco Salads

I’m tired. You guys – I am NOT the type to complain about my son. He’s awesome. He’s so much fun. But I’m going to be honest, he’s gotten up between 4-10 times in the night the past week and I’m just kind of tired. I KNOW babies wake in the night. We’re working on fixing this issue and it’s not a huge deal. But point being: holy hell am I glad I already meal prepped these taco salads. It’s so nice to just walk to my fridge, shake up one of these salads, pour it in a bowl and devour. Because it’s rill rill tasty. Honestly, they’re SO good. I didn’t use to love salads but that’s because I was doing them all wrong. Like most people, I loaded it with spinach or romaine and only a few other veggies like random tomatoes, some carrots and maybe some chicken.…

Paleo Greek Tuna Salad

Every Sunday I make a big batch of food for my husband to take to work. I often make this tuna salad because it keeps well and is crazy easy to make. You can really add whatever you like, but I like to give it some Greek flavors. Because I’m obsessed with Greece. And Greek food. And Greek herbs and spices. Paleo Greek Tuna Salad 5 cans of wild (BPA-free tuna (drained))1 cup of grape tomatoes (sliced in half)1/4 large cucumber (diced)1/2 red onion (diced)1/2 cup of seedless kalamata olives (cut in half)1/2 cup of olive oildill to tasteoregano to tastesalt and pepper Drain the tuna and put it in a big bowl.Add the tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, olives and olive oil.Toss to combine.Now, as for the herbs. I didn’t give an exact amount because our palettes vary so much. I like a ton of dill and little bit of…

Paleo Bang Bang Shrimp

So apparently this is a dish from Bonefish Grill. Admittedly I’ve never been there, but I’ve seen this recipe floating around Pinterest for years. It always looked really, really good but was coated in cornstarch and tossed in rancid vegetable oil mayo, which just sounded gross to me. And then I thought, I can just make paleo bang bang shrimp. No cornstarch, no sketchy ingredients and no heart attack inducing vegetable oils. Paleo Bang Bang Shrimp 1 lb wild shrimp1/2 cup tapioca flour3 tbsp this brand of unflavored coconut oil1/2 cup of this healthy mayosriracha (as much as you like, I added about 4 tbsp because I love spice) Heat the coconut oil over medium to medium high.Coat each shrimp in tapioca flour.Fry each shrimp until crispy on each side.In a separate bowl, mix the mayo and sriracha.Toss the sauce and shrimp together.Optional: top with green onions.

Greek Shrimp Salad

Each week I make a big batch of food for Scott’s lunches. It makes my life easier and ensures that he’s not going to Chipotle every single day. Don’t get me wrong, I love Chipotle and it isn’t unhealthy, but it’s definitely cheaper to bring food from home. I mixed this up in a big bowl and portioned it out for individual lunches. It tastes great and is super healthy. Try it! Greek Shrimp Salad 3 cups shrimp (cooked, boiled, cool, dry)1 cucumber (diced)1/2 red onion (diced)2 cups cherry tomatoes (halved)1 green onion (diced feta (as much as you like! I used about 5 tbsp))1/2 cup olive oildill s&p Combine all ingredients and toss together.Let it sit for at least an hour for the flavors to blend together.

Shrimp & Avocado Salsa

Today is Cinco de Mayo, and like any good Arrested Development fan, yesterday I celebrated Cinco de Cuatro. In doing so I made this Shrimp & Avocado Salsa. It’s easy to throw together and it’s a super nutrient dense meal. Because I’m planning on getting preggers soon, I like to make sure every meal I’m eating is loaded with vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. Avocado and olive oil cover the healthy fats, shrimp are a great source of protein and the tomatoes, onion and cilantro are just all around healthy foods. But truth be told, we’re going to celebrate Cinco de Mayo tonight at the Mexican restaurant on the corner of our street. They serve Coronaritas (if you don’t know – Google it) and lots of cheesy dishes. This is why my husband likes the place so much. My husband literally will eat a block of cheese like an apple.…

Paleo Tuna Salad

Scott loves tuna salad. With extra mayo. In fact I made a bunch of this earlier this week and he ate it on the way to work this morning. He likes to go to Whole Foods and buy it, and I think like a lot of people, he assumes that just because it’s from Whole Foods – it’s healthy. It isn’t. Store bought tuna salad is still full of rancid vegetable oils, GMOs, preservatives and sketchy ingredients. Making your own is cheaper and infinitely healthier. And in my opinion (aka the correct opinion), my recipe  for paleo tuna salad taste better. Ingredients 12 oz tuna 1 cup homemade mayo (I love me some mayo, you can use less) 1/3 red onion, diced 2 celery stalks, diced salt and peppa Instructions Combine everything until it’s completely mixed. It’ s easy ya’ll.

Paleo Seafood Stew

This is definitely a fertility meal. Because Scott and I are planning on getting knocked up in the not so distant future, I’ve been trying to create more nutrient dense meals. Seafood is obviously one of the most nutritious foods. The mussels especially, they contain several B vitamins, namely B12. They’re also rich in selenium and zinc – not to mention that they’re a great and environmentally sound protein source. Ingredients 3 cod filets 1 28 oz can of diced tomatoes 1/2 cup bone broth (optional but not necessary) 1/2 head cauliflower 1 onion 2 tbsp butter 1/2 lb peeled shrimp 1 lb mussels 4 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup basil, chopped 2 tbsp parsley, chopped salt and pepper Instructions Grate or rice the cauliflower in a food processor. Diced the onion. Melt the butter over medium high heat. Add the cauliflower and onion and sauté until soft, I added…

Paleo Fried Oysters

I love oysters. They’re extremely nutrient rich, high in zinc, they taste amazing and they remind me of summer. I impulse bought a tin of shucked local oysters from Whole Foods the other day, and since I haven’t had fried oysters in a solid five years, decided to make some. Paleo Fried Oysters Ingredients: 12-14 oysters, about 8 oz 1/2 cup tapioca flour 1/3 cup almond flour 1 tsp Old Bay 1 egg salt 2-3 tbsp coconut oil or lard Directions: Drain the oysters. Beat the egg in a bowl and set aside. Mix the tapioca, almond, Old Bay and set aside. Heat the coconut oil in a pan on medium high heat. Dip the oysters in the egg, then the flour mixture. Fry on each side until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. Serve with dipping sauce – I mixed homemade mayo, ketchup and Old Bay together.

Shrimp, Veggie and Kelp Noodle Stir Fry

Stir fry is a great option if you need to cook something quickly. Which was the case yesterday when I’d worked straight until 1:30, paused, and realized I was starving. I try to eat at the same time each day, but it’s not something I’m good at. Even I’m not perfect, which is unbelievable, I know. Anyway, after a marathon shopping trip at Trader Joe’s AND Whole Foods, I had a shit ton of veggies in my fridge, along with wild shrimp. Scott is obsessed with shrimp. I buy it in bulk when TJ’s actually has it because their wild shrimp is way cheaper than anyone else’s. So yeah, this is a bunch of veggies, along with kelp noodles (which are freaking AMAZING in Asian dishes) in a stir fry sauce. It’s really, really good. Shrimp, Veggie and Kelp Noodle Stir Fry Ingredients: 2 carrots, sliced or cut into strips…

Smoked Salmon Scrambled Eggs with Probiotic Salsa

This is seriously a superfood breakfast. The eggs and salmon provide a hefty dose of omega-3s while the fermented dill & cucumber salsa is full of beneficial enzymes and probiotics. This will help you absorb and break down your food as well as give your gut a boost of beneficial flora. This helps keep your skin clear, wards off anxiety and depression, fights yeast infections, boost your immune system – I mean really, the list goes on. This stuff if HEALTHY. And it tastes good. This breakfast bowl is particularly rich i: B12, B3, B6, B6, vitamin A, vitamin D, copper, phosphorous and selenium. Who the hell said ever said eggs were unhealthy? Idiots. Not only is it incredibly healthy, it tastes great and is completely satisfying. That’s the thing about eating nutrient dense food! Hunger is actually your brain’s way of telling you that your body needs nutrients. When you…