Are there some days where you just crave veggies-- no meat? That is how I feel like today after eating a meat filled breakfast. I do use some type of fat with my veggies and they are cooked. But just wondering if you guys get tired of meat? ALso, what are your favorite veggies -- you can even include starchy ones. Right now I cant get enuf of spinach, brocc, and any type of squash especially winter--yummmm
I can eat nothing but grassfed beef for months and not get bored: I tested this vLC.
When I eat veggies, I love spinach, zucchini, onions mushroom garlic okinowan sweet potatoes, bacon(that's a veggie right?)
Good timing... I just spent the last week or so on nothing but steak and butter, which was great, but this morning I woke up and wanted none of it. I couldn't bring myself to even consider touching the stuff. But as the day went on, and I got hungrier, I realised all I really wanted was... Brocolli. Smothered in butter.
It's not always veggies though. Last week I was dreaming about sardines and daydreaming about how I could make them appetising. I hate sardines, but I really, really wanted them. Bought a can, cuisine-artted it with a chicken liver and butter. Sardine pate. It's delicious. I dip bacon in it.
And a few weeks back, it was oysters. Up until then, I was under the impression that I hated oysters. Thought it was like eating fishy snot. Started thinking about oysters non-stop, popped into a sushi buffet, had about 25, haven't thought of them since.
I totally agree. I get meat-ted out for sure, and I think it's super important to listen to your body. I think that it's in part the satiety meter in your body kinda telling you that you over-ate a bit as well - especially after a big meaty breakfast.
I am loving kale and broccollini lately, as well as spagetti squash. I just try to add good fats when I eat them and keep them in moderation (but its so hard not to eat a big plate of them)
Sometimes I get tired of meat, but mostly it's a specific meat. For instance, I can't eat a lot of pork in one sitting and I usually don't want any pork for the next few days after eating it. Bacon doesn't count. I could almost always eat bacon. 8)
I don't recall ever getting tired of beef though.
I love broccoli that is pan fried in the same pan meat was just cooked in. The fat and bits of meat pieces are wonderful! If no meat was cooked, some butter on the veggies is a good substitute.
I'd suggest exploring new ways of preparing meat. I get tired of meat if I get lazy and fall into a rut - grilling steaks, for instance. I've found the best remedy for boredom is a new cookbook. Check out Julia Childs' "Mastering the Art of French Cooking," for example. She has a recipe for hamburgers that will make you think you've never eaten a proper burger before! Another new favorite of mine is "All About Braising," by Molly Stevens (check out the 7-hour leg of lamb!).
I definitely get like this. I have days that are extremely meat-heavy, breakfast-lunch-and-dinner, then all of a sudden I just want a huge bed of greens with meat "croutons" on it -- basically, hunks of cubed meat, but they're not the focus of the salad.
I still make sure to eat plenty of meat, but I'm not one to skimp on a huge bowl of buttered veggies when the mood strikes me. :D
As far as starchy veggies go, I LOVE slow roasted acorn squash filled with cinnamon and butter and coconut butter and sometimes a blob of almond butter. Omnomnom. :) Totally hits the dessert spot without breaking the carb bank.
I love my vegetables. Coming from a vegetarian upbringing, I can definitely feel like I just needs my greens somedays. Usually, I'll go for a whole mess of them: broccoli rabe, spinach, chard, asparagus, zucchini, and then just chop up two strips of bacon and their fat to toss the veg with, plus cream, s&p, some pan roasted tomatoes, fresh basil and a teensy bit of orange zest. YUM. you still need your fats to unlock the fat-soluable vitamins.
This may sound weird, but the two times I've been sick since paleo I've craved starchy veggies and/or fruit. The first time after I lost my appetite for a day, the next day all I wanted to eat were squash and plantains of which I think I ate at least 4 large ripe plantains, two huge butternut squash, and a spaghetti squash (not a starchy veggie I know). The next time since I still had more or less no appetite the only thing I could get down were bananas (a bunch and one). On both of the days, I was physically repulsed by the idea of meat, but was actually quite hungry in contrast to how I felt earlier in the sickness when I had no appetite. I think the banana craving was due to a relative potassium deficiency as I had become dehydrated as a byproduct of the reduced appetite while sick. For what its worth, this was all my n=1 experience, and I guess I should mention I had not had any fruit for two months prior to eating the bananas.
there are many days I don't want anything to do with meat. Eggs are another story, I love eggs and even on my no meat days I will find myself boiling a few. I am not strict paleo so I do eat dairy, though I am very picky about my dairy and it has to be whole milk, whole fat and organic. So I don't miss out on my protein very often.
favorite veggies:: Broccoli, Kale, Garlic (raw and mixed in with kale or collard greens), Seaweed (chips or salad), Carrots (raw), Cabbage (red or green) loaded with bacon and raisins, Cherry Tomatoes are yummy too! and I think Avocado is a fruit but I love Avocados.
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