Welcome back. We’re pretty certain you’ve been on pins and needles waiting for the 2nd JAMBEREE installment (here is our first installment all about Paleo). And since we don’t want to disappoint our fan (yes, Mom, we appreciate you watching!), we’ll dive right in. We’ve had a lot of you ask what exactly we are allowed to eat on a Paleo diet. As we mentioned in the video, we are eating A LOT! I’m consuming more food and more calories than ever before and I’m LOSING weight! It’s amazing how your body responds when you fuel it with the healthy things it needs.
Now with that said, let me pause for a second and address something that many of you might be thinking and not saying, or if you’re like many of my friends, saying to my face. I have become the crazy food person I always made fun of. My sister has been vegan for years now and I would give her a hard time about all the restrictions she was forcing on herself for no apparent reason. She had no food allergies (nor do I), she was a foodie who previously loved all types of food (me too!) and yet she choose to cut so many things she loved from her diet. I thought she had lost her marbles. And now I’ve joined her.
But now I also understand her. She made a decision to eat in a way that not only made her feel amazing, but also made her the healthiest she’s ever been. I totally respect her choice to eat as she pleases, and I get now why many choose diets that at one point in my life seemed so bizarre to me.
When Joey and I made the decision to switch entirely to Paleo, it came from a selfish place. We had been in “Mom” mode for so many years, tirelessly serving our kids/spouses/others. We weren’t Super Mom, we were Every Mom. As parents, our time often stops belonging to us, as our children’s needs require almost constant attention. We had stopped placing importance on eating right, exercising and basically, the overall state of our health/appearance. It’s not something we’re proud of, it’s just sometimes the journey life takes you on. Well we decided to rewrite that journey and pay attention to us for a change, and now you’re along for that ride!
Here’s how you can eat like us and still SAVE money:
Meat: We primarily get our meat from Zaycon in bulk, or we stock up when we see a pink star sale price.
Produce: We rarely see coupons for fresh produce, but loved this Earthbound Organic coupon recently! We do shop produce sales, farmers markets and local fruit stands to find rock bottom prices on fresh produce. We also both grow our own gardens (can I technically say that if my husband does all the work?), which produce a LOT of delicious (and free) produce!
Freebies: VitaCost is an amazing website chock full of Paleo, organic and gluten free foods, healthy products, vitamins and more. Get a FREE $10 coupon credit when you register! Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch?
Other Paleo Friendly Food Coupons:
Earth Balance Coconut Spread
Organic Blue Agave
Silk Soy, Almond or Coconut Milk
So Delicious Soy, Coconut or Almond Milk
100% Juice Coupons
Maranatha Almond Butter
Recipes Using Couponed Ingredients:
Joey’s Magical Smoothie Recipe:
1 TBS Almond Butter (I double this amount, but I love the stuff!)
1/2 cup Coconut Milk
Blend and enjoy!
Also, here are the 2 Paleo cookbooks you’ll find our noses buried in almost daily:
Now we want your questions. Do you want to know how much we’re spending? Do you want more recipes? Do you want to see a Paleo shopping trip? Do you want us to stop making ridiculous little videos? You can email any questions/comments/concerns to amber at fabulesslyfrugal dot com or simply leave them in the comments section below. Until next time…