Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tasty Tuesday: Grass-Fed Ground Beef Lettuce Wraps

Today's Workout:
5 mile run
(with 30 seconds strides at the top of every minute on the last mile)

Hello there! My hubby has been doing Cross Fit for a few months now, so he decided to jump on the Paleo Diet bandwagon. I told him I would love to jump on that wagon with him, but not so much while I'm pregnant. I still NEED CRAVE oatmeal and organic sugar in my coffee, so I told him I would jump on that once the baby is born. In the meantime, it's a divided refrigerator!!

So, with that being said, I've been forced I willingly offered to help him with his daily breakfast, lunch and dinner meals, so I've taken the task of learning all there is to know about the diet. It's a simplistic diet in that there's certain foods you can eat and others you cannot. Once you learn the list of foods you may eat, all it takes is the preparation of the meals. I've been experimenting with different recipes and snack options and here's what I came up with for dinner:

Grass-Fed Ground Beef Lettuce Wraps
1lb grass-fed ground beef
onion, chopped
1 tbs coconut oil
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
salt and pepper, to taste
avocado, chopped in pieces
tomatoes, chopped
romaine lettuce leaves
1. Place the coconut oil in a frying pan along with the chopped onions.
2. Add the cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper to the ground beef. Place the ground beef on the frying pan. Cook until fully browned.
3. Peel the romaine lettuce leaves and wash thoroughly. Then place the ground beef on top of the leaves (like a taco).
4. Add the chopped tomatoes and avocado on top of the ground beef.

Have you ever tried lettuce wraps? Share your recipe!
Transforming Your Morning Challenge:
Gratitude Journal: I am grateful for the warm sun at midday. It keeps me warm while I eat my lunch.
Quote: "It is never too late to be what you might have been." -George Eliot
Positive Affirmation: I compare myself only to my highest self. 

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  1. YUM! That sounds great :) I just made the last one you posted for a second time... so good! I've been Primal (a less strict version of Paleo--check out Mark's Daily Apple) for 4 months now and have had an awesome marathon training cycle. But you're smart not to switch it up until after baby arrives!

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe! Question for you: Do you eat bacon like Paleo allows you to? If yes, how often do you eat it? I can't fathom that that diet allows people to eat bacon and ribs! It must be a good diet because people are losing a ton of weight.