Happy Halloween! The other day Ian posted a link to the “Seven Shades of Paleo” from RobbWolf.com. The discussion that this article generated online between Facebook, Twitter and I’m sure many blogs was interesting. If you read that article you’ll know what I mean when I say I’m not “That Guy”! I follow a 80/20 diet. I try for 90/10 but that’s not always possible.  

After a weekend of visiting with family and eating some not-so-paleo foods, it was time to get back on that bandwagon!

Lunch was a chopped salad with chicken, bacon, a boiled egg, lettuce and yellow pepper with “dreamy avocado dressing”. I wish I had taken a shot of the salad, it was so delicious! The avocado dressing was a recipe from It Starts with Food by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig of the “Whole 30” fame (highly recommended read by the way). I’ve been wanting to try this recipe but hadn’t had a chance until today. Let me tell you, its a great way to use failed homemade mayo!

For dinner I had some left over moose roast, brought to us by a good friend! I grilled some cauliflower on the barbecue with some olive oil, S&P, and curry powder. I also added a side of pepper with some of that Dreamy Avocado Dressing.

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Some advice for getting back on track with your nutrition is to make sure you have lots of good food in the house. Typically I do all my non-paleo eating outside of the house so when I need to get back on track I don’t have those non-paleo foods staring at me. I try to make sure that I have some protein cooked at the beginning of the week so that I can at least have raw vegetables for quick, easy meals. Of course, taking a few hours on Sunday to prepare some meals for the rest of the week is super helpful too. This, as I’ve mentioned before, is a huge challenge for me!

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How do you get back on the paleo bandwagon after a paleo faileo?! If you’re on twitter you can follow me @sarmcgregor and let me know!