I want to be healthy for my family. I want to be able to keep up with my kids as they and I get older. Through some experimenting in my diet I have found that the Paleo/Primal approach works really well for me. Basically it involves eating lean meat, vegetables, and fruit as unprocessed as you can get them and trying to limit your carb intake. For more info I’d highly recommend you check out Mark’s Daily Apple by clicking here or going to my Links page.
Some expert resources on conception suggest that being at an ideal weight and eating healthy foods rich in zinc can help you be at your most fertile. So I should hopefully be all set in that department for when we start trying to get pregnant! The diet definitely has its shortcomings. You won’t be able to just pick up dinner on the fly from a fast food place when you are running short on time. No unhealthy and easily obtainable snacks either like chips, cookies, and the like. The benefits for me generally outweigh the drawbacks any day of the week. I have more energy, my body naturally/easily sheds excess fat, and I just plain feel better about myself.
We have been trying to get in the habit of making large healthy meals over the weekend that can be packed up and reheated for dinners during the week. On Sunday I made a delicious Lemon Garlic Chicken recipe! Here’s the link to the recipe and a photo of my finished chicken is below. I followed the recipe exactly except for using skinless chicken breasts (couldn’t find skin on) and subbing fresh thyme for dried. Since the chicken breasts were a little large I increased the baking time to 50mins. They came out juicy and perfectly done. The sauce was very tart (but delicious) when hot out of the oven. After the next day it had mellowed out considerably and was even more tasty imo. 🙂 I served it with a side of steamed broccoli but carrots, or cauliflower would have been delicious as well!