Autumn Chili

This is an old standby dish of ours, it doubles as chili or meat sauce. For meat sauces just take out the chili spices and add Italian spice. Chili is perfect to have on hand at any point in time during the week. Especially during your Whole30. I will be using this recipe in a couple other meal ideas this month.

Autumn Chili

Ingredients

  • 1 medium to large onion, diced
  • 2 red bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 (14) ounce can of fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 (8) ounce can of tomato sauce
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place your sweet potato (1 per person) on a baking sheet and bake for 30-240 minutes or until your sweet potato is soft to the touch.
  3. Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Once the pan is heated, add the onion.
  4. Chop the bell peppers and add to the onions to the pan stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove the pan from heat.  Transfer the veggies to a bowl and wipe the pan out to get rid of any remaining food.
  6. Return the pan to medium high heat. Add the beef and brown and the chili spices and seasoning. Once brown, if there is a bunch of fat in the pan, remove the fat by tilting the pan and scooping it out with a spoon.
  7. Return the veggies to the pan, add the tomatoes. Bring to a simmer to warm through. Salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Chop up your yams, add it to your bowl of chili and you’re golden!
  9. Enjoy!

 

I love fall sunsets! Yogi and I enjoyed our chili while watching to sunset…how romantic!

 

For more repcies and meal ideas check out West Coast Paleo www.westcoastpaleo.com

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Breakfast Casserole

 

I love anything that saves me time in the morning. The more sleep the better! This breakfast casserole is great for breakfast, lunch and dinner as far as I’m concerned. Hope you enjoy it!

 

Ingredients

  • 12 eggs, whisked
  • 1lb ground chicken
  • 1 sweet potato, shredded
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 4 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 Method

  1. Preheating your oven to 400 on convection.
  2. Add your ground chicken, garlic and Italian seasoning to pan. Cook until chicken is no longer pink.
  3. Add your onion into your meat.
  4. Beat your eggs and green onions in a large bowl.
  5. Add the cooked meat, onion, sweet potato, carrot and egg in a greased glass dish (large)
  6. Mix well
  7. Cook for 20-25 minutes until the eggs are cooked.Check out West Coast Paleo for more recipes!
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5 STEPS FOR WHOLE30 SUCCESS

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STEP 1:  CLEAN OUT YOUR FRIDGE/PANTRY

Yes, it is painful, but just do it!  Toss out all your Halloween candy and chocolate hidden in your freezer! Anything that is not Whole30 approved must go. Be serious about restarting your eating habits.

If you need some extra help check out

 

STEP 2: PLAN A WEEKS WORTH OF MEALS IN ADVANCE

I will be posting a 7 day meal plan within the next few days. There are tons of recpices online that are whole9 approved. I promise to post 2 meals per week that you can add to your list.

Tips?

  1. Set aside 1 each week for the following activities:  recipe gathering, menu planning and generating a shopping list. Having a grocery list is a great time saver. Make a list of all the things you want to make for the week. This will save you time and money.

Check out this template and shopping list! Whole9 meal template, whole9 shopping list

 

STEP 3:  Go shopping

Print off the whole9 shopping list and go shopping. Try not to go shopping when you’re hungry…post WOD is a horrible time to go.

 

STEP 4 PLAYOUR MEALS TO GO:

Have 3-4 planned meals that you can make in under 15 mins. This will help you eliminate stopping for fast food on the way home from work or the gym.

Ideas

  1. Taco Salad
  2. Egg Cups
  3. Lamb Sliders

 

STEP 5: SET YOUR SELF UP FOR SUCCESS

Having a good support crew is very important during this time. When your friends and family know you are serious about your health you will often inspire others to join in. If you know you are going out for dinner in the next 30 days take a look at the menu in advance so you can figure out what you can eat. I often choose restaurants based on my dietary restrictions.

Please email me if you have any questions! jen@rockypointcrossfit.ca

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