Complete rounds for 20 minutes of:
5 pull-ups
10 push-ups
15 squats
20 pulls on the rower
Score is total calories rowed. Record total number of calories, and number of rounds to notes.

Clearly, there is a reason that Paleo food bloggers hire a food photographer. Check out the picture in the recipe to see the beautiful version. This is what mine looks like - and it was still delicious!

Clearly, there is a reason that Paleo food bloggers hire a food photographer. Check out the picture in the recipe to see the beautiful version. This is what mine looks like – and it is delicious!

The fall food challenge is coming. Details on and sign-up for the month-long commitment to food will be released next week. In the meantime, let’s talk food.

I’ve never been a huge fan of eating dinner leftovers for lunch. I know it works really well for some people and I admire those folks, really. Paleo cooks swear by it for the ease and efficiency – but I just can’t get into it. And Eric doesn’t help the cause because he likes leftovers about as much as he likes sweet potatoes.

What I do love is salad. The other day I took 20 minutes to search “Paleo Salads” in Google and look through the results. I came across this gem which is basically just the normal stuff that I eat with a cool dressing. But it’s delicious, and I love it.

Here’s the recipe: Paleo Balance Bowl. 

This is how I prepped this salad for a week of eating: 

  1. Cook four sweet potatoes in the oven (I subbed sweet potatoes for the butternut squash because I just wasn’t feeling the squash). I halved them, cooked them face down for 50 minutes at 400 degrees with a bit of coconut oil on the bottom of the parchment paper.
  2. Bought 3 avocados (half for each day) and two boxes of salad. I like that Organic Girl mixed salad that looks like someone went into your backyard and came back with a handful of foliage, but you can choose more mainstream salad too.
  3. Baked 4 chicken breasts after hammering them pretty thin (dry chicken breasts are about as bad as, actually, they’re the worst thing ever)
  4. Made the dressing and put it in a bowl in the fridge.

Super easy! Each morning I just have to grab ingredients from each tupperware of prepped food and throw it in a container to take to work. And it’s delicious.