Play Like a Kid Again

As you may have gathered from yesterday’s post about my first (paleo) meal, I’m not a fan of the typical, awkward first post on a new blog. So I’ll go ahead and explain my blog title a bit more in this one…

Get Out and Paleo was something I came up with as I was thinking about the ways that I plan to get myself healthy again. There are three main tactics to my plan:

  1. Find fun ways to exercise. e.g., “get out and play”
  2. Go paleo.
  3. Find ways to de-stress. Hence the creative outlet of having a blog. Writing every day keeps the doctor away (or something like that).

All of those things together = Get Out and Paleo.

Okay. Now that you have that explanation, it’s on to the first fun method of exercise I’ll share with ya’ll. Tumbling. Yes, as in gymnastics. My boyfriend and I have been going to a local gymnastics center for about a year now to help us get in shape. We attend an adult tumbling class that includes a 30 minute strength training session at the end. It’s once a week, but we sometimes go to Sunday open gyms too…because it’s so much fun!

Don’t believe me? Watch this video and reconsider. Oh, and then get out there and have some fun the old-fashioned way — like a kid!

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My First Meal

Okay, okay. Obviously this isn’t my first meal ever. That would be impossible. But it is my first real Paleo meal. So in a way, it’s kind of like a rebirth. Anyhow, it looks delicious – doesn’t it?

It’s almond-crusted pork chops served with a spinach and bacon power salad and gala apple slices. Yum.firstmeal_editedIn my humble opinion (and since this is my blog, that’s the only opinion that counts), it tastes even better than it looks. So for those of you with food envy, here’s the super simple recipe.

Things you need:

  • Thin-cut pork chops (I bought from the organic section)
  • Almond meal (same as almond flour)
  • 1 egg (again, organic)
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 slices uncured bacon
  • Handful grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 lemon, squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1 small apple

How to prepare said things:

Pork Chops

  • Remove any excess fat from pork chops
  • Crack and stir egg into one dish, and place almond meal in second dish
  • One at a time, dip pork chops into egg then coat in almond flour. Place in skillet, and cook on medium-high heat for about 15 minutes, turning once.

Spinach & Bacon Salad

  • Cut bacon into quarter-inch pieces, fry in skillet until crispy. Set aside to cool using paper towel to remove excess grease.
  • Note:  Leave bacon grease in pan for use in cooking pork chops! This gives the pork chops even more flavor.
  • In medium-sized bowl, combine bacon, spinach, grape tomatoes (halved), lemon juice and EVOO. Toss ingredients together.

Apple – Simply cut this into slices to enjoy with your meal!