The thought of Sarah being away for a full week brought about fear and anxiety. Yes I’m a Paleo Dad, however, balancing full time work and spending so much time in the kitchen to plan meals, make school lunches, prep snacks and cook dinner seemed like a daunting task. I have a ton of respect for the mom’s and dad’s who do this on a daily basis. It’s so easy to succomb to the boxed cheerios, grilled cheese or bologne sandwiches and the occasional lolly pop to keep the kiddos happy so you can manage your day. (on a side note I think I just covered the food pyramid with that menu). Anyhow, what I’ve learned first hand is that Paleo can be done and it’s not as difficult as many people think. I knew this going into it because, well my wife runs this very popular blog called Everyday Paleo, which most of us have heard of. And yes I have cooked many meals in the past, for those who remember Dad’s Pork Chops, yeah that was me. Yet, Iv’e always had my amazing wife to guide our family with shopping lists that coincide with dinner, packing lunches, making sure an after school snack is ready for Jaden, making breakfast, etc etc. This time it was only me, sink or swim as they say.
Day one was an eye opener! Breakfast and lunch went great, however while driving home from work I realized that dinner had to be made. Yikes! A bit tired and groggy from a long day at work I brainstormed for ideas, and then it hit me, it’s tuesday! Many of you long time followers know what’s on the menu that day, Paleo tacos. They’re so good and we simply never get tired of them. Those go to meals are a life saver. By the second day I found my groove and the rest is history.
It’s been a great week of good food, exercise and quality time with the family. Tonight we even managed to create a wonderful recipe for you to enjoy!
2 large skinless chicken breasts (halved)
1/3 cup olive oil
Juice from 2 lemons (about 1/3 cup)
2 1/2 tsp Dijon Mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp dried thyme
Mix all wet and dry ingredients (except the chicken) in a bowl large enough to hold the chicken breasts. I halved the chicken breasts because it makes them easier to grill and they seem to marinate better. Place chicken breasts into the bowl and place in the refrigerator for 30 -60 minutes, allowing it to marinate ( I only allowed for 20 minutes and it came out great, but the more time you have the better). Pre-heat grill on high. When chicken is ready place on grill for about 6-9 minutes each side. Cooking time will of course vary based on grill and thickness of chicken. Finally, as Sarah would say Enjoy!