I changed to a low carbohydrate paleo based diet (to which I hope to stick to until the day I keel over) when I thought about getting serious with my health. I’ve nixed all rice, flour, pasta, bread-like items, and sugary drinks like sodas. Two and half years strong so far and the results have been amazing. Although it’s not a super strict paleo diet as that calls for everything to be organic and to be honest I can’t really afford to purchase organic everything unless I want to burn through my money so I opt for the normal meats, vegetables, and fruits at the grocery store. It hasn’t killed me yet. (Yeah, yeah DOWN WITH GMO AND MONSANTO LIES!)
I believe it was a smoother transition for me because I can essentially eat the same thing for a very long time and not be bored. To some people a lifelong change in diet can be intimidating and a very daunting task because some people (like my boyfriend for an example) can only eat something twice and be bored. I’ve been packing my own chicken salad lunches for the last two and half years and I’m still eating the same thing now. Lmao. I don’t know how I do it either, so don’t bother asking. It just tastes good still.
Of course I occasionally change things up like having a steak or make something like tacos. So boyfriend decided to whip some up the past Tuesday to change up the dinner menu.
1 Onion, diced
1 Head of Romaine Lettuce, washed and cut
Carne Asada (usually skirt steak, flank steak, or flap steak)
We buy our carne prepared so we save time on marinating them at home since our schedules are relatively busy and we try not to eat too late. With the onions and cilantro diced, place them in a bowl and mix them– they will be your taco topping. Next cut the lettuce in half so both ends can act like cups/tortilla wrapping.
Cut the meat into smaller cuts so that they fit into the lettuce wrapping then toss them onto a skillet on medium to high heat, cook until light gold crisp/sheen on the outside. Our meat took about 5-7 minutes to cook. Place the meat into a bowl and voilà! Easy as pie!