Barbells, Food and Jojo

Join me as I navigate through my love for Olympic Weightlifting, Flexible Dieting and Life

Holiday parties, family get togethers, all of the food and drinks, everywhere. That just about sums up the holiday season, right? It’s rough. To top it off, most of my family and friends live locally so there are a lot of get togethers I must attend. If we all lived far away, it would be …

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September 18, 2014

Though this isn’t the most fabulous picture, it sure was delicious! This here is half a portion of Paleo Nick’s Pastel de Papa (Shepherd’s Pie). Torrance CrossFit, a local affiliate, has began to carry a few of Paleo Nick’s meals (frozen) and I wasted no time in swinging by to pick up a couple: Pastel de Papa and Short Ribs with Sweet Potato. And in my haste, also wasted no time in having some! 

Yes, even though I am now a Flexible Dieter, I still enjoy paleo meals that I used to enjoy. My gold standard nowadays is to eat delicious, mainly nutrient-dense foods that fit in my macros and that most definitely still includes “paleo” meals. Paleo Nick is awesome enough to post the macros and ingredients (nothing funky in there) on the freezers he has at affiliates. Not full nutritional breakdown (like fiber and sugar), but that’s okay, I could work with it.

Pastel de Papa

  • Calories: 546
  • Carbs: 54g
  • Protein: 42g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Servings: 2 (for me)

That’s right, TWO servings. I only had one serving – it’s a lot and very filling. Even after my delicious dinner I had some macros left for a tiny dessert of Proyo (0% Fage greek yogurt with bit of Allmax Isoflex Chocolate protein powder), dab of TJ’s Cookie Butter, and drizzled with Walden Farms Caramel Dip. Now you guys know I’m not big on desserts, but 1) this was a tiny portion and 2) I do like me some graham cracker and caramel in mah liiiiife. And now, working on not having all the guilt with these things.

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I wonder how my morning coffee will taste with Pastel de Papa….

*kiss, kiss* Welcome back! If you read through Part I – first, bless your heart. And two, here is part…two.  Okay, so I left off talking about my disastrous venture into what I now refer to as the nazi regime diet. Eating far too little, far too limited foods, extreme scheduling and feeling tired and …

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June 12, 2014

Feels good to have homemade clean food again 🙂 #homesweethome #salad #allthespinach #spinachfiend #nom #dinner #healthy %salad %#

May 19, 2014

No power at home right now so couldn’t have my prepped lunch so went for Whole Foods salad bar instead. #100happydays #day55 #wholefoods #options #elsegundo #kale #cauli #groundbeef #avo #realfood #toomanypeople #ugh #paleo #healthy #nutrition

May 8, 2014

Finally being able to try @tessemaes dressing on a delicious salad makes me happy. Salad of spinach, romaine, shredded chicken breast, shaved almonds and quarter avo. Delish. #100happydays #day43 #nom #dinner #tessemae #salad #notrabbitfood #new #fresh #realfood #paleo #nutrition #healthy

April 10, 2014

Lunch dates with my favorite sister make me happy. And at one of my favorite places, Yellow Fever, makes it that much better. Safe to say she’s been converted and will be making many return trips. Salad base, Tokyo bowl but with pork belly swimming. #100happydays #beyellow #yellowfever #healthy #tokyobowl #porkbelly #swimmingpigs #garlicfordays #delicious #paleo #sister #sissy #love #family @yellowfevereats #cavegirlbowl