Any week that starts AND ends with Shabir is a good week in my book. Today, Shabu and I throw down in the Paleo Garage and the result is an amazing meal. There’s something about the combination of smoky chipotle, sweet yam, and meaty meat (in this case bison) that works for me. Pair that with some avocado and a little mayo and you’re speaking my language.
Shabir brings a certain charm to the camera and it shines through in the video. The way I see it is just a couple of hungry friends throwing together a ten-minute-meal. I encourage you to gather with your friends this weekend and do the same…
I’m reading Rich Froning’s book First – What it takes to win. In it, he proritizes his life with three F’s: Faith, Family and Fitness. It reminded me of a post I wrote called The Four P’s – Phamily, Phriends, Phood and Phun. I like Rich’s book because it is super easy to read and it proves how down to earth the guy is.
I was thinking on these F’s and P’s this morning as I was walking up the hill to The Bro’s bus stop. He started riding the bus last week and loves it! Each morning, Jessie and I have the opportunity to go on a 25 minute outing with “The Jo” and “The Bro”. I was thinking about how we will only have so many “walks up the hill” and what if I were to measure my success by how many of them I participated in…
Sure, it’s easy to consider myself “too busy” to take some time out of my morning and enter the world of a 3 and 5 year old for 25 minutes. Today, we raced, talked about where the electricity in the power lines comes from and played a game of sticks. It’s simple stuff, but aren’t we supposed to keep it simple?
I want to encourage you today, as I challenge myself, to take a step back and be present. In a world of cell phones, tablets, lap tops, TVs, etc… we are seldom present. Leave your phone at home as much as possible this weekend and when you are tempted to eat processed crap, listen to the little Paleo Nick on your shoulder whispering in your ear…
“Keep It Paleo!”
(The dudes in their element.)
Chipotle Bison Stuffed Yams
“Keep It Paleo!”
We have 1 pound of ground bison. Let’s say that cooks down to 12 ounces. At 1.5 ounces per block, we have 8 protein blocks.
We have 3 smallish sweet potatoes. I am going to assign 2 blocks to each one, so 6 blocks of carbs.
We have approximately 1.5 cups of onions, so 1.5 carb blocks.
We have 2 poblanos, some garlic and some chipotles. I will assign 1 carb block for all of these.
We’ve got 1 whole avocado, which is about 2/3 cup. There is one fat block in 1/2 tablespoon of avocado. There are 10 tablespoons in 2/3 cup, so 20 fat blocks.
We’ll give 2 fat blocks for the Massie Mayo drizzle.
We’ll give 9 fat blocks for the olive oil as it is 1/3 tsp per fat block.
If you are using 3 grams per fat block, then you are at a 1P, 1C, 2F ratio, which may be beneficial if you’re very active. If you are using 1.5 grams per fat block, then you need to cut the fat. You could leave the mayo off and use 1/4 avocado per portion instead of 1/2 avocado. Either way you do it, this is a super tasty, healthy meal that could be the epitome of an effort to fuel fitness. Enjoy!