I made some health-related New Years Resolutions this year. Hey, even on a Paleo diet it’s easy to fall into a rut when you get a little too cozy with all the junk food that seems like a good idea just because it’s “Paleo.” Live and learn.
The theme of the dietary stuff is to get more veggies. It’s pretty simple, and if ANY diet can agree on anything it’s that we could always get more veggies. So my biggest resolution is to include something green at every meal…I’m also committing to at least one meatless meal a week. Too easy.
Ross and I are also doing a 21DSD this month. Which means I’m going to be really cranky for the next week, then totally high on life. I love Diane’s program…more than anything it’s a great wakeup call. Unlike a generic Paleo challenge or even a Whole30, it hits you hard by cutting out anything that contains sugar…to include fruit sugar…and get your system back on track. I feel like other challenges–while great and highly effective for folks new and/or skeptical of the whole Paleo thing–offer a little too much room for error since you’re allowed fruit and starch. And I also like that the sugar detox is only 21 days…that extra week makes a difference
So here’s a quick side I threw together. I made an ass-ton, since I’ve had this weird craving for summery food even though it’s 7 degrees outside. It’s great for any meal of the day, too…try it with eggs in the morning, on a salad for lunch, and just as-is for dinner and I’ve met my green veggie goal for the day. Another bonus? I didn’t have to make home-made mayo. I love it SO much but it’s more work than I have energy for at the moment. And that’s probably because I’m balls deep in my sugar detox hangover. Yeesh.
- 2 ripe avocados
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/4 c rice vinegar or white vinegar
- 1/4 c full fat coconut milk
- 1 T Dijon mustard
- 1/2 t salt
- 1/2 t pepper
- 4 c shredded cabbage
- 2-3 c packaged broccoli slaw
- Place the avocado flesh in a food processor with the garlic, mustard, salt and pepper.
- Pulse until mashed up.
- Add the vinegar and coconut milk a little at a time, pulsing until smooth.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the cabbage and broccoli slaw with the avocado mixture. Stir to coat.
- Serve immediately or store in the fridge. Makes 6-7 cups.