Tales of A Paleo Mom

Whole 30 (attempting again!) and Unsloppy Joes Meat Mixture Recipe

I had planned on writing a long post about handling my stomach issues, but that has all changed. So instead you get the short version, a quick what’s going on now and then a recipe if you stick around that long.

Short version…At the end of May, I started doing a “leaky gut” protocol which I learned about online. I bought a bunch of supplements and started taking them. Shortly after, I talked with a nutritionist-in-training who agreed with what I was taking and thought I should also take HCl for low stomach acid. So I started taking that as well. And I was feeling good. My stomach was “normal-ish”, but I was consumed with taking pills three times a day and it was not cheap. We went on several vacations, and I did pretty well hauling all 7 of my bottle with me even to Hawaii. It was the last vacation that messed things up with a bit of drinking and a lot of eating…some not so healthy. During the last vacation, my stomach did okay and I just gradually stopped taking the pills because I just got lazy.  My stomach has been acting up a bit but that’s because it doesn’t like the crap I’m eating.  Point taken, Stomach, and it’s time for a change 🙂

What’s going on now…The last three days I have been attempting my 2nd Whole 30. I think this might be attempt number 6 or 7. I have had three good days of eating. I don’t think I am eating enough which has been a problem in the past I think, but no slip ups yet. The thought of having something like a little sugar in my coffee or a little dark chocolate has crossed my mind but I have been able to distract myself with things other than food. I am trying to eat more fats but that is another area I need to work on too. So far so good though.  And no more P90X3.  Back to real weights for me…Strong Curves.

Recipe…My son loves Unsloppy Joes and had requested them several times over the last couple weeks. It is basically Sloppy Joe mix rolled up in a croissant with cheese sprinkled on it and then baked. That ain’t going on my plate! Instead, I made the sloppy Joe mix from scratch and served mine over half a baked potato and used the rest to make the Unsloppy Joes for the rest of the gang. Everyone was happy!

Unsloppy Joes Meat Mixture

What you need…

  • 1 lb. grassfed ground beef
  • 1 Tb. coconut oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 1 14 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 TB. ancho chile powder
  • 1/2 heaping tsp. of cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste

What to do…

  1. Heat coconut oil in frying pan over medium heat.
  2. Once the oil is warm, add onion, bell pepper and crushed garlic.  Saute until soft, approximately 7-8 minutes.
  3. Add the ground beef and cook.
  4. Once the meat has been cooked, add the tomato sauce, chile powder, cumin and salt and pepper.  Stir to combine.
  5. Remove from heat and serve immediately.

Yum!  If I wasn’t doing a Whole 30, I probably would have topped mine with a little raw cheddar cheese….mmmmmm!

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