WHOA WHAT OATMEAL?! That's not Paleo at all! I can already feel my body being DESTORYED!!!
What I really love about the "ish" in Paleoish Perez is the simplicity in it. It's not about following a food dogma just for the sake of it. It's not about eating a certain way to limit or deprive. The "ish" in Paleoish is about learning how to listen to your body again. It's about starting with a baseline of nutrient dense, healthy, good, wholesome food (the path to finding that baseline--through Paleo or Whole 30 or any other diet--is up to you). Once that baseline is established, and "good for you" foods become the norm, then the experimentation can happen. What if I start eating whole wheat bread again? What about cheese? Or oatmeal?
This post is a shoutout a couple WOmen Crushes who have made an impact on how I think about food and nutrition. @steph.gaudreau from @stupideasypaleo is someone I really look up to in the Paleo community (check out her podcast Harder to Kill where she drops some amazing knowledge and fitness, nutrition, and mindset). She understands the importance of bio-individuality and eating foods that work with your system. Is oatmeal technically Paleo? No. But is it full of good fiber and healthy carbs? Yes! Eating Paleo is a great place to start, but it's not the only way to eat. Experiment to see what works best with your system.
My second WOman Crush is Sam Stephens owner of the ever popular and lovely oatmeal shop in the west village, Oatmeals. She inspired me to make my oatmeal savory with a little egg, some kale, Franks Red Hot!! Check out her inspiring Q&A here!
- 1/2 cup dry oats
- handful of kale
- hardboiled eggs
- hot sauce
- Boil water
- Pour in dry oats, then reduce heat.
- Stir occasionally for 15 minutes or until desired consistency.
- Make hard boiled eggs (BEST WAY: boil water, then place desired amount of eggs IN BOILING WATER. Cook for 10 minutes.)
- Add kale, eggs, oatmeal, and hot sauce to a bowl.
- Eat and enjoy!!
I've been experimenting with food for a long time. I've gone on so many restrictive and non-restrictive diets, eliminated foods, added foods. At one point, I started to demonize strawberries! But I've come to accept and understand the importance of listening. Listening to my body when it's hungry. Listening to my body when it's tired. Listening to how I feel after a meal of oatmeal or a meal or sweet potato or chocolate cake. The answers to what to eat and when and how have been there all along. And maybe little Paleoish blog might be a small guide to getting there.