Hunger was discussed last night at last night's Paleo Challenge meeting, and after reviewing one of the participant's food logs it was apparent that there was a lack of fat intake. Fat will help you feel satiated and it adds a lot of flavor to your food!
Simple ways to add fat to your meals:
Add Slices of Avocado to salads, soups, or as a side dish chopped up with tomatoes, sea salt, and garlic.
Toast some chopped nuts in a small pan and add to your salads.
Mix a little EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) with tomatoes, basil, sea salt, and pepper.
Ever easy, throw some raw nuts in a baggy and you are ready for snack time during the day.
Here's a good meal from Simply Recipes that incorporates olives to add some healthy fats and a ton of flavor: It has been adjusted (slightly) to be Paleo Friendly.
Moroccan Chicken with Lemon and Olives
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon tumeric
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 Tbsp olive oil
3-4 lbs of just chicken thighs and breasts
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
The peel from 1 preserved lemon, rinsed in cold water, pulp discarded, peel cut into thin strips
1 cup green olives, pitted
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 Combine all the spices in a large bowl. Pat dry the chicken pieces and put in the bowl, coat well with the spice mixture. Let the chicken stand for one hour in the spices.
2 In a large, heavy bottomed skillet, heat the olive oil on medium high heat. Add the chicken pieces, sprinkle lightly with salt (go easy on the salt, the olives and lemons are salty), and brown, skin side down for five minutes. Lower the heat to medium-low, add the garlic and onions. Cover and let cook for 15 minutes.
3 Turn chicken pieces over. Add the lemon slices, olives, and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a simmer on medium heat, then lower the heat to low, cover, and cook for an additional 30 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and quite tender.
4 Mix in fresh parsley and cilantro right before serving. Adjust seasonings to taste.Eat for dinner and enjoy the left overs for lunch!