Sunday, July 31, 2011

Easy Paleo Breakfast

One of my first concerns when I decided to switch to the Paleo eating style was breakfast. Do I want to eat meat for breakfast? Will I miss toast? Cereal? Oatmeal? How long will it take to make a Paleo breakfast? 
Happily, all of my concerns evaporated after the first few days when I discovered the quick, easy, and satisfying possibilities. 
Currently, my go-to breakfast is scrambled eggs made with 2 whole eggs and 2 egg whites. I usually add some fresh fruit on the side as I need a little carb hit before my post-breakfast run. 
Not only do the eggs take all of 2 minutes to cook, but they actually keep me full for HOURS. I was always a doubting Thomas when it came to the satiating powers of the mighty egg. I am now a believer! I eat breakfast around 8 AM and usually am not hungry for lunch until 1:30 or 2. That is CRAZY long for me. When I used to eat Greek yogurt + toast or oatmeal, I was ALWAYS starving by noon. Ironically my previous breakfast also had at least 1/3 more calories--go figure?!

Do you have a "Go-To" breakfast? Is anyone else loving eggs, too?

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Who is PaleoRunnerGirl?

You know about what I eat, but I realized that I have not told you all much about who I am! So without further ado, this is the Girl behind PaleoRunnerGirl:
Pardon the equestrian garb. I was born and raised outside of Louisville, Kentucky. I adore horses and I miss the pastures of my youth. I am always happy to return to the South whenever I can. For the time being, I live in Bethlehem, PA with my husband, Chase.
Chase and I have been married for four years. We met in college and married after graduation. I always swore I would never get married young--ooops!
Chase is finishing medical school and studying to be a Pediatric neurologist. He is also in the Naval medical corp.

Strangely enough, I was never one of those girls who swooned over "a man in uniform." Don't get me wrong, he looks quite dashing  in his Summer Whites and Dressed Blues. However, what makes me happy is that he is passionate about the Navy and he loves medicine. It is a win-win in my book!

When I am not cooking Paleo food, I teach American Literature. I was lucky enough to get hired by a university with an awesome online degree program, so I can teach from anywhere and everywhere. Since I have no idea where we will be located in 10 months, I LOVE having this degree of flexibility.

My favorite book is either:

Middlemarch by George Eliot


Nathanial Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter


But, I also love a good dose of chick-lit. Don't even get me started on Emily Giffin.


I have read every single one in less than 3 days. They are literary heroine. I don't even drink alcohol so the drug analogy is purely imaginative, but no less valid. I think the purple one is my favorite. With Giffin, I just refer to the books by color. It is far easier that way. :)

What is your favorite book? I always have my "academic" list and my "guilty pleasure" list.