For lunch I brought leftover salad from the previous night's dinner and added some lunch meat and roasted sweet potatoes for carbs and protein. I also made Whole9's Cashew Hummus and brought a bit of that to eat with some carrots and celery. I was skeptical that you could turn cashews into hummus, but it tasted surprisingly good. I made the roasted red pepper version and topped it with sun dried tomatoes.
Tonight was family dinner night, which I love because 1) I get to see my family and 2) I show up after work and dinner is ready! My mom made a roast in the crock pot, salad and roasted sweet potato and jicama fries.
I try not to have an evening snack unless I am actually hungry (and not just because I like to sit on the couch and eat almond butter), but tonight I was just hungry enough and made a small bowl with banana, almond butter, raisins and coconut milk.
You would think that after doing this for an entire year I would be smarter about reading labels, but I think I learned my lesson. Last night at the grocery store I found there were a lot of sneaky little ingredients out there. When I buy tomato sauce I expect the ingredients to be tomatoes and spices, but that is not usually the case. I spent about 10 minutes carefully reading each label until I found a sauce that looked good and had ingredients I could pronounce. The sausage we normally buy has sugar added so I found a sun-dried tomato chicken sausage that seemed to make the cut. It was good to have a little wake up call to remind me to pay more attention to the foods I choose.
Are there any foods that you thought would be perfectly Paleo that had sneaky sugar, preservatives or other ingredients in them?