Potato and Turnip Soup

Mmmm… Potato and Turnip Soup! Just serve with a salad on the side, and you have the perfect lunch. 

This Potato and Turnip Soup is great for lunch with a side salad!

I guess it’s time for another soup recipe. Maybe you think all I eat is soup during the winter. And maybe you are right! It’s my favorite lunch go-to. Soup and hot beverages make me think of my favorite vacations of all, winter ski trips. Skiing all day and coming in for a hot beverage to warm up by the fire! Ohhh, that’s the life. Growing up we’ve made it an effort to go snow skiing every couple of years. I’m so jealous of all of you who have the mountains nearby. I’d love to spend a whole winter in Colorado, preferably Copper Mountain or Aspen. Eeek, it gets me excited just thinking about it. Unfortunately this winter I won’t be going on the LSU ski trip, because I’m studying for the MCAT. Dedication, I guess. For those of you going skiing, shred some powder for me please…. 

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A Week in My Paleo Life: Early December

Dead week is wrapping up here in Baton Rouge. Dead week meaning the week before finals. This is also the time when my usual coffee shops are packed with “seasonals” (as I call them) and us regulars are stuck finding new locations! I usually love dead week because if you prepared enough during the semester, it’s all just review. I’ve had a few questions about how I can stay eating healthy during busy times, and my only answer is food prep. So here are some of the things I bought this past week to munch on! 

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I understand this doesn’t look like much, but some food isn’t pictures and I usually go to the grocery twice a week!

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Paleo Sweet Potato Soup with Rosemary

Mmmm. My two favorite things. Hot soup and sweet potatoes!
This Paleo Sweet Potato Soup is so delicious! And perfect as leftovers!
This has officially been the longest I’ve gone without a blog post, and hopefully it will never happen again! The past two weeks have been school, school, school, and… ugly food. Sometimes Paleo food is habitual and I’m not kidding when I say I ate that Cauliflower Soup 5 days in a row. But Christmas came early for me. Last week I received a BlendTec in the mail! And I feel like a little kid with her new favorite toy. Like how I felt when I’d get my new Barbie house and I didn’t want to leave the house just to play with it…. 

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Paleo Cauliflower Soup with Bacon and Chives

If you’ve ever been to Louisiana or maybe another Southern state, you know that the cold here is a different kind of cold. It’s not like Colorado where the air is dry and brisk. When it gets cold here, the air here is thick, wet and FREEZING. It feels like your insides are freezing, and there’s no other cure but soup and hot beverages. Which is why I made this delicious Paleo Cauliflower Soup last week.This Paleo Cauliflower Soup is perfect for the cold and so delicious.

My eating habits are quite… repetitive. Last week I ate this soup probably 5 out of 7 days, and each day it was just as delicious. Cauliflower soup may sound gross to you, but it really resembles a baked potato soup! Speaking of baked potatoes, I’ve been attempting to add back in some white potatoes in my life. Sooo, I will probably be making a Paleo-ish baked potato soup soon. Who’s excited? … 

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Testimonial Tuesday: Paleo Blogger Plaid and Paleo

I’m still learning what being healthy truly means. I’ve always been thin and fairly active. In high school, I pretty much ate what I wanted because I was working out three hours a day, seven days a week. Sometimes I would worry about my weight and order a salad doused in blue cheese dressing. I had no clue what eating healthy meant, and I wouldn’t learn for a very long time.

Plaid and Paleo In college, I tried to eat “healthy,” but pizza sounds better than salad. After my sophomore year, I decided to go on a low fat diet and work out 4 times a week. I counted every calorie and fat gram. I didn’t eat over 25 grams of fat a day, most of the time even less. I ate so much processed foods. The weight wasn’t coming off so I stepped it up and cut out all red meat and pork. Finally 13 pounds came off in a two week period. I was tinier than I had been in high school. I thought I looked good, but now I realize I was too thin and hit an unmanageable weight. I went back to college and slowly put the weight back on. I didn’t give real thought to my weight or eating healthy for four more years.

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