Who’s Hungry?


I’m starving at this precise moment in time, so that’s probably why I’m writing a recipe post.  What I’m truly craving is some sort of comfort food, like Shepherd’s Pie…  So I went and dug up a Paleo version of this old time staple from Lisa’s Nutrition Blog website.

Paleo Shepherd’s Pie

16oz. Ground Buffalo (you could use ground turkey, beef, etc…)

12oz. Parsnips (peeled and grated)

8oz. Zucchini (sliced)

3oz Mushrooms

1/2 cup Onion

1/4 cup Fresh Cilantro (finely chopped)

2 Green Onions (chopped)

1/2 cup Celery (sliced)

1 Slice Bacon

8 Egg Whites

1 tbsp Olive Oil

1/2 tsp Onion Powder

1/2 tsp Sea Salt

1 tsp Celery Salt

1 tbsp Tuscan Sunset (apparently this is an Italian Seasoning from “Penzy’s Spice Co.”…??? So do your best to come up with an alternative spice option!)

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Peel and grate the parsnips in a food processor. Mix with the onion powder, salt and olive oil, set aside.

Cook the bacon slice, remove and keep the bacon fat to saute the zucchini, mushrooms and celery.

Saute the onions, ground buffalo, Tuscan Sunset, celery salt and pepper to taste.

Drain the meat of any liquid, combine with the sauteed vegetable mixture and mix thoroughly. Let cool for a few minutes.

Combine 4 egg whites with the finely chopped cilantro and mix into the meat and vegetable mix. Combine the other 4 egg whites with the parsnip mixture.

Coat an 8×8 pan with olive oil. Pour in the meat and vegetable mixture, then cover with the parsnip mixture.z

Bake in the 450 degree oven for 25-30 minutes or until top starts to brown.

Serve and enjoy!

(Now if only I can convince someone to make this for me and courier it over to my house in the next half an hour…. 🙂 )

Today’s Workout

Buy-in: Power Clean (from floor) – 5×3.  Work up to a heavy triple on the last two sets.  If new to this movement, work with your coach to break it down and refine technique.

WOD:  Topsy

4 rounds for time of:

  • 10 hspu (girls to 1 abmat)
  • 15 kettlebell swings (30-35, 45-55)
  • 20 double unders

Zone 3 – scale hspu as needed (but still inverted)

Zone 2 – substitute regular pushups for hspu, sub single skips (3x)

Zone 1 – scale as needed

GAMES PREP – step up and use a heavier kettlebell – 45-55lb for girls, 70lber for guys (take turns or stagger starts)

This WOD is a good opportunity to work on your hspu’s… get inverted if you are comfortable and go for it.

Cash-Out: foam roll and lacrosse ball upper back and shoulders


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