Weekend Homework, Reaching your potential, MEATBALLS!


6 Days in to the September Nutritional Challenge – how are you doing?  Things should be somewhat normalling now…  The hardest thing may be figuring out what to eat, the prep and then making it.  Eating healthy takes time and energy.  Have you found any good recipes?  Particularly breakfast idea – please share them on the FB page!  Needing some extra inspiration?  Here is a great article I found on FastCompany.com:  6 Simple Rituals to Reach Your Potential Every Day.

Here is this weekend homework:

3 min AMRAP Burpees (AMRAP = as many reps as possible)

3 min AMRAP Sit-ups

3 min AMRAP Squats

3 min AMRAP Push-ups

rest 3 min, AND repeat!

Asain Meatballs www.nomnompaleo.com

Gather the following ingredients to make 36 meatballs in 30 minutes:tumblr_inline_mg5ytxRfHa1qdei8m

  • 8 medium fresh shiitake mushrooms, minced
  • 1 medium shallot, minced
  • ¾ cup minced sweet potato
  • 2 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1½ tablespoons Paleo-friendly fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly-ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil


Here’s what you do:

Line a baking sheet with foil, and preheat the oven to 375°F. In the meantime, finely mince the mushrooms, shallot, sweet potato, and cilantro and toss it all into a large bowl.

Add the ground beef, fish sauce, and tomato paste, and season with salt and pepper.

Thoroughly combine the ingredients but don’t overwork the meat.

Melt the coconut oil, and brush it on a foil-lined baking sheet.

Use your hands to roll out three dozen meatballs, and arrange them on the baking sheet. Each meatball should be about 1½ inches in diameter.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, rotating the tray at the midpoint to ensure even cooking.

Plate and serve immediately, or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.