Judy Genova's Menu Suggestions

Judy Genova's Menu Suggestions

Here's a typical breakfast for me:

2 free range eggs - lightly scrambled in unrefined coconut butter or organic butter
2 cups steamed dark leafy greens (mustard, collards, brocolli)
2-4 ounces steamed yam topped with small amount of butter or boiled plaintains with butter
1 tsp. Carlson's Cod Liver oil or Flax oil drizzled on greens
1 organic kiwi, or 1/2 organic orange
1 cup green tea

I can go 5 hours on this meal, and then usually want a not so big lunch. (maybe bowl of chicken soup cooked with cartilage, carrots, dill, parsnips, chicken meat), or can of sardines, 1/2 avocado and apple.


4-6 ounces meat or fish (either stew, broiled, baked)
Cucumbers, tomato and onion salad with olive oil and lemon sautéed eggplant, or some cooked veggie with butter or oil (asparagus, brussel sprouts, etc.) or maybe cooked in canned coconut milk (carrot, cauliflower, taro root curry).

organic apple slices with raw organic almond butter or mango slices and banana with warmed coconut milk and cardamon

I recommend going to your local butcher and getting free beef marrow and shoulder bones and boiling them to make stock. Freeze stock in ziplock bags, and you will have the basis for lots of great, nutritious soups and stews. You can also freeze the stock into ice cube trays. Then, anytime you cook the kids veggies, just pop out a cube or too, and you can sneak lots of nutrients into their food. Sneaky is the key!!!!!!

I do not recommend a low carb approach to paleo. Its not worked for me, and I know it certainly doesn't work for active kids. The way you will keep your kids from being unhappy and feeling deprived is to give them lots of fat. Don't be afraid of meat fat or chicken skins or coconut butter as long as its from organic sources. Egg yolks should be dark orange. Butter from grass fed cows is dark yellow. Fat on a grass fed cow is dark yellow. Eat guacamole. Avocados are a great source of healthy fat.
Kids who are fat deficient will instinctively look all day long for missing essential fatty acids (as will their adult counterparts!). That's why most people snack all day on empty calories.....

Learn to make delicous smoothies. I use a whole mango (peeled), 1 banana, 1/2 cup canned coconut milk, 1/2 fresh squeezed lemon juice, 1 TB raw almond butter. You can sneak a raw egg into this for your kids. You can also sneak Cod Liver oil into it. Carlsons is the best. The lemon flavored is the least offensive I've ever had, and many on the paleo list will concur.

By Judy Genova. Posted to the PaleoRecipe Mailing List, Oct. 2001