Wednesday, November 28, 2012

WOD- 5 RFT of:
– 12 Push Press 95/65
– 200m Run
– 8 Snatches 95/65

Let’s talk Paleo! What is a Paleo diet? A Paleo diet, also known as paleolithic diet or caveman diet, is all about natural foods to help achieve great health and a perfect physique. The human body evolved for more than 2 million years with the food found in nature: game meat, fish, vegetables, wild fruits, eggs and nuts. The human race was thriving on this diet high in animal fat and proteins and low in carbohydrates, but things changed when we introduced unnatural foods to our bodies. Paleo diets are based on a simple premise—if the cavemen didn’t eat it, you shouldn’t either. So long to refined sugar, dairy, legumes, and grains (this is pre-agricultural revolution); hello to meat, fish, poultry, fruits, and veggies.

For more information about this diet, check out this article here.

Want to give it a try? Here’s a great recipe from Erin at Chicago CrossFit:

Prosciutto-Wrapped Cod with Basil

Recipe by CrossFit Chicago- Erin O’Brien

4 servings

4 cod filets (each about 4-6 ounces)
4 slices of prosciutto
1 small bunch basil, chopped finely
½ lemon
Olive oil

Prepare grill.

In a small bowl, combine the chopped basil, zest and juice of half a lemon and one tablespoon of olive oil. Stir to combine.

Pat the cod filets dry. Season each filet with pepper and top with one tablespoon of the basil mixture. Gently wrap each cod filet with a slice of the prosciutto, overlapping the prosciutto ends so the slice sticks together.

Place each filet on the prepared grill and grill until the first side of the prosciutto is slightly charred (about 5 minutes). Gently turn the filets over and grill on the second side until the prosciutto is slightly charred and each filet is cooked through completely (approximately another 5 minutes). Alternative, the prosciutto-wrapped filets could be baked at 350F until prosciutto is a bit crispy and cod is cooked through (about 25 minutes). Enjoy!