Veggie-ful Paleo Chili

28 Sep

This morning, Matt talked me into doing G.I. Jane at 4:30am. Yeah, thats early.

G.I. Jane is oddly my favorite WOD. 100 burpee pull-ups (yes, thats one move, burpee, into a pull-up). I hate burpees as much as the next person, and I REALLY hate pull-ups. But the “scaling” for this is a sort of jumping pullup. Basically I can pull myself up if my arms are not completely locked out at the bottom. Still very painful, but obviously not a hard. I finished in 10:54 (about a MINUTE before Matt!!! Woop)
*Here’s the proof*

Got my ass kicked this am by my gf  in GI Jane! Great job darling!   !
**He did it on a higher bar!
After yesterday’s killer pull-up WOD, and Tuesday’s pull-up infested WOD, and now G.I. Jane….I feel like my arms might fall off.
The Paleo Chili was good!
As promised, here’s the recipe 🙂

Veggie-ful Paleo Chili 

(pics to come later!!)

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 yellow onion (chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 lb lean ground beef (grass-fed if possible!)
  • 1-2 tbsp chili powder (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 15oz can tomato sauce 
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped 
  • 3 carrots, sliced (1/2 in slices?)
  • (other veggie suggestions- sweet potato, jicama, squash, peppers…)
  • 1 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
1- Heat oil in a large pot, then add onion and garlic. Let cook for about 2 minutes
2- Add beef and cook until it’s no longer pink.
3- Add everything else! Let cook for about an hour and a half on low (make sure you stir occasionally and check the added veggies to make sure they’re soft)
4- Taste, add salt, pepper, chili powder as needed. Then eat!!!
Tastes really good over a coconut flour biscuit! Also, would be good served over spaghetti squash.
Before I sign off for the weekend (it’s Friday people!!!) …
First, I found the most amazing paleo approved dessert topping….I can’t wait to tell you about it next week! (I literally sang “Almost Paradise” as I licked my spoon after making this)
Second, It’s my Daddy’s 50th birthday today!! 
Yep, I made him try CrossFit when he visited me.
I’ll be 25 in a few months, which means I’ll be exactly half his age! Which I realized this morning, means he was 25 when I was born (lots of work going on in my head today) I couldn’t imagine having 2 kids right now. My parents are crazy people 🙂
Last, tomorrow marks 1 week until my first CrossFit competition and Sunday we are doing our CrossFit total! I can’t wait to see how I do!
Happy weekend everyone!

8 Responses to “Veggie-ful Paleo Chili”

  1. Jenna September 28, 2012 at 2:54 pm #

    Way to rock the 4:30am workout!!! You go, girl!! Your chili looks fabulous too! Spa love!

  2. strawb3rries September 28, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    Ew i hate pullups and burpees! Whoever intented burpee pullups is a jerkface. I've never done that WOD, but I'm pretty sure it would take me a billion years:) nice work!

  3. Abby September 28, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    Okay, burpee pull ups?! Girl you rock! That sounds like it might kill me! Hahaa. 😉

  4. KatSnF September 28, 2012 at 3:48 pm #

    Awesome job girl! and happy birthday Dad! SPA ❤

  5. kcb1216 September 28, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

    I love getting my workout in early! energy the rest of the day! (I do go to bed before 10 most nights!)

  6. kcb1216 September 28, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

    AGREED! ugh such an awful idea…but for some reason its kinda fun?

  7. kcb1216 September 28, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

    haha its not THAT bad, i swear!!!

  8. kcb1216 September 28, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

    thanks! <3SPA

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