{Friday Musings} My Paleo Family

Last weekend, I drove up to Vermont to visit my Mom and Dad.

I love my VT visits for a bunch of  reasons.

I grew up in the boons. It’s nice to take a break from sidewalks and store 24 and walk in the woods behind my mom’s house.

photo(8) And to ford rivers a la Oregon Trail.

photo(9) I love visiting my parents because they’re my parents…and good friends.

I also love visiting them because they cook me delicious Paleo foods.

photo(3) You see, both my mother and father (and step mother…although perhaps reluctantly or by default) are Paleo Parents.

They’re all down with Paleo.

And no, I didn’t push them into it. They all discovered this way of eating on their own.

Okay. I may have supplied some books and support.

But I believe that things like true lifestyle changes have to happen on one’s own time.

They can’t be forced.

One has to be ready and open to possibility.

Yes, you can offer support and provide resources…

But the actual change has to happen on its own to stick.

And that’s exactly what happened with my parents.

My Dad is a Paleo chef extraordinaire.

He cooks recipes that I would never touch– recipes with lots of ingredients and chopping and stuff (like the scrambled eggs with lox pictured above.)

He also made me the most delicious Paleo Fried Chicken from Paleo Comfort Foods.

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Over the weekend, my Mom and I went out to dinner.

To a new restaurant in my hometown.

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New restaurants are a big deal.

Now there are a total of four restaurants in town, methinks.

photo(5) And I got a giant Delmonico steak.

photo(6) It was CRAZY delicious. I’m obsessed.

The love of food and cooking is something I definitely inherited from my Parents.

Because I love to cook too…duh.

photo(7) In fact, I made them each their own batch of Chicken Liver Pate.

Anyhoo.

The point of this post is that I’m lucky to have such healthy Parents.

I’m lucky to have Parents who value their health and feel comfortable taking care of themselves through choosing whole foods most of the time.

What about you? Are your Parents Paleo? Are you a Paleo Mom or Pop? Feel free to share in the comments below.

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2 Responses to {Friday Musings} My Paleo Family

  1. Melissa June 1, 2013 at 8:33 AM #

    I’m a mom who is Paleo but my husband/son aren’t on board yet. One day!

  2. Jaffney June 3, 2013 at 2:15 PM #

    My mom is paleo after struggling with diets and her weight for years. She has lost 65+ pounds in one year of Paleo and CrossFit. She said this has put her on her path to “a second chance at life.” More important than the weight loss — I’ve seen her whole outlook on life change. She now feels empowered instead of powerless.

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