Today’s real food journal comes from Sara of Edible. Sara eats a primarily "paleo" diet, meaning she stays away from grains, beans, sugar, and most dairy.

In her own words…

I follow a Paleo/Primal diet for my health in general, but also to lose weight. The rules I follow are not as restricted as some Paleolithic diets are. I do eat some dairy and cured meats, I drink wine and will indulge in chocolate occasionally. One meal per month I eat whatever I want. The way I see it, the goal of eating this way is to maximize the benefits of a Paleolithic lifestyle, not to torture yourself. 

Sara’s Food Journal


  • 1 cup organic shade-grown coffee, with 1 T. cream
  • ¼ cup macadamia nuts
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 liter cold water 


Mediterranean Salad

  • 5 ounces leftover chicken
  • 3 cups mixed organic baby greens (heavy on the Arugula, which I LOVE!)
  • ½ cup cubed cucumber
  • ½ cup organic cherry tomatoes
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1 T. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped mixed fresh herbs (Rosemary, oregano, lemon thyme) 

Hot mint tea



  • 1 small apple
  • 1 ounce coppa salumi
  • 1 liter cold water



Thank you, Sara, for sharing your food journal.

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