Sizzlin’ Summer Steak

Since I am already picturing summer in my head, I have been craving some steak.

There’s nothing more relaxing than hanging outside with your loved ones chatting away with a light, warm summer breeze. Summer is my favorite season (as if you hadn’t noticed) because I love that I can finally have a break from school, so there’s no stress about homework, papers, or finals.

In the summer my schedule is unpredictable, actually even calling it a schedule is wrong, I like to NOT plan my day and go with the flow; it’s my chance to be spontaneous.

I am making my goal to be more adventurous for the upcoming summer.

What’s your goal for the summer?

Anyway…back to the steak! 

When choosing steak I go with the leanest cut, but I also enjoy those with nice marbling (fat going through the steak that resembles a marble or marble counter tops, I know the last one is a weird comparison, bear with me).

Then I season it with McCormick’s Fiery Pepper seasoning because it’s my favorite! It gives the steak amazing color, and flavor.

After seasoning I hand it off to the guys so they can grill it. I’ve had a bad experience with grills involving burnt eyelashes (hint, hint).

Can you say A-MAZING!

Can you say A-MAZING! Photo Credit: Foodie Zully

Once it’s done, you’ll want to wait until you cut it so the natural juices stay inside and keep the meat nice and juicy.

This was my brother's plate. I gobbled down mine before I could snap a picture.

This was my brother’s plate. I gobbled down mine before I could snap a picture.

Stay sizzlin’ friends,

Foodie Zully

 

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Eating Out Tips

It may seem difficult to continue eating paleo while everyone else eats what they please. You may feel left out, or want to give up, but you don’t have to be so hard on yourself. If you plan on sticking to primal eating there are options for you.

Most restaurants will offer some sort of veggie medley, and meat whether it is pork, chicken, steak, or even fish.

Tips for ordering meat:

  • Ask for grilled, or baked.
  • Beware of key words such as “fried” as it contains unnecessary fat and excess salt.
  • You can also ask for no sodium on your dishes since salt and pepper are usually always available in one’s table. This will allow you to control the amount of salt you consume.
  • SAY NO TO SAUCE : Sauces are a little tricky as well because many are made with heavy creams, loads of cheese, and salt. It’s okay to ask for no sauce or asking for it on the side, again, taking control of what you intake.
  • Skip out on the bread, and chips, and instead order a small salad or a healthy appetizer.
  • I always ask for water with my meals, you can also request a lemon for flavoring.
  • If this seems like too much effort, do not feel guilty for indulging in a cheat meal. I do my best to strictly eat paleo, but sometimes life gets in the way and I have found that after eating a non-paleo meal, I remember the reasons why I began eating paleo. Yes, cheat meals are delicious, but you also don’t want to un-do the progress you’ve made by allowing a cheat meal to become a cheat-week (I’ve been guilty of this and I hope I’m not the only one).
Picture by: The Naptime Chef

Picture by: The Naptime Chef

Point is, there are ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle while keeping one’s goals in mind, but it’s also important to not exclude yourself from socializing with friends or family due to your dietary restrictions (you don’t want to be that person). I hope this was a bit helpful and remember you are in control.