1153 N Academy Ave, New Braunfels TX 78130

Jan 29th-Feb 3rd

//Jan 29th-Feb 3rd

Jan 29th-Feb 3rd


A recipe for you to try this week.

Hearty and soul-warming paleo chili, loaded with extra veggies and familiar flavors. And here’s the best part…your slow-cooker does most of the work for you on autopilot!

I was craving a steaming bowl of hearty beef chili at the time…but now that beans and cheese were off the menu, I had to get really creative for the paleo version.

That’s why all the veggies in this recipe. They really do help make up for the traditional stuff that got the big paleo heave-ho. Nothing better than healthy, slow-cooked veggies to make it hearty and satisfying.

No beans in this ground beef paleo chili, but lots of veggies! Slow cook in crockpot for about 6 hours. Top with crumbled bacon and diced avocado. Serve hot!

Now before you start to think this recipe must be a vegetarian’s dream, let me set the record straight: there’s some serious meat in this chili! A good 2 pounds is going in the pot (ground beef or turkey – your choice) nicely browned with sautéed garlic and onions.

And what really earns this paleo dish the right to be called a chili is this: the special combination of herbs and spices. There are a lot. But all are very common ingredients you probably have on your spice rack right now.

Now, let’s talk about your taste buds for a second. In particular, your palate’s sensitivity to spicy ingredients…as in jalapeños and cayenne.

easy paleo chili recipe

Here’s why I bring this up…I’ve been told this chili needs: 1) more heat,  2) less heat, or, 3) it’s just about right. Take your pick…opinions differ because taste buds do too,

Not a problem. Here’s how to easily adjust this paleo chili to suit your own personal taste…

If you know you don’t like moderately spicy food, I suggest you omit the cayenne and jalapeño and consider backing off on the chili powder a little too – go with 2 tablespoons instead of 3.

On the other hand, if you were born with an asbestos tongue, then, by all means, crank up the heat – add yet another spicy pepper of your choice and/or sprinkle in extra cayenne.

Follow these basic guidelines and you’ll get your first batch pretty close to perfect. Then the next time you make it, you’ll nail it for sure.

Alright, enough chit-chat. You’re ready to make some awesome chili!


    • 2 lbs. of ground beef or turkey
    • 1 onion, diced
    • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
    • 1 red and 1 green bell pepper, both diced
    • 1 cup of carrots, finely diced
    • 1 cup of celery, diced
    • 1 jalapeno, minced
    • (1) 28-ounce can of crushed or stewed tomatoes
    • (1) 14-ounce can of diced tomatoes
    • (1) 15-ounce can of tomato sauce
    • 3 Tbsp. of chili powder
    • 1 Tbsp. of oregano
    • 1 Tbsp. of basil
    • 2 tsp. of cumin
    • 1 tsp. of salt
    • 1 tsp. pepper
    • 1 tsp. onion powder
    • 1/2 tsp. of cayenne
Garnish (optional but highly recommended!)
  • About 4 strips of cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1 or 2 avocados, diced


  1. Sauté onions and garlic together in a large saucepan over medium heat
  2. Add in ground beef (or turkey) to the saucepan and cook just until browned. Drain excess fat
  3. Transfer the cooked onions, garlic and meat to your crockpot/slow-cooker
  4. Add all the above vegetables and spices (except garnish ingredients) to the crockpot
  5. Give the pot a good stir
  6. Set crockpot to LOW, cover, and slow cook for about 6 hours
  7. Spoon into individual bowls. Garnish with crumbled bacon and avocado slices
  8. Serve hot and enjoy!


Adjust jalepeño, cayenne and chili powder to suit your own personal taste. As written, the recipe is moderately spicy in my opinion. You might want to glance through this post’s comment section for more helpful advice from other paleo cooks. 🙂

(reposted from http://www.paleonewbie.com/paleo-crockpot-chili-recipe)

 CrossFit programming:

Part 1: Work up to
a Heavy 100-m Barbell Carry
Part 2:
Max Effort Ring Row
100-m Barbell Walk (on back)
5 rounds

It’s the start of a new week, so we thought we would kick it off with something a little different! A Back-Rack Barbell Carry. We have
programmed these before, but we understand that if space is an issue, inside or out, that makes it hard to perform. Also for colder climates,
it may not be appropriate or safe to walk outside with a really heavy object on your spine. If you don’t have any of these logistical issues,
great! Otherwise, you can sub the movement for a 1-minute. Back-Rack Static Hold. Get the load off the rack and stand with it for 1 minute.
We haven’t prescribed a load for Part 2, because we want you to base it on what your athletes do with their max carry. They should use
roughly 65-75 percent of that. It will most likely be somewhere between 135-185 lb. for men, and 95-135 lb. for women.



50 Alt. Single-Arm DB Power Snatches (50/35 lb.)

10 Single-Arm DB Push Presses (each arm)
30-sec. DB OH Hold
3 rounds

50 Alt. Single-Arm DB Power Snatches


40 Alt. Single-Arm DB Power Snatches

8 Single-Arm DB Push Presses (each arm)
30-sec. DB OH Hold
3 rounds

40 Alt. Single-Arm DB Power Snatches

New You

30 Alt. Single-Arm DB Power Snatches
8 Single-Arm DB Push Presses (each arm)
20-sec. DB OH Hold
3 rounds
30 Alt. Single-Arm DB Power Snatches

The DB OH Hold is be done holding the dumbbell in both hands overhead. It is 30 seconds of cumulative time, so if they come down to rest, their time stops and they need to complete the time when they go back up. Most people should be able to hold it over their head for 30 seconds each round without breaking.

Back Squats
1 – 1 – 1
Front Squats
3 – 3 – 3
Overhead Squats
5 – 5 – 5

The grand finale for our month of Squatting. A whole session of going heavy across the three different Squatting movements: Back Squat,
Front Squat and Overhead Squat. We want you to attack this as a mini testing day. What we mean by that is testing their Squat as a whole
movement. Yes, they might lift more weight and get a PR, which would be awesome, but we are also interested in how it feels and looks.

For today, rather than going heavy across each set of Squats, we want them to increase the loads across each set. There are a lot of sets to get through, and we want to make sure they are warm and prepped for the first heavy sets, so make sure everyone is ready to go

As a rough guideline for how much rest to take, have them perform a set every 4 minutes, which would put the working sets at around 30 minutes total. This will leave enough time for recovery and to switch out any loads between sets and movements.

Thursday, Febuary 1st


200-m Run
10 Ring Push-ups
15 Deadlifts (155/115 lb.)
Perform every 3 min.
4 rounds


100-m Run
10 Push-ups
10 Deadlifts
Perform every 3 min.
4 rounds

Today’s workout is a classic push-pull combo with a bit of running to start, which gets the heart rate jacked and increases the metabolic intensity! The workout begins with a 200-m run, progresses to 10 Ring Push-ups, and then 15 Deadlifts in sequence. Athletes are to complete these 3 movements within a 3-minute window of time and then repeat for a total of 4 rounds, or 12 minutes of work. Since they are getting a window of time, it’s ideal that the work takes about 2 minutes to complete so athletes can get around 1 minute of rest per round. However, the work will likely creep up on them and rest time will become a bit shorter on the last 2 rounds, which is OK as long as they get at least 30 seconds of rest.

Friday February 2nd.


OH Barbell Lunges (115/75 lb.)
Box Jumps (20 in.)


OH Barbell or Plate Lunges
Step Up and Overs

Happy Groundhog Day! Today, we will be performing a leg-dominant sprint-style workout that will be sure to leave athletes feeling jello legged and with lungs burning. The couplet is comprised of OH Barbell Lunges and Box Jumps: 21 of each, 15 of each, then 9 of each. The OH Barbell Lunges will not only tax the legs, but the OH element taxes the shoulders, upper back, and midline much more as there is an extra element of stabilization. The longer the bar is overhead, the more your upper body is under tension, so movement efficiency is important here to minimize unnecessary fatigue.



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