Monthly Archives: September 2014

Whole30 Recap for Week 3

21 days of Whole30 eating are behind us! This week has flown by and it’s already time to write the Whole30 recap for week 3. How did it go? Does it stay as easy as week 2? You are about to find out.

Whole30 Week 3 Recap! Great recipe ideas if you are doing a Whole30 or even are just trying to eat real food! She did it with a 1 1/2 and 3 1/2 year old too!

Reminder: Who exactly is doing this challenge?

My husband and myself and our 16 month old and 3 1/2 year old. The kids are eating what we eat for the most part but the 16 month old still eats oatmeal for breakfast (no dairy in it though) and on occasion a rice cake. The 3 year old has an option of oatmeal for breakfast, but she’s only had a couple of bites. She used to love oatmeal, but it just hasn’t been her thing lately.

How Did We Feel?

To some it up in one word: Great! Last week was one of the first weeks I’ve had in months where I felt like I was in a good routine – things went smoothly, I was extremely productive, exercised 5 days, and had more energy that normal. It was nice. Hopefully week 4 will be just as productive.

The last couple of days I haven’t cheated but I have noticed that I’ve thought about off plan foods a lot more, and how wonderful some of them sound. That hasn’t happened up until now. 8 more days. We can do it. I’m ready to bake again. :-)

What Did We Eat?

Whole30 Week 3 Recap! Great recipe ideas if you are doing a Whole30 or even are just trying to eat real food! She did it with a 1 1/2 and 3 1/2 year old too!

Crispy baked chicken thighs, paleo breakfast casserole, tex mex paleo casserole, Moroccan chicken, and spinach and chicken topped sweet potatoes.

Breakfasts I like to keep simple. Who really wants to get up earlier to cook? Not me. We made sweet potato boats (okay), paleo breakfast casserole for the second time (my favorite – I’ll be posting the recipe on Friday), scrambled eggs, and sweet and white potato hash browns (sweet potato hash browns are my other favorite breakfast item).

Lunches were once again salads for Shaun and myself and leftover or sweet potatoes for the kids during the week. We also had guacamole and veggies one day. Sunday lunch was a whole roasted chicken served with acorn squash and carrots.

Suppers had some homeruns. The Tex Mex Paleo Casserole was loaded with veggies and had good flavor. The 16 month old inhaled it and even my husband who doesn’t like sweet potatoes said it was good. We had spinach and chicken topped sweet potatoes again, enchilada pasta (no one loved this except the 16 month old), crispy baked chicken thighs (recipes coming next week), and Moroccan chicken (this is the third time we’ve made the recipes – we all love it).

Snacks were kept simple. The easiest Whole30 snack options we’ve found have been dried fruit, nuts, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Frozen grapes make a fabulous treat.

If you want a sneak peak of what we are eating this week, be sure to check out my menu plan. You can also get ideas on my Pinterest account. If you have any favorite Whole30 recipes, be sure to let me know!

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Whole30 Menu Plan and Goals

It’s October this week and there’s less than 3 months into Christmas! Slightly scary. I’m ready for the highs to be in the 60s and 70s but it’s not going to happen in the 10 day forecast. Hopefully it doesn’t go from hot to cold. I’m hoping for a decent amount time of perfect fall weather. :-)

We went to a new corn maze with the kids on Saturday. The liked wondering through the paths for the first half and then it got a little miserable when we were all red and hot with the sun beating down on us. Definitely more enjoyable when it’s 10 degrees cooler. They enjoyed playing in the dried corn pile, riding on the horse tire swings, and going down the slide. It was a fun place to go for little kids.

Whole30 Menu Plan and Goals for our family of 4! Great recipe ideas for anyone.

Last week we seemed to get into a really good rhythm for being productive, staying on top of things, and just over all having a good week. Hopefully it will carry over to this week. Sunday I baked sweet potatoes for the little guy’s lunches, prepped salad stuff for the week, and got the Paleo Breakfast Casserole put together to bake this morning (and we’ll have leftovers for the next several days). A little prep work can go a long ways for having a smooth week.

Whole30 Menu Plan and Goals for our family of 4! Great recipe ideas for anyone.

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken

Suppers:

(There’s a lot of winging it when it comes to meals this week!)

  • Paleo Tex Mex Casserole x 2
  • Spinach and Chicken Stuffed/Topped Sweet Potatoes
  • Beef and Broccoli over Spaghetti Squash x 2
  • Chicken Curry over Spaghetti Squash x 2
  • If we run out of leftovers – chicken salad with homemade mayo

Lunches:

  • Whole roasted chicken with acorn squash and carrots
  • Leftover Moroccan chicken from last week
  • Leftovers and sweet potatoes for the kids
  • Salads for Shaun and myself

Breakfasts

Goals:

  • Continue with pilates and power walking with the double stroller Mon-Fri! (Did it all 5 days last week.) Thinking about signing up for this for extra accountability.
  • Read a couple more chapters in When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself and maybe start another book.
  • Write 3 more posts
  • Work on Bible memory (worked on a few verses last week, going to continue with them)
  • Clean/declutter/organize our bedroom
  • Work on ponytail holders and promotional items for the next craft show

What are you cooking? Any plans for the week?

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Frozen Grapes The Easiest Snack Ever

Frozen Grapes! Such a genius idea and they make the easiest snack ever. Plus, they are Whole30 approved!

I can’t be the only one. I’m sure we’ve all had times we’ve tried to cut back on sweeteners (even honey and maple syrup). Other times wheat or dairy.  We are in the middle of a Whole30 right now, so that means we are doing without all of those.

Sure, things like ice cream and popcorn aren’t a necessary part of our diets but sometimes I just want something cold and refreshing or a snack I can sit down in front of a movie with to munch on. Dried fruit, fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts. All great options but none really have that special snack edge that ice cream does. :-)

I remember discovering this super tasty way to eat grapes years ago when I was in high school and have used it every since. You need to try it! It might sound weird, but it’s sooo good and frozen grapes make the easiest snack ever. (Plus, they are Whole30 approved.)

When grapes go on sale, stock up! By pounds of them. Pick the grapes off the stem and place in a colander. Rinse well and then dump on a towel to dry. Then simply pour them onto rimmed baking sheets in a single layer and stick in the freezer. Once frozen, put in a zipped freezer bag and they’ll be sitting in the freezer waiting for you to fill up a bowl to munch on.

Unlike most fruit, you can eat these straight out of the freezer. No thawing necessary. They are the perfect texture. My husband says they taste like a slushy. :-)

What’s your favorite frozen fruit? Have you had frozen grapes before?

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Frozen Grapes - The Easiest Snack Ever
 
Ingredients
  • Grapes
Instructions
  1. Pick grapes off the stem and put in colander.
  2. Rinse well and pour onto a towel to dry.
  3. Put grapes on rimmed baking sheets in a single layer and place in the freezer.
  4. Once frozen (give it several hours), transfer to zipped storage bags or containers.
  5. Eat directly out of the freezer.

 

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The Secret to Financial Success

The Secret to Financial Success! Sitting down and doing this as a couple and actually following through as made a world of difference. You'll want to start today!

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The secret to financial success?

Have a budget and stick to it! Sure, more money might be nice, but if you don’t know how to budget you’ll never have enough! (I speak from experience. When we’ve had a budget on paper, but not follow through we wasted money and spent more.) 

Why Budget?

Sometimes it can feel like a drag being limited by the cash in your envelope system when you really want to eat out instead of cook or buy the new piece of furniture for your house. It’s important to remember the big picture when you feel those thoughts of remorse and woe is me. You don’t have to say no forever to buying something for your house. Just wait until you have the money for it. You can go out for dinner sometimes, but when the money is gone, it’s gone!

Keep in mind the bigger picture – remember why you are doing what you do.

Budgeting reduces stress! It gives you a freedom you wouldn’t already have. Telling our money where to go and being able to put money aside in savings has been such a blessing over the 8 years of our marriage.Without budgeting and being careful with our money, we wouldn’t have an emergency fund built up. When life happens, as we know it will, we’d be sunk.

As I think back, our marriage started off with immediately paying off my husband’s school loans and car. After that we started saving for purchases and building the savings account for those unanticipated costs.

Over the past 8 years we’ve been thankful for a job with great health insurance. But still, without our savings my 9 day stay in the hospital with severe double pneumonia could have sunk us anyway. When our second car had officially fallen apart, we wouldn’t have been able to purchase a new (to us) vehicle. We had enough for a large down payment on our home and when the foundation needed piers, we were able to have them put in.

Being able to encounter most of what life throws at you without being stressed and worried about where the money is going to come from to pay for yet another thing is so worth it!

Start Today!

The Secret to Financial Success! Sitting down and doing this as a couple and actually following through as made a world of difference. You'll want to start today!

Even if you have debt and feel overwhelmed, today is the perfect time to start taking baby steps! You don’t have to stay burdened by money forever. Sit down and go over your expenses and your income. See where you can save, what you can eliminate entirely to free up even $10, $100, or $1,000 a month. Use that money to build an emergency fund and pay off the debts. It can be done!

Your stress will go down and your happiness will increase as you start living the New American Dream!

Does the idea of budgeting give you a sense of freedom or does it make you feel tied down? I’d love to know how budgeting has been a blessing to you over the years.

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Whole30 Recap for Week 2

Whole30 Week 2 Recap! Great ideas for what to eat on a Whole30 or Paleo diet. Some of my favorites!

Well, two complete weeks of Whole30 eating are now behind us. We are half way done!!! You can find the recap from Week 1 here. This last week definitely felt easy – more of just a way of life. It’s been nice. We didn’t have company or any out of town trips, so all our meals were eaten at home.

Who exactly is doing this challenge?

My husband and myself and our 16 month old and 3 1/2 year old. The kids are eating what we eat for the most part but the 16 month old still eats oatmeal for breakfast (no dairy in it though) and on occasion a rice cake. The 3 year old has an option of oatmeal for breakfast, but I think she’s only had it twice the last two weeks.

Whole30 Week 2 Recap! Great ideas for what to eat on a Whole30 or Paleo diet. Some of my favorites!

The majority of the groceries we bought  this weekend for the next couple of weeks. We need to run to the meat market for a couple of things and I’m sure we’ll be making another small trip to the store before 30 days is up but the majority of the shopping is behind us. 

How did we feel?

This week was awesome compared to the first! Food cravings were gone. I no longer felt the intense urge to eat sugar or dive into a bowl of chocolate. In fact, I have a box of chocolates on my desk at work that was given to me before the Whole30 and I can look at them and not have to fight thinking about how much I want to EAT THEM. :-)

Shaun said that he’s had more energy, not felt as tired, and has not been as hungry. His body has adjusted to eating less and not eating all the carbs he did before. I think I might have had more energy that I otherwise would have, but it’s hard to tell when you are so exhausted from weeks of not sleeping. But I do know, my week felt quite productive and I had enough energy and desire to exercise 4 days.

The one off thing that happened to me during week 2. The kids and I get home around 3 and have a snack. That day I never felt hungry. We visited with a friend for a bit on the way home and arrived around 4. I suddenly felt horrible. My face felt like it was breaking out in a cold sweat and my legs got week. I’d had plenty of water that day, so it wasn’t dehydration. I ate plenty of snacks that afternoon even though I never felt hungry and it went away and hasn’t happened since. It was strange.

What did we eat?

Whole30 Week 2 Recap! Great ideas for what to eat on a Whole30 or Paleo diet. Some of my favorites!

Guacamole, Spaghetti Squash with Marinara, Zucchini Sweet Potato Cakes, Chili Verde, Paleo Breakfast Bowls, Thai Chicken Coconut Soup

Breakfasts consisted of more scrambled eggs, zucchini sweet potato cakes, paleo breakfast bowl (we all loved this recipe and the leftovers tasted great too. I left the bacon out since I couldn’t find any without sugar and I made the “sausage”), and sweet potato hash browns. Except for Friday and Saturdays, the breakfasts need to be something already cooked or that can be make in 10 minutes or fewer (such as scrambled eggs). I don’t want to get up early to make a labor intensive breakfast. We also all have apples or fruit of some kind.

Lunches looked a lot like last week. During the weekdays Shaun and I have big salads and the kids leftovers or sweet potatoes. One day the kids and I ate guacamole with veggies to dip in it. On the weekend we had Paleo Breakfast Bowls (the leftovers of which became breakfast) and leftover Chili Verde.

Suppers were pretty tasty! Thai Chicken Soup that I cooked in the Crockpot, Slow Cooker Chili Verde, Fajitas Whole30 style (sautéed onions and bell peppers and chicken slices topped with lettuce, salsa, and avocado), Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti, Baked Sweet Potatoes topped with shredded chicken, diced bell pepper, and spinach, and leftovers. Sides once again were fruit and roasted veggies.

My top three would have to be the Thai soup, fajitas, and stuffed sweet potatoes. Shaun loved the Chili Verde.

Snacks consisted of nuts, dried fruit, and fresh fruit and veggies

(Don’t forget, I share my menu every Monday! You can see some of what we’ll be eating the next week here.

The Next 7 Days

During days 7-14 I started to try and train myself to not mindlessly snack, even if it’s healthy. If I’m hungry, than consciously get something to eat. I’m going to continue to try and just have snack of nuts and dried fruits in the afternoon (that I put into a bowl instead of eating out the container) and otherwise only if I’m actually hungry.

We are half way done!!! If you have any favorite Paleo/Whole30 recipes, let me know so I can add them to my Pinterest. If you’ve done a Whole30, does it get harder again towards the end?

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Whole30 Menu Plan and Goals

This week flew by. We were busy every day just doing things around the house, keeping up with cooking Whole30 approved food, and general house stuff. I took the kids on power walks in the double stroller several times (man, is that thing a beast to push) and made a trip to the park. It’s also the time of year were we mail tickets for our local concert series association. The envelopes are all printed, stuffed, and ready to be dropped in the mail.

Whole30 Menu Plan and Goals @ From this Kitchen Table

My 15 month old has had two of his eye teeth break through, finally. Hopefully the others will come soon. He’s been waking up several times each night crying. I’m sure that has a little something to do with the crazy exhaustion I feel. I took a nap Sunday afternoon and woke up feeling even more tired. I’m hoping this next week holds at least one night of solid sleep. :-)

Whole30 Menu Plan and Goals @ From this Kitchen Table

Fajitas Whole30 Style

Suppers:

Lunches:

  • Paleo Breakfast Bowls (cooked in a 9×13 pan)
  • Leftover Chili Verde
  • Salads (Shaun and myself)
  • Leftovers, baked sweet potatoes (for the kids)

Breakfast:

If you are looking for more recipes ideas for a Whole30, check out my Pinterest where I have a board I pin all the recipes I want to try! Tomorrow, I’ll be posting my Week 2 recap. (You can find my thoughts from week 1 here.)

Goals:

What are your goals this week? What’s on your menu?

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Frozen Yogurt Pops

Frozen Yogurt Pops - Blueberry or orange from the 100 Days of Real Food Cookbook! They are so good!

Homemade Popsicles are a favorite in our house! They make the perfect sized afternoon snack (even breakfast at times) for my 3 year old. I typically don’t use a recipe, but instead just dump things in the blender and let it whirl away.

A couple weeks ago I talked about one of my new favorite cookbooks, 100 Days of Read Food (you can buy the book on Amazonaffiliate link). The post got long enough I didn’t have a chance to share one of the recipes I tried from it.

Frozen Yogurt Pops - Blueberry or orange from the 100 Days of Real Food Cookbook! They are so good!

My daughter chose what we would make first. She selected these Frozen Yogurt Pops. No Surprise considering she loves the color purple. She helped measure the ingredients, dump them in the blender, and hold the button down. Definitely an easy recipe for the young chef.

This is a snapshot of what a page looks like in the book (there is also a picture that goes with the recipe, such as the one on the top of this post):

Frozen Yogurt Pops - Blueberry or orange from the 100 Days of Real Food Cookbook! They are so good!

Of course we chose the purple option and used all blueberries since that’s what we had and decreased the maple syrup slightly. The half batch filled our 6 little blue Ikea popsicle molds.

The verdict? My daughter voted them a winner! She thoroughly enjoyed them.

Frozen Yogurt Pops - Orange Cream and Mixed Berry
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
 
Ingredients
Orange Cream
  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Mixed Berry
  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • ½ cup maple syrup
Instructions
For the Orange Cream:
  1. Whisk together all the ingredients in a bowl. Pour into popsicle molds and insert sticks. Freeze completely - 4-5 hours or overnight.
For the Mixed Berry:
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and insert sticks. Freeze completely - 4-5 hours or overnight.

What’s your favorite popsicle combination?

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Being Kind Counts

Being kind matters and the little acts that we do throughout our day really do make a difference. There is a campaign going on right now called Being Kind Counts, encouraging us all to be kind and spread the message.

Being Kind Counts! You can be kind and make a difference - even on a budget of $0.

It can be easy to become overwhelmed thinking that acts of kindness need to be big and glorious or cost money to mean anything. Sure, those things do make a difference and are a great way to show kindness but they aren’t the only way. Sometimes the small and heartfelt things can mean just as much to someone. Being kind doesn’t have to cost money! It can be done on a budget of any size.

There might be times when your act of kindness isn’t even noticed. That’s okay too. We don’t serve and give to be noticed and acknowledged.

An example of a small way to show kindness is doing something you shouldn’t have to do.

I’m speaking from experience here. Last week I had two such situations arise. There was a shower at our church Sunday afternoon. Two staff member spouses hosted the shower. That means things should be cleaned up well, right? Well, I walked into work (church) Monday morning and dirty dishes were piled on the counter, the sinks needed rinsed out of cake debris, and the counters cleared off. I ignored it. I ignored it all the way up until Thursday when I was fewer than 2 hours away from being done with work for the week. This campaign crossed my mind and I decided to be kind and bless the hostess of the shower (even though they’d never know it) and also bless the lady who would walk into church early Sunday morning to make breakfast for everyone. #beingkindcounts

The second time was similar, only it occurred in our home. My husband takes food for lunch everyday and typically brings home the containers everyday or two. The rule kind-of is, if you stock pile dirty containers for a week or more, I’m not going to be the one to clean them. They get gross and stinky so he washes them when he lets them pile up. Well, one night Shaun came home with a Wal-Mart sack full of containers and set it beside the sink and said he’d wash them. They sat there several hours, maybe even overnight. All I know is they didn’t didn’t even move out of the sack, instead they were taking up valuable counter space. I was cleaning up the rest of the kitchen and putting away dishes and was about to go and request that Shaun wash them but I didn’t. Once again I remembered this campaign and sucked it up and decided to wash them instead. #beingkindcounts

This week as you are going about your normal life, I challenge you to look for little (and big) ways that you can bless those around you and show kindness even if it will never be noticed. After you do your deeds, pass the challenge on to two other people and keep the momentum going! You can go to Being Kind Counts and submit your good deed and read about the others.

Being Kind Counts! You can be kind and make a difference - even on a budget of $0.

What good deeds have you done recently? Any in mind that you are going to do this week?

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Whole30 Recap for Week 1

Whole30 Week 1 Recap! What we ate, how we felt, and more! WE SURVIVED!!!

It’s time for our first Whole30 recap – we have the first week under our belts. Kind-of. My husband’s parents came to town for 3 days and we ate out a couple of times. My choices weren’t bad, but weren’t Whole30 compliant either. I know you aren’t supposed to do that on a 30 day challenge, especially so soon in, but I was tired of waiting for a perfect time and decided going in that this weekend would be an exception. The rest of the time, I’m geared up for no cheating.

Whole30 Week 1 Recap! What we ate, how we felt, and more! WE SURVIVED!!!

Our first grocery store run for 2 weeks. We made a couple of small trips for things after this. A Whole30 isn’t cheap, folks!

I forgot to take measurements before we started. If I remember, I’ll do it today. Shaun and I both weighed ourselves, though, so we’ll see what happens there at the end of 30 days.

Who exactly is doing this challenge?

My husband and myself and loosely our 16 month old and 3 1/2 year old. They are eating what we eat for the most part but are still having oatmeal and a few other things like that.

How did we feel?

I’ll be honest. The first three days were horrible! I was tired, wanted sugar and wheat, and was just blah. Day number 4 was better. I still found myself constantly hungry. After we had a couple of off plan meals this weekend, I found myself feeling overly full and kind-of bloated and meh for the first time.

Whole30 Week 1 Recap! What we ate, how we felt, and more! WE SURVIVED!!!

Crispy Italian Chicken, Sweet Potato Hashbrowns, White Potato Hashbrowns, and Sausage Sage Cauliflower Soup

What did we eat?

Breakfasts consisted of eggs (only scrambled so far), homemade hashbrowns with bell pepper and onion (sweet and white potato), fruit salad with coconut and nuts, and whole fruit. One observation when it comes to breakfast, only fruit doesn’t cut it even if I add in the nuts. I know I said day  number 4 was better and that’s true except for in the morning when that’s all I had for breakfast. I felt gross and nauseous and starving in very little time. I’m sure it must have been from a breakfast that was so high in sugar and little fat or protein.

Lunches Shaun and I had big salads and we let the kids finish up all the off plan leftovers (I didn’t want to have to throw them away)

Suppers we made a couple soups (I found those to be super yummy and easy to both put together and make Whole30 approved), tacos in lettuce shells, and crispy chicken legs. Side dishes were always fruit, raw vegetables, or oven roasted vegetables (including my first go at sweet potato fries).

Cheats. When my in-laws were here we had some on plan meals (that I made at home – all the breakfasts and some of the other meals) and a couple that weren’t. I tried to pick better options though – a broth based turkey and rice soup, chicken fajita salad with salsa for the dressing (and no wheat anywhere), and skipped the dessert entirely when they got a Dairy Queen snack on our trip to the fair. Shaun’s choices weren’t quite so healthy (burrito with cheese sauce, wrap, and hamburger), but he says that being on the Whole30 made him eat a little less and kept him from getting Dairy Queen as well.

Snacks consisted of almonds, fruit, vegetables, and one day even an afternoon sweet potato that the kids and I shared.

(You can find links to some of the recipes on last week’s menu plan.)

I’m looking forward to seeing how week number 2 goes being 100% on plan.

If you’ve done a Whole30, how did your first week go?

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Whole30 Menu Plan and Goals

I completely jinxed myself last week. The last good nights sleep my little guy had was last Monday and ever since then has been rough going. Well, one night was just a two time wake up but other than that, let’s not talk about it. Oh, and the quiet weekend I was looking forward to? My husband’s parents called last Monday to see if they could come a week early. So they came Thursday evening and left Sunday night. It was a fun weekend – did some sight seeing in Oklahoma City, went to the county fair, and hung out in town but it definitely wasn’t a weekend of nothing. Maybe I can hope for that this week. :-)

Whole30 Menu Plan and Goals for this week @ From this Kitchen Table

In all seriousness, I really do think this week will be a quiet one. I’m looking forward to lots of sleeping, evening walks in the beautiful cooler weather, and maybe a movie night with a friend.

Tomorrow, I’m going to write a little about our first week of Whole 30 (and our cheat so early in the game) and share a couple of food pictures. An e-book that came up searching for recipes was Well Fed – it’s all paleo recipes. Well, Well Fed 2 is part of The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle.

Whole30 Menu Plan and Goals for this week @ From this Kitchen Table

 

If you are needing meal planning inspiration, be sure to check out the Real Food Recipes section of the Healthy Living Bundle. There’s also an entire section of books with recipes for special diets! Of course, there are also book on essential oils, natural skin and body care, fitness and great e-courses and bonuses that are a part. Today is the last day you can purchase the bundle, so be sure to check it out!

Suppers:

  • Whole Chicken, roasted veggies, potato wedges, and watermelon
  • Taco Salad
  • Leftover Veggie Beef Soup
  • Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (thinking stuffed with sauteed spinach and chicken)
  • Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti
  • Fajita Bowls
  • Leftovers

Lunches:

  • Veggie Beef Soup
  • Grilled Chicken and Vegetables
  • Salads for Shaun and myself, leftovers or sweet potatoes for the kids

Breakfasts:

  • Scrambled eggs with spinach, mushrooms, bell peppers, and onions
  • Homemade hashbrowns with onions and bell peppers
  • Maybe try a zucchini cake or carrot sweet potato cake

Snacks:

  • Fruits, Veggies, nuts

Goals:

  • I don’t think I read once last week, so I’d love to get some reading done.
  • Whole 30 week two with no cheats
  • Exercise. Continue redoing the #mindbodymat 3 week pilates challenge go on a few family walks, and maybe try to jog a couple of days.
  • Actually blog :-)
  • Continue in my Jonah study and Bible memory


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