Day 10

Ack!  I am so frustrated by all of the sugar in coconut and almond milk – it seems that every coffee house uses them.  Am I really only safe with black coffee when I’m out?  So sad!  In addition, my former love for “bullet proof coffee” has waned.  I’ve started to veer more towards tea….

Day 5-7

Oops, I got behind!  These are the menus from days 5-7. Day 5 Menu Breakfast – Taco meat, scrambled with egg and a red pepper Lunch – Taco salad Dinner – Steak and Squash Salad Day 6 Menu Breakfast – Skipped (not recommended) Lunch – Deconstructed pork and shrimp gyoza Dinner – Deconstructed pork and shrimp…

Day 8

As I was making my lunch today, thinking about the colors in my salad and how they would look in a photo, I was thinking about how much my life regarding food has changed in the past two months. I thought I was eating somewhat heathy, I thought I just had a snacking problem –…

Steak and Squash Salad

This recipe is a bit of work at first glance, but it is really to the table in 30 minutes and reuses some dishes so you don’t have so much dirty stuff to wash up and then end of your gorgeous, satisfying and delicious meal! Ingredients: 2 (5-ounce) grass-fed sirloin steaks  2 ½ cups organic broccoli, florets …

Garlic Ranch Dressing

I always dread getting out my food processor. Yes, it works great, but I hate cleaning it.  If I hand wash it, the thing takes up my entire drying towel & if I put it into the dishwasher, it takes the better part of the top rack.  This was especially a problem when we only…

Day 4

Short post today, it was a busy day – with chores this morning and a trip to my in-laws that lasted the whole day.  It was a fun day with a big game of Jenga & lots of grandma & grandpa time for my daughter (which mean a big time break for me which I…

Day 3 – Cravings

I couldn’t for the life of my figure out why yesterday felt so tough! Other than an occasional glass of wine or a treat, I’ve been living the Whole 30 lifestyle since April 10th! I kept wanting to snack yesterday, even when I wasn’t hungry, I couldn’t keep my mind off of it! I finally felt better after eating a good dinner last night! This morning I had an “aha” moment… I didn’t eat breakfast yesterday! Take my advice, don’t skip a meal!!

Burgers with Egg Salad & Brussel Sprouts

Do you ever feel like you start down a path to dinner and it just explodes on you?  Not in a mess so much as just over preparing food.  I planned to make turkey burgers tonight, but I’ve been wanting to snack so badly today so I thought I’d be sure to prepare a veggie,…

Day 2

I’m struggling here – I’m not feeling well and it’s hard for me to eat right when I don’t feel good.  I’ve had a double whammy hit me – I have a nasty cold with a runny nose and cough, plus I also have serious menstrual cramps.  Between the two, I am having a hard…

I’m sick! And other bone broth thoughts…

I grew up with homemade chicken broth and I occasionally make it myself (if we’ve roasted a chicken or had turkey, etc) but I’m guilty of mostly using the store bought stuff. I thought I was buying a quality broth using Pacific brand Chicken Broth/Stock. After making my own, I was SHOCKED to find out that Pacific and most other brands puts some form of sugar into their broth. I have since bought Pacific Bone Broth, but it is not easy to find – I’ve only found it at Whole Foods in our area. I’ve located bones and have since been making my own more regularly!

Monthly Meal Planning

The secret is out, okay, that’s not much of a secret I admit… but I plan an entire month of meals at once.  Yes, it takes a while but it is totally worth the effort!  I plan breakfasts, lunches and dinners in a google spreadsheet with a column for groceries.  My meals often shift around…

The Night Before

Well, this is it, I’m ready to start my 2nd Whole 30 tomorrow. I love Whole 30, seriously L-O-V-E it! I have done practically every weight loss program there is and for the first time, I feel that I’m just feeding my body good foods…..