Halfway there!! How are you doing? Are things getting any easier for you? Surprisingly, week 2 was a bit harder for me than week 1. I struggled more with temptation, and really wanted to snack. A lot. It probably doesn’t help that I discovered how to make the best almond butter I’ve had (that isn’t […]
I remember, as a kid, I hated asparagus. I could not for the life of me understand why my mom liked it so much. She was adamant that you needed to get the skinny asparagus for it to taste good, but I didn’t care, I just wasn’t having it. The funny thing is that although […]
Oh man, this past week has made me extremely aware (more than usual, somehow) that food prep is so incredibly important on a Whole30. I mean, I always knew this, I practice it often, but something about this past week has just hammered it home. Now that the holidays are over, traveling has come to […]
You know what’s the best? Healthy treats. I’m not talking about healthier versions of treats, but actually food that is indulgent and healthy. Yes, they do exist. This chia pudding is one such example. Just check out the ingredients: Not an added sweetener in sight, just the sweetness from the ripe bananas Healthy fats from […]
When I first had kids, I never imagined the following conversation would take place in my kitchen: R: “What are you making mom?” Me: “Broccoli.” L: “Ooh, broccoli! Are you making enough for us?” K: “I want some.” Me: Puts some broccoli on their plates when it’s ready All of them: “This is so good, […]
Hurray! You’ve made it past week 1 and are still here with me! Typically, the first week is always the most difficult (for me anyway), so getting over that hurdle is quite the accomplishment. The detox/carb flu stage can be rough, depending on how your diet was prior to starting the Whole30, so it may […]
Ground beef is one of those ingredients that I like to keep on hand in the freezer for a “just-in-case” night. I don’t usually go beyond the basics when cooking with it, never really venturing out of my comfort zone. It’s either burgers, tacos, casseroles, or meatloaf. Sometimes meatballs, but those are really just mini […]
During the last week of December 2014, our family took a little vacay to Jackson Hole, WY. We’d never been and were hoping to hit up Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. Well, 1 out of 2 isn’t so bad. Due to it being winter and all, the south entrance to Yellowstone was […]
I’ll be honest, I’m not really one of those New Year’s “resolutions” type of people. I prefer to just set healthy goals year-round, not limiting myself to waiting for a specific time of year to start fresh. Time is relative and why should we bother waiting for the “right” time to start over? But all […]
Ever have one of those days? You know the one where even opening your eyes in the morning is a struggle?
You get soap in your eyes, and forget to shave the other leg? Traffic on the way to work is especially brutal and you hit every stop light. You forget your lunch at home, and the internet is down at work. Everything is a battle and a crisis. One of those days that you wish you could just stay in bed? Or hide under your desk and eat delicious paleo treats (cookies or brownies).
I have no idea where this summer is going. Things started off so smooth and fun, then our camper broke (I know!), we got a large project for work that stresses me out every now and then, family visited, my kitchen has been in a perpetual state of yuck, and I’ve been working on a […]
Guess what today is? One year ago today, I created my Facebook page. I launched my website on April 9, 2013 (whoops, forgot about that anniversary until just now), and only after receiving quite a few emails asking about a Facebook page did I decide to go ahead and do it, just for fun. Well, […]
A friend recently told me that my children were “freakish” (in the nicest way possible of course). Why did she say this? Because I told her they like, actually they love, Brussels sprouts. Which I can see as making perfect sense, since I certainly would have never eaten them as a kid, and it’s not necessarily […]
A couple weeks ago, I was feeling a bit under the weather. I developed a cough that just wouldn’t go away, which resulted in a sore throat and extremely painful abs (although I assume there is a lovely six-pack under there somewhere by now). The old me was super craving some chicken noodle soup. It’s […]