Favorite Recipe Friday: Easy Roasted Vegetables

Roasting vegetables will change your life! I tossed some of my favorite veggies together with some spices and oil and popped them in the oven. Magic happened, and in 40 minutes I had crispy-tender, decadent morsels of nutrition. Ingredients: 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into small cubes 1 c. mushrooms, sliced 2 carrots, peeled […]

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Crockpot Chicken Tikka Masala

Reasons I love this recipe: Tastes SOO good. Chicken melts in my mouth. Super easy. Crockpot doesn’t overheat apartment in the warm months. I usually have most of these ingredients on hand. Garam masala was not an everyday spice for me, so I made a special order. It was totally worth it because I LOVE […]

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Whole30 Finale: Wins & Recipes

I made it through Whole30! What an experience. I was pretty strict, and I was surprised to learn how much self-control I have. The day after finishing my Whole30, I went through a Non-scale Victories checklist. I found: I was less anxious. This was the biggest win for me! I was more in control over […]

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Whole30 Week 3: Gotta Keep Going

Like that photo? ↑ That’s me with my Tiger Blood this week. Well maybe not quite. I’m still battling my Sugar Dragon. I had days where I felt great and had energy. Then there were days where my stomach hurt, I broke out, and my brain was foggy. I’m disappointed that each day isn’t awesome, but I […]

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Whole30 Week 2: Why Am I Doing This?

This second week of Whole30 was a little rough. My energy level was all over the place. I had some weird food dreams. I broke out. My stomach hurt most nights, and I had cravings for unusual stuff. On many occasions I asked myself, “Why am I doing this?” This week I had to constantly […]

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Save Money on Whole30 Groceries

Prior to beginning Whole30, I looked up tons of recipes to get an idea of what kinds of meals I’d be eating. I was enamored of the perfectly plated, delicious-looking dishes with all kinds of new and exciting flavors and ingredients. I enjoy trying new recipes and playing around with different types of foods. However, […]

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Whole30: Week 1

I made it through the first full week of Whole30! Hurray! Really, it wasn’t hard. After reading through the Whole30 timeline of what to expect throughout the process, I think I’m doing pretty well. I never felt like I had a hangover. I didn’t want to “kill all the things”, and I’ve had usual energy. […]

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Starting Whole30

I’ve decided to change up my diet for a bit and start the Whole30 Program. When I told my husband I was going to start a program focusing on eating whole foods, he said, “So, does that mean you have to eat a whole apple in just one bite?” He’s so funny. Not exactly, Rick. […]

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