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  • A Car Fail + A Breakfast Fail + Recent Eats

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    Happy Friday and TGIF x1,000. This week was pretty much a wash for me as I spent hours upon hours dealing with car issues. It ended with me and my car taking a trip to the dealership in a tow truck this afternoon. After the repair on Tuesday it was still not starting consistently and [...]

  • Whole30 Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Topping

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    A recipe for Whole30 Shepherd's Pie with Cauliflower Topping that is hearty, delicious and easy to prep ahead of time.  I didn't know I liked shepherd's pie until recently. I was intrigued by a recipe that my friends over at Fat Loss Foodies shared a few months ago and decided to give it a go. [...]

  • Whole Foods on the Whole30 + A Whole Lot of Randomness

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    If there were one word to describe the last 10 days of my life, it would be EXPENSIVE. First up, my car. Good lord. It has less than 60K miles on it but it's been giving me a run for my money lately. First, it wouldn't start consistently. AutoZone said I needed a new battery [...]

  • Use Your Voice + 5 Thoughts on My Second Whole30 + Eats

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    It's Saturday morning, rainy and gray out and I'm sipping coffee in front of the computer. I thought about running or going to yoga but for right now I just want to sit and be still before I head out to teach in a bit. I had so many thoughts running through my head as [...]

  • Thai Red Coconut Curry with Chicken and Veggies {Whole30 & Paleo}

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    I'm so excited to share my recipe for red coconut curry with you! It's been one of my favorite easy at home Thai-inspired dinners for many, many years. When I did my first Whole30 last year, I was so pleasantly surprised to find that my favorite red and green curry pastes were Whole30-compliant. If you've [...]

  • Trader Joe’s Whole 30 Haul + This Week’s Dinner Menu

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    I made a trip to Trader Joe's this afternoon to pick up some of my favorite Whole30-friendly foods. Trader Joe's has tons of awesome compliant things from produce to pantry items to frozen foods and more. My first tip is not to go to Trader Joe's at 2 p.m. on a Sunday, especially not when [...]

  • You Must Make This Dinner + Recent Eats

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    It's an amazing Friday over here because it's currently 70 degrees and sunny. I'm going to zoom through this post so that I can get the girls outside and take advantage of it before rain and clouds set in for the next 5 days. Let's talk about food. I made a dinner last night that [...]

  • Lemony Chicken and Kale Soup

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    I whipped up this lemony chicken and kale soup to have on hand for lunches this week. It's light, brothy and packed with veggies but also super comforting and hearty. I primarily made it because I've been freezing! You guys know that if left to my own devices, I'll go with a salad nine times [...]

  • Last Week’s Workouts + Whole30 Week 1 Meal Plan

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    While our foretasted 3-5 inches of snow turned out to be more of a light dusting, it is still freezing here. It's 25 degrees right now and our low tonight is 12 and the heat in our house is only working at about 50% of its ability and we're having a hard time keeping the [...]

  • Egg Casserole with Sweet Potato, Butternut Squash and Sausage {Whole30 + Paleo}

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    This recipe for egg casserole with sweet potatoes, butternut squash and sausage is Whole30-compliant and Paleo but even if those words don't mean much to you, I promise you'll find it delicious! I made this casserole to bring to a potluck brunch but I've been reheating the leftovers all week for easy breakfasts and lunches. [...]

  • Recent Eats: What I’m Eating 12 Weeks Post-Whole30

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    It's hard to believe that it's been nearly 12 weeks since I completed the Whole30. I wanted to do one final recap of where I've landed a few months out from my Whole30. I received quite a bit of feedback in my reader survey about a long-term Whole30 lifestyle not seeming realistic or relatable and [...]

  • Braised Red Cabbage with Red Onion, Apples and Balsamic

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    I'm happy to finally share the recipe for one of my favorite side dishes, braised red cabbage with apples. It's a delicious, slow-cooked mix of red cabbage, red onions, balsamic vinegar and paper thin apples. I think I got hooked on braised red cabbage back in college after dining at Houston's in Atlanta. Has anyone [...]

  • Recent Eats: Vacation After The Whole30

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    When I completed Whole30, I had about three and a half weeks before we left for our yoga retreat/vacation to Zoetry Agua Punta Cana and AlSol Tiara Cap Cana. My goal was to have most foods re-introduced by the time we left so that I didn't have to deal with it on the trip. Before we [...]

  • Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls {Paleo + Whole30 Approved}

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    This post features a recipe for sweet potato breakfast bowls. This delicious breakfast is Paleo and Whole30 friendly and also gluten-free. Sweet potato breakfast bowls are a great grain-free alternative to oatmeal.  Embarking on a Whole30 when a big plate of eggs and vegetables isn't quite your cup of tea first thing in the morning can [...]

  • Recent Eats: After the Whole30

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    I haven't written a recent eats post since completing Whole30 and I have so much good stuff to share with you today! But first... They have this "morning cuddle party" ritual and it kind of melts my heart. Could these pups be more rotten? And you've gotta love the creeper pug. Okay, let's get to the [...]

  • My First Whole30: Results, What I Learned, How I Was Challenged and My Advice

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    I completed my first Whole30 one week ago and today I'm ready to share my journey with you including before and after, my overall experience, advice for those thinking of embarking on Whole30 and more. If you're new here and haven't been following along, please read these posts first to get an understanding of why I [...]

  • Homemade Almond Milk {Video Tutorial}

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    When I was in the initial planning stages of my Whole30, making my own almond milk was honestly not something that really interested me. I assumed it would be a cumbersome process that wasn't really worth the time or effort. Was I ever wrong! I did a lot of research and reading online about making [...]

  • Recent Eats: My First Whole 30 Days 26-30

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    Well, I did it. I completed the Whole30 program and I have so much to say about it. I'm going to save the my commentary, thoughts, advice and results for a final Whole30 wrap-up post that I'll write in the next few days. For now you can check out results teaser that I shared on Day [...]

  • Recent Eats: My First Whole30 Days 21-25

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    The end of Whole30 is so close! Today is Day 27 and in this post I'll be sharing a recap of days 21-25 with you. Just one more recap and my final thoughts post left to go. I spent most of days 21-25 in Florida with my family. Luckily, they keep a very stocked fridge [...]

  • Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili (Beanless, Whole30 & Paleo)

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    If you're looking for a "set it and forget it" recipe for a delicious beanless chili, then do I ever have the recipe for you! This chili is packed with hunks of sweet potato and carrot along with ground lamb or beef and lots of warm, comforting spices. I guarantee that you won't miss the [...]

  • Recent Eats: My First Whole30 Days 17-20

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    I have less than 10 days left to go in my first Whole30 and it feels so good to have made it this far! Let's get straight to the food and then I'll catch you up on how I've been feeling! DAY 17 Breakfast and lunch photos somehow mysteriously disappeared. I am blaming getting a [...]

  • Recent Eats: My First Whole30 Days 13-16 + Thoughts on a Perfect Whole30

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    Hello from the "other side" of Whole30. I am currently on Day 17 and officially have less in front of me than behind me! Feels good. Before I get started with my recap of days 13-16, I wanted to address the topic of "a perfect Whole30." On day 3 of Whole30, I inadvertently went off-plan [...]

  • Recent Eats: My First Whole30 Days 9-12

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    Happy Weekend! I'm popping in with a Whole30 update. I'm officially at the halfway mark today...Day 15!!!!! Whole30 has been wonderful to me so far but I am excited to be entering the countdown phase (and I'm sure some of you are ready for more regularly scheduled content and not all Whole30, all the time. [...]

  • Trader Joe’s Haul + Whole30 Travel Snacks

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    Good morning. It's a beautiful but cold morning in North Carolina. My morning started early with 5:30 and 6:30 a.m. clients and now I'm blogging from the back seat of my parent's car. They drove up to Charlotte from Florida yesterday and spent the night with us. We are driving to West Virginia today for [...]

  • Overnight Banana Chia Pudding

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    A recipe for banana chia pudding that is gluten-free, Paleo and Whole30-compliant. A great option for a healthy make ahead breakfast! I owe chia pudding an apology. Two years ago I tried it, hated it and bashed it right here in this very same space. Luckily, one food mantra I've always adhered to is, "always [...]

  • Recent Eats: My First Whole30 Days 5-8

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    Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. I'm skipping the weekend recap in favor of sharing Whole30 days 5-8 with you (read about my decision to do Whole30 in this post). We started our 200-hour yoga teacher training over the weekend so my weekend pretty much looked like teaching yoga, talking about [...]

  • Recent Eats: Day 1-4 of My First Whole30

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    Thank you so much for your comments on yesterday's post about my first Whole30. I appreciate both the support of me doing the program as well as all of the experiences you shared about dealing with skin issues like eczema and dermatitis. While I'm sorry to hear that there are so many others struggling with [...]

  • I’m Doing My First Whole30

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    I've been hinting towards a nutritional clean up for the past few days and I finally have time to sit down and share with you the details. I'm currently on day four of my first Whole30. First, let's quickly go over what Whole30 is for those who are unfamiliar. The Whole30 program was created in [...]