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  • Stuffed Spaghetti Squash with Italian Sausage and Veggies

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    I had a spaghetti squash that had been sitting on my counter for over a month. (Did you know they can last for 1-3 months?) I was getting kind of tired of looking at it (wasn't doing much for the decor of my kitchen counters) so I decided it was time to find a new and creative use for [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Sunday Morning Coffee Chat + Weekly Workouts

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    Weekend mornings are my favorite. After many years of teaching early every Saturday and Sunday morning, it's been such a treat to have them back after making some adjustments to my schedule about a year ago. Saturday mornings tend to be a little more productive. I love cleaning the house, hitting the farmers market and getting [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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) + Kohl’s Giveaway

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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 [...]