Whole30: Day 24 – 30 (and beyond)

Meals Day 25 - 30 Breakfast: Eggs, eggs, eggs, meat, bacon, sausage, meat, sweet potatoes, carrots, eggs..... Lunch: Left over what we had for dinner the night before or some meat and veggie platter. Dinner: A bunch of meat and some vegetables and most likely sweet potatoes and more meat. Snack: Nuts. Lots and lots of nuts and fruit. There's no need to break down what I ate. I have pictures of it, I ate it, it was delicious, and the next day, I ate the same thing with slight variation. The breakdown Well, damn. I reckon the wheels really did come off this whole frequent update thing. Here it…
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Whole30: Day 19 – 24

Meals Day 19 - 9/06/13 Breakfast: Omelette, sausage, sweet potato mash Lunch: Chopped steak salad with avocado, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes Dinner: Salmon, asparagus, mushrooms, puréed peas Snack: This big ass bouquet of fruit! (Well, some of it)* Meals Day 20 - 9/07/13 Breakfast: 2 egg omellette, sausage, sweet potato hash, tomato Lunch: Turkey breast, collard greens, broccoli Dinner: Rotisserie chicken... like literally half a chicken Meals Day 21 - 9/08/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, fruit Lunch: Pork chop, zucchini, tomato Dinner: Brats, peppers onions mushrooms, guacamole Meals Day 22 - 9/09/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, sweet potato hash Lunch: Salad with steak, guacamole, bacon Dinner: Chorizo stuff tomatoes with avocado Meals Day 23 - 9/10/13 Breakfast: Banana,…
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Whole30: Day 13 – 18

Meals Day 13 - 8/31/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Pulled pork, home made BBQ sauce and carrots Dinner: Steak, roasted sweet potatoes, asparagus Meals Day 14 - 9/01/13 Breakfast: Bacon, eggs, roasted southwest sweet potatoes Lunch: Left over chicken curry Dinner: Pork burgers with sautéed mushrooms, and, guacamole with a side of crispy sweet potatoes Meals Day 15 - 9/02/13 Breakfast: "Cereal" consisting of the Cinnamon Faux-st Crunch, unsweetened almond milk, cashews, almonds, unsweetened coconut flakes, walnuts, dried cranberries. T'was delish! Lunch: Sautéed peppers and onions with left over steak and sausage Dinner: Pork ribs, collard greens, roasted carrots! Meals Day 16 - 9/03/13 Breakfast: Omelette with salami and…
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Whole30: Day 10 – 12

Meals Day 10 - 8/28/13 Breakfast: Pancetta omelette with sweet potato hash Lunch: Left over chicken and vegetable soup Dinner: Grilled southwest hot wings, roasted sweet potatoes Snacks: Banana with almond butter and raisins Meals Day 11 - 8/29/13 Breakfast: Turkey sausage and egg frittata Lunch: Half of a salad with tomatoes, crispy prosciutto and grilled chicken Dinner: Chicken fajitas* and broccoli Snack: Almonds, cashews, banana Meals Day 12 - 8/30/13 Breakfast: Pulled pork, poached eggs, sweet potato hash Lunch: Bison patty, fried egg, bacon, tomato, side of roasted green beans Dinner: Chicken curry (yum!) Snacks: Orange The breakdown Random McPerson: "So what can you eat on this diet?" Me: "Well, its not really a diet as much as a clean…
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Whole30: Day 7 – 9

Meals Day 7 - 8/25/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, chicken, avocado Lunch: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes Dinner: Spaghetti squash, zucinni pasta, meatballs Snacks: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 8 - 8/26/13 Breakfast: Chicken & apple sausage, 2 egg omelette, avocado Lunch: Left over spaghetti squash and meatballs Dinner: Salmon, shrimp, steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots Snack: Orange Meals Day 9 - 8/27/13 Breakfast: Chicken sausage omelette with chunky guacamole Lunch: Left over paleo spaghetti (again) Dinner: Chicken soup (carrots, celery, onion, broth, herbs, chicken) Snacks: Cinnamon apples with cashews, coconut milk, almond butter The breakdown Honestly, its currently day 12 and I'm just now getting around to writing this post. Things have been a whirlwind this week, but I'm…
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Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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Whole30: Day 1 – 3

Meals Day 1 - 8/19/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, 2 sausage patties & mushrooms, unsweet ice'd tea. Lunch: Broiled chicken thigh, roasted acorn squash, grilled peaches, unsweet ice'd tea Dinner: Chicken, sausage, celery, peppers, onions, tomato "stoupt" with fried egg, water Snack: Hard boiled egg, summer sausage Meals Day 2 - 8/20/13 Breakfast: Banana, unsweet ice'd tea *Lunch: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 4 strips of bacon, coffee with coconut creamer * This was actually eaten at like 11 and was supposed to be my breakfast. My schedule was thrown off this day. Dinner: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes, sautéed okra, unsweet ice'd tea Snack: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 3 - 8/21/13 Breakfast: 3…
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Whole30: Shop-a-thon

Yesterday was the binge and purge of all the food in our kitchen. Well, not entirely, our boys still have to eat. But for the most part, our kitchen has been cleansed of all the starchy, creamy, stuff we can't eat over the next 30 days. And boy did it send me on a tizzy. [caption id="attachment_1442" align="alignleft" width="225"] It's the size of my head!![/caption] The day started off with a tip to the Marietta City Farmer's Market, where I loaded us up on some fresh veggies. There's nothing quite as good as local produce. Its crazy the difference home grown/organic makes. I mean, check out this friggin' sweet potato!…
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Next level salad!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="538"] Four meat salad![/caption] We are constantly looking for ways to eat cleaner and stick to our Whole30 Challenge. Well last night we went out for some BBQ and I ordered the 4 meat + 2 side combo (Sausage, Brisket, Chicken, Turkey + Salad and Collards). There was no way I was going to be able to eat all of it so I brought the meats home with me. Today rather than have a simple pile of meat on a plate I made an epic salad. What made it doubly epic wasn't just the fact that it had 4 different animals on it, but I got creative…
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PaleO Snap!

So over the weekend Jess and I started our adventure into this Whole30/Paleo deal. I think we were a bit confused. Now I think I've got it sorted out. The Whole30 is essentially a 30 day cleanse/challenge which is a more strict and streamlined version of Paleo. Paleo itself is already pretty rigid in terms of what you should/shouldn't eat, but the Whole30 is on another level. From what we can ascertain we went Paleo. We didn't contract "polio" as Chase would have everyone believe, instead we began a journey into a cleaner and healthier way of eating. So far it's been a bit taxing, but not impossible. Heck, I've…
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Whole30: Day 24 – 30 (and beyond)

Meals Day 25 - 30 Breakfast: Eggs, eggs, eggs, meat, bacon, sausage, meat, sweet potatoes, carrots, eggs..... Lunch: Left over what we had for dinner the night before or some meat and veggie platter. Dinner: A bunch of meat and some vegetables and most likely sweet potatoes and more meat. Snack: Nuts. Lots and lots of nuts and fruit. There's no need to break down what I ate. I have pictures of it, I ate it, it was delicious, and the next day, I ate the same thing with slight variation. The breakdown Well, damn. I reckon the wheels really did come off this whole frequent update thing. Here it…
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Whole30: Day 19 – 24

Meals Day 19 - 9/06/13 Breakfast: Omelette, sausage, sweet potato mash Lunch: Chopped steak salad with avocado, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes Dinner: Salmon, asparagus, mushrooms, puréed peas Snack: This big ass bouquet of fruit! (Well, some of it)* Meals Day 20 - 9/07/13 Breakfast: 2 egg omellette, sausage, sweet potato hash, tomato Lunch: Turkey breast, collard greens, broccoli Dinner: Rotisserie chicken... like literally half a chicken Meals Day 21 - 9/08/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, fruit Lunch: Pork chop, zucchini, tomato Dinner: Brats, peppers onions mushrooms, guacamole Meals Day 22 - 9/09/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, sweet potato hash Lunch: Salad with steak, guacamole, bacon Dinner: Chorizo stuff tomatoes with avocado Meals Day 23 - 9/10/13 Breakfast: Banana,…
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Whole30: Day 13 – 18

Meals Day 13 - 8/31/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Pulled pork, home made BBQ sauce and carrots Dinner: Steak, roasted sweet potatoes, asparagus Meals Day 14 - 9/01/13 Breakfast: Bacon, eggs, roasted southwest sweet potatoes Lunch: Left over chicken curry Dinner: Pork burgers with sautéed mushrooms, and, guacamole with a side of crispy sweet potatoes Meals Day 15 - 9/02/13 Breakfast: "Cereal" consisting of the Cinnamon Faux-st Crunch, unsweetened almond milk, cashews, almonds, unsweetened coconut flakes, walnuts, dried cranberries. T'was delish! Lunch: Sautéed peppers and onions with left over steak and sausage Dinner: Pork ribs, collard greens, roasted carrots! Meals Day 16 - 9/03/13 Breakfast: Omelette with salami and…
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Whole30: Day 10 – 12

Meals Day 10 - 8/28/13 Breakfast: Pancetta omelette with sweet potato hash Lunch: Left over chicken and vegetable soup Dinner: Grilled southwest hot wings, roasted sweet potatoes Snacks: Banana with almond butter and raisins Meals Day 11 - 8/29/13 Breakfast: Turkey sausage and egg frittata Lunch: Half of a salad with tomatoes, crispy prosciutto and grilled chicken Dinner: Chicken fajitas* and broccoli Snack: Almonds, cashews, banana Meals Day 12 - 8/30/13 Breakfast: Pulled pork, poached eggs, sweet potato hash Lunch: Bison patty, fried egg, bacon, tomato, side of roasted green beans Dinner: Chicken curry (yum!) Snacks: Orange The breakdown Random McPerson: "So what can you eat on this diet?" Me: "Well, its not really a diet as much as a clean…
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Whole30: Day 7 – 9

Meals Day 7 - 8/25/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, chicken, avocado Lunch: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes Dinner: Spaghetti squash, zucinni pasta, meatballs Snacks: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 8 - 8/26/13 Breakfast: Chicken & apple sausage, 2 egg omelette, avocado Lunch: Left over spaghetti squash and meatballs Dinner: Salmon, shrimp, steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots Snack: Orange Meals Day 9 - 8/27/13 Breakfast: Chicken sausage omelette with chunky guacamole Lunch: Left over paleo spaghetti (again) Dinner: Chicken soup (carrots, celery, onion, broth, herbs, chicken) Snacks: Cinnamon apples with cashews, coconut milk, almond butter The breakdown Honestly, its currently day 12 and I'm just now getting around to writing this post. Things have been a whirlwind this week, but I'm…
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Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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Whole30: Day 1 – 3

Meals Day 1 - 8/19/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, 2 sausage patties & mushrooms, unsweet ice'd tea. Lunch: Broiled chicken thigh, roasted acorn squash, grilled peaches, unsweet ice'd tea Dinner: Chicken, sausage, celery, peppers, onions, tomato "stoupt" with fried egg, water Snack: Hard boiled egg, summer sausage Meals Day 2 - 8/20/13 Breakfast: Banana, unsweet ice'd tea *Lunch: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 4 strips of bacon, coffee with coconut creamer * This was actually eaten at like 11 and was supposed to be my breakfast. My schedule was thrown off this day. Dinner: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes, sautéed okra, unsweet ice'd tea Snack: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 3 - 8/21/13 Breakfast: 3…
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Whole30: Shop-a-thon

Yesterday was the binge and purge of all the food in our kitchen. Well, not entirely, our boys still have to eat. But for the most part, our kitchen has been cleansed of all the starchy, creamy, stuff we can't eat over the next 30 days. And boy did it send me on a tizzy. [caption id="attachment_1442" align="alignleft" width="225"] It's the size of my head!![/caption] The day started off with a tip to the Marietta City Farmer's Market, where I loaded us up on some fresh veggies. There's nothing quite as good as local produce. Its crazy the difference home grown/organic makes. I mean, check out this friggin' sweet potato!…
Read More

Next level salad!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="538"] Four meat salad![/caption] We are constantly looking for ways to eat cleaner and stick to our Whole30 Challenge. Well last night we went out for some BBQ and I ordered the 4 meat + 2 side combo (Sausage, Brisket, Chicken, Turkey + Salad and Collards). There was no way I was going to be able to eat all of it so I brought the meats home with me. Today rather than have a simple pile of meat on a plate I made an epic salad. What made it doubly epic wasn't just the fact that it had 4 different animals on it, but I got creative…
Read More

PaleO Snap!

So over the weekend Jess and I started our adventure into this Whole30/Paleo deal. I think we were a bit confused. Now I think I've got it sorted out. The Whole30 is essentially a 30 day cleanse/challenge which is a more strict and streamlined version of Paleo. Paleo itself is already pretty rigid in terms of what you should/shouldn't eat, but the Whole30 is on another level. From what we can ascertain we went Paleo. We didn't contract "polio" as Chase would have everyone believe, instead we began a journey into a cleaner and healthier way of eating. So far it's been a bit taxing, but not impossible. Heck, I've…
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Whole30: Day 24 – 30 (and beyond)

Meals Day 25 - 30 Breakfast: Eggs, eggs, eggs, meat, bacon, sausage, meat, sweet potatoes, carrots, eggs..... Lunch: Left over what we had for dinner the night before or some meat and veggie platter. Dinner: A bunch of meat and some vegetables and most likely sweet potatoes and more meat. Snack: Nuts. Lots and lots of nuts and fruit. There's no need to break down what I ate. I have pictures of it, I ate it, it was delicious, and the next day, I ate the same thing with slight variation. The breakdown Well, damn. I reckon the wheels really did come off this whole frequent update thing. Here it…
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Whole30: Day 19 – 24

Meals Day 19 - 9/06/13 Breakfast: Omelette, sausage, sweet potato mash Lunch: Chopped steak salad with avocado, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes Dinner: Salmon, asparagus, mushrooms, puréed peas Snack: This big ass bouquet of fruit! (Well, some of it)* Meals Day 20 - 9/07/13 Breakfast: 2 egg omellette, sausage, sweet potato hash, tomato Lunch: Turkey breast, collard greens, broccoli Dinner: Rotisserie chicken... like literally half a chicken Meals Day 21 - 9/08/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, fruit Lunch: Pork chop, zucchini, tomato Dinner: Brats, peppers onions mushrooms, guacamole Meals Day 22 - 9/09/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, sweet potato hash Lunch: Salad with steak, guacamole, bacon Dinner: Chorizo stuff tomatoes with avocado Meals Day 23 - 9/10/13 Breakfast: Banana,…
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Whole30: Day 13 – 18

Meals Day 13 - 8/31/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Pulled pork, home made BBQ sauce and carrots Dinner: Steak, roasted sweet potatoes, asparagus Meals Day 14 - 9/01/13 Breakfast: Bacon, eggs, roasted southwest sweet potatoes Lunch: Left over chicken curry Dinner: Pork burgers with sautéed mushrooms, and, guacamole with a side of crispy sweet potatoes Meals Day 15 - 9/02/13 Breakfast: "Cereal" consisting of the Cinnamon Faux-st Crunch, unsweetened almond milk, cashews, almonds, unsweetened coconut flakes, walnuts, dried cranberries. T'was delish! Lunch: Sautéed peppers and onions with left over steak and sausage Dinner: Pork ribs, collard greens, roasted carrots! Meals Day 16 - 9/03/13 Breakfast: Omelette with salami and…
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Whole30: Day 10 – 12

Meals Day 10 - 8/28/13 Breakfast: Pancetta omelette with sweet potato hash Lunch: Left over chicken and vegetable soup Dinner: Grilled southwest hot wings, roasted sweet potatoes Snacks: Banana with almond butter and raisins Meals Day 11 - 8/29/13 Breakfast: Turkey sausage and egg frittata Lunch: Half of a salad with tomatoes, crispy prosciutto and grilled chicken Dinner: Chicken fajitas* and broccoli Snack: Almonds, cashews, banana Meals Day 12 - 8/30/13 Breakfast: Pulled pork, poached eggs, sweet potato hash Lunch: Bison patty, fried egg, bacon, tomato, side of roasted green beans Dinner: Chicken curry (yum!) Snacks: Orange The breakdown Random McPerson: "So what can you eat on this diet?" Me: "Well, its not really a diet as much as a clean…
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Whole30: Day 7 – 9

Meals Day 7 - 8/25/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, chicken, avocado Lunch: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes Dinner: Spaghetti squash, zucinni pasta, meatballs Snacks: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 8 - 8/26/13 Breakfast: Chicken & apple sausage, 2 egg omelette, avocado Lunch: Left over spaghetti squash and meatballs Dinner: Salmon, shrimp, steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots Snack: Orange Meals Day 9 - 8/27/13 Breakfast: Chicken sausage omelette with chunky guacamole Lunch: Left over paleo spaghetti (again) Dinner: Chicken soup (carrots, celery, onion, broth, herbs, chicken) Snacks: Cinnamon apples with cashews, coconut milk, almond butter The breakdown Honestly, its currently day 12 and I'm just now getting around to writing this post. Things have been a whirlwind this week, but I'm…
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Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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Whole30: Day 1 – 3

Meals Day 1 - 8/19/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, 2 sausage patties & mushrooms, unsweet ice'd tea. Lunch: Broiled chicken thigh, roasted acorn squash, grilled peaches, unsweet ice'd tea Dinner: Chicken, sausage, celery, peppers, onions, tomato "stoupt" with fried egg, water Snack: Hard boiled egg, summer sausage Meals Day 2 - 8/20/13 Breakfast: Banana, unsweet ice'd tea *Lunch: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 4 strips of bacon, coffee with coconut creamer * This was actually eaten at like 11 and was supposed to be my breakfast. My schedule was thrown off this day. Dinner: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes, sautéed okra, unsweet ice'd tea Snack: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 3 - 8/21/13 Breakfast: 3…
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Whole30: Shop-a-thon

Yesterday was the binge and purge of all the food in our kitchen. Well, not entirely, our boys still have to eat. But for the most part, our kitchen has been cleansed of all the starchy, creamy, stuff we can't eat over the next 30 days. And boy did it send me on a tizzy. [caption id="attachment_1442" align="alignleft" width="225"] It's the size of my head!![/caption] The day started off with a tip to the Marietta City Farmer's Market, where I loaded us up on some fresh veggies. There's nothing quite as good as local produce. Its crazy the difference home grown/organic makes. I mean, check out this friggin' sweet potato!…
Read More

Next level salad!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="538"] Four meat salad![/caption] We are constantly looking for ways to eat cleaner and stick to our Whole30 Challenge. Well last night we went out for some BBQ and I ordered the 4 meat + 2 side combo (Sausage, Brisket, Chicken, Turkey + Salad and Collards). There was no way I was going to be able to eat all of it so I brought the meats home with me. Today rather than have a simple pile of meat on a plate I made an epic salad. What made it doubly epic wasn't just the fact that it had 4 different animals on it, but I got creative…
Read More

PaleO Snap!

So over the weekend Jess and I started our adventure into this Whole30/Paleo deal. I think we were a bit confused. Now I think I've got it sorted out. The Whole30 is essentially a 30 day cleanse/challenge which is a more strict and streamlined version of Paleo. Paleo itself is already pretty rigid in terms of what you should/shouldn't eat, but the Whole30 is on another level. From what we can ascertain we went Paleo. We didn't contract "polio" as Chase would have everyone believe, instead we began a journey into a cleaner and healthier way of eating. So far it's been a bit taxing, but not impossible. Heck, I've…
Read More

Whole30: Day 24 – 30 (and beyond)

Meals Day 25 - 30 Breakfast: Eggs, eggs, eggs, meat, bacon, sausage, meat, sweet potatoes, carrots, eggs..... Lunch: Left over what we had for dinner the night before or some meat and veggie platter. Dinner: A bunch of meat and some vegetables and most likely sweet potatoes and more meat. Snack: Nuts. Lots and lots of nuts and fruit. There's no need to break down what I ate. I have pictures of it, I ate it, it was delicious, and the next day, I ate the same thing with slight variation. The breakdown Well, damn. I reckon the wheels really did come off this whole frequent update thing. Here it…
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Whole30: Day 19 – 24

Meals Day 19 - 9/06/13 Breakfast: Omelette, sausage, sweet potato mash Lunch: Chopped steak salad with avocado, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes Dinner: Salmon, asparagus, mushrooms, puréed peas Snack: This big ass bouquet of fruit! (Well, some of it)* Meals Day 20 - 9/07/13 Breakfast: 2 egg omellette, sausage, sweet potato hash, tomato Lunch: Turkey breast, collard greens, broccoli Dinner: Rotisserie chicken... like literally half a chicken Meals Day 21 - 9/08/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, fruit Lunch: Pork chop, zucchini, tomato Dinner: Brats, peppers onions mushrooms, guacamole Meals Day 22 - 9/09/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, sweet potato hash Lunch: Salad with steak, guacamole, bacon Dinner: Chorizo stuff tomatoes with avocado Meals Day 23 - 9/10/13 Breakfast: Banana,…
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Whole30: Day 13 – 18

Meals Day 13 - 8/31/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Pulled pork, home made BBQ sauce and carrots Dinner: Steak, roasted sweet potatoes, asparagus Meals Day 14 - 9/01/13 Breakfast: Bacon, eggs, roasted southwest sweet potatoes Lunch: Left over chicken curry Dinner: Pork burgers with sautéed mushrooms, and, guacamole with a side of crispy sweet potatoes Meals Day 15 - 9/02/13 Breakfast: "Cereal" consisting of the Cinnamon Faux-st Crunch, unsweetened almond milk, cashews, almonds, unsweetened coconut flakes, walnuts, dried cranberries. T'was delish! Lunch: Sautéed peppers and onions with left over steak and sausage Dinner: Pork ribs, collard greens, roasted carrots! Meals Day 16 - 9/03/13 Breakfast: Omelette with salami and…
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Whole30: Day 10 – 12

Meals Day 10 - 8/28/13 Breakfast: Pancetta omelette with sweet potato hash Lunch: Left over chicken and vegetable soup Dinner: Grilled southwest hot wings, roasted sweet potatoes Snacks: Banana with almond butter and raisins Meals Day 11 - 8/29/13 Breakfast: Turkey sausage and egg frittata Lunch: Half of a salad with tomatoes, crispy prosciutto and grilled chicken Dinner: Chicken fajitas* and broccoli Snack: Almonds, cashews, banana Meals Day 12 - 8/30/13 Breakfast: Pulled pork, poached eggs, sweet potato hash Lunch: Bison patty, fried egg, bacon, tomato, side of roasted green beans Dinner: Chicken curry (yum!) Snacks: Orange The breakdown Random McPerson: "So what can you eat on this diet?" Me: "Well, its not really a diet as much as a clean…
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Whole30: Day 7 – 9

Meals Day 7 - 8/25/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, chicken, avocado Lunch: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes Dinner: Spaghetti squash, zucinni pasta, meatballs Snacks: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 8 - 8/26/13 Breakfast: Chicken & apple sausage, 2 egg omelette, avocado Lunch: Left over spaghetti squash and meatballs Dinner: Salmon, shrimp, steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots Snack: Orange Meals Day 9 - 8/27/13 Breakfast: Chicken sausage omelette with chunky guacamole Lunch: Left over paleo spaghetti (again) Dinner: Chicken soup (carrots, celery, onion, broth, herbs, chicken) Snacks: Cinnamon apples with cashews, coconut milk, almond butter The breakdown Honestly, its currently day 12 and I'm just now getting around to writing this post. Things have been a whirlwind this week, but I'm…
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Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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Whole30: Day 1 – 3

Meals Day 1 - 8/19/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, 2 sausage patties & mushrooms, unsweet ice'd tea. Lunch: Broiled chicken thigh, roasted acorn squash, grilled peaches, unsweet ice'd tea Dinner: Chicken, sausage, celery, peppers, onions, tomato "stoupt" with fried egg, water Snack: Hard boiled egg, summer sausage Meals Day 2 - 8/20/13 Breakfast: Banana, unsweet ice'd tea *Lunch: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 4 strips of bacon, coffee with coconut creamer * This was actually eaten at like 11 and was supposed to be my breakfast. My schedule was thrown off this day. Dinner: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes, sautéed okra, unsweet ice'd tea Snack: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 3 - 8/21/13 Breakfast: 3…
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Whole30: Shop-a-thon

Yesterday was the binge and purge of all the food in our kitchen. Well, not entirely, our boys still have to eat. But for the most part, our kitchen has been cleansed of all the starchy, creamy, stuff we can't eat over the next 30 days. And boy did it send me on a tizzy. [caption id="attachment_1442" align="alignleft" width="225"] It's the size of my head!![/caption] The day started off with a tip to the Marietta City Farmer's Market, where I loaded us up on some fresh veggies. There's nothing quite as good as local produce. Its crazy the difference home grown/organic makes. I mean, check out this friggin' sweet potato!…
Read More

Next level salad!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="538"] Four meat salad![/caption] We are constantly looking for ways to eat cleaner and stick to our Whole30 Challenge. Well last night we went out for some BBQ and I ordered the 4 meat + 2 side combo (Sausage, Brisket, Chicken, Turkey + Salad and Collards). There was no way I was going to be able to eat all of it so I brought the meats home with me. Today rather than have a simple pile of meat on a plate I made an epic salad. What made it doubly epic wasn't just the fact that it had 4 different animals on it, but I got creative…
Read More

PaleO Snap!

So over the weekend Jess and I started our adventure into this Whole30/Paleo deal. I think we were a bit confused. Now I think I've got it sorted out. The Whole30 is essentially a 30 day cleanse/challenge which is a more strict and streamlined version of Paleo. Paleo itself is already pretty rigid in terms of what you should/shouldn't eat, but the Whole30 is on another level. From what we can ascertain we went Paleo. We didn't contract "polio" as Chase would have everyone believe, instead we began a journey into a cleaner and healthier way of eating. So far it's been a bit taxing, but not impossible. Heck, I've…
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Whole30: Day 24 – 30 (and beyond)

Meals Day 25 - 30 Breakfast: Eggs, eggs, eggs, meat, bacon, sausage, meat, sweet potatoes, carrots, eggs..... Lunch: Left over what we had for dinner the night before or some meat and veggie platter. Dinner: A bunch of meat and some vegetables and most likely sweet potatoes and more meat. Snack: Nuts. Lots and lots of nuts and fruit. There's no need to break down what I ate. I have pictures of it, I ate it, it was delicious, and the next day, I ate the same thing with slight variation. The breakdown Well, damn. I reckon the wheels really did come off this whole frequent update thing. Here it…
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Whole30: Day 19 – 24

Meals Day 19 - 9/06/13 Breakfast: Omelette, sausage, sweet potato mash Lunch: Chopped steak salad with avocado, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes Dinner: Salmon, asparagus, mushrooms, puréed peas Snack: This big ass bouquet of fruit! (Well, some of it)* Meals Day 20 - 9/07/13 Breakfast: 2 egg omellette, sausage, sweet potato hash, tomato Lunch: Turkey breast, collard greens, broccoli Dinner: Rotisserie chicken... like literally half a chicken Meals Day 21 - 9/08/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, fruit Lunch: Pork chop, zucchini, tomato Dinner: Brats, peppers onions mushrooms, guacamole Meals Day 22 - 9/09/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, sweet potato hash Lunch: Salad with steak, guacamole, bacon Dinner: Chorizo stuff tomatoes with avocado Meals Day 23 - 9/10/13 Breakfast: Banana,…
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Whole30: Day 13 – 18

Meals Day 13 - 8/31/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Pulled pork, home made BBQ sauce and carrots Dinner: Steak, roasted sweet potatoes, asparagus Meals Day 14 - 9/01/13 Breakfast: Bacon, eggs, roasted southwest sweet potatoes Lunch: Left over chicken curry Dinner: Pork burgers with sautéed mushrooms, and, guacamole with a side of crispy sweet potatoes Meals Day 15 - 9/02/13 Breakfast: "Cereal" consisting of the Cinnamon Faux-st Crunch, unsweetened almond milk, cashews, almonds, unsweetened coconut flakes, walnuts, dried cranberries. T'was delish! Lunch: Sautéed peppers and onions with left over steak and sausage Dinner: Pork ribs, collard greens, roasted carrots! Meals Day 16 - 9/03/13 Breakfast: Omelette with salami and…
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Whole30: Day 10 – 12

Meals Day 10 - 8/28/13 Breakfast: Pancetta omelette with sweet potato hash Lunch: Left over chicken and vegetable soup Dinner: Grilled southwest hot wings, roasted sweet potatoes Snacks: Banana with almond butter and raisins Meals Day 11 - 8/29/13 Breakfast: Turkey sausage and egg frittata Lunch: Half of a salad with tomatoes, crispy prosciutto and grilled chicken Dinner: Chicken fajitas* and broccoli Snack: Almonds, cashews, banana Meals Day 12 - 8/30/13 Breakfast: Pulled pork, poached eggs, sweet potato hash Lunch: Bison patty, fried egg, bacon, tomato, side of roasted green beans Dinner: Chicken curry (yum!) Snacks: Orange The breakdown Random McPerson: "So what can you eat on this diet?" Me: "Well, its not really a diet as much as a clean…
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Whole30: Day 7 – 9

Meals Day 7 - 8/25/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, chicken, avocado Lunch: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes Dinner: Spaghetti squash, zucinni pasta, meatballs Snacks: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 8 - 8/26/13 Breakfast: Chicken & apple sausage, 2 egg omelette, avocado Lunch: Left over spaghetti squash and meatballs Dinner: Salmon, shrimp, steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots Snack: Orange Meals Day 9 - 8/27/13 Breakfast: Chicken sausage omelette with chunky guacamole Lunch: Left over paleo spaghetti (again) Dinner: Chicken soup (carrots, celery, onion, broth, herbs, chicken) Snacks: Cinnamon apples with cashews, coconut milk, almond butter The breakdown Honestly, its currently day 12 and I'm just now getting around to writing this post. Things have been a whirlwind this week, but I'm…
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Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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Whole30: Day 1 – 3

Meals Day 1 - 8/19/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, 2 sausage patties & mushrooms, unsweet ice'd tea. Lunch: Broiled chicken thigh, roasted acorn squash, grilled peaches, unsweet ice'd tea Dinner: Chicken, sausage, celery, peppers, onions, tomato "stoupt" with fried egg, water Snack: Hard boiled egg, summer sausage Meals Day 2 - 8/20/13 Breakfast: Banana, unsweet ice'd tea *Lunch: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 4 strips of bacon, coffee with coconut creamer * This was actually eaten at like 11 and was supposed to be my breakfast. My schedule was thrown off this day. Dinner: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes, sautéed okra, unsweet ice'd tea Snack: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 3 - 8/21/13 Breakfast: 3…
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Whole30: Shop-a-thon

Yesterday was the binge and purge of all the food in our kitchen. Well, not entirely, our boys still have to eat. But for the most part, our kitchen has been cleansed of all the starchy, creamy, stuff we can't eat over the next 30 days. And boy did it send me on a tizzy. [caption id="attachment_1442" align="alignleft" width="225"] It's the size of my head!![/caption] The day started off with a tip to the Marietta City Farmer's Market, where I loaded us up on some fresh veggies. There's nothing quite as good as local produce. Its crazy the difference home grown/organic makes. I mean, check out this friggin' sweet potato!…
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Next level salad!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="538"] Four meat salad![/caption] We are constantly looking for ways to eat cleaner and stick to our Whole30 Challenge. Well last night we went out for some BBQ and I ordered the 4 meat + 2 side combo (Sausage, Brisket, Chicken, Turkey + Salad and Collards). There was no way I was going to be able to eat all of it so I brought the meats home with me. Today rather than have a simple pile of meat on a plate I made an epic salad. What made it doubly epic wasn't just the fact that it had 4 different animals on it, but I got creative…
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PaleO Snap!

So over the weekend Jess and I started our adventure into this Whole30/Paleo deal. I think we were a bit confused. Now I think I've got it sorted out. The Whole30 is essentially a 30 day cleanse/challenge which is a more strict and streamlined version of Paleo. Paleo itself is already pretty rigid in terms of what you should/shouldn't eat, but the Whole30 is on another level. From what we can ascertain we went Paleo. We didn't contract "polio" as Chase would have everyone believe, instead we began a journey into a cleaner and healthier way of eating. So far it's been a bit taxing, but not impossible. Heck, I've…
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Whole30: Day 24 – 30 (and beyond)

Meals Day 25 - 30 Breakfast: Eggs, eggs, eggs, meat, bacon, sausage, meat, sweet potatoes, carrots, eggs..... Lunch: Left over what we had for dinner the night before or some meat and veggie platter. Dinner: A bunch of meat and some vegetables and most likely sweet potatoes and more meat. Snack: Nuts. Lots and lots of nuts and fruit. There's no need to break down what I ate. I have pictures of it, I ate it, it was delicious, and the next day, I ate the same thing with slight variation. The breakdown Well, damn. I reckon the wheels really did come off this whole frequent update thing. Here it…
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Whole30: Day 19 – 24

Meals Day 19 - 9/06/13 Breakfast: Omelette, sausage, sweet potato mash Lunch: Chopped steak salad with avocado, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes Dinner: Salmon, asparagus, mushrooms, puréed peas Snack: This big ass bouquet of fruit! (Well, some of it)* Meals Day 20 - 9/07/13 Breakfast: 2 egg omellette, sausage, sweet potato hash, tomato Lunch: Turkey breast, collard greens, broccoli Dinner: Rotisserie chicken... like literally half a chicken Meals Day 21 - 9/08/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, fruit Lunch: Pork chop, zucchini, tomato Dinner: Brats, peppers onions mushrooms, guacamole Meals Day 22 - 9/09/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, sweet potato hash Lunch: Salad with steak, guacamole, bacon Dinner: Chorizo stuff tomatoes with avocado Meals Day 23 - 9/10/13 Breakfast: Banana,…
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Whole30: Day 13 – 18

Meals Day 13 - 8/31/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Pulled pork, home made BBQ sauce and carrots Dinner: Steak, roasted sweet potatoes, asparagus Meals Day 14 - 9/01/13 Breakfast: Bacon, eggs, roasted southwest sweet potatoes Lunch: Left over chicken curry Dinner: Pork burgers with sautéed mushrooms, and, guacamole with a side of crispy sweet potatoes Meals Day 15 - 9/02/13 Breakfast: "Cereal" consisting of the Cinnamon Faux-st Crunch, unsweetened almond milk, cashews, almonds, unsweetened coconut flakes, walnuts, dried cranberries. T'was delish! Lunch: Sautéed peppers and onions with left over steak and sausage Dinner: Pork ribs, collard greens, roasted carrots! Meals Day 16 - 9/03/13 Breakfast: Omelette with salami and…
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Whole30: Day 10 – 12

Meals Day 10 - 8/28/13 Breakfast: Pancetta omelette with sweet potato hash Lunch: Left over chicken and vegetable soup Dinner: Grilled southwest hot wings, roasted sweet potatoes Snacks: Banana with almond butter and raisins Meals Day 11 - 8/29/13 Breakfast: Turkey sausage and egg frittata Lunch: Half of a salad with tomatoes, crispy prosciutto and grilled chicken Dinner: Chicken fajitas* and broccoli Snack: Almonds, cashews, banana Meals Day 12 - 8/30/13 Breakfast: Pulled pork, poached eggs, sweet potato hash Lunch: Bison patty, fried egg, bacon, tomato, side of roasted green beans Dinner: Chicken curry (yum!) Snacks: Orange The breakdown Random McPerson: "So what can you eat on this diet?" Me: "Well, its not really a diet as much as a clean…
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Whole30: Day 7 – 9

Meals Day 7 - 8/25/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, chicken, avocado Lunch: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes Dinner: Spaghetti squash, zucinni pasta, meatballs Snacks: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 8 - 8/26/13 Breakfast: Chicken & apple sausage, 2 egg omelette, avocado Lunch: Left over spaghetti squash and meatballs Dinner: Salmon, shrimp, steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots Snack: Orange Meals Day 9 - 8/27/13 Breakfast: Chicken sausage omelette with chunky guacamole Lunch: Left over paleo spaghetti (again) Dinner: Chicken soup (carrots, celery, onion, broth, herbs, chicken) Snacks: Cinnamon apples with cashews, coconut milk, almond butter The breakdown Honestly, its currently day 12 and I'm just now getting around to writing this post. Things have been a whirlwind this week, but I'm…
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Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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Whole30: Day 1 – 3

Meals Day 1 - 8/19/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, 2 sausage patties & mushrooms, unsweet ice'd tea. Lunch: Broiled chicken thigh, roasted acorn squash, grilled peaches, unsweet ice'd tea Dinner: Chicken, sausage, celery, peppers, onions, tomato "stoupt" with fried egg, water Snack: Hard boiled egg, summer sausage Meals Day 2 - 8/20/13 Breakfast: Banana, unsweet ice'd tea *Lunch: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 4 strips of bacon, coffee with coconut creamer * This was actually eaten at like 11 and was supposed to be my breakfast. My schedule was thrown off this day. Dinner: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes, sautéed okra, unsweet ice'd tea Snack: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 3 - 8/21/13 Breakfast: 3…
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Whole30: Shop-a-thon

Yesterday was the binge and purge of all the food in our kitchen. Well, not entirely, our boys still have to eat. But for the most part, our kitchen has been cleansed of all the starchy, creamy, stuff we can't eat over the next 30 days. And boy did it send me on a tizzy. [caption id="attachment_1442" align="alignleft" width="225"] It's the size of my head!![/caption] The day started off with a tip to the Marietta City Farmer's Market, where I loaded us up on some fresh veggies. There's nothing quite as good as local produce. Its crazy the difference home grown/organic makes. I mean, check out this friggin' sweet potato!…
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Next level salad!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="538"] Four meat salad![/caption] We are constantly looking for ways to eat cleaner and stick to our Whole30 Challenge. Well last night we went out for some BBQ and I ordered the 4 meat + 2 side combo (Sausage, Brisket, Chicken, Turkey + Salad and Collards). There was no way I was going to be able to eat all of it so I brought the meats home with me. Today rather than have a simple pile of meat on a plate I made an epic salad. What made it doubly epic wasn't just the fact that it had 4 different animals on it, but I got creative…
Read More

PaleO Snap!

So over the weekend Jess and I started our adventure into this Whole30/Paleo deal. I think we were a bit confused. Now I think I've got it sorted out. The Whole30 is essentially a 30 day cleanse/challenge which is a more strict and streamlined version of Paleo. Paleo itself is already pretty rigid in terms of what you should/shouldn't eat, but the Whole30 is on another level. From what we can ascertain we went Paleo. We didn't contract "polio" as Chase would have everyone believe, instead we began a journey into a cleaner and healthier way of eating. So far it's been a bit taxing, but not impossible. Heck, I've…
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Whole30: Day 24 – 30 (and beyond)

Meals Day 25 - 30 Breakfast: Eggs, eggs, eggs, meat, bacon, sausage, meat, sweet potatoes, carrots, eggs..... Lunch: Left over what we had for dinner the night before or some meat and veggie platter. Dinner: A bunch of meat and some vegetables and most likely sweet potatoes and more meat. Snack: Nuts. Lots and lots of nuts and fruit. There's no need to break down what I ate. I have pictures of it, I ate it, it was delicious, and the next day, I ate the same thing with slight variation. The breakdown Well, damn. I reckon the wheels really did come off this whole frequent update thing. Here it…
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Whole30: Day 19 – 24

Meals Day 19 - 9/06/13 Breakfast: Omelette, sausage, sweet potato mash Lunch: Chopped steak salad with avocado, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes Dinner: Salmon, asparagus, mushrooms, puréed peas Snack: This big ass bouquet of fruit! (Well, some of it)* Meals Day 20 - 9/07/13 Breakfast: 2 egg omellette, sausage, sweet potato hash, tomato Lunch: Turkey breast, collard greens, broccoli Dinner: Rotisserie chicken... like literally half a chicken Meals Day 21 - 9/08/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, fruit Lunch: Pork chop, zucchini, tomato Dinner: Brats, peppers onions mushrooms, guacamole Meals Day 22 - 9/09/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, sweet potato hash Lunch: Salad with steak, guacamole, bacon Dinner: Chorizo stuff tomatoes with avocado Meals Day 23 - 9/10/13 Breakfast: Banana,…
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Whole30: Day 13 – 18

Meals Day 13 - 8/31/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Pulled pork, home made BBQ sauce and carrots Dinner: Steak, roasted sweet potatoes, asparagus Meals Day 14 - 9/01/13 Breakfast: Bacon, eggs, roasted southwest sweet potatoes Lunch: Left over chicken curry Dinner: Pork burgers with sautéed mushrooms, and, guacamole with a side of crispy sweet potatoes Meals Day 15 - 9/02/13 Breakfast: "Cereal" consisting of the Cinnamon Faux-st Crunch, unsweetened almond milk, cashews, almonds, unsweetened coconut flakes, walnuts, dried cranberries. T'was delish! Lunch: Sautéed peppers and onions with left over steak and sausage Dinner: Pork ribs, collard greens, roasted carrots! Meals Day 16 - 9/03/13 Breakfast: Omelette with salami and…
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Whole30: Day 10 – 12

Meals Day 10 - 8/28/13 Breakfast: Pancetta omelette with sweet potato hash Lunch: Left over chicken and vegetable soup Dinner: Grilled southwest hot wings, roasted sweet potatoes Snacks: Banana with almond butter and raisins Meals Day 11 - 8/29/13 Breakfast: Turkey sausage and egg frittata Lunch: Half of a salad with tomatoes, crispy prosciutto and grilled chicken Dinner: Chicken fajitas* and broccoli Snack: Almonds, cashews, banana Meals Day 12 - 8/30/13 Breakfast: Pulled pork, poached eggs, sweet potato hash Lunch: Bison patty, fried egg, bacon, tomato, side of roasted green beans Dinner: Chicken curry (yum!) Snacks: Orange The breakdown Random McPerson: "So what can you eat on this diet?" Me: "Well, its not really a diet as much as a clean…
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Whole30: Day 7 – 9

Meals Day 7 - 8/25/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, chicken, avocado Lunch: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes Dinner: Spaghetti squash, zucinni pasta, meatballs Snacks: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 8 - 8/26/13 Breakfast: Chicken & apple sausage, 2 egg omelette, avocado Lunch: Left over spaghetti squash and meatballs Dinner: Salmon, shrimp, steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots Snack: Orange Meals Day 9 - 8/27/13 Breakfast: Chicken sausage omelette with chunky guacamole Lunch: Left over paleo spaghetti (again) Dinner: Chicken soup (carrots, celery, onion, broth, herbs, chicken) Snacks: Cinnamon apples with cashews, coconut milk, almond butter The breakdown Honestly, its currently day 12 and I'm just now getting around to writing this post. Things have been a whirlwind this week, but I'm…
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Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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Whole30: Day 1 – 3

Meals Day 1 - 8/19/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, 2 sausage patties & mushrooms, unsweet ice'd tea. Lunch: Broiled chicken thigh, roasted acorn squash, grilled peaches, unsweet ice'd tea Dinner: Chicken, sausage, celery, peppers, onions, tomato "stoupt" with fried egg, water Snack: Hard boiled egg, summer sausage Meals Day 2 - 8/20/13 Breakfast: Banana, unsweet ice'd tea *Lunch: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 4 strips of bacon, coffee with coconut creamer * This was actually eaten at like 11 and was supposed to be my breakfast. My schedule was thrown off this day. Dinner: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes, sautéed okra, unsweet ice'd tea Snack: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 3 - 8/21/13 Breakfast: 3…
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Whole30: Shop-a-thon

Yesterday was the binge and purge of all the food in our kitchen. Well, not entirely, our boys still have to eat. But for the most part, our kitchen has been cleansed of all the starchy, creamy, stuff we can't eat over the next 30 days. And boy did it send me on a tizzy. [caption id="attachment_1442" align="alignleft" width="225"] It's the size of my head!![/caption] The day started off with a tip to the Marietta City Farmer's Market, where I loaded us up on some fresh veggies. There's nothing quite as good as local produce. Its crazy the difference home grown/organic makes. I mean, check out this friggin' sweet potato!…
Read More

Next level salad!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="538"] Four meat salad![/caption] We are constantly looking for ways to eat cleaner and stick to our Whole30 Challenge. Well last night we went out for some BBQ and I ordered the 4 meat + 2 side combo (Sausage, Brisket, Chicken, Turkey + Salad and Collards). There was no way I was going to be able to eat all of it so I brought the meats home with me. Today rather than have a simple pile of meat on a plate I made an epic salad. What made it doubly epic wasn't just the fact that it had 4 different animals on it, but I got creative…
Read More

PaleO Snap!

So over the weekend Jess and I started our adventure into this Whole30/Paleo deal. I think we were a bit confused. Now I think I've got it sorted out. The Whole30 is essentially a 30 day cleanse/challenge which is a more strict and streamlined version of Paleo. Paleo itself is already pretty rigid in terms of what you should/shouldn't eat, but the Whole30 is on another level. From what we can ascertain we went Paleo. We didn't contract "polio" as Chase would have everyone believe, instead we began a journey into a cleaner and healthier way of eating. So far it's been a bit taxing, but not impossible. Heck, I've…
Read More

Whole30: Day 24 – 30 (and beyond)

Meals Day 25 - 30 Breakfast: Eggs, eggs, eggs, meat, bacon, sausage, meat, sweet potatoes, carrots, eggs..... Lunch: Left over what we had for dinner the night before or some meat and veggie platter. Dinner: A bunch of meat and some vegetables and most likely sweet potatoes and more meat. Snack: Nuts. Lots and lots of nuts and fruit. There's no need to break down what I ate. I have pictures of it, I ate it, it was delicious, and the next day, I ate the same thing with slight variation. The breakdown Well, damn. I reckon the wheels really did come off this whole frequent update thing. Here it…
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Whole30: Day 19 – 24

Meals Day 19 - 9/06/13 Breakfast: Omelette, sausage, sweet potato mash Lunch: Chopped steak salad with avocado, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes Dinner: Salmon, asparagus, mushrooms, puréed peas Snack: This big ass bouquet of fruit! (Well, some of it)* Meals Day 20 - 9/07/13 Breakfast: 2 egg omellette, sausage, sweet potato hash, tomato Lunch: Turkey breast, collard greens, broccoli Dinner: Rotisserie chicken... like literally half a chicken Meals Day 21 - 9/08/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, fruit Lunch: Pork chop, zucchini, tomato Dinner: Brats, peppers onions mushrooms, guacamole Meals Day 22 - 9/09/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, sweet potato hash Lunch: Salad with steak, guacamole, bacon Dinner: Chorizo stuff tomatoes with avocado Meals Day 23 - 9/10/13 Breakfast: Banana,…
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Whole30: Day 13 – 18

Meals Day 13 - 8/31/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Pulled pork, home made BBQ sauce and carrots Dinner: Steak, roasted sweet potatoes, asparagus Meals Day 14 - 9/01/13 Breakfast: Bacon, eggs, roasted southwest sweet potatoes Lunch: Left over chicken curry Dinner: Pork burgers with sautéed mushrooms, and, guacamole with a side of crispy sweet potatoes Meals Day 15 - 9/02/13 Breakfast: "Cereal" consisting of the Cinnamon Faux-st Crunch, unsweetened almond milk, cashews, almonds, unsweetened coconut flakes, walnuts, dried cranberries. T'was delish! Lunch: Sautéed peppers and onions with left over steak and sausage Dinner: Pork ribs, collard greens, roasted carrots! Meals Day 16 - 9/03/13 Breakfast: Omelette with salami and…
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Whole30: Day 10 – 12

Meals Day 10 - 8/28/13 Breakfast: Pancetta omelette with sweet potato hash Lunch: Left over chicken and vegetable soup Dinner: Grilled southwest hot wings, roasted sweet potatoes Snacks: Banana with almond butter and raisins Meals Day 11 - 8/29/13 Breakfast: Turkey sausage and egg frittata Lunch: Half of a salad with tomatoes, crispy prosciutto and grilled chicken Dinner: Chicken fajitas* and broccoli Snack: Almonds, cashews, banana Meals Day 12 - 8/30/13 Breakfast: Pulled pork, poached eggs, sweet potato hash Lunch: Bison patty, fried egg, bacon, tomato, side of roasted green beans Dinner: Chicken curry (yum!) Snacks: Orange The breakdown Random McPerson: "So what can you eat on this diet?" Me: "Well, its not really a diet as much as a clean…
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Whole30: Day 7 – 9

Meals Day 7 - 8/25/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, chicken, avocado Lunch: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes Dinner: Spaghetti squash, zucinni pasta, meatballs Snacks: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 8 - 8/26/13 Breakfast: Chicken & apple sausage, 2 egg omelette, avocado Lunch: Left over spaghetti squash and meatballs Dinner: Salmon, shrimp, steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots Snack: Orange Meals Day 9 - 8/27/13 Breakfast: Chicken sausage omelette with chunky guacamole Lunch: Left over paleo spaghetti (again) Dinner: Chicken soup (carrots, celery, onion, broth, herbs, chicken) Snacks: Cinnamon apples with cashews, coconut milk, almond butter The breakdown Honestly, its currently day 12 and I'm just now getting around to writing this post. Things have been a whirlwind this week, but I'm…
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Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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Whole30: Day 1 – 3

Meals Day 1 - 8/19/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, 2 sausage patties & mushrooms, unsweet ice'd tea. Lunch: Broiled chicken thigh, roasted acorn squash, grilled peaches, unsweet ice'd tea Dinner: Chicken, sausage, celery, peppers, onions, tomato "stoupt" with fried egg, water Snack: Hard boiled egg, summer sausage Meals Day 2 - 8/20/13 Breakfast: Banana, unsweet ice'd tea *Lunch: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 4 strips of bacon, coffee with coconut creamer * This was actually eaten at like 11 and was supposed to be my breakfast. My schedule was thrown off this day. Dinner: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes, sautéed okra, unsweet ice'd tea Snack: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 3 - 8/21/13 Breakfast: 3…
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Whole30: Shop-a-thon

Yesterday was the binge and purge of all the food in our kitchen. Well, not entirely, our boys still have to eat. But for the most part, our kitchen has been cleansed of all the starchy, creamy, stuff we can't eat over the next 30 days. And boy did it send me on a tizzy. [caption id="attachment_1442" align="alignleft" width="225"] It's the size of my head!![/caption] The day started off with a tip to the Marietta City Farmer's Market, where I loaded us up on some fresh veggies. There's nothing quite as good as local produce. Its crazy the difference home grown/organic makes. I mean, check out this friggin' sweet potato!…
Read More

Next level salad!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="538"] Four meat salad![/caption] We are constantly looking for ways to eat cleaner and stick to our Whole30 Challenge. Well last night we went out for some BBQ and I ordered the 4 meat + 2 side combo (Sausage, Brisket, Chicken, Turkey + Salad and Collards). There was no way I was going to be able to eat all of it so I brought the meats home with me. Today rather than have a simple pile of meat on a plate I made an epic salad. What made it doubly epic wasn't just the fact that it had 4 different animals on it, but I got creative…
Read More

PaleO Snap!

So over the weekend Jess and I started our adventure into this Whole30/Paleo deal. I think we were a bit confused. Now I think I've got it sorted out. The Whole30 is essentially a 30 day cleanse/challenge which is a more strict and streamlined version of Paleo. Paleo itself is already pretty rigid in terms of what you should/shouldn't eat, but the Whole30 is on another level. From what we can ascertain we went Paleo. We didn't contract "polio" as Chase would have everyone believe, instead we began a journey into a cleaner and healthier way of eating. So far it's been a bit taxing, but not impossible. Heck, I've…
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Whole30: Day 24 – 30 (and beyond)

Meals Day 25 - 30 Breakfast: Eggs, eggs, eggs, meat, bacon, sausage, meat, sweet potatoes, carrots, eggs..... Lunch: Left over what we had for dinner the night before or some meat and veggie platter. Dinner: A bunch of meat and some vegetables and most likely sweet potatoes and more meat. Snack: Nuts. Lots and lots of nuts and fruit. There's no need to break down what I ate. I have pictures of it, I ate it, it was delicious, and the next day, I ate the same thing with slight variation. The breakdown Well, damn. I reckon the wheels really did come off this whole frequent update thing. Here it…
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Whole30: Day 19 – 24

Meals Day 19 - 9/06/13 Breakfast: Omelette, sausage, sweet potato mash Lunch: Chopped steak salad with avocado, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes Dinner: Salmon, asparagus, mushrooms, puréed peas Snack: This big ass bouquet of fruit! (Well, some of it)* Meals Day 20 - 9/07/13 Breakfast: 2 egg omellette, sausage, sweet potato hash, tomato Lunch: Turkey breast, collard greens, broccoli Dinner: Rotisserie chicken... like literally half a chicken Meals Day 21 - 9/08/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, fruit Lunch: Pork chop, zucchini, tomato Dinner: Brats, peppers onions mushrooms, guacamole Meals Day 22 - 9/09/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, sweet potato hash Lunch: Salad with steak, guacamole, bacon Dinner: Chorizo stuff tomatoes with avocado Meals Day 23 - 9/10/13 Breakfast: Banana,…
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Whole30: Day 13 – 18

Meals Day 13 - 8/31/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Pulled pork, home made BBQ sauce and carrots Dinner: Steak, roasted sweet potatoes, asparagus Meals Day 14 - 9/01/13 Breakfast: Bacon, eggs, roasted southwest sweet potatoes Lunch: Left over chicken curry Dinner: Pork burgers with sautéed mushrooms, and, guacamole with a side of crispy sweet potatoes Meals Day 15 - 9/02/13 Breakfast: "Cereal" consisting of the Cinnamon Faux-st Crunch, unsweetened almond milk, cashews, almonds, unsweetened coconut flakes, walnuts, dried cranberries. T'was delish! Lunch: Sautéed peppers and onions with left over steak and sausage Dinner: Pork ribs, collard greens, roasted carrots! Meals Day 16 - 9/03/13 Breakfast: Omelette with salami and…
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Whole30: Day 10 – 12

Meals Day 10 - 8/28/13 Breakfast: Pancetta omelette with sweet potato hash Lunch: Left over chicken and vegetable soup Dinner: Grilled southwest hot wings, roasted sweet potatoes Snacks: Banana with almond butter and raisins Meals Day 11 - 8/29/13 Breakfast: Turkey sausage and egg frittata Lunch: Half of a salad with tomatoes, crispy prosciutto and grilled chicken Dinner: Chicken fajitas* and broccoli Snack: Almonds, cashews, banana Meals Day 12 - 8/30/13 Breakfast: Pulled pork, poached eggs, sweet potato hash Lunch: Bison patty, fried egg, bacon, tomato, side of roasted green beans Dinner: Chicken curry (yum!) Snacks: Orange The breakdown Random McPerson: "So what can you eat on this diet?" Me: "Well, its not really a diet as much as a clean…
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Whole30: Day 7 – 9

Meals Day 7 - 8/25/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, chicken, avocado Lunch: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes Dinner: Spaghetti squash, zucinni pasta, meatballs Snacks: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 8 - 8/26/13 Breakfast: Chicken & apple sausage, 2 egg omelette, avocado Lunch: Left over spaghetti squash and meatballs Dinner: Salmon, shrimp, steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots Snack: Orange Meals Day 9 - 8/27/13 Breakfast: Chicken sausage omelette with chunky guacamole Lunch: Left over paleo spaghetti (again) Dinner: Chicken soup (carrots, celery, onion, broth, herbs, chicken) Snacks: Cinnamon apples with cashews, coconut milk, almond butter The breakdown Honestly, its currently day 12 and I'm just now getting around to writing this post. Things have been a whirlwind this week, but I'm…
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Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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Whole30: Day 1 – 3

Meals Day 1 - 8/19/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, 2 sausage patties & mushrooms, unsweet ice'd tea. Lunch: Broiled chicken thigh, roasted acorn squash, grilled peaches, unsweet ice'd tea Dinner: Chicken, sausage, celery, peppers, onions, tomato "stoupt" with fried egg, water Snack: Hard boiled egg, summer sausage Meals Day 2 - 8/20/13 Breakfast: Banana, unsweet ice'd tea *Lunch: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 4 strips of bacon, coffee with coconut creamer * This was actually eaten at like 11 and was supposed to be my breakfast. My schedule was thrown off this day. Dinner: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes, sautéed okra, unsweet ice'd tea Snack: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 3 - 8/21/13 Breakfast: 3…
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Whole30: Shop-a-thon

Yesterday was the binge and purge of all the food in our kitchen. Well, not entirely, our boys still have to eat. But for the most part, our kitchen has been cleansed of all the starchy, creamy, stuff we can't eat over the next 30 days. And boy did it send me on a tizzy. [caption id="attachment_1442" align="alignleft" width="225"] It's the size of my head!![/caption] The day started off with a tip to the Marietta City Farmer's Market, where I loaded us up on some fresh veggies. There's nothing quite as good as local produce. Its crazy the difference home grown/organic makes. I mean, check out this friggin' sweet potato!…
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Next level salad!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="538"] Four meat salad![/caption] We are constantly looking for ways to eat cleaner and stick to our Whole30 Challenge. Well last night we went out for some BBQ and I ordered the 4 meat + 2 side combo (Sausage, Brisket, Chicken, Turkey + Salad and Collards). There was no way I was going to be able to eat all of it so I brought the meats home with me. Today rather than have a simple pile of meat on a plate I made an epic salad. What made it doubly epic wasn't just the fact that it had 4 different animals on it, but I got creative…
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PaleO Snap!

So over the weekend Jess and I started our adventure into this Whole30/Paleo deal. I think we were a bit confused. Now I think I've got it sorted out. The Whole30 is essentially a 30 day cleanse/challenge which is a more strict and streamlined version of Paleo. Paleo itself is already pretty rigid in terms of what you should/shouldn't eat, but the Whole30 is on another level. From what we can ascertain we went Paleo. We didn't contract "polio" as Chase would have everyone believe, instead we began a journey into a cleaner and healthier way of eating. So far it's been a bit taxing, but not impossible. Heck, I've…
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Whole30: Day 24 – 30 (and beyond)

Meals Day 25 - 30 Breakfast: Eggs, eggs, eggs, meat, bacon, sausage, meat, sweet potatoes, carrots, eggs..... Lunch: Left over what we had for dinner the night before or some meat and veggie platter. Dinner: A bunch of meat and some vegetables and most likely sweet potatoes and more meat. Snack: Nuts. Lots and lots of nuts and fruit. There's no need to break down what I ate. I have pictures of it, I ate it, it was delicious, and the next day, I ate the same thing with slight variation. The breakdown Well, damn. I reckon the wheels really did come off this whole frequent update thing. Here it…
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Whole30: Day 19 – 24

Meals Day 19 - 9/06/13 Breakfast: Omelette, sausage, sweet potato mash Lunch: Chopped steak salad with avocado, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes Dinner: Salmon, asparagus, mushrooms, puréed peas Snack: This big ass bouquet of fruit! (Well, some of it)* Meals Day 20 - 9/07/13 Breakfast: 2 egg omellette, sausage, sweet potato hash, tomato Lunch: Turkey breast, collard greens, broccoli Dinner: Rotisserie chicken... like literally half a chicken Meals Day 21 - 9/08/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, fruit Lunch: Pork chop, zucchini, tomato Dinner: Brats, peppers onions mushrooms, guacamole Meals Day 22 - 9/09/13 Breakfast: Sausage and egg scramble, sweet potato hash Lunch: Salad with steak, guacamole, bacon Dinner: Chorizo stuff tomatoes with avocado Meals Day 23 - 9/10/13 Breakfast: Banana,…
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Whole30: Day 13 – 18

Meals Day 13 - 8/31/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Pulled pork, home made BBQ sauce and carrots Dinner: Steak, roasted sweet potatoes, asparagus Meals Day 14 - 9/01/13 Breakfast: Bacon, eggs, roasted southwest sweet potatoes Lunch: Left over chicken curry Dinner: Pork burgers with sautéed mushrooms, and, guacamole with a side of crispy sweet potatoes Meals Day 15 - 9/02/13 Breakfast: "Cereal" consisting of the Cinnamon Faux-st Crunch, unsweetened almond milk, cashews, almonds, unsweetened coconut flakes, walnuts, dried cranberries. T'was delish! Lunch: Sautéed peppers and onions with left over steak and sausage Dinner: Pork ribs, collard greens, roasted carrots! Meals Day 16 - 9/03/13 Breakfast: Omelette with salami and…
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Whole30: Day 10 – 12

Meals Day 10 - 8/28/13 Breakfast: Pancetta omelette with sweet potato hash Lunch: Left over chicken and vegetable soup Dinner: Grilled southwest hot wings, roasted sweet potatoes Snacks: Banana with almond butter and raisins Meals Day 11 - 8/29/13 Breakfast: Turkey sausage and egg frittata Lunch: Half of a salad with tomatoes, crispy prosciutto and grilled chicken Dinner: Chicken fajitas* and broccoli Snack: Almonds, cashews, banana Meals Day 12 - 8/30/13 Breakfast: Pulled pork, poached eggs, sweet potato hash Lunch: Bison patty, fried egg, bacon, tomato, side of roasted green beans Dinner: Chicken curry (yum!) Snacks: Orange The breakdown Random McPerson: "So what can you eat on this diet?" Me: "Well, its not really a diet as much as a clean…
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Whole30: Day 7 – 9

Meals Day 7 - 8/25/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, chicken, avocado Lunch: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes Dinner: Spaghetti squash, zucinni pasta, meatballs Snacks: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 8 - 8/26/13 Breakfast: Chicken & apple sausage, 2 egg omelette, avocado Lunch: Left over spaghetti squash and meatballs Dinner: Salmon, shrimp, steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots Snack: Orange Meals Day 9 - 8/27/13 Breakfast: Chicken sausage omelette with chunky guacamole Lunch: Left over paleo spaghetti (again) Dinner: Chicken soup (carrots, celery, onion, broth, herbs, chicken) Snacks: Cinnamon apples with cashews, coconut milk, almond butter The breakdown Honestly, its currently day 12 and I'm just now getting around to writing this post. Things have been a whirlwind this week, but I'm…
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Whole30: Day 4 – 6

Meals Day 4 - 8/22/13 Breakfast: Bacon and eggs Lunch: Grass-fed beef patties with bacon, jalapeño, pickles, lettuce, guacamole, tomatoes Dinner: Roasted chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans Snacks: Apple with almond butter / Larabar Meals Day 5 - 8/23/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 2 sausage patties Lunch: Salad with all manner of topping (Whole30 approved) and grilled chicken Dinner: Steak with roasted curry sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts sautéed with pancetta Snack: Apple Meals Day 6 - 8/24/13 Breakfast: Sweet potato hash, 2 eggs omelette, 3 strips of bacon Lunch: 2 grass-fed beef patties, fried eggs, lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeños Dinner: Prime rib, pork…
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Whole30: Day 1 – 3

Meals Day 1 - 8/19/13 Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, 2 sausage patties & mushrooms, unsweet ice'd tea. Lunch: Broiled chicken thigh, roasted acorn squash, grilled peaches, unsweet ice'd tea Dinner: Chicken, sausage, celery, peppers, onions, tomato "stoupt" with fried egg, water Snack: Hard boiled egg, summer sausage Meals Day 2 - 8/20/13 Breakfast: Banana, unsweet ice'd tea *Lunch: Sweet potato hash, 2 egg omelette, 4 strips of bacon, coffee with coconut creamer * This was actually eaten at like 11 and was supposed to be my breakfast. My schedule was thrown off this day. Dinner: Meatloaf, sweet potatoes, sautéed okra, unsweet ice'd tea Snack: Apple with almond butter Meals Day 3 - 8/21/13 Breakfast: 3…
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Whole30: Shop-a-thon

Yesterday was the binge and purge of all the food in our kitchen. Well, not entirely, our boys still have to eat. But for the most part, our kitchen has been cleansed of all the starchy, creamy, stuff we can't eat over the next 30 days. And boy did it send me on a tizzy. [caption id="attachment_1442" align="alignleft" width="225"] It's the size of my head!![/caption] The day started off with a tip to the Marietta City Farmer's Market, where I loaded us up on some fresh veggies. There's nothing quite as good as local produce. Its crazy the difference home grown/organic makes. I mean, check out this friggin' sweet potato!…
Read More

Next level salad!

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="538"] Four meat salad![/caption] We are constantly looking for ways to eat cleaner and stick to our Whole30 Challenge. Well last night we went out for some BBQ and I ordered the 4 meat + 2 side combo (Sausage, Brisket, Chicken, Turkey + Salad and Collards). There was no way I was going to be able to eat all of it so I brought the meats home with me. Today rather than have a simple pile of meat on a plate I made an epic salad. What made it doubly epic wasn't just the fact that it had 4 different animals on it, but I got creative…
Read More

PaleO Snap!

So over the weekend Jess and I started our adventure into this Whole30/Paleo deal. I think we were a bit confused. Now I think I've got it sorted out. The Whole30 is essentially a 30 day cleanse/challenge which is a more strict and streamlined version of Paleo. Paleo itself is already pretty rigid in terms of what you should/shouldn't eat, but the Whole30 is on another level. From what we can ascertain we went Paleo. We didn't contract "polio" as Chase would have everyone believe, instead we began a journey into a cleaner and healthier way of eating. So far it's been a bit taxing, but not impossible. Heck, I've…
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