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2018 Whole30 – The Fourth Round is a Charm! (Week 1 Meal Plan)

2018 Whole30 – The Fourth Round is a Charm! (Week 1 Meal Plan)

This post may contain affiliate links. I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post.  If I’m lucky.  😉 2018 Whole30 – The Fourth Round is a Charm! Alright, here we go!  I am excited to share our meal plans with you for this, my fourth round of Whole30. I have learned a lot during my past 3 rounds, much of which I hope to pass on to you this time.  If you want more info on…

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Five Reasons Why You Should do a Whole30

Five Reasons Why You Should do a Whole30

Five Reasons Why You Should do a Whole30  You want to make meal planning and preparation challenging for say… a month.  😉 Wait, what? Okay, for reals…  While the above might have some truth to it, here are five real, impactful reasons why you should do a Whole30.   You have some serious cravings for some seriously not good stuff.  Do you crave sweets (yum… cakes, cookies, brownies, ice cream!) or salty snacks (like chips, pretzels, and popcorn!)?  Either way,…

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Planning for a Stress-Free Black Friday

Planning for a Stress-Free Black Friday

Planning for a Stress-Free Black Friday So I am not a big shopper.  At least not in the way my teenage self was… man, could I work a mall.  I mean, I was happy dragging my friends (or my mom) around the whole thing and then going out to dinner at Olive Garden.  Oh times have changed!  First, it takes a heck of a deal to get me to a mall these days, and I usually end up muttering choice…

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Not an atypical morning in my house…

Not an atypical morning in my house…

In case anyone else can relate, I thought I would share what is definitely NOT an atypical morning in my house…   Get woken up (by my toddler… before my alarm goes off). Tell toddler to go back to bed, it is not time to get up yet. [3 minutes and 7 second pass] Toddler asks if it is time to get up NOW. Convince said toddler that he should go play with his books that read to him. Toddler…

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Filling My Cup

Filling My Cup

A draining week… Boy, has it been a long week!  Traveling all last weekend, working more than full time all week, and simply not being able to keep up with all the demands around the house.  I mean, there are SO many toys lying around and clean clothes to fold.  I had plenty that I could do today.  I could probably have gotten the house cleaned, the laundry folded and the toys organized.  And I would’ve felt a sense of…

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Week 4 Whole30 Meal Plan – Just One More Week!

Week 4 Whole30 Meal Plan – Just One More Week!

Week 4 Whole30 Meal Plan I consider this the last week of the Whole30 (even though it is 9 days long!).  The whole idea of having to go into Week 5 was just too much for me, so the Week 4 Whole30 Meal Plan is just a long one.  🙂  There are most definitely some repeats this week of my favs, but also a couple of new ones, including two meals out – on purpose!  It is almost impossible to cook…

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Whole30 can be hard. Also, why is blue cheese so yummy?

Whole30 can be hard. Also, why is blue cheese so yummy?

Whole30 can be hard. As I mentioned in my Week 3 Meal Plan, this week was TOUGH.  I was pretty busy, had a sick toddler half the week, and just wanted ALL the foods I cannot have.  Whole30 can be hard.  And I have to tell you all… I cheated.  🙁  And it wasn’t an accidental “I have nothing to eat and I might pass out if I don’t have nourishment immediately” type of cheat.  It wasn’t even a “hey, those…

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The Hopelessly Inept Gardener?

The Hopelessly Inept Gardener?

The Hopelessly Inept Gardener? Okay, so I DO NOT have a green thumb.  It is a known fact in my family that when I try to grow things, they die.  I am basically a hopelessly inept gardener.  (FYI…I’m good with things that ASK for food and water, like pets and kids.  So no need to call Child Services… I’m just a hazard to the plant community.)  But I really WANT to grow a garden.  I’ve tried many times in my…

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Week 3 Whole30 Meal Plan – Easy Meals for a Tough Week

Week 3 Whole30 Meal Plan – Easy Meals for a Tough Week

Week 3 Whole30 Meal Plan  We just finished week 3 and let me tell you… This has been the hardest Whole30 week I have had yet.  And this is my third time through!  I have had serious cravings this week and busy, busy days.  So my focus this week was on EASY recipes.  These don’t take much planning or time to prepare because I just didn’t have it in me this week.  I’ll tell you more about my dramatic Saturday in…

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Week 2 Whole30 Meal Plan – Bring on the Potatoes!

Week 2 Whole30 Meal Plan – Bring on the Potatoes!

Week 2 Whole30 Meal Plan Woohoo!  You made it to Week 2!  It gets better… I promise.  So in our Whole30 world, there were less eggs this week.  But I might have a problem with roasted fingerling potatoes.  I just couldn’t get enough of them!  As you will see in my meal plans for this round of The Whole30, I tend to reuse certain recipes.  Because they are yummy and my family likes them.  Plus, it makes cooking every night a…

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