Whole30 Nutrition Challenge Recap: Week 4

A little-belated recap of our Week 4 of the Whole30/Nutrition Challenge and honestly it took me about 5 minutes to even remember what we ate last week. No joke, talk about zombie mom! Our last week’s challenge meals were all comfort food. We started the week with big meatloaf we baked in our cast iron […]



Whole30 Nutrition Challenge Recap: Week 3

Whole30 Week 3 is done and gone, and there is just one week left! Thankfully, this week went much smoother. Kaitlan seems to have completely recovered from her stomach bug and went back to daycare. Even though we haven’t reintroduced any dairy, she’s doing really well on almond milk and we found enough alternatives to […]



Whole30 Nutrition Challenge Recap: Week 2

Sorry for being a bit belated, but Whole 3 week 2 in the books! I’ll be honest, it wasn’t perfect. Neil had pre-arranged plans in Tulsa with friends for a concert over the weekend. About 45 minutes after he left on Friday morning, Penny our daycare provider called and said that KK had thrown up. […]



Whole30 Nutrition Challenge Recap: Week 1

If you’ve done Whole30, or any kind of nutrition challenge, you know that Week 1 is largely spent “coming off” your normal routine. Even if you eat pretty healthy normally, it’s much like having a hangover that lasts a good 3-4 days. This year, Neil is opting to do the strict challenge, while I opted […]



My favorite Whole30 Resources (ongoing)

Over the years of trying to be more conscientious about what we eat and doing several Whole30 Challenges, I’ve amassed quite a few Whole30 resources that always serve to keep me positive and motivated to carry on with eating healthy and living our best life. I’m definitely not the first to create a list of […]



Why you should try a Whole30 Challenge

But as we went through the challenge details on Friday, I could tell that the people who were considering the Challenge for the first time were apprehensive, even skeptical of the challenge. And I went home thinking…



Meal Planning (10/4-10/10)

Happy Tuesday! We closed out another busy week last week just in time to start yet another one. I almost can’t wait for winter, just because maybe we’ll finally get to slow down a little bit. Neil is on call this week and we are both finishing up massive freelance projects, all while juggling in-progress […]



Meal Planning (9/20-9/26)

Happy Hump Day! Our meal planning this week feel totally on point and we’ve been on this upward trend of getting our food act together on the weekends. Of course, as I say that, we have another out-of-town weekend coming our way for Neil’s race. That being said, I *think* we can hold it together. […]



Meal Planning (9/13-9/19)

So we ended up eating our smoked pork butt for almost the entirety of last week. It ran out by dinner Thursday, so we picked up a pizza (gotta get those gas points at Hy-Vee). I don’t think you can get more frugal than that. We also put together a meal of roast chicken, gravy […]



Meal Planning (9/6-9/12)

We’re back! So I’ll just come out and say it: Neil is an amazing bargain hunter when it comes to proteins. On Friday, he came across a ridiculous deal on pork butt at Schnucks — 79 cents per pound! Needless to say we’ll be eating pulled pork for a good part of this week. He […]