Paleo, Pregnancy, Gallbladder, & Kidney Stones?

Seriously people.  I’m 25.5 weeks pregnant and something is going on.   At first glance, we thought I had a bladder infection so I went in for a quick UA.  The initial report was lots of blood, not much bacteria.  Huh. . . well, let’s start an antibiotic over the weekend while it goes off for […]

Monthly Menu

Now. . . if I get really crazy, I will prep some meals for the freezer.  I’ll get back to y’all on that. 🙂 In our budget post, I indicated that meal plans were on the way. So- our meat for the month is 30lbs of beef (ground, steak, stew, roast, oxtail), 4 whole chickens, […]

100 Days of Real Food- Grocery Budget

Technically, I think our 100 days is over or probably close, but who knows since I’ve lost track.  The reality is, we always eat real food with minor deviations for special occasions, so this is more about budget than anything else in our world.  Tonight, I came up with a “plan”.  This keeps us at […]

Day 36

Today marks day 36 in our 100 Days of Real Food Challenge.  I missed my order for produce this week. . . UGH.  I forgot to get online until Sunday evening and the order had already closed.  Boo. In other news- tonight we enjoyed two Draper Free Range (hormone and antibiotic free) rotisserie chickens.  After […]

Big Family Meal Plan

I realize it’s Wednesday and I’m just getting this posted.  If you are relying on my to plan your menu, well, you better plan for next week! What we are eating this week: Sunday: Crockpot chicken & veggies Monday: beef chunks, veggies, & rice Tuesday: Taco salad Wednesday: bunless burgers, salad Thursday: grilled chicken tenders […]

Slacker Already

I’m turning into a slacker.  I could blame it on the babies.  I’m absolutely exhausted!  Or I could blame it on the fact that I’ve been too lax with our diets, because either I’m too nauseated to cook or nothing will settle on my belly.  I even made the kids oatmeal for dinner one night. […]

What Babies Want, Babies Get

Pregnant bellies are finicky.  After reading about early pregnancy food aversions all over the internet, I know I am not alone in this. Upon waking this morning, I had a banana.  I was hoping it would quell the queasies and maybe I’d be able to get those eggs in. . . no such luck. Around […]

Sugar Detox Day 11 and 12

Day 11 Breakfast- EGGS! Lunch- This crunchy salad!  Organic greens, organic diced carrots, sunflower seeds (salted), olive oil & balsamic, topped with a bit of aged cheddar. Dinner – Red Lobster.  Mama had scallops, shrimp, & chicken.  Daddy had steak & shrimp.  Yum-o. Lunch for the kidlets- coconut flour donut, deli ham, olives, carrots & […]

Sugar Detox Day 9

The baby wants a bowl of Rice Chex.  No joke, people. (Insert flashback to Look Who’s Talking- baby pulling on the umbilical cord “Get some apple juice down here”.) Mama’s staying strong.  Daddy’s staying strong, except he’s drinking some calorie free vitamin water. . . he has a “problem” with plain water. I’m under Dr’s […]

Lunch Box Ideas! Sugar Detox Day 8 Wrap Up

So, I’m already a slacker and didn’t post our Sugar Detox update for day 8 (yesterday)  oops.  Blame it on the pregnancy hormones making me so tired I barely made it through dinner.  Speaking of dinner, Daddy Grok’s parents and Grandma joined us for dinner.  Grandma lives 3 hours away and we haven’t seen her […]