Good Eating Habits from the Whole 30

Good Habits from the Whole 30 - I

I’m trying to decide how much of my good feeling experience from the Whole 30 was good habits (no snacking, eating breakfast, etc) or the new ingredients themselves or the lack of certain ingredients…. Long time readers will remember my Whole 30 experience from last year. According to the calendar, it coincided almost perfectly with […]

5 Easy Ways to Go Sugar Free

fruit tray

Going sugar free doesn’t have to be torture. Here are five easy ways to cut the sweet in your diet. For the last few years, I’ve tried to reduce the processed sugar in our family’s diet. In the last few months I’ve focused more on reducing the sugar in my diet. I realized that if […]

Cocoa Apricot Cashew Bites

Cocoa Apricot Cashew Bites

Cocoa Apricot Cashew Bites are a naturally-sweetened snack that are¬†easy to make and very kid-friendly. Except for a handful of “cheat” days for the FishMama Trifecta, I’m going sugar-free this month, trying to reclaim a little bit of that energy that I felt during my Whole 30. I don’t want to give up baked goods […]

Chicken Salad Wraps

Chicken Salad with Napa Cabbage

Chicken Salad takes on a new perspective when served in a cabbage leaf. Fresh tasting and low carb, it’s a perfect meal to add to the rotation. I have always been a big fan of salads and sandwiches. Put them together and … wow! Last summer and then last month when I was counting calories […]

What I Learned from the Whole 30

What I Learned from the Whole 30 - Here are my findings from my Whole 30, what I learned and what I

Here are my findings from my Whole 30, what I learned and what I’m going to do about it. chicken salad wraps The day after Valentine’s Day I embarked on what I considered a pretty wild prospect: to abstain from eating anything containing soy, sugar, dairy, gluten, grain, or alcohol — for THIRTY DAYS. Since […]

Grocery Geek: Basics


Now that my strict eating regiment is over, I’m not having to go to the store quite as often. I’ve haven’t been able to use up the contents of the produce box in some weeks, so it’s a good thing I’m staying out of the stores, too. I haven’t reintroduced all the foods that I […]

Sweet Potato Hashbrowns

sweet potatoes and yams

The traditional “white” sweet potato makes lovely, almost crisp hashbrowns. Over the last month or so, I’ve explored some foods I’d never previously had. Some I’d never even heard of. Some I bought but haven’t yet tried like the kombucha sitting in my fridge. During my Whole30 I had a lot of sweet potatoes, looking […]

Grocery Geek: The Mid-Month March Report


Things have been crazy around here. What can I say? Hockey? Hip pain? Homeschool? I’m all about alliteration today. Obviously. Suffice it to say, I have been lacking in the time to write department. Slowly but surely the fog is starting to clear. Hubs is getting the hockey thing under control. Dr. Gary is taking […]

Meal Plan for My Last Week of the Whole 30

protein style burger

I’m finishing up a Whole 30 nutritional reset this week. Here’s the meal plan. Can you believe I only have one week left in my Whole 30? The last three weeks have really gone by quickly. While I can’t say that I’ve had a huge improvement in the areas I was hoping to improve (aches […]

Monkey Salad

Monkey Salad | Good Cheap Eats - A simple fruit salad of cashews, bananas, and coconut chips packs a sweet, yet filling punch.

A simple fruit salad of cashews, bananas, and coconut chips packs a sweet, yet filling punch. Perfect for breakfast next to an egg or two. First up. No, this salad does not contain monkeys. That would be gross. It contains ingredients that I imagine a monkey would like to eat. If it makes you feel […]