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Menu Monday: 8/13/12

I just made it home from a mini-road trip with my husband to drop my two oldest girls at camp for the week.  My mean wise husband refused to stop the car as we passed by multiple “texas stop signs” along the way.  Oh man….an icy […]


I’ve hit the half-way mark of my Whole30, and because I’m not a fan of multiple exclamation points and super-happy diet and nutrition claims, I will not be making the following statements: 1.  I’ve lost XYZ# pounds/inches in 14 days!!!! 2.  It was so easy!!!! […]

Menu Monday: 8/6/12

Here’s the plan for this week! Monday:  Balsamic pork chops, roasted cauliflower and salad Tuesday:  Burgers with pico de gallo and guacamole, salad and watermelon Wednesday:  Braised chicken thighs with leeks Thursday:  Slow-cooker ribs and roasted cabbage Friday:  Leftovers (if there are any, if not, […]

Easy Popcorn

Did you know that you can make your own microwave popcorn at home with just a few, simple ingredients?  It’s super easy, super yummy, and less expensive than buying the pre-packaged varieties. Here’s how: First, melt 2-3 tbsp butter in a glass bowl in the […]

Avocado Deviled Eggs

Avocado Deviled Eggs

These are a great option for those who aren’t crazy about the yolkiness off deviled eggs.  Yes, I just made up that word, yolkiness.  While I do like a deviled egg, I am not that fond of the yolk, and neither are my kids.  Now, […]

What I Eat in Real Life

A few friends have commented that I normally eat a close-to-Paleo diet, so why the Whole30 challenge?   This is very true, I generally don’t eat grains in any form, dairy or legumes.  My biggest issue is the added sugar, in the form of my […]

What Am I Eating?

The most common question I’ve gotten since announcing my Whole30 is, “What are you eating?”  Or the flip side of that is, “What are you not eating?” You can check out my menu posts to see what our dinners look like at our house, but […]

Menu Monday: 7/30/12

This is the end of day three of my Whole30….I’ll post an update soon.  For now I’ll just say that days one and two weren’t bad.   I hit a bit of a wall this afternoon, but I’m feeling better this evening and am looking […]

It’s Time

We’ve been on a journey the past few years at our house, slowly but surely adding more and more fresh, whole, nutrient-dense foods to our family diet, and removing those food-products that are packaged, processed and nowhere near their natural beginnings (if they ever had […]

Menu Monday: 7/2/12

We’re about 4 weeks into our summer at the Lackey house, and things have been a bit crazy the last week or so.  I’ve had some loose menu plans in the works, but definitely need to get back to a better planning schedule.  My summer […]