Family Dinner Plan: Fresh roast ham, sausages and sauerkraut, Brussels sprout salad

Welcome to the fourth menu plan for the Whole30 challenge – do us a favor and ignore the fact that I did not put up a week 3 menu. If you are curious about what we consumed, follow along on Facebook for the day-by-day menus, including fantastic links and tips and tricks. Well, definitely links.

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Chocolate Paleo Oatmeal (recipe)

<place holder for photo that will come Real Soon Now!> Another paleo-friendly recipe that is too good not to share! I have been making the standard Primal Hot Cereal originally from Mark Sisson, with my own little twists including pumpkin puree and dates. Today I experimented again and was richly rewarded! I present: Chocolate Paleo

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Family Dinner Plan: Roast chicken and Bora Bora Fireballs

    Monday starts the second week of our Whole30 clean eating challenge. 7 days done, 23 more to go, and when we make it past this week, it will be smooth sailing! Once I get into the groove of cooking, it is not difficult to cook extra dinner for planned leftovers the next day.

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Family Dinner Plan: Be thoughtful, be mindful, be moderate

This week brings the last few days of the Whole30 Challenge, yippee! This week also brings re-entry, introducing foods that were eliminated during the challenge to determine my specific reactions. I already have a guess or two about how I will react to wheat, but I am curious to see how it goes with dairy.

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How to Paleo: Asian-style turkey lettuce cups (recipe)

Short story: Inspired by Kalyn’s Kitchen Asian Lettuce Cups with Spicy Ground Turkey Filling, I modified the recipe for our Paleo diet challenge. Longer version: As I look around each week to plan our menu, search terms often bring me to favorite blogs I have been reading for years. These last few weeks, as we challenge

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Family Dinner Plan: Whole30 days 7-13

The first 6 days of the Whole30 challenge were, well, challenging. For the last few weeks, I have been reducing my sugar intake and cutting back on most breads and pastas, but that still did not prepare me for complete removal of these items from my diet. I was a little tired mid-week, and one

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Family Dinner Plan: Whole30 Challenge days 1-6

Oh, I am feeling so trendy this week! DH and I have decided to embark on a Whole30 Challenge, an eating movement made popular by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig (among others), who encourage participants to eat a diet which closely resembles that of our long-ago ancestors. Often called Paleo, or Primal, or Caveman, this diet

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