It always sounds cliche, but where has a year gone? Tomorrow, October 1, my blog turns ONE! Every year I am able to take my passions and give them a little more time and love. Each year life gets a little easier, but also a little sad, because my little ladies aren't so little anymore. I am thankful for all of you who have supported my blog and my passions. I've met so many new people this past year. I love it! I love you all! Thank you for being here.
If you follow me on Instagram, you know I mentioned wanting to celebrate my blog's birthday with a 30 day strict clean eating reset before the holidays begin once again. If you're familiar with paleo, which I think most of you are, I will be refraining from all dairy, gluten, grains, legumes, and refined sugar. Essentially, I will be eating a lot of veggies and healthy protein. On here, I will be sharing my weekly meal plan that will hopefully help make your days and weeks a little easier to plan. I will have buttons/links on here you can easily open and save/print. The documents include a meal plan and shopping list!
Each Sunday on my Instagram stories, I will go through what's planned for the coming week. I will share tips and tricks and advice. Please note that I will base a lot of my meals around my CSA box that I pick up every Thursday from Willow Garden (yes, I'm still getting fresh, organic veggies!).
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. I am always here to help and support you! Below is this week's dinner meal plan and shopping list. You can easily download or print, or scroll and screenshot. Enjoy & happy reset! And, again, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE :)
THIS WEEK'S RECIPE SUGGESTIONS & ADVICE ~
MONDAY: You're going to simply roast chicken in the oven. I suggest roasting the chicken at 375 until crispy and the insides reach 165 degrees. Same with the veggies. I suggest seasoning the veggies with oil and seasonings, sans salt. I love adding garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper. I salt at the very end after I take the veggies out of the oven.
TUESDAY: Taco Tuesday is pretty simple. Brown your ground beef. Make up your own taco seasoning. I use 2:1 of chili powder and cumin. I also add a teaspoon of garlic and onion powder, and oregano. I add sea salt and pepper to taste. Cauli rice is so easy. I add a tablespoon of oil and saute until done. I add a few teaspoons of taco seasoning to the cauli rice for extra flavor. Serve the tacos in lettuce wraps, or use Siete chips/wraps. Top with fresh tomatoes, jalapenos, salsa, avocado, peppers, etc.
WEDNESDAY: Some of you might already have a favorite paleo pot pie recipe. I kinda make up my own. I always add lots of veggies like onions, mushrooms, broccoli, celery, carrots, and then add chicken. I would suggest sauteing your veggies and add lots of flavor with garlic, thyme, and pepper. Once your veggies have browned, I'd add enough chicken bone broth to the veggies. I'd make a slurry (say 1-2 teaspoons arrowroot with a teaspoon of cold water, and add it to the simmer bone broth and veggies). This will make for a great filling. I'd then use your favorite paleo pie crust recipe to top it off. I'd suggest using almond flour, coconut flour, and cassava for good texture. Add lots of fat - coconut oil or lard, some sea salt, and knead well. Roll the dough or cut shapes, and top the filling with the crust. I have a surplus of savoy cabbage, so I'll shred cabbage and toss with apples and walnuts. I will dress is with a Dijon dressing - sort of like the dressing I use on my kale salad.
THURSDAY: Grab a cut of meat that super easy to throw in the oven - like wild caught salmon or chicken thighs - or simply make burgers. Cut up your favorite root veggies like sweet potatoes, onions, beets, brussel sprouts - the possibilities are endless. Toss everything in oil and season well. Bake and enjoy. If you make burgers, I love to saute onions in the beautiful beef juices.
FRIDAY: I've shared my paleo pizza recipe here! It's always a staple in our house.
SATURDAY: There's nothing like a roast beef dinner. Click here for my recipe!