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Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken with Sweet Potato Rice

I think I have a love affair with sweet potatoes.  I could eat them any which way you can make them. Fries - obviously.  Mashed - love it. Cubed and roasted - to die for.  But rice?!  Could it be possible?  Let me tell you friends,…
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Paleo Balance Bowl

BOWLS!  Mixing a bunch of ingredients into a bowl for any meal is the way to go.  I also have a weird love for putting warm ingredients on salads which this bowl does beautifully.  1st choice in topping this bowl was butternut squash.…
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My Whole30 Experience - Week 2

Hey friends!  Half way done!!  Let's be real.  If you are anything like me you do things like this Whole30 or any other way of eating in order to get to an end result.  Although I hopefully plan to eat mostly this clean for the rest…
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Ranch Steak Salad

Who here loves ranch? (insert emoji girl with a raised hand) I DO! Who has stayed away from ranch on salads (cuz itz like sooo fattening), yet can never get enough on your late night pizza?  This was the story of my life for so many years.…
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Chicken Pot Pie Soup {Whole30}

Who doesn't love chicken pot pie??  The potatoes the chicken the flavor!  It is the chicken and potato part that made me feel like this was totally something I could overhaul and make whole30.  Just had to make a few swaps!  Coconut…
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My Whole30 Experience: Week 1

Week 1 of Whole30 is over! I thought I could put together a play by play of how my experience has been so far.  Let me tell you it has not been easy.  But I am so excited to be doing this! Here is how my week has been: Day 1: The first…
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Whole30 Costco Must Haves

COSTCO! Everyone's favorites big big big box store.  This list will help you navigate the huge aisles of this magical place and keep on your Whole30 train.  I also have a list for Amazon, Trader Joe's, Thrive Market, Aldi, Target and Ralphs/Kroger…
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Pesto Hasselback Potatoes

It is day 5 of my whole30 challenge! I will get more into how it is going and how I am feeling in a post later this week, but I am LOVING it so far!  There are side effects of the sugar detox, but every meal has been so tasty.  I don't…
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Roasted Garlic Chicken Salad

I am SO excited for this new year to start and to get this Whole30 challenge underway.  I am already trying to prepare for this "carb flu" everyone talks about as the last few days have been spent in the mountains with my hubby drinking…
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Whole30 Roasted Garlic Mayo

If you are like me you have stayed clear of mayo for awhile because you know its full of fat and super processed oil.  This is true for the bargain brands at box stores, but I had never thought about making it myself!  I have been using…
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Garlic Herb Roasted Nuts

Christmas is almost here!!  And that means a long day/ weekend with the fam!  I am so excited to be spending Christmas with my mom, dad, sister, brother-in-law, nephew and hubby!  We have a jam packed day planned filled with games, food,…
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Rosemary Braised Beef w/ Garlic Balsamic Cauliflower Rice

So I was originally going to post a different recipe today, but when I made this yesterday, I HAD to share it with you immediately.  I also am now wondering why I don't braise beef at least once a week.  I think it could become a Sunday…