Spicy Kale & Chicken Frittata {21DSD Compliant}

Frittata’s are so simple.  Easy grab and go breakfast, make a huge batch at once then cut and store.  Easy peasy. I’m all about easy real food meals. So many people believe that eating healthy is more difficult and takes too much time to prepare, which in turn keeps them from even trying this lifestyle.  Well, I’m here to tell you that if I can do it… YOU CAN! It’s all about planning ahead, taking about 2 hours on a sunday to prep everything for the week, that way when the time comes to make dinner for the day, you’ve already chopped/diced/sliced everything and all you have to do is cook.  The only things you have to dirty are the dishes you eat off of and the pans you cook the stuff up in.  You can do this.  Your health is worth it.

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This Week’s Menu Planning 4/25-5/1

On April 20th, we started our 2nd round of The 21 Day Sugar Detox.  It’s a lot easier this time now that I have kept up with the original routine of prepping foods for the week, and since we generally eat VERY low sugar Paleo, it’s been a breeze and I haven’t missed much.   Continue reading “This Week’s Menu Planning 4/25-5/1”

SCONES! (3 ways: Blueberry, Apple, Dark Chocolate Raspberry)

All my life I’ve loved the Duncan Hines Blueberry Streusel muffins that come in the red box with the can of blueberries and the bag of ‘streusel’. Does anyone else remember those? Well, big surprise that neither myself nor John can eat any of that stuff in that box anymore, so the other day when a blueberry muffin craving hit, I did some brief research on how to make muffins from scratch.  After deciding I’m all “muffin’d out” as of lately I then set my mind to scones and altered the recipe (in my brain) accordingly. Scones sound so scholarly.  So tea with the Queen-y. Sophisticated breakfast cookies. Continue reading “SCONES! (3 ways: Blueberry, Apple, Dark Chocolate Raspberry)”

Tangy Curry Chicken Thighs {Crock Pot!}

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Tangy Curry Chicken Thighs {Crock Pot}

What you need: (below is what I did. Dial back amounts if you do not want leftovers.)

  • 9 boneless skinless chicken thighs (swap for breasts if you’d rather boobies over thighs. hehe)
  • 6 garlic cloves, smashed and minced
  • 1 large onion, diced (I used red)
  • 2 TBS oil/fat of choice (I used bacon fat)
  • 1 lemon, sliced 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 TBS red pepper flakes
  • Curry (sprinkled overtop of thighs)
  • Salt and Pepper to preference.

what to do:

1. OPTIONAL: Heat oil in skillet, add garlic and once garlic is fragrant, add onion.  Sprinkle salt and pepper over onions and garlic.  Cook onions until they are semi-transparent)

2. Slather the bottom of your crock pot with oil/fat, and add chicken thighs.  Pour onions around the chicken.  Add in the Apple Cider Vinegar, then sprinkle spices over each thigh.

3. Place a lemon slice over each thigh.

4. Cover and cook on low or 6-8 hours, or on high for 2-4, or until chicken is cooked thoroughly! (I cooked mine on high for 4 hours and the chicken was a tad dry, but tasty! So, I would encourage cooking on low for 6 or high for 2.)

Serve with baked carrots and green beens (like we did) or over cauli-rice or whatever your heart desires! Enjoy!!

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xoxo,

Syd

21DSD Complete Review

21DSD complete review

As promised, here is our much awaited complete review of the 21DSD, from the perspectives of Sydney & John… Continue reading “21DSD Complete Review”

21DSD: Day 10

Day 10 is here!!!

What does day 10 bring? Excitement of being almost halfway there! Determination to keep going. And motivation to get $h*t (like menu planning, weekly specials browsing, and meal prepping, or even literally anything else) done!  Continue reading “21DSD: Day 10”

21DSD: Day 9

Day 9.

12 to go.

We’ve got this!

Diane’s guide book says to expect this on day nine: “I’m getting tired of the food I’m eating!” false. Only thing I’m tired of is not getting to eat all the fruits. ALL THE FRUITS!  ‘you may experience: Being overwhelmed by how much time is involved in food prep.’ slightly true, but not overwhelmed. I accept it. I love how I feel during the week. It’s totally worth it. Moving on. She then goes into reminding everyone to keep recipes fresh, try new things, subscribe to her daily emails which offer recipe ideas and inspiration (which if you’re contemplating doing the detox, sign up for these! They’re a little ray of sunshine in your inbox in the morning! 🙂 Plus, Diane is pretty adorable and her pictures are hilarious.) Continue reading “21DSD: Day 9”

21DSD: Day 8

Day 8 is here and gone! 13 more to go!

I’m feeling a little better this morning after drinking some bone broth, taking some night-time tylenol (since I’m pretty sure I had a fever), and getting some great sleep.  I’m paying for taking that tylenol though… there’s something in pills and capsules that I’m allergic to and it creates lovely hives, or ‘urticaria’ on my extremities.  As long as I don’t scratch them, they go away on their own once the ingredient that my body doesn’t like gets out of my system. Continue reading “21DSD: Day 8”

Easy ‘Boat Motor’ Mayo (Plain, Ranch, & Spicy)

You’ll never buy store bought mayo again.  You can thank me later. 🙂 Continue reading “Easy ‘Boat Motor’ Mayo (Plain, Ranch, & Spicy)”

THE Chicken Salad to end all Chicken Salads

So, if any of you love Juli Bauer and paleOMG like I do, you’ve probably made her Cranberry Chicken Salad from her cookbook ‘The Paleo Kitchen’, you already know the awesomeness of this recipe.  If you aren’t familiar, I’m about to introduce you…

So, her recipe includes craisins and honey which aren’t allowed on the 21DSD, so I’ve altered it to be compliant. Continue reading “THE Chicken Salad to end all Chicken Salads”