My First Meal Prep Meal

Day 1 of the Whole30:

I have been pinning resources, recipes and tips for sticking to the Whole30 like crazy.  I need easy recipes so titles like “recipes with 7 ingredients or less” are attractive to me. I’m not one of those people who skips breakfast.   I’m also not one of those people who cooks…sooooo.  This might be challenging.

For my first attempt, I found this “easy, delicious breakfast recipe and gave it a shot.  For the most part, I just followed the guidelines and made it my own.

You can follow the full recipe at the link above but this is what I did:

I chopped some onions and spicy chicken sausage from Trader Joes, mixed in some shredded broccoli and carrots, added some garlic and mushrooms, threw in some spinach.  You sautee everything (adding the sausage last) and right before you pour into the casserole dish, add the eggs.  I had help from my daughter and Cookie Monster who helped crack eggs mix them!  Bake everything at 350 for 30 minutes.

Finished product:

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It tastes great!

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I’m pleased with the outcome and will enjoy eating this for breakfast.  It has lots of flavor, the eggs are fluffy and it is satisfying.  It’s actually better than what I normally eat for breakfast.  I give this a 10!  😊

 

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Prepping for Whole30

Bob and I went to a party last night and found out one of our friends is about to start the Whole30 too so we are going to start a support group to hold each other accountable.  She told us about a website Cook with Tessemae where you can order dressings and seasonings that are Whole30 compliant.  This just saved my life because it was definitely one thing I was stressing about!  Anything that makes this easier makes it much more likely to sustain for the 30 days and then to incorporate the best of the program into our daily lives.  Beyond just the seasonings, this website is a great resource and she has a blog, podcasts and more recipes.

Let me know what your favorite resource is for recipes, support and accountability!

And so it begins…2017 and the Whole 30

Bob and I have decided to start 2017 with a new health and fitness routine…how original.

Phase I:  I bought the The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom and The Whole30 Cookbook: 150 Delicious and Totally Compliant Recipes to Help You Succeed with the Whole30 and Beyond and a Gourmet GJ1250 Juicer.  We have a few friends who have done this and lost a lot of weight so we’re going to give it a shot.

This is intended to be more of a “reset” than a diet but it is extremely restrictive so I’m not quite sure how we will pull this off.  Especially since Bob is not big on fruits or vegetables.  And as far as I go, I’m hoping the recipes are on the simple side so I can eat more than raw vegetables.  Hopefully at least one of the books I bought comes with a shopping list so that I can get spices and things upfront.

I looked at a couple of recipes and they don’t seem too complicated but some of the ingredients are pretty specialized and I’m just not even sure where you buy those kinds of things.  From different groups I’ve joined, I see that a lot of people shop at Aldis.   We also have Trader Joes, Whole Foods and Central Market here in Dallas so we should be able to find everything we need.

I know that meal prepping is going to be key and that’s also going to be my biggest struggle – just finding a window of time to make that all happen – but I really NEED this to work so I’m really going to give it a shot.  I worked on being more efficient at work all year in 2016 and made a lot of progress.  Now I’m going to have to bring that into the kitchen.

My plan is to get used to this way of prepping and cooking during the 30 days and then ease into a less restrictive version of this after.  I went ahead and bought 2 other cookbooks at the same time so that I am ready when the 30 days are up.

Phase II will be stepping up my exercise routine.  I bought us both a Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch, Black, Silver, Large.  I like that it tracks your sleep and that you can track your water intake and stuff like that but truth be told that’s a little more high tech than what I’m capable of at this moment so I’m just using it to track steps.  I knew I wasn’t really moving around a lot during the day but I really had no idea how little it was.  Truth really does hurt.  It also really drives home how critical it is for me to watch my diet to offset some of that inactivity.  But it’s also motivating me to take some 5 – 10 minute breaks throughout the day to get up and walk around.

Wish us luck!  I hope you will follow our journey and share tips and recipes that you like.   I know the Whole 30 isn’t for everyone and I have some reservations myself so we’ll see how it goes!

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Top 3 Ways You are Ruining Your Manicure

#1: You are Not Thoroughly Washing and Drying Your Hands.

Your nails have natural oils that can keep your polish from adhering properly. Seriously.  I had never even heard of oily nail beds before I joined Jamberry but since then I have learned that this is the number one reason that most people only get day from their manicure – whether using wraps or lacquers.  So if you are one of those people, let’s take a closer look at your nail prep.  After you wash and dry your hands, do a quick wipe with the Jamberry Nail Prep.  Make sure you leave a proper time for the nail bed to completely dry.  Any moisture causes the nail bed to expand which can impact the longevity of your manicure.  Jamberry product for this step:

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#3: Ignoring Your Cuticles

You need to hydrate your cuticles (with cuticle oils and creams) but you also need to safely remove excess cuticles (with cuticle removers).  These two steps are not one and the same.  Nor are they interchangeable.   First and foremost, the best thing you can do for yourself is drink lots and lots of water.  Contrary to popular belief, cuticle oils and cuticle removers are not one and the same—nor can they be used interchangeably. Oils help moisturize, while removers act like an exfoliating treatment for your nail beds.  Start by massaging a cuticle remover like Jamberry’s Cuticle Remover Pen that is perfect for  your handbag or travel.  This helps remove the cuticle from the nail, but it also gets rid of dead skin in a safe and effective manner.   Apply a cuticle oil after completing your manicure to add hydration – and then use once or twice a day thereafter.

 

 

Some quick tips for maintaining your manicure:

  • Use cuticle oil every day.
  • Keep your nail length uniform
  • Drink lots of water!!!

Share some of your favorite nail tips in the comments!

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