Paleo Weekly Meal Planning

I’m a super planner when it comes to most everything in my life (maybe a little too much) and when it comes to meal planning, I make no exceptions. It’s so important for me to have a plan in place, make one trip to the Farmer’s Market and one to the grocery store on Saturday and be set (hopefully!). I …

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BBQ Pork Pizza with Spaghetti Squash Crust and Second Trimester Updates

Things have been going much, much better in the symptom, food and exercise department compared to how I felt throughout the first trimester. I’ve had a much healthier appetite and have been able to cook a lot more than I was in the beginning. I still have my indulgences but sticking to the Paleo or just a whole foods diet …

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First Trimester Experiences: Food and Exercise

Granola and Yogurt

Food was an interesting category for me during the first three months of pregnancy. I had been eating extremely healthy prior to conception and during the first few weeks. As I said, around six weeks I got hit with wonderful pregnancy nausea. I looked at my salad for lunch one day and started gagging. I just has my first full salad since …

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First Trimester Experiences: Symptoms

The first trimester has brought many ups and downs for us (mostly me). At about 5 ½ weeks pregnant I was still having some significant cramping and also some light spotting. My doctor ordered an immediate ultrasound to eliminate the possibilities of a tubal pregnancy or the embryo attaching anywhere else except the uterus. The results were fine and everything …

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How I Found Out I was Pregnant

As I mentioned previously, I had been charting my cycles for about six months by taking my waking temperature and tracking my cervical fluid. Based on my charting, specifically my temperatures, I had not ovulated. I never had a significant rise in temperature that usually signifies ovulation. Enter January 1, 2014. What a great way to start off the New …

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The Road to Getting Pregnant

As I mentioned in my last post, I wanted to share our journey in successfully getting pregnant. I can tell you that it hasn’t been an easy road, but in the end I truly believe that God’s timing is perfect and that the wait will totally be worth it. Warning: there will be some girly/period talk that might be TMI …

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It’s a Baby!

Joe and I are beyond excited to announce that we are having a baby! Our lives will be drastically different come the end of September when we will welcome this little bundle of joy into the world. I’m currently about 14 weeks pregnant and can say that I am thrilled to be past the first trimester. It’s also been extremely …

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Bacon and Butternut Squash Egg Casserole

I am officially obsessed with any kind of egg bake. It’s just so easy to clean out my fridge and throw leftover cooked veggies and meat into a bowl with eggs and spices, bake in a casserole dish and call it good! The combo of sweet butternut squash and salty bacon is delicious. Add in sundried tomatoes and spinach for …

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Paleo St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Hey all! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far. We had a pretty dreary weekend here in Austin, but this week is starting to shape up a little better. SXSW is going on right now and I’m sure a lot of local Austinites are hoping for bad weather to deter more people from moving here! Since I’m …

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Sweet Potato Hash Browns

I love crispy, salty hash browns for breakfast. Restaurant versions are delicious but they are probably not using the best oils and I hardly ever see sweet potato hashbrowns on a menu. Make these at home for a perfect weekend breakfast or brunch. Make extra to eat during the week. Joe and I haven’t had too much going on this …

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