Asparagus and Bacon Quiche with Spaghetti Squash Crust

I’m obsessed with spaghetti squash (if you can’t tell by my growing collection of recipes that use it). It’s one of the simplest winter squashes to prepare. So much easier than butternut squash which you have to peel and chop before cooking. I can put a whole spaghetti squash in the oven for about 45 minutes to an hour, and …

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Biweekly Update: 16 Weeks

In order to not let my pregnancy completely take over the blog (like it has been lately), I’m going to shoot for biweekly updates on how Thing 3 and me are doing. I’ll still be adding additional pregnancy/baby related posts and also recipes and health tips like usual. How far along: 16 weeks Total weight gain: ~3-4 lbs. Maternity clothes: …

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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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Granola and Yogurt

First Trimester Experiences: Food and Exercise

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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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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