Power Paleo Breakfast


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Now that I am no longer brainwashed to believe that carb overload is the only way to enjoy breakfast – you know what I mean, pancakes, waffles, syrup, grits with cheese (wait…I still love that stuff!!) – I am able to enjoy awesome food like this blackened Tilapia.  I put it over a bed of sauteed kale and topped it with a beautiful sunny side up egg.  YUM!

This may be my new favorite Paleo friendly breakfast.  What’s yours?  Vote Now.

 

Joy

 

Paleo Friendly Football Sunday Snack


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So Hummus is not exactly Paleo diet approved but I couldn’t resist.  This gameday hummus was made with black beans for an extra punch of flavor and no salt.  Then I topped the hummus with extra virgin olive oil and smoked paprika.  Instead of pita bread or crostini slices, I used sliced sweet red bell peppers.  Now beans are not exactly on the Paleo list of approved foods, but we’ll count it as a very healthy “cheat” snack.  Happy Football Sunday All!!!

 

 

Joy

Mommy Lane Traffic Jam: Soccer vs Volleyball

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Volleyball game at 5:30 pm and soccer practice across town at 6 pm.  Today was a tough one logistically speaking.  I’m sure all of you busy moms (and dads) know what I mean.   So what do you do when you’re only one person and you have two kids that you want to be there for?  The solution is never easy since I would love to be at every game and every practice for both of them.

But…I had to choose; and since it was the first day of soccer practice, off to the field I went.  I dropped Robi off to her game (they won!!!) and grandma met Robi there to support her and the team, then brought her home (thank you mom).

At soccer, Drew had a great time meeting his team, hanging with his best friend bella (see photo above) and getting back into the swing of playing soccer.

 

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That  is…until he was stung by a bee or a hornet on the field near the end of practice!  He’s fine now, thank goodness but there was a well deserved mini meltdown to deal with.  Poor thing.  Let’s hope he has better luck at the first game this Saturday! 

Do you have similar stories?  I’d love to hear them.  Leave your comments below because there’s never a dull moment in the mommy lane!

 

Joy

Happy Birthday Mome

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So today is my birthday and I am officially 29…again. And on this birthday, this 29th of mine, I received the best present ever. My son made me a birthday card in his own handwriting with his own thoughts.

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Allow me to translate:
Happy birthday mommy. You are the best mom and because you let me sleep [with you] and because she lets me snuggle with her and I can’t do anything without you and you make me happy everyday.

I have the best son ever. What a lucky mommy I am!!!

Joy

Obsession


It’s official. I’m obsessed with grilled and roasted vegetables!!!

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Who’s with me?

Joy

Picking My Battles


So my little man demanded that he be allowed to stay up and watch a show on his iPad before going to bed. I could see that he was exhausted and yet, I started arguing with him about how he needed to go to bed. It’s late….you’re tired…go to bed. He argued back.

Then I realized…why am I arguing with a six year old. Fine…watch your show I say. But you have to do it in bed.

Five minutes later…

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Next time, I will pick my battles more wisely! Goodnight Drew. I love you.

Joy

So Now What

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For the first time ever, I’m letting my daughter go out on a “date”. Not one on one (she’s only 14), but she IS in high now and so I figured she could go out…in a group – equal number of boys and girls, to the movies. But what do I do in the meantime? I’m to far to go back home and none of the movies I want to see sync up time wise with the one she is seeing. So what now!?!?

Looks like I’m going bowling with mom! What a great idea to put a bowling alley in the mall next to the movies theater!!!

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I wish there was one close to my house. I’d go all the time. What’s better than beer, burgers and bowling with some friends?

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Of course this meal is not exactly Paleo approved…but I am entitled to at least one cheat meal a week! Don’t judge…I’m having fun!

Nevertheless, when my daughter comes out of the movies, I’ll be right here to get her. No wandering around aimlessly with a bunch of teenagers while waiting for me to pick her up!

Not a bad first date experience for her or me!

Joy

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner…It Doesn’t Matter


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Who says you can’t have breakfast for lunch, or lunch for dinner? Not Paleo.

One of the best things about the Paleo diet is eating what I want when I want. So if that means a grilled salad or a steak for breakfast then so be it. As long as I’m satisfied, it’s all good.

So today for lunch that means an omelet, grilled fish and a few roasted tomatoes. Yum!

Joy

Weekend Lunch on Paleo

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If you like fish then mealtime on the Paleo can be a real treat. Today I’m having blackened tilapia with grilled asparagus. What’s on the menu for you fellow Paleo dieters today? I’m always up for some new recipes!

Joy

Baby Ice Bucket Challenge


Since so many people are participating in the ALS ice bucket challenge, it is no surprise that my 6 year old son Drew has seen some of the videos.  As a result he too chose to participate and the results….well they were funnier than I could have ever imagined!

 

 

I guess he didn’t realize how cold ice-water would be!  Poor Drew!  Never again.  In the end, he really was a good sport!

 

Joy

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