Through the Paleo diet/lifestyle and the Whole30 my family, friends and I are becoming healthier! We are getting to our healthy weights, moving more, sleeping better and have better energy. We are suffering fewer mild medical issues and are just overall feeling better every day!

I spend a lot of time in the kitchen these days. We cook and enjoy a lot of great food that's both tasty and healthy. I hope you'll find some recipes here that you'll enjoy!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Whole 30 Plans (finally)!

We (me & Hubs) have finally set a date for doing the Whole30!  I think I am going to get his input on a weekly or daily basis for the blog.  We will be starting July 9th (Monday after July 4th camping trip) and wrap up on August 8th (3 days before we leave for our trip back to our home state of Wisconsin).  The timing couldn't be any more perfect!  There are a few items I need to find before we start:

  • Tuna without soy (I did find some at Kroger called Sustainable something or another).  Does anyone have any suggestions for this?
  • I need to try out making my own mayo/ranch (looking forward to this one!!!)
  • Ghee or clarified butter (if I can't find it, I guess I can clarify my own butter or just use coconut oil for EVERYTHING!)
  • It Starts With Food book from Whole9 (it's already on my Amazon Wish List!)
I started to compile a list of our paleo dinners & sides that I have made and that we liked a few weeks ago.  I need to pull that list out and add any new items to it and then decide which ones are Whole30 approved (or can be modified).  When I have that list complete, I'll share it on here and then plug it into our Whole30 calendar.  I want to have our entire 30 days meals planned out and also want to start stocking up on food in the next few weeks leading up to it.  

What I hope to get out of this:
  • Better quality sleep
  • "feeling better" (meaning no more aches & pains, headaches, stomach/GI trouble)
  • I'm pretty happy with my weight and size, but I wan't to lose a little jiggle  
  • making permanent changes to our lifestyle
If anyone wants to join us, comment below!  Or if you have tried this in the past, we'd love to hear from you too!  


  1. i'm in! i've been interested in trying this for a while :)

  2. Yay! It's going to be awesome! :)