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A website for everyone trying to do it all. I share my story to let you know you are not alone. Even if your plate is full, together we'll find ways to live our crazy lives, somehow stay sane, and even put together a healthy meal at dinner time (most nights).

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 We love spaghetti night, Paleo style. Tonight I made meatballs using turkey meat. I took 2 lbs of ground turkey and added 1 egg, 1/4 cup of almond meal (leftover from my homemade almond milk, how's that for being resourceful?!), 1 tbsp of Italian seasoning, garlic and basil, and 1 tsp of salt. After I rolled them in balls, I sautéed them in coconut oil. Once they were browned on both sides, I added 1 can of organic tomato puree (no added sugar), 1 can of diced organic tomatoes and 2 tbsp of tomato purée. I then covered it and cooked it on low heat for about 10 minutes while I made the zucchini zoodles using my Paderno vegetable slicer. #paleo #yum #zoodles #atx #austin #texas #fitfluential @lacroixwater #ourfullplate
 I know everyone loves coldbrew coffee, but who has time to make your own and not to mention it gets expensive if you were to buy it already made. My version of coldbrew is taking leftover hot coffee that you brewed from the day prior and sticking it in the fridge overnight. You wake up and you have instant cold coffee. Today, I took my cold coffee and made a delicious coffee mocha smoothie that tasted like a Frappacino. Take 1 and 1/2 cup of cold brew coffee, 1/2 cup of almond milk (I used my homemade kind), 1 frozen banana, 1 big spoonful of almond butter and 1 heaping teaspoon of 100% cocoa powder and few more extra ice cubes. I blended it all in my @vitamix. And viola, a homemade and healthy version of not only a Starbucks Frappacino but it's thick enough to act as a meal replacement or shaketology without the preservatives. Cute baby not included of course. Have an awesome day! #paleo #smoothie #coffee #startyourdayoffright #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 Even this Mama has days where 1. I do not want to cook and 2. Have nothing planned for dinner. So what does she do? Buy a rotisserie chicken and come home and sauté fresh broccoli in bacon fat and coconut aminos. There you have it folks, dinner is done in less than 10 minutes. In my Pre-Paleo days, I guess I would have picked up a pizza. This is much healthier and cheaper. What's your go-to "I don't want to cook dinner" meal? #paleo #nooneisperfect #ithappenstousall #life #paleo #dinner #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 The passing of the torch or in this case Army ACU maternity uniforms. I was happy to help a future mama soldier and lend her my uniform. I went home to pick up my uniform, so I made a special treat. I used 1/2 a cup of my homemade almond milk, 1 frozen banana, 1/2 tsp of 100% cocoa powder, 2 dates and a 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Yum! #itshot #smoothiesareamust #paleo #paleotreat #army #soldier #ourfullplate
 Here is what I packed today for my boys' lunches in their cute @lunchbot. It certainly does not have to be fancy or complicated. Today, Jackson wanted scrambled eggs (because hard boiled are "smelly" in his eyes) and Julian wanted our Paleo version of a PB&J which is apple slices (the fruit or "jelly") with almond butter (the PB). We usually pack a lot of leftovers. Yesterday, the boys ate leftover burgers from Sunday's dinner. I do realize I need to pack them more veggies. What Paleo friendly lunches and snacks are you packing? #schoollunches #lunchbots #lunchbot #paleo #paleokids #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 Will the REAL Dylan Cash please stand up, please stand up! What?!? Where does the time go and where has my baby gone? I will admit, I do love this stage when you come in the room in the morning and this smiling face is what you see starring back at you. What a great way to start my day. Happiness is a choose it! #happiness #family #timeflies #mylife #ourfullplate
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