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I'm Laura, and I try to do it all. Sometimes I even succeed. Learn more about me here.
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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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 I had a great working lunch today with an outstanding female officer. I requested the meeting so in return, I brought lunch. I packed @the21daysugardetox Asian style meatballs with homemade zucchini zoodles, lots of fresh veggies with a side of guacamole, fresh strawberries and blueberries for dessert and @lacroixwater to drink. Professional development at every level is important. Constantly seek self improvement and guidance. The moment you stop trying to be better is the moment you give up. #mentor #army #soldier #selfimprovement #girlpower #glassceiling #paleo #ourfullplate
 My silly boy today posing with his lunch in his awesome @lunchbots. I packed prosciutto wrapped in Kerry Gold Cheese, organic fresh berries and a piece of @primallyinspired 5 Minute Zucchini Blender Bread. #perfection #thelittlethingsinlife #paleokids #paleo #lunchbots #humpday #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 Looks like a family favorite from the #21DSD Book! -April by @ourfullplate "The proud chef! It doesn't get better than that. We made @dianesanfilippo @the21daysugardetox Asian Style Meatballs from her #21dsdbook. I don't know why we waited this long to make them. Minimal prep and clean up, in addition to the delicious flavor, makes this meal an A+. Definitely adding it to the rotation. We served it with sautéed fresh #zoodles. The only compliant was after doubling the original recipe, there still was little leftovers. #muststarttriplingrecipes #boymom #momof3boys #paleo #paleokids #21dsd #fitfluential #ourfullplate" via @PhotoRepost_app
 The proud chef! It doesn't get better than that. We made @dianesanfilippo @the21daysugardetox Asian Style Meatballs from her #21dsdbook. I don't know why we waited this long to make them. Minimal prep and clean up, in addition to the delicious flavor, makes this meal an A+. Definitely adding it to the rotation. We served it with sautéed fresh #zoodles. The only compliant was after doubling the original recipe, there still was little leftovers. #muststarttriplingrecipes #boymom #momof3boys #paleo #paleokids #21dsd #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 Many people ask me how I find the time to pack my lunches and cook dinner daily during the busy work week. My answer is, like everyone else, sometimes I have to rely on convenience items too; although my convenience item is this 7 ingredient salad in a bag kit that I buy from @costco_wholesale for $5 a piece. The salad contains broccoli, kale, brussel sprouts, and chicory and there is a packet where you have the option to add cranraisins, pumpkin seeds and a poppyseed salad dressing. This salad is a life savor and almost perfect because the salad dressing is crap and consisted of ingredients like soybean, canola oil and sugar. Aside from the salad dressing, I live on this salad. The way we consume it is, I usually make my own dressing with equal parts oil and vinegar and I use a little mustard to thicken it up. Sometimes I go crazy and add citrus too. Then all you have to do is just add a protein, like grilled chicken or fish, and you are set! My husband and I go through 3 bags a week. That alone should tell you how much we depend on it because it's the easiest and fastest way to increase our daily intake of vegetables. Again, I'm not perfect and some days I'm just trying to survive. The salad isn't organic, etc, but it works for us. In my opinion, you need to find what level of Paleo works in order for you to be successful. It's not a diet; it's a lifestyle. What's your Paleo? #itsamarathonnotasprint #paleo #notpaleoperfect ##ourfullplate
 My loot yesterday at @costco_wholesale to get us through the week. The majority is organic sans the bell peppers and cucumbers. I'm not perfect and I can't do it all. Many people tell me that they can't eat healthy or organic because it's too expensive. I love Costco (and local farmers markets) because the prices for non-GMO foods are reasonable and not much more than the conventional varieties. I am still of the mindset, it's better to eat a bell pepper with pesticides than a bag of Cheetos although I hope one day organic is more mainstream and everyone can afford it. Furthermore, it's about what you value too. Would you rather drive a fancy car and have $700+ monthly car payment or have a $400+ weekly grocery bill and feed your family the healthiest food? I choose the latter. #priorities #valuemanagement #choices #leadbyexample #jerf #paleo #organic #ourfullplate #fitfluential
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