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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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 This little Santa's helper helped me make a new Pomegranate and Avocado "dip." I chopped up two fresh avocados and tossed it with lime juice from one large lime, a handful of fresh cilantro, 1 chopped poblano (sub jalapeño if you handle the heat), salt to taste and 1/4 cup of fresh pomegranate seeds! Stir altogether and it's instant Christmas in a bowl! You can also add fresh cranberries instead of pomegranate seeds for the same holiday feel. Serve with fresh vegetables or plantain chips for a great starter without any of the guilt. #happyholidays #iknowimearly #youcanstilleathealthyduringtheholidays #avocado #christmas #paleo #paleokid #thiskid #lovehim #startthemyoung #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 A true friend sticks with you through tough times. So blessed for great friends in Texas who keep rolling with the punches life throws at us. #friendship #thesegals #friendsforlife #adversity #betterthantherapy #friends #ourfullplate
 It's Julian's favorite season, Pomegranates!!! Can't you tell?!? I love throwing them in salads or by itself. Tomorrow I'll share a new recipe where I add them to an avocado and poblano dip. #staytuned #itsbeginningtolookalotlikechristmas #pomegranates #paleo #superfood #paleokid #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 Today was one of those days that everything clicked. I managed to make a delicious meal on the fly for the first time before rushing out the door this morning, I had a great productive day at work, and I was able to come home at a decent time and do homework and read to the boys before bed. Not everyday is like this, so I'm going to rejoice the stars were aligned today and hope it motivates me to maintain the momentum to do it again tomorrow. Dinner was Thai beef. I literally threw it together this morning hoping it would turn out and it did! I mixed together 1/2 cup of almond butter and a little over a 1 cup of salsa together and poured it over 2.75 lbs of pieces of chopped beef sirloin. I added salt to taste and a handful of fresh cilantro and cooled it on low for 7 hours. All I did when I came home this evening was steam cauliflower and I made my Chipotle inspired cilantro lime cauliflower rice (recipe on the blog). Not bad for an ordinary Tuesday. Try the crock pot recipe; it was super good and took literally 3 minutes to assemble. My kind of dinner! #paleo #crockpot #slowcooker #easypeasypaleo #planaheadpaleo #lifesaver #almondbutteristhesecretingredient #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 I feel like a Paleo version of Rachael Ray with tonight's (less than) 30 minute meal. I came home from work and quickly chopped two bell peppers. I cut them in big pieces because depending on their moods, my kids don't always like them. I find it if they are big, it's easier for them to pick them out of the way because I don't advocate that. So if they want to do that, than so be it but 9 times out of ten they don't and they end up eating it either way. Then after I sauté the peppers for a few minutes, I add two pounds of grassfed beef and taco seasoning to taste and brown it for about 10 minutes. Yum; Taco Tuesday came early this week. I served the taco meat with fresh cilantro, cherry tomatoes, guacamole and a few plantain chips to get that nacho kick. I also made a big batch of my Sauteed Kale, Bacon and Butternut Squash (Sweet Potato, Plantain, etc), recipe on the blog, to eat tonight and use leftovers for our hash in the morning. Weeknight dinner is done! #licketysplit #easypeasy #easypaleo #gotorecipe #paleo #eattherainbow #nofrills #stilldelicious #fitfluential #ourfullplate
 Well that was a nail biter of a game this afternoon. Our Julian came prepared to the game and was ready to stand in for the real Tom Brady if called on. It was certainly a long weekend of working after being gone for two weeks without a day off. I feel like I have not stopped since beginning/ mid October. I am looking forward to Thanksgiving and some much needed down time. Until then, I must stay focused and be thankful for all of my blessings. Today's blessing has to do with the fact its's nice having the boys' grandparents so close. We started having Sunday Family Dinners and it was a great night especially when you have no desire cooking after a long day of work on a Sunday. On the menu was beef and chicken fajitas, roasted carrots, parsnips and beets, and lots of other fresh veggies and guacamole. Hope you all had time to do some meal prep today to get you off on the right foot as you begin the week. #paleo #stayfocused #gopats #staypositive #motivate #thankful #ourfullplate
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