It’s that time of year again! Time to reflect on the year that’s been and the new year that lays blank ahead of us. It’s a time to choose how we approach and shape the new year. For me I look forward to the new year and a new fresh start. Living in Australia, the new year also brings our warmest weather, and that itch to be outside enjoying the fresh air and sunshine.
Many of you will be making new years resolutions, and others will be picking one word to inspire them throughout 2016. Some will be doing both. Last year I wrote a post about breaking down your resolutions and setting goals that are achievable. You might find it useful to read about that here. Re-reading it, it’s still very relevant.
I was listening to a podcast the other day and someone suggested that a person was ‘lucky’ because their child was open to eating different things. It got me thinking; in the past I have acknowledged that I was ‘lucky’ because my children would eat the different food that I cooked, food that their friends might turn their noses up at. Then I realised…I’m not lucky.
My kids are what I would consider ‘normal’.
We made a decision when we had kids that they would eat what we did. I wasn’t into cooking a meal for them and then another for my husband and myself. Thats too much unnecessary work for me. So when I decided to go Paleo, I wasn’t going to feed my kids the food I had decided was not healthy for my own body.
Around the same time I started to change my eating habits, a doctor (without allergy testing) suggested that my son go gluten free, because of some skin and bowel issues he was suffering. I said to the doctor “Well that will be easy, he’s been mostly eating Paleo recently anyway.” So my kids eat gluten free. Most of the time they are actually eating Paleo, but its harder with school aged kids to pack a lunch every day that sticks with the Paleo principles, especially with nuts and nut products banned from schools (most Paleo baked goods use nut products). Continue reading
I have just got home from my much needed ‘working’ holiday. I enjoyed 10 relaxing days with my beautiful family in a sunnier place. With my recent study and work load I really needed the break. In that time I did attend the Problogger event, which while crammed full of useful and inspiring material, was two very full on days (possibly a little harder for me as I was in holiday mode). I also managed to take a little time to celebrate my birthday in amongst it all.
I know, I know, my holidays are as busy as regular life lol.
But, there was also lots of time laughing with my cherubs, exploring, and eating. Continue reading
Wish me luck! I’ve decided to join in and do The 21 Day Sugar Detox. I recently purchased Practical Paleo and The 21 Day Sugar Detox Cookbook by Diane Sanfilippo of Balanced Bites. I was blown away by the extensive nutritional information that Diane managed to cram into Practical Paleo, with tear out info sheets and a complete breakdown of how the body, gut and intestines process food and use it to fuel (or destroy) your body was amazing. I can easily see this book being a bible like reference for many Paleo followers, but also those looking to improve their health with food.
Welcome to the Paleo Challenge! This is a 30 day challenge I’ve put together for the month of January 2014. By committing to the challenge you’re not being asked to convert to Paleo. I am sharing one Paleo recipe with you each day to try. All you have to do is make and eat it.