Crock Pot Paleo Meal Fails

Being a working mama, I love the idea of using my crock pot everyday. I found some paleo friendly meals that I wanted to try this past week.

First up was Beef Stew.

I followed the recipe to a T. The only difference was I had to let it cook slightly longer because I was at work. The recipe said to cook it for 6 hours, and mine cooked closer to 8 and a half hours. I know that’s a big difference, but it’s not the first time I have let something cook all day.

It looks delicious. And the taste wasn’t terrible, but I felt like it needed extra spice. We still ate it all between dinner and lunch the next day. I was slight discourages.

Day two I tried a recipe with a whole chicken in the crock pot. I stuffed the chicken with onion, lemon, and garlic. Again, I had to cook it longer than the recipe suggested. When I got home, again looked great.

I put a fork in it and it was literally falling off the bone! I was so excited. Then I noticed the bones were actually falling apart as well. It was difficult to pick the meat from the bones at first. Mind you I did accidentally cook it upside down! The meat was dry.

I have come to the conclusion I may not be able to do crock pot meals while working. Now my mission is to find quick Paleo recipes to make.

The Paleo Journey Begins

Today is the first day of a brand new year! While it is cliche to start something new to better yourself the first day of the year, I’m jumping in the resolution bandwagon.

I’m not starting a new diet, I am trying to live healthier. I intend to try and get my family to start eating healthier as well.

Today I made breakfast for the clan. I decided to make something easy.

I fried some peppers and spinach in a skillet with olive oil, and then I added my eggs. When mixing my eggs, I added a little almond milk, onion, garlic, salt and black pepper.

I’m not a big egg eater, but this had a lot of taste!

Cookie Dough Fat Bombs

I have always had a sweet tooth. So starting Keto was challenging for me. I am always looking for something that will satisfy the sweet cravings.

Insert cookie Dough Fat Bombs!

The recipe below comes out to be 2 carbs per serving!

INGREDIENTS

– 1 Stick of Butter (1/2 cup)

– 1/3 cup of Swerve (or your favorite sweetener)

– 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract

– Dash of Sea Salt

– 2 cups of Almond Flour

– 2/3 Cup chocolate chips (I used sugar free!)

RECIPE

– Beat butter (at room temp) with a hand mixer. Add in Swerve, vanilla, and salt. Beat until fluffy. Add in the almond flour. Once mixed add in the chocolate chips. Refrigerate for 10-30 minutes. Use a cookie scooper to divide the dough. Refrigerate for up to a week OR freeze for up to a month.

The recipe made 18 servings for me.

30 Days of Keto

Yesterday I completed my 30th day of Keto!

First, I am very proud of myself for finishing. This is the first “challenge” I have EVER finished (diet wise.).

I was hoping for better results, but I am happy with how far I came so far.

I am only down 4.8lbs, but also down 7 inches!

I’m going to continue on with this way of eating, but maybe modifying it some. I am going to choose to allow a few for carbs a day so I can add some fruit/vegetables back into my diet! I’m excited to see where I’m at in another 30 days!

Keto Recipes coming this weekend!

Today is day 27 on my keto journey. I have a couple of recipes I want to share this weekend! Be on the lookout!

Fathead Pizza – Keto

Day 13 on my low carb diet. My family decided they wanted pizza. I LOVE pizza. I wanted to be strong, so today I decided to try the famous fathead dough recipe.

I ended up cutting the pizza into 8 slices, and I ate two. The two pieces ended up being only 5.5 net carbs!

While I won’t lie and tell you it was as delicious as take out, it help me stay on track today.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1oz Cream Cheese
  • 1 Cage Free Egg
  • 3/4 Cup Almond Flour
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Directions
    1. Mix mozzarella cheese and cream cheese in a bowl.
      Microwave for 1 minute and 15 seconds
      Stir cheeses
      Add the egg and almond flour
      Stir until it is a dough like consistency
      Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray
      Spread dough until thin
      Bake at 425 F for 8 minutes
      Add your pizza toppings!
      Bake for an additional 10-12 minutes

    Keto Mama

    I started following the Keto diet on July 29th. I’m on day twelve, and today is the first day I have really struggled.

    I’ve been having cravings today French fries! I’m not sure why, but that is what I’ve been craving.

    I’ve been getting by with Keto friendly sweets, and that has been my saving grace so far.

    As of this morning, I am down 4.6lbs. I am happy with that progress so far.

    I plan to share recipes soon!

    Girl, Wash Your Face

    Why I QUIT Plexus Product

    I started using Plexus products back in August 2017. I had tried a trial pack of the pink drink, and I really could see a difference in my energy. I was skeptical if it was really the Plexus products, or if it was just a placebo effect. After my trial pack ended, I waited and debated for about 3 months before jumping in an ordering the Triplex. The Triplex includes the famous Pink Drink, BioCleanse, and their probiotic.

    I was very hopeful starting out. I was 10 months postpartum with my second and still had some baby weight to lose. I was always tired because I had a 10 month old who still did not sleep through the night. Also, I was suffering with postpartum anxiety. I saw many posts on how Plexus could help anxiety.

    Let me state again, I was very skeptical when I started. I had done a great deal of research on Plexus, but most of the reviews I found were from their own ambassadors. I researched gut health and it’s link to anxiety, energy, and many other ailments. My first week was just me drinking the pink drink. I wanted to ease my body into the supplements. In the first week, I experienced headaches and weight GAIN!!! I was so discouraged. Yes, I didn’t eat the best, but I hadn’t started eating more. If anything, I would have expected to maintain my current weight. One positive, I did notice that I had more entergy. I was able to stay up later. My ambassador messaged me to ask how my products were going. I told her my frustrations, and she assured me that it was just detox symptoms. I needed to stick with the products, and soon I would start to see my weight drop.

    Again, I took to the internet to try and find some answers. Detox symptoms are real if you have Candida, I told myself that I just needed to get through the first couple of weeks, and I would start to see results.

    Week two – I was feeling great. Less bloating and more energy, but MORE weight GAIN.

    Each week, my weight slowly started to creep up. Again, my ambassador told me that this can happen to some people. Depending on how bad my candida was when I started could make my detox symptoms last longer than others. I also mentioned that my blood pressure had actually gone up since starting the products. I was told that the products are actaully supposed to help blood pressure. I was told I just needed to give the products more time to work.

    Again, I believed her. I saw testimonies of women who had little to no weight loss until almost a year on the products. A YEAR!!!

    Fast forward when their new Hunger Control pink drink was released. This was the only change in my life at this point in time. Within two weeks, I started to have stomach pains and my hair started to shed like crazy! I went to the doctor to get m thyroid checked because that’s how much hair I was losing. Think postpartum hair loss, but without being postpartum!

    During the visit, I learned that I now have borderline hypertension! I was up 13 pounds from when I first started the products, and two pants sizes.

    Luckily, my tests came back normal. I stopped all Plexus products about 4 weeks ago at this point. My hair shedding has slowed down. I have actually lost some of the weight I had gained. I was unable to lose any weight while on the supplements.

    I took to the internet one last time. If you really dig, you can find testimonies of ladies who used the products and ended up with a hormonal imbalance. That is scary to me. I was putting something ‘plant based’ and ‘healthy’ in my body for almost a year, and it was harming me.

    I strongly agree with the gut health and how important it is for your overall health, but I can no longer support Plexus products. I have friends who have used and are currently still using Plexus and have had great results. Every body is different. What works for one person, may not work for another. I strongly advise everyone to do their research before putting supplements into their bodies. Make sure you look for the bad reviews. Really search. Put in the time.I strongly agree with the gut health and how important it is for your overall health, but I can no longer support Plexus products. I have friends who have used and are currently still using Plexus and have had great results. Every body is different. What works for one person, may not work for another. I strongly advise everyone to do their research before putting supplements into their bodies. Make sure you look for the bad reviews. Really search. Put in the time. Your health is worth it.

    Headache Relief

    Recently, my good friend started to sell essential oils. I always feels that I have to buy something every time one of my friends starts a journey. I ordered several oils and they sat for months.

    I had very little knowledge regarding essential oils. I was under the impression they made your house smell good. (Turns out I was very wrong. I have done a lot of research recently!)

    After complaining about a headache and allergies, my friend mentioned that my oils could help. I was skeptical, but at this point I didn’t have anything to lose.

    What’s in my favorite roller bottle???

    I mixed equal parts of peppermint oil and lavender oil. I filled the rest of the roller ball with almond oil.

    It was that simple! As soon as I feel a headache coming on, I roll a little bit on each temple and my neck. It’s amazing how well it works!

    I’m not saying I’ve replaced my ibuprofen, but I have limited the amount I take.

    My only advice is to research the oil company you choose to use. Not oils are made the same! I choose to use Young Living, and not just because my friend sells it.

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