No, our life does not revolve around food, actually quite the opposite, buuut….. we had a majorly intense day of some majorly good grub. Did I mention it was majorly good?! We had planned on finishing off our muffins but since we already did, we tried a new breakfast we had been wanting to try for a while anyways: waffles. I used a pancake recipe that was super tasty, but not exactly the crispy, airy waffles that we’re used to. I am furiously working on the recipe and will have it perfected soon! For now, doesn’t this waffle look gorgeous?! (Here it is!)
If we’re eating off paleo my kids are very quick to remind me when it’s snack or meal time. They are constantly wanting food and are quick to let me know about it. When eating clean, whole, unprocessed foods their desire for food does a 180. We eat when hungry and enough to sustain us, and that’s it. Lately our lunch is around 2 pm because that’s when we get hungry. I love that although we are focused on good food, food is not at all our focus.
For lunch we had planned on leftovers and since we had waffles left over- we had waffles for lunch! Not just any waffles mind you, we had Pumpkin Waffle Almond Butter Banana Sandwiches! Daaaaang, where they good. My kids really, really, really LOVED these and I’m sure they will be making an appearance again soon for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Haha.. ahem.
Our meal plan had us eating Paleo Crockpot Turkey Chili and I finally remembered to turn the crockpot on around 3:30 in the afternoon. Uh-oh. Thankfully my Facebook friends woke me up to the idea of starting the chili on the stove and then transferring it to the crockpot. Worked like a charm and it was on the table in perfect timing.
Yesterday, after a very trying school and work day, we were all glad to have some comfort in a bowl for dinner. This chili had the perfect amount of spice, warmth, flavor and comfort for all of us and we thoroughly enjoyed our multiple bowls. Brandon had the idea of topping it with a dollop of guacamole and seriously, that made it all the more better. Really, try it- you’ll like it. The recipe made enough for a complete second dinner of it, which is just the way I like it. This chili is definitely making it to my after-baby list of meals.
We are a complete 7 days in and it really has not been as hard as I would have thought. Whew! I’m really glad we went for 100% paleo and not a whole30. On a whole30 there is a spirit to it of not paleo-fying meals but changing your entire eating habits. We have done many whole30′s and I agree that they are absolutely fantastic, but at this season of our lives I am glad we are not holding ourselves to strict standards.
100% paleo is all good, clean, whole, unprocessed foods and that’s it. if I want to make waffles with whole food ingredients that’s perfectly okay, but it is NOT whole30 approved. I am glad that I have the wiggle room to make waffles and muffins and desserts and not have over-zealous paleo-ers jumping on my pregnant back. (Thanks guys, that y’all haven’t.)
The way it is going so far gives me great hope that we will continue very, very close to 100% paleo until the baby comes and after. I’m so glad for God’s timing in this (we have 10 weeks until baby) and for my energy levels being at a decent level to continue to care for my family. Looking forward to more spectacular results, more wonderful blood sugar numbers, more energy for all, more weight loss for Brandon, more scrumptious recipes, and more of God’s amazing handiwork in our lives. Stay tuned…..