I have to say, the best part about this Whole30 is that “grandpa” and “grandma” are doing it with our “Whole Family”. Grandpa and grandma are my parents and I can’t be more proud of them for taking on this challenge. So far, they are doing amazingly well, making new recipes that make me drool as I look at the pictures of their meals on my phone. My mom is cooking new foods daily in amazing new ways, they are making sure to add in good fats at every meal and they have “munchies” ready for when they need them.
They even are exercising every morning. How? I’m so glad you asked. They DANCE. They really do! Every morning they DANCE! After their morning quiet times with the Lord they flip on the tellie, put Just Dance in the wii, and get moving. Seriously! Well, it’s probably not very serious, it’s probably HILARIOUS! And I can say that ’cause they’re my parents! (love you, mommy!)
Seriously, though…what a great idea! Exercise can become so boring and repetitive. That’s why most people don’t stick with it for very long! So why not do something you love? Like dancing?! My parents dance for about 30 minutes a day, first thing in the morning, and they are seeing and feeling great results from it. Go grandma and grandpa! Dance your hearts out!
Both my parents are great chefs in the kitchen and can make up an extraordinary meal in minutes with ingredients I would never have thought would work well together. They have been so excited about the good, clean, real foods they’ve been eating that they’ve been sending me pictures of their meals. It’s so much fun to share ideas and encouragement. Makes this Whole30 all the more fun!
I thought I would share some of their meals, in the hope that it would inspire you and your whole family, as well as your “grand” family….
Here my parents made a scrumptious lunch of sweet potato hash with grilled chicken. Looks good, huh?!
For breakfast, they made eggs with salsa, cubed sweet potatoes, homemade breakfast sausage from Make it Paleo, and an avocado for good fat. Great meal!
Lunch here was a combo of beautifully sliced zucchini and squash with grilled salmon. Makes me drool!
For dinner my mom made up a delicious compilation of mashed cauliflower, mexican meatloaf, green beans with almonds, and grilled chicken with tomato basil sauce. Does it get any better?!
This was a gorgeous lunch of broccoli, grapes, cabbage, grilled chicken and slivered almonds. I bet it tastes as good as it looks!
This one makes me want to drive the 9 long hours to my mom’s house and devour! She made her own rendition of tomato basil soup and from what I hear, it was DIVINE! Way to go mom!!!
Here my parents made shrimp shish kabobs with veggies. Don’t they look delish?!
For lunch they made a salad of cabbage, ground beef and sautéed onions, bell peppers, spices, avocado and strawberries. That’ll work!
And the latest… For dinner my mom made seafood stuffed poblano peppers with tomatoes. Evidently her “Whole Family” was blown away and couldn’t get enough of this fabulous meal. Can’t wait to make it myself!
As you can see, my parents are doing pretty darn well. They are balancing out their meals, adding in good fats, exercising like the funny people they are, and making time to meet with the Lord daily. Things are looking pretty good over at the grandparents house! Not only that but they are feeling great and feeling their pants get looser and looser. I can’t wait to hear about their final results at the end of this Whole30.
Whatever the results, they are learning about their food, about their bodies, and about their God. Isn’t that a great enough result? I think so! I am SO proud of where they have come and where they are striving to be.
Believe me, I will be the first to report about their outstanding results on January 30! Stay tuned to hear all about it. Remember, this is not hard. You can do it!
Your “Whole Family” can do it and your whole “Grand” family can do it.