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Whole30 Meal Template- Exactly What to Eat on Whole30

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When talking to others on the Whole30 Journey, I hear the advice all the time that if we just eat compliant items, we will be fine. While only eating foods that are compliant is DEFINITELY a start, it’s not the point of the Whole30. The idea is to totally nourish your body through the food you put in it; and to do that, we have to be feeding it full of nutrients and vitamins at every meal. Simply eating a steak and potatoes 3 meals a day for 30 days, while technically compliant food choices, will not cure any physical ailments you have and certainly won’t deliver you the Tiger Blood we are all craving.  The Meal Template- a perfectly balanced Whole30 meal combines these components:  Protein: You should have 1-2 palm size servings of protein at each meal to take up abotu 1/33 of your plate.   Veggies: The rest of your plate- 2/3s- should be veggies. Veggies can be sauteed, roasted, baked, dried, raw- basically anyway you can make them, you can eat them   Fat: A small amount of Whole30 approved fat should be added to each meal to keep you fueled and satisfied. Remember, eating good fats DOES NOT make you fat. Adding fats to each meal is easy- you can cook your meat of veggies in ghee or olive oil, throw olives onto your salad, or add coconut milk to your eggs. A little goes a long way so make sure you refer to the…

Christmas Menu 2015

Christmas Menu 2015

If you’ve been visiting my site long then you know that I’m a sucker for a good menu plan. With Christmas now just 9 days away, I’m putting together our Christmas Menu 2015 in great haste. I feel like this has creeped up on me somehow so I’m trying to play catch up! I’m linking to some of my favorite Christmas Recipes for your enjoyment! Before the real meal: I need to start out by telling you that we eat basically all day on Christmas so we just kind of graze our way from one meal to the next. I make sausage balls for breakfast and as soon as we are done opening presents I get out the cheese board and cranberry dip. We eat on that while the rest of the meal prep takes place. Christmas Morning Sausage Balls– I’m all about a quick Christmas breakfast that we can eat while the kids are opening presents so I typically roll up the sausage balls the night before so they can just get thrown in the oven first thing. Or, if you’re up for it, you can cook the sausage balls the night before and just reheat them Christmas morning.  Cheese Plate- Our house loves a good cheese plate. I typically throw these together first thing in the morning so we can snack on it all day. My favorite cheeses for a cheese plate are a mix of hard, soft, strong, and pungent: Sliced Cheddar, Gruyere, Brie, and Parmesan. Next, sweets:…

Christmas Morning Sausage Balls

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Did you guys grow up on Christmas Morning Sausage Balls? I didn’t discover these until I was an adult but I make them so often I think it’s a real possibility that they are my children’s absolute favorite meal, like, ever. Every time I make these they are GONE in minutes so I have started making a double batch, like the recipe listed below. If you liked this you should check out my Facebook The Stylish Mommy and Instagram @the_stylish_mommy