Whole30 Tabouli

I’m back!  It’s been way too long but between having a baby, starting a new job, and keeping up with my 12 year old’s schedule, its been a little busy.  Life has been great though and I have no complaints!
I will admit.  My eating got off track a bit.  Then I kinda fell back into some old eating habits again and started consuming more sugar that I care to admit.  I started another round of Whole30 again and today is officially Day 12!  Woohooo!  It’s been a very successful Whole30 so far…especially since my husband chose not to participate with me.  This is my first Whole30 alone.  I also caught a nasty stomach bug last week which was an interesting twist.  Instead of the typical gluten free toast or crackers and 7 up, it was plain baked sweet potato and La Croix.  I learned a great lesson through that experience!  At any rate, I am feeling better and I am excited to share this new recipe I came up with earlier in the week.
Tabouli is a delicious, Mediterranean dish that is traditionally used with bulgar wheat, couscous, or sometimes quinoa.  I love this dish because its incredibly refreshing and packed full with flavor due to the large amounts of fresh herbs and lemon juice used.  The tomatoes and cucumbers at as sponges absorbing these flavors, too!  So it came to me that I could used cauliflower rice instead of a grain.  With this thought in mind, I had to test it out.  I’m so glad that I did because it has instantly become on of my favorite Whole30 dishes.  All week long (when I wasn’t sick that is) I took some tabouli for lunch along with some chicken in a separate container.  I would heat up the chicken and then add it to the tabouli in a bowl.  This has become my new favorite lunch.  I can definitely see me making this as a side dish to share at a BBQ this summer.

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Day 26: 30 Days of Yoga Challenge

Happy Friday!!!  It’s Day 26!

In today’s practice we use the earth to connect, ground, stretch and lift from. We learn another pranayama or breath technique and of course, have a little fun with a full body practice.  Check in and let me know what you think when you are finished and enjoy!

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Day 13: 30 Days of Yoga Challenge

You guys ready for Day 13?!?!

Day 13 is all about opening the heart.  This video is a little more challenging but it also feels really good!  There is some handstand play using a wall in the video.  If you aren’t feeling up to it, just skip that part but I encourage all of you to give it a shot!  It’s always fun to turn your world upside down and gain a different perspective.  Continue Reading

Day 6: 30 Days of Yoga Challenge

Ready for some ab work, yogi style?  This one will get your core fired up!  Just what I need after having a baby 5 months ago!  If you don’t have a yoga block, a small rolled of towel should do the trick.  Check in let me know if you felt the burn after completing it tomorrow!

Curry Chicken Salad

Curry Chicken Salad

I am absolutely obsessed with the Curry Chicken Salad from Whole Foods.  The price tag?  Not so much!  So I decided to take matters into my own hands and try to replicate my beloved Curry Chicken Salad.   I am absolutely thrilled with the results!  Not only does it taste like the Whole Food’s version but it’s also Whole30 compliant!  There is no sugar added to this chicken salad (unlike the Whole Foods version).

This chicken salad is easy to make and perfect to have on hand for lunches throughout the school/work week.  You can put it on toast, make it into a sandwich,  or turn it into a wrap!  I made boats out of romaine lettuce for my wraps and for my husband’s I used a whole grain tortilla.

I should warn you though…..it’s extremely addictive so it might not last very long in your refrigerator!

Curry Chicken Salad

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