Whole 30 Done – Here’s my best advice!

Well – Just like that our Whole30 is over.  It’s tempting to dive straight into a container of ice cream or (and?!) a basket of fries for breakfast, but that would be a little counterproductive after the great results we had.  Josh is down a whopping 22 pounds for the 30 days, wow!  I am down…

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Whole 30 Part 2 and Easter!

Last week could have been a really challenging one.  Tuesday through Friday we went on a mini Spring Break camping trip/work trip, and then Saturday we went to a friend’s house for dinner.  What’s my secret to being successful even through challenges?  Preparation! I try to spend some time every week prepping a little bit….

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Paleo Challenge – Whole30 Week 1

I mentioned in my last post that I was taking on a Whole30 starting in March.  I figured if I said it out loud and in print I would have no excuses not to start  Josh and I both started on March 20th.  I don’t actually have that much to report.  So far it’s been…

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Paleo Challenge – Vacation

We went on a fabulous mini-vacation to the mountains with family a couple of weeks ago.  It was so great to get away for a few days, even if snow vacations with kids aren’t exactly the most relaxing kind of vacation   This ended up being a pretty easy vacation to stay on track.  My…

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Paleo Challenge – Superbowl

Well I can’t say we are happy in our house about the outcome of the game, but at least it was exciting. Superbowl tends to be one of the biggest food days of the year and one of the hardest days to avoid junk. Originally I didn’t have much of a plan because we were…

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Paleo Challenge – New Year’s Eve

Happy New Year from Jack’s Paleo Kitchen! We’re excited to bring on 2017!  I made it successfully through Christmas Paleo style.  New Year’s Eve marks the last holiday/excuse to eat poorly for awhile, whew!  It actually hasn’t been as hard as I thought it would be.  Just making sure I bring something delicious I can…

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Paleo Challenge – Christmas!

It’s almost here!!  At our house we are all ready for Christmas.  It’s even snowing! The girls declared it a Christmas Miracle since it doesn’t snow much in our area With Christmas comes more food choices to make.  It would be easy to just say I’m taking a couple of days off (and I certainly…

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Paleo Challenge – Slipping up

Confession time – I fell off the wagon for a minute.  I know I’m not alone.  Here’s a graphic showing the most common reasons why we fall off the healthy eating wagon: I can relate to all of these reasons!  About a week and a half ago we did some Christmas baking while my sister…

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Paleo Challenge – Thanksgiving Edition

Thanksgiving is almost here! Personally I consider Halloween to be the start of the holiday season and also the start of the struggle to stay on track.  I successfully navigated Halloween without eating any candy based on the idea that literally ALL of the Halloween candy I enjoy can be bought any time of the…

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Paleo Challenge #3 – Emotional Eating

I have never considered myself to be very much of an emotional eater.  However, I have found that this challenge is causing me to notice things that I didn’t pay that much attention to before.  When I was eating things like pizza and ice cream I didn’t necessarily correlate those things with an emotion.  I just wanted…

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Paleo Challenge #2 – Chips!

I really, really like chips.  I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in my love of chips!  I have a particular weakness for tortilla chips.  During football games I’ve been using a lot of veggie sticks to scoop up my dips with, and for the most part that’s fine.  Carrot sticks and guacamole is delicious, and celery…

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Palm Done Right!

We sometimes get asked about our palm shortening use. We know the devastating effects that unsustainable harvesting of palm oil can have, and we are proud to partner with Palm Done Right for our sustainable palm shortening. For more information on how the palm shortening we use at Jack’s Paleo Kitchen impacts the environment, farmers, and…

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Paleo Challenge… Challenge #1 – Football!!

Whew!  I forgot how nerve wracking watching our Seahawks can be! The biggest challenge for me staying on track with football games is chips.  I love salty crunchy things and dips!  I should have taken some photos, but I was too busy cheering/stressing out.  Here’s what I did to stay on track this week: Instead of…

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A Year of Paleo Challenges Challenge!

This is us: We may not look like we live the Paleo lifestyle, but we do – Most of the time.  Or at least we used to.  If we’re being brutally honest, in the last year we have slipped pretty far from our ideal Paleo/Primal lifestyle.  Before this last year, we ate Paleo/Primal probably 90% of the time,…

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