Cooking, Uncategorized

Day 3 of Whole30 Challenge & We Are Seeing Good Results

My youngest son Jeremiah has been battling eczema. He had a rash in 3 spots on his face and about 5 on his arm. His face now only has 1 spot (the area that was largest and most irritated). We have also noticed that Mr. Jeremiah is more mellow! He will just sit down and be relaxed and not all over the place. His defiance has not changed that is a heart issue, not a food issue and we are working on that. I am very happy with how it is helping my Jeremiah.

Jubilee my 4 year old who is 8 months older than Jeremiah has also been doing better. Let me tell you all a little bit about Jubilee so you will understand why what I am going to explain is so important. She is on the autism spectrum. We have not had her diagnosed because we do not want her labeled and we want to her to excel as far as she can without a reason or excuse to hold her back. She has a hard time communicating. If you ask her a question she doesn’t always know how to answer and sometimes if given a choice on what to say; example “Do you want the burger or the taco?” She will say, “Taco.” Yesterday she was talking a lot more and was able to articulate in child like sentences responses to questions asked. She is also trying to make more eye contact with me when I talk to her. I am so excited to see what comes of this.

Joe my 8 year old doesn’t have a headache today and is not complaining about his stomach burning any more. He tends to have issues with food that we are already aware of. However this past week we do not for sure know what caused him to have a reaction but we have our suspicions.

Joslyn my 11 year old’s face is healing from bumps on her skin. She doesn’t really have any health issues thankfully.

And Jesse my 12 year old’s face is also getting better. He has more bumps than Joslyn and his is still more visible than Joslyn’s.

As for me I am doing great. My tight jaw is almost gone. I have had issues with my metabolism due to the stress of weaning of foods along with leading the whole30 for my family. I am remembering to be joyful when I catch myself stressing out by singing “I will enter His gates with thanksgiving in my heat, I will enter His courts with praise. I will say this is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice for He has made me glad.” It works, try it. 🙂

I would encourage anyone who is suffering from any of these symptoms to try the whole30. It is hard and strict but it is worth the benefits. Changing my son Joe’s diet has eliminated his need for medication for asthma. We are off of the inhaler, steroids, and the nebulizer!  I am praising God for the wisdom in knowing that foods can cause illnesses.

Cooking, Uncategorized

Whole30 Challenege

What is the whole30 Challenge? It is eating whole foods for 30 days with some exclusions. The purpose of this challenge is to give the body a restart and get off of foods that could possibly be causing your body to have reactions that you might not even be aware of exist. The thought process is that we have gotten used to the way we feel and don’t notice when we are in discomfort. This challenge allows the body to detox from other foods such as dairy, wheat peanuts and much more. After the challenge you are supposed to reintroduce foods slowly and pay attention to your body’s reaction to see if you have any discomforts or allergies to foods. This is just what I need. In this video I am going to share my reasons for doing the challenge and 1 recommendation I have that I might even have to break if my husband decides to join us!

Cooking, Our Homeschool

Frugal Meal Planning For 8

I am trying really, really I mean really hard to put myself on a budget this year. I am starting with my groceries. Join me as I plan to make my grocery list and bring down my grocery bill. I have a hard time sticking to my grocery list but, I am going to exercise more will power.

I made a list of what I am going to be cooking, buying and a schedule to help with the hectic life I live. If you have tips please give me some in the comments! Thank you in advance.

Cooking

Grilled Chicken Teriyaki FP

 

I am grilling for a collaboration we are doing with other ladies who follow THM. If you don’t kow what THM is you really need to find out! It is a healthy way of eating that allows you to lose weight and maintain your weight.

The reason I chose Chicken Teriyaki is because this is one of our favorite flavors on chicken. The store bought is not friendly to our needs and this is a healthy alternative! I hope you all will give this recipe and try and blow your family or guest away with this simple and easy meal!             

I willn ot make youw ait any longer. Here is the recipe

 

Ingredients

Marinade

1/2 C Liquid Aminos (Soy Sauce)

1/3 C White Wine

1 T Coconut Oil

1 T Minced Onion

1 Clove Garlic

1 T Xylitol or Gentle sweet

1 t Ground Ginger

3/4 t Salt

Meat

3 lbs Chicken Breast

 

Mix all the marinade ingredients together. Pour over chicken and marinade at least 1 hour. Heat the grill and cook about 7 minutes on each side. Keep on eye on it you do not want to burn. Enjoy this over some kelp noodles. You can order some online at www. netrition.com .

 

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