Create the Balance · Personal · Pregnancy

Part 2 : First Trimester : Tips and Meal Schedule

If you are back for more about my First Trimester woes, welcome! (If you haven’t read Part 1, click the link below) I hope Part 1: First Trimester: Allowing bad (temporary) habits and giving myself grace was either: A. Helpful to current pregnant mamas struggling with morning sickness. B. Provided insight to my followers as… Continue reading Part 2 : First Trimester : Tips and Meal Schedule

Dinner · Dressings, Dips and Sauces (oh my!) · Lunch · Party dish · Party plate · Salad

Antipasto Salad

It’s been getting fairly warm here in Seattle, and the thought of cooking had me wishing for a delicious and filling  COLD salad; bring on the antipasto salad.  I must warn you, I cannot label this recipe Whole30 or even Paleo because the salami AND pepperoni I used contain less than 2% of dextrose.  Hopefully,… Continue reading Antipasto Salad

Create the Balance · Pregnancy

Part 1 : First Trimester: Allowing bad (temporary) habits and giving myself grace.

As I mentioned in my pregnancy announcement blog post, “More exciting news…” I really struggled with eating during the first trimester.  I had always heard horror stories about morning sickness, but thanked my lucky stars that I never really experienced it with my other pregnancies.  With Jackson, I had aversions (meat), but I could eat my… Continue reading Part 1 : First Trimester: Allowing bad (temporary) habits and giving myself grace.

bacon · Dinner · Kid-friendly · Lunch · Paleo · Pork · Whole30

Pork Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms with Artichokes & Spinach (Paleo, Whole30 & Kid-Friendly)

Before the morning sickness kicked in, I purchased a few pounds of ground pork to make my Egg Roll in a Bowl.  Now that I am out of the first trimester and thankfully able to eat meat again, the thought of Egg Roll in a Bowl takes me back to a very nauseous time.  I’m… Continue reading Pork Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms with Artichokes & Spinach (Paleo, Whole30 & Kid-Friendly)

Beef · date night · Kid-friendly · Paleo · Party dish · Party plate · Whole30

Grilled Carne Asada (Whole30, Paleo & Kid-Friendly)

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!  The one thing that always makes me think of “Dad” is grilling.  I am lucky to have 3 dads and a husband, and the one place I know I can always find them in the summer is hanging out by the grill, beer in hand with… Continue reading Grilled Carne Asada (Whole30, Paleo & Kid-Friendly)