Pieces of Me

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Whole 30–Day 11 (with the exception of some cotton candy) and Happy Birthday, Hannah!

Still on vacation!  Spending time with my beautiful sister-in-law and my awesome nephews as well as dinner times with Roger Smile.  It has been a good trip.
This morning, I woke up and was able to eat some Kale, Olive and Turkey Bacon egg pie that my SIL made for breakfast.  This made my heart so happy.
We loaded up and went to Hawaiian Falls Water Park.  Today is Hannah’s 9th Birthday.   She couldn’t think of a better way to spend her day.  We had loads of fun – minus a bee sting on the girl’s upper arm.  That didn’t deter her from a thing.  In fact, she didn’t even tell me about it until the next day.  She has a pretty huge welt on her arm and it’s itching, but the nurse at the allergist office said just to treat with Zyrtec and watch for spreading.  Lunch was Sweet Potato chips by Food Should Taste Good and Nitrate Free Chicken Breast from the deli, along with cucumbers and baby carrots.  Oh, and some cotton candy.  I know, shame, shame Winking smile
Anyway, Bekah and I went shopping at Sprouts yesterday.  I showed her some tricks of shopping, including buying in bulk and buying your Coconut Oil from the Grocery Department and not the Health/Vitamin Section.  This can save you anywhere from $1-5 depending on what you’re buying.  I also introduced her to Enjoy Life Gluten Free Chocolate Chips (as well as soy, casein, etc. free).
We picked up ingredients for the Meatloaf Muffins that Hannah loves so much and some ingredients for the cupcakes.  I substituted Free Range Turkey over the Ground Pork and bought local grass-fed beef.  Although Food, Inc. changed my opinion on beef and pork, it’s more the pork that I am staying away from.  As long as I know the beef is grown locally and is 100% grass fed, I’m okay with cooking and eating it. 
I made the meatloaf muffins (with added spinach at the request of my daughter) and a nice salad for dinner.  Dessert was Paleo Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting in honor of Hannah’s 9th Birthday.  Everyone loved them, and they are Gluten Free so even Tyler could enjoy them.
Overall a wonderful day with the extended family.  We were missing Stephen, though. 
Words cannot express how incredibly blessed I am to have been given such an amazing gift from the Lord. Given a heart for Jesus and a compassionate soul, the Lord chose me to be Mommy to my sweet Hannah Girl. And I thank Him every day.
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2 comments:

Kelly Sundsvold said...

Yay for paleo cupcakes!! im glad you are finding some local beef and such. Way to go! :)

Rebekah Benimoff said...

The cupcakes vanished quickly! Tonight I will finish off the Meatloaf Muffins. Thanks so much for the fun visit and all the yummy food! Next time we will have to figure out a way to put Cayden in a different room!