Our Healthy Meal Plan

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I started using The Six O’Clock Scramble for meal planning and organized shopping lists. I can alter the recipe to make it organic/NON-GMO. Most of the recipes use the slow cooker or can be made in under 30 minutes.  If I make a big meal in the slow cooker, we can have leftovers for lunch and dinner the next day.

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  • 21st Thurs Dinner- Leftover veggie soup and rice quesadillas
  • 22nd Fri Dinner- slow cooked chicken, potatoes, mushrooms, 
  • 23rd Saturday– leftover chicken
  • 24th Sunday – Chicken parm, meatballs, pasta, and sauce
  • 25th Monday – leftovers 
  • 26th Tuesday – 
  • 27th Wednesday – 

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Dino hates burgers, but hubby loves them. Hubby is going back to nights so we had what we wanted for dinner tonight. It’s not my favorite, but Dino was happy with the hot dogs. I loved my potatoes and salad.

Potatoes: sliced, then coated with coconut oil. Then sprinkled sea salt and other seasonings on them, before baking them at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes. When taken out of oven, sprinkle shredded cheese on potatoes.

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Sorry, forgot to take pics…but Dino and I LOVED them…so flipping good and what a great way to use leftover rice and beans.

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I did take pics…but only of us hanging out by hubby’s fire pit…but it was too dark and my phone doesn’t take good pictures in the dark. We had a great time though

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Now that I will be going to back to work soon and most likely helping Dino with his kindergarten homework I need to make more slow cooked meals and use leftovers for other meals. I made rosemary and balsamic slow cooked chicken. It really was simple…I doused the whole chicken in balsamic vinegar and covered with tons of rosemary…it tasted wonderful. Then I baked potatoes, broccoli, and green beans with coconut oil and seasoning. Together it was a great meal and we have tons of chicken for many leftover meals.

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What a super easy meal to make. Coated carrots in coconut oil, honey, and lemon dill seasoning and sauteed on stove top. Then put chicken on bread and poured on homemade gravy. How did I make the gravy? Well I boiled some of the homemade chicken broth form the slow cooked chicken and added a ton of pancake mix…yup, that easy. Hubby insisted on some mac and cheese, but I didn’t have any. Dino was so tired from having a fun day with friends at the farm, but he had most of his food.

I was able to make three baggies of chicken gravy and three bags of chicken with veggies. Each bag is perfect for two people or three with small portions. Hopefully if I keep this up, I will have extra meals for when I am working late or can’t cook.

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I decided to try Naturebox and do love it. Sure it’s a bit pricey, but you are getting darn good and healthy snacks and tons of variety. It teaches Dino there are more snacks than the ones he’s used to. After sampling each bag of snacks we probably ate a whole serving, so each of the snack bags I made could have had more in it or another bag. Not bad, right?

Toasted Sesame Sticks are like bread sticks…only healthier. Mommy YES, Dino NO

Sweet Blueberry Almonds are great way to eat more almonds, sweet but no yucky aftertaste Mommy Yes, Dino Yes

Mango Orange fruit Chews are like regular fruit chews, similar to the NON-GMO ones we buy at Whole Foods. Mommy Yes, Dino Yes

Mesa Chips, are like mini corn chips, they are okay, but I won’t buy them again. Mommy No Dino No

Dutch Sun Cocoa Crunch are like mini dried out brownies…but have a great cocoa taste. Mommy Yes, Dino Yes

Big Island Pineapple are so flipping good and sweet, naturally sweet. Mommy Yes, Dino Yes

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Another great slow cooker meal…I put only a BIT of dry lentils…too much and I get sick. Then I added couscous, sliced tomatoes, spinach, and fresh herbs and seasonings. After it was cooked, I added the previously cooked potatoes, carrots, and green beans.

It was so good and tasty…Dino loved it and plan on having it tomorrow with rice.

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I am so excited for Dino, he’s a big boy now and on his way to learning.

 

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I made a big batch of rice and sectioned them into smaller bags. I took one bag and mixed it with some leftover soup and topped it with colby cheese…SO GOOD. Dino just about licked the bowl clean.

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Yes, buying organic/NON-GMO is expensive. Until there is a big change in food production and what consumers buy, healthy choices will always be more expensive. If you want to start small with organic…here are some great tips.

How to eat organic on a budgetPractical ways to eat well when you can’t afford organic.  Dear Mom who can’t afford organic.

    

Products that participate in and are NON-GMO can be found here

 

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Dinosaur Reads…

it;s hard to be five

 

I will be prepared for kindergarten with all the books I’m reading.

 

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Amazon Summary:

It’s hard to be five.
Just yelled at my brother.
My mind says do one thing.
My mouth says another.

It’s fun to be five!
Big changes are here!
My body’s my car,
and I’m licensed to steer.

Learning not to hit? Having to wait your turn? Sitting still? It’s definitely hard to be five. But Jamie Lee Curtis’s encouraging text and Laura Cornell’s playful illustrations make the struggles of self-control a little bit easier and a lot more fun!

This is the sixth inspired book from the #1 New York Times best-selling team of Today I Feel Silly: & Other Moods That Make My Day and I’m Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self Esteem.

Dino Review: I just turned five! and I’ll be going to kindergarten soon. I have to do lots of work, but still need to play. Mommy and Daddy make lots of rules and I get mad. I have to listen to my teachers and be nice to my friends. I have to be nice and say, please, thank you, and no problem. I want to be a superhero when I grow up.

Mommy Review: Who doesn’t love a Jamie Lee Curtis book? It’s a great book that explains why its so hard to be five. A time when you are starting school, but still a little kid that needs understanding. I loved it and know Dino agreed with lots of the pictures and comments.  

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Getting Stronger and Healthier for my son

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I JOINED A GYM…sure I only get to go three times a week after school, before I get Anthony. But even a half and hour of the step machine and weights…will make a BIG difference. I even plan to go on Sunday morning…great way to spend ME time.

I think there is one other lady in the weight lifting area of the gym when I go. Some of the guys look at me like I’m invading their man space…I just nod at them and keep on my routine. I will mark how much I can lift on different machines next week..since I forgot. I do remember that I was shocked that the weights were heavier than I thought I could lift. GO ME

I am noticing even more strength as I walk up stairs…I just keep walking. No more worries about gasping for air. I am noticing that I can carry and lift Dino for longer periods of time. 

I ALSO DID 5 PUSH UPS WITH DINO ON MY BACK!!!!! Granted they were knee push-ups…but that was still flipping hard dude. 

Not only am I wearing size 16 pants that I have had for years, but I recently wore a dress that I couldn’t even get past my stomach…now it fits perfectly. I have other dresses…but I like to be covered up as I work in a high school most of the time. (Sorry for the fuzzy pic again…Hubby was rushing to take the pic before I left for work.)

 

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Here is a breakdown of my current stats.


Weight
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Inches:

Thighs: 5.5 6.5 inches LOST 

Waist: 5.5 6.0 inches LOST

Arms: 2.0 2.5 inches LOST

Bust: 2  2.5 inches LOST

Dress Size: 1x 18 16 

 

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photo credit: site: http://cszto.blogspot.com/2013/05/strong-is-new-skinny-enough-is-enough.html

~~~ULTIMATE GOAL~~~

Bakasana pose…how cool would that be.

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Photo credit: http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/yoga-in-the-grass-san-diego?select=gcSeiMEqrITZSpBCssw3Bw#gcSeiMEqrITZSpBCssw3Bw

~~~CURRENT GOALS~~~

1. 10 knee push ups with Dino on my back

2. 10 regular push ups

3. 10 ten regular tricep push ups

4. 10 correct burpees with ease and not feel like a sweating klutz

 

Whenever I get tired, sore, or don’t want to do one more rep…I think of this little Dino. I want to be be strong and healthy for him.

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LET’S GET ORGANIZED BLOG HOP #4

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Welcome Let’s Get Organized Blog Hop #2

Link up here to post about all types of organization…whether it was successful, ongoing, or just the beginning stages. If it didn’t work out, post about it anyway. Proud of a recent reorganization, share it with all of us

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HOST

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RULES:

  • Link up an organization post
  • Follow your host and guest-host and let them know…we will follow back.
  • Grab the Let’s Get Organized Button and place it on your post or sidebar.
  • Go check out three other links…show them some love…meet new bloggers and gain followers
  • No posts about sales, shops, or NON-family friendly material

 

ORGANIZATION…

I always have got my clothes ready the night before. I had my two outfits ready for Tuesday and Wednesday of this week and other outfits ready for next week. Next Friday I am going back to Dress Barn and buying another skirt and and shirt.

I like to rotate my outfits.YES, I HAVE A SYSTEM

1) I can wear the same skirt on Monday and Thursday, or Tuesday and Friday all with different shirts. Even a dress can be worn on Monday and Friday…if I change the look a cardigan.
2) After dresses and shirts are washed and dried, they go to the beginning of the closet.
3) When I run out of shirts, I put them back in the correct order
4) Dresses, shirts, and cardigans are all in different groups. Each group is then broken down by color.
5) I find it easier to find what to wear when I know where it will be.
6) If I can’t find it, it’s either being washed, hanging to dry, or in the beginning of the closet.

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My closet is filled with brown basics and shoes…from there I can add to it. I have shirts, skirts, cardigans, and dresses that can all be mixed and matched. I prefer short sleeve and sleeves since I get too hot very easily. I dress in layers…so I don’t need to worry about summer/winter clothes transitioning. So basically……

CLOSET: nice close and undergarments;
DRAWERS: pajamas, everyday outfits, weekend clothes.

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As for shoes, I do have some high heels, but always bring a good pair of flats with me…just in case. I travel to schools and need to be comfortable. 

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FEATURED POST

In this post Seana talks about organizing a closet for optimal space and ease of use.

Closet organization

She includes…

  • how to clean it out
  • making labels
  • eye level must-haves
  • and other great ideas .


So go check it out, you just may get inspired and make some great organizational changes.

 

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NEXT WEEK I will be talking about how I organize my pocket book, wallet, tote, and school tote. How do you organize your bags? Do you have one or switch it up? 

Future topics include

Do you follow a cleaning system? Create your own?

What organization products could you NEVER live without?

How do you organize your kid(s) toys?

HAVE SUGGESTIONS FOR A FUTURE ORGANIZATIONAL TOPIC?
WANT YOUR POST TO BE FEATURED?

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SILLY SUNDAY and WEEKLY ROUNDUP 9-1

Before I get to my post…just wanted to let you all know…

now that I am returning to work full time. I won’t have the time to blog/read blogs in the morning/afternoons.

I most likely will only be able to blog after Dino goes to bed. I may be late in linking up to posts that only start in the morning or responding to and commenting on posts.

I am still here and have tons of posts already scheduled…will just be late to the parties, LOL.

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Daddy is getting nervous…for two reasons. He is VERY competitive and in shock that Dino, as wild as he is, is being very gentle and careful with thedaddy nervous    Dino enjoying every moment of family game time.

 

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP

MONDAY:

  • I listed my OH YOU DIDN’T MOMENTS
  • HOSTING A GIVEAWAY...still going on…so check it out…win one of 3 great books
  • NEXT MONDAY’S will be 10 Things I will remember this summer


TUESDAY:

  • Mommy’s Meal #6…find out why a grill was big hit? the dinner? 
  • NEXT TUESDAY only Dino and I ate…find out why?

WEDNESDAY:

  • DADDY and DINO shared a sweet moments. 
  • NEXT WEDNESDAY we participate in the KID LIT BLOG HOP, see what book Dino will read..


THURSDAY:

  • LET’S GET ORGANIZED BLOG HOP #3 I talked about organizing grocery shopping and coupons. Did you link up?
  • NEXT THURSDAY I’ll talk about how you organize your closet and if you get your clothes ready the night before or that morning.


FRIDAY:


SATURDAY: 

 

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WALKING OVER A RIVER

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Hi everyone, time for my story again. If you know my mommy, then you know that she is terrified of heights. So when Daddy planned to take us to the Walkway over the Hudson, Mommy didn’t really know what she was getting herself into.

Mommy was shaking most of the time or stopping to hold onto Daddy to make sure she didn’t fall off…I think she was over reacting a bit…there was no way to fall off. Besides it was so cool to be that high up and see the clouds up close. The trees, houses, cars, and trains all looked so tiny under us. CAM05412 CAM05410 CAM05394 CAM05393 CAM05390 CAM05388 CAM05382 CAM05380

Thankfully Mommy brought my stroller, I could never have walked both ways on that bridge…it was a LONG walk and I got tired really fast.

After we walked back, we sat in the shade and had lunch…it was cool watching everyone walk on and off the bridge. Then after lunch I got to ride my bike in the shade on a path before the bridge. I had to watch out for all the people, but it was super cool.

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I want to to it again, but maybe on a day that’s not so hot.

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RIDICULOUSNESS

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Amanda suggested 10 RIDICULOUS THINGS I SAW ONLINE. Some are ridiculous and some are just too funny. I tried to get Hubby to participate.  While he found some outrageous things I couldn’t post them, he didn’t understand the whole copyright and source of information.

That is why they are still working on that road, LOL

I have roadwork on my street and they said it would be done in 3 months its been like 4 and its not even close to finished XD

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We all wish we could do this

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This is so true…

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BIG YES TO THIS…I just can’t help myself. 

LOLOLOLOL...so guilty of this

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I have thought about this…it would be pretty funny. Imagine getting a response back…”Thanks, I’m wiring the money now.”

Funny

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Pretty much how I feel

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Scary how some moms really do feel they need to keep up or feel inadequate…come spend time with me and we’ll make fun of the “perfect show-offs”.

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LOLOLOLOL..have you seen some of those warning labels…scary that someone did something pretty stupid to have the warning put on in the first place.

haha love this!

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I have done this quite a few times. Thanks mom brain.

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 Way too funny!

Indeed.

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Going to make sure Dinosaur is independent, self-sufficient, knows how to clean and do laundry, and can cook…so my future DIL never says this behind my back, LOL

Dear Mother-In-Law, I don't need you to teach me how to handle my children. I live with one of yours, and he needs a lot of improvement!

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DINOSAUR STORY – TEAM DINO

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Lisa from The Dose of Reality commented that she was on “Team Dino”.  Finally
a smart mommy…I loved it so much that I am going to use it from now on. That’s
right…Who is on Team Dino?

Team Dino

You can be on Team Dino if…

you think dinosaurs are cool and rock…and if you can ROAR really loud. Go give it a try…let your dinosaur geek out.

you think monsters and robots are cool, but not as cool as dinosaurs.

you think farts, poop, and burps are FUNNY.

you think couches, beds, tables, chairs, and drying racks are really indoor playgrounds.

you enjoy both breaking and hiding your parent’s things.

you wake up super early, jump out of bed and onto your parents, and demand they play with you.

you are super cute and use that to get away with being naughty.

So you ready to join Team Dino?

Mommy wanted me to let you all know that starting next Thursday she’ll be hosting an organization blog hop. Even though Mommy is always organizing, she still makes lots of messes and fails with her organization.  So come on by and link up ANY post about organizing.