Day 7 & Holiday Craft Time

06 Jan

Woohoo! You’ve made it to day 7. A whole week down. Yay for you! It’s the weekend, and I know we’re often looking for some food that’s a little more fun. For us, it’s usually kabobs or lettuce-wrapped, bacon-avocado burgers. I think by now we’re a little tired of serious old Paleo posts, so instead, today is just a link and then discussion of some craftiness I was up to over the break.

Start-up costs for Paleo are steep. You’re stocking your kitchen with new things, but once you get settled, it shouldn’t be as bad. We spend maybe 20% more than we did before. Here is a link for tips on how to do things cheaper.

Now on to something a little less serious and a little more homey. Below are two of the projects I completed over break. The brown one was a basic knit project, and the red an awesome crochet project. I ended up taking off two of the flowers because it pretty much choked me when I had it on, but overall I’m pleased with the results. I’m hoping to make a hat or two for the leftover flowers to go on. There’s an even more awesome dress in the works. MIL and I will hopefully finish it next Saturday and I can impress you all with my incredible fabric!

Yesterday’s food and workout:

Breakfast: Spaghetti squash, pesto, ground beef/spinach/mushrooms

Lunch: Ground beef “tacos” and collard greens with bacon

Dinner: Bacon, Mexican-seasoned ground beef, sweet potato fries, and a spoonful of almond butter.

Way too much ground beef yesterday. We’re going to the Farmer’s Market tomorrow and hopefully trying out some new recipes. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Happy day 7!


Posted by on January 6, 2011 in Housewifery, paleo


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4 responses to “Day 7 & Holiday Craft Time

  1. Michelle Clark

    January 8, 2011 at 8:53 am

    I thought sweet potatoes were not part of the 30 days??

    • jalzen

      January 8, 2011 at 9:36 pm

      If weight loss is a goal, don’t eat sweet potatoes. Since most people at least have some weight loss as a goal on Paleo, we tell everyone no sweet potatoes.

  2. Michelle Clark

    January 8, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Thanks for that link too-really helpful as I am trying to keep our grocery costs down and trying to figure out what to buy organic and what not. The list of all the fruits and veggies and which ones to buy organic and which ones you dont need to was super helpful!! Keep the posts coming!! 🙂

    • jalzen

      January 8, 2011 at 9:35 pm

      Glad they were helpful for you!


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