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{ Organizational } – Weekly Menu

I’m often inspired to design new menus… and this weekend it just so happened to happen this morning while my dad was here, Connor was grumping, and hubs was running frantically trying to keep it all together.

Just keepin’ it real.

They indulged me though, and let me have a few minutes to create.

And I got our menu done for the week a day earlier than usual!! (and all of our weekly shopping done, too!)

You may see a few of these recipes pop up on the blog throughout the week, and I’d love to share if you see one that doesn’t! Just leave a comment below, and I’ll send it your way. Also… the menu isn’t perfect, but if I spent the time to make every menu perfectly perfect, I wouldn’t ever have time to actually implement it!




Also, we eat our leftovers for next day lunches to help cut down on the cost of groceries- and usually it’s much healthier! We eat a bit smaller portions for dinner, save the rest for lunches, and save in our pocketbook.

Breakfasts are typically protein based to give lots of energy to get through to lunch. Snacks are fruit/nuts/whatever we have on hand usually. 

If you’d like the blank version of this menu, just click on the following link!

Just print it out, laminate if you want to reuse it, and write in your weekly menu! If you’d like the PSD version, just leave me a quick comment, and I might be able to arrange that!

Thanks so much for stopping by- leave a comment if you download! I’d love to know what you think. 

Whole 30: Day 2-4 Complete!

We were gone over the weekend, and blogging via iPad just isn’t exciting.

Here’s a recap on the weekend and what I ate to stay on track with the Whole 30!


Friday: (Day 2)

Breakfast: I seriously cannot remember, but it’s written down in my journal and will look soon!

Lunch: Leftover pork stir fry (AMAZING)

Dinner: Almond crusted chicken, banana and almonds (in the car)


Saturday: (Day 3)

Breakfast: Sausage patties and pepper/onion omelet topped with avocado sauce

Lunch: Boiled shrimp, homemade cocktail sauce, guacamole and cucumbers, and assorted melon

Dinner: Almond crusted pork chop, guacamole, assorted fruit, and cucumbers. 


Sunday: (Day 4)

Breakfast: Banana and almonds (lame I know.. I was in a hurry!)

Lunch: Sweet potato hash, mushrooms sauteed, eggs, avocado sauce, grass fed sausage, and salsa

Dinner: Pineapple Chicken Skewers with sweet potato with ghee. 
I obviously have iphone photos (sorry still no REAL photos yet…) to share, but I’ll insert them in tomorrow.

Right now, it’s bedtime. 5:00AM workout tomorrow, and there are burpees in my near future. (ouch!)


My Real Whole 30: Day 1

Today was day 5 of working out GPPfitness style. WOW.

My arms are noodles after the last two days of workouts, and today’s workout was abdominally centered. Whew!

Getting up early and getting to the gym first thing before the sun rises is truly wonderful. I appreciate all of that quiet time in the car alone, showering in peace, and making breakfast before the boys rise.

I DO wish I could drive to Rogers every day.

My wonderful friend is helping me with modifications and inspiration; however, I would LOVE to see others rocking these workouts. I am definitely not the most fit right now, and I seek inspiration daily to give me motivation. Also, sometimes I wonder if I’m doing it right… so I am relying on the mirror, GPP YouTube videos, etc for proper form so I don’t injure myself!


I said I would post it… so here it is! My “before.”



(this is super embarrassing for me, but I wanted to share because it’s real)
In a couple of months, I am going to have a couple of killer “during/after” photos to share with you and I can’t wait.


So yesterday, after I had perfected my menu for the week, and researched all of the ingredients in the products I was looking for, I headed to ONF, and got my shop on. It was exciting to spend most of our time in the produce section. While my groceries were still a little more expensive than shopping at a “Big Box” store, I know all of my produce is organic, happy, healthy whole food. We did get some fish oil (sans sugar in the ingredients list) and Ghee (clarified all natural organic butter) for cooking. Today is going to consist of freezing some fresh tomato sauce, and blanching green beans for the freezer as well!

IMG_7651(just so you don’t think shopping was easy… this was my shopping partner yesterday. Even with a grumpy toddler, I DIDN’T relent to sugary, processed yuck)


Here we are at today. Breakfast. Delicious.

After an awesome workout this morning, I fueled up with a healthy stack of goodness.

Thursday, August 1, 2013- Day 1:

Sweet Potato Hash
Runny Egg 
Avocado and Lemon Sauce
Pineapple (not pictured)
Steeped Orange Spice Tea (sans sweetener or honey)

Now… I left my kiddo eating oatmeal so I could come write this post, and now it’s entirely too quiet.

I’ll follow up with what is sure to be sheer terror. I’m imagining oatmeal smeared surfaces, the dogs covered in oats, and a sticky kid. You get the picture. Pretty sure it’s going to happen, and that’s okay. I got to blog.

See you tomorrow! (possibly.. if my carpet is salvageable enough to withstand another blog post). Have I mentioned I can’t wait to get wood floors?




I'm Kalyn

love music. love the outdoors. love life.

Following life around with a camera is my passion; along with mama-ing, beauty-ing, DIY-ing, cooking, and exploring.