A few things I never thought I’d see in our kitchen

1) Ground Flaxseed


I don’t have a clue what this stuff is I just hear it’s good for you. Apparently I overdosed the family on it though when I put waaaaaay too much in a fruit smoothie. It didn’t exactly go over so well and was very grainy. It was evident nobody like it. I’ll cut back the next time I make one. Nobody knows this is in the cabinet but me. I tried one of those sneak over deals but I put in like five times as much as your daily amount. Oops. Ha! So we got our weekly amount in one morning. That’s called planning ahead.

2) Chick Peas


We are not a big bean family. Thank goodness because the results could be seriously explosive with my crew, however, I’m learning that certain ones are a good source of protein and are good for you. My Sister-in-law made a fabulous salad out of these over vacation. I plan to do the same with purple onion, olive oil, red wine vinegar and fresh mozzarella cheese.

3) Avocado and Mango


Never bought an avocado before. High in fat but the good kind of fat. Whatever that means. Lowers cholosterol and actually tastes really great.  We put it in our salad once this week and I had it on a sandwich as well. Randy prefers it in guacamole instead of  plain slices. I’ll be making some this week but not sure how to use it really…….like what do you dip in it besides chips? I’m still trying to figure that one out.

We are attempting to eat healthier and it’s a culture shock that’s for sure. I’ve alway mocked organic eating vegetarian tree huggers. “Paleo” sounded more like an Italian artist with paintbrush in hand and sporting a little black hat than a way of eating. Whole Foods was for skinny chicks who inherited lots of money and plant based eating was for women who never cut their hair or shaved their legs. I know, I know….gross misconceptions on my part. I’m not exactly ready to throw on birkenstocks and go clean and green but I am ready to eat more responsibly for a greater purpose than to simply fulfill my desires. And right now that involves getting healthier food in the house – food I’ve never purchased before or know what to do with. But we’ll figure it out. I’ll make lots more mistakes but I am trusting that God will bless this next step of obedience for our household. That He will give us the strength to walk this healthy road. I keep telling myself I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I can eat a flippin’ flaxseed through Christ who gives me strength. I can choose carrots over nutter butters through Christ who gives me strength. Ha! It sounds ridiculous and funny but it’s the truth. I can. I am and I hope to continue. We have an amazing God.




  1. We did a clean eating/paleo challenge in January and I was surprised how much we really liked it – including Jon! I am still doing it about 70-80% of the time. The expense was a shocker at first but I think if you add in some things slowly it wouldn’t be to bad. I will send you some links of some great blogs that I found with yummy recipes if you want. text me if so 🙂

  2. 🙂