Hi my menu planning friends! I’m so excited because it’s June, whoot! June is one of my favorite months for so many reasons. Mainly because my birthday is in June and I LOVE birthdays!! So many people don’t love birthdays because they don’t enjoy celebrating the whole aging process. Not me, I like to celebrate another year of living even if it means gray hair and wrinkles 🙂
Also happening in June, beside the beautiful summer weather, is my 18 year old daughter’s graduation from high school that I just can’t even believe is happening! So we’ll be having company coming to visit (which I love!) and having a party or two. I have never shown pictures of my kids on my site (in all of my 9 blogging years!) but I’m hoping my daughter will let me share a picture of her in her grad dress because it’s just stunning fom the Disney prom collection :).
Paleo vs Autoimmune Protocol:
I came across a really great info graphic on Pinterest the other day explaining the difference between Paleo (what I do now) to the Autoimmune Protocol Diet (what I did for 5 months). It really simplifies explaining the difference. If you have an autoimmune disease like I do please check this out.
It’s been six months of no refined sugar, gluten, dairy, grains or processed foods for me and I feel amazing and will never go back! Eating healthy is healing me and I’m kicking my disease (Rheumatoid Arthritis) to the curb. My pain is so much better and I’m slowly weaning off my medication. I love that my blood sugars are stabilized and no longer rule my life. Cravings aren’t an issue and I no longer see food as a way to stuff my emotions but instead as a tool to take care of and nourish my body. This isn’t something radical I’ve done because eating healthy isn’t a “diet” or something to be done on a one week “cleanse”. It’s not about weight loss either, it’s about changing your life from the inside out and loving and honoring the body we’ve been given. Praising God for his faithfulness and the lessons He has taught me through these last few months.
Recipes on Pinterest:
I told you recently about how I was updating my Pinterest boards but I’m not sure I told you about my recipe boards. These might help you as you create your weekly menu plan. I’ll also be adding recipes that fit the criteria from the MPM linky below.
This one is for tried and true recipes that my family loves.
This one with Slow Cooker Recipes is just new but new recipes will be added daily. Make sure to follow the boards so you can see new recipes in your Pinterest feed.
Have a great week everyone!
My Weekly Menu Plan:
Monday: Paleo Italian Chicken Fingers served with spinach salad
Tuesday: Pan Roasted Herbed Pork Tenderloin served with broccoli
Wednesday: Chicken Avocado Burgers
Thursday: Leftover buffet
Saturday: Paleo Bolognese Sauce & Zucchini Noodles
Sunday: YOYO (you’re on your own)
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