Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Healthy Me In 2013- Saving Dinner

After a week of being sick and ordering take out meal after take out meal, I decided it was time for a change! Out with the junk and in with the good stuff. After all in order to be truly healthy, one must east healthy first, right?

One of my favorite ways to take control of meal time is with freezer meals. Before Jacob left for North Dakota, once a month we would put together our dinners for the month. After he left I got out of the habit and I wasn't sure if I could do it all on my own, but this Sunday I decided to give it a try. With a little help from the Saving Dinner website, I was victorious and this is what victory looks like:

One full month of freezer dinners!
I've tried to put together my own freezer menus and bought several e-cookbooks dedicated to freezer meals, but nothing stuck until I found Saving Dinner about a year ago. Really, this site is awesome! I have used both their weekly menu mailer and I also own all of their freezer cookbooks and really both the menu mailers and the freezer cookbooks couldn't be easier. I cannot recommend them enough!

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The cookbooks and the menu mailers all come with a shopping list that is grouped together by grocery store section and really easy to follow recipes. There are also a ton of menus to choose from including paleo, gluten free, low carb and vegetarian. We usually do the paleo menus, but next month I'm going to try the gluten free recipes as well. If you click the banner above you can even sign up to get a free week of recipes!

In addition to my dinners from Saving Dinner, I'm also going to be focusing on raw foods during the day using Leonie Dawson's Radiant Goddess Program that I've talked about before.

I'm only a couple days back on the healthy eating wagon, but I'm already feeling much better!

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Monday Rundown

Okay, so it's not Monday, but I'm going to do my Monday Rundown post anyhow. After not accomplishing anything last week due to being sick, I've been feeling pretty low. I really had big dreams for the things I wanted to finish up and release out into the world and not accomplishing those things has been a big downer. I've been trying to turn my online projects into money makers, but not having the time to create or to promote has really put a damper on this and I'm starting to feel discouraged.

It's also not helping that Will and I are missing Jacob terribly. We were hoping he might be able to find a drilling job so that he could come home from time to time. Unfortunately, his company is working 7 days a week for 10 -12 hours a day which leaves no time for job hunting. Of course the flip side of this is that if he continues to work for the company he is with he will always have a job. The company he works for right now is a maintenance company and while there may not always be drilling, there will always be maintenance. What it amounts to is that there are a lot of tough decisions not too far down the pike for our family.

In response to all this I've been trying to lighten my load as much as possible. Anything not necessary to our existence is slowly being weeded out. I've also been implementing a much more rigid structure to our days. As I've talked about before, we always do better when we have rhythm and structure.

Which brings me to my next topic, what's on the agenda for my online projects. I've been working so hard and not accomplishing much that I'm going to be taking a step back this month and focus on writing articles and creating content for my sites (including finishing the family rhythm articles), instead of working on the bigger "money making" projects. I will not look at the numbers this month, instead I'm going to be working on adding value to my sites. It makes me a bit nervous to not pay attention to the numbers, but I think it's time for a reset in mindset.

So, that's it. That's all I've got. Have a great week.