WhatIWore: I’ve been cooking up a storm in the past week and documenting many of my meals on Instagram. Since my Whole30 in January, the majority of my diet follows a paleo approach, which is how I cook at home. (But I still have a sweet tooth and love a glass of wine, so I let myself enjoy both in moderation!)
For those of you who have asked about recipes or want a little inspiration for your own clean eating cooking regimen, here are my favorite meals from the past week or so with recipes or links when I have them! Above: Lettuce Wraps with Pickled Onion, Ginger Carrots and Skillet Fried Turkey (using meatball left overs)
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day! In addition to my normal egg, avocado, berry breakfast, I’ve also really enjoyed the following:
We like cooking or grilling up a big batch of chicken breasts at the start of the week for quick and easy meals like chicken salad or a chicken based stir fry.
- Homemade Mayo (using the recipe found in It Starts with Food)
- 4 Grilled Chicken Breasts, 1/2” cubes
- 1/3” C raisins
- 1 small onion, diced
- 5-6 Dill Pickles, diced
Turkey Meatballs with marinara over Broccoli - I love making these turkey meatballs and they work well as leftovers! I use a simple recipe of:
- 1 lb white ground turkey
- 1 lb dark ground turkey
- 1 apple, cubed into 1/4” pieces
- 1 onion, cubed into 1/4” pieces
- 1 egg
- 3 T almond flour
- S & P to taste
I like to make my own red sauce, but when in a jam, I just get some from the store. Read the ingredients carefully to find a sugar free option. Make it a little more special by cooking some onions and garlic in olive oil before adding the store bought sauce. Serve over veggies!
Hungry yet? I’d love to see what you make! @Reply me on instagram @whatiwore with your creations!
Click on my FOOD tab for more about the Whole30 and how it’s changed my life!
WhatIWore: Hey friends! I’m so excited to be featured on the Real Style page (72) of the June issue of Redbook Magazine!! Three cheers for showing trends on real women! I also really liked a great article from Jewel about her self esteem and her smile and what it means to accept yourself just the way you are!
You might recognize some of the other bloggers on this page! You can check out their blogs here (clockwise from top left): Me, Cami, Kendi, Jen, Mattie, Monica, Kellie and Blair. You can see my original outfit post here.
This Target skirt just might be one of the prettiest skirts ever. While I am so in love with it, I have to admit I was a little intimidated by the thought of turning it into nail art. I decided to interpret this outfit a little more loosely than the other outfit-inspired nail art that I’ve done, and I couldn’t be happier with the results (thank goodness my plan worked!).
My first thought for the nail art was to invert the design elements in the skirt. The sponged gradient background was inspired by the colors of the flowers, and I used: Nicole by OPI - Alex By the Books (mint green), Illamasqua - Jo’Mina (purple), Illamasqua - Cameo (blue), and Nicole by OPI - Naturally (pink). Next, I freehanded a symmetrical floral pattern over the top in black using my favorite nail art brush. Of course, you can’t forget to finish with topcoat for seal and shine!
There are so many ways to customize this design. Changing the colors of the gradient and the floral will create looks capable of fitting in anywhere. You could even make it more office appropriate by doing a nude to light pink gradient and painting the floral in white!