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Cheese & Green Chile Oven Omelette

How to make a quick and easy oven omelette recipe with eggs, cheddar and cottage cheese and green chiles. Makes a simple low carb, keto, and paleo breakfast casserole without potatoes or bread. Perfect for busy families for mornings, breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even dinner. Could add bacon, baked ham, or sausage for a little extra oomph, but the vegetarian version is awesome on its own.

I have always eaten a lot of eggs. Starting when I was a little girl, my sister and I would walk to Old Grandma’s house (just down the dirt road a stretch or over the hill and across the field) and eat 2 fried eggs – yolks broken and hard – for breakfast with Grandpa. Later, I ate fried eggs in a restaurant when my dad took my little sister and I for breakfast. Then, when I became a vegetarian in college, I ate a whole lot of eggs as they were a reliable source of protein. When I moved … Read more

Bariatric Gastric Sleeve Surgery Update & Results – Almost 2 Years Post-Op

Bariatric gastric sleeve surgery results - This is an update 2 years after gastric sleeve surgery including before and after pictures (or is it before and during?). She gained weight during the last month by getting away from her healthy diet. She talks a lot about adjusting to her new body and how it feels to lose so much weight! Also discusses set backs and how they have affected her plan.

My last bariatric gastric sleeve surgery update was about eight months ago, and so much has changed but pretty much everything is still the same. What do I mean by that? I started at 406 pounds in April 2017, and I got down to 197 pounds in August 2018. I am now approximately the same size and weight I was in September 2017 which was 274. Eating My food habits have still been pretty much in the toilet. I no longer keep track of calories, I often don’t eat enough protein, and I sometimes eat sweets like brownie bites or … Read more

Best Pot Roast Ever (Instant Pot Recipe)

The best healthy Instant Pot pot roast - This simple and easy recipe is quick and great for weeknight meals or Sunday dinner with a one pot gravy. Gluten-free with potatoes and carrots.

Before Joe and I were married, we used to go with my mom and sister to a local private club. It was pretty shady in a lot of ways, but their food was super cheap and really, really good. One of my favorite meals there was pot roast. Their pot roast reminded me of my mom’s from my childhood. (She had pretty much stopped cooking by that time.) It was tender and flavorful, and it was accompanied by mashed potatoes with copious amounts of gravy. The recipe below makes an amazing, tender, and flavorful pot roast, too, though it suggests … Read more

2019 Feels Like Home Reading Challenge

Free 2019 reading challenge for adults - Great list of book ideas and tips for reading more. Includes free printable chart and bookmarks. Perfect for a month or for 52 weeks of the year.

Last Friday, I shared a huge list of 50+ fiction and non-fiction books that I hope to read in 2019. Maybe I won’t read them all (um… I definitely won’t read them all!) but I want to make a concerted effort to read as many as possible – as long as the reading stays fun and interesting. 2019 Feels Like Home Reading Challenge Because I have such a long list of books to read, I created a fun way to track what I’ve read and encourage myself to read more: the 2019 Feels Like Home Reading Challenge resource pack. This fun … Read more

The Fiction & Non-Fiction Books I’m Going to Read in 2019

What books to read in 2019 - Great fiction and non-fiction for women and moms. Great inspirational titles for your twenties or thirties or forties or even fifties and beyond. Some bestselling, memoirs, and Christian romance.

As you know, I am quite the voracious reader. I don’t set goals like I’m going to read 52 books this year or anything like that. Honestly, I don’t have any idea how many books I read in 2018 or in 2017 or in any year ever. I don’t really care because I read for fun and not to achieve some sense of satisfaction. I don’t know how many books I’ll read in 2019, but suffice it to say that I will read a lot. Or more accurately I imagine, I will listen a lot and read some, mostly grad school stuff … Read more

Zucchini Sausage Egg Muffins Recipe (Gluten-Free & Low Carb)

How to make low carb gluten-free breakfast muffins with eggs, sausage, and zucchini - This quick, simple, and easy recipe has a ton of keto protein and is great for breakfast, brunch, lunches, or snacks.

One of the things I have consistently eaten since my bariatric surgery in April 2017 is egg muffins. At first, after my surgery, I could only eat one egg muffin and that was it. Now, I usually eat two or three along with some veggies, and it’s a perfect high protein meal for breakfast, lunch, or even a snack. The thing I love most about egg muffins is that they’re quick and easy – both to make and to eat. They make a great on-the-go meal for rushed mornings or packed lunches. This recipe comes from Irena Macri of Instant Pot … Read more