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  • A most excellent lunch yesterday!

    2/22/2018 9:55:01 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    Butternut Squash soup, a leafy green salad with cherry tomatoes, small sweet peppers, and homemade crackers, black coffee. Yum! Breakfast, was scrambled eggs. Supper was Potato cakes with cheese and roasted broccoli and a green apple Snacks throughout the day were: 1/2 banana i... Read more

  • Icy Wednesday = more Biology work

    2/21/2018 10:06:52 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    Yeah... I'm that mom. They don't like it when I dole out extra work on days like today but they DO like the benefits of having a slow day or instead of a "snow day" we have a "sun day". Ok, here is a legitimate question. My son, Silas, 14 is extremely smart. A professor at a local colleg... Read more

  • Rainy Tuesday Shenanigans

    2/20/2018 9:01:34 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    Most of the items on my to-do list are fun items! Well... math isn't "fun" but... After school and chores we are all getting ready to head to Springfield, MO. The kids are going to the NF concert and I'm going to catch a REFIT class on MSU campus. I first met this instructor Sept 8th, 2017 in ... Read more

  • Rainy Monday

    2/19/2018 12:34:07 PM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    President's Day means Homeschool Home-Ec day. All PS days off we do Home-Ec skills and PE Today we have also learned not to dribble a basketball in the house. I've stayed calm. I get brownie points for that, right? Still working on increasing my fiber and water intake! Yesterday we h... Read more

  • Do you drink soda?

    2/16/2018 11:14:05 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    I admit, I used to be a HUGE soda fan. Mt. Dew was my soda of choice. I'm happy to say that I am now soda free - "free" being the lose term here. I MAY have a soda once in a blue moon, like if I am sick or I need to take a pill in the car and my hubby has one. Something like that but I don't buy sod... Read more

  • WOW! Did you know this Twinkie fact?

    2/15/2018 9:42:14 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    Americans eat more than 500 million Twinkies per year. Chicago is "the Twinkie capital of the world, " gobbling down 27 million Twinkies annually. There is no fiber in Twinkies. 1 serving (2 Twinkies) has 270 calories, 35mg of cholesterol,360 mg of sodium, 46g of carbs Let's say you were ... Read more

  • Fiber - Oh my!

    2/14/2018 10:14:21 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    Kashi GoLean Cereal and a Banana for breakfast. 2 cups of black coffee. I have to say, the cereal was surprisingly good and filling. The goal of Week 1 in the Full Plate Diet Course we are taking is to increase fiber and water into the diet. To do this, we are to eat 2 fruits equaling 2/... Read more

  • First of 10 weeks Eating/Cooking Healthy class!

    2/13/2018 9:44:51 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    Today is the first day of the first week of a 10 week Eating and Cooking Healthy class that me, DD, and DH are taking. We got the books (1 for each of us) and I'm kind of excited about this. I can't wait to share with you what we have learned over the next 10 weeks! Last night me and 2 friends ... Read more

  • THE BEST 90 second bread! Chia Pudding!

    2/12/2018 11:28:16 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    https://www.lowcarbspark.com/h
    ow-to-make-90-seconds-keto
    -bread-low-carb-grain-free/ 5 minutes Ingredients Vegetarian ∙ Serves 1 Refrigerated 1 Egg Baking & Spices 1/2 tsp Baking powder 1 tbsp Coconut flour or 3 tablespoons almond flour 1 pinch Pink himalayan salt 1 ... Read more

  • I am excited about today's menu!

    2/11/2018 10:51:49 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    www.forkly.com/recipes/low-car
    b-keto-tuna-pickle-boats/ Servings: 2-4 Prep Time: 5 minutes Ingredients: 5-6 dill pickles 1 can light flaked tuna 1/4 cup light mayo (sugar free) 1 tbsp fresh dill + more for garnish salt & pepper, to taste Method: Cut the pickles leng... Read more

  • Keto No Bake Cookies

    2/10/2018 10:10:23 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    https://howtothisandthat.com/k
    eto-no-bake-cookies/ I made these yesterday. The peanut butter ones. I also did not add the fake sugars to it. I might need to do that if I make chocolate ones to counteract the bitterness but there was no need for it in the pnut butter ones! The next time I m... Read more

  • No internet yesterday, No Heat today

    2/9/2018 9:06:03 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    This week has been full of trials. For every good news we got, something would counteract it. Yesterday we didn't have internet until the afternoon. So, no online classes for the kids. It would have been helpful if the phone company would have sent out an alert the day before to inform us they... Read more

  • Improvement across the board

    2/7/2018 8:58:33 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    This cold this year is different from others I have experienced. No coughing just an outpouring of snot and a massive sinus headache which turned into a sinus infection. Going to netti pot later and see if that helps the headache. The antibiotics are still working. The eye drops are helping the pink... Read more

  • Meal Planning yet...

    2/6/2018 10:51:50 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    Yesterday I roasted the butternut squash for soup and I roasted the spaghetti squash for supper. However, this is what really happened: I took out the butternut squash and ate it ... well... a good 1/3 of it, straight out of the skin (like a potato). The spaghetti squash got roasted and t... Read more

  • I ate poorly while sick

    2/5/2018 8:45:51 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    I ate the carbs, I ate the sugars, I ate the white no-no's. Basically I ate crap while I was in and out of my Nyquil coma. I also didn't stay hydrated pretty well. I had this whole plan of what I would eat and stay hydrated if and when I got sick and it all went right out the window! Why... Read more

  • Bulletproof coffee (YUM!)

    2/1/2018 9:46:51 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    Doesn't that look like a good cup of coffee! Sometimes my coffee is black and sometimes it has butter in it! Me likes the buttah best! I'm not fond of adding cacao powder but I AM fond of adding pure vanilla flavoring! YUM! The amount of coffee you should use for the above rec... Read more

  • My February Blogs and Keto

    1/31/2018 9:58:38 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    January, I was working on the positives in my life, February will be focusing on my menu and meals (including snacks) Yep, I'm blogging about my menu's, meal prepping, recipes I tried that didn't meet the mustard and those that did. February I will make conscience decisions regarding my food consump... Read more

  • Been MIA

    1/30/2018 10:23:43 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    Man this weekend and Monday was so full and a blur! Saturday, my dd turned 18! Can you say 48 cupcakes?!??! DS14 had a basketball game. A trip to get a treadmill someone gave me for FREE! YAY! A church member's mom passed away. Sunday, well, that's my busy "work" day. For people in the m... Read more

  • I'm gonna be on the radio!

    1/26/2018 7:33:58 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    My verse of the day: I have a heart for missions. A heart that wants to tell people there is a God that loves them, who is there for them, who wants to be in a relationship with them. I have a heart that wants to tell others how easy it is to reach out to God, and have that relationship w... Read more