I haven’t shared what I ate in a while so I thought I’d pop back in to update you with what’s going on.

I’ve been really busy lately. I officially have 4 jobs. They’re all part-time, but they’re keeping me busy. I am working part-time in the special education department at a local elementary school doing reading intervention strategies with kiddos that are below grade level. I recently started babysitting 3 boys after school for several hours a day. I am now doing demo sales for a start-up supplement company a few days a month. I have also been freelance writing in my spare time. What spare time? Did I mention that I’m also in ‘school’ to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner?

I created another site so my goal is to slowly phase this one out. I wasn’t going to post on this one but got a few requests from my adoring fans. Who knew people read this? No less than 6 people have asked where I’ve been and have mentioned that they missed seeing what I eat. I understand. I kind of enjoy food gawking too.

So without further delay, here are some recent meal highlights.

I’m back on a ketogenic protocol to help with PCOS symptoms. Why I ever stopped eating this way is beyond me. I’m feeling amazing and everything I eat is delicious. For example…

Here’s a recent breakfast.

It’s an omelette with nothing in it but a ton of butter on top, flax bread with butter, broccolini, and some roasted cherry tomatoes.

A recent lunch I had included a leftover baked chicken thigh wrapped in bacon, plus red leaf lettuce with green olives, a teeny tiny sliced avocado (yes, they’re really called teeny tiny avocados and I get them at Trader Joe’s), Farmhouse Culture dill pickle kraut, and Primal Kitchen Foods ranch dressing.

Meals like this keep the snack monster away. If I do feel the need to snack, I usually grab a handful of macadamia nuts or pumpkin seeds. And if I need something sweet, I’ll have a square of 85% dark chocolate.

On Sunday night Patrick was busy watching the Vikings game, so I busted out the Instant Pot and made some garlic herb pulled chicken.

It was so simple to make and it was full of flavor. I also roasted a giant veggie tray and had some more Farmhouse Culture dill pickle kraut.

What have you been eating lately?

I loathe tattoos. I think they’re a gross waste of money. But I especially dislike this as a tattoo.

So if you are a beefcake bro with this tattooed anywhere on your body, please don’t hit on me at the gym. Or anywhere. This logo in general is dumb. Just like tattoos. I know some people reading this have tattoos and that’s cool. It was your choice. But they are not for me. Tattoos on men are a huge turn-off in my opinion because it shows that they make lame judgements and spend their money on toxic, stupid things. Some people may disagree, but whatever. End of rant.

Anyway, it’s Wednesday so here are some weekly meal highlights.

I’ve been continuing with the decaf rocket fuel latte / bulletproof latte morning ritual.

I prepped some spaghetti squash and had a bowl of it with ground pork meatballs and marinara sauce.

I wasn’t feeling well Sunday through Tuesday, but I still managed to make food.

I snacked on a huge honeycrisp apple with almond butter, and sprinkled with pumpkin pie spice.

Dinner was salmon with veggies.

I have also been enjoying a bunch of goodies from the New Hope Blogger Box this past week.

Those Jackson’s Honest chips were devoured right away. If you’ve tried them before, you know it’s easy to do. What have you been snacking on lately?

Hi. I just realized I forgot to post what I ate last Wednesday. It’s a shame because I had a really delicious Thanksgiving meal to share with you. Don’t worry. I still have the picture saved. So here you go.

I didn’t want turkey so I shredded up some leftover short ribs. I also made more butternut squash soup. Plus I made green beans in white truffle salt ghee, mashed cauliflower, and cranberry sauce. I love holiday meals. It’s an excuse to eat more than I usually do. And to not feel bad about stretching out my stretchy pants.

In other meals…

I’ve been drinking rocket fuel lattes (similar to bulletproof lattes) with decaf coffee.

And no, I didn’t get a new table. I made a cheap photo box.

It’s starting to collapse because King thought it would be a good idea to try and step on the top. The top is made out of a Dollar Store plastic table cloth. Even a 12 lb. kitty won’t be supported by that. But it’s still functional.

I used up the rest of my Birch Benders that I found on sale at the Co-Op the other week.

I feel slightly rebellious when I eat breakfast foods for other meals.

I’ve been eating dark chocolate squares with some almond butter for snacks lately.

Theo bars were on sale 2/$4 at Fred Meyer’s for a while. I can’t pass up a good sale. And no, I didn’t share this snack with King. He has his own kitty treats to enjoy.

Dinners have been veggies and some sort of meat protein, per usual.

I also really like Farmhouse Culture garlic dill pickle kraut with dinner. I’m getting sick of salads. Salads are more of a warm weather food, and it’s been way too cold in Boise lately.

I drove to Utah over the weekend to see my friend Bethany and her family. It was warmer there. But on the drive home I realized why the mountain area on the border of Utah and Idaho has no civilization. I drove through a massive blizzard coming back to Boise Sunday night. That was my first snow experience of the season. So far it looks like there’s no snow in the forecast in the treasure valley. So I’m hopeful that it stays away for a little bit. I like snow and wintertime but I can also live without having to drive in it. Have you gotten snow in your area yet this season?