Compliant Recipes, What's On My Plate

Whole30 Recipes: Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

I learned pretty quickly that convenience is key when doing your first Whole30 (or any round of Whole30) My favorite thing to do is batch cook chicken breast, shred it, and utilize it in different ways throughout the week. Yes, I am still eating chicken for every lunch, but it gives me the opportunity to still create variety and save on time!

This cranberry pecan version of chicken salad is extremely simple! I am also sure there are many variations of this recipe floating around the internet but I figured I would share my [Whole30 compliant] for anyone interested.

Enjoy!

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

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My Journey

This Is Whole30: Week Five

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Within Food Freedom Forever by Melissa Hartwig, there is a statement that really changed my entire thinking about this [Whole30] journey. During a section where she is speaking about mindset and growth, Hartwig suggests that instead of claiming you are on a “healthy diet”, why not try stating that you are a “healthy eater”. Something as simple as that seemed to turn on a light inside me that I have apparently been keeping shut off (or at least on a dimmer) and during my appointment with Holly this week, it really hit me. Instead of saying that I am on a diet, or that I am eating healthy for “x” amount of time until I reach a goal, I want to be able to claim that I am a healthy person. Sure, Whole30 is a 30 day stint (well, 60 days in my case) but it is the building blocks of learning to live a healthy lifestyle. I am tired of holding onto the mindset that this is “temporary” and that I “can’t wait to be done dieting”, because that type of outlook is only holding me back. I have to start looking at this journey as one with no end, one that is about the process and not the destination. I need to stop fighting it and let the word “healthy” become more than just about the food I put in my mouth.

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Life in General

Sunshine Blogger Award Vol. I

I am very honored to announce that I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award. “What is that?”, you might ask. Well, the Sunshine Blogger Award is peer recognition for bloggers that inspire positivity, creativity, and joy throughout the blogging community. When nominated for this award, you must to the following:

  1. Write a post in which you thank the blogger for nominating them and link back to their blog.
  2. Display the award/post rules.
  3. Answer the eleven questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  4. Nominate eleven other blogs and notify them accordingly.
  5. Give your nominees eleven, original, questions to answer.
  6. Post the Sunshine Blogger Award logo within your post.*
    *For this I made my own award logo as well as shared the award logo from my nominator’s post.

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