I’ve been having trouble lately with the blog, mostly because I’m having trouble in my spiritual life. I think we all have seasons where we are not actively seeking God like we were in the previous season. I’ve felt so empty and sad and alone for a couple of months. Part of this is my post-partum depression (hooray!), which is a daily battle. But some of it is just my choice – I’m choosing other things over spending time with God. Which is the dumbest thing to do and also the easiest thing to do.

Anyway, after a week of really low days, I decided it was time to make a life change. I also realized that I only have this year left to run a marathon in order to complete my By-the-Time-I’m-30 Bucket List, so I decided that the best way to combat depression and meet my goal was to start marathon training. Around the same time, Husband and I realized that we are lethargic and sleeping poorly and with my depression on top of that, we aren’t doing so great. So after prayerful consideration, we have committed to give a shot to this Whole30 nightmare thing.

My fears:

  • I am now going to have to cook 3 meals a day. I was previously cooking approximately 1/2 a meal per day on average.
  • This might be expensive if I’m not super smart.
  • The part of me that dreads having to be super smart (the part that knows I’ll have to be disciplined and routined and scheduled ) is very sad about this.

My joys:

  • Cooking is fun!
  • Eating delicious food is fun!
  • Eating delicious food that is healthy is extra fun – two for one special!
  • My body is going to react well to this, probably.
  • I have known for a while that I’m lactose intolerant and I avoid it because I HEART cheese, but this way I’ll have at least 30 recipes that don’t involve cheese and we’ll see if they are delicious enough to bear cutting it completely from my life.

Okay, enough yapping. Time for food.

Oh, but one more thing: I stink at taking food pictures. This isn’t a food blog. So excuse the ugly picture and trust that the food tastes delicious.

Turkey “Italian Sausage” Breakfast Meatloaf


1 T coconut oil
1 large yellow onion, diced
1 1.2 lb package of Fit ‘N Active Ground Turkey (ALDI YALL)
2 eggs
1/2 cup almond flour (this is the weirdest, most difficult to find ingredient on the list, that’s for sure. If you aren’t whole30-ing it, just use regular flour or breadcrumbs)
1 T garlic powder
2 tsp fennel seeds
2 tsp oregano
2 tsp sage
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes


Preheat oven to 450.
Cook the onion in the coconut oil over medium heat until soft and translucent, about 5-7 minutes.
Combine all ingredients into a large bowl. Smush with your hands, because FUN and because GROSS. Make into a loaf shape.
Prep a cookie sheet with oil. Put the loaf on the cookie sheet.
Bake in the oven for about 30-35 minutes.
(Fun fact: this is better if you make it the night before and then quickly fry up the slices the next morning for breakfast)

Fry eggs to go on top and YUM.

We ate grapes with ours because fruit is good for you.


Hope you enjoy!

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