Friday, August 15, 2014

Whole30 Zoodles, Meatballs & Marinara Sauce

I'm on DAY 4 of the Whole30 plan.  I needed to get my system recharged and back to basics.  I have a gluten/grain intolerance and have struggled with sugar addiction.  This is the only way I can get a hold of my cravings, hormone levels, and the multiple side effects that come from poor eating habits.

I made these zoodles for the first time with the Veggetti gadget (finally bought mine from Wegmans)!

I made this easy and clean marinara sauce from

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes (I like Tuttorosso)
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste


In a medium pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and saute until golden, being careful not to burn. 

Add crushed tomatoes, salt, pepper, oregano, and bay leaf. Stir and reduce heat to low. Cover and let simmer about 15 - 20 minutes. Remove from heat and add fresh basil.

accompanied with these scrumptious make ahead freezer meatballs from  

Yield: 40 meatballs
Serving Size: 3 meatballs
  • 2 lb ground beef
  • 2 lb ground pork
  • 1 medium onion, grated or finely chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped (or 2 tsp dried parsley)
  • 4 tsp dried oregano
  • 4 tsp Celtic sea salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Add the ground beef and ground pork to a large bowl.
  3. Add the grated onion, garlic, parsley, oregano, sea salt, and black pepper.
  4. Mix with your hands until throughly combine (but do not over mix)
  5. Using a medium scoop, scoop out some of the meat mixture and roll into a meatball and place onto a lined baking sheet.
  6. Repeat with the remaining meat mixture (makes about 40 meatballs on two baking sheets)
  7. Bake for 17 minutes and remove from the oven.
  8. Allow to cool and place in the freezer in a single layer for 1 hour to flash freeze.
  9. Place the meatballs in a plastic freezer bag or use your preferred freezer method.
  10. Label the bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
  11. To serve place the meatballs in the sauce of your choice (like marinara sauce) and simmer until the meatballs are heated through.
Enjoy!  It was really delicious!

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Fruit-Full Kids - Feed Your Child's Faith Review

Mom, can I have a snack?  

I'm huuuuuuuuuuuuuungry Mommy!

When can we eat, Mama?

Sound familiar?

Our little ones are constantly growing, and with that growth comes the need to eat.  Eating nourishes their growing bodies, but what about the Spirit?

Fruit-Full Kids has the answer, and best of all, together!

The benefits of eating together as a family are undeniable.  What about incorporating spiritual truths right on your children's dinnerware?

Check out the plate sets available.

Here are our children with some of the plates.  Every time there is a meal, I hear them say, "what plate am I going to get today?"


Whichever plate they get (a particular fruit of the Spirit, Golden Rule, Fruitful Follower, or Gracious Giver) is what they are to work on for that moment of the day.  

It's so neat to hear their little conversations about what their plate means and what the are going to "do" to practice that godly behavior. 

As Christian parents we are responsible for teaching and training our children in the ways of the Lord.  

This is a fun and easy way for them to practice doing God's Word.

James 1:22 says, "But be does of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves."

What do you think?  Would you be interested in me hosting a giveaway of these plates?  Please comment below.  The winner would receive all 4 sets for FREE!  

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