Three Paleo Recieps + Mom of the year award!

Three Paleo Recieps + Mom of the year award!

Well hello Wednesday!
After our day yesterday, I’m ready for today.  Not that it was a horrible day, but I had a moment where I felt like the worst mom on the planet!  More on that later…

First, a big thank you as always to the lovely Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting!

 Peas and Crayons

I made breakfast before the Love Nugget woke up and had our plates sitting ready to eat when I brought him down.  I was so hungry since I had gotten up at 5:00 to work out and he slept in until 7:30!  But… I had to hold off on digging into this,


Sautéed spinach, ham, mushroom, kambocha squash with an egg and avocado.  Yum!

Unfortunately The Love Nugget woke up quite cranky and with a fever.  I could tell he was uncomfortable and not feeling well but wasn’t sure what from.  No cold symptoms and no flu symptoms so I thought maybe he had an infection from some soars no his feet.  After calling the doc and pretty much eliminating infection, I thought maybe he had a fever virus.   Then it hit me, he’s almost two (next month!) and with the two year mark comes his last molars.  Sure enough, a tooth was jabbing through his gums.  Poor guy!  I gave him some Tylenol and he was his normal self within 30 minutes.  So we made a quick run to the Farmer’s market and Whole Foods for a few staples including these babies,


Love me some fresh organic strawberries!  They are so big and sweet!  I might have even eaten a few on the drive home without washing them.  So good!

When we got home from our quick outing, I snacked on one of these delicious Coconut Lime Power Bites,

Paleo Coconut Lime Protein Bites

Paleo Coconut Lime Protein Bites


  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 5 pitted dates
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tbsp. coconut flour
  • 1 tsp. lime zest
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1 tbsp. honey (optional depending on sweetness preference)


  1. In a food processor, pulse all ingredients until finely chopped and a sticky mixture forms.
  2. Roll into quarter size balls and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
  3. Enjoy!

So good! I also had some green juice that The Love Nugget and I made yesterday.  Then I hopped on my elliptical while he napped.

Lunch was a garbage salad with mixed organic greens, grilled organic chicken, hard-boiled egg, tomato, avocado, beet, and artichoke hearts with a little lemon olive oil and lemon juice.


So good!

After lunch we took off to run a few errand since The Love Nugget seemed to be feeling much better.  However, toward the end of our trip he started going down hill fast and I felt so bad!  He looked so out of it and while he was still acting a little normal, he was also very lethargic and tired looking.  We rushed home to take his temp and some Tylenol again.  102.9!  Yikes!  Luckily Tylenol and some Thomas helped the fever and we ended the evening with a little dinner and green a green smoothie bowl.  Poor guy and wow, what an awesome mom I am!  I should have just stayed home and let him rest but no, had to get my errands done.  Lesson learned, I was panicked when I realized his fever was spiking again 🙁

While the hubby got him ready for bed, I snacked on some of these,


drank a glass of this,


and made a delicious dinner!


Horrible picture!  Someday I’ll make a really cool light box like Heather has!

Steamed artichokes with Paleo dill mayo dip, Cauliflower garlic and herb mashed potatoes and this delicious halibut recipe!

Halibut in Parchment with Herb Pesto Sauce

Halibut in Parchment with Herb Pesto Sauce


  • 2 Halibut fillets
  • 2 tbsp. Coconut Oil
  • 2 tbsp. Herb Pesto Sauce (Recipe to follow)
  • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Rinse fish and pat dry then place onto separate sheets of parchment paper big enough to fold into packets.
  3. Season fish with a little salt and pepper then drop 1 tbsp. of coconut oil and 1 tbsp. pesto sauce over each fillet.
  4. Fold the parchment paper into packets and place on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until fish is white and flakey.
  6. Top with another spoonful of pest sauce and enjoy over cauliflower mashed potatoes or whatever you'd like!

Herb Walnut Pesto

Herb Walnut Pesto


  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup toasted walnuts
  • 1 large clove of garlic
  • juice from half a lemon
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place all ingredients except olive oil in a food processor or blender.
  2. Pulse until finely chopped then slowly add in olive oil pausing to scrape down sides.
  3. Once a smooth creamy mixture forms, season with salt and pepper then enjoy!

It was such a delicious dinner and we were both stuffed afterwards.  The hubby even said, save this recipe for sure!

Night time snack was just a few of those delicious strawberries I mentioned above.  I’ve really cut back on my night time snack since eliminating sugar and I actually don’t typically crave much anymore.  Such a good feeling not having the need to eat something sweet every night regardless of whether or not I’m hungry!

The Love Nugget slept pretty good last night despite one wake up yelling for water.  Which was strange but hey, I get thirsty sometimes too.  So hopefully he will wake up feeling much better and we can head to the gym for spin!

Have a great Wednesday all!

Oh, I still haven’t heard from my About Time Giveaway winner so make sure you’ve checked to see if it was you!


  • If you have kids, did they get fevers when teething? 
  • If you are a wine drinker, how many nights a week on average do you enjoy a glass or two?  
  • What was a favorite eat from yesterday?


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  1. yum, i love fish and pesto, great combo. I made talapia with pesto the other day! I just got a new paleo cookbook on my kindle and i cant wait to start trying some of the recipes!! and coconut lime bites- yum!

  2. All of your food looks delicious. I love that pesto sauce I am going to make that for dinner soon. Thanks!!

    I’m sorry that you had a difficult mom moment. We all have days like that, don’t be so hard on yourself. I am sorry he is having a rough time getting his molars, but it will pass soon. 🙂

  3. The lime protein balls look AMAZING!!!! I need to get some raw cashews so I can make them ASAP. Of course, the problem will come at stopping with just one or two!!

  4. Seriously, all your meals in this post look excellent! Wow. Breakfast, lunch, dinner . . . I want to come hang out with you!! 🙂

    We actually enjoy wine quite a bit. Most nights, we will have a glass with dinner. The best thing I ate yesterday was my lunch: a big salad, topped with garbanzo beans, avocado and hot sauce!

  5. I hope The Love Nugget feels better soon, tooth pain is the worst! I’m glad I don’t remember teething when I was little, It would probably make my anxiety with the dentist much worse now. I really like the idea of these coconut lime protein balls. I love having protein balls on hand for a quick snack and this is a great variation compared to the typical chocolate and peanut butter flavors I make.

  6. Oh my goodness your breakfast looks so good. I have some roasted kabocha squash, so I will totally be recreating tomorrow! I’m sorry your little one wasn’t feeling well…hopefully he’ll be much better today. Both of the recipes look great!

  7. Hopefully the Love Nugget is feeling better today! The Toddler is getting in two more teeth right now- which as you stated above- means a big high temperature… he even went down for his nap two hours early. FYI- your food looked scrumptious!

  8. I made pesto too! We must be on the same page this week! Yours looks super good!

  9. Recipes look delicious! You’re really getting me with these paleo bites! First lemon, now lime!!! 🙂 Teething stinks! Feel so bad for Love Nugget! 🙂

  10. Your “garbage lunch salad” looks like anything but garbage! It looks delicious! And coconut and lime is such an awesome combination!! Will definitely have to try these!!

  11. coconut lime bites??! those sound awesome!!

  12. Your breakfast looks so fancy and restaurant-eque, even when I try mine don’t look that good! I love cooking fish in parchment because the preparation is often very simple but the taste is fantastic.

  13. I LOVE your breakfast…last year a friend told me she was eating non-typical breakfast foods for brekkie and I was like, say what? But now I totally get it and yours looks especially good. Noting the balls on my pinterest too.
    Happy WIAW!

  14. um wow just pinned those coconut lime balls! They’re next on my list to make! 🙂

  15. I have actually never paired pesto & fish together. All of your recipes look incredible. I’m actually speechless about the dinner one.

    Hope love nugget has a better today tomorrow

  16. Awww, poor baby!! Don’t feel bad sweetie…he was feeling fine up until that point…how were you to know the fever would spike again? Actually, I never even realized that babies can get a fever just from teething…of course I don’t have any kids so why WOULD I know that, but still…learn something new everyday! 😀

    Breakfast looks amazing! What a great flavor combo! And you just reminded me that I still need to try some cauliflower mashed potatoes! Hey, that plate still looks delicious to me…even without a lightbox! 😉

    Also, so glad to hear you’re listening to your body instead of eating out of habit! That’s awesome!

  17. That salad looks sooo good! I love beets and artichoke hearts but I hardly ever eat them, I think I am going to have to change that!