First Menu Plan

I have a ton of my own recipes and most are gluten free, but I’m going to be using a lot of other’s recipes. This FODMAP and Paleo cooking is going to be tough for me. I think the best way to stick to the plan is by cooking from others recipes and shopping lists.

Here you will find a our menu plan in no particular order. I may order it as the week goes along.


12/30 – Rotisserie Chicken, Asparagus Tips

Thai Steak Salad

Moroccan Chickpea Soup

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers (minus the cheese)

Balsamic Braised Short Rib

Baked Chicken and Veggies

Lentil Chili

Mongolian Beef and Peppers (changing up the cornstarch)

Salmon and Veggies


Chicken Dijon

Yo Quiero Carnitas (we may cave on the corn tortillas)

Follow Amanda’s board Paleo on Pinterest.


Day -2: The Beginning

To say that I feel horrible will be an understatement. …But I decided to change.

I know the new year is upon us and everybody makes resolutions, but this is much more than a resolution. It’s more of a revolution I need to get my life back in order.  Due to two years of constant night shifts I put on extra weight and The foods I eat you not agree with my body. I don’t eat poorly but it seems that gluten and other processed foods still do not do well with me.

I’ve decided to start a journey of working out and eating a FODMAP or Paleo diet.  I can’t lie this is going to be incredibly hard. My family already eats gluten-free but it work there’s all kinds of temptations. I’m going to have to learn how to eat out and function with other coworkers while eating well.

And there’s a exercise aspect. Over the last two years I’ve suffered from migraines and muscle weakness all to which doctors cannot give me a diagnosis. Recently I started acupuncture that seems to help, so I think I’ll continue with it.  I don’t like to start yoga on a regular basis. From there I plan to start working out on a regular basis as I used to back in 2004.

This is not actually my first journey doing this. Back in 2004 after my second child I realized how much weight I had put on and how it unhealthy I felt. I started with Curves for a year and lost a lot of weight and inches. I then moved on to LA fitness where I stayed for several years working out on a regular basis.  I feel good back then and I like to get back there soon.

i’ve actually been a member of Planet Fitness for over year, but with the midnight shift, stress, and other things in life I only get there handful of times a month.  (Sad)

The last two years have just taken a toll on my body and my mental health and I’m over it!

My overall goal as health and wellness. That entails losing some weight I’m not so much worried about the number I like to be a size 10 or to take off about 25 pounds, which ever comes first. I would also like to be physically strong enough to do CrossFit.