Ali Wren

whole-hearted living, healthy-minded eating

Egg Muffins

These egg muffins have been a hit in our home. I’m on my second round of Whole30 (follow along on Instagram!), and Adam is eating as much of what I make as he can. I baked up 2 dozen, and froze half so I was ready for the following week! Ingredients:  16-18 eggs (I started […]

Chia Pudding

I’m on my second round of Whole30* (follow @whole30ali on Instagram for daily meals), and I’ve been eating the same thing for early-morning breakfasts: a whole30-compliant Larabar and hard-boiled egg, egg muffin, or RX bar. I wanted to add something else to the rotation, so I experimented with chia pudding. And it was a nice […]

Strawberry Basil Salsa

Fresh strawberries. Pineapple. Mango. Basil. Lime. Tortilla Chips. Grilled chicken. Avodaco. Spinach… The flavors of summer. (Is your mouth watering yet?) This sweet strawberry salsa recipe was inspired by a spicy strawberry salsa at Whole Foods. Its sweet flavor combines great with something salty. I have a feeling that you won’t be disappointed with this recipe! […]

Artie’s Paleo on the Go!

The dirty little secret of eating clean, paleo, gluten-free, whole30, etc. is something not enough people talk about: food prep. That is to say, the hours upon hours of messy kitchens and meticulous food prep that go into preparing a meal. At the most inconvenient times, nonetheless. Often, the times you are most tempted to […]

5 Take-Aways from Whole30 Before 30

So, whole30 before 30 is complete! I feel pretty proud of myself for sticking with this incredible way of eating and living for 30 days. Here are my five main tips and take-aways for a successful whole30: 1. Know your why. I think this is the most important step before you decide to embark on this […]

Whole30 Before 30 Week 3

So I can’t believe how fast time is flying by on this 30-day journey. Here are some things I’m learning, now that I’m on the final stretch of whole30: – I have been recycling the same recipes for my meals because it’s easy and I think I’ve landed on what works for me. And I’m […]

Whole30 Chocolate Avocado Pudding

This whole30-approved, and therefore gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and paleo treat is to die for!

Whole30 Before 30 Week 2

So I am officially halfway through whole30 before 30! Woohoo! Here is my week in review: Day 8: I feel like I’m getting the hang of this. I’m in the routine and swing of whole30. Day 9: I had some black coffee with a chai tea bag and it was definitely tolerable today! Yay, I […]

Whole30 Before 30 Week 1

I’ve completed week 1 of whole30before30. Whew! What a week it’s been. Here’s my week in review, including one word each day, along with some lessons I learned and observations I made each day: Day 1: COFFEE I was SO thirsty, that I had gulped down 48 ounces of water before 10:00 am. I think […]

Whole30 Before 30

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