Bi-Weekly Whole Food Meal Plan for Feb 26–March 11

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This simply delicious Garlic Lemon Roast Chicken is just one of the many healthy no-fuss meals in this week's meal plan. It takes just minutes to prep and is ready to serve in 30 minutes!

This simply delicious Garlic Lemon Roast Chicken is just one of the many healthy no-fuss meals in this week's meal plan. It takes just minutes to prep and is ready to serve in 30 minutes!

It's so much easier to eat healthier when you take a moment to meal plan. That's why we're here to help! As part of our ministry, we're happy to provide free whole food meal plans with links to each of the delicious recipes featured.

Once you click on the graphic below, you can easily save this healthy, gluten-free, whole food menu to your computer for easy access. Then, simply click on the links within the meal plan pdf to gain instant access to each of the recipes. (Please note: Many mobile devices and tablets are not able to open links within a pdf document. So be sure to save the meal plan to your computer first.)

Feb 26–March 11 GF Whole Food Meal Plan

To print the meal plan provided below, simply click on the graphic or click here and it will open a pdf into a new window for easier saving and printing. Remember, many mobile devices and tablets are not able to open links within a pdf. So save the meal plan to your computer first.

In addition to the free gluten-free meal plan above, we're pleased to provide you with a free meal planning template perfect for creating your own custom meal plans:
• Meal plan template PDF 

To learn more about meal planning, please check out my FREE Video Course: Mastering Meal Planning. My hope is that this will be a great resource and encouragement for you whether you’re just getting started with meal planning, or are a seasoned expert.

Always a treat to share healthy meals with you! Let’s give thanks to the Lord for providing us the opportunity to nourish our families in this way!

Wishing you and your family a very merry and blessed Christmas!
Joyfully Serving HIM, Kelly at The Nourishing Home

Kelly Smith

Kelly loves the Lord, her family, and sharing her passion for gluten-free, grain-free cooking and meal planning with others. She is a full-time homemaker who loves spending time with her awesome hubby and two sweet boys. Kelly's whole food, gluten-free journey began six years ago when she was diagnosed with a chronic autoimmune disorder. Since then, the Lord has blessed her with an amazing recovery - a testament to His grace and the health benefits of eating whole foods. Kelly shares her knowledge and love for whole food cooking at The Nourishing Home.

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How to Really Own Your Story 

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What kind of story is God writing in your life? Are you embracing it? Sharing it? Present for it? However unexpected, however many twists it may hold, You can trust God with your narrative and your days. It's time to enter into what He is doing in our lives!

We’re well past the Christmas season of course, but I continue to think of her again and again.

Sometimes I wonder if just maybe I’m speculating, yet my mind returns to her story.

Mary moves me.  Yes Mary, the mother of our Lord.  Quite honestly, this year more than ever before her life experience lodges itself deep into my mind and spirit....and simply won’t let go.

At least not yet.

I am struck by the very start of her narrative. Angelic visitation to a single girl who chose to say ‘yes’.  What gets my attention is a realization that Mary’s obedient response also accomplished something more. 

I believe Mary OWNED her story with her ‘yes’ response. 

Yes, I’ll carry this child.

Yes, I’ll be the focus of questions.

Yes, this alters my plans.

Yes, this is my son. Our son.

Yes. Yes. Yes.

And she did this not only once.

Over and over the Gospels present Mary showing up, speaking up and living up to that initial YES. At her son’s first miracle.  At the Cross. In the upper room.  Yes.

I imagine an option for her to live somewhat hidden after everything she had gone through. In reality Mary encountered controversial and difficult experiences. Taking a back seat or performing a disappearing act would make sense.  

Own Your Story -- Show Up

I sometimes get this hard-to-describe feeling when thinking of giving voice to parts of my story.  You?

Words get caught, time freezes, and I look wide-eyed in the light of questions I may not have a response to, or situations I would rather avoid.

Ah, friends.  Ever want to hide a bit from your own life?

But what would happen if we, like Mary, kept showing up IN our own story?  Even when the doubts within us or around us arise.  Even when it’s hard or we struggle.  Especially when we struggle. 

What if we showed up anyway?

We can pretend our difficult stories and situations don’t exist or that they didn’t happen. We can hide and stuff away the associated pain, loss and suffering of our narratives.  We can live a lie until no one, not even us, knows the difference anymore.

But this is not owning our story.  It is our story owning us.  

Sometime soon dear sister, I encourage you to tell your story to another person.  After all, Mary left for Elizabeth’s rather quickly after the news!  

Find a trusted someone who will carry your story with you -- who will listen without judgement and with care.  Speak your YES and let another know what it’s all about for you.

Own your story sister.  Step right into your narrative and SHOW UP.

Blessings,

Daniele Evans

Daniele

Daniele is a homeschooling Mama of five kiddos and a voracious reader of books. Passionate about her faith, home and family, she blogs about the intentional lifestyle at Domestic Serenity and writes for other online and print publications. Daniele thinks life is made more enjoyable with a cup of herbal tea in hand!

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Fracture the Status Quo {A Review}

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Are your walls bare, void of any recent pictures of your kids or your family, all while your phone and computer are overflowing with the digital memories? If you struggle to get prints off your devices and into your home as much as we do, you are going to love this new resource that is changing the way we print photos and decorate!

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