Day 28- Super Bowl Sunday!

Just gotta say, I am SO proud of my Holley family! I haven’t yet mentioned that my mother-in-law, father-in-law, and sister-in-law have been doing Whole 30 along with Blaine and I! We love how much they are inspired by our health habits and the fact that they joined us on our efforts to eat right.

And honestly, let me take a minute to shout out to e v e r y o n e who has informed me of the inspiration my blogging has been. You’re encouragement means so much to me and I am so happy to hear that my recipes and experiences are inspiring others to make an effort towards a healthier lifestyle. That’s what this blog is all about and I wouldn’t do it if it weren’t for you guys.

Today on SUPER BOWL SUNDAY the Holley family worked together to make sugar-free, dairy-free, grain-free snacks. We food-prepped all day long, but it was such sweet bonding time and we had lots of fun creating these new recipes. Even on a pretty restricted whole foods diet, we were able to make some REALLY delicious game foods!



Bacon Ranch Meatballs by Brylee:

  • 2lbs ground beef
  • 10-12 slices of sugar-free bacon, cooked
  • 1/4 cup homemade ranch dressing
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Sauce: 
  • small onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 12oz can of tomato sauce
  • a pinch of dried basil
  • 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar


Heat olive oil in a large skillet on med-high heat. Combine all other ingredients in a bowl well and form into small golf balls and fry on one side for 5 minutes, then flip and cover with a lid and cook 10 more minutes on med-low heat.
For sauce: saute onions in olive oil until softened, then add the rest of the ingredients and stir. Pour over meatballs in a crockpot on low for later OR cook sauce alone for a few minutes in the skillet to serve immediately!


Dairy-Free Buffalo Dip by Kaitie:

  • 12.5oz can of organic canned chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup of raw cashews, soaked in water for at least 3 hours
  • 1/2 cup homemade ranch
  • 1/2 cup Franks Hot Sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Put soaked cashews in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth- adding a little splash of water if necessary (only a little at a time, you only want it to be smooth, not watery.) Combine cashew cream, chicken, homemade ranch, hot sauce, and salt and pepper in a dip-sized crockpot or a small casserole dish. For crockpot, cook on low for 1 hour. For casserole, bake in the oven at 350° for 30 minutes or until bubbly!

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Can you say teamwork?! I seriously could not be more proud! All our hard work payed off and it really shows.
Seriously guys, real food is delicious.

Kaitie Holley, housewife


Day 16

Recipes featured: Paleo Cashew Chicken
  • Fried Eggs in olive oil


  • Carrots and homemade guacamole
  • Penderson’s Farm Sugar Free Bacon
  • Box of raisins


Paleo Cashew Chicken:

  • 2 large chicken breasts cut into nuggets
  • 1 tbsp tapioca flour
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • sprinkle of salt
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil for frying
  • handful of cashews
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup unfiltered 100% pure apple juice
  • 3 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp minced ginger root
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

First, add apple juice to a small skillet and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes until syrupy. Add the rest of the sauce ingredients and cook on low heat while cooking chicken.
Toss chicken breast nuggets in tapioca flour, pepper, and salt. Heat coconut oil on med-high heat in a large skillet and cook chicken 5 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Add cashews and sauce to the large skillet with chicken and toss to coat. Serve over steamed broccoli or cauliflower rice!

Day 11

You will have to forgive this post. I woke up with a headache (that pretty much stayed all day) and coughing and got a late start to my morning. I had to rush out the door, therefore, breakfast was just coffee and lunch was just leftovers. Blaine helped me with dinner though and it was super good.


  • bulletproof coffee: 10oz coffee, 1 tbsp coconut oil, cinnamon – blended



  • Turkey burgers with caramelized onions and homemade mayo
  • Sautéed broccoli