Who knew that March was National Nutrition Month? I didn’t, until this week.

If you aren’t aware of America’s food insecurity issue, I suggest you check out the documentary A Place at the Table. It does a great job explaining how/why so many Americans do not know where their next meal is coming from. A Place at the Table IMDB page and website. Overall it is a nice little documentary. If you are already aware of these issues it is kind of repeat of facts. Although the personal stories are incredibly moving. Jeff Bridges and celebrity chef Tom Colicchio are featured prominently. Colicchio is also a producer.

This month I started making recipes from my Practical Paleo cookbook. It’s been an experiment and I think overall successful. The recipes themselves are easy and fairly tasty. I have been making notes on what needs to be adjusted. For instance the pesto called for too much olive oil. I also think that some of the dishes need more flavor. I am not looking to become 100% paleo. I like fast food and ice cream and cheese too much! But it is nice to make dinners without grains and dairy. My IBS seems to be much more at bay since I’ve de-stressed and switched to some paleo meals.

Here is a picture of the beef stir fry from the book:


I made this on Friday night. It was really simple. 1 pound beef stir fry meat, 4 cups assorted veggies (I used fresh onion, red pepper, green beans and broccoli) and topped with water chestnuts, green onions and sesame seeds. Oh and there was a really basic sauce with soy sauce (Fry’s didn’t have coconut aminos so this wasn’t 100% paleo), water, ginger and garlic. The sauce was strong but it got lost in the stir fry. I would definitely make more of the sauce next time.

Tell Me: What are you doing for National Nutrition Month? Do you plan to make changes to your diet? If so, what?



Jenna Volden has a degree in business and has spent the last 10 plus years working for others. She believes it is time to start her own photography and writing business. She enjoys running, coffee and helping others achieve their goals. Gluten-free foods are a lifestyle, not a choice, for her due to celiac disease. She is currently based in Phoenix, Arizona.