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Can I use Protein Powder while Nursing or Pregnant?

Protein while nursing or pregnant?

Hi guys! One of the questions I am asked most is, “Can I use protein powder while I am pregnant or nursing?” One thing to remember is that unless your child has a specific allergy there is no need to go on a special diet while breastfeeding your baby. Instead, focus on making healthy choices to help fuel your milk production (I will talk about this more in a minute).  According to The American Col ...[Read More]

Meal Prep – The Non Intimidating Way

Meal prep tips

  I used to think that meal prep had to look like 14 perfectly portioned meals, colorful and in matching tupperware.  I kept getting overwhelmed and then disappointed when I couldn't keep up with my meal prep.  Finally our family settled into a routine that works really well for us.  It's not as perfectly portioned and placed as some other meal preps, but this is what works for us to keep us ...[Read More]

Healthy Snacks Trick

Healthy Snack Trick

My kids wanted mandarin oranges for their morning snack and we were able to peel every single one keeping the peel in one piece! I got my kids to eat a bunch of the oranges because they kept wanting to see how many we could peel like this 😉   I posted this on Facebook and someone told me that these oranges are genetically designed so that kids can peel them easier. Did you know that? Kinda cr ...[Read More]

How to Get your Kids to eat a Healthy Breakfast

Help your kids eat a healthy breakfast

1. Ditch the Donuts. Keeping junk food out of your house will not only save on your grocery bill, but will force your kids to make healthier options in the morning. I loved what Abeer Salam said, “I may not be a mom, but my parents made it very simple: No junk food at home, you either have the eggs and whole wheat toast, lots of fruit, whole wheat pancakes, or nothing at all. You don't need to bab ...[Read More]

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Yesterday I posted this picture on my Facebook page with the caption: "Do you have a friend expecting a new baby soon? Any of my healthy freezer meal recipes that I have on my website (click here to see the list) would be a great thing to bring over for dinner for a new mama. They are all fairly easy to make and freeze well if there are extras. I also always like to bring something for them to eat ...[Read More]

Cauliflower Breadsticks

Cauliflower Breadsticks

    A delicious low carb option to serving your meal with bread. I have never served these to anyone who didn’t enjoy them, even my non-veggie eating brother scarfs them up! Sometimes you just have to disguise vegetables to get picky eaters to realize they enjoy them wink emoticon Ingredients (makes 15 breadsticks): 1 medium head cauliflower (650-800g) 1 whole egg 1 egg white (46g from c ...[Read More]

Healthy Banana Pancakes

Healthy Banana Pancakes

  This morning while making banana pancakes for the kids, I added a cut up Quest Nutrition cinnamon roll bar to my pancake. So. So. Good. Try it and let me know how you like it!   Banana Pancake Recipe (single serving) 1 banana, mashed 4 egg whites 1/3 c. oat flour Splash of almond milk Dash of cinnamon   Mix ingredients together and cook like regular pancakes. This makes 4 small pa ...[Read More]

3 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for your Kids

Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Kids

1) Overnight Oats- The great thing about this recipe is you can come up with a dozen different combinations and make enough to last 3-4 mornings so you only prep something every few days. Here is one my girls love: Overnight Blueberry-Banana Protein Oats Servings: 2  (Approximately 250 calories per serving) Ingredients: 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk 1/2 a banana, mashed up 1/2 cup of blueberries ...[Read More]

Remember to Rest

Natalie Hodson motivation

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they'd be asked the "half empty or half full" question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: "How heavy is this glass of water?" Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz. She replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I ho ...[Read More]