I am totally crazy about making food for my kids that helps them live healthier lives. I am especially obsessed with getting them to eat a lot of essential fatty acids to help give them proper brain development! However, they are not big fans of sitting down to eat a piece of fish. The fish sticks that you buy in the store are filled with garbage! No way!!! So, I came up with my own recipe and used the omega-3 powerhouse, wild caught salmon. I even told a white lie and told my kids they were chicken nuggets. They eat every single one on their plates, every time! Definite Mommy win! You can’t go wrong serving your little ones grain free salmon nuggets!
In my on-going quest for eternal youth I just had to some up with something to combat puffy eyes! When my third child was a newborn, I woke up after a sleepless night and looked in the mirror. I looked old! Very puffy and old. No sleep was not doing me any good. So I dug in my makeup bag and finally decided to try that free sample of caffeine eye cream that I had gotten with my most recent 100% Pure order. It worked! I watched the years melt away as my face began to normalize again. I began using it every morning….until the small sample tube ran out. [Read more…]
Want to find out how WE got rid of the junk food in our house? Well then tune in to the Listen Up Paleo Podcast. I was interviewed by Kelly (from A Girl Worth Saving) and Liz (from Paleo on a Budget) and I told them all of my top tips and tricks to feed my family healthy, real food on a limited schedule! Learn how to get rid of junk food!
So one night I was CRAVING some good old P.F. Chang’s chicken lettuce wraps. I was so happy to find some chicken in the back of my freezer. Except, it was not ground chicken. What’s a girl to do? Grind it up myself I guess. I was worried that I might turn it into chicken paste though. So, after some online searching and tutorials, I found a method that works. I taught myself how to grind chicken without a meat grinder! [Read more…]
So, lettuce wraps. That’s all I need to say. Maybe I should also throw in P.F. Chang’s. Do I have your attention now? I am obsessed, I could eat them every day. But, you never know what is in that special sauce that makes them so completely addicting and delicious. Of course I had to make them up in my own kitchen so I felt good about eating them every day. Not that I would do that or anything. Ahem. So, here they are, my P.F. Chang’s chicken lettuce wraps.
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So, the story goes….we gave up gluten a few years ago which changed our baking habits forever, then my husband was told by our Naturopath that he had to give up eggs and dairy for a month! What’s a cookie-lover to do? Well, I poured through recipe books and blog posts trying to find something that he could have as a treat. The problem was that it had to be gluten-free, egg-free, and dairy-free. Now that’s a challenge! Challenge accepted. After much kitchen experimentation, I came up with grain-free lemon cake cookies. I named them this because they seriously taste like lemon cake. Bet ‘cha can’t eat just one! [Read more…]
After having my first child, I took a long hard look at everything in our house. Every cleaner, every personal care product, even baby wipes! Wow, I was shocked to see just how many chemicals that were in everything we used. Then I went onto the EWG Skin Deep database to look up just how toxic all of these chemicals were. I was beyond shocked, I was horrified! [Read more…]
Two years ago my Mom gifted me a facial for my birthday. I did not really know what to think, I was still the girl who splashed water her face at night and slept with eye makeup on! I had never really paid attention to my skin — I had been blessed with good skin for the most part and never really had to worry. Well, let me tell you, it was AHmazing. Not only was it so relaxing, but also very informative! She told me all about the importance of taking care of my skin. So started my skin care routine. [Read more…]
Every since I joined Young Living Essential Oils, I have been obsessed with trying oils in every area of my life! From personal care, to recipes, to keeping my children healthy! I’m personally loving them so much that I wanted to do something special for all of my wonderful fellow lovers of everything essential oils! I want to give you a Free Essential Oils Welcome Kit with some great tools to help get you started incorporating essential oils into your daily routine. What better to help you use your new oils than a diffuser necklace and a great book. These are some of my most used EO “tools”! [Read more…]
Okay so I grew up baking in the kitchen with the women in my family. So many awesome memories, and so many delicious recipes! Then we went grain free….which eliminated almost every tried and true recipe that we had made over the years. I do not want my kids missing out on the enjoyment of baking together, so I have been on the hunt for grain free baking recipes. I came across “Everyday Grain Free Baking” and had to grab a copy. [Read more…]