Breastfeeding has made me not only hungrier than a teenage boy, but has also made my sweet tooth go crazy. Usually I reach for cookies, chocolate, candy – or let’s be honest, all of the above. However, that’s not working out so well for me anymore. Thanks to the weight I’ve gained the past few weeks, I set out to find a healthy green smoothie for breastfeeding moms that would satisfy my sweet tooth. And the result is pretty delicious. If I may say so myself… This Oatmeal Cookie Green Smoothie is super easy to prepare, and makes for a great breakfast on the go. Are you breastfeeding? Even better – this green smoothie is a perfect way for breastfeeding moms to get a little extra nutrition in and it has several ingredients that are great for breastmilk production! As an added bonus, this green smoothie also makes for a pretty awesome way to satisfy your sweet tooth without guilt. So feel free to make yourself one (or two…) and enjoy! Not a banana fan? That’s ok! You can skip that part. I just love the creamy texture it gives. To make this yummy green smoothie a *little* sweeter, you can always […]
Tis the season for holiday baking! And these snowman cookie brownie bites are a great way to get that started. Our snowman cookie brownie bites are a great way to get the kids involved in baking, and are sure to leave a smile on your face. So gather your family ’round, preheat that oven, and make your holidays a little sweeter with a simple and delicious treat. Some of my fondest memories involve baking in the kitchen with my parents. Popcorn balls, sugar cookies, peanut butter kiss cookies and more. You name it, we baked it. Some we kept, some we hand delivered to neighbors, and many ended up as quality control samples. By the end of our baking escapades, the kitchen was covered in sugar and flour and frosting. It was chaotic, but our bellies were full and we were happy. Bringing that tradition to my family now is one of my favorite things about the holiday season. I found this super cute snowman brownie recipe on Immaculate Baking Company’s website, and H begged to make them. With a little mix, frosting, and toppings, we created some pretty awesome holiday sweets that made me feel like quite the Pinterest mom. But […]
Easy blueberry cobbler (for the lazy baker in us all) Hello holiday season! If you’re like me, you love all the food that comes along with this time of year, but aren’t such a fan of the amount of time spent in the kitchen. This Blueberry Cobbler recipe is so easy a toddler can do it (literally, this is one of H’s favorite things to make), and with only three ingredients it’s foolproof! This super quick blueberry treat requires no prep time, just as long as it takes you to cut open a bag and use a can opener. Last minute houseguests and forgotten party invites that once sent you running to the store are no match! It’s actually one of our favorite lazy Sunday morning brunch recipes because of how easy it is to make, and how yummy it is to eat. Plus, stay tuned to find an Immaculate Baking Co coupon to save $1 off your next purchase below!
When you think Homestyle, what comes to mind? Is there a particular recipe? Is it a pasta recipe? Desert recipe? A special chicken dish recipe that is passed down from mother to child? For my family, visions of cooking with my parents in my childhood home pop up, and I immediately flash back to that skinny little galley kitchen. Additionally, I think of weekends at my Grandmother’s, all of us cousins fighting over the same stool that was closest to our Grammy, and helping her make her famous “Bark”. Homestyle cooking makes me think of long hours spent in front of the stovetop, stirring whatever dish it was that weekend we decided to cook up that day. Memories like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter – holidays where we focused almost more on the food and the company than the gifts. Thinking on these special homestyle dishes gives me such warm and happy feelings, I want to make sure that I continue that with my husband and son (and soon to be September baby!). I want to continue the traditions of putting more than just ingredients into a pot. It’s love and time and family tradition that makes something “Homestyle” to me!
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #DataAndAMovie #CollectiveBias Family time, unplugged & a popcorn cupcake tutorial Like most families today, we are insanely busy. Even when our day’s aren’t fully scheduled, it feels like we’re always running around, trying to get everything on our to-do lists done. With how often we travel, the Hubs for work, and H and I for fun and family visits, we don’t always have the opportunity to spend quality time together. In today’s digital age, one of the only ways we’re able to stay connected through it all is by our cell phones. Whether it’s phone calls, text / picture messaging, or video chatting, we rely on quality phone service and a reliable cell phone in order to keep in touch. Every other TV commercial today is cell phone companies claiming to have the most reliable coverage for the best price, but if you dig a little deeper, you’ll see that’s just not true. Recently, when our family was looking to change providers, we could not find any family plan that was less than $200 for unlimited data, text and phone […]
A Toddler-Approved Breakfast Recipe Our mornings are always a little rough around here. Half the time I’m barely awake, wishing I was crawling back into bed to catch a few more Zzzs, and the other half I’m frantically trying to get our acts together to get out the door to run some of our million chores. If you have a toddler, you know the latter never works out the way you plan, and suddenly you’re sitting in the lobby of your local oil change shop and your almost two year old is lacking one sock, his cup of milk and his very favorite dump truck, and then you realize you have yet to feed him an actual breakfast. I mean, not that anything like that ever happens to us, or anything… but I’ve heard it can, because, you know, #Mombie. Most of the breakfasts I usually cook H either require an oven or a stove top, which just doesn’t work for us on those aforementioned crazy days. Admittedly, more times than not, I’ll just throw a few NutriGrain or granola bars into my bag for H to eat on the way. However, the Mom Guilt has started adding up, […]
Sweet Potato + Granola Pancakes A Toddler Approved Breakfast Idea We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but sometimes it’s hard for me to get motivated to actually make a real meal. I am by no means a morning person, so waking up is a struggle enough, let alone waking up and making a healthy breakfast for H and I. Because of this, I easily fall into a ‘breakfast rut’: scrambled eggs with a little feta mixed in. However, H is on a bit of an egg strike right now, which is totally throwing me for a loop! The graciously sweet person he is, H let me sleep in until almost 10 o’clock this morning before he decided to get up for the day (I tell ya, moving him to a queen bed on the floor is easily the best parenting decision we’ve made so far!). While this was awesome because we both got to catch up on some sleep, it also meant I had a very hangry little person screaming at me for food! My mom had just sent us some of her amazing granola (recipe: here), and when I saw the leftover sweet potato […]
Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links and I was sent product in exchange for my honest and unbiased review, as a part of the Nuby Parent Bloggers program. Toddler Approved Peach Smoothie I’ve shared some of our favorite toddler approved green smoothies before, but I like to mix it up for H every so often so he doesn’t get bored of his daily drink. He’s definitely starting to get more picky about what he will and won’t eat, so a smoothie is a great way to sneak in some healthy goodness to what he thinks is just a sweet and yummy snack! My parents took H to a vineyard and fruit orchard this past weekend, so we are swimming in peaches. I’m definitely not complaining as peaches are basically the best summer fruit out there, but my waistline is hurting after enjoying so many of the peach crumbles that we love, so it was time to mix it up and enjoy them in a little healthier of a way.