My 2020 Summer Reading Recommendations

2020 has been quite a year to say the (very) least, and while I like to stay knowledgeable about all of the mayhem so I can make informed decisions about whether or not I should send my kids to daycare or whether or not I can see my parents, this is also the time for... Continue Reading →

Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt Grain Free Granola Bars

My sister recently introduced me to Kind Bars as a clean-ish, low carb snack option while I'm trying to lose this baby weight. I'm not normally huge into protein bars, because let's face it, they're usually about as healthy for you as a candy bar, but I did like that they are made with mostly... Continue Reading →

Healthy Sweet Potato Donuts (or Muffins!) with Maple Glaze- Grain Free, Dairy Free

So life has been crazy around here lately with very little sleep for Brandon and me. Now that I can finally workout again, I'm trying to fit in a workout everyday (sometimes two while I'm on maternity leave) so that I can get back into shape and not feel like I'm in a body that... Continue Reading →

Ultra Fudgy, Healthy Brownies (Made with Garbanzo Beans)

I bet you would never have guessed that a great brownie recipe begins like this... But alas, these garbanzo bean brownies are amazing. There's seriously no reason to buy the box mix ever again. If you don't tell your family these are healthy (and dairy free! and gluten free!), they would have no idea. Just... Continue Reading →

Asian Chicken and Veggie Lettuce Wraps

Okay, so here's the deal- this baby weight from my second child is way harder to lose than with my first. I'm not sure why, because I gained the same amount with each pregnancy. I'm eating healthy, I'm walking a ton to stay active (p.s. I just got cleared to workout again yesterday, and I... Continue Reading →

Beef Shakshuka

When it comes to planning dinners for my family, it's been a little more complicated than usual lately now that I'm trying to lose this baby weight. I'm trying to eat high protein and low carb (not no carb though!); meanwhile, I have a toddler who loves all things bread! I also have a husband... Continue Reading →

Healthy Baked Donuts with Dark Chocolate Glaze (Grain Free)

The newest addition to our family is one month old today, and after lots of resting and cuddling these past four weeks, I'm officially in full on "lose the baby weight" mode. I definitely let myself indulge in the occasional Saturday morning donut date with my two year old while pregnant, but if I want... Continue Reading →

New Baby, New Beginning: Postpartum Journey

I took this picture exactly three weeks ago before going to my last doctor's appointment of this pregnancy. I remember thinking to myself, "This may be the last belly picture I take before we meet this little guy." Little did I know, just hours later in this exact spot, my water would break all over... Continue Reading →

Easy Oven Roasted Chicken Shawarma

In case you haven't heard, we're expecting our newest addition, a baby boy, in just a few more months! As all of you mama's know, the cravings hit hard and fast. I've been doing my best to curb them when I can with homemade healthy meals rather than giving in to the ease (and expense)... Continue Reading →

Double Chocolate Banana Muffins (Grain Free)

My 20 month old has a bad case of cabin fever from being cooped up in the house these past couple weeks due to lots of snow and a "polar vortex" (says the weather guy). He's sick of his toys, won't stay out of the kitchen (where he likes to open a snack, take one... Continue Reading →

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