Paleo S’mores

Paleo S’mores

S’more Love Brendon, my husband and I, have a special place in our hearts for s’mores. For our honeymoon, we went to Hocking Hills National Park and stayed in a remote cabin. Each night, we made a campfire, cuddled in a blanket, and made s’mores. Since coming back home, we have a bonfire at home and love making s’mores as an at home date. However, regular s’mores are full of sugar and my stomach doesn’t really like that. So, I…

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Our Gender Reveal for Speedy Thiede #2

Our Gender Reveal for Speedy Thiede #2

Our Family Celebration Brendon and I found out the gender of “Speedy Thiede” at our 20 week ultrasound, and then, we planned a silly string fight for the kids the next day to reveal it to them. The silly string would either be blue or pink coming out of the guns. I really like the silly string option because it gave the kids a fun activity and took some of the focus on any mixed emotions about the gender (my…

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My Guest Post on Real Food RN: Foods for Babies and Young Children That Are Critical for Their Development

My Guest Post on Real Food RN: Foods for Babies and Young Children That Are Critical for Their Development

Most Nutrient Dense Foods for Babies and Children Check out my guest blog on Real Food RN’s blog about the top foods for babies & young children that are critical for their development. It was so fun to work with Kate on this!   Getting kids real, NUTRIENT DENSE food is my absolute passion, and I wake up every day looking for more ideas to share with others to make it so our little ones can thrive AND enjoy delicious…

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Egg-Free School Treats

Egg-Free School Treats

Navigating the Real World When Your Child Has a Food Sensitivity When we received Brynn’s food sensitivity test results, we were shocked at first that eggs were the culprit. But thankfully, she had such a positive attitude, and everyone was on board with eliminating eggs from her diet. On top of eliminating eggs from her homes, it is important to communicate to her school and family members that we would like her to avoid eggs. For school, I thought it was…

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Baby Salmon Burgers (Weston A Price/Paleo Toddler Finger Foods)

Baby Salmon Burgers (Weston A Price/Paleo Toddler Finger Foods)

Special Baby Bear Bites Of all the recipes I have made thus far, this one has a special place in my heart. When my son’s daycare told me that I should switch from purees to finger foods once he got teeth, I honestly panicked a little. First of all, I had made batches of purees that I still had in my deep freezer, and how was I going to slip in all the sacred foods to his diet like with…

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Baby Beef and Liver Burgers (Weston A Price/Paleo Toddler Finger Foods)

Baby Beef and Liver Burgers (Weston A Price/Paleo Toddler Finger Foods)

Baby Bear Bites Liver is so rich in nutrients. It is rich in vitamin A, choline, folate, vitamin C, and iron, Sometimes we make the mistake of thinking babies don’t need as much of certain nutrients because they are smaller, but kids need nutrient density EVEN MORE than adults because they are growing so much. However, not everyone is such a huge fan of the taste. I wanted to find ways to sneak in liver to Noah’s diet. I wanted…

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Baby Tuna Patties (Weston A Price/Paleo Toddler Finger Foods)

Baby Tuna Patties (Weston A Price/Paleo Toddler Finger Foods)

Seafood Baby Bear Bites My boy loves seafood! So, I had to make varieties of my baby burgers to make sure he was getting an array of nutrients. Tuna is a great source of selenium, niacin, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, vitamin D, phosphorus, and iodine. Ingredients 2-6 oz cans sustainable tuna (packed in water) 2 TBSP preservative-free mayo (I use Primal Kitchen) 2 pasture-raised eggs or two gelatin eggs* 3/4 cup cauliflower salt and pepper Directions Boil a pot of water on the…

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Paleo, Nutrient Dense Red Velvet Cupcakes

Paleo, Nutrient Dense Red Velvet Cupcakes

Sometimes A Girl Just Needs a Cupcake During the first trimester of my second pregnancy, I was craving sweets BAD! However, refined s0ugar reeks havoc on my stomach, and I know it is not good for my growing baby. So, typical me went to Pinterest and found the “best” red velvet cupcake out there to modify. I didn’t go for a pre-formulated paleo recipe because I find coconut flour and almond flour don’t work the best for cupcakes. I love…

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Why You Should Never Use A Kids Menu

Why You Should Never Use A Kids Menu

More, More!?!?! That’s what Noah said directly to our waiter one evening as Brendon and I were out to dinner. We had gotten him a side of goat cheese polenta, and he scarfed it down. We laughed so hard when he knew to look right at the waiter and ask for more. I love that through exposing him to a variety of foods, he always tries food and is a great eater. There are of course foods he has tried…

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