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High Fat Hot Chocolate

As the colder weather starts to come, it is great to cozy up with a delicious cup of hot chocolate. However, the hot chocolate packets are filled with processed ingredients and LOTS of sugar. Plus, I like my hot chocolate rich and creamy, and those store bought hot cocoas don’t always hit the spot. So, I created a homemade hot chocolate recipe that your family will love, and you can feel good about making it for them. It is great…

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Paleo, Gluten Free Hot Cocoa Pancakes

My mother-in-law knows I love to “upgrade” unhealthy recipes to healthy versions. So, she sent me this hot chocolate pancake recipe. In the modern world, kids are exposed to sugar bombs everywhere. I think it isn’t realistic to say they will never have treats. That’s why I like to make the treats at home so I control the ingredients, but we still can have fun breakfasts or desserts that are much better (even if they are still indulgences). I would…

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Being in a Fat Burning State

Since I was trying to conceive in 2014, I started learning about eating healthy fats. As I went through pregnancy and became a new breastfeeding mom, my diet shifted more and more to higher fat, lower carbohydrate. I have enjoyed having more stable blood sugar and an easier time maintaining my typical weight, which is 130 lb on a 5’7″ frame. This gives me a thin, athletic build with just a touch of curves. Then, in trying to restore my…

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The Ultimate Guide to Healthy Pregnancy Recipes

Especially as a working pregnant mom or a mom with kids already, it can be hard to want to cook a nutritious meal at the end of the day when you are tired. Along with your pregnancy symptoms, this makes sticking to a healthy pregnancy diet difficult. However, thinking ahead and using tools like crockpots can be a lifesaver! One of my favorites is making crockpot fajitas, and I loved a little bit of spice in my food during pregnancy…

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Guide for How to Reduce Pregnancy Cravings

Pregnancy cravings are a signal to your body that it needs something. The right foods and the right quality help you avoid cravings and excessive weight gain. It is a signal that your body needs something specific, and it is not saying it just needs more calories necessarily. This is important to keep in mind because you really do not need to eat for two. You only need to increase your caloric intake by 300 calories starting in the second…

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Celebratory Milestones and Meals of Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time to treat yourself! But, you should nourish your baby and body at the same time too. Celebrate your pregnancy and all the milestones along the way! Though it may not always feel like it, being pregnant is a gift that not everyone gets to experience. You have a beautiful baby on the way, and celebrating making it through each phase in a healthy and safe way can help you deal with some of the discomforts that…

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Noah’s 1st Birthday Party “Rumble in the Jungle” – How to Throw a Gluten-Free/Refined Sugar-Free/Paleo 1st Birthday Party

I can’t believe Noah is 1 year old! I am a food and crafting enthusiast, and I had many ideas for Noah’s party. He loves jungle animals, especially monkeys, and has an amazing ability for music for his age. So, I combined the two for a “Rumble in the Jungle” theme. I wanted to make the food healthy, gluten-free, refined-sugar free, and beautiful. I wanted to do this for two reasons: I didn’t want a ton of food there that…

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Best Cheap, Romantic Date Idea: Date Night In with Some Bulletproof “Get Some” Custard

This past weekend, Brendon and I used our Saturday date night to go to Whole Foods, purchase some amazing ingredients, and make a delicious meal of some recipes we have been wanting to try. We like this because we still spend less than going out to dinner and have fun in the kitchen together. It is a cheap date idea and actually allows us more time to be romantic. We made beef tartare, baked asparagus with shallots, and Bulletproof “get…

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