Paleo Pancake Sausage Muffins

Paleo Pancake Sausage Muffins

Brinner Time! Mondays are breakfast for dinner. So, we did eggs with these cute pancake sausage muffins topped with some real maple syrup. Delicious and a kid hit! I made this recipe but substituted cassava flour and coconut sugar. I loved being able to make these on Sunday night as we were getting ready for the week. Then, I had very little work to do at dinner time on Monday. Have I mentioned how much I try not to actually…

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Breakfast Bear Pancakes (paleo, gluten-free, refined sugar-free)

Breakfast Bear Pancakes (paleo, gluten-free, refined sugar-free)

Breakfast can beĀ fun! Breakfast by far is my favorite meal of the day. I love eating big breakfasts, and for the kids, I love doing special recipes or touches to their food to make it fun, especially on weekends. Both the kids love the cassava flour pancakes that I have made from the PaleoHacks blog. However, after making the recipe a few times, I modified it by adding some more honey and some vanilla. Kids are used to a slighter…

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1st Trimester Must Haves for a Natural Pregnancy

1st Trimester Must Haves for a Natural Pregnancy

My Second Pregnancy This is my second pregnancy, and thankfully, I have felt less fatigued and barely sick! I think having a very nutrient dense diet before pregnancy was very important. I have been so thankful to be able to keep up with two kids (7 and almost 2) and train for a half marathon. Not everything has been easy, but it has definitely been physically incredibly easier than last time. My husband definitely picked up the slack taking care…

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Healthy Sloppy Joe Cornbread Casserole (Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free)

Healthy Sloppy Joe Cornbread Casserole (Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free)

This Meal is a Kid Pleaser! In the early months of Brendon and my marriage, I had a mission to find new dishes that Brynn would eat. At the time, she really just ate mac and cheese, egg sandwiches, alfredo, and peanut butter. I am sure that in reality there were a few other things, but it felt really limited. I was frustrated with how picky she was. So, I went to Pinterest and set out to try new recipes…

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Paleo Maple Bacon Breakfast Pie

Paleo Maple Bacon Breakfast Pie

Bacon Love We made the original recipe of this maple bacon breakfast pie on our honeymoon in Hocking Hills State Park. We rented a cabin for the week and cooked all our own food. It was so fun, and we loved this pie. It has been a recipe we love going back to for the taste and the memories. Changing It Up However, once our family started eating more real food, paleo, gluten-free, I didn’t want to use a regular…

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My Stats and Symptoms with My First Pregnancy

My Stats and Symptoms with My First Pregnancy

Tracking My First Pregnancy I am definitely a numbers girl. I love data, and so, when I found out that we were pregnant. I thought it would be fun to track everything from my symptoms, weight, emotions, etc. It has been great to look back on for several reasons. I got to see what helped my different symptoms, and that has been especially helpful in my second pregnancy. I also thought it was interesting to learn more about my body…

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Making and Freezing Bone Broth

Making and Freezing Bone Broth

Bone Broth Does the Body Good Bone broth has come back to the forefront of nutritional news lately with all its health benefits. I make it on and off, but I recently got motivated to start making it again. Being 14 weeks pregnant, I have noticed some aches in my legs and feet, especially when running. I have a standing desk this time, but I have also noticed that I needed to start using my compression socks earlier in pregnancy…

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We’re Pregnant with Baby #2!

We’re Pregnant with Baby #2!

We are so excited to be pregnant with our next and probably final child! We are so excited about welcoming another baby to our family in January 2018. We are considering it the “final leg” of our Speedy Thiede marathon relay team. Yes, we are runner geeks. Conceiving this time was such a guessing game since I am still breastfeeding our son. It took until he was 16 months old for my cycle to return. I continued to pump at…

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Paleo Banana Chocolate Muffins

Paleo Banana Chocolate Muffins

Scrambling for Time in the Morning for Breakfast? I know I do. I have to get breakfast together for 4 people, make sure everyone is ready for the day, and get out the door for my currently 40 minute commute. Some days, it is a blur. I love having quick options for breakfasts, especially ones that kids will gobble up! I have had to find and make recipes that I can make big batches of and freeze in portions. Then,…

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Paleo Baked Sour Cream Donuts

Paleo Baked Sour Cream Donuts

Sometimes You Have to Give Into Your Cravings, Right? I have had a serious craving for sour cream donuts lately! In my area in Michigan, we have a yummy donut company, Quality Dairy. I had been thinking about those donuts for a few weeks, but I was not willing to just go get one, eat it, and then feel crummy. Even though it is more work to figure out a recipe, get the ingredients, and make the treat, I never…

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