Food, Pregnancy, Recipes

Knocked Up Smoothie

The name is enough to say it all...but I didn't come up with it. In preparation for Baby #3, I have been doing LOTS of reading. This being the first baby we planned for, I have really put my best foot forward when it comes to nutrition and preparation. I stumbled across a great book… Continue reading Knocked Up Smoothie

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Blood Building Juice for Pregnancy

Would you drink a blood builder juice that contains beets? That's a question I posed to myself while reading The Mindful Mom-to-be by Lori Bregman. This renowned Doula shares all her best pregnancy advice, including lots of recipes to grow the healthiest baby and keep your body strong and prepared for labor. Neither her or… Continue reading Blood Building Juice for Pregnancy

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Healthy Fats Breakfast Smoothie

If you take anything away from this post, it should be that healthy fats promote brain function (ie. memory, brain development, cognitive ability...). Our society has become overwhelmed with bad fat sources and have since given all fats a bad name that they simply do not deserve. Recent studies have proven that saturated fats are… Continue reading Healthy Fats Breakfast Smoothie

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Parmesan + Panko Crusted Perch

Parmesan and Panko get me every time. So when I had the hankering for some seafood and saw the Ocean Perch filets at the commissary, I knew I had to make it happen. Here's one of my favorite recipes for amping up your baked fish. Ingredients:4 Perch Filets (approx. 1 lb) 1/2 Cup Panko Breadcrumbs… Continue reading Parmesan + Panko Crusted Perch

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Whole30 Chicken One Pan Meal

When you are trying to make it through the last days of Whole30, you seem desperate for an easy meal that taste delicious and different. This Whole Chicken recipe makes the juiciest chicken, and the flavors are SO savory! While it is easy, I slow bake this chicken, so make sure you allow enough time… Continue reading Whole30 Chicken One Pan Meal

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Freezer Pesto Recipe

Can someone please explain to me why the only plants that survive in my garden are peppers and basil?! I barely eat either, so what's a girl to do? Use your resources, mama. I planted basil to make our own delicious pesto, but with this much basil, we could eat pesto all week and still… Continue reading Freezer Pesto Recipe

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Banana Kefir Treat

I licked the spoon and I will never turn back! My kids get a kefir treat daily, but this banana one was so good that I ate half the batch. The chia seeds give it a whipped, fluffy consistency and the banana-coconut flavor combo is out of this world! Make a batch and see if… Continue reading Banana Kefir Treat

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Dairy-Free Jalapeño Popper Recipe

For the second year in a row, the only truly successful plant in our Garden is the peppers. One of my favorite appetizers are jalapeño poppers, but you don't even want to know how many grams of fat and calories are in my old recipe. It's time for something new, so I tested and approved… Continue reading Dairy-Free Jalapeño Popper Recipe

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My Favorite Dinner: Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken and Couscous with Broccoli

For momma's looking for a little spice in their dinner routine, I truly recommend Hello Fresh! I've always enjoyed cooking for my family, but fell into a rut of same old, same old. Hello Fresh sent healthy ingredients weekly with easy to follow recipes that tasted delicious! It definitely came in handy while Matt was… Continue reading My Favorite Dinner: Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken and Couscous with Broccoli

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5 Ways to Make Salad Taste YUM Again 🥗

You know, at one point in our lives, we have all committed to eating more salad. It's so full of nutrients that lack in the traditional American diet, vitamins and minerals that our body craves. But if the body needs it so bad, why do our tastebuds reject it? If you're anything like me, the… Continue reading 5 Ways to Make Salad Taste YUM Again 🥗