Tuesday things to share

Hi everyone! I hope your week is going well. I have been working the past two days, and am ready for three days off after this. I have been checking all my favorite blogs, and I found a few things I wanted to share with you!

  • Some new paleo recipes…
  1. Easy Paleo Frittata from Nom Nom Paleo
  2. Cauliflower Casserole from PaleOMG
  3. Chocolate Chip Larabars by Oh She Glows
  4. Philly Cheese steak stuffed sweet potato skins by girl meets paleo
  5. Cracklin chicken by Nom Nom paleo
  • Not paleo!

               –Overnight Baked French Toast Cups by the Lean Green Bean

  • AMAZING article about what we shouldn’t be feeding our kids. It is not a big AH HA moment, we all know these things. But I think it should say NO ONE should be eating these things. Just a thought….

              –10 things not to feed your kids

  • Great Giveaway

               –Over at Life After Swimming
Question for you:

Anything new that you have found online recently?

Andrew’s first healthy meal

Andrew and I had the BEST conversation this morning before he went to school.

rewind a bit.... For probably a year, I have noticed that not only do I have belly issues to carbs/sugary foods, but Andrew does as well. We have talked many times about how when is belly hurts, it might have been from the whole pizza he ate at his dad’s. (maybe!?!? haha)

So this morning, we talked about trying for ONE week ALL healthy foods. No junk food because he even says how he is addicted to junk food. And he brought this up himself! What a smart 8 year old! (I may be bias)

Tonight at dinner, we started and he ate everything! I was a cooking machine! (you can tell by my overflowing sink haha)

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First, we baked chicken legs.

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I just put coconut oil on the albumin foil, sprinkled with salt and pepper, and baked at 425 degrees for about 30-40 min

Easy Peasy.

Next, was cauliflower mashed potatoes! He LOVED Them!

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And last, but not least, we made paleo cookie dough truffle shuffles

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SOOO it wasn’t his FIRST healthy meal, but it is a great start to a WEEK of healthy foods. I was SO happy! Like jumping up and down that he ate everything plus some blueberries. I am ALWAYS up for more recipes to try! Thank you pinterest! haha

Question for you:

How do your kids/spouse eat compared to you?

Recipes, workouts, inspiration OH MY

I am taking a little break from the Michigan posts, to share some emails that I have received. Mostly recipes, a great workout, and a REALLY inspirational story about paleo. I know not everyone understands, follows, or gets all the hype, but I just thought I would share!

457b33ff310239da808c11150d7ef6afhaha I swear the recipes are NOT like that!

Recipes:

Ok this isn’t a recipe, but it looks like a good workout!

Need inspiration? Found here! This lady lost 110lbs!!

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Question for you:

Do you have any recipes, workouts, or inspiration you wish to share? or that you found?

Bananas + paleo = awesome

Today in preparation for another vacation (thank goodness) I needed to use up some pretty ripe bananas, and banana bread ALWAYS in on my mind haha

Of course, I have tried a few recipes before:

not paleo:

Paleo:

Ok…..I MIGHT have a banana bread problem haha

But this one is a new one! I changed a few things, but otherwise… DELICIOUS!

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I found this “new” banana recipe here

Might need to branch out with my banana recipes. Although, this isn’t banana bread 🙂

Question for you:

Have you tried a new recipe lately?

Are you in love with any certain type of food? haha

Paleo Apple Muffins

On Saturday, I needed something sweet, but didn’t want to ruin my day of eating healthy. Luckily, I have a few recipes laying around for such occasions.

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Paleo Apple Muffin

servings 12-14

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups almond meal
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 apple finely chopped
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

Directions:

1.) Preheat oven 350 degrees

2.) Mash banana, chop apple, and mix with all the ingredients

3.) Fill muffin tins

4.) Bake for 15-20 min

I didn’t have enough almond meal, so I had to use tapioca flour.

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I couldn’t tell a difference, they were delicious!

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Although, it was a little messier when I dropped the bag haha

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Question for you:

Have you ever used tapioca flour?

What is your favorite type of muffin?

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The stomach bug has officially struck  again. First me, then my dad, and now Andrew. Last night was ROUGH. He was up every 20 minutes in the bathroom. I think we had one 2 hour stretch and that was it. I was exhausted!

I headed to target to get 7up, yogurt, ice cream, raisin bread, and gatorade. (all the things needed for tummy issues! haha) Thank goodness there is a starbucks IN target!

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(Kris is actually what my grandma calls me, the lady must have known haha)

Since 6am, Andrew has been feeling MUCH better. Thankfully because I had to QUICKLY clean the house for a 9am appointment to get my house reappraised.

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Not too shabby.

There is a big snow/ice storm here, so Andrew’s school has been called off.

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So we are watching cartoons and relaxing. While I catch up, and get some laughs from facebook

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And take lots of pictures of the storm

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I made a BIG warm breakfast (for me. Andrew still has only had 7up and yogurt)

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(which was actually at 11am, so brunch haha)

Paleo Pancake recipe to come tomorrow 🙂

Question for you:

What is your favorite thing to do when it snows?

-Andrew and I were going to go sledding, but no such luck 😦

cauliflower pizza

I have seen the cauliflower pizza recipe around the blog world, I googled it and found these recipes.

It was super easy and really good.

Cauliflower Pizza

Ingredients:

  • Crust:
    2 cups shredded cauliflower
    1 egg
    1 cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese
    1 tsp dried oregano
    1/2 tsp garlic powder
    1/4 tsp saltTopping:
    1/2 cup piza sauce or marinara sauce
    1/2 cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese
    topping of choice

Directions:

1.) Preheat oven 450 degrees

2.) Blend the cauliflower (if watery, use a paper towel to dry)

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3.) Mix cauliflower, spices, cheese, and egg

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(thanks for the picture Andrew)

4.) Spray baking sheet with cooking spray

5.) Spread cauliflower mix (makes a 9inch pizza)

6.) Spray the “pizza” with spray

7.) Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown

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8.) Take pizza out. Put on pizza sauce and toppings.

9.) Turn broiler on in the oven and insert pizza for 3-4 minutes till cheese melted

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10.) ENJOY!

No it isn’t the same as REAL pizza, but if you have a pizza craving, THIS is the way to fill it!

Paleo Recipes and Dance Walk

This morning I made a recipe from Angela! Pumpkin Pancakes

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I was looking for recipes for my picky kiddo. Luckily, Tiffany has some great places to look! French Toast Casserole

The same website has great brownie bites that I think Andrew will LOVE

Twice- Roasted Pecans by B-eing Paleofabulous

Civilized Caveman made a Pumpkin Spice Latte (kindof like this one)

Angela also has this great microwave egg omlet. I feel minutes and breakfast is ready!

I need to go get chicken wings ASAP! This recipe doesn’t use a deep fryer

And then I have to share this. It is not a recipe, but it makes me happy. Let me introduce dance walking…..

Question for you:

Have you seen/heard anything good online, blog, or good o’ facebook?

What are these for? Avocado HELP!

After working five 12 hour shifts, it is time for a break! I am now off till Monday WAHOOOOOO.

I came home and celebrated with this delicious burger IMG_0853

Then I saw these guys staring at me………

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When I headed to the grocery store last week, I basically just hung out the veggies, fruit, and meat. So I grabbed them to see what I could make.

Now I just let them sit. So I need your help. What should I make?

I found a few recipes:

-OMGpaleo had pineapple guacamole w/ sweet potato chips

Chocolate pudding ????? with avocados….

ModernSkillet has a great chocolate smoothie

-I would definitely try this avocado bacon salad

Question for you:

What is your favorite recipe for avocados?

Look what I found!

This week, I headed to the grocery store for some almond butter. Unfortuantly, they didn’t have many, and those they had were expensive.

Until I found this!

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I know other bloggers have been using PB2 for awhile, but it is now in St Louis! WAHOO!

I needed to try this ASAP. So I made a 1/2 PB and banana sandwich. DELICIOUS

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It also comes in chocolate….OH MY!

I just love Peanut butter. (PB irish soda breadbetter’n peanut butter, PB banana bread, pumpkin pie oats, peanut butter granola)

Ok. I’m obsessed.

Question for you:

Do you eat peanut butter? what is your favorite kind?