Hello and happy Friday!! We are laying low this weekend because my little one and husband are a bit under the weather. I am doing my best not to catch their colds, but my sweet daughter has been extra snuggly, and of course I can’t deny her.
I thought for my post today that it would be fun to share some toddler meals! I do my best to keep K’s food healthy (mostly) and enjoyable for her.
Other ideas: protein pancakes, lara bars, overnight oats, oatmeal, rotisserie chicken and rice, and salmon. K can be picky with meat, but I do offer it!
I would love to hear some of your little one’s favorites!
Hello, hello! I hope the Holiday season is treating you well. Things have been non-stop around here, and are just settling down. Christmas this year was wonderful for our family. I love being home and having no place to travel. Doing our best to stay covid safe, we saw immediate family only. I definitely missed seeing extended family this year, but feel like we made the right decision.
I wanted to highlight some baking, and Christmas fun from the past week! Let’s start back at Wednesday….
WEDNESDAY: I got to spend some time with one of my very best friends. We had wine flights at Coopershawk and enjoyed catching up! Neither of us have been out much lately, so it was fun to safely see her!
THURSDAY- CHRISTMAS EVE: We always do our stockings on Christmas Eve morning! It is a fun tradition for us.
My sister-in-law lives in town and spent the afternoon with us. We did some baking (all using healthier ingredients)! It was so fun!
After all of our baking and getting K down for bed, we ordered Chinese food and watched a movie.
FRIDAY- CHRISTMAS DAY:
My Christmas excitement woke me up early so I made coffee and did a quick workout before everyone was up.
We relaxed until my husband’s family came over! My mom joined a little while later. We had a wonderful time opening gifts, eating and just hanging out.
We all watched a movie and played games that evening.
It was a wonderful Christmas!
I am looking forward to catching up with all of you.
Hello, all! I woke up extra early today, but my daughter must have felt that because she is up an hour before she typically wakes up haha. Getting her out of bed is my favorite thing in the world. She gives the biggest smile, runs around in her crib, talks to the cats because they follow me, all with her curly hair in her face. Gosh, I love that kid so much!! Speaking of her, I am off to get her so this will be delayed until at least naptime lol!
Picking up and moving on. Christmas is right around the corner, which is crazy! I am super sad to be missing out on our typical extended family-filled evens, but also excited to be spending time with my family at home.
On Christmas Eve it will just be me, my husband, and K. We plan on spending the day in PJ’s, baking all the things, watching a family Christmas movie, and opening our stockings! Dinner will be takeout.
On Christmas day, we will get up, have coffee and breakfast, then open our gifts. Later in the day, my mom and my husband’s immediate family are coming over. It should be so fun! I LOVE hosting.
Let’s move on to some cookies, shall we?
K and I have been making some recipes together and this one turned out so good! She enjoys stirring and taste testing. I love egg free recipes because we can dig in while we stir.
NOTES: I used bake believe white chocolate chips-this brand is keto and allergy friendly. I also used 50 percent less sugar craisins.
TO MAKE: Mix everything well and flatten onto a baking sheet. Once on the sheet, place it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
TO MAKE CONTINUED: Remove from fridge and use your favorite cookie cutters to make shapes. These can also be formed into protein balls. We did both!
These are so yummy! My husband even loved them and he tends to stay away from healthy sweets!
I hope you enjoy! I hope you all have a wonderful week and Happy Holidays!
Hello, all! Once again, I have failed at consistency on my blog. Keeping up with an almost 2 year old and taking care of our new home keeps me busy. One of these days I will get a better schedule on here!
Today, K and I made some yummy protein balls this morning! Healthy, tasty, and toddler approved! I have certainly eaten more than I care to admit. Haha!
INGREDIENTS: *2 cups of oats. *3/4 cups of almond or peanut butter. *1/4 cup of melted coconut oil. *1/4 cup of honey. *1 tsp. of vanilla. *1 TBSP. of chia seeds *dash of salt. *add ins of choice: I used dark chocolate chips and unsweetened coconut
TO MAKE: 1) Mix everything together and refrigerate at least 30 minutes. 2) Roll the dough into balls and enjoy! 3) Store extra balls in the fridge
I hope you enjoy!
My goal is to catch up on my reader and wrap the Christmas presents by this weekend!
Hello, all! Happy hump day! I hope the week is treating you well. I am keeping busy with my active, fun toddler. The weather has been incredibly warm, but sadly the rest of the week looks chilly. I already miss the warm weather and outside time. On a huge plus, we get the keys to our new home a week from Friday! I have SO much excitement about it!!
Last week, I saw a recipe for healthier donuts. I barely had the ingredients I needed, so I decided to throw some together and hope for the best. Sometimes this fails miserably, but not this time. These donuts were so yummy!! We have already finished 2 batches, and I plan on making more today. They are mom and toddler approved!! Plus, K loves to help stir the batter.
*1 cup of GF (or regular) pancake mix. *1/4 cup of almond flour. *1/2 of a banana. *1/4 cup of almond butter. *2 TBSP of honey. *Almond milk. *Topping: 1 TBSP of melted coconut oil, 1 tsp of truvia or sugar, 1 tsp of cinnamon.
1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 2) Meanwhile, mix the first 5 ingredients together. 3) Add in almond milk-a little at a time, until the batter is smooth. 4) Pour batter in a greased mini muffin tin (this makes 12 ) and bake for 13 minutes. 5) While baking, make the topping by mixing the sugar and cinnamon with the coconut oil. 6) Pour topping over your mini donuts (or muffins) and enjoy warm!
There you have it! Super easy, healthy, and yummy!