The Skinny Chick’s Cookbook Review

 The Skinny Chick’s Cookbook Review

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I had every intention of starting my cleaning eating lifestyle at the beginning of this month. I normally eat and feed my family very well, but after a pregnancy in which I couldn’t stand greens to the holidays and follow that with the flu, I have had some trouble getting back into the rhythm of things.

I love to eat, and I spend an embarrassing amount of time meal planning and Pinteresting (is that a word?) recipes.

My mom LOVES cookbooks. I have no idea how many dozens and dozens of cookbooks she has. I have several myself, but I don’t open them up. They just collect dust. Sounds super lazy, right?

I have, however, found an incredible e cookbook (there is also a paperback option) that I downloaded so I can just look at it on my phone, because, again, lazy lol (yet convenient). Enter: The Skinny Chick’s Cookbook. (Purchase here.)

There are so many great recipes that I can’t wait to try and trust me, I will be sharing pictures of those on my Instagram, so make sure that you follow me to see them!

Anyone else in desperate need of a sugar detox? This girl! I’ll be starting one  tomorrow, along with a new workout program. I have been having some serious sweets cravings! I want a milkshake. And hey, it is 53 degrees here in Indiana, so hello, heat wave!

I decided to check out this new cookbook and see what I could make to satisfy these cravings without giving in to temptation. I decided to try the Peanut Butter Banana Date Shake because I knew the girls would love it too! Bonus: I already had all the ingredients on hand so it’s a win-win.

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This shake was so yummy! It uses dates which is an awesome all-natural sugar substitute.

The Skinny Chick’s Cookbook has 75 recipes with 10 ingredients or less. All recipes contain 100% all-natural, whole foods. The author also adds nutritional facts for those who count calories.

There are so many recipes I want to try. I just need to pick up a few ingredients. She has a Nutella-like recipe that I want to make RIGHT NOW! I will definitely be incorporating some of these into my meal planning.

Speaking of meal planning, I have had some questions about the topic and have considered some posts about meal planning. Let me know if that’s something you would like and be sure you are signed up for our Newsletter so you can be updated!

Laura received the above item(s) in exchange for her honest review. All opinions and experiences are her own only.

33 Week Bumpdate

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This is week 33 of my pregnancy! Where is the time going? In 7 weeks (because I have convinced myself that I will make it to 40 weeks) our sweet baby girl will be here!!

According to all the apps, she is the size of a honeydew melon. It still makes me laugh that they compare the baby to food. Seems appropriate. She is estimated at 19 in and 4.5 lbs. That is almost the same size as one of the twins when they were born. So, I am currently carrying a Carley (Baby B). Crazy!

Overall, I’m feeling really good. Yes, I’m tired and have a few aches and pains, but I can’t complain. Hopefully the next 7 weeks are just as uneventful as the first 33!

Here is my 33 week Bumpdate!

Weight Gain: 20 lbs. (I only gained 30 lbs with the twins, so I’m interested to see how the weight gains compare at the end.)

Cravings: Wendy’s All-Natural Lemonade. Clearly way more sugar than I need or would usually have, but dang it’s refreshing! I crave it daily but may indulge once a week, if that.

Sleep: What’s sleep? If I’m not waking up to go pee, I’m waking up just because. Every hour on the hour. I wish my body would get with the program. I don’t need to prepare for a newborn. I have twin toddlers. LET THIS MAMA SLEEP!

Mood: Happy mostly, but dang these hormones will throw me for a loop. You know it’s bad when your husband just laughs at the absolute absurd things that come out of your mouth or when he sees your kicking a plastic cup across the kitchen floor because it won’t stay put in the cabinet.

Movement: This baby is a gymnast for sure! I’m talking Olympian. Perhaps the girls stretched my body just enough to give this little lady so much more room for activities, but she is wild! And I do love it, even when I’m convinced she’s trying to escape my body.

Nesting: Well, I was a nesting machine the last 2 weeks. This week, nothing. I have no desire to do anything. A big sorry to my husband who has really taken one for the team this week and did so much for me. I need to get back to nesting mode ASAP because I still have so much left on my to-do list.

Maternity clothes: I have not purchased anything during this pregnancy. Heck, it’s been so freaking hot that I have no desire to wear much of anything. I’ve been living in yoga shorts and sports bras. Quite the sight to be seen for sure. This weekend, I’m biting the bullet and getting so comfy shorts. They still make Soffe cheer shorts right?!

It has occurred to me that I really need to get my hospital bag together soon, so that is at the top of my to-do list.

Stay tuned to my next blog post. I will share with you all my list and even provide a printable for those of you that need to get your things together to!

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