My favorite healthy foods that are also delicious

My Favorite Healthy Foods That Are Also Delicious

My Favorite Healthy Foods That Are Also Delicious

My favorite healthy foods that are also delicious

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Two years, I discovered and immersed myself in all things healthy. I started working out and eating healthy foods and was in the best shape of my life at age 32.

When I got pregnant with my singleton, I vowed to continue what I was doing and make it a fit pregnancy. Everything started well and then I just stopped.

Fast forward to today and my youngest is 7 months. I love how I feel when I’m active and eating well, but I have made so many excuses as to why I shouldn’t get back to it.

I’m too busy. I have three small children (3, 3 and under). I’m too tired.

Last night, it hit me that what I have been lacking is accountability. So, starting today, I will be holding myself accountable my sharing my journey with you all because I know there are so many women who have the same excuses as me.

Let’s start with food. I LOVE food! Carbs are my best friend and enemy. I’m sure many of you can relate to that. I’m ready to clean up my kitchen for myself and my family, so I’m going to share with you my favorite healthy foods that are totally delicious too! (And most are toddler and husband approved!)

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My Favorite Healthy Foods That Are Also Delicious

 

Overnight Oats

This is one of my favorite go-to breakfasts or snacks. Add Greek yogurt, oats, splash of unsweetened almond milk and your choice of fruit in a bowl or jar. Let it set overnight (hence the name) and you have a yummy breakfast!

Pancakes

Who doesn’t love pancakes? This is a yummy recipe that uses oats instead of flour.

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Strawberry Sorbet

Make this treat at home in your blender. My girls are obsessed with this. Since you make it at home, you control the ingredients so you don’t have all the unnecessary sugar that’s added to the store bought version. Did I mention it’s so incredibly easy?

Apple/sweet potato hash

Chop up an apple and a sweet potato in small chunks and add to a skillet that has coconut oil in it. Cook until soft and sprinkle some cinnamon on top. Yum! Great for a side, breakfast, or meal prepping. I love to add some feta on top too. You can also add some bacon or turkey bacon because, well, who doesn’t love bacon?!

Asparagus

I love roasted asparagus with olive oil and salt (I omit the pepper because I’m allergic). Sprinkle some parmesan cheese if you want.

Protein shakes

Chocolate is my go-to with a tsp of peanut butter and half a banana with unsweetened almond milk.

Salmon

Grilled salmon is amazing. I like to put a bit of dijon mustard on top with a parmesan/bread crumb mix.

Deviled eggs

Nix the mayo mix and use dijon mustard instead. Top with paprika.

Zoodles

It doesn’t get easier than zoodles. Using a spiralizer or veggie peeler, make noodles from the zucchini. Toss with olive oil to warm them and you have a yummy, healthy alternative to pasta.

Chicken sausage

This is a staple in our house. This is a delicious alternative to your typical breakfast sausage. Add some apple/sweet potato hash and you have a great breakfast for your family. Grab your coupon for Applegate breakfast sausage here. This coupon is redeemable at Whole Foods stores.

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I’d love to know what your favorite healthy foods or meals are. Share it in the comments!

 

11 Mother's Day gifts she will love

11 Mother’s Day Gifts Under $30 She Will Love

11 Mother’s Day Gifts Under $30 She Will Love

11 Mother's Day gifts she will love

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Have you already gotten your gifts or do you need some help deciding?  If you looking for the perfect gift for the Mom in your life, then check out this list of 11 Mother’s Day gifts under $30.

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11 Mother's Day gifts she will love

What Mom doesn’t need some relaxing “me time”? Get her this diffuser and include some lavender essential oils. She will love it!

11 mother's day gifts under $30 she will love How adorable and cozy does this mom life shirt look?

11 mother's day gifts under $30 she will love

This Lily Pulitzer notebook is gorgeous for all those organized, or wannabe organized (like Me!), Mommas.

11 mother's day gifts under $30 she will love

 This book is perfect for the Mommas who love celebrating girl power!

11 Mother's Day Gifts Under $30 She Will Love

I think we all know a sassy Mom who would love this book!

11 Mother's Day Gifts Under $30 She Will Love

This to do planner is perfect for the Lily Pulitzer fans!

This trinket dish will look beautiful on any Mom’s bathroom counter or nightstand.

11 Mother's Day Gifts Under $30 She Will Love

This adorable reusable bag is perfect for groceries and farmer’s market finds.

11 Mother's Day Gifts Under $30 She Will Love

Remind her how important self care is and let her pamper herself with an overnight mask.

11 Mother's Day Gifts Under $30 She Will Love

The Ecocentric Mom Care Package is a perfect gift for the new (and exhausted) mom in your life.

 

Ya’ll know my obsession with Self Care for Moms. Gift her with some “me time” with The Oxford Momma Box.

How are you spending Mother’s Day this year? I’d love for you to comment and tell me your plans!

What Happened When I Began Using Tailwind

What happened when I began using Tailwind

what happened when i began using tailwind

 

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I have been a Pinterest user for years. Actually, more like a Pinterest hoarder!

When I began blogging, I had done so much reading on what I needed to do. After focusing on 10 things at once, I decided to back off and put the majority of my energy into one platform. I chose Pinterest. Having read another 857 articles about what I needed to be doing on that platform, I decided to stop reading and start doing.

I received a free month of Tailwind and thought, “why not?” 

The first week, I did nothing but stare at the blank screen with a feeling of overwhelm which I had become quite used to over the last few months (Blogging can be crazy overwhelming, am I right?!). Finally, I dove in and started scheduling pins.

The default gave me 3-4 scheduled pins per day. Along with the scheduled pins, I began to manually pin about 20 pins today (which wasn’t much more than I had typically been pinning). I went with the 80/20 rule. 80% others, 20% my own.

I would pin from my blog to my main Nau & Forever Blog Posts board, then from there I would pin to other appropriate boards of my own as well as group boards.

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My Results

When I began in January (1/31/18), my average monthly viewers were 13,673, with an average engagement of 289.

  • March 16, my average monthly viewers were 41,882 (average engagement: 1,402).
  • April 8, I had 51,700 monthly viewers (average engagment: 1,500).

what happened when i began using tailwind

Now, to some people, this may not be a lot, but to me, I was super pumped!

I took a dip at the end of March (like many bloggers) but as you can see, things are moving right back up.

Should you put all your eggs into the Pinterest basket? Absolutely not! BUT, from my experience, you should totally be utilizing this platform. The majority of my traffic comes from Pinterest.

I have also noticed a few of my pins showing up in the top feed of Pinterest. That totally warranted an impromptu happy dance while my husband was, like, “um…okay.”

These results are my personal results, but Tailwind publishes the Typical Results of Tailwind for Pinterest Users so you can see what the average growth rate looks like for all of their members. 

Want to Try Tailwind for Free?

Silly question, I know. You can try Tailwind and get your first 100 pins FO’ FREE.

Tailwind now offers Instagram scheduling to help make our lives easier too!

Want some free Pinterest tips that I have put together? Get access to my free printables library and download your copy along with some other great printables!

Want to know what my favorite tools are for bloggers? Check out my Resources page where I update all my favorites!

The Ecocentric mom review

The Ecocentric Mom Subscription Box Review

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 The Ecocentric Mom Subscription Box Review

The Ecocentric mom review

The following post contains affiliate links. I will receive a commission if you make a purchase at no extra cost to you. I only recommend products and services that I love.

There are several subscription boxes available. You can get everything from razors to clothes to food to wine and everything in between. When I discovered The Ecocentric Mom Subscription Box, I knew it was something I had to try.

Get $5 off your Ecocentric Subscription Box here using code: SAVE5

Who is the Ecocentric Mom?

The Ecocentric Mom is a mom who loves natural, organic and eco-friendly products. The boxes can be customized depending on mom’s stage of motherhood from the first trimester to age 4+. They don’t include just any products in the boxes. Each product must meet The Ecocentric Mom’s high quality standards so you know what you are getting is amazing! The company also gives back. A portion of their sales (1%) goes to a worthy charitable organization. In 2017, that particular charity was Keep a Breast Foundation.

I was so excited when that pretty teal box arrived in my mailbox! The box that I received was customized for me and my 6 month old. Included are cards that show the price of the products so if you want to go back and get more, you totally can.

Check out this awesome selection of products!

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What Was in the Box This Month?

Each box shipped will contain 4-5 items guaranteed and will retail for a minimum of $45.

  • Protein Gummies
  • Masigi Pulling Oil
  • Body Nectar
  • Travel Body Wash
  • Body Oil
  • Magnetic Big
  • Hyland’s Oral Pain Relief Tabs
  • Chocolate Bars

I absolutely love that they include a small envelope with product cards. I think it’s so important for companies to add those small, personal touches.

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My Favorite Item for Me!

Duh! The chocolate! That’s pretty much a no brainer. Chocolate is definitely my weakness and if you call it a “chocolate beauty bar”, I’m in!

I am also a fan of the Masigi pulling oil packets. They are super convenient. If you don’t  know about the benefits of oil pulling, you need to check out all the amazing benefits.

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My Favorite Item for Baby!

Baby M has been teething like crazy! I’m pretty sure all of her top teeth want to pop out right now. Hyland’s oral relief tabs have been a Godsend. I used them with the twins and was so happy to see them in the Ecocentric Box.

My Final Thoughts!

Ya’ll! I loved everything about The Ecocentric Mom Subscription Box. 90% of the products in the box were products I had never heard of, so I was so excited to try all them.

 

This would be a great gift for:

Your best friend that just found out she’s pregnant

That special mom in your life who just had a baby

Perfect Baby Shower gift

Gift yourself Momma because you deserve it!

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Hint! Hint!

Use code: SAVE5 and get $5 off your Ecocentric Subscription Box here!

Check out my other favorites for new moms!

Laura received The Ecocentric Mom Subscription Box in exchange for her honest review. All opinions are her own.

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