apple cinnamon muffins

No Sugar, No Flour Apple Cinnamon Blender Mini Muffins

I had a really hard time coming up with a title for these muffins… There are so many things I want to say about them! There is no sugar, no flour and sweetened only with dates! They are a good source of protein with oatmeal and milk! They are rich in iron! There are apples and cinnamon and did I …

pumpkin-cookies

The BEST Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love pumpkin spice. Like a lot, a lot. Most people start to complain when pumpkin spice items start showing up in the stores. “It’s too early,” they say. But not I. If I could have pumpkin spice all year long, that would make me very, very happy. But then it might ruin the ahh-mazing-ness of the pumpkin spice. Because …

baby-must-haves

Top 10 Newborn Must Haves

After I found out I was pregnant, one of the very first things I did was start to plan for what we were going to need. And it was overwhelming. Very overwhelming. I think I broke registering for my baby shower into three separate shopping trips and many, many hours of adding and deleting items from list online. I can’t …

Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Cupcakes

Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Cupcakes

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal, but so often we’re in too much of a rush to really eat what’s good for us. Especially in my life now. Having a 4 month old baby that wakes up every couple of hours makes it difficult to sit down and eat a healthy breakfast. So many mornings my …

postpartum essentials basket update

Postpartum Must Haves

I am now three months postpartum and was recently putting away my postpartum essentials basket and realized I didn’t use everything in my basket, so I wanted to do a quick update to my previous Postpartum Essentials post. There are a few items that really stood out as postpartum winners and they are a MUST HAVE if you ask me. …

postpartum essentials basket

Postpartum Essentials Basket

UPDATE: Since having my baby, I wanted to do a quick update to my postpartum essentials basket on what I actually used or didn’t use! Click here to see my postpartum must haves! In preparation for delivery and postpartum, I wanted to create my own postpartum kit with everything that I might need when I get home from the hospital. …

Healthy Crock Pot Refried Beans

Healthy Crock Pot Refried Beans

I have always loved Mexican-ish foods: tacos, nachos, burritos, oh my! So becoming a vegetarian wasn’t that difficult for me because you can substitute beans for meat in tons of dishes! Last year, I was so sick of opening cans of refried beans. Is it actually vegetarian or is it made with lard? Which brand tastes the best? And then …

broccoli cheese soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Once upon a time, in the not-so-distant past, I made broccoli cheese soup. It was a disaster. I’m not sure what went wrong, but it was inedible. Usually, even if dishes don’t turn out that great, we still suffer through so we don’t waste food. But this… this abomination of broccoli cheese soup will probably go down in history as …

DIY padsicles

DIY Postpartum Padsicles

As I’m entering my last few weeks of pregnancy, I’m prepping for bringing the baby home and for my postpartum recovery. I have read that these padsicles are a necessity, so I wanted to make up a bunch to throw in my freezer to help ease my recovery as much as possible. These are really easy to make and are …

pregnancy update 36 weeks

Pregnancy Update: 36 Weeks

Holy moly! I cannot believe I only have 4 (actually 3.5) weeks left! I wasn’t even sure if I would make it this far because of my husband’s family history with giant babies and early labors. But here I am and it doesn’t look like the baby is planning on making an appearance anytime soon! Although I’m getting super uncomfortable, …