7 Healthy Item That Are Always In my Cart

7 Healthy Item That Are Always In my Cart

7 Healthy Item That Are Always In my Cart

These are my go to healthy foods that are  always in my cart each week! Of course I also buy bread, rice, frozen waffles and a few extra things each week but these 7 healthy items  are always in my cart.

My go to items:

  • fresh fruit/ veggies . Bananas, strawberries , raspberries, mangos and apples are always in my cart. Brody has half a banana for breakfast most days and I’ll either freeze the other half ( for a smoothies ) or add it to my yogurt. We love to snack on fruits all week and sometimes I add mango to my salsa. As for fresh veggies I always go for peppers & onions ( I do buy frozen too) lettuce ( not my fav)  and arugula for salads.
  • nut milk  for my coffee. I have been loving cashew milk or nutpods for my coffee instead of creamer. I love the flavor that it adds to my coffee. I also always get almond milk for shakes and to use for a milk substitute
  • eggs. Eggs are a must in my house! I like to hard-boiled half for a quick breakfast or snack.
  • flatouts – You can find these in the deli section usually , the everything kind is our favorite . We use them for breakfast sandwiches
  • rotisserie chicken. Along with chicken breast and ground turkey I love to get a rotisserie chicken for salads , wraps or a quick snack.
  • fresh salsas + avocados . We do tacos a lot so salsa is a must! I like to add salsa to other meals too for a little extra spice. Avocados can literally be added to every meal in my opinion!
  • yogurt. I buy a lot of yogurt. I get Brody the whole milk kind since he doesn’t drink a lot of milk. I like to buy coconut yogurt but I can always find it.  I buy the full fat greek yogurt most of the time , I don’t love all those fat-free/ reduced fat products!!

Those are the items that I buy every single week. Id love to hear from you and see what your go to healthy items are! Comment below and let me know.

 

Brody Finds! 

How cute are these Simple Goods 2 Pack Kids Stainless Steel Sippy Cup Tumbler with Straw, Lid & Bag (Tiny, 8 oz, Red/Blue 2 Pack) I got Brody!! He is always steeling our yeti cups ( and our just as good fake yeti’s!) so I had to get him his own. He loves them and so do I.

 

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Workouts From The Week + Kid Friendly Summer Pops

Workouts From The Week + Kid Friendly Summer Pops

Happy Sunday $ Happy Mothers Day! Here are the some of the  workouts I did this week+ a kid friendly summer pop recipe that Brody has been loving. I hope you get to try them. Let me know when you do. All the workouts can be done right from home  .  I shared some clips of the moves to help you incase you don’t know some of the moves. But remember you can always google a move if you’re not sure what it is!

HIIT:

Video how to

35:5

  • squat hops
  • high knees with DB
  • mt climb
  • long jumps
  • step ups
  • heisman

Booty

  • squat to hinge
  • curtsey leg lift
  • glute bridge
  • glute clams

2×10

  • sumo DL
  • backwards + side lunge

2×10

  • banded press packs
  • kneeling press overs
  • hamsting curls
  • camels

2×10

Dirty 30

60 sec each move:

  • DB side lunge
  • row – or plank row (30/30)

x2

  • sumo squat up right row
  • flys

x2

  • squat + lat raise
  • kickbacks

x2

  • DB side bend
  • curl & press

x2

Leg Day

Add weights to all the moves you can.

  • squat

4×4

  • Step ups x10
  • Barbell under leg lunge x 8

x3

  • Cutsey lunge pulse x12
  • sumo squat calf rasie x8

x3

 

Kid friendly ( and mom approved!) summer pops:

Blend until smooth and then add to mold . Freeze and enjoy

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Berry Frozen Yogurt Squares

Berry Frozen Yogurt Squares

Berry Frozen Yogurt Squares

Berry Frozen Yogurt Squares

 

Who else loves granola and frozen yogurt?! I found an awesome recipe online and I had to try them! I changed my berry frozen yogurt squares a bit from the recipe I found. I hope you try mine ( or the original recipe ) Please let me know how you like them! Bonus , Brody loves them too!

I found this recipe HERE but I did change a few things!

Berry Frozen Yogurt Squares

  • 1 cups Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup milk – maybe a little less
  • 1-2 Tablespoons honey

For the jam

  • 1 cups mixed berries (I used a frozen mix of strawberries, blueberries & raspberries )
  • 2-3 tbs honey

For the granola

I made mine nut free because I knew Brody was going to eat it and I didn’t want him chocking on nuts – feel free to add nuts!

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Granola instructions : 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix together the oats and cinnamon , I didn’t measure my cinnamon and I added a lot!! Next stir in the oil, honey, and vanilla extract and mix till it is well combined. Spread the mixture out onto a baking sheet, I lined mine with parchment paper for easy clean up. Bake for 10 minutes, then stir/mix up granola.  Bake for another 10 minutes or until granola is golden brown ( watch carefully ) . I then mixed it up and left it to cool on the pan.

Make your jam:

Combine the berries and the honey in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat to a simmer,  cook for 8-10 minutes, or until it thickens and is jam-like. Cool to room temperature 

Make the yogurt squares:

Berry Frozen Yogurt Squares

I have silicone ice-cube trays that I used. Mine are pretty big and I made 6 of them with this recipe. Whisk together the greek yogurt, milk, and honey .You want it to be pourable but not too runny/watery. Next  gently fold in the jam so a swirl remains throughout the yogurt. Add a couple of pieces of granola to the bottom of each square.  Then spoon the yogurt mixture on top, filling each  square. Add a little more granola on top. Cover with Saran wrap and freeze for at least three hours or overnight. 

I like to take them out about 5-10 minutes before we eat them!

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Four Home Workouts + Breakfast Recipe

Four Home Workouts + Breakfast Recipe

Four Home Workouts + Breakfast Recipe

Four Home Workouts + Breakfast Recipe

 

Happy Sunday! Here are the Four Home Workouts + Breakfast Recipe . I was feeling goo this week and got four workouts plus a daily walk in most days . I hope you get to try them. Let me know when you do. All the workouts can be done right from home  .  I shared some clips of the moves to help you incase you don’t know some of the moves. But remember you can always google a move if you’re not sure what it is!

Booty/Leg Day

Quick Vid of the band moves

  • glute bridge
  • bridge to clam with bands
  • feet together bridge

2×15

  • leg lifts
  • tap side to side
  • press backs
  • laying side raise taps

2×15

  • deadlift
  • side lunge
  • band walk

2×15

21 DFX upper body

60 seconds each move

  • push ups
  • row
  • flys
  • band lat pull down

x2

  • press
  • band pulls – flys/ delts
  • side raises
  • up right row

x2

  • hammer
  • dips
  • concentration curls
  • kickback/french press

x2

HIIT Cardio

40:15×6

  • ropes
  • step ups
  • jump rope
  • skate lunges
  • burpee
  • kbs

Total Body Workout: 

Video demo

  • DB thruster
  • front raise
  • bent over row
  • glute bridge pull overs
  • push ups
  • db flys on back
  • curls
  • kick backs
  • band pull down

ten reps each : three times through.

 

 

Superfood Packed Overnight Oats :

Superfood Packed Overnight Oats :

I love over night oats! I make mine the night before or I meal prep a few at a time . I love to eat my oats cold but you can def heat them up if you prefer.

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 old fashion oats
  • 1/2 almond/cashew milk
  • apples
  • tart cherries
  • toasted coconut flakes
  • cashews
  • figs
  • chia seeds
  • optional- protein powder

Mix your oats and milk together in a sealable jar , make sure you have enough milk to cover the oats. When you are ready to add the rest of the ingredients , it’s that simple! You can add your toppings the night before I just don’t like everything to be too soggy.

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Turkey Avocado Nourish Bowl

Turkey Avocado Nourish Bowl

Turkey Avocado Nourish Bowl

I am obsessed with nourish bowls right now! They are basically a salad with a carb/grain, nuts & seeds and a healthy fat. Although this one does not have a carb/grain I do sometimes add rice or sweet potato.

This Turkey Avocado Nourish Bowl was perfect , especially if you love arugula like me!

Turkey Avocado Nourish Bowl

 

Ingredients

1 large tomato, chopped

1 small red onion, sliced thin

Frozen turkey balls ( or make your own! )

1  avocado

1/2 cup corn  * optional

Olive oil cooking spray

3 cups arugula (or baby spinach)

1/4 cup sunflower seeds

lemon juice + olive oil

Steps

Chop tomato; slice onion ( I used less than half )

Cook your meat balls and your corn according to package

Cut avocados into chunks. Place all ingredients (except dressing) in a bowl. I added lemon juice and a TBS of oil to mine.

This made enough for me to have two servings plus some left over for tomorrow 🙂

Dessert : 

Frozen raspberries with whipped cream.

 

New workouts to try! 

 

 

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Chocolate Almond Banana Bites

Chocolate Almond Banana Bites

Perfect energy bites for picky eaters and moms on the go! These taste great and only take about 5 minute to make ! My son loves them and would eat them all at once if I let him! I added in peanut butter and cocoa powder but you can leave those out and just have banana almond bites. Next time I was thinking off adding some honey!

 

ingredients : 

  • one banana
  • 1.5 cups of almond flour
  • 1 tbs peanut butter  * optional
  • 1 tbs cocoa powder

blend or mix all ingredients . Refrigerate 10 min then roll into balls. If mixture is too sticky add some more almond flour till you can roll it into balls. Store in refrigerator for 2-3 days

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Insta Pot Pulled Pork

Insta Pot Pulled Pork

My first real meal made with my new insta pot was a SUCCESS! I found this pulled pork recipe here  and we made sandwiches for dinner. Brody even liked it ( although it ended up being too spicy for him because of the sauce I used! )

I did change this recipe a bit. I bought all my ingredients from Trader Joes. What I love most is this did not take all day to make . When it was all done the total time was about two hours.

My ingredients :

  • pork loin
  • 1 cup bbq sauce  – Sriracha & roasted garlic bbq sauce
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • coleslaw – packaged tahini, pepita & apricot slaw kit
  • rolls – sweet pull apart Aloha rolls

Here are  the cooking instructions

 

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Summer Recipe + Dinner For A One Year Old

Summer Recipe + Dinner For A One Year Old

 

I have summer & grilling on my mind! If you are anything like me and love mangos then you will love this kabob recipe. I have been totally obsessed with mangos recently and have been searching recipes to try. I found this one at beachbody.com and I didn’t really change a thing ( normally I change recipes ) We paired this with brown rice and Brody ( who is one ) love it!

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp . olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic , finely chopped
  • 2 tsp . chili powder
  • ½ tsp . sea salt – I use pink Himalayan 
  • ¼ tsp . cayenne pepper
  • 1 lb . raw chicken breast , boneless, skinless, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tsp . raw honey
  • 2 medium mangos , peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper , cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 medium orange bell pepper , cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 medium red onions (or sweet onion), cut into 1-inch cubes

First you will make the marinade  by combining the  lime juice, oil, garlic, chili powder, salt, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl; whisk to blend. Set aside.

Add your chicken to a dish and  pour half of the marinade over the top; toss gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes to 4 hours.

Next you will stir honey into remaining marinade. Set aside.

Time to make the kabob’s. Place a piece of chicken, mango, bell pepper, and onion  onto a skewer. Repeat twice, so the skewer has three pieces of each ingredient. Repeat with seven remaining skewers. Discard marinade that contained chicken.

Brush skewers with reserved honey marinade mixture. Grill or broil skewers for 6 to 8 minutes, turning every 2 minutes and brushing with honey marinade, or until mango is softened and chicken is no longer pink in the middle.

Brody’s Dinner 

Most nights Brody eats something very similar to us . On the nights we have soup I make him something different only because he hasn’t quite figured out how to use a spoon.

I don’t buy him food that I wouldn’t eat ,  like lots of those kid specific chicken nuggets and gross microwave pizzas!!! ( I mean ellios taste so good but I don’t buy it!!!) I do buy the frozen chicken fingers from Trader Joes ( we love those! ) and frozen sweat potato fries. I believe TJ has some dino nuggets that aren’t terrible we just haven’t tried them yet!

Shaws sells these broccoli / cheese tots that Brody loves .  He would eat the whole bag if he could. I try to give him veggies every night, he gets a lot of our left overs. Anything roasted he loves . He ate all of this and then threw his plate at me!

Dinner:

  • Trader Joes frozen breaded chicken
  • sweat potato fries – frozen
  • roasted cauliflower & carrots( carrot recipe , click here  !)
  • Green Giant Veggie Tots Broccoli & Cheese – target sells them 

 

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Two Healthy Salad Recipes

Two Healthy Salad  Recipes

I feel like this first salad is the perfect summer salad…. to bad its March and we just had a snow storm !

I not sure why but when I am pregnant I love  a good salad and I normally am not a salad eater!! This first salad is perfect for those suffering from morning sickness , plus it helps with bloating because of the fiber ( and we all need more fiber in our diets )

I like to eat this first salad in the morning with a side of hard-boiled eggs. You need to eat a carb, protein & healthy fat with every meal so make sure you get a side of protein in!

The second salad is a spicy blend that is super easy to make and save . Since there are no greens in it it’s a great meal to make a head and save. The perfect meal prep mason jar salad.

Watermelon Salad 

ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 1-2 tbs lime juice
  • 1 tbl olive oil
  • 2 cups seedless watermelon
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint
  • 2-3 tbs sunflower seeds
  • pasteurized ( if pregnant ) feta cheese

Add the first three ingredients + sunflower seeds  to a mixing bowl and let sit 10-15 min. Add the rest of the ingredients and toss to coat . Enjoy!

 

Sick of greens? ( spinach, lettuce, kale) Try this southwest chicken salad instead! I found this recipe over on beachbody and have tweaked it a bit to fit what I like !( I’m a picky eater)   I don’t eat beans ( I know they are packed with protein, I just don’t love them! ) so I add a bit more chicken and rice. I like to meal prep chicken to have on hand for the week and I always season a few with a spicy blend.

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. lemon pepper
  • 4 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups black beans
  • 3 cups sliced orange bell peppers
  • 3 cups sliced red bell peppers
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 3 cups sliced grilled chicken breast
  • ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup brown rice if you don’t use the beans.

First make the dressing by combining  vinegar, lemon juice, and lemon pepper in a medium bowl; whisk to blend. Slowly add oil while whisking; mix well. ( if you love this dressing double up the recipe to save for later ) 

Add beans ( or rice ) , bell peppers, onion, tomatoes, chicken, cheese, and cilantro in a bowl. Serve immediately. Meal prep this salad by making  it in a mason jar , cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. 

Id love to hear from you if you try these salads! Did you love them? Did you tweak them? Comment below. And make sure to follow me on instagram for some daily inspiration !