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Baby Food Makin’ Carrots Edition

Carrots weren’t planned. I had to buy carrots for a recipe and had a few left over and I thought “why not?”, it’s not that carrots aren’t healthy but they just weren’t “fun”. I wanted to do pears, sweet potatoes…but it happened, I made carrots and my little man loves them. So far I think his preference is 1. Zucchini 2. Carrots 3. Applesauce. I’ve kept applesauce as his 1st solid food feeding of the day so maybe he’s just tired of them and is excited to try something new, I’m not sure but man oh man do I get some smiles when he’s eating zucchini and now that we’ve thrown carrots in it’s almost as if he’s yelling at me during his feeding because Read More

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Let’s Talk Chili

It’s the perfect time for chili! Monday night I made some yummy chili straight out of the Fixate cookbook; not only was it the perfect night for it but it was simple, delicious and we have tons leftover.   I love turkey chili! My go to recipe goes something like this: 2 cans tomato soup, 2 cans diced tomatoes, 2 cans of chili beans, 1 packet of chili seasoning, ground turkey and then top it with a little shredded cheddar and fresh onions. This recipe is so easy to remember I’ve never had to write it down and it was given to me by a very nice lady I met from Georgia, sometime in ’06 or ’07. It’s still a favorite, I love making it every year! Read More

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Fixate

I’ve been so busy making yummy food and doing Mom stuff  that I haven’t posted any updates on Fixate!   So far everything has been awesome! I love love love that these recipes are enough for several meals because we had leftovers every time!   Here are some of the delicious meals I’ve made over the past couple of weeks: Vegetable Egg Cups What a time saver! I mixed all the ingredients in (eggs, mushrooms, bell peppers) poured the mixture in some muffin pans and threw it in the oven. I had these for mornings to follow and all I had to do was reheat in the oven for a bit. Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup Definitely one of my favorites!! The last time I made Chicken Read More

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Baby Food Makin’ Zucchini

Zucchini was the second food I wanted to introduce to Joaquin, not only because it’s a healthy veggie for baby but my parents always grow so much in their garden and we always have too much sitting around going to waste.     The first batch of zucchini I made was not the best! Two things I did wrong: 1. I peeled the zucchini – don’t do that, you lose so many nutrients and once it’s steamed it purees so well that you don’t have to worry about baby eating any peel 2. I added water. If you are following a recipe and it calls for adding water I strongly suggest you try blending the zucchini on it’s own and adding water later if you want Read More

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Day Numero Uno

Let me start off by saying…YUM! Everything I made today was a hit and hubby approved! Breakfast – Portobello Mushroom and Goat Cheese Omelette I replaced the goat cheese with Feta – filling and tasty. My omelette kinda fell apart when I folded it over, I made the mistake of using a larger pan which thinned it out too much but the result was the same…delish!   Lunch – Creamy Chicken Salad Wrap   Alex loved this, the flavors are not something we are used to, we rarely use dijon mustard or mix grapes into a salad, but everything came together perfectly!   Dinner – Turkey Sloppy Joes with Sweet Potato Chips   O M G. New favorite. This will be a regular in our Read More

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It’s Here! 21 Day Fixate

  The cookbook arrived and I couldn’t wait too pick out some meals and go grocery shopping! I’m keeping it simple for week 1 and choosing 3 recipes per meal as well as 1 soup, a couple snacks and a couple shakes. I’m also choosing recipes where food can be reused for other meals and recipes that don’t require a big investment on my part when it comes to grocery shopping. Here’s my Week 1 Menu: Breakfast:  Vegetable Egg Cups Banana Oat Pancakes Portobello Mushroom and Goat Cheese Omelette Shakes (I do not currently have Shakeology so I’m using good ol protein powder): Banana Peanut Butter Bliss Berry Delight Lunch: Creamy Chicken Salad Wrap Creamy Chicken Salad Mexican Taco Lettuce Wraps Snacks: Sweet Potato Chips Zucchini Chips Read More

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Baby Food Makin’

I put it off for as long as I could. I ignored my husbands requests repeatedly. But finally, I gave in, I made Joaquin his first solid food. Why did I wait so long? Why was I so against solids? Well the answer is very simple. I don’t want to rush my baby growing up. I know I know, eating solids doesn’t mean he’s asking for the keys to the car but still, I just want to keep him a baby for as long as possible. We’re here though, I gave in and I’m so glad I did. I knew mid pregnancy that I wanted to do my best to make all of Joaquin’s foods I just didn’t realize how easy it would be. Now Read More

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21 Day Fix is everywhere…but what is it?

If you’re on social media you’ve probably seen people talking about this 21 Day Fix…so what is it? Well, my good friend Shaylinn over at Shaylinn Barlow Fitness invited me to a free 3 Day Fixate group, I was intrigued and I’ve been wanting to clean up my eating so why not? She provided us with 3 days of clean eating recipes straight out of the 21 Day Fix Recipe Book and grocery lists (so helpful). Now guys, you have to understand….I don’t do clean eating. I live with 2 boys that survived on nachos before I came into their lives so eating clean hasn’t really been a realistic option, but I gave it a try. I went to the grocery store, this in itself was a challenge Read More