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No Bake Lactation Balls

With my first attempt at breast feeding I made it to 5 months. At about 3 months in my supply started to drop. Once I had to supplement, because my daughter was eating like a teenager, I didn’t see the point in continuing to pump that milk. I felt like I should continue, but I know in my heart it wasn’t best at that point. Also, I was tired and wanted to sleep! I give so much credit to those who do breast feed for a year or more!

This time around, I feel so much more comfortable with doing what’s best. We are breast feeding now, but if it doesn’t work out I am absolutely fine with that because I know it will be what’s best for me and my son.  With my daughter, I felt like I had no freaking clue what I was doing and everyone I consulted had a different answer. There was not clear answers when I looked for help or direction with my questions like, “When do I start pumping?”,”A I pumping long enough?”, “Is she eating frequently enough?”, “What do you mean I have to keep up my supply? Doesn’t it just keep flowing out??”. Ughh it was very confusing. Continue reading “No Bake Lactation Balls”

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Protein Banana Muffins

If you can’t tell, banana muffins/bread/anything you can bake a banana into are a fave in this house. Here’s a new spin on a nut free version you can pack for lunches or feel ok handing off for breakfast. It’s super simple and one of those recipes you can memorize. You might want to play around with add ins to make this recipe your own and see what works for you!

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Best Ever Blueberry Breakfast Muffins: Sweetened Only with Fruit! Perfect for Baby.

These muffins are the bomb-diggity baby. I am always looking for something to jazz up Savanna’s breakfast rotation of eggs and Chia Cakes. These muffins are her fave! They are so moist and the perfect amount of sweetness from applesauce and banana. These are perfect for babies or anyone who can gum something.

 

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Almond Flour Crackers

This first time I made these, I shared with some friends. They LOVED them and instantly had ideas for us to make a business out of selling these little crunchies. Well, that never happened but I still make them and like to experiment with different flavor combinations. The cracker base is easy: 1 egg, salt, and about 1 3/4 cup of Almond flour. Sometimes I double it, I find the consistency is better. This is definately a recipe you can experiment with and see what you like best. Continue reading “Almond Flour Crackers”

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Amazing Paleo Banana Bread

Do you ever have a few bananas in your bunch that start to look scary way to quick? I have a solution: Banana bread. This banana bread is guiltless, refined surgarless, and glutenless. I’ve been playing around with some different recipes lately. So far this one has not failed. I added 3 bananas instead of 2. This bread turned out super moist and just the right amount of sweet. Baby/toddler approved for sure. Make a loaf with chocolate chips and you’ve got a husband approved version as well.  I threw in a little coconut oil for good luck.

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Find the recipe here

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The Most Delicious Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Have you been searching all your pins and everything google for the perfect “healthy” cookie? Well I have found it for you! I make these cookies by Kitchen Treaty so often they are a staple in my home and at gatherings. Even my meat and potatoes husband LOVES them. They are moist and taste amazing even frozen. They are great to make any time of year!  The recipe is simple and calls for almond flour and maple syrup as sweetener. I prefer to use chunky dark chocolate for the chips. I do have to warn you that it makes a small batch so if you are looking to bring these out or have them in your house for longer than a day or two I would double the recipe. Sometimes I add a little extra coconut oil and vanilla as well. Go preheat your oven because you will want these stat!

Amazing Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

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3 Ingredient Breakfast “Cookies”

When Savanna first transitioned to food, I realized she was starving by the next meal. I wanted to find something healthy she could eat, and also sub in for our egg and toast rotation every once in a while. A friend shared this recipe with me from Skinny Taste. These “cookies” are so easy to make and a huge hit.  Literally 3 ingredients people: oats, banana and PB-total win. The website offers variations, but I’ve also made them with almond butter, added cinnamon and will double the batch to have extra to freeze (usually get 6-8 out of a single batch). Of course, ditch the chocolate chips for baby but maybe make a separate batch for you-it’s worth it. You can find the recipe below : )

Breakfast Cookies for Baby