Sometimes you just need a quick, no-fuss snack to hold you over until mealtime, and it can be SO temping to reach for cookies or chips...but, since I've been gradually making over my lifestyle to be a healthier one, I've found a few favorites that you don't have to feel guilty about. They are easy to take on-the-go as well!
Friday, August 29, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Had to share some of the pretties from Etsy I've been swooning over lately!
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
1 8x10 canvas
Adhesive letters (mine are from hobby lobby, 50mm helvetica)
Washable crayola paints
Arrange the letters of your child's name in desired position on canvas. It's ok if they don't stick super well, I found they still stayed in place well enough even with a little toddler roughness. Have your little one pain the canvas. Let it dry, could take 3-4 hours depending on how thick the paint is. Peel off the letters. If they moved around a little during painting, you can touch up with white paint or just leave as is like I did, doesn't have to be perfect!
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Sometimes I run out of ideas for lunch, and I get tired of the same old thing all the time, so I decided to get creative with the ingredients I had on hand. This recipe turned out to be super simple and delicious!
8 oz dry pasta (I used quinoa/rice fusili)
2 cloves garlic, unpeeled
Handful baby carrots
Handful kale leaves
1/3 cup olive oil or more, depending on what consistency you want
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Bring pasta water to boil, add pasta and unpeeled garlic cloves. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, peel and chop your avocado, and wash your other veggies. When pasta is done, drain it and remove garlic cloves. Add the avocado, kale, carrots, cooked garlic, olive oil and salt and pepper to your blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and toss with pasta immediately. Enjoy!