Monday, May 22, 2017

Latest Obsession


My newest obsession is cooking with fresh ingredients and this book is so helpful for just that.  Going into summer months I tend to feel inspired by fresh produce.  I love smelling different fruits and veggies at the farmers market.


Summer cooking tends to be my favorite.  So much is in season.  So much of it is light and refreshing.  I am so excited to start diving into all these new recipes from this book.


Summer salads are the easiest and most creative way to try adding different ingredients to your daily cooking.  

This book will not disappoint.  Get it!


Monday, May 15, 2017

10 Super Foods to Eat while Pregnant



As you know, most women are pregnant for 40 weeks, or close to that. To be sure that you are staying healthy with your diet when those pregnancy cravings hit (and they will hit!), here are 10 super-foods to add to your pregnancy diet:
Berries
berries


Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries are delicious fruits that are packed with Vitamin C, fiber, and potassium. Snack on them throughout your day, or add a handful of berries to your pancakes or cereal in the morning.Yum!



Quinoa
quinoa


Did you know quinoa is considered a complete protein? So, if you are vegetarian or vegan while pregnant, you definitely want to include this in your diet. Serve it up cold as a replacement for rice, or add it to your salad. You can also serve it warm in stir-fry.



Leafy Greens
leafy


Dark leafy greens like spinach or kale are a great source of fiber, folic acid, and iron. For many pregnant women, salads are hard to consume during pregnancy, but there are many alternatives to eating these leafy greens. One of the easiest and yummiest ways to eat leafy greens is by putting a handful of greens into your smoothie.



Avocado
ganze und halbe reife avocado isoliert auf weissem hintergrund
Speaking of green, this green fruit is packed full of potassium, folic acid, and several vitamins like Vitamin C and Vitamin B6. Consume this “good fat” by adding it to your salads, or use it as a dip for snacking. Or, eat it plain with a splash of fresh lemon juice and salt.



Beans
beans


Beans like black, garbanzo, or kidney are another ultimate source of fiber and protein. Add beans to soups, burritos, or salads. Or smash them up to make a dip out of them. Either way, the combination of fiber and protein is a perfect pregnancy combination to keep you full and ease any constipation you may feel.



Yogurt


Yogurt is usually thought of as a breakfast food, but you can also eat yogurt as a snack or for lunch. Since yogurt has more calcium than milk, yogurt is a great go-to with a meal or as a snack. Add fresh fruit, chia seeds, or honey to naturally sweeten your yogurt. Or, add it as a base to your favorite 
smoothie recipe.



Salmon
salmon


Though certain fish is to be avoided while pregnant because of high levels of mercury, salmon is safe to eat. Salmon contains Omega-3 fatty acids that are great for baby’s brain and eyes. Salmon is okay to eat, up to 12-ounces, per week and can be added to salad, or all on its own.



Nuts
nuts


Nuts are considered a healthy fat that will help keep you full throughout the day. Keep a bag of almonds in your car to help squash salty cravings. Add nuts like silvered almonds or walnuts to your favorite salad to give it an extra crunch. Or, you can always opt for your favorite nut butter to top on apple slices or celery.



Citrus Fruits
citrus


Grapefruit, oranges, or even orange juice with low amounts of sugar, will help your body fight infection and help bone and cell growth. You can also add fresh squeezed lemon into your water to help drink all the water you need throughout your day.



Eggs
eggs

Eggs are another great alternative to add protein to your diet. Did you know that eggs contain choline, which is helpful for baby’s brain development? Eat your favorite type of egg in the morning for breakfast (make sure they are fully cooked), or add hard-boiled eggs into your snacking regime or topped on a salad.
With these 10 super-food alternatives, not only will you stay full throughout the day, you’ll also be doing wonders for both you and your unborn baby’s health!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Friday Favorites


Happy Friday

Every Friday I link up with Erika, Narci, and Andrea to bring you my favorites of the week.  

I have one this week and I am excited to finally share it with you.

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It hasn't been the easiest pregnancy so I just wanted to say thank you for being so patient with my lack of posts.  I promise when I start feeling better I will get back to a blogging schedule.

Have a great weekend.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

I'm Having a Baby


Since most of you have followed along my fertility journey, sent me messages,  & emails etc... I wanted to tell ya'll that we are having a baby....

Probably most of you have guessed since I have been a little MIA. 

It is dang hard guys... pregnancy is hard and I don't like to complain about it seeing as though I went through heaven and earth to get here but hells bells, I'm struggling.

I hope to make it through the rest of this trimester and as I remember... second trimester brings life back to your soul... 

so cheers to a few more weeks.  I will get there eventually.  

Thank you for all your well wishes,  positive thoughts and direct messages.

Fertility is no joke.  IVF is no joke.  

xo


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