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Composting was something we used to do when I was a kid. Growing up and realizing how much waste we had every month, I started looking for ways to cut back. Living in Minnesota, I wasn’t sure how composting would work for us because our winters are pretty cold. Thankfully I was able to start an indoor compost and after we downsized, I was able to start an outdoor compost. If you are wondering how to start a compost, let me fill you in on both indoor and outdoor composting. I’ll tell you how to build them, how to get them started and how to keep them maintaining and working all year round!
If you have known me the last few years you know that I have tried almost every single diet known to man. I have discovered my gluten intolerance, therefore dawning the name: “gluten free.” After many horrifying documentaries I desperately wanted to be a vegetarian. Making that big of a leap right away can be overwhelming, so I stuck with small portions of fish, and so I became a “pescatarian.” Then there was this crayfish in Vegas and that little guy convinced me to put the kibosh on sea food as well. That meant I was now a full time “vegetarian!” After some crazy health stuff, I thought maybe the cheese in my diet was the cause, so I went cold tofurkey on cheese and eggs and tested the waters of “vegan.” Spoiler alert! You can read how veganism went for me here: Vegan Diet and Why I Had to Quit. Yup, I quit and started eating something more similar to a “paleo diet.” I could never have imagined just what all these diets weren’t giving me though. When I found “Beyoutarianism” it was a complete and total game changer. My body started changing and being everything I had ever wanted it to be! That’s why I just had to spread the word about Beyoutarianism, the best diet ever!
Getting kids fed during the morning chaos can get super tough. It’s every mom’s struggle. Especially if you want to make sure your kiddos are getting a well balanced, healthy meal. Pop Tarts might be quick but they lose points in the nutrition department. So I have decided to get my 8 favorite meal prepping foods together for quick, healthy breakfasts for kids. These are 8 quick breakfast options that we have in our house. We simply rotate them to keep things interesting. As always, prepping these meals is minimal work, few ingredients and can easily get you through a week’s worth of breakfasts. Because I am all gluten free, all these recipes are gluten free as well! For some of my other gluten free recommendations you can read my post all about it: Gluten Free Shopping List.
Have I mentioned how forever thankful I am to have a best friend? My family and I went over to her house the other night and she had these amazing pork tacos (or at least they smelled amazing, I don’t eat pork.) Tonight, for my own family, I decided to see if I could come up with something similar only using chicken. I think they would all agree; I nailed it. These paleo spicy chicken and pineapple tacos are the perfect combo of sweet and spicy and of course, low on carbs. Which is perfect for dinner because, this body doesn’t need carbs when it plans to sit on the couch and watch Friends re-runs all night. If you are planning on doing the same, let me just get right to it.
Alright, let’s start this off with a WCW. (Woman Crush Wednesday.) In all my years of fitness, healthy foods and genuinely caring about what I put into my body, I always go to my favorite female celebrities for inspiration. No, I don’t buy their posters and plaster them to my wall like I used to. Seriously, you should have seen my room as a kid. Instead, I do research what they are chowing down. After years of busting my butt in the gym, I eventually found out that most of the work I do is in fact, happening in the kitchen. This is OK by me because I’m usually a 30 min workout kind of gal. Oh yeah, so my woman crush: Blake Lively. Not only is blake stunningly beautiful and fantastic when it comes to fashion, but she now has an easy way to eat clean and slim down.
My crush started a few years back when I decided to start binge watching Gossip Girl on Netflix. Now of course, Blake is a mommy of 2, which makes her even better in my eyes. So when she released her newest move, “The Shallows” not too long after giving birth to her second child, I had to find out what her get back in shape plan was. Some sources say she cut out soy and gluten, others just say soy. We all know I’m a firm believer in what cutting gluten has done for me. You can read about my story here: Gluten Intolerance Symptoms. However, I was very interested to read about why exactly her trainer encouraged her to cut out soy and why that is not the only ingredient we should be looking out for.