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5 Super Fast Ways To Make Healthier Meals When You Have Zero Time

Thank you Village Harvest for sponsoring this post. Every day Village Harvest is planting seeds of change and growing possibilities, one bag of goodness at a time. Making healthy meals always seems way more time-intensive than it needs to be. I get big ideas, or the sensation that it is faster to pop some chicken nuggets in the microwave and throw some carrots and fruit on a plate. BUT, I have figured out some super quick tips to whip up healthy meals in seriously a matter of minutes. Feel free to shop my favorite rice in the photo above! I use it for my quick and health meals, and it is AMAZING! First Tip: Rotisserie Chicken Our local grocery store has delicious rotisserie chicken. Like super good, and very affordable. It is literally just a dollar or so more to buy it fresh and already made. We get two at…

14-Day, Clean Eating Challenge for Breastfeeding + Postpartum Mamas

This 14-day, cleaning eating challenge for breastfeeding and postpartum mamas is meant to help you jump start your weight loss, while still giving your body a lot of nutrients to produce a healthy milk supply. Losing your milk does not need to happen with weight loss. If you properly nourish your body, then it will function optimally. There are no calorie restrictions in this challenge. I have you focusing on pure, highly-nutritious foods that promote breast milk and weight loss at the same time. Start Your Clean Eating Challenge! I give you some DELICIOUS Recipes to keep you motivated and feeling good. I highly recommend this protein powder, that I am obsessed with for the morning shakes. It is so yummy, full of plant-based proteins, superfoods and digestive enzymes. It blends really well, and I made a nice little video to help explain why it is my secret to losing…

Unicorn Lactation Smoothie Packed With Protein

This lactation smoothie is a magical protein shake created just for breastfeeding mamas who want to keep up their milk supply, while also giving their body the proper nutrients it needs to let go of fat. This shake is so yummy, and it is a combination of three shake recipes, all of them lactation protein shakes to really give your body a milk boost. I specifically add extra protein in this shake with my favorite protein powder. It is amazing for breastfeeding mamas because of all the wonderful nutrients, and it tastes delicious. The unicorn of protein powders in my opinion. If you want to know more about what is in it, read this post. It is completely pure, free of fillers, chemicals and artificial sweeteners. Created by an amazing company, and full of nutritious flavor. I also have a video of me talking about it at the end of…

Green Lactation Goddess Protein Shake

I am a huge fan of green protein shakes, especially milk-boosting ones. I love how you can throw in a bunch of spinach, and with the right blend of an awesome protein powder and ingredients, it tastes like the best dessert ever. I have no clue there is any spinach in it! This green lactation protein shake is no different. It is made with yummy and sweet kiwis, so there’s lots of sweet flavor, blended with my absolute favorite protein powder (super clean, no chemicals, no artificial sweetener, no fillers, full of superfoods…read more in this post, or watch my video below). Because I blend this with a superfoods protein powder, the protein powder itself has tons of milk-boosting ingredients. Green veggies like kale and special additions like Tumeric. There are also the digestive enzymes added to the powder, which help you break down and absorb all the protein and…

Purple Postpartum Protein Shake for Boosting Milk Supply

This lactation protein shake is totally amazing, both in taste and for postpartum mamas, who are concerned with keeping up their milk supply while working on losing the baby weight. They key with keeping your supply up is the amount of nutrients you give to your body. This lactation shake is full of awesome nutrients! The protein powder I use is absolutely, hands-down amazing because it is full of super foods, veggies, fruits and even tumeric. All of which aid your body in milk production. Your body is also way more willing to let go of fat when you give it enough nutrition. I don’t know about you, but I’m not going to blend kale, broccoli, cranberries, tumeric and all sorts of other amazing foods in one smoothie. I think I would just gag. But, this protein powder is full of what you need, in addition to having DIGESTIVE ENZYMES!!…

Mango Mama Protein Shake for Lactation and Weight Loss

This mango mama protein shake is so yummy and full of milk-boosting ingredients! I LOVE this protein shake because it is super creamy. My favorite protein powder for breastfeeding mamas is a big part of why it tastes so good, is so creamy, and has so much milk-boosting ingredients. This protein powder comes with 21 grams for protein per serving, at only 120 calories. This makes it amazing for weight loss, while still supporting a healthy milk supply. It also is packed with super foods, Tumeric and Digestive enzymes! I wrote a post all about it, or you can watch the video below ๐Ÿ™‚ It is absolutely clear of fillers, chemicals or artificial sweeteners and Organic. It is also created by a wonderful company in California. Read this post if you want some more details on how to lose weight with protein shakes. They are my favorite secret weapon to…

The 5 Tastiest Vegan Protein Powders That Are Actually Creamy Not Gritty

I love a plant-based protein powder, but I don’t love the taste of dirt. Some of the vegan protein powders out there literally taste like they have dirt in them. I have done my research and testing to find the best vegan protein powders that don’t taste planty or dirty. These ones are actually creamy in texture and flavor, they blend well, and I love them. The first one is my top choice, and they go down from there. I talk all about how I use protein shakes to lose my baby weight, and if you choose a good protein powder, you can really aid your body in letting go of fat! Ora Organic:ย  This protein powder is my absolute favorite vegan protein powder. I was a big fan of the IdealRaw for quite some time, until I stumbled upon this powder, and I found that is offers more protein…

The 20 Best of The Best Summer Activities for Toddlers

I’m so excited for all these summer activities for toddlers!! Some of these are the classics like water slides (scroll to the bottom for a DIY Video!), and other’s are full of innovation and creativity. Not sure about you, but with three boys 5 and under, I am always looking for ideas to keep them busy, especially in the summer! I hunted through the internet to find what I think are the best of the best ideas to keep all your toddlers busy and having fun all summer long! Messy Boats from Busy Toddler DIY Marshmallow Shooters from Coffee Cups and Crayons Ice Boat Racing by Toddler Approved Pool Noodle Sprinkler DIY Catch and Toss Deep Blue Sea Activity Bin From Happy Hooligans Outdoor Water Bed by Just Another Utah Mom Kiddie Car Wash by Momendeavors Backyard Beach. Click here for tutorial. Water Pistol Painting by Messy Little Monster Lemonade…

3 Lean + Clean Protein Shakes for Postpartum Weight Loss

Protein shakes are such a great way to really buckle down and get lean for summer just around the corner. I love a good protein shake, and I talk a lot about how they are my secret weapon to losing the baby weight. It isn’t just about the protein, but about the nutrients it helps me consume with a busy schedule. I have my three favorite protein shakes that are super easy to make, with the BEST protein powder ever. I am telling you this is the best tasting, most nutritious and clean protein powder I’ve tried, and I’ve tried them all! Ideal Raw, Shakeology, Vega, Ideal Fit…and lots of other brands I’ve found on sale at grocery stores. Let’s get into the yummy protein shakes that are clean, lean and so great for losing that last bit of weight before summer. If you aren’t sure how to use protein…

The Best Organic Protein Powders for Kids Who Are Picky Eaters

Protein shakes are such a wonderful way to give your children the protein, vitamin and nutrients they need! Especially if you have picky eaters like I do. Many toddlers and kids go through stages where they don’t like a majority of foods. It reminds me of being pregnant. It comes and goes, yet as a parent, you worry about them getting enough nutrients to their brains and bodies. If it were up to my kids, they would live off of chocolate milk, toast and donuts. If I cook their eggs just a little bit too long, they won’t touch them. If there’s a small brown spec on the banana, no way. I’ve found protein shakes to be a great help in easing my frustration with meal times, as well as giving me peace of mind about how much nutrition they are getting. Choosing the right protein powder is very important.…