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Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies

Christmas Treats Christmas sugar cookies are my absolute weakness! However, when I discovered that refined sugar was a sensitivity for me, I knew I had to find a good substitute. I love that this recipe is easy to make and has great ingredients. I love that this recipe is gluten-free and refined sugar-free. I don’t feel bad about indulging one bit! The frosting is made with collagen, palm oil, and raw honey. My body loves it and just wants to…

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Our Gender Reveal for Speedy Thiede #2

Our Gender Reveal for Speedy Thiede #2

Our Family Celebration Brendon and I found out the gender of “Speedy Thiede” at our 20 week ultrasound, and then, we planned a silly string fight for the kids the next day to reveal it to them. The silly string would either be blue or pink coming out of the guns. I really like the silly string option because it gave the kids a fun activity and took some of the focus on any mixed emotions about the gender (my…

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Paleo Baked Sour Cream Donuts

Paleo Baked Sour Cream Donuts

Sometimes You Have to Give Into Your Cravings, Right? I have had a serious craving for sour cream donuts lately! In my area in Michigan, we have a yummy donut company, Quality Dairy. I had been thinking about those donuts for a few weeks, but I was not willing to just go get one, eat it, and then feel crummy. Even though it is more work to figure out a recipe, get the ingredients, and make the treat, I never…

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Healthy, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free First Birthday Cake (Weston A Price/Paleo)

Healthy, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free First Birthday Cake (Weston A Price/Paleo)

Carrot Cake with Creamy Frosting One great thing about using a carrot cake recipe is that the cake will be similar to many of the foods they have already eaten in purees or chunks. Also, the carrots help provide structure to a cake without gluten and does not need as much sweetness. This cake is make with all natural, organic ingredients that make first birthday smash cake healthy, nutritious, and delicious. Watch me make the cake! Ingredients: Carrot Cake 3…

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6 Ways to Eat 6 Dates a Day in Pregnancy and Why You Should

6 Ways to Eat 6 Dates a Day in Pregnancy and Why You Should

A study out of Jordan found that women who ate 6 dates a day in their last month of pregnancy had shorter, easier labors. Research has also found that dates have an oxytocin effect on the uterus to help tone it. Dates also have great nutritional benefits. Dates contain iron, fiber, potassium, magnesium, and folate. Dates are one of my favorite sweeteners for desserts due to their nutritional benefits, and their natural sugars provide great energy without spiking blood sugar…

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Handling Halloween for Healthy Kids

Handling Halloween for Healthy Kids

Halloween Can Be a Sugary Struggle This year, I wanted to do Halloween differently. After seeing how food was so nourishing for Noah and reading Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Dr. Weston A. Price, I didn’t feel comfortable participating in trick-o-treating in the traditional fashion by passing out candy to kids. Food is medicine and nutrients, and I couldn’t pretend that eating nutrient poor calories and processed ingredients should be the norm. Even if kids go around to tens of…

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