Saturday, April 19, 2014

Chicken Avocado Sandwich

It's week 2 of the Clean Eating Challenge that I am taking part in with some amazing bloggers. Seriously, some of the stuff I saw last week had my mouth watering and many of them made it onto my grocery list for the next week! I love all the great ideas that I am getting from this challenge and I hope it is inspiring you with some healthier and cleaner meals too! 

Today I want to share with you a quick easy lunch that is one of my go to lunches. 

*The Chicken Avocado Sandwich*

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Merco Box Review

One of my very favorite things is getting exciting things in the mail. I mean, most days I go out and it's bills, bills, advertisements, bills, previous owners mail (after 2 years), junk, and more bills. 
So I love it when I actually get something delivered that is fun and exciting. So imagine my joy when this little bundle of joy showed up on my doorstep! 

I was really excited to open it and see what goodies awaited me in this month's Merco Box. 
The cool thing about the Merco Box is that it is all from LOCAL BUSINESSES! 
If there is another thing I love as much as happy mail, it's supporting hard working local businesses. 
Each month your Merco Box comes filled with awesome samples, goodies, vouchers, etc from some amazing Utah local businesses. 

Here's a little peak at some of the awesome things that came to me this month. 
I got to try a really delicious protein drink and energy bar from Meals that Transform. 
The cookies from Les Madeleines were nothing short of Ah-maz-ing. 
I'm really excited about the Soap Nuts from Eco Treasures and I think that it is just the coolest idea to be able to clean with these crazy little nuts! 
My husband was really excited about the gift card to Rodizio Grill and the Buy 1 Get 1 half off at
Ballet West. He wants to plan a romantic night out for us, and Merco Box totally came through for us! 
I also got a gift card to go to a yoga class at Downtime Yoga and I am super excited to head out to that class. I love fitness and it's been a while since I've done some yoga, so this is the perfect excuse for me to get out there and do something different! 
There were a few more surprises in my box, but these ones were my favorites. 
Plus I don't want to give it all away because I have a box to giveaway to one of you lovely readers! 
Simply enter the giveaway below and cross your fingers that you get to be the lucky winner! Getting a surprise in the mail is always fun and it's especially fun to be able to sample some great stuff and support some awesome local businesses! So if you are here in Utah (sorry to the rest of you....I PROMISE I've got some other good giveaways coming up soon!) make sure to enter to get some fun goodies! 
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wednesday Roundup 21!

Hello again lovely readers, and happy hump day! I hope you are all having a fabulous week so far. My little guy started swimming lessons this week and we have been out and about enjoying the spring weather. On Monday we went into the city to have lunch with the Mr. and ending up having an unexpected shopping trip. While waiting for the train to take Daddy back to work the little girl peep through her diaper and got the Mr.'s shirt all wet! So we dashed into Macy's and bought a new shirt! Oh the joys of children! hahaha.

Now, let's get to the real reason you are here! 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Eating Clean 2014!

Hi guys!
Today I have something super awesome to share with you.
I have teamed up with 19 amazing bloggers in an
Eat Clean 2014 Challenge!
I am super excited about this challenge and to see all the awesome ideas
that each blogger has for eating clean.
To get things started I decided to go with an idea that I came up with
a few weeks ago in order to get my son
(who is going through a "picky" stage)
to eat a little bit more healthy.
See: something besides peanut butter and jelly.
I also had some produce that was about to go bad and I didn't want to waste it.
What's a momma to do?
Make Popsicles!
A huge bonus is that my little guy LOVES green smoothies
and green is his favorite color so I can usually talk him into at least trying something green.
These popsicles turned out to be a hit!
He loved them and has wanted one every day since!
I have no problem letting him have a popsicle for breakfast
because this is SO much healthier than sugar cereal!
Mommy's Mean Clean Green Popsicles
Ingredients I used:
2 strawberries
1 cup almond milk ( or water)
(like I said I just used what I had on hand and that I didn't want to go to waste.
You can customize this to fit your needs)
simply blend in a blender and pour into popsicle molds. My kids love them and we have even started sharing them with friends and neighbors! I love that he gets an awesome treat and I can feel satisfied knowing that he got some nutrition and NO ADDED SUGAR!
P.S. notice that gross carpet and okay looking tile in the background? Well, it's gone now!
Stay tuned for updates on our kitchen/main floor renovations!

Garlic Greens from Rick•a•bam•boo Rosemary Pita Bread with Roasted Red Pepper Hummus from Clarks Condensed Roasted Sweet Pepper Dip from Keep it Simple, Sweetie Clean Cobb Salad from Cooking with Curls Blueberry Almond Chia Seed Pudding from Delightful E Made Easy Spinach & Egg White Omelette from Yummy Healthy Easy Fire Ants on a Log Recipe from Project Domestication Taco Stuffed Avocado with Avocado Salsa from YoursAnd Mine Are Ours Paleo Biscuits Recipe from My Natural Family Grilled Zucchini from Bite of Delight Orange Chicken with Chickpeas Stirfry from My Daylights Tropical Smoothie Bowl - Je suis alimentageuse Greek Salad~ Tips From a Typical Mom Stir Fry Tofu and Vegetables in Chile Sauce from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks Lazy Summer Salsa Recipe from Everyday Southwest

Friday, April 11, 2014

{The Great Inflatable Race}

I know of a lot of people who say they don't like running because it is "boring." 
I hear ya.
Especially if you are on a treadmill..... Oh my heavens I can do that
 for maybe 5 minutes before I want to gauge my eyeballs out. 

But never fear, there is a way to run and have TONS of fun! The answer is a 5k! 
The thing I love about 5k's is that there is lots of variety in them. 
Want to run in the dark? 
No problem! 
Feel like taking a swim through the mud? 
You got it!
Got a craving to get covered in color? 
Coming right at you! 

And coming up in May is a super fun 5k that I am really excited about doing!  


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Wednesday Roundup #20

Oh my goodness I can hardly believe it's time for another Wednesday Roundup!
The days seem to be flying by lately and it's all I can do to keep up! The weather this week has finally been feeling a little more like spring and we have been
taking full advantage by being outside as much as we can.
Unfortunately that leaves me with little time for blogging, but motherhood is and always will be my first and most important priority. 
But I am so excited for the roundup this week. So let's get things started!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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