The biggest difference that I have noticed between this pregnancy and my first is my self-care. It has definitely been more challenging to balance the need for a higher level of care for myself and growing baby as I also care for my toddler, my home, animals, property and hold a job outside of Woodford. Where before I could lay down whenever, planned my meals and snacked well, and was pretty focused on my unborn child and nothing else, now I have a toddler who I gladly give my portion of food up to, chase around all day, and who insists on climbing waaaaay up on my lap, regardless of my belly size.
One of the ways I’ve been able to sneak in some extra calories and protein is with smoothies. These are especially great on mornings I have to work, or as a “dessert” on days I know I didn’t eat well. Continue reading
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My husband and I are big fans of egg roll and wonton wrappers. Sold in the produce department, these are super easy to use, and so versatile. I love them for quick snacks, lunches, or for when we do our own Asian food nights. Continue reading
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I have to confess – I am actually quite picky about the texture of eggs. I can only eat them if prepared and seasoned in a specific manner, so the fact that I am offering an egg recipe for you today is pretty ironic.
While I am not vegetarian or vegan, I do stick to a whole foods, plant based diet. I try to consume as little commercial meat as possible, with no beef at all, and since our wild game options are somewhat limited, I frequently eat vegetarian and vegan meals.
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Tagged black beans, guscamole, taco recipe, tacos, vegan protein, vegan recipe, vegan tacos, vegetarian recipe, vegetarian tacos, zucchini tacos
If you have chickens, or even just access to fresh eggs, no doubt you have started to look for different ways to use them all up. One favorite in our house is making deviled eggs, which means hard-boiling the eggs first. Should be pretty simple, right?
This is one of my favorite recipes – a Chicken Taco soup loaded with veggies, warm, comforting and spicy, and super easy to make. It takes a few minutes to prep the veggies, but then you just dump everything in the crock pot, and forget about it all day!
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Tagged chicken soup, chicken taco soup, crockpot, crockpot recipe, dump cooking, easy recipe, recipe, southwest chicken soup, taco, taco soup