6 MUST Haves for New Moms [+ One Week Post Partum Update]

I can’t believe my little guy is a week old already!

I didn’t really think about the fact that having a baby over 5 years from my last would mean some different products and options would be out there. I wanted to share some of my FAVORITE things that I didn’t have during my last delivery that made so much difference this time!

Here’s My Top 6 Picks for New Mommies!

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Low Carb Cinnamon Tortilla Chips with Cinnamon Pecan Cream Cheese Dip

Tell me if this sounds familiar…

You find yourself REALLY wanting a sweet snack but knowing that you REALLY don’t need all the sugar?

That’s like my whole life right now! Managing my tendency toward gestational diabetes means that I really can’t deal with sugar or carbs so I’ve been experimenting!

Here’s my latest creation!

Low Carb Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

4 Low Carb Tortilla (I LOVE this one!)
1 Tablespoon of Butter melted
2-3 Tablespoons of stevia blend
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon read more

The number one thing destroying your health, your energy, and your waistline…

This is the number one thing destroying your health, your energy, and your waistline…
Plus  FIVE TIPS to get yourself on track before it is too late!

Watch to Learn the Number One Cause of Our Health Issues

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1 Minute Chocolate Muffin in a Mug

Chocolate makes everything a little better doesn’t it?

I’m always on the hunt for chocolate snacks that satisfy with my sweet tooth without overloading me on the sugar!

Note: If you didn’t know, I have struggled with Gestational Diabetes with each of my pregnancies, here’s some info on how I beat it naturally!

Given my history and just being honest with myself, if I don’t find sweet things (with chocolate hopefully!) that is satisfying I’m going to end up chowing down on cookies or ice cream. read more

Healthy Keto Iced Mocha Frappe

It’s summer in the south and that means it’s HOT!

Hot weather makes me want a cool treat, but since most of them are LOADED with sugar and other unhealthy options, I try to get creative.

For example, what I used to get in the past from Starbucks has 36 to 50 Grams of sugar (depending on size). Yikes!

So here’s a simple homemade frozen mocha that I love! And you end up with only about 3 Grams of Sugar per serving! Not to mention this home option saves you money as well!

Ingredients

* 1 Packet of Keto Coffee read more

DIY Calming Lavender Pillow Spray

Moms, the day that’s all about you is almost here—Mother’s Day! With everything you do as a super mom, you’ve earned a day of “R & R.”

The trouble with a lot of the “Sleep Help” products and recipes out there is that they are full of fillers or chemicals you might not want on your pillow while you sleep at night!

Thankfully, you can make it a day to rest easy with this DIY Calming Lavender Pillow Spray. My husband actually made this with my girls as a surprise and I loved how it helped me relax at bed time! read more

Baked Avocado Breakfast Recipe

If you are trying to follow a low carb or Keto lifestyle, getting healthy fats every day is so important!

Here’s a simple recipe for a delicious and healthy breakfast with only 2 main ingredients!

Ingredients

*1 Large Whole Avocado

*2 Eggs

*Salt and Pepper

*Fresh Herbs (Optional)

*Fresh Lemon (Optional)

Instructions

1. Cut the avocado, remove the seed and open up the inside of the avocado a bit to hold the egg.

2. Crack the egg and pour into the opening of the avocado (1 egg per half avocado). read more

Instant Pot Low Carb Hearty Italian Soup  

Oh my goodness. I can’t believe this was low carb 

Even better, it took less than an hour to prepare and could be done completely in my Instant Pot!

I’m always looking for a quick and easy meal I can throw together in my Instant Pot. This ONE appliance has made it so much easier for me to cook more healthy meals at home – that tastes delicious!

You are going to love this! 

Ingredients

* 2 lb ground beef
* 2 bags of frozen cauliflower florets 
* 1 bag of frozen onion and pepper blend
* 4 slices cooked bacon, chopped
* 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
* 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
* 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
* 1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
* 2 garlic cloves, minced or 1 tablespoon of minced garlic from jar
* 1.5 quarts of beef broth
* 2 teaspoons arrowroot mixed with enough water to make a paste
* 1 cup heavy whipping cream
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DIY Holiday Coffee Sugar Scrub

The holidays are here! Which means a great opportunity for some homemade gift ideas to share or just to treat yourself!

This season also means drier air which means we can’t ignore our skin –

I love making these homemade sugar scrubs because they are so fun and easy too – Plus, this is the perfect way for me to keep my skin healthy all through the winter.

Watch How to Make DIY Holiday Coffee Sugar Scrub

Ingredients

1/2 cup of coconut oil

1 cup of ground coffee

3 tablespoons of sugar

10 drops of Defend

Directions

Mix all ingredients in glass bowl and store in container with lid. read more

It Works Shake

I never really thought I could enjoy drinking shakes… maybe it was just the shakes and smoothies I had tried weren’t very tasty.

Now, I start every morning with this delicious chocolate shake!

Besides tasting like a dessert (Give me all the chocolate!), it keeps me full until lunch and it gives my body protein and nutrients I need to reach my goals.

Click here for my favorite morning smoothie recipe

For me, I always have to check out the carbs and this shake is sweetened with stevia! That keeps it low carb and a great addition to any diet. Plus, it is allergen free (dairy free, soy free, non-gmo and vegan!) read more