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

Two Calming Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas (Plus a Bonus!)

VALENTINE’S DAY IS ALMOST HERE!

Make something special for the ones you love with Lavender Essential Oil and some Himalayan pink salt for beautiful, calming gifts. {or you can just enjoy them yourself too!}

Here are 2 simple Gift Ideas (plus a bonus!) that you can have ready for V-day or any special occasion!

CALMING PINK SALT SCRUB

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

• 1 cup Himalayan pink salt (finely ground)
• 1/2 to 2/3 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
• 15 drops Lavender Essential Oil
• Glass jar

HOW TO MAKE:

Mix all ingredients and store in a glass jar with lid. Gently massage in and rinse well. read more

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Recipe

Chocolate Chip Cookie Lovers Unite!

You know when you were growing up and the BEST part of making cookies with your mom was when she let you lick the bowl? Come on… I know I wasn’t the only one!

Well, then you grew up… and people started talking about raw eggs and cookie dough and blah, blah, blah.

Not to mention all the calories and sugar in regular cookie dough…

What is a cookie dough lover supposed to do??? 

There HAS to be a better way!!!

No worries, friend! I got you boo… This is a healthy, protein packed, lower sugar recipe to help you relive your childhood without any guilt necessary ; ) read more

DIY Essential Oil Playdough

Summer is here… Kids are home… Time for lots of fun ideas for PLAY!

As much as I love my kids playing outside, some of these summer days are just too hot – so inside fun ideas are a great thing to have in your back pocket (or great for rainy days too!)

I love this simple DIY Play Dough recipe, because it is fun to make, easy enough for the kids to help, and uses really common ingredients you should have on hand. I didn’t have regular flour, so I even used some Rye flour I had in my pantry. You can add your favorite essential oils and food coloring to make it fun for everyone! read more

Chili for a Crowd

How do you Feed a Crowd??

I can’t believe our first ever business retreat was this past weekend (and a huge success!!!)

This was totally on our dream board for about a year –

a) to own a house that could host such an event and

b) actually have people come, haha!

Our main goal was to build stronger connections with each other and encourage each other to develop their skills to build their dream job.

the-weekend

With our first retreat under our belts, I’m already looking forward to the next one!! When planning an overnight retreat, of course my first question is… what are we going to eat?? Haha!  It’s starting to get chilly here in North West Arkansas, so my first thoughts went to a great chili! read more

Low Carb Chicken Tenders

Who else has picky kids??? or maybe you even like a great chicken tender every now and then for dinner!

My two girls (5 and 3) have reached their picky eating stage, and it makes it so difficult when you want to cook for the family. I wanted to try a recipe that was a healthier version of something I know they will eat: Chicken Tenders!

What I like about these is they are baked and not fried – plus you can even change up the seasoning to fit what your tastes are! I like to add a little onion powder and mustard powder to mine, but I’m sharing just the basic recipe so you can change it up to fit your favorite flavors. They are so easy to make too!! Seriously a 30 minute meal, so that’s great for busy moms who are going back to school and dealing with a crazy schedule again. read more

Gluten Free Banana Bread

Gluten Free Banana Bread

by Maria Alison at Ten at the Table

 

I am so thrilled to have Maria as my guest today sharing her Gluten Free Banana Bread. I know that Banana Bread is just an all time favorite of mine and always a treat. I can’t wait to try this recipe out! I hope you all enjoy this great recipe that will be perfect for sharing. – Angela

 

I like to take the gluten free option whenever there is one. And you can hardly tell that this banana bread is gluten-free. It’s moist, insanely delicious, and has the same texture and flavor as banana bread made with wheat flour! Sometimes I like to add chocolate chips to the banana bread, like I did today, and it just takes the banana bread to another level. The chocolate chips are completely optional but I use them for the flavor and the health benefits. You could also add in some chopped nuts if you’d like. read more

Garden Vegetable Spaghetti Sauce

Garden Vegetable Spaghetti Sauce

The best part of summer is all the fresh vegetables. You can find the most flavorful squash and zucchini at your grocery stores or farmer’s markets during the summer months. This spaghetti sauce highlights summer vegetables in an easy to make meal.

I love vegetables. Don’t you?

Garden Vegetable Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Spaghetti sauces are a fun family meal that everyone enjoys.

This is a flexible recipe too. You can add your favorite vegetables.

This tomato sauce recipe may be an easy way to get your pickiest eaters to try some new foods. By chopping up the vegetables into small pieces and your kids won’t even know they are eating a new food. read more

Summer Broccoli Salad

Summer Broccoli Salad

 

Summer is finally on its way! We are having a neighborhood cookout today to celebrate the warmer weather and longer days. I wanted to bring something somewhat healthy, because it is so easy to bring something unhealthy to parties and celebrations.

 

This is one of my favorite salads. Broccoli Salad filled with vegetables and satisfying cheese and dressing – yum!

 

This may be a crossover because of the carbs from the raisins, but it is still lower in carbs than most salads (and you could drop the raisins of course!). My mom used to buy this salad at the grocery store, then we learned how to make it ourselves. read more

Easy Baked Chicken Fajita Salad

low carb baked chicken fajita salad

 Easy Baked Chicken Fajita Salad

It is no stretch of the imagination to say that we LOVE Mexican food. I could eat it every week and it would not get old. I craved so much Mexican food while I was pregnant with both of my girls. When I was dealing with Gestational Diabetes, I had to be very careful of not indulging in the rice, beans, and tortillas. These Easy Baked Chicken Fajita Salads became a staple meal for us.

I saw several recipes floating around Pinterest before I decided to make it myself and tweak it into my own recipe. These are quite healthy too. Garlic and Cayenne are wonderful spices for your health and help you detox. read more