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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!

 

Here’s The Breakdown!

 

6 Must Have Items for New Mommies

 

 

After Ease Supplement: Helps naturally manage your afterbirth pains. I had a lot of afterbirth pain with my second baby, so I wanted to try something this time for it. This made SO MUCH difference! I had to use very little pain medication thanks to this. read more

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

 

Directions

Brush melted butter on each side of tortillas.

Mix stevia & Cinnamon together.

Cut tortillas into 6 triangles each and dip each side into stevia/Cinnamon blend.

Bake at 350 degrees on baking tray covered in parchment paper for 10 minutes.

 

Cinnamon Pecan Cream Cheese Dip

8 oz of cream cheese softened
1 tablespoon of stevia blend.
1/4 teaspoon on cinnamon.
1 Tablespoon of chopped pecans.

 

Directions

Beat together cream cheese, stevia, and cinnamon until smooth.

Fold in pecans.

 

Note: The stevia blend I use is a cup for cup substitute for sugar (this one is a good choice if you want to try it!). You can use any sweetener you like, just sweeten to taste.

 

 

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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

 

 

Why is it so important to pay attention to how much sugar we eat?

Sugar has been identified as leading to cancer, obesity, heart disease, diabetes… and can even make you age quicker.

 

But one thing that most people don’t realize is how SNEAKY sugar really is!

 

Where is sugar hiding?

Sugar is found in almost ALL of our foods these days.

 

And it isn’t just sugar that we have to be aware of… it is everything that turns into sugar after we eat it… namely “Carbs.” read more

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.

 

Thankfully I have a new favorite (and SIMPLE) recipe!

 

Check out my recipe for a 1-Minute Chocolate Muffin in a Mug!

 

 

 

Here’s the Recipe Breakdown:

 

Ingredients

1 Egg
1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
1/2 tsp of baking powder (I prefer an Aluminum Free option if possible)
Pinch of salt
1 tsp of vanilla extract
2 tablespoons of almond butter (try to stick with unsweetened if possible!)
1 packer of stevia sweetener (my preferred no calorie sweetener)

Directions

  1. Grease a large mug (I usually recommend Coconut Oil)
  2. Mix all the ingredients together.
  3. Microwave for 1 minute on high

And that’s it!

 

I’m simple, yummy, and has almost no sugar (and a little protein from the egg!)

 

What’s your go to healthy snack?

 

P.S. Don’t miss my other “In a Mug” snacks from around the blog!

 

Best Brownie in a Mug

King Cake in a Mug

Peanut Butter Crunch Mug Cake

Chocolate Chip Cooke for One (with Icing!)

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

* 2 Scoops of Chocolate Greens

* 6 oz of water

* 4 oz Unsweetened Almond Milk (or whatever milk option you prefer)

* Ice to preference

 

Directions

You simply blend the ingredients together and blend! I prefer my ninja blender for individual servings (but any blender should work fine!)

You can either pour it over ice, or blend it to make a Frappe. Either way, delicious and healthy!

 

Full video demo below!

 

 

What are you favorite healthy summer cool down treats?

 

 

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12 Week Sugar Detox Guide

Just say no to SUGAR!!This is not a new idea. Lots of popular diets have come to the conclusion that our sugar intake is out of balance in our Modern diet and this is the cause of our expanding waistbands.Management of your Sugar and Carbohydrates is crucial for weight loss and your general health.When our system gets overloaded with too much sugar and carbs, our cells start storing extra carbs as fat. Our cells love to store carbs, so they are very eager and ready when we over eat our carbs. If we eat a moderate or low carb diet, then we can burn those carbs before they get the chance to be stored as extra fat.Our body uses carbs and fat for primary energy sources. So you can either burn carbs or fats at one time (not at the same time). Since carbs are quick energy, those always get burned first. If there is more carbs than can be burned at one time or more fat that is waiting in line to get burned… then we have weight gain. read more

How to get 8 Servings of Fruits and Vegetables

How to eat all the fruits and vegetables you need
How to eat all the fruits and vegetables you need

I would consider myself a very healthy person…

For the most part – I do try to stick to that 80/20 rule of eating healthy. (Except on vacations, haha!)

 

As much as I tried to eat a salad every day, and trying new vegetables as side dishes each night…

I just knew I wasn’t getting everything in that I needed.

 

and I felt it too…

 

 

What about super foods?

We all know we should be eating them everyday, we know how important they are (do antioxidants ring a bell?)… but how many of us eat 52 herbs and superfoods each day?  read more

The Best Recipes of March

Best Recipes of March!

 

The Best Recipes of March

 

We have had a lot of fun on Grassfed Mama so far this year. I wanted to highlight some of our top post so far from March.

1) Best Brownie in a Mug

This is always a crowd pleaser. I created this recipe when I was pregnant and dealing with gestational diabetes.  I was needing a snack that I could fix quickly during a nap and that I actually wanted to eat (crazy pregnancy taste buds). I would make this every day (and sometimes twice a day if I needed the extra energy).

When I was pregnant I would use almond butter instead of peanut flour. After I had my baby, I was introduced to peanut flour. I loved how I could make this brownie in a mug with the extra benefit of coconut oil. I get raving reviews from readers how they love it too. Hope you enjoy my Best Brownie in a Mug.  (Sugar Free and Grain Free!)

Adapted from http://www.flickr.com/photos/kjgarbutt/5646262735/

Adapted from http://www.flickr.com/photos/kjgarbutt/5646262735/

 

2) Low Carb Philly Cheesesteak Casserole {or Salad}

The people have spoken, and they love meat! We love this Low Carb Philly Cheesesteak meal too, because it is so easy to throw together. I love to eat it on a salad with warmer days ahead. How do you like it? Casserole or Salad?

Low Carb Philly cheesesteak salad

3) Lemon Coconut Cream Cheese Bars {No Bake, Sugar free and Grain free}

These babies are a new favorite! I love how easy they are to make, plus they are full of healthy fats from the coconut oil.  I love that they even have a special ingredient that helps you detox… wonder what it is? Click for the Lemon Coconut Cream Cheese Bars to find out! 

Lemon Coconut Cheesecake

4) Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Peanut Clusters

Who loves chocolate? Me, me! This

Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Peanut Cluster read more

Sugar Free Peanut Fruit Dip or Topping

Sugar Free Peanut Fruit Dip or Topping

 

The Use on Everything Sugar Free Peanut Fruit Dip or Topping

 

I love this recipe! This has become a staple in my house. I put this sugar free dip/topping on my One Serving Cookie. I put this one my Peanut Butter Crunch Cake.  I put this on my Chocolate Chip Cookie Oatmeal.  I don’t know what I would do without it.

This is a wonderful fruit dip. I love it with apple slices and bananas.

This is also a wonderful topping. I put it on everything these days from chocolate muffins to oatmeal.

peanut fruit dip ingredients

If you don’t have peanut flour, you can use peanut or almond butter as a replacement.

What I like about using peanut flour is that it is easy to use and helps to thicken up the dip naturally. It is also

full of protein read more

5 Top Avocado Dessert Recipes

Top 5 Avocado Desserts

5 Top Avocado Dessert Recipes

This week I wanted to feature one of my favorite fruits (yes it is a fruit!)… Avocados! 

We love avocados.

Avocados were actually Aidalyn’s first food. I picked it because it was a good source of healthy fats along with some carbs (very similar to the make-up of breastmilk).

Our bodies need fat.  Along with coconut oil and butter, avocado is a good source of healthy fats. 

Have your heard the great news? Eating Fat doesn’t make you fat (cue the choir singing “Hallelujah”). read more