Monday Listicles!

Oh it’s been quite a few busy weeks in our household with camp and summer activities I’m just now starting to get back to writing. I love the hustle and joy summer brings, but I must remember my goal of working on writing each week to build a live memorial book of memories for our family of fun, experiences, growth and love! So this week’s fun: Monday Listicle: Ten Things You Buy Every Week

1.  Silk Chocolate Almond Milk

2. Red and Green Apples

3. Grapes

4. Bananas

5. Chicken

6. Coffee Creamer

7. Applesauce

8. Salad Fixins

9. Atkin’s Bars

10. Gas (almost every week! lol!)



Starbucks Summer Giveaway


Good Morning Sunshine 🙂

Summer is here and wouldn’t it be great to enjoy it with a cold beverage from Starbucks?  I recently tried two new things there the Kati Kati Blend and a Carmel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino.  Both are delicious in moderation. 🙂

EcoMom is giving away a $10 Starbucks e-Gift Card. Just enter below in the raffle-copter link by telling us what your favorite iced beverage is! The winner will receive an email from me with the card for use immediately. 🙂

Thanks for your continued support of our blog!

Hugs & Cheers for a Happy Summer!

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The Paleo Diet Solution Cookbook: 300 Easy, Healthy, and Delicious Paleo Recipes

Several years ago, we tried the no-carb diet, which was great for weight loss, but it truthfully felt like all we ate was meat, cheese and eggs. There weren’t a lot of alternatives back then, other than some expensive protein bars (which were hard to find). Initially reading this cookbook, I began to see another possibility to eliminating carbs from your diet, without foregoing taste. One of the delightful details about the recipes is that they can be as sophisticated as entertaining for a dinner party, or as simple as grabbing a quick snack, lunch or fix.  It makes entertaining, while still staying on a sensible diet, a snap!  This homemade food truly is enjoyable; and the cookbook swiftly creates an environment in your kitchen where cooking is no longer a routine, it’s pleasurable.  This cookbook delivers a way to live gluten free and not skimp on taste.

I made the Paleo Breakfast Burrito this morning, which is a delicious alternative to actually using a tortilla, the eggs are the tortilla. My family loved it served with breakfast patties and some sliced tomatoes, everyone enjoyed the food.  Without having sugary cereals or grains for breakfast, the meal provided get-up-and-go without making any of us feel heavy from eating breakfast.

Make sure you keep plenty of fresh spices on hand for this cooking journey, you will enjoy it!

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

Sweet Pea's Kitchen

Here’s one vegetarian burger the whole family will love! You’ll even forget that they’re healthy for you. Packed with 7 grams of protein and only 210 calories each, these satisfying burgers are sure to be a hit. Hearty patties packed with black beans, quinoa,  sweet potatoes and topped with melty swiss cheese all piled on top of a toasted bun. We tried these burgers topped with ketchup and barbecue sauce. I really can’t decide if I liked the ketchup or the barbecue sauce better, they both tasted great. Serve up with a garden salad and crispy Sweet Potato Chips. I promise you won’t even miss the meat! 😀

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Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

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  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and well-drained, divided
  • 1 ½ pounds sweet potatoes, skin…

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