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Thrive Market Top Picks

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Sorry I know I have been away for a while. I took a week off to get away with the hubby and we are also in the middle of revamping the website. I cannot wait to show you everything we have been working on. But until then I thought I would share with you one of my latest obsessions, Thrive Market. I love getting all my healthy pantry items delivered to my door, and they always have fun promos going on so I get to try new items all the time. It can be a little overwhelming at first so here are some of my top picks to get you started.

I have been making a morning smoothie or potion as I like to refer to it, for the past 3 months as my breakfast. It’s become somewhat of a ritual mixing all my powders and butters together. Sometimes I have my coffee as my potion as well, and when I do that I add this Vanilla Ghee. It’s seriously so heavenly you could really just eat it by the spoonful. It’s great in baked goods too!

Maca Powder is one of my favorites. I love the caramel flavor it has naturally, and it’s great to add to my morning potions or smoothies as it’s a great natural energy booster.

Ashwaganda is one of those buzz words recently. It’s such a powerful thing to add to your foods with not only immune boosting properties but it helps with physical and emotional stress.

Bone Broth is such an amazing thing to have around the house especially during cold and flu season. When anyone in my house starts to show the first signs of getting sick I gently heat up a bit of this bone broth and it’s not only soothing but a great way to kick that cold!

Avocado oil is a great neutral tasting oil and I have been using it more and more to cook with. This one is a great value and it has super cute packaging which I am always a sucker for.

1| Vanilla Ghee /  2| Maca Powder  /  3| Ashwaganda  /  4| Bone Broth  /  5| Avocado oil

Coconut Aminos adds such great flavor to my asian inspired dishes and sauces. So yummy and the kids love it!

Maca Maple Cashews make the perfect snack on the go, and you can feel good about what you are eating as they are covered in maca powder. Yum!

Both my kids love these Seaweed Snacks and they are so easy to have on the go. I buy them in bulk to save money.

I love finishing my dishes with these Sea Salt Flakes. So yummy!

This All-purpose cleaner is super cheap, works super well and is non-toxic. What’s not to love?

Since we started making our own cashew milk, buying good quality, inexpensive and organic cashews has become a must. These go in every order.

6| Coconut Aminos /  7| Maca Maple Cashews  /  8| Seaweed Snacks  /  9| Sea Salt Flakes  /  10| All-purpose cleaner  /  11| organic cashews

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Easy Green Breakfast Muffins

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I discovered green muffins from The Tribe a few weeks ago, and have slowly been perfecting my own spin on them. Infusing them with superfoods and adaptagens. They are so delicious and both my kids LOVE them. They are great to make ahead and then have a quick grab and go breakfast, especially on those mornings when you are short on time. We had a super late morning today in fact, and I just grabbed a few of these and we ate them in the car on the way to school drop off. Not picture perfect, but we do our best, right mamas? What i love about these is that the greens are raw, so you don’t have to cook anything in advance, and they are super easy to throw together. I love that they have so many health properties and a great way to start your morning. Here’s the recipe, adapted from The Tribe, with my own superfood twist.

Health properties include immune support, stress relief, digestive health, heart health, energy boost and tons more. With the combination of the Reishi, Tocos, Chia and Flax you have a winning combo here my friends!

 


Mom Monday {Quinoa Breakfast Porridge}

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I made this recipe originally for Greyson, as baby food. I had some left over quinoa cooked in the fridge, and I wanted to give her something different from the usual oatmeal she had been having. I put the quinoa in the mini-prep with a banana, strawberries and breast milk, and voila! a protein-rich delicious breakfast. The best part was it was so easy to adapt so the whole family could enjoy it! Can’t wait to hear what you guys think!

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Mom Monday {Homemade Baby Food}

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With 2 kids, I had to get a bit more intentional about making Greyson’s food ahead of time, in bulk. I have been making it every weekend and then freezing it. This way she has a variety of foods and I am not cooking every day. It’s been working great. The sprouted rice is so versatile, I have made it as breakfast cereal by heating it up with breast milk, cinnamon and banana, or I mix it with the red peppers. Thats the other fun thing is that you can mix and match different flavors together and get baby used to different tastes and textures. Greyson isn’t as easy as Piper, with eating. She seems a bit more picky, but I just keep trying. At first she wouldn’t eat anything with banana, but finally one day she just devoured the banana oatmeal.  What are your favorite baby purées?

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Mom Monday {Pink Oatmeal Baby Food}

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I have been experimenting with different ingredients for Greyson’s baby food lately. I love trying new combos and let’s face it, food is just more fun when it’s bright pink don’t you think? I whipped up a batch of this pink oatmeal for Greyson  yesterday and she loved it! All I did was mix organic rolled oats with some breastmilk (you can use any type of milk) and a tablespoon of my secret ingredient, this organic Pitaya smoothie pack. I made smoothie bowls for the rest of us, win win! Pitaya is a natural source Antioxidants, fiber and magnesium! Give it a try!

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Maple Garlic Glazed Brussel Sprout Lentil Bowls

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This was one of those made up recipes that turned out so super good, and the entire family enjoyed them. Win! We are still eating our meals 75% of the time as “build your own” style since this seems to be the best way to get Piper to eat AND enjoy her dinner. The sweetness of the maple syrup glaze balanced out with the garlic and the saltiness of the proscuitto is a great combination! Truth be told I overcooked the eggs by just a minute so they weren’t really runny. But if you have that runny yolk, it really makes for a silky smooth sauce.

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Rainbow Bowls

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This recipe is so easy, and the fun part about it is that you can really put anything in it. I’ve made it with leftover chicken, soft boiled eggs, sub out rice or quinoa for the farro, you name it. The sauce is super versatile so i like to make a big batch and have it in the fridge for the weeks meals. Let me know what you guys put in your bowl!
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Mom Monday {Baby Enchanted}

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A few fabulous little girl finds for the enchanted child. Starting with this organic, edible nail polish!! How amazing does that sound!? I think it’s a must try. And ending with the most adorable mask and cape set I just picked up for Piper the other day at my favorite Cotton On Kids for $5!!! Brilliant.

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Mom Monday {Quick Food Tip 103}

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Here is another quick tip on how to get your kids to eat what you want them to eat. Tip #103, make it a “Build Your Own Bowl” style. The cool thing about this is that you can do this which just about anything. Build your own southwestern rice bowls, build your own Asian noodle bowls, sweet potato bowls, the possibilities are endless. I think part of what makes this work is that it gives your kids the power to choose what they are eating so be sure that the options are full of things you want them to eat. This has been working so great with Piper, so we make just about everything like this. If not a bowl, at least we offer some toppings to whatever we are eating, so she can choose her own toppings. Works like a charm.

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