gluten free - dairy free - refined sugar free - soy free
Well, we hit six months pregnant today and the countdown is on to prepare for little baby girl!
We are so beyond excited, have a short list of name ideas (although we can't decide/agree on any quite yet) and instead of prepping at the speed I feel I should be, I've been mainly baking.
We are trying to stay entertained and connected through these weird quarantine times of 2020. Which proves difficult most days for a very active 3.5 year old, but we're making due and God has blessed us with some beautiful mornings and evenings outside of the 110 degree days, which allows for some fresh air, sunshine and free play.
Weekly I get a craving to bake something fun or sweet and these Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are refined sugar free, dairy free and gluten free and SO good.
And the BEST part, was I didn't realize how dense the dough would be with the two butter mixture and this made FORTY cookies. YES, FORTY. So feel free to make them all and gift them/save them, or cut the recipe down for a smaller batch.
But I always say, if you accidentally make 40 cookies you just roll with it and keep this recipe real close, haha.
Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 40 Small-Medium Cookies
A great recipe for a party or to take to your neighbors!
This morning was an absolute blast! To see our segment and how to make these live you can see our clip on our channel by clicking here!
I was invited on AZ-TV 7's morning show, The Arizona Daily Mix, to present a recipe for #NationalChocolateLoversMonth, so along with Wholly Wholesome we whipped up these easy, family friendly and wholesome S'Mores Pie Pops just in time for Valentine's Day.
The set environment was really fun and even Grey and Doug got to tag along and hang in the green room to watch all of the action. Brad Perry was super sweet and the segment aired at 8:45 on channel 7 in AZ.
In honor of National Chocolate Lover's Month these S'mores Pie Pops are kid-friendly, vegan, gluten-free and DE-LICIOUS.
My easy recipe is below, along with where you can get Wholly Wholesome ready-to-bake products as well as Blissfully Better Chocolate, a low glycemic chocolate sweetened only with coconut nectar!
S'mores Pie Pops
You can find more Wholly Wholesome goodness at www.WhollyWholesome.com.
Blissfully Better Chocolate can be located through Blissfully Better.com.
What chocolate treats are YOU celebrating with this month?
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For those of you that have been following the blog for a while know I like to make a celebration out of Grey's half birthday. (Ok, I really love the opportunity to make a celebration out of anything) but half-birthdays have just been a special thing since my little babe hit his first half-bday milestone at just six months old.
Each year we bake cupcakes and just talk about his year so far and I always write an open letter to my sweet little guy. You can read this years, as he turns 3 and a half, here, as well as reflect back on our previous celebrations.
As I said in that post, I would share a recipe for gluten free lemon cupcakes that you all could whip up, that is allergen friendly and toddler approved. We Disney-fied it a bit for fun!
Do you have a favorite cupcake flavor? Grey's changes daily, but such is the life of a three year old.
Do you do anything special for half-birthdays in your home?
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gluten free - dairy free - soy free - paleo option
Hello my lovelies!
With this being a very busy year that included renovating our new home, moving into said home, buying a new business, growing our current ones and raising and homeschooling a busy toddler, I have intentionally decided to slow waaaay down in December.
It has felt so good.
It's hard for me to lay things down. Especially when they feel like they are 'good' things. Yet I had so many balls in the air that I just couldn't handle all I was juggling and I was starting to get sick more often (which hasn't been the case in our home since we went more natural), and I was just run down and on edge and I finally said, no more.
Our month has looked a lot like more intentional family time, date nights, traditions new and old, a lot of Christmas movies and baking. All. The. Baking.
We have some exciting news announcing in January, and it's sure to be a new season of busy, so for now I will bake and ice to my hearts content and enjoy every moment of peace this season of our Savior offers my weary heart.
These Gingerbread Men are gluten-free, dairy-free, extra moist and subtle.
We served them to family before a night of looking at lights and we got an overwhelming response of these being the "best gingerbread cookies ever!"
So, not to toot my own horn, but I've heard these are pretty good. ;)
If you're looking for a Paleo/Grain-Free version, you can swap the All-Purpose Flour for Almond Meal.
optional: royal icing or allergen-friendly, dye-free white icing.
As a mama who strives to make better choices for my family year round, I've been frustrated in years past when it comes to finding a balance of avoiding all that's unsafe for my son's body (food dyes, artificial flavoring, and ingredients I just don't feel great about such as gluten, dairy or possible GMO ingredients) and allowing him to feel like he got to have a fun holiday.
Now, we are BIG promoters that holidays are NOT about candy. That they aren't about food or treats in general, but as he gets older and participates with family and friends, I do allow him to have fun and have some treats. Thus the inspiration for this post.
I wanted parents, grandparents, teachers and anyone who will be treating kids to candy this season to a guide to all of my favorites as well as a couple of tips to keep your kids safe.
Nosh & Nurture was born of this journey I am on to better the health of myself, my family and those around me. What started as a simple compilation of recipes has grown to a all-around lifestyle journal with ways to incorporate organic products into your home, pantry and beauty cabinet. I also include stories on pregnancy, new motherhood, travel, Proverbs 31 marriage, and spiritual health, as I am a Christian who couldn't do any of this without my Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. For more of my story you can click here.
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