free of everything but bananas, haha
Welp. It happened. We hit our first 100+ degree day here in Arizona and it's only May.
It's fine. I'm fine. We're fine.
Summer heat usually puts me in a big funk (bring on alllll things fall and winter and I'm a happy girl) but the last two years have left most of us in a big funk and I am determined to inject so much joy into this year I started with healthy ice cream.
Or what is most commonly called "nice cream".
Made with three simple ingredients, this was a HUGE hit with the kids. They feel like they're getting an indulgent treat every day and we are finding a fun way to connect in the kitchen AND stay cool.
Because the good Lord above knows we will need it for the next few months.
Banana Nice Cream
What You'll Need
How To Make It
Do you have a favorite Nice Cream flavor? We also did a batch of Cinnamon Roll that I will add to the blog soon too!
We just got new popsicle molds and are on the hunt for a good ice cream maker and we have SO many ideas for this season!
Share your favorites below!
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!
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.
All recipes are gluten-free and dairy-free with a lot of soy-free, grain-free, sugar-free options.