Sunday, May 22, 2016

I AM BACK!!!!



Hey everyone! Whew. It has been quite a while. I am back and ready to get serious about eating Paleo- and finding Paleo meals that are:

-Easy
-Nutritious
-Toddler Friendly
-and a lot of the time Crock Pot friendly
-Breastfeeding friendly

Yup-breastfeeding friendly because... we have a new little guy that has joined our family!! Our sweet baby boy arrived 7 weeks ago. I am exclusively breastfeeding him- which means I am going to try to make my meals as breastfeeding friendly as possible (bye, bye turkey cabbage and broccoli). Now I know that it is safe to most vegetables and not cause any tummy problems in breastfed babies, but because little guy is only 7 weeks old I like to avoid the MAJOR culprits of gas when it comes to vegetables. As he grows and his digestive system matures I will add back pretty much everything. Other major culprits I have heard about- dairy, grains and gluten-all of which I have been eating in abundance lately. So starting Paleo now is the perfect time to get my family back on track.

We have been attempting to eat healthy but have been failing pretty regularly. One of the reasons is because we are not 100% committed to eating Paleo- which we all know makes it impossible to eat clean. I am finding myself filling my toddler with fruit snacks and Pirates Booty. It is tough to find toddler friendly snacks that are convenient. For my husband and I we have done this before and it will be tough but not crazy for us to start eating Paleo again. For my little girl though- I don't think it is fair to just start her on Monday like me and husband will. She loves her fruit snacks and all the treats she is used to getting. She does not understand what eating clean and Paleo is and why it is good of her. So my goal with her is all of her major meals of the day will be Paleo (with my husband and I)  but I will wean her off of her snacks slowly. She has a big box of snacks that my goal is to just let her have more occasionally and when the box is gone I won't restock it. Same with the popsicles in the freezer. The fun part in all of this is I have done a good amount of research on kid friendly and healthy snacks that I will start making this week! Like homemade popsicles (it is hot here in the desert) and maybe I can even find some Paleo fruit snack recipes. Or she can just eat fruit haha which would clearly be the better choice.

SO if you are looking for family friendly Paleo inspiration- along with life with a 2 year old and newborn- look no further. Please follow along on our journey (again) to eat and live a Paleo lifestyle!

You won't regret it ;)


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