Weekly Food Prep

I'm not one to prep my meals for the week in advance, BUT prepping to some extent ensures I access to healthy food/snacks when I need it (aka when the hanger strikes). I had a professor who would always say, "make your fridge a fast food restaurant". Meaning, set it up so you can grab whatever you need quickly. The times I turn to snacking on junk are the times I'm super hungry and just need something to eat immediately. 

I always have power balls in the fridge. These help curb my sweet tooth after a meal when I want to eat a bowl of ice cream, and I usually pop one in my mouth before a workout. Recipe HERE.

I've been throwing a bunch of frozen chicken into the crockpot and cooking it on high for 4 hours. I shred it up and store it in the fridge so I easily season it, and throw it into a meal. 

I love eggs and eat them every day, so boiled eggs are a must. I place them into boiling water and cook for 10 minutes, then immediately transfer them into ice cold water for a few minutes. They peel super easily that way!

Roasted veggies - duh. I roast pans of veggies every few days to make sure I'm always stocked up. I posted how to do it HERE. If you're not already doing this - DO IT! It makes eating veggies so, so easy (and so much tastier than eating them raw, in my humble opin)!

I like making a batch of chia seed pudding, and using it on top of oatmeal, or eating it for snack with fresh fruit on top. I mix 3 tbsp of chia seeds with 1 cup of liquid and store in the frige overnight to thicken up. I usually use unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but recently I've been using organic Lifeway Keifer yogurt smoothies and it is totes a game changer!

I also like having a few bars on hand to again, curb my sweet tooth, and to also grab on to the go. I usually have a couple RX Bars, Square Organics, G2G Bars, This Bars, or Perfect Bars on hand.

Friday Favourites

HAPPY FRIDAYY! We don't have any big plans for this weekend, but I kind of love that. Although there's no "weekend off parenting" (there really should be), it's so much nicer having Jordan around more and spending time together as a family.

It's been a minute since I've done one of these thangs, so here's a few things that I've been super into lately. Workouts, recipes, baby stuff, health hacks...it's all there really.

PREGNANCY WORKOUT GUIDE!!

Okay well, duh. Obviously my new pregnancy guide (located under the "shop" tab) is going to make it on the list. I have been completely blown away by the support of this release. I am SO excited and proud of it, and feel so lucky to be able to share something I'm so passionate about with others. It contains safe and effective workouts for all trimesters (multiple full body, lower body, upper body, and core workouts for each trimester). It's designed for women who feel lost on how to safely exercise throughout pregnancy, and it's my hope that it helps women feel strong, confident, and healthy. You can get it HERE!

LEMON APPLE CIDER WATER:

People often refer to this as a "detox" drink, but I hate that word because I think it has a bad connotation, BUT this mixture of ingredients has a lot of great benefits! Apple cider vinegar is full of of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. It's awesome for gut health (a health gut = a healthy body), balances PH levels, and cleanses the system. Make sure it's raw and unfiltered vinegar, because filtering, pasteurizing and processing kills all of the good stuff. Lemon aids in digestion and detoxification, and cayenne pepper is great for boosting metabolism, also digestion, and increasing blood circulation.

If this is a bit...much for you at first, try adding in more warm water and a little raw honey (regular honey has been processed that all of the benefits are lost). I've been drinking this every morning and I look forward to it now!

CHOCOLATE CHIP COLLAGEN PANCAKES

I plan to do an entire post about collagen because this shiz is MONEY! But until then, trust me. Better yet, do your own research! Read about it from credible sources and I guarantee you'll start adding it into your diet. I get mine from Vital Proteins because it is unflavoured and dissolves into anything. Lately, I've been on a protein pancake kick (hello, Kodiak Cakes), and have been added a scoop of collagen into the batter, along with Enjoy Life chocolate chips because...well you know. This combo is amazing!

  • 1/2 cup Kodiak Cakes
  • 1 scoop Vital Proteins collagen peptides
  • 1/3 cup water
  • small handful of Enjoy Life

Add natural peanut butter (my favourite is Crazy Richards), chia seeds, and berries on top!

CUDDLE + KIND:

I posted this picture on my Instagram last week, and I still go back and look at it because I can't get over her. I never would have thought I'd have a blue eyed baby (mine are dark, dark green), but she has these huge bright blue eyes and I love them. Enough about Piper, this is about the company Cuddle + Kind. They donate 10 nutritious meals to children in need for every doll sold. On top of that, the dolls are made by Peruvian women which I love. I got Piper Sadie the fox, and she is so, so cute! She stays in Piper's crib, and I often hear Piper chatting to her when she wakes up. I love companies who work to make a difference in the world. On top of that, their stuff is high quality and so adorable. I'm a fan.

6 Months of Piper

Piper turned 6 months old almost a week and a half ago, which blows my mind. I realize that it's so cliche to say, "my baby is growing up so fast!!!!" But people say it so much for a reason. They DO grow up so insanely fast! I feel like I JUST had her, but also like she's been here forever? I can't remember life without my sweet babe.

I'm no professional, but I like making little videos here and there. I don't want to forget Piper's smile when she sees us in the morning, or how she's always stuffing material into her mouth and letting it hang there while she continues playing (idk why she likes that so much haha). I've filmed little bits of Piper throughout these 6 months, and made a lil' video.