Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!

I know I’ve been sharing some randomness on Friday’s lately so thought I’d switch it up and share some fun favorites from around the web and life lately.   Just because it’s Friday!

Favorite Recipes

Paleo Turkey Chili – Made this last week and remembered how good it is!

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Kids in the Kitchen #4 – Ants on a Log

Kids in the Kitchen #4 – Ants on a Log

Hey there!

I’m a little behind on these Kids in the Kitchen posts just because we’ve been so busy lately!  That and The Love Nugget has been more interested in playing outside than being in the kitchen.

He’s such an outdoorsy boy!

Today’s Kids in the Kitchen is one that is simple and probably one you’ve made before.  If you haven’t though, it’s a great way to get your kids to eat celery and sneak in some healthy fat from nut butter :-)

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Chocolate Monster Pumpkin Protein Smoothie with Puritan’s Pride

Chocolate Monster Pumpkin Protein Smoothie with Puritan’s Pride

Can you believe it’s almost Halloween?

I feel like this month has flown by.  So much so that I haven’t had much time to make fun Halloween themed crafts and recipes like I love to do.

I think it’s been hard to get in the mood to make much fall/Halloween things since up until this past week it’s been pretty warm out still.  So the other day I decided to embrace the heat while enjoying a Halloween themed snack in the form of a Smoothie!

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Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

 Thank you Hass Avocado and Mom it Forward for sponsoring this post!  Hass Avocados are a great way to get in essential nutrients though delicious meals!  

I remember as a kids wanting to have pudding cups so badly but we never really ate food like that.  We would get it as a treat every once in awhile but it definitely wasn’t a staple in our house.

At the time I felt deprived but now that I look back on it I appreciate it.  Even then she knew that they weren’t the healthiest option for us.  Which is why I don’t eat them now nor do I purchase them for The Love Nugget.

BUT… that doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy pudding!

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Marvelous Nike Women’s Half Marathon weekend!

Marvelous Nike Women’s Half Marathon weekend!

I finished the Nike Women’s Half Marathon yesterday!

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Pumpkin Pie Jello Jigglers

Pumpkin Pie Jello Jigglers

I know I’ve said it before but it’s still so hot here!  Ugh, frustrating to say the least.

I’ve been trying to make it feel a bit more like fall by lighting my harvest candles, putting out fall decorations, and of course making pumpkin flavored things!

The hard part has been eating the warmer, comfort foods with the temps still being in the upper 90’s.  So making something cooler and more refreshing but still having the flavors of fall has been ideal.

Like these super easy, delicious and extremely nutritious Pumpkin Pie Jello Jigglers!

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Five on Friday

Five on Friday

Happy Friday friends!

I’m in a random sort of mood today so random is what y’all get!   Just because it’s Friday I’ll keep it to a minimum of five random things for today.  You know, Five on Friday!

First, I’m pretty excited for this weekend.  For one I get to have some girl time and for two it’s the Nike Women’s Half Marathon!

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Solar Power with Sunrun

Solar Power with Sunrun

We live in an area that gets very hot during the summer months. So needless to say our AC is bumping pretty consistently from June well into October. We try to conserve power doing the basic things like shutting the blinds, keeping the air off when we’re not home, unplugging appliances and doing laundry after 7:00pm. However, we still have a pretty outrageous electrical bill during those months.

Since buying our home we’ve seen several people in the area put up solar panels then have heard them rave about how awesome they are and how much money they are saving on their monthly bill.  Who doesn’t want to save some money every month???  I know I do!  So we decided to look into Solar Power and how it could save us some moola.

With many companies to choose from I went to our local neighborhood Facebook page to see what others were saying about companies that served our area. The most popular one was by far Sunrun!

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Paleo Fuel for Runners

Paleo Fuel for Runners

As most of you know I’ve been training for the Nike Women’s Half Marathon which happens to be next weekend. Woo hoo!
Most of you also know that I eat as close to paleo as possible. No grains, legumes, diary, soy, sugar or processed foods. in the past when I trained for half marathons I still ate very clean but I also ate some processed foods, some grains and some dairy. So my fueling procedure was a little bit different back then than it is now.

I’ve touched on paleo for athletes before but wanted to go into a lithe more depth about some great paleo foods specifically for running. Which have been helping me to get through my long runs as well as recover after :-)

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How I’m dealing with my Hypothyroidism

How I’m dealing with my Hypothyroidism

I know this post is a bit belated since I mentioned I’d be sharing my hypothyroid plan of attach a few weeks ago but… {enter a million excuses here}.

Plus I am still learning more about the diagnosis, disease, and natural ways to treat it so I’m not quite yet set with how I’m healing myself.  However, I do want to share a few things about how I’m handling it so far since it isn’t the way that most diagnosed through a typical doctor might.

First, in case you missed it, make sure to check out my post on hypothyroidism and how I discovered it.  It’s one of the most under diagnosed disorders in America so I think its’ beneficial for everyone to learn about even if you think you are 100% healthy right now.

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